05/20/2014 02:36 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

23 Creative Bookmarks To Make Sure You Pick Up Where You Left Off

A folded corner. A spare receipt. An optimistic belief that we can totally remember the page number. We all have our ways of marking our place in a book before closing it for the time being -- but far too often that method is unreliable or unattractive. Remember, all those dog-eared page corners will still mark our books long after we've finished reading!

There is, however, an easy solution: Bring back the bookmark! A good bookmark will hold your place more clearly and reliably than a grubby bit of scrap paper, and it will ensure the structural integrity of each page in the book is preserved. Once you've tried a good bookmark, you'll never want to go back to the dark days of guessing whether you were at page 67 or page 76.

Here are 23 whimsical, clever, and super creative bookmarks to ensure your page is marked.

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