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Book Confessions #1 - Do You Use A Bookmark?

Can you keep a secret?  

Welcome to a new series here at Blogger's Bookshelf where we will be sharing anonymous confessions about all things books! For our first installment we're talking about bookmarks and how we take care of our books. 


"I hate bookmarks. They fall out all the time and they get in the way, and then I lose them. Yes, I dog ear my books. But I only fold a little bit over, and always on the bottom of the page, not the top, so it's not as bad...?" 

"If I'm in a rush and I don't have my bookmark to hand, I will bend my book so I don't lose my place!"

"Personally I don’t fold the pages of my books but I don’t have a problem with it either. I definitely don’t keep my books in pristine condition – I can’t resist breaking the spines!"

"I have no shame in folding my pages. In fact I prefer it a whole lot more to using bookmarks. I hate the idea of keeping a book pristine for looks and keeps. A book should be loved. There's nothing better than cracking a spine, folding pages and even highlighting quotes you love. My most favourite book in the world is about 5 years old. It's got cracked spine, numerous tears, a lot of folded corner marks and even coffee stains. It may sound completely silly of me to look after my books, but to me this is a way for my books to live. Nothing should stay perfect. If I'm borrowing from someone however, I'll respect them completely and use bookmark. But it makes me sad!"

"Oh I am so guilty of folding the corners of books, I know it should be an issue, but to me it isn't, I love a good worn, well read book. My Prisoner of Azkaban in fact has the first chapter missing (now this is a step too far) but you get what I mean?"

"I dog ear my books as well. Not only my books. I also dog ear books from the library. I don't really get the problem with doing it. It gives the books some character and they look read and loved! Yay for dog ears" 

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Thank you to all of our anonymous contributors.


  1. ..... whilst I have a collection of bookmarks in my bedside table! Blog post idea?! ;) xx

  2. I'm guilty of folding the corners of my books, I always feel bad doing it but I keep doing it...eep!

    Jennie xo |

  3. I like bookmarks that reflect the book I'm reading so try to use a photograph or postcard of the country where it's set whenever I can. But then I lose all the best ones so end up doing what everyone else seems to do - turn down the corner.

  4. I often use bookmarks but if I don't have one when I'm away, I'd use any piece of paper.

  5. I love bookmarks. Whenever a friend or family member is on holiday they bring me back a bookmark relevant to where they have been. Sorry, but when I read about the turning down the corner of pages as a book mark it feels like someone dragging their nails down a blackboard.


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