Bookmarked: Film-Featuring Bookmark Series by Libreria Follas Novas

by Lindy Gamolo I know it’s similar to Fiction Nation’s theme (with all due respect to our wonderful SIC, Allana), but I have several reasons in writing about bookmarks featuring film adaptations for September. First: Because September is the month when Cinema Europa opens! This year, it will screen on September 29 to November 10 yet another brilliant lineup of 23 movies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland. Whether the films were adopted from books or not, it has to be announced here. Second: Because…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Liudmila Cernikoviene         

by Lindy Gamolo Remember our interview with Willy Nieuwveld, the bookmark collector from Holland? I hope it gave you a whole new view on bookmarks, that there are series, puzzles and antiques! For such a simple object, it’s unbelievable, right? Well, this time we are featuring a collector all the way from Norway! Liudmila Cernikoviene maintains a blog I have been following for several years now, so I get to see her new uploads and drool at her unique collection. Scroll down and drool with me. “When you think that your collection is full and you have so many bookmarks that nothing can…

Bookmarked: Picking Up Flower Bookmarks

by Lindy Gamolo and Louise Dumas With a friendship that started way back in our university days, I’ve known Louise to be a voracious reader with really good taste in authors and books. Admittedly, I kind of stole ideas from her on which authors or titles to read. (Oops!) Louise requested to write about bookmarks in relation to human rights advocacy but today, she will talk about something else. This is a story about bookmarks and life. Here’s Louise and her flower bookmarks. ***   In England, the poppy is a remembrance of the soldiers who died in the world wars,…

Bookmarked: Double Celebrations #lovewins

by Lindy Gamolo We may not be American citizens but our hearts were filled with joy and we celebrated with them as the US Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015. Yes, this means same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states and no state can ban it. I don’t know about you guys but I truly feel joyous with them. I personally believe the right to marry is a fundamental right of every human being, regardless of gender. And it was indeed a historic victory for Americans for granting the right to same-sex couples. As I…

Bookmarked: Knocking on Wood

by Lindy Gamolo As you probably know, bookmarks don’t always have to be made of paper. It can be made out of many things: wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, fabric, leather, resin and other materials I have no idea you could make bookmarks out of. And as varied as the materials are, bookmarks also come in different shapes and designs. So today, as we open our birthday month, I chose to feature wooden kinds of bookmark from all over the world. Wood is a good material for a bookmark as long as it’s thin and smooth so as not to ruin the pages. Different manufacturers…

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Willy Nieuwveld

by Lindy Gamolo If you’re still surprised or puzzled that there are people who actually collect bookmarks (yes, as serious and “technical” as stamp and coin collectors, if you know what I mean), then it’s time to let it sink in because I’ll be proving you wrong in many Bookmarked posts to come. I’m not alone in this, I promise! When I was most active in collecting bookmarks, I was in contact with a lot of collectors from different parts of the world to exchange/trade pieces from our collection, so I thought I might introduce those amazing people to you guys!…

Bookmarked: Marking the Beginning

by Lindy Gamolo “You collect what? Bookmarks?!” Yep, that thing you use to mark the page you left at before you called it a day and dozed off. Just like every collection that has ever existed, it started with one piece, though mine wasn’t necessarily the first piece I owned. Instead, it was this simple Hallmark bookmark given by someone I wasn’t that close to that prompted the idea of collecting it. I had about two or three bookmarks already before getting this one as a birthday present. I thought, “Hey, what a nice little sweet thing for a friendly gesture.”…