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February 02, 2020


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Cal Gough

One of the best things I ever did to support my reading habits was to commandeer a silver, wide-mouthed vase to keep beside the table next to my favorite reading spot - I keep it full of bookmarks instead of flowers. Many of these bookmarks are recycled cutouts from calendars, plus the few that I've bought at bookstores (because they were too beautiful to resist) or that were given to me. Like you, however, I will sometimes use postcards - I have zillions of them, and they are, like you say, ideal for bookmarks. (If I could find a way to display them like the skinny bookmarks, I'd prorably replace my current stash of skinnies with a stash of postcards.)

Murray Browne

Excellent idea about the vase, Cal. It's a challenge to toss out a serviceable bookmark. Do you weed your home library?

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Books Read in 2020

  • Mark Grief: Against Everything: Essays (2016)
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen: The Refugees (2017)
  • Leah Penniman: Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to the Liberation of the Land (2018)
  • Norman Macht: Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball (2007)
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