It is no secret that we here at For Reading Addicts love a good bookmark: the quirky, the shockingly expensive, the nerdy, cute and creative. Some people even use books to store strange bits and pieces…
The interesting folk at Reddit have been discussing bookmarks in r/Showerthoughts after user by brainrokker posted the thought ‘Using a dollar bill as a bookmark is cheaper than buying a bookmark’ .
This sparked a list of things people use or have used, and some more outrageous comments… At first there were the usual comments from people who use sweet wrappers, receipts, and foreign currency left over from a trip abroad, but in amongst those were some quirkier suggestions.
For your own bookmarks- would you use a dollar bill, or any other currency? Or do you prefer something a bit more personal? Perhaps you just use whatever is nearby- a receipt, a business card, a bus ticket?
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Some bookshops have even gone so far as to create visual experiments to show how many of the shelves are dominated by male authors.
Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) discovered a young man’s doodles in his own mathematics workbook, and it gives us a fascinating insight into the mind of this erudite and creative teen. As well as laying out his mathematical formulae with precision and clarity, Richard Beale showed us his family dog, street scenes, elegant ships, and… A chicken in trousers.
Let MERL take you on a journey through time into the mind of Richard Beale- honest farm-boy, good mathematician, and excellent doodler.
Librarians used to deal with all the strange, creepy, interesting, and outrageous questions the general public had to ask- and you will not believe some of the stuff people are willing to ask a stranger.