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September 29, 2010



Oooh, right now I'm reading a book called "The People Who Watched Her Pass By" (Scott Bradfield). It's by an indie publisher called Two Dollar Radio, and it's the first book I've ever chosen based on publisher (I liked another of their books). I'm using a bookmark I bought at a handmade art fair. The bookmark says "Melvil Dewey is my homeboy." :)


I am currently reading SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson for Banned Books Week (although I'm not sure it officially HAS been banned/challenged, I'm counting it anyway). It's a paperback but has a cover with flaps, and I'm using the flaps as built-in bookmarks.


Metaphors We Live By - George Lakoff
Proofs and Refutations - Imre Lakatosh
The Political Mind : Why You Can't Understand 21st-Century American Politics with an 18th-Century Brain -- George Lakoff

And a few others I am slowly working through. The Emotional Brain by Ledoux. Thought and Language by Vygotsky. I have a style book by Joseph Williams here. One of Piaget's books I pick up and put down. Descartes' Error by Dimasio.

I use whatever is handy to keep the page, which usually means the discarded envelopes from some junk mail or bill. It takes me a long time to get back around to some of these, because I don't have much time for extra reading.


I'm still reading Joe Pernice's "It Feels So Good When I Stop" and I'm using an expired Turkey Hill Iced Tea coupon as a bookmark!

After hearing a reading/q&a she did for the Philly Free Library, I'm thinking about getting Rosanne Cash's memoir.


Don't include me in your contest (since I just won the grilling cookbook! w00t!) but I'm currently reading "The Good Psychologist" by Noam Shpancer, which is very...interesting. Very...odd. Hmm. (Compelling, in its own way, though). And since I read on my Kindle, I just push a button for my bookmark! Speaking of greeting cards, I just loved the little card you inserted in my Winning BBQ Box o' Goodies. Adorable!


"Hamlet's Blackberry" by William Powers addresses being connected (or not) in the digital age and throughout human history. I feared the latter might read like homework...but it doesn't! This short book is delightful and thought-provoking, easy-to-read. With just 30 pages to go, I'm using the back flap as a bookmark.

Lona Froshaug

I am reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. My book marks are usually the subscription cards from magazines. They seem to be everywhere in my house!

Michael Harrison

I am reading Brothers in Arms (about the Kennedy brothers vs the Castro Brothers) on my iPad. For a real physical book, I am reading Shoes Outside the Door (about Richard Baker and the San Francisco Zen Center in the 70's). As you can tell, I'm a non-fiction guy most of the time. I use one of the free bookmarks they used to give away at Borders.


I've just started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, although I'm not using a bookmark for it because I'm reading it on my Sony Reader. ;)

Those bookmarks are adorable!

Papa Lew

I am reading The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama and also Team of Rivals, and whatever else I read in between. I use outdated business cards (previous jobs, change of title, change of office address). They are just the right size.


I am currently reading A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. My bookmark has a picture of Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street. My sister gave me this bookmark 32 years ago when I was in 4th grade.


I'm reading Freedom on my Kindle, but when I read a 'real' book I use subsciption cards from magazines. BTW - really enjoying Freedom.

Pam Bustamante

I am reading Ken Follett's newest Fall of Giants and I use my library computer check out slip as a bookmark. You get one with each book checked out.


Right now, I'm reading Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue. I'm reading it on my Kindle, so no bookmark. But lined up on my nightstand when this book is done are the actual books The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery and Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. I have a pretty metal bookmark that a friend gave me for my birthday last year, but I have been known to use just about anything, including a Kleenex (clean, of course)!


I'm just finishing up "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins. It's the third and final book of the Hunger Games series. I know it's young adult material, but I'm in my 30s and I have loved it! Right now my bookmark is an old business card. Very boring!


I am reading the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield which is fantastic. For a bookmark, I am using a piece of junk mail.

Kim Buckton

I am reading Bright Midnight right now. I am using the receipt from the library as my bookmark. There always seems to be one of those slips of paper handy!


I am reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It is disturbing and sweet, and it is amazing that the female protagonists are so beautifully rendered by a man.


I'm reading Bubbeh by Sabina Berman translated from the Spanish by Andrea Labinger. I'm using a bookmark that advertises Book Ends, Winchester's Corner Bookstore. My mother has a great idea for bookmarks - she saves postcards and keeps them in a box, ready to use for bookmarks. It's functional and keeps friends, relatives, or places she has been, close to her.

karen polinsky

I just finished reading Day After Night by Anita Diamant for my book group on Wednesday night. Enjoy is a tricky word for this book, but I did like reading it. However, while straightening up I realized that I read the wrong book. So, I've started The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper. It's okay so far, and I better get rolling on it! I often neglect to use a bookmark, but I generally find it is very helpful when I do.

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