Since I have been working on my goal of reading one book a week this year (I'm only behind by three, by the way, and I'm having loads of fun catching up on warm summer days in the backyard!), I find myself in constant need of bookmarks. Somehow, I managed to snag a stack of my coworker's business cards and have been using those, but I wanted something a bit more "book-ish" (and I probably shouldn't steal my coworkers' stuff), so I came up with a new printable.
I also love taking notes while reading, especially with non-fiction books. Scribbling on little scraps of paper didn't seem like much fun, so I made these bookmarks with lines so you can write down whatever notes you like: new things to learn, new vocabulary words, new books to lust after, and what have you.
Not only am I reading more books, but I'm also lending more out as well. It's good to have a little something to help your books find their way home. Of course, I don't mind them not coming back as long as they're cherished by their new owners, since books seem to change hands quite a few times in their lives. Nonetheless, a bookplate can be a good way to go for those books that you don't want to walk out on you forever.
The bookplates will work with Avery label template #5164 if you want self-adhesive labels, or you can easily use a paper cutter, corner rounder, and an adhesive roller, (affiliate links through Whimseybox) like I did for the photo above.
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