And I like to make bookmarks. Here are a couple of the traditional type with tails:
One has a favorite quote from the Peanuts comic strip, the other is one of several I gave away with my last Magical Cats mystery, Sleight of Paw.
The only down side to this kind of flat bookmark is that sometimes it falls out of the book, especially if like me, you tend to stuff a book or two into your bag or briefcase. So I’ve been looking for a bookmark that’s a little harder to dislodge. When I discovered a headband in the dollar store made from half a dozen lengths of stretchy cord, I decided what I needed was a Bookband, basically a headband for my book.
The first thing I did when I got the headband home was to separate it into six separate strands. Then I pulled out some of the beads I keep on my art table.
Then I tied the two free ends in a knot, about six inches from that purple bead. The cord has enough stretch to stay in place without damaging the pages of a book. The beads are really just for fun.
If you’d like to win a Bookband, along with a copy of my latest book, Copycat Killing, which will be out May 1st, please leave a comment. And if you have any suggestions for more bookmarks, please share those too.