Objects as Bookmarks

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I’ve been able to get in a fairly consistent routine of reading while on the subway. I finished Truman at the start of August, and just finished Perfume today. During the course of my reading, I’ve accumulated a variety of “bookmarks.”

The dog-ear is always a good one, but that quickly turned into a way to mark passages I wanted to make note of. Dog-ear the top of the page as place holder, and use the bottom corners to mark notes. Alot of dog-eared pages later and I got confused.

So enter the receipt. And also the price tag from a recent purchase, or even a business card. All these objects (is there a word for when an object is used in a way other than its intended function) got me thinking…What other objects could be used as a bookmark? receipt, business card, library card…

paper clip
scrap of paper
plane ticket
pencil
rolodex card
cocktail napkin
photograph
postcard
gum wrapper
map
movie ticket
handkerchief
string
parking stub
index card
newspaper clipping
envelope
ruler
matchbook cover
trading card
band-aid
classified ad
balsa glider wing
coffee stir
car key
playing card
leaf
film negative
tape measure
toothpick
stamp
money
lottery ticket
metro card
letter
debit card
bank statement

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