For what seems like ages, I have searched for the perfect bookmark. My quest was not for the most beautiful nor the most affective bookmark. Nay! My quest was more a search for the bookmark that would finally really speak to me. I even had a vintage rectangular wooden box devoted to my bookmarks. Then the other day, quite out of the blue and by accident, it came to me. Earlier that day I had received a ribbon sprayed with perfume at Victoria's Secret. I stuck it in my purse because it was so pretty (black with white polka dots). The next thing I know, I take it home, stick in a book, and voilà my quest is over. Just like that the answer is ribbons!? Ironic how I searched for so long and the answer was so simple. Sure I still carry paper around to take review notes but I am now officially obsessed with pretty ribbons for my books.
So I ask you my darlings, what is your favorite bookmark?
Image credit: A Girl Reading in a Sailing Boat (1869) by Alfred Chantrey Corbould