Dog-Ears, Notes, and Bookmarks, Oh My! #OpenBookBlogHop #writingPrompts #Inspiration

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Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Do you dog-ear books or use a bookmark? Do you ever make notes in your books?”

As a kid, despite limited vision, I could read books with a desktop magnifier. Most of the time, I used a piece of scratch paper to mark my place, but I never dog-eared pages or wrote notes in the margins.

As an adult, my eyes get tired after using my magnifier for long periods of time. So, I read my books in Braille or audio using digital means.

Most of the reading I do is for pleasure. So, although most of the technology I use has the option to insert bookmarks and notes, I don’t usually need to do this. In most cases, when I leave a book and come back to it, it opens where I left off. For review purposes, I might make notes in a separate document but never in the book itself. And of course, as far as I know, there’s no way to dog-ear pages in a digital book.

How about you? Do you bookmark or dog-ear pages of books you’re reading? What about making notes? To participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ responses, click here.


New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?



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