Every bookish person has a favorite reading accessory. I have a few: fleece blankets, lots of pillows to prop myself up in bed, drinks and snacks nearby. But the one I want to talk about today is the bookmark. I have more bookmarks than I could ever use at one time, and yet I don't hesitate to buy another one I fall in love with. So I thought I'd present my favorite/most used bookmarks over the past couple years.
Oldest bookmark first. I bought the Wicked Witch of the West bookmark because I've always been a fan of The Wizard of Oz. It's always held this interest for me...maybe it's nostalgia because of the numerous times we watched it growing up. Before DVR, DVDs, and even before people started hoarding VHS tapes, The Wizard of Oz played on TV at least once a year and we never missed it. The oddball out that I usually am, my interest was always with the Wicked Witch. And in 2008 I bought and memorized the Wicked soundtrack and then flew off to Chicago for 24 hours just to see the musical. Loved it and found kindred spirits who also love the Wicked Witch like I do. (Not kidding, I have three shirts and a hoodie of her.)
Yes, Team Edward (notice, no icky Bella on this bookmark). Yes, I would've totally fallen for an Edward-esque boyfriend in high school. Yes, that is sad. Yes, I am way over that kinda thing! But, I still liked the Twilight books, saw midnight releases and the whole bit. I'm a sucker for some romance in books because it's not my thing in reality. Edward bookmark has been somewhat retired as of late. One I used often though, so I let him hang around (in my bedside drawer...no watching me sleep).
This bird bookmark is my current love. It's a combination of many things. Aesthetically, I love the colors on the birds and the branches. I love birds too. Not as pets or an obsessive decorating theme, just in general. I think they're cute. And these ones are indeed cute! (FYI my favorite bird is the chickadee...I did go through a slight phase with them years ago.) Second, look at that awesome play on words! Who can resist?! "Feather your nest with books." Birds use feathers and what not to put their nests (home) together. People should put their homes together by adding books. And the idea that feathers are soft and comfy...implying (correctly) that books will make a house comfy too. LOVE IT!
This lovely set of four is the newest addition to my bookmark collection. They came in the mail late last week as a gift from my "Secret Elf" (who turned out to be blogger friend JSmeth over at Book-alicious Mama. Check it out)! These bookmarks actually inspired this post. Remember the nostalgia of The Wizard of Oz? Well, it also applies to Disney's The Little Mermaid and Alice in Wonderland. Yes, I own shirts and a purse for this one. And now this beautiful set of personalized bookmarks! Bird bookmark is going to have to take turns. I am especially fond of the little card guy for some reason. So cute!
What does your favorite bookmark have on it?