I recently cleaned out my basket of bookmarks and sifted through them, remembering where they came from, remembering some that I had forgotten I had.
I don’t collect many different things. I suppose it’s no surprise that the thing that I collect most is closely connected to one of my favorite activities: reading.
I’ve been collecting bookmarks for most of my adult life. I don’t know when I started or when I decided that I was formally collecting them.
But I’ve ended up with over 40 bookmarks.
I probably collected most of them in the 1980s and 1990s. Some I bought myself. The rest were gifts from thoughtful friends.
I find that I have a few that I use more than others. Some I’m afraid of bending too much. Some I’m afraid of losing. But I think all of them have been used at some time.
Note: These photos are not very good. I had a hard time with the lighting and focus. But you'll get the idea.
|My pile of bookmarks.|
Being a cat person, I have a number of cat themed bookmarks.
|The kitty third from the left looks so much like our Sam.|
|I bought this one at a wine festival I attended a couple of years ago. I love how her tail makes part of the clip.|
|I bought this one on a trip to Tennessee.|
|A former co-worker gave this to me when I left the health department over six years ago.|
A good friend from grad school sent me this bookmark years ago. It’s one of my favorites.
|Reading may not make me look beautiful, but it makes life beautiful.|
The Cat Woman and Book Woman bookmarks below describe me perfectly, don’t you think?
|Yes, I am a Cat Woman.|
|Yes, I am a Book Woman.|
I have bought some bookmarks because I just thought they were pretty.
|I love the light through the blue and green glass.|
Some of my bookmarks have messages on them.
|A friend gave this to me one Easter.|
|I like this advice.|
Some bookmarks are just fun.
I keep my bookmarks in a basket on top of the bookcase in the den.
I bought some blank bookmark cards. I’m going to try to make some of my own.
Do you collect anything? If so, what do you collect?