Who doesn’t love a nice bookmark? Not cyber bookmarks (also known as Favorites on good old IE), but the actual pieces of wood, paper or whatever material used to mark the page you’ve reached while reading a book. Yes, that’s a definition for you! Beat that, Webster!
I also happen to think that bookmarks make good souvenirs, which gives more sentimental value or connect them to some time or place in my mind. There’s that part when I want to read a book and I set to choose a bookmark for it, either from the ones I have or a new one, occasionally. The bookmark has to befit the book, mix and match if you will!
So, here are my fave. five. Well, actually they are six but I said Five for the sake of alliteration…
This one dates back to college days. My friend Manar brought me this bookmark as a souvenir from Spain
This one is a handmade bookmark that my cousin brought back with her from the States, another souvenir
This one I bought in Souk Jara from a young woman who makes quite creative handcrafts
This one my friends at work got me as a gift along with a gift voucher from Virgin MegaStore. On the back it read: This is Henry the Hound, he tends to sleep when he reads.
This one is just cute. I bought it with two books with the gift voucher
This one I bought when I was in Abu Dhabi from Jarir Bookshop. It’s quite creative and untraditional, but the best part is: it’s made of recycled materials!
Update: the newest addition to the group. Bought it in place called Jara in Rainbow Street
Do you have any favorite bookmarks?