Let’s talk book accessories! I wish I could boast a huge collection of book-related merchandise like mugs, enamel pins, necklaces, or really, any other book-related trinkets. If there is anything I’d love to have, it would be a book sleeve! But sadly, all I have is a little pouch of stationaries that I carry along with my book.
Today, I’m going to share with you the little essential accessories that I always keep with me when reading a book!
With the number of books I flit between I almost always have trouble remembering the specific page I’m at! Funnily enough, I don’t actually collect bookmarks. Though that is something to consider. Sadly, I lost my favourite bookmark a few months ago. It was a chain bookmark with a little cat on the end; it was gifted to me by my sister on my birthday. Ever since then I’ve been hoping to find a new one! So, if you have any bookmark shops to suggest whether on Etsy or in Australia, please let me know!
HIGHLIGHTERS & STICKY NOTES
I love annotating my books! I love marking scenes that I love or believe might play importance later in the story. I also mark worldbuilding or quotes that I want to remember. Annotating books is one way I study the book I’m reading. As a writer, I tend to analyze how an author planned out the plot, the character arcs or how they plotted the novel’s foreshadowing.
THE FOREST APP
My phone is my biggest vice. Not only do I use it to manage my blog and my social media platforms but it is also my communication tool with my family. When reading, I make it a point to switch on the Forest app as it would keep me from accessing chats or anything else on my phone.
Considering how much I love annotating my books, I don’t think anyone should be surprised that I finally got myself a book stamp! After years of writing my name in books – which I found unflattering! – I made the decision to gift myself a little book stamp! Look at how pretty it is. I purchased the stamp from Crea8tiveRubberStamp through Etsy.
I actually don’t use my lamp all that much since I prefer reading on my Kindle if I’m in bed and can’t sleep. But having a lamp is essential during dreary days or for evenings when you just don’t want to switch on the lights.
As a blogger, having my planner on hand is non-negotiable. Although I don’t stick to a strict TBR I do make it a point to get to my review copies as soon as I can. The way I deal with my review copies has changed since my first year as a blogger but that’s something to talk about in another post! In my planner, I keep track of review copies and their publication dates. Being able to see that helps me plan when I should start reading the ARC.
📚 Which book accessory do you always keep close when reading?
📚 Is there a reading accessory you’d like to purchase?
📚 What helps you stay away from distractions when reading?
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