What items have you ever used as a bookmark? What is the most unusual item you’ve ever used or seen used?
I tend to use note cards, especially giant note cards, so I can write notes on them and keep them with my book. When I was in middle school and high school, though, I was fond of folding a small Post-It note in half and using that. This, of course, meant that I was constantly losing my tiny improvised bookmarks and constantly remaking them. While I don’t use them myself, I often make origami bookmarks that hang off the corner of the page as gifts. I decorate them like bugs.
Seeing a page dogeared makes me wince. I don’t often pay attention to other readers’ bookmarks, but I’ve seen torn strips of paper used, as well as my preferred note cards.