Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Blogger Hop: December 14-20


This week's Book Blogger Hop is brought to you by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

This week's question is:  What bookmarker are you currently using? 

Well, I usually use whatever receipt or scrap piece of paper I have stuck in my purse because I've forgotten an actual book mark. 

I have several book marks, but my favorite is one that was embroidered by my aunt.  It has my name misspelled (on purpose) in cross-stitch and I love it.  I'll add a picture of it when I get home.  I got it for Christmas or a birthday at some point in the mid to late 80s when the height of fashion was peach and green.  My bedroom was peach and green, my parent's living room was, and my wonderful book mark followed the same trend.  My aunt, Pam, and my great-uncle, Lloyd, always thought it was hilarious to come up with a new way to spell my name (Susanna) every time they saw me.  Susannah.  Suzannah.  Suzanna.  Soozanna.  Siouxzannah (that was my personal favorite).  This book mark is an homage to their silly war on my name.

Anyway, I am always fearful of losing it because it means so much to me. My aunt passed away in 1999, so it's one of the few things I have left that she made me.  I usually keep it at home, safely tucked away in a drawer and used only for books that I read at home and don't tote around the city on my daily commute with me.

Aunties out there: if you have nieces who read, make them one.  I can't even tell you how much it's influenced me to have a home-stitched bookmark made with love.

7 comments:

  1. What a nice bookmark story. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
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  2. What a great book marker, I can understand why it would never leave your home. I can't wait to see the pic of it. I have a few that are special to me also. One is from a granddaughter, a daughter-in-law, she made her book marker for me out of dried flowers. Some are from friends who know I collect book markers, and I use each and every one of them.

    Thanks for the visit today.

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    1. I looked all weekend and, of course, can't find it. I went on a cleaning spree and put things away and now I have to try and think of where I would have put it. Note to self: don't clean ever again. :)

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    2. Maybe it is in a book on the bookshelves. I put my book markers in books I haven't read yet, that way I don't lose very many....

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  3. Awww, that sounds like such a nice bookmark. I too would make sure to keep it safe.

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  4. What a fun story with the embroidered bookmark! It sounds special. :)

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