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Reasons Why You Should Opt for Bookmarks Instead of Folding Pages

Bookmarks or Dog-Ears?

Well, while it might be okay to fold the edges of a textbook with a shorter lifespan, when it comes to beloved books that we hold dear and often revisit for favorite chapters or quotes, it's best to refrain from mistreating them. As a reader, I suggest opting for bookmarks over folding pages, and here's why:


Reason 1: Preserving Book Pages

One of the primary reasons to use bookmarks is to preserve the pages of your beloved books. Folding the edges can lead to creases and tears, compromising the structural integrity of the book over time. Bookmarks offer a gentle alternative that helps maintain the quality of the pages.


Reason 2: Ease of Use and Convenience

Bookmarks, however, provide a simple and convenient way to mark your spot in a book. By inserting a bookmark between the pages at a specific location, you can effortlessly go back to your favorite passage or chapter later on. This ease of use makes bookmarks a practical choice for readers.


Reason 3: Personalization and Expression

With a wide variety of bookmark designs available, readers can express their personality and style through their choice of bookmarks. Whether you prefer a sleek metal bookmark or a whimsical magnetic one, there are options to suit every preference and taste. Personalizing your reading experience with a unique bookmark can add a touch of flair to your daily routine.


Reason 4: Prevention of Page Damage

Folding pages indeed brings about potential page damage, such as tearing or detachment. By using bookmarks, you can ensure that the pages of your book remain intact and secure, preserving the book for future readings. Protecting the physical condition of your books is essential for long-term enjoyment.


Reason 5: Consider the Book's Value

If a book is expensive or borrowed, it's best not to fold the pages. It can lead to damage and ruin the book's quality over time. Using bookmarks is a respectful way to treat valuable books.


Reason 6: Showing Respect for Literature

Opting for bookmarks over consciously folding pages demonstrates a level of respect for the written word and the books themselves. By treating your books with care and using bookmarks to mark your place, you acknowledge the value of literature and the importance of preserving it for future generations of readers


Written by,

Priyanka Biswakarma

Int. Intern

Peach Blink

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