bookmark when you read

Read any good books lately?

I love to read thanks to my parents and their example, do you love to read a good book? I wonder how many still like the feel of a book in their hands and not some electronic device?

Do you read for fun?

My Mom and Dad were always reading for fun and through books I was able to expand my imagination and sometimes escape to magical lands.

We had a large bookcase with many books, including an old Encyclopedia Set – remember those? I did many a school report using those Encyclopedias!

Now you can read books online, purchase ebooks and download them to whatever media device you like, but for me there is just nothing like holding a physical book and turning each page. I can see how much of the book I have read, and how much of the story is left by viewing where the bookmark is located.

Memento Mori book thong shown with the best-selling book “The Shack”.

Some of my favorites

There are so many great books, and over the years I have gone through many different authors and subjects like:


  • Stephen King Books
  • Science Fictions Books
  • Ghost Stories
  • Spirituality
  • Great Love Stories
  • Mystery Novels
Egyptian Scarab book thong
Unique Egyptian style sterling silver scarab book thong with “evil eye” and crystal beads

Bookmark your place

I started making beaded bookmarks a few years ago, using art beads and charms that were left over after a project.

These bookmarks or book thongs add a little personality and decoration to books and also mark your place.

Bookmarks also can be a great small gift idea for readers at just about anytime of the year. My Mom loved them and became my best customer! In todays electronic age they are a unique gift and perfect for:

  • Gifts for children
  • Friends at work or church
  • A small thank you to someone who has helped you out
  • Stocking Stuffer ideas
  • and many more…..
Do you still read books?

I would love to know how many people still love to read books. What are your favorite types of books to read and how do you keep your place?  Leave a comment and let me know!

4 thoughts on “Read any good books lately?”

  1. I don’t read as often as I used to (or as I should), but when I do, like you I do like the feel of the physical book. (Though I do also have a tablet with a Kindle app on it, and recognize the convenience of not having to carry a pile of books around!) I like to use old tickets or ticket stubs as bookmarks. I don’t keep a scrapbook, so storing old tickets and stubs in the books I’m reading is a way to look back at them and remember the events that they were for.

  2. I love to read! My favorites are mysteries, including “cozy mysteries”, suspense and thrillers. My husband and I are both avid readers and have books all over the house (and in both cars). We both prefer the physical books to the e-readers. We also enjoy scouring flea markets and used book stores for hard-to-find books.

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