Book Blogger Hop: What do you use as a bookmark?

I was originally going to skip this topic, since I haven’t read a physical book since 2010, when I bought my first Kindle.

Seriously. Not one.

However, the more I thought about it, the more I thought that this would be a great time to talk about the ONE thing that I miss about treeware, and that is my bookcovers.

We have all seen bookcovers, in some form or another. Maybe you made some in high school out of paper bags. Maybe you saw some on the Internet. Maybe you bought one at one of those ‘embroider it’ shops at the mall.

But regardless, you have never had a book cover like the ones that Cathy Holberg makes.

Just a sampling of my covers. So. Gorgeous.

Cathy runs a website, clothbookcovers.com. There, you can select the size, and fabric for your cover. If you don’t like the fabric choices, you can send her a small amount (she will happily tell you how much) of any cotton fabric. I used to have fabric shipped to her from fabric.com.

She will take your choice, match it with a gorgeous, vibrant solid liner, and make you the best darn bookcover you have ever held. Thick. Soft. Amazing hand.

I get that that sounded dirty. People! Focus. We are talking about bookcovers here.

Anyway, these bookcovers also have built-in bookmarks, beautifully-finished strips of matching fabric.

And before I got my kindle, that is all I ever used for a bookmark.

I miss them. I still have all of them, in a box, and I take them out every once in a while and just…look at them.

If you still read physical books, you do not know how much you could be improving your life with one of Cathy’s covers. I’d tell you to tell her I sent you, but I’m not sure that she remembers me all these years later. But she might…I was the crazy girl who drop-shipped fabric to her, after all.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog

6 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: What do you use as a bookmark?

  1. Oh wow, I’ve never seen one of these types of book covers before but they really are beautiful. It would also stop those issues of having a bookshelf of clashing covers!

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    1. They really are stunning. I used to pick my own fabric for the outside, but I always let Cathy pick the liners, and the surprise of what she was going to pick for me to match was almost my favorite part. 🙂

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  2. Those are really beautiful. (Though I don’t think I’ve put a cover on a book since the paper grocery bag covers we used to protect schoolbooks)

    I do still read some physical books (oh that the library could have copies of every book ever printed available for me in kindle format) for stuff that either isn’t available electronically (hello many older books), at least not from the library (glaring at certain publishers), or that my impatient hand can get sooner from the library in physical form, For those I tend to use the library’s hold ticket as my bookmark — and how convenient that they issued me the book with its own bookmark.

    But now I’m kind of lusting after pretty covers that I’ve no real use for…

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  3. Nowadays I rarely read physical books and I never put covers on books in the past, not on hard bounds or paperbacks or on text books. Just not something I even thought about doing. I don’t see the appeal even after reading about them. I did enjoy reading the blog about them even though I would not have ever used them.

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