Sunday, September 8, 2013

IIWK: Novelty Bookmarks

I hate the things. They're worse than cars having priority over bicycles.

Okay, maybe not worse, but they're close. Why do I hate the things? They're bulky and deform the shape of the book.

Now, I agree that signs of a well-loved book include a split spine and the tendency to fall open to often-revisited passages. However, novelty bookmarks artificially prop open the book, deforming the pages, not necessarily to a loved passage, but to the last pages read.

Bookmarks should take part in your memory of the book. Receipts, torn parchment, tickets, and the like, not a piece of metal or plastic that you whore out to your entire library.

Novelty bookmarks are trinkets, nothing more. Don't deform your books with them.

3 comments:

  1. They like destroying the best parts of the book, don't they? Blah!

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    1. Less destroying and more deceiving me on which are the best.

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    2. That's still just as bad! *nod*

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