Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Bookmarks!



I love bookmarks! Collecting them, receiving them, using them ... and through Nymeth I discovered Mari, her blog, her contest and an excuse to show my bookmarks off!

I used to have so many more bookmarks than the ones shown above but several have been misplaced over the years and certainly over the last year, during the big move from Glasgow to London. I hope that it is only a temporary misplacement and I find some -if not all- the next time I open a well-loved book or when flicking through ones still at home, when I next visit.

I am annoyed that the fourth one along hasn't turned out so well now that I've posted it (it shows up on iphoto - honest!) as it is one of my oldest and the most sentimental. My childhood friend bought it for me one Christmas, approximately 15 years ago (!), and it has drawings of mice hugging books wrapped in a bow and the text, "A book is a present you can open again and again" - has there ever been a truer sentiment?! I am also particularly fond of the silver fairy, the dream bookmark and my Rainbow Fish one.

Below are my Persephone bookmarks, which come with the books and are of the same design as the books' endpapers. They are very pretty, aren't they? Also exceptionally handy.

10 comments:

Mari said...

I love these! Thanks for sharing. I will be posting the winners later today. Good luck. :)

Nymeth said...

You have some gorgeous bookmarks! I especially like the rainbow fish :)

Jodie said...

Pretty, pretty!

Paperback Reader said...

Thank you all.

Nymeth, the rainbow fish is one of my favourites (a gift from my boyfriend a number of years ago now) and is the one I utilise most often.

verity said...

Lovely! From this I should be able to identify which Persephone books you own, but I'm ashamed to say I can't!

Paperback Reader said...

This should help you out!

http://paperbackreader2.blogspot.com/2009/02/books-worth-reading-for-covers-alone.html

verity said...

:) You've just reminded me that I really want a copy of Family roundabout which I read years ago - my first Persephone encounter.

Paperback Reader said...

I read Family Roundabout for the first time earlier this year and really enjoyed it. So far this year I have read six Persephones, which is not bad going at all! There are so many I still want to read though. My next will be my newest purchase and then I think it will be A London Child (non Persephone edition) as you've inspired me! Speaking of non Persephone copies, I am also desperate to read Flush.

verity said...

Which edition of the London Child is it? Is it the Oxford paperbacks one?

Paperback Reader said...

Yes, a green Oxford University Press copy.