Without an actual bookmark within arm's reach, people use the darndest things to mark their pages: tissues, bobby pins, electricity bills... In fact, we once used an Easter egg wrapper to mark our way through a particularly lengthy book, which duly got replaced a full year later when we still hadn't finished. Oh, the guilt.
That's why we like the idea of this pom pom bookmark by Design Mom from the States. Not only do pom poms basically make most simple things in life infintely better, but you can also chuck one in the bottom of your bag and not worry about it getting creased.
Visit her website here for the full nifty instructions.