While I love my Kindle I still read a lot of paper books. I have some really wonderful book markers to help me save my place. My favorites have been gifts from fellow book lovers. Nothing upsets me more than lending out a book and finding corners have been turned down to hold a place. As bad as that is, finding a library book with turned down corners is even worse. Library books need a long shelf life, and folding down corners does not extend their life.
Turning down a page corner damages the book. When I am hunting through my favorite used book stores I often find books with missing corners. A folded corner today can mean a missing corner tomorrow.
I have to admit to using bits of paper and whatever is at hand for a book mark when I’m travelling. I don’t like to take my nice book markers out of my house for fear of losing them. However, a friend taught me a fun and easy origami pattern that makes up in seconds. It works very well for marking a place in a book. I always have a few made up just for books that leave the house.
Here are the directions.
Start with a square of paper, anything lightweight. Even wrapping paper works well when cut to a square. Any size works.