Bookmarks and Book Marks.
I first saw this tag over on Winterelle, written by the wonderful Alannah, and I thought it was fabulous. It's taken me a ridiculous amount of time to finally get around to writing my answers but let's do this!
What are you currently using as a bookmark?
Some of the free bookmarks from past Book Depository orders - I love them, but they rarely include them in my orders anymore *sad face*!
Best thing you've used? Weirdest thing you've used?
I'm combining my answer for these questions because I think they're both covered by the fact that I may sometimes use the Elder Wand as a bookmark. And I think it's amazing and weird and totally impractical all at the same time!
Do you ever write in books? Why or why not?
Sometimes, although I've recently taken to using mini post-it notes instead. It makes it easier to find the parts that I love again, but I suppose it takes away from the surprise of rereading a book and stumbling across some notes you've written previously and forgotten about.
Which books in your collection have been written by someone named Mark?
The only book in my collection written by a Mark is the fabulous Things The Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett. Front man of Eels, Mark has had a bit of a crazy life. Despite feeling he's not worthy of having a book about his life published, I'm so glad that he wrote it because 1.) he absolutely is worthy, and 2.) it's charming, inspiring and the story about John Legend still makes me chuckle whenever I think about it.
Which book has made the biggest mark figuratively on your life?
This is a really interesting question and the more I think about it, the further I get from an answer because I suppose I've taken little parts of lots of books and tucked them away to revisit or think about on a rainy day when I need some inspiration or encouragement. Choosing some recent inspirations, Allen Ginsberg's poetry and The Listeners by Leni Zumas have both prompted me to really think about the medium of writing itself and how the boundaries can be pushed and experimented with to produce incredibly immersive work. Experimentation is the key to brilliance, I'm sure of it.
What books have you marked on you?
In your opinion which book(s) have made the biggest impact on your generation?
Harry Potter immediately springs to mind of course. What a phenomenon and it's so overwhelming to think about how many children grow up with Harry as part of their lives, with the books to comfort them and escape into. Harry is such a special gift to the world of children's literature. I also think that The Perks of being a Wallflower is pretty special too.
I tag you!