Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bookmarks... My Love of Place-Holdery Goodness!

I've realized that I have a bit of an addiction to bookmarks. Luckily, I think that my bookmark addiction has not yet reached critical-mass like my book addiction has (but that's a post for another day!).

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to document them for your (and my own) viewing pleasure. I was very tempted to doll these babies up and do full on GlamourShot-esque photos, because I'm a little weird like that, but then I figured that they were awesome enough on their own, and just staged them with appropriate books when available. I couldn't resist. Off we go!

So up there at the top we have the lot of them lined up on my dresser with a bunch of books that I don't have room for on my bookshelves (Book addiction at critical-mass, remember? And I just received 4 more in the mail, with another on the way... Life is good. :P).The Glamour Shots will come next, and in no particular order. :)

First, we have my Lord of the Rings bookmarks. The two with the tassels (which are Frodo & Sam with the yellow tassel and Grima Wormtongue with the black) were sent to me by my friend Kandice, and I'm 92% sure that King Theoden was sent to me by Allison @ The Allure of Books.
I was tempted to take the picture with both sets of my LOTR books, but I thought that would be a little bit TOO geeky. Even for me.

Next. My one and only Stephen King bookmark. There is something horribly wrong with the fact that I only have ONE bookmark commemorating my very favoritest favorite author, and that only by the goodness of my friend Chris's heart. He sent me Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes (which I really need to read!) with this bookmark and a concept art sketch insert from the first graphic novel in this series as a surprise inside. That's why he's one of my favorite people. :D

Oh, and for those observant peeps among you - this is the 2nd graphic novel that accompanies the Dark Tower series, and yes, that is Roland, hero of my Character Connection Post. Thank you for noticing. :)

Now, more observation skills are needed here... April over at Good Books and Good Wine and Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats recently hosted Zombies Vs. Unicorns Week... I like to think that if you know me that I wouldn't need to advertise my preference, but I did anyway. TEAM ZOMBIE! Woo! *ahem*
Allison sent me the bookmark, because she's awesome, and Kandice sent me the book, because she too, is awesome. :D

I received these bookmarks (The Crown Conspiracy, Avempartha and Nyphron Rising of the Riyria Revelations series) from Susan @ Ridan Publishing when she sent me Avempartha from the Goodreads swap. Thanks Susan! These are a few more that I really need to read soon - I've heard such good things about them. But I'm such a stickler for reading series books together and all at once. I absolutely love the cover art for these books. They are gorgeous, and from what I understand, Michael Sullivan designed them himself, which is impressive!

Percy Jackson! :D I received all of this lovely swag from my friend Kandice. She's the best. I love this series. It's so fun and cute and smart!
So here we have the first book in the series with the movie tie-in bookmark. Then we have a Camp Half-Blood patch, and a pewter Camp Half-Blood keychain, which is surprisingly heavy. Good stuff!
If you haven't read these books, I recommend them highly. They are written for younger readers, around 8 or 9 I'd say, but they are brilliant books - especially if you enjoy Greek mythology.

From Greece to Rome! This is the bookmark, ancient bronze coin, and two signed bookplates that Michelle Moran (author of Nefertiti, Cleopatra's Daughter, The Heretic Queen, and the upcoming book about Madame Toussaud) who recently participated in a discussion in my Historical Fictionistas group on Goodreads *plug* sent to me! I don't think that I'm special or anything, she's super nice and willing to send goodies to just about anyone who asks, but I love them... Now I just need to buy her books so I can use them. LOL

Whew! This is getting long... I think I will stop here... and pick up with a Part 2 at a later date. This is so much bookmarkery goodness that I don't want to overwhelm anyone with awesomeness. Keep your eyes peeled for more later! 

Feel free to share your own bookmark addiction with me in the comments. I love knowing what people use. Do you use just one? Do you use certain bookmarks for certain books, or for certain types of books? Are you a bookmark user at all? If not, I hope that you're not a dog-ear folder!! THE HORROR! Share your habits. Inquiring minds and all that. :)



  1. I have a LOT of bookmarks, but the funny thing is I never use them!

  2. None?? That's a shame! You know, bookmarks are readers too... they are probably dying for a chance to give your book a little read. :P

  3. OMG Becky, I love bookmarks!! Do you know some site we could trade them with other? I´m not from US and I´d LOVE to trade orginal bookmarks *-*

    Há, just found your blog throught Goodreads. I started the thread Uk vc US versions LOL

  4. You will really like Preludes and Nocturnes I think (if you haven't read the graphic arts novels about "The Endless" (Death, Dream, Delirium, Despair, Destiny, etc...) you should check them out (a lot of people hated the first series except for the last part but I love the entire set (well the very last one kind of bums me out)). Check it out - Gaiman is a genius!