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Thursday, December 07, 2006

GI.F.T. Challenge

I am planning on doing four separate posts for the GI.F.T. (Giving Inspiration, Fostering Tradition) challenge. The challenge is to give of yourself for the shared edification and inspiration of others. Your favorite Christmas movie, story, song, etc. may just inspire others to try it out. At the very least we will share in your joy and enthusiasm as you give us a glimpse into who you are by sharing memories, traditions, and favorites.

I would like to suggest a wonderful gift you could give the booklover or student on your list: Bookdarts. When I'm reading a library book and want to keep track of a quote, I love these little things. When I write my thoughts in my reading journal, I can quickly find the quote. I used to use a little scrap of paper and then, sometimes, I'd have to read two pages to find the lines that I wanted. The bookdarts point right to it.

For books that I own, I leave the bookdarts in and so later I can pick the book off the shelf and quickly find a morsel that will enlighten, instruct, or cheer. These brief rereadings are priceless to me.

Right now you can order tins of 125 darts for $10 each in quantities of 3. This is a great deal. I think the ones I purchased from a bookstore were $9.25 for 1 tin of 50 darts. You can order online from bookdarts.com and s&h is only $3 for all 3 tins. This little company from Hood River, Oregon ships orders out within a matter of days, so you still have time before Christmas to get some. BTW, I do not get a commission. In fact, bookdarts doesn't even know that I just did a free ad. I just really like the product and thought you might too.

12 comments:

jenclair said...

Thanks for the link, Cheya. I think I am going to order some for gifts, including one to myself!

Eva said...

Love the bookdarts! I've been using post-it flags for years for this purpose, particularly as I can use different colors. Thanks for the gift tip!

Camille said...

That's so cool! Because so often I'll copy a quote but if I'm reading at night and just about to fall asleep I'm too lazy to get out a pen and the journal and get out of my comfortable position. With these, problem solved!

Dracael said...

Thanks for the gift tip, Cheya. Love the idea of them. I've always just used paperclips.

Nessie said...

I want it ! Can I get them online you think?

booklogged said...

Jenclair, I have bought these every year for Christmas for the past 3 years and I always get some for me and my husband.

Eva, I used to like the colored flags, too, but I prefer bookdarts. Do you have the different colors indicate anything in particular?

Camille, you will love these for late at night. Just put several bookdarts on a beginning page and they will be close at hand.

Draceal, my mother does that, too. These are not as bulky as paperclips. But whatever works, right?

Nessie, you can buy them online. Reread the last paragraph of the post. LOL!

renee said...

I love bookdarts! I bought a tin several years ago, and they have slowly disappeared into the pages of books and the bottom of my bags. Maybe it's time for a new tin. Thanks for reminding me!

Bellezza said...

bookdarts are awesome! I almost forgot about them. They're so much better than (Shhhh!)Bent Pages!

Christina said...

Can you believe I have never heard of these. Thanks for the idea. I may have to give a few as gifts like you suggested.

Lazy cow said...

Fantastic idea, though I'm sad to see they only ship to the US and Canada, sniff. I'm going to see if there's anything similar in Australia. So much nicer than tearing scraps of paper and stuffing them into relevant pages.

Carl V. said...

Those are really cool. As ignorant as I am going to sound I have to admit that I just assumed these things were bookmarks and didn't realize the real use that you describe...what a fantastic idea! Looks much nicer than torn scraps of paper!

Lesley said...

Oooh, I'm off to send this link to hubby! Maybe he hasn't gotten all my gifts yet :)