Isn’t the interweb frakkin fantastic. Via Crooked Timber there is this genius site where you too can make your own bookmarks. Why would you want to, I hear you cry, well, because supposedly post-it glue damages books and should not be used. Course, people who say that won’t tell you that reading books can also damage them. And as for touching them with your fingers! Are you mad? The acid on your skin will eat away the paper.
Personally I’ve never been one of those people who get all precious about their books. Once the text is legible and the pages all there I’m happy. That doesn’t mean I go out of my way to throw books against a wall, or that I think it is okay to damage library books, just that i don’t really care about the proper way to open a book, or indeed the improper removal of a book from a shelf.
Of course none of this matters unless you are using old antigue-type books, or hoping to hang on to your novels for 300 years. Still, those bookmarks/notemarks are just cute. Must print some off myself as I’ve recently begun using bookmarks again.