So, my post is about bookmarks..
Kay, let me explain (and this isn't really objective because it's very much based on my own experiences). I usually read only a book at a time, unless I can't for the life of me finish something so I only use one bookmark at a time. I tend to reuse the same one over and over again too, so I really don't need more than 5 (4 extras just in case).
But SWAG is really big these days, authors have contests for bookmarks and other fun stuff, and don't get me wrong, SWAG is awesome... but what happens to all of it? I don't know what to do with bookplates, and the book marks just pile up... I mean I love it and all but yeah...
I dunno, random thought tangent, but basically I'm curious about your habits:
- Do you use bookmarks often?
- Do you have a large collection of them? If you do, what do you do with the spares?
- Do you switch up whichever bookmarks you are using?
- And do you like SWAG?
Personally, my ideal bookmark consists of the Title and the cover-ish tie-in on one side, and the Summary OR the author's name in an awesome font on the other. Maybe some author websites, but relax on the blurbs (exceptions include blurbs by Melina Marchetta).
Design-wise, it needs to be eye-catching. Textured fonts is purrrrty, just sayin'. Also: shiny stuff. Nothing too clustered.
Last question(s): do you have a favourite bookmark? What is it?
Is it from a book promotional thing, or a Harry Potter/LOTR one (with the ring attached to the tassle xD)? Or maybe just those plain and pretty ones you buy at craft shops that do the job just fine?... A non-paper one (like the ones on Etsy)?
My favourite bookmark:
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
-for sentimental reasons: first swag/contest I ever won since discovering book blogging
-for practical reasons: not too big, not too small, not to fat, not too long
-for aestheical reasons: it's obviously pretty :)
-for content reasons: perfect promotional item in my mind (not too much praise/blurbs, very intriguing summary and quote included)