Easy Origami Bookmark

When I first decided to try out one of my favorite hobbies (though I don’t have much time for it nowadays), I came across a tutorial for an origami bookmark. I honestly don’t remember where I found it, but I decided to go ahead and share it with you guys anyway. So, grab a square piece of paper (copy paper, loose leaf, *cringe* book page, or origami paper) and let’s do this!

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If you’re using one-sided origami paper, then flip it over so that the print is face-down, that so you can see the design on the finished product.

Now, the first thing we’re going to do is fold the paper into a triangle by taking the opposite corners and bringing them together.

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Take the two corners and bring them up to the top point of the triangle to make a diamond shape. It should look like this:

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Then unfold them to make the triangle again.

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See the creases on your triangle? That’s going to help you for this step.

Next, what you’re going to do is fold the top point down. What you want to do is fold the point all the way down so that the sides line up with the creases. The point should be right at the bottom of your triangle and then make sure that the fold is straight.

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For this step, we’re going to refer back to step three, where we brought the bottom edges up to the top point. Then, we’re going to tuck them into the little mini-triangle like it’s a little pocket.

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Then tuck the other side into the pocket as well, making a smaller triangle:

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This should be your finished product. Once that’s finished, put the triangle on the corner of your page by sliding the corner  of the page you want to mark into the little pocket. My trick for finding my page is that I place the solid part on the page that I left off on, and the split part on the back of it.

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And.. you’re finished!

Hope you enjoy and…

Happy reading!! xoxoxo

11 Things Book Nerds Go Through Everyday

Hey nerds! Hope y’all are doing great! Me? Just dandy!

Reading for nerds (especially book nerds, of course) is like the highlight of one’s day. I mean, what’s better than coming home from a long day of school or work and just picking up a book and reading for about nine hours? Absolutely nothing. Still, reading can come at a price. So, for you people who don’t know exactly what readers go through, here’s 11 struggles that readers go through almost. every. single. day. 

1- People who say you read to much 

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2- “Why do you read? Books are boooring.” 

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3- People spoiling the end of the book 

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4- Finding out your new best friend doesn’t read

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5- Deciding which book to read next 

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6- “Just one more chapter, I promise” 

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7- Making a book reference that unfortunately no one gets (oh, and they look at you weird while they’re at it)

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8- “Ugh, I’d rather be reading.” 

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9- When the character you shipped with another character gets involved with a character you don’t like

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10- When a book makes you cry… and you’re in public 

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11- “Hey, how’s the book you’re reading?” 

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Happy reading! xoxoxo

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the Universe together into one garment for us.”

In a world where books are illegal, and firemen create fire instead of ceasing it, Guy Montag discovers the power of the written word. Together, Guy and a retired college professor risks their lives to bring back the words that impact the world of today. What makes this book so special is that Bradbury creates a world that illustrates how bad off society would be without the impact of books in our lives. I mean, think about it. A world without books? How about no.

Another thing I really loved about this book was that it really brought my love of reading back to me. After witnessing a world without the books I hold dear to my heart, I realized that books are truly magnificent, including this one. So, as I walked alongside Mr. Montag as he fought against the rules of society, my adoration for words grew. Especially as I realized how powerful a stack of paper covered in words can be.

The only problem that I had with this book was that I felt it should have been longer, as every nerd feels about almost all of the great books they read. Still, Bradbury’s fantastic writing snatches you and doesn’t let you go until the very end, yet you’re still wishing for more.