Strange Bookmarks: An Overview
Bookmarks have been taking over the internet this month.
It all began with a tweet:
Don't have a bookmark? Try using Chex Mix instead pic.twitter.com/MqcNedloE1— Chex Mix (@ChexMix) September 9, 2019
A tweet that brazenly flaunted the concept of what a bookmark should be. This tweet struck a nerve with book lovers everywhere.
There were reactions:
This new "don't have a bookmark?" meme just gives me anxiety. DON'T HARM BOOKS! What did they ever do to you?— Kelly ? (@gAyCromwell) September 12, 2019
There were copycats:
don't have a bookmark? try using vitaminwater instead. pic.twitter.com/ZqJnU8SJSY— vitaminwater® (@vitaminwater) September 10, 2019
Real life examples were shared:
Don’t have a bookmark? Try using a taco. (Actual photo of an actual book found in the book drop at my library in Indiana a few years back) pic.twitter.com/yU9jrKoFkF— Amanda Mae ? (@miss_amandamae) September 14, 2019
And two old blog posts were recalled:
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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