Friday, January 07, 2011
Do you collect book swag?
This post is long overdue. Absolutely ages ago, I got a very kind offer from Kirsty of the Overflowing Library to send me some signed bookmarks, and later these pretty new Harry Potter bookmarks. After that, Lynsey from Narratively Speaking and UK Book Tours sent some swag that she'd been collecting. And THEN I won a giveaway of signed bookmarks from Sammee at I Want To Read That. And only then, because I am incredibly slow, did it occur to me.
That, yes, I do collect book swag. And very excitedly, it seems. Which does seem slightly strange, because if I were to use anything for a bookmark these days, it would usually be an old reciept. Sometimes a train ticket or a torn piece of envelope. Nothing of much significance, because I'm bound to lose it. I can't even recall the number of times I've put my book down and searched everywhere around me only to find that my bookmark has magically disappeared. And I find them everywhere in the house. N picked up an old postcard in the dining room the other day and asks 'what's with this?' and I was all 'aha! that's where my bookmark went!'
Marking the page of the book I'm reading currently (My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares) is one of those free bookmarks that's left on the counter at the library of Horton Hears A Who.
Anyway, that's my little ramble about bookmarks and swag. What do you use as a bookmark? Have any really pretty ones? And thank you to Kirsty, Lynsey and Sammee :)