At the beginning of the month, I ran across a project printout from Stamphenge that I've been holding onto for years. Jean's project for bookmarklets caught my eye because I seldom read a book without pen and paper in hand. I jot down quotations, ideas, web sites, and other information that I don't want to forget once I put down the book or return it to the library. Bookmarklets are the perfect solution for a reader like me!
Part booklet-part bookmark, bookmarklets are little books where you can jot notes as you read, and then slip into your book to hold your place when you put it down.great directions to carry you through the process. I thought I'd share some photos from my bookmarklet-creating session:
I used regular computer paper to keep my bookmarklet slim. (Watercolor paper, for example, would make it much bulkier.) One sheet of computer paper can be cut into four strips that are 2 inches by 11 inches, with just a little strip leftover.
Then I stacked the four strips and folded them over to make a booklet that measures 2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. (I used the bone folder to make the crease crisper.)
Now I have a place to write down all my notes as I read:
If you would like to receive one my bookmarklets, leave a comment and I will send you one! Here's the catch: You MUST include in your comment a book recommendation for me in order to receive a bookmarklet. What is a good/ fun/ interesting/ creative/ inspiring read for 2014?
Also, if I don't have your address, you will have to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want me to send you a bookmarklet. I will send one to everyone I hear from before January 25, 2014!