Can’t Read Just One

I suppose most people have heard the commercial for a popular potato chip, “You can’t eat just one. When books are the topic, “I can’t read just one. I always have two or three holding bookmarks.”

And, they are usually a wide variety.

Currently, these are the titles I am reading:

  • Jahanara Princess of Princesses   It is a Scholastic book, diary style, non-fiction I picked it up from a freebie rack. I expect to pass it on.
  • The Shepherd of the Hills by Harold Bell Wright. It was made into a movie with John Wayne. The book setting is the Ozark Mountains. I borrowed it from my sister who said it’s a keeper. That means I will return it to her.
  • Named in Stone and Sky an Arizona Anthology edited by Gregory McNamee borrowed from the library.

I’m curious about who has read any of these books. Liked? Not liked?  What are you reading this week?

I wonder if any of my readers do what I do.

Multiple books need multiple bookmarks. I have a bunch. Where do you get yours? Mine came from:

  • The library
  • gift from a friend
  • picture cut from a magazine
  • gift wrap
  • an envelope
  • patchwork

My patchwork bookmarks were homemade from fabric scraps. My pattern was in a magazine ages ago and used many small pieces. The article also included a heart door hanger. My patterns are stashed away in storage right now. I went online to find other patterns. Here are links to several, but there are more choices.

These can be made in different sizes to accommodate large or small books.

Look here for a really simple pattern:

http://makezine.com/2011/02/23/how-to_sew_a_fabric_patchwork/

These are cute and easy:

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2014/04/15-diy-easy-and-super-cute-fabric-bookmarks.html

http://craftygeminicreates.com/patchwork-bookmark/

These have heart:

http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-scrappy-patchwork-bookmarks-with-a-heart-charm/2014/12/01/

After finding those links to share, I think I need to make a few. 🙂 How about you?

 

 

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