I prefer to use a bookmark as dog-earing books eventually ruins them. However, if there's not bookmark or scrap of paper around to mark my place I'll sometimes dog-ear my book so I don't lose my place.
I use a book mark and if it is my own non fiction book I like to dog ear the most interesting bits and use highlighters and pens to underline and make comments. I hate it when I find great bits in someone else's book and can't draw on it.
Usually I use a makeshift bookmark or leave the book opened to the page I was on. Ocassionally, when I've been reading for hours and it's way past bed time, I'll be lazy and dog ear a page. I don't like it when they're like that.
I used to dog-ear (unless it was a borrowed book) because I somehow always lost my bookmarks. Then a few years ago I found a bookmark that actually clips on to the page. Have never dog-eared again, and never lost the bookmark.
Books are an amazing gift to us all, I have felt this way since I was a small child. To turn the corners, to write in them is a huge violation and I cant stand it. Books have the potential to outlive us all so should be treated with care.
I would never ever dog ear a book, even if I had no book mark. there is always something you can use as a book mark. From a shop docket, to a low value currency note to an elastic band or a small scrap of paper or ribbon. I always feel as though its a sign of disrespect to dog ear a book. As if each and every book is a special individual creation
ALWAYS bookmarks! Have a beautiful collection of them, consisting of purchased ones, down to a TAA Bar List, & every type in between.
I NEVER 'dog ear' a page! That's disrespectful to a book, & I love books!
If I've a marked book, I press it, & that gets it nearly back to right.
NOT having a bookmark, ready, at the back of the book is just plain, straight-out laziness!
A train ticket, a piece of paper, a Woolies docket,
ANYTHING can suffice as a bookmark!
If I've an oversupply, I donate to Library, as they give them to house-bound persons, when they take Library books to them.
When I worked, used to carry some of my oversupply in my briefcase, & give to people on train, or at work, if I noticed they had no bookmark! Much better than 'dog-ears'.