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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Show & Tell Thursday - Bookmarks

While planning for Under the Seapalooza, I was trying to come up with some fun ideas for things to and asked for input. Nikki Jefford (author of Entangled and the awesome guest post & giveaway, which you should check out: here) came up with the idea for weekly "Show & Tell" memes.

Here's how it works:

Unlike ongoing meme’s, this one is temporary - every Thursday throughout the month of Under the Seapalooza. Each week, I'll show off my favorite something (this week it's bookmarks), then you show off your favorite thing and enter to win a prize.

This is the schedule for Show & Tell Thursdays:
July 25th - Bookmarks
August 2nd - eReader Skins
August 9th - Journals
August 16th - Book Trailers

While I do read a lot on eReaders now, I also enjoy reading the old fashioned paperbacks, too. Lots of times I end up using Post-It notes as bookmarks because that's what I have handy.

I do love Post-It notes. I don't actually know why this Post-It is in the book. I've finished reading it, but it was sitting on my shelf with a bookmark stuck in it.
 But I'll use anything that fits comfortably between two pages. Even trading cards.
This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trading card marks my favorite section in Knightfall.
I'll even use stickers. Assuming they have protective backing still on, so they don't get stuck and ruin the pages to the book.
Blink 182 sticker marking a spot in the UK ARC of Wake. Full disclosure: I actually do use stickers as a bookmarks, but I wasn't in this case. I just wanted a reason to show off the pretty UK cover.


So what about you? What do you use? Share your bookmark collection and WIN more. Do you have a fancy bookmark? A scrap of paper?

If you're like me and use any random thing you find, then you're in luck. Because I'm giving away some pretty fantastic bookmarks. One lucky winner will win this bundle:

10 Luscious Handmade Bookmarks

1 Fantastic Mermaid Bookmark
Plus a bookmark from Nikki Jefford, and one from me (which I don't currently have pictures of). All Show & Tell Giveaways will run until the end of Under Seapalooza (August 25th). It's open to the US & Canada only, sorry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
Thanks again to Nikki Jefford for coming up with such a fun idea!

46 comments:

  1. I've got a black and silver bookmark that is zebra colored. The silver kind of looks like foil.

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  2. My favorite book mark is my golden metal one. It's small and has golden details of a tree. Attached to it is a light blue pom pom. (:

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  3. My favorite book mark is one I was given by a friend. It comes from Egypt and is actually papyrus with my name in Egyptian hieroglyphs on it.

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  4. Oh, I have like one bookmark ... -.- :)

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  5. My favorite bookmarks are ones my kids make me, but I have recently been using the ones that authors send me with their books. I got a really good laminated one yesterday with some ARC's!

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  6. I have a Garbage Pail Kids trading card that I use as a bookmark. It's one of my favorite things ever!

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  7. Oh, goodness! I love when I get a bookmark that goes with the book I'm reading. However, I have 2 standard ones that I use. One is from the Charleston County Public Library that I got at YALLFest last November and a Wicked Witch bookmark that says, "You say wicked like it's a bad thing." I've used it so much that her head has fallen off. Oops! :)

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  8. I have a Barbara Gordon 'Visit your Library' bookmark that I :heart:.

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  9. Oh my, I tend to use all kinds of things as bookmarks! I am always misplacing mine, so whatever is near is being used - I have used string, a flip flop, toilet paper, a butter knife... so now I have been trying to collect bookmarks that match my books too, lol!

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  10. I usually use a picture or random piece of paper but in May a bookmark with my daughter's picture came in her school picture package so now I use it!

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  11. I use all sorts of bookmarks!! Starting from a fancy green one that my sister gave to me years ago, to a small piece of kleenex. But I usually memorize the page number or use a Libros, libros, libros bookmark. :)

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  12. My favorite bookmark is a simple Japanese cherry blossom tree with beautiful writings! :) I also have a Tigger bookmark that has an orange bead with tiger stripes that I am quite fond of, haha.

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  13. I use all sorts of odds an ends as bookmarks (typically store receipts because apparently I have a large collection of those).

    My current bookmark that is marking my place in A Game of Thrones is one of those big hair/headbands I normally use to keep my hair up because my job is one of those disgusting places that requires hair nets. Anywho, I just wrap it around the book.

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    1. Kelly, I just pulled my "naughty" fantasy bookmark out of A Feast of Crows (book four in the Game of Thrones series) so I could take a picture of it for this meme. LOVE Game of Thrones!

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    2. I am loving it so far! And Book FOUR you say? I wish I could just quit my day job and just read. And I like your bookmark by the way!

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  14. Thanks for all the mentions, Amanda.

    Stickers – that’s a great idea! I’m totally stealing that.

    Here’s my bookmark Show & Tell:

    http://www.nikkijefford.com/2012/07/show-tell-thursday-bookmarks.html

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  15. Here is my bookmark Show and Tell:

    http://ingeriversen.com/blog/65-cool-stuff

    I had them made!! Sometimes, I stick the cord from my ear buds between the pages.

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  16. I love to make my own bookmarks. I just find pictures of books or movies or whatever catches my eye. Right now I'm using one I got signed from Tina Folsom. Would love to have some from another favorite author :)

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  17. Hi Amanda! I usually use whatever is handy at the moment, such as a scrap of paper, napkin, etc. But I have an assortment of bookmarks I've collected over the years. One of which is hand-pressed aluminum with a flower encarved on the front. The only problem, it smells. Bad.

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  18. This is an awesome giveaway! I actually only own hard prints of books so I'm always using bookmarks. But I seem to have a thing for collecting some. And a few more wouldn't be so bad. My favorite is one I picked up from Barnes and Noble when I bought Torn and there were these free bookmarks that had the dates for each of the Trylle book date releases. I still use it to read other books. :]

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  19. What a fun giveaway!

    http://www.meganduncan.blogspot.com/

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  20. I have always bought tons of bookmarks...it is nearly impossible for me to go into a bookstore and not buy a new bookmark! When I was in school, I always looked forward to the book fairs because they always had tons of bookmarks that were cute and cheap. Right now, the majority of my bookmarks feature my favorite characters from my favorite TV shows :)

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  21. The bookmarks are so cute, I would love to have one.

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  22. I use all sorts of bookmarks, but the one I love the most is one that has a quote about dreams.. :)

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  23. I actually use dental floss, an unused piece of course, because I always have it and its easy to buy ;D

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  24. I usually use anything that's near me. Sometimes, it's my mail or a pencil or sticky notes. I don't like to bend the pages of my books (or even library books) because I want them to look nice. Lately though, I found out this really cool idea. I have been using old holiday or birthday cards to mark my pages. I cut them to make them fancy. There was this one time though when I was younger and babysitting a little baby, I used a diaper (it was clean!) to mark my page.

    These bookmarks look awesome! -Emilia

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  25. I'll have to take pictures when I get home, but for now... I use anything available. I read a lot at work during the slow moments and at lunch, so MOST of my boomarks consist of random Post-It notes and scraps of paper.

    When I read at home, I use one of the pretty bookmarks I received as part of a swag pack or that I bought from B&N. I've even been known to use pens or my phone as a bookmark in cases of emergency ;-)

    This is an awesome meme! Can't wait to see what you have to show us over the next few Thursdays :-)

    -Katie @ BlookGirl

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  26. I don't think I have ever used an actual bookmark. Just random pieces of paper or such.

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  27. My favorite has got to be my page corner monster bookmark! i just made it a few days ago and they're totally adorable! It looks like they're eating the page! Oh I need to take a pic of it

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  28. I pick up any random piece of paper and use it as a book mark. I have been tempted to dog ear pages, but I never do because my books are precious to me, and because I'm strange.

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  29. I use just about anything that I have on hand at the time. I usually use a paper clip because they are easy and readily available I have used many different types of book marks in the past from ticket stubs to photos. What usually ends up happening is that I tend to leave my book mark where ever it was last when I finish the book

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  30. One of my favorite bookmarks is from the author Tiffany King. She made it by taking a page from a proof copy of one of her books and laminating it, punching out a hole, and tying a ribbon to it. I added an angel wing charm to the ribbon after I won that from the author as well. It's a very unique bookmark to own and not many come close on my favorites list :)

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  31. I used to love bookmarks when I was younger. Now I just use whatever scrap piece of paper I can find. : )

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  33. My favorite book is a blue one with the moon and the stars that really looks like it was made by an amazing artist.

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  34. I also tend to use whatever is around...never a flipflop though! But my favorite bookmarks are homemade, by me, by my son, by my students. My students LOVE LOVE LOVE to make/get bookmarks so we make them a lot. But this year I am praying I get a grant for some kindles. They love my ipad and want to know what I am reading. I have had my reluctant readers begin to read the Hunger Games trilogy. I just found your blog today. Your books look amazing and I am purchasing them on payday. Best wishes to you girl, I think you may be my new "thang" in literature.~cindi

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  35. My fav is a lord of the rings bookmark with golden tassels.

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  36. I usually end up using my receipt from the library that says when my books are due back!

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  37. I found these harry potter bookmarks. One was a mini thunderbolt and the other was the globe of harry's prophecy in the 6th book. I ended up giving them away, but to be honest i regret it :( They were my favorite bookmarks.

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  38. I enter to win but i'm from Portugal :( sorry

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  39. I'll use anything for a bookmark! I use stickers alot, and I use tissues alot too! I have tons of real bookmarks, but I hardly ever use them.

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  40. I don't have many bookmarks, so I usually use a ripped piece of paper.

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  41. The most interesting bookmark I used was a packet of honey from KFC! =0) But usually I rabbit ear my pages because I always forget to bring a bookmark along with me! =0)

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  42. I actually don't typically use bookmarks. It feels like something foreign in my book (I don't like to write in my books either) but I will if I can find something that "matches" the book if that makes sense. I like having them, just not using them all the time.

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