Something I think that us bookworms or really anyone who is reading a book is that sometimes we aren’t really prepared to read a book. Not in the sense that we don’t know some words or the subject/events of the book are not what was expected. What I’m talking about is bookmarks. We never can really seem to find them when needed, or we don’t want to use that special bookmark we made or bought for $20. Whether it’s because you decided to start reading a book you found at a library/bookstore that you didn’t intend to get, or because you lost your bookmark or some other reason, we all face that big imposing question: Should I try to remember the page number, or should I dog-ear the book?
If you’re someone who deeply cares for all books - your own and others’ - then the last option isn’t really an option at all.
So here is a solution that might come in handy at school. Do you have a regular-sized square sticky note? Have a few seconds? Well, this little trick might save your book’s (and possibly your own) life.
For some people the simple solution would be to simply stick the sticky note in the book. But what about the sticky note getting less sticky over time? Or it damaging the pages? Or you accidentally ripping the page causing you to yell and then cry and then -
Sure, you could just fold it in half, but this way will keep it in place.
And now I’ll finally tell you what the trick is: making a little corner bookmark.
- 1 square sticky note of medium size
- Tape (one little bit will do; you could even peel some off of your desk at school)
- A pen/pencil (optional)
Procedure:1. Fold your sticky note in half horizontally and vertically. Then turn it 90 degrees in any direction and repeat the horizontal and vertical folds. The sticky side of the sticky note should be on the side facing towards you covering sections 1 through 4. It should look like this:
2. Fold your sticky note along line a.
3. Take section 1 and gently fold it on top of section 8.
4. Join tip II to tip I and tip IV by folding tip II over.
5. Turn over.
6. Roll a piece of tape (making it double-sided) and place it on the right side of the triangle (separated by crease).
7. Take the bit of paper poking out from the other side and bring it down where the tape is. Hold together to secure.
8. Pinch together sides to keep it secure (the sticky parts are holding some areas together).