16 April 2015

My bookmarks: Special, but not practical



On the bottom of my bookmark box are the bookmarks that on first glance look all pretty and special, but which aren't that convenient to use in real life. Right now I'm not willing to give these bookmarks away, but still don't plan to use them in the future. 


These bookmarks are designed for smaller paperbacks, the rubber goes around the book and keeps the bookmark in place when you are not reading. Sounds and is functional, but still I never use them. I don't even know why, but I prefer bookmarks without the rubber. 


I love the look of this bookmark, when you close your book the zipper is visible, it looks pretty cool. But I almost never use it, it is a bit too heavy for my taste and doesn't always stay in the book.


I made the bookmark on the left, it's one I like to look at, but once again I prefer the classic bookmarks over this one. You put it on the top corner of the book and then close it, it works, but not always perfectly. 

The two bookmarks on the right are both magnetic, both are pretty heavy and I always fear that they will destroy the page they are on. 


Another magnetic bookmark, this time with an added rubber to keep it in place when the book is closed. This is own of the prettiest bookmarks I own, but once again it's pretty heavy, too heavy for my taste. 


More pretty, but also very heavy bookmarks. All of them are made of metal, I love the colors, I love the forms and motives, and yet they are not that practical to use.

9 comments:

  1. Huh, that's funny. I use a bunch of these bookmarks and find them the most practical xD
    The one with the rubber band is great when I put my book in my bag and don't want it to open and get creases in the pages. I use it for hardcovers, the rubber band ist pretty stretchable ;)
    I also use the zipper bookmark. I like how you can push it into the pages. I guess I prefer heavier bookmarks, like the metal ones. I think those are awesome, too.
    Magnetic bookmarks might be my favourites. They're so cute with whatever sticks out of the book and I like how I can just start reading without having to find a place to put the bookmark first.

    Do you know those jewelry bookmarks? That have all kinds of beads and pearls hanging over the spine? I hate those. They seem truely impractical.

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    1. I love the jewelry bookmarks, I plan to buy one soon. :)

      It's pretty funny that you like exactly the bookmarks that don't work for me and vice versa.

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    2. Haha, of course you do. Nothing else would've made sense xD

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  2. I love having little novelty bookmarks, but I seem to always end up saving them in case I lose them and using odds and ends of paper (usually balled up receipts straightened out) to keep my pages!

    Steph - http://the-darkness-will-never-win.blogspot.com

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    1. Interestingly I'm never afraid to lose one of my bookmarks, maybe because it never happened before.

      Happy Reading!

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  3. So pretty!! I can see why they aren't functional, although I thought the one with the rubber was a great idea!

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    1. It is indeed a great idea, but I still don't use the bookmark, whenever I'm looking for a bookmark for a smaller book I grab another one, I can't even explain why.

      Happy Reading!

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  4. Love it! I like that they're all so different from each other!

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