While straightening up our bookshelves the other day, I noticed I had quite a few books with bookmarks still in them. I guess that means I should look at those books and see if I want to finish them or not. And chances are, by now, I would have to re-read those books since the bookmarks were probably in there since before we moved 2 years ago.
Did you know I collect bookmarks? I don't quite remember when I got my first one, but I do have one marked from 1987, so since I was 7 at least.
Since my goal was to make them readily accessible, I gathered and looked through all of the bookmarks last night. I sorted them, took most of them out of their boxes or plastic sleeves and put them all in one place. Everyone was in bed and I
pulled them all out and looked at each and every one of them. A lot I remembered using as a child and an adult, but sadly some of them I couldn't remember who gave it to me. I loved looking at them and would love to see them and use them more often than I do. For now, I'll just take a few pictures and blog about them.
These are the ones I've collected while from other places. Some I've personally bought (New York, Singapore, Miami, Jamaica, Malaysia, Washington DC) and others were given to me (Scotland, Seattle, China).
And finally, the bookmark that made me really laugh:
After looking at them and condensing them (I had lots of cheap paper bookmarks from years of going the library when I was a kid), I put them all in the box shown in the first picture and put them on the shelf. I did however, pull out my favorite that I don't think I've ever used
and put them on the bookshelf out in the open so that I would remember
to use them. Maybe some day I could have them all on display in a shadow box of some sort. I'll have to think about how I want it to look and get Brandon to build it for me. You know, in all our spare time! ;)