I keep a vase full of bookmarks on the coffee table — it’s attractive and useful and doesn’t shed petals onto the floor.
Making bookmarks is also an excellent way to use odd bits of time, to make something, and to try out new pens.
I also printed the bookmarks below for my classes this semester, back when we had classes and physical books, and so on.
I encourage students to use this structure, because it usually means we have something to talk about in class, and it’s well-suited to craft analysis and creative work — to reading books less for what they say than for what they are, and what you can make of that. It’s mostly from Todd Henry’s book The Accidental Creative, with a dash of Austin Kleon’s Steal Like An Artist. This is the formal, university-appropriate phrasing — for my own use I reduce it to Patterns/Surprises/Likes/Dislikes/Steal.
Those booksmarks are amazing. I love the ones you’ve made for the students!
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