What Does Your Bookmark Say About You?
It’s pretty clear that if you are here reading this, you’re a fan of books. Now that we have that out of the way, we can also safely assume that you have used a bookmark at least once in your life. But what we don’t know is what you use for a bookmark. So we decided to make up some personality traits about you, based on what you use. Because this is the Internet.
The Zen Master. You’re contemplative, peaceful, and quiet, and probably love Sylvia Plath. Your collection of candles is unrivaled, and you might even have an essential oil diffuser. A cup of tea is never more than a page turn away.
Leaves or Flowers
The Daydreamer. You live the life people want to live—the one where most of your free time is spent sprawled on a blanket in a field, lost in a book.
The Walking Paradox. You love your tech, but, dammit, you love those books! Often found live tweeting chapters or Instagramming your latest page-turner. In a way, you represent all of us in our respective tech addiction struggles.
The Enigma. On the surface, you might be judged as “rich” or “showy,” but we all know you’re just extremely existential. What is money but a piece of paper, anyway? What is life on this earth?
The Bathroom Reader. What some might see as “gross,” you see as “multitasking.”
The Polaroid Photo
The Queen (or King) of Nostalgia. Before you dive into a book, you take a moment to fondly remember a good time once had. Sigh…
A Piece of String (or a Paperclip)
The Minimalist. Simple on the surface but deceptively complex, you are the IKEA bookshelf of humans.
The Dog Ear
The Sinner. The only dog ears we like are the soft cute ones on real living puppies, not the paper crime you silently commit night after night.
An Old Ticket Stub
The Lovechild of Queen of Nostalgia and The Minimalist. No waste, only memories.
The Lazy Intellectual. Or perhaps, The Genius. You maintain the ability to invest yourself in multiple books at once, which is an undoubtedly impressive feat.
The Flap of a Book Jacket
The Pragmatic Reader. You’re as practical as practical gets—I’m not even going to call it lazy because it’s just too perfect. And also because I do this.
The Bookstore Receipt
The Second Most Pragmatic Reader. It’s the most practical option if the book has no flap, but it also doubles as a relic of one of your favorite places to go. If you went missing and detectives had to search your apartment to learn more about your habits, this would be a vital clue.
Your Own Memory
The Potentially Insane. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones with a photographic memory, or maybe you just are constantly doing mental exercises. You make us a little nervous.
A Pencil or Pen
The Lifelong Learner. You miss being in school so much that you see every book as a lecture hall. Can be found sitting on a bench, furiously scribbling notes in the margins. Doesn’t seem to mind that the book cannot fully close.
An Actual Bookmark
The Model Citizen. You live life by the rules and honestly, we can’t help but love you for it. But please, tell us: 1) how do you not lose it, and 2) how long have you had it for?
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Is your bookmark of choice on this list? If not, comment below with your go-to page saver.
Photos by Irene Kim Shepherd
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