Hey everybody! Today I am here with a post about my bookmarks, clearly since you’ve read the title xD. Two months ago I posted 🏝️ Oh, The Places My Books Will Go! 🏝️where I talked about the books that I’ve taken with me on vacation/my books that my friends have taken on their vacations. I was inspired by my own post to post this post of all the places that I’ve gotten my bookmarks/places my friends have gotten bookmarks for me.
I indirectly started collecting bookmarks when my sister brought me one from New York. She asked me what I wanted from New York, and I had no idea what to tell her. While she was in New York, she asked again and I still had no answer, and then she said that she found something and that she would surprise me. I of course was very excited to see what it was and it turned out to be the cutest bookmark. It’s kinda small and metallic, but it has all of the iconic New York skyscrapers and landmarks on it, I love it so much and I will forever treasure it.
Then, while I was on a class trip to Nice, I was in this gigantic souvenir shop. I found magnets, souvenirs that I always bought, and I hadn’t even planned on picking up a bookmark but then I saw this one hidden away near shot glasses, and I instantly loved it. It took me a little while to notice that the bottom part is only color and not part of the picture, as you can see, but I really love how straight to the point this bookmark is. Plus, I feel like it really grabs the essence of the Cote d’Azur and I always use it when I’m reading. The New York bookmark is a little small, so I have to be really careful with it, especially since it once fell out of the book in my bag and got caught to something, causing the yarn to tear at the end.
Over the summer this year, my sister was in Dubrovnik. She went there on vacation and I told her I maybe wanted a bookmark or magnet from Dubrovnik and then she found this one for me. It’s a bit bigger, (it’s exactly the size of a UK paperback) so I like using it for my larger hardcovers (like ACoTaR or Six of Crows). The funny thing about this bookmark is that the tassle is on the bottom as opposed to being on the top. My sister said she didn’t notice it until after she bought it, but I really don’t mind because it makes it really unique. Plus at the top as you can see it has a little dent in it because she crumpled it slightly into her backpack xD.
Not only my sister was traveling, but my best friend was too. She was in Pennsylvania visiting her relatives for almost the entirety of the summer and literally on her last day in America, she texted me that she was looking for souvenirs for our friends and if I wanted anything. I obviously did, so I asked for a bookmark. And then she found this really gorgeous bookmark in Barnes & Noble and she said that she really wanted to keep it when she saw it and that it was the last one there, but she ended up giving it to me :). I really love this bookmark so much, I used it recently while I was reading Gemina because it’s also slightly bigger and I loved playing with the felt yarn at the top.
On September 18th this year I was in Bratislava with my class. It was just a day trip since Slovakia is next to Austria. We had 3 hours of free time where we went to eat, I had really good food, it tasted real nice, we went to a place where you could like design your own ice cream, like you could pick out the toppings and they had a chocolate fountain, it was really tasty. Then we went to an English bookstore, as we always do no matter where I go. I could literally also make a post about the books that I’ve bought in foreign countries because every time I travel I somehow find myself in a bookstore? I really don’t know how that happens. In the book store I bought They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, which you can see next to my John Green collection. TBDATE is going to be the first book that I’ve ever read by Adam Silvera and I can’t wait to read it, especially since Becky and Adam are bringing out a collab book together! I can’t wait until What If It’s Us finally comes out! Anyway, after the bookstore we went into a really big souvenir store, but they didn’t have any good bookmarks. They just had generic ones and none of them showed that it was like Slovakia/ Bratislava, so we went into another little souvenir store that was literally right across the first one, Bratislava is literally 50% restaurants and 50% souvenir stores, it’s insane. But I went into this tiny souvenir store and by the cashier they had this little box filled with bookmarks and I saw this one and it’s so prett I had to buy it. And I did.
These are the bookmarks I wanted to talk about today, I can’t wait to start collecting more. I still collect magnets, but bookmarks are somehow more fun because I can actually use them and they’re really nostalgic so I can’t wait to expand my collection. I hope you enjoyed my blog post 🤗🤗
P.S. I hope that everybody knows that I only painted the nails on my left hand. I painted them specifically for this photo set. I’m currently typing this with one set of black nails and another set of natural nails. 😂