Although I have enough bookmarks to build a Barbie Mansion, there are six of them I use regularly and they are all similar. They are the magnet ones that you fit over the page and the magnet closes around it. You know what I’m talking about? I have it here in this picture. Hopefully it is a good enough reference and it is easy to see what I am talking about.
I really like they way these magnet bookmarks work with the book. They are thin enough that they do not hurt the spine if they are left in the book too long, or dent the pages from being tucked too close to the seam of the book. They have cute sayings on them and they are just simple. The bookmark seen in the picture is the bookmark I was using to hold my place but that one ended up at the bottom of my purse (the pit of dispair). I hope it is still there, I have not seen it in a while…
I am currently using the bookmark that came with the April UppercaseBox which is super cute. It is a thin piece of wood with a hot air balloon in water-color and the saying, “not all who wander are lost.” It is doing its job really well, I just prefer to not have anything sticking out of the top of my book. I think it looks neater without it. Another reason I like the magnet ones, it’s like a ninja bookmark. No one can see it holding the place down like a kung fu warrior it is.
I decided to change my bookmark to the magnet one because I miss them like I miss my chihuahua when I am at work. I went to grab one from my stash of marks and there is not a single magnet bookmark in my bin. Not A Single One! I had six! I have a good idea of where one is, but what about the other five? How do five bookmarks disappear? Well…they get left in unfinished books on the never deminishing TBR. Thought about picking the book back up in a reasonable amount of time, but then it is realized it has been months, probably a year since you cracked open the book. So, these are the books that have places being held by all my ninja marks.
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Place marked at page 14. I have heard great things about this trilogy and I do not recall why I stopped reading, but…. one day I will finish book one and make it to book two just to wait another year before I start reading it. The problems of a book nerd, I say! Too many books, not enough me’s! I wish I had 6 of me….only to read books though. I do not want to have to take care of them, like feed and bathe them. That would be super weird…
As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Place held on page 50. “What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?” What a super legit question. I really wanted to know the answer and I really, really, really wanted to like this book. It is just such a slow start I could not read it. So much world building and character meetings, it was all bogging me down. I could not keep reading it. I really hope it is kicked up soon. For now though, I will keep the ninja mark held on page 50 to patiently await my return… isn’t the cover super awesome though? I love how menacing the Beast looks!
Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins
Place held on page 115. Right on the story that is written by Stephanie Perkins, the reason I bought the short story anthology in the first place! If you follow me on Instagram (totally should be) it is easy to see how much of a fan I am of Mrs. Perkins. I got so tired of reading all the other short stories that I had to put it down when I got to Perkins’ story. *eye roll* I know I will get to it eventually. I think maybe I have subconsciously tucked this story in my book arsenal of reads for when Perkins’ new horror book, There’s Someone In Your House, comes out September 26 of this year. I have a feeling I am going to need to read something that will cheer me up!
Vassa In The Night by Sarah Porter
Place help on page 89. I highly doubt I will ever finish this book. I was so confused trying read and follow along with this story. I just do not get it. Not to mention, it is such a weird story. The cover is super gorgeous though, so at least it will look good on my shelf! I do not even remember anything about this story other than the dancing grocery story with magicked hands that decapitate shop lifters, but the hands are the ones who drop the goods in the pockets….so…… and the talking wooden doll…..just do not understand what is happening.
And the final culprit that had been holding my ninja mark is…
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Place held on page 52. Another book I really wanted to like, but I just could not get onto this one. What I did read I really enjoyed. The premise sounds intriguing to me. But I think I started reading it at the wrong time. Like mood reading, I do not think I was in the mood for this one. So maybe I will give another shot to this one. I have heard great things about this book, and book two, as well. The covers do not hurt to look at either!
Now that I have found all my favorite ninja marks (I’m not calling them magnet bookmarks anymore) and I have replaced them all with post-it notes, I won’t lose anymore for a while. Wooohoo! Go me!!
I am curious, anyone else have a favorite bookmark, or six, and use it for all your current reads no matter if you have a million other bookmarks? And do you leave bookmarks in all your books and forget about them?? I cannot be the only one…
Live long and prosper!