Monday, June 13, 2011

Your Makeshift Bookmarks (8)

Your Makeshift Bookmarks is derived from two things: a) my obvious blog name and tendency to use inane objects to mark my pages. And b) Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner's inspiration (and suggestion!) to start a blog feature where you all can show off the awesome, random crap you use for bookmarks.

And by the way, if you're interested in recording a vlog or doing a photo post for YOUR makeshift bookmarks, shoot me an email at makeshiftbookmark at gmail dot com and I'll be glad to feature you <3

Today I welcome Chrystal from Snowdrop Dreams!

Snowdrop Dreams of Books

The other day Jen asked if any fellow book bloggers wanted to be featured on her blog and I jumped at the chance. Sadly I cannot make a VLOG though it would have been so much more fun explaining everything, but I have pictures!

I hardly ever use actual bookmarks thought I have a few cute ones like the Little Miss Chatterbox one in the picture. I have tons of bookmark swag as well, but they are like prizes to me and I NEVER use them to mark my books. I'm afraid they will get bent or torn and then they wouldn't be as perfect as many are signed (no picture because I can't seem to find the box that holds them - must have hid them good so no one would touch them *hehe*).

The things that I have been using recently include business cards from publishers, receipts from the public library, little notes publishers send me, post it tabs, and well my Little Miss Chatterbox bookmark. I NEVER dogear my books - it makes me sad when I see it done.

And to show you how often I use the post it tabs I added a photo of a few books. The top two I use for reference (The Happiness Project is a great book and The Knot Books of Wedding Lists is my reference for planning my wedding), so I tabbed all the pages I needed/wanted to remember. And the bottom book is my current read (The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh) green tab is a spot where there is a quote I want to remember and the blue tab is my current spot in the book.

Thanks so much for having me! I love reading this feature of your blog and was happy to participate.

No, thank YOU, Chrystal! Congratulations on your impending wedding! :) And those little sticky tabs are totally useful when it comes to marking pages in books, so I really need to pick some of those up, myself!

Guys, what are you waiting for? Go stop by Chrystal's blog and give her a follow in order to keep track of the books that she's using that cute Little Miss Chatterbox bookmark on!


  1. This is way cute!! I like this feature a lot! I, too, never dogear and rarely use actual bookmarks! lol I will go check out Chrystal's blog!

    Mickey @

  2. I like how you use a different color to mark specific things! Does the sticky come off on your pages?

  3. Love this feature and I have been following Chrystals blog and I think i might have just added to her post it addiction. :)

  4. Jen - thank you so much for hosting me. It's been fun.

    Cindy - yes you did! LOL It was a great surprise to find post its in the parcel. ;)

  5. I am still obsessed with this meme! and I love love love the post it idea for quotes!

  6. I really need to invest in those sticky tabs because I know I would use them! Such a great idea.

  7. I love sticky notes! I want to get those tab one though! :)

  8. I don't use real bookmarks (I love collecting these) as bookmarks either. I also use sticky tabs, receipts, and those magazine subscription tear-out postcard forms :)