Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Round-Up - #87

Like most readers and writers, I own many bookmarks. I thought it would be fun to check out the development of this handy little invention. Enjoy!

Since I'm doing research for my next manuscript, I find myself questioning where various items originated. While looking at an appealing book cover, I wondered when publishers began using them. So, for inquiring minds, here's a brief history of book jackets.

Have a safe, fun weekend!

24 comments:

Jessica said...

I always lose my bookmarks and end up dogearing the pages of my books. *sigh* Bookmarks are so much nicer.
It's cool that you're doing research on all this. Have fun!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the link. Never thought much about it but it will be interesting to find out more.
Happy weekend!
Karen :)

Jan Cline said...

Hi Susan,
I love trivia! I would be one of those people who would like to own a time travel machine. This was very interesting. Thanks, and give us more!

Jan

Sharon Ball said...

I'm a visual person so book covers are a huge part of what draws me to a book. Thank goodness for cover art!

Nancy said...

That was an interesting account of bookmarks. I have a 8x11 envelope full of them. I like the short ribbons from wedddings and weight watchers best because they are flexible and flat. In the discussion, my favorite was the little girl with the pansies. I love anything Victorian.

patti said...

Very cool! Would like a vellum book jacket! Surely that would make me more professional!!!

Patti

Faith Imagined said...

Great history! I had to chuckle because my kids have destroyed almost all of my book jackets!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sharon -

I'm back online! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

You're already professional. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I liked that article also. Victorian bookmarks catch my eye because of their beautiful designs and colors.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

Book jackets are fragile. When I have a hardcover book, I'm extra careful with the cover.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

I enjoy reading about how things were invented. If I find any other bits of trivia, I'll pass it along. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I usually have some many books started that I run out of bookmarks. Grocery receipts, post-it notes, and other pieces of paper get pressed into service.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Since book jackets and bookmarks are part of the writer's world, I thought everyone might find the information interesting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Carla Gade said...

Oh, cool! I love learning about this stuff. Prook production history is fascinating.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sorry for the strange formatting. It looked fine on the preview. I tried to correct it with no success.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I never use bookmarks and like jessica, fold back the page. Ugh. Have a good weekend and I am still praying for that perfect job for you! But ENJOY this time off! I didn't enough!

kristen said...

I never thought about the history of book jackets. Very interesting. Thanks, Susan!!:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

Thanks! I appreciate your prayers and the good advice. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Since you like history, I'm not surprised these articles were a hit. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jeanette Levellie said...

I must have a hundred bookmarks, but can I find one when I need it? I use 3 x 5 cards, business cards, church bulletins, etc...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

That's so funny! I'm the same way.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Faith Imagined said...

What an awesome topic! Have you seen the Christian kids' series, Angel Wars? It is interesting to see how they intervene on our behalf. It kind of balances C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

No, I haven't seen Angel Wars. I'll have to check out the series. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Blessings,
Susan :)