A couple of weeks ago, my blogging friend Payton hosted a bookmark giveaway over at her blog, Dirt and Dickens. I entered (naturally--- I always enter giveaways, though I almost never win them) and since I wasn't expecting to win, I won. Okay, maybe that wasn't why I won, but it did happen that way. :D Thank you so much, Petie!
The prize for the giveaway was one of the lovely lettered bookmarks that Payton creates, and the winners got to choose what they wanted their bookmarks to say. I don't know what the other winner chose, but I picked a classic catchphrase from one of my favorite movies, and Payton made it up into a simply delightful bookmark! Check it out...
Here you can see the bookmark gracing the spine of one of my favorite books. The quote comes from the movie and not the book, but... hush.
I'm really looking forward to using this bookmark as I improve my mind (heehee). Right now I'm on page 172 of The Princess Bride, so I can't really say I'm improving my mind, but I'm definitely getting a good laugh out of the experience. (If you liked the movie, go read the book posthaste.)
But I'm not here to talk about TPB; I'm here to talk about my bookmark. It's adorable, of course, but that's not the only reason I like it. It also fits nicely into my book without leaving creases or marks, and it doesn't bend or pinch the spine in any way. Plus, I am quite sure it will prove to be a good conversation starter. :D
Is this post a shameless plug for Payton's bookmark shop, you might ask? Why, wherever would you get such an idea as that? *wide-eyed innocence* Shamelessly or not, (you can draw your own conclusions) I do encourage y'all to hop on over to Payton's shop and order your own personalized elastic bookmark today!
P.S. Oh, and she isn't paying me to say all this, just so ya know-- these are my own completely unbiased opinions about her product. Which I love. And you will too, so go click that link.