Pluggers by Rick McKee for October 08, 2021

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  8 months ago

    That depends on how big your personal library is.

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    Baarorso  8 months ago

    To me, it’s just the opposite. I’ve got so many books that i don’t know if i’m going to be able to read them all! ;P

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    juicebruce  8 months ago

    I guess you have to save the bookmarkers first ;-)

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    Gent  8 months ago

    Hey, isn’t that the second edition of 101 Ways To Cook Chicken ?

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    chris1962cy Premium Member 8 months ago

    The more organization’s mailing lists you get on means the more free bookmarks you get in the mail, hopefully to get you to send a donation.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 8 months ago

    By which you mean “pile of random bits of paper I may or may not need later”, yeah?

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    KelleySweat  8 months ago

    When are bookmarks ever free? I’ve always had to pay for the ones with tassels, like in the pic. The only free ones are the ad cards in the center of magazines.

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    Doctor Toon  8 months ago

    I’ve worn out a number of bookmarks, but each one has traveled through quite a number of books in its lifetime

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    Gandalf  8 months ago

    Nope; I’m always hunting around for a bookmark…

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    david_42  8 months ago

    Never had this problem. I barely have enough bookmarks for the books I’m currently reading.

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    HunterIsACriminal  8 months ago

    Everybody I know has about ten books for any bookmark. Stacks of books and a few being read.

    And then there is the Bible: 80 bookmarks in the one book.

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    ctolson  8 months ago

    Even though my wife’s Kindle is her main library (several hundred), she still has way more books (three large bookcases) than her pile of free bookmarks (one small/medium sized box). She does read from both.

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    PoodleGroomer  8 months ago

    Frazz was using currency as bookmarks.

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    Dani Rice  8 months ago

    I use the checkout slips from the library as bookmarks.

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    KEA  8 months ago

    I wonder how many bookmarks Librarians find in returned books?

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    Dorothy Ownbey Premium Member 8 months ago

    What if I only read ebooks?

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    yaakovashoshana  8 months ago

    Not EVEN close.

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    contralto2b  8 months ago

    I use Post-it notes & Post-It Flags, receipts, business cards, free bookmarks from science fiction conventions and trade shows, ones I have actually bought, gifts from friends and family, free ones from the store where I bought the book, just about anything I find when I have to stop and mark a spot because, when I am reading a good book, I often take it with me, but not necessarily the bookmark that was in it at the time I picked it up.

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    anomalous4  8 months ago

    If that’s the case, she must get a lot of her books at the library – assuming she’s lucky enough to live near a library that has a decent selection of treeware books! The one in my town was redone a few years ago, & now it’s mostly CDs, DVDs, computers, & a “teen room” (whatever that is), & most of its acquisitions lately have been ebooks.

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    lawguy05  8 months ago

    Love this strip. So wholesome. We need more wholesome these days.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 8 months ago

    The receipt from the bookstore works pretty good. Bus transfer, water bill… A fast food receipt may get your book greasy & a cigarette paper is little & thin & too hard to find in a book.

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    mistercatworks  8 months ago

    They don’t stack well. Most online book dealers send you a bookmark with their ad on it, so I’m never short of bookmarks. However, I have three bookmarks made from laminated cat-themed postage stamps of different countries which I use to keep track of my current three books. I never buy bookmarks with ribbons on them. It’s just something to snag or drag, which can pull out the bookmark. At best, you lose your place; at worst, you lose the bookmark. :)

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    fuzzbucket  8 months ago

    Fat chance of that. I cut every stiff cardboard ad that comes in the mail into strips for bookmarks, but I have several thousand books.

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    wiatr Premium Member 8 months ago

    My bookmarks are scattered whereas the books are on their shelves arranged by topics.

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    mafastore  8 months ago

    Bookmarks? That is what the inserts in magazines – such as in AARP – are for.

    As said it depends on the size of the library. Ours is huge – 5-6ft ones in office plus a half sized one. 3ft fall, 5ft long one in bedroom. 2 -6ft ones in studio. 1-6ft one in basement. Plus the books and informational magazines stacked around the house in assorted places. Forgot the 3 huge plastic boxes in basement.

    What are you interested in? 17th century or 18th century or 19th century history – a small library of each. Reenacting 18th century – a shelf. James Bond – multiple copies of all of the books, including some first editions of the early ones (plus posters, toys, etc). Louisa May Alcott – large selection of her books again, including some early copies, books about her, etc. Embroidery – 3 shelves of books, woodworking – 4 shelves of books, leatherworking – 2 shelves of books, dollmaking – 1 shelf of books, psychology – half bookshelf in basement. The plastic boxes are movie, TV, theater related books including numerous biographies including some from the 1930s.

    And they all get read and used for reference.

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