|Photo courtesy of Book Bandi on Facebook|
The Book Bandi seemed to be a solution. It is made out of two bands of colorful elastic ribbon that stretches taunt when you place it over you book. One band is suppose to go around your cover while the other acts as your bookmark by placing it over all the pages you have read.
The bookmark comes in sizes to accommodate various types and sizes of books. I bought the medium to fit over trade paperbacks, which is mostly what I read. They also incorporate the label so you can use it to hold pens.
|Torn and Ripped Covers|
I also thought, once the product arrived, that $5.99 is a bit excessive. Perhaps I'm being a bit cheap, but anyone with a sewing machine can sew two elastic ribbons together. I can be forgiving with the cost, but the $2 shipping and handling fee was a kick in the pants in my opinion. I dislike companies/people who inflate the shipping and handling costs to make money. Especially when it cost $0.44 to ship (from the US to a US address), and it was placed in a simple manila envelope. I think $1 would have been enough to cover postage/envelope/time/gas. The fact that I paid $2 and the way it was shipped really bothered me.
So unless you're using this for a journal or a frequent textbook/hardcover reader, I'd pass it up. If you're interested, check these sites out: