Monday, 6 May 2013

The Bookmarks Tag

I wasn't actually tagged to do this, but when I saw Sanne at Booksandquills do it, I knew I had to do one too.  Sometimes tags are fun!

This tag was created by IncrediblyDeadlyViper on Youtube.

Section One:  Bookmarks

1.  What are you currently using as a bookmark?

A free bookmark that came with a Book Depository order... it has a graph showing the rise of cupcake book sales.

2.  What is the best thing you've ever used as a bookmark?

I would have to say the new book jig bookmark that clips to the front of the book and drops a ribbon down the page.  Turns a modern book Victorian.

3.  What is the weirdest thing you've ever used as a bookmark?

A twisted up tissue.  Not used!  In my defence, I'd seen my friend do it first.  She also used to bring lunch money wrapped in tissues, and once she threw it out by accident.

Section Two: Marks in Books

4.  Do you ever highlight or annotate your books?  Why or why not?

No!  I hate doing that, it feels like vandalism.  I wrote in my copy of Hard Times during first year English Lit at uni, and I've always regretted it.  Now, if I need to write down a great quote, I stop and grab my journal.

5. Share something that you've found in a library book or a used book.

I wish I could remember what I found written in the second hand copy of My Brilliant Career but I can't, and I gave that copy to a friend when I got the one for my University syllabus.

We leant a copy of Death Comes to Pemberley to my grandfather earlier this year, and when it came back he'd underlined the word "matches" and the word "Police" because neither of those things were invented in Jane Austen's time.

Section Three: Books by Mark 

6. Do you own any books by authors named Mark?

I'm not at my own house this month, so I'm going by memory here:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time- Mark Haddon
100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Mark-ez)
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzack
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Section Four: Marks by Books

7. Which book has made the biggest mark on your life figuratively?

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey, because I spent a year of my life writing a thesis on it.

8. Which book has made the biggest mark on your life literally?  //  Do you have any literary tattoos?  If not, what would you get?

I don't have any literary tattoos, but I did drop the seventh Harry Potter book on my face while I was reading it.  That left a mark at the time.

If I was going to get a literary tattoo... tattoos really aren't my thing so this is difficult...

9.  Which book do you think has had the biggest impact on your generation?

Have to say Harry Potter.  Whenever my high school friends and I try to talk about books, it's always this one.

If you do this tag, link me in the comments!  This is really fun.

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