The Book itself is very unprepossessing this time, sometimes I get excited and decorate the cover but this time I was in a hurry to replace it as the last one was really on its last legs and about to fall completely apart - so when a friend offered this one from her stash of note books - I took it and transferred everything I needed into it and continued on my merry way.
However, the last book of lists had five separate inserts separating the book into sections and this one had a single ribbon marker. I've been using this book for a couple of months (that's why is still looks in good condition) but I am getting frustrated by having to flick back and forth looking for the section I want so I decided that I needed to add a few markers to it...
Here's what I did...
I considered putting in cardboard tags or even whole pages to divide to the book up but decided that this was quicker and simpler. Having just learnt about Occam's razor, I decided to go with the simplest solution!
From Wikipedia: The principle states that among competing hypotheses that predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Other, more complicated solutions may ultimately prove to provide better predictions, but—in the absence of differences in predictive ability—the fewer assumptions that are made, the better. (or in my case, the easier and quicker it is to make, with the least parts, the better!)
I saw these paper clip book marks and thought they were wonderful but possibly a bit much for a book I carry everywhere, and I also found these lovely ribbon book marks on Pintrest that are I am coveting big time right now! Mine was a simple solution for a practical problem - I'll make crafty ones like these for presents for people who love reading books.
If you have seen a solution to marking pages in book (Cook books spring to mind) pop a link to it in the comments section below!
Green-ness: 5/5 for finding a solution that used materials I already had
Frugal-ness: 5/5 for not having to spend a cent!
Time cost: Maybe two minutes - including putting everything away!
Skill level: Cutting and sticking (my favourite!)
Fun-ness: So much less stressful to be able to find the page I want when I want it!