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Formed in the summer of 2009 to read David Foster Wallace's masterwork "Infinite Jest".
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 Post subject: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Right now I am using 3 bookmarks. One, as a standard leave where I left off. Another one for footnotes. Another one for the really long footnotes that I can finish in one sitting. And lastly a bookmark for page 223. I guess thats an important part. NOw that I think of it, I could probably be use an infinite amount of bookmarks, I could concievably use one for J.O.I's filmography.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Just two. One for my place in the footnotes, and one for the "prose", the "novel", the primary material let's say. for the longer footnotes(just got to 24), i just sit and read through. Then the flipping commences. I don't really mind it though. Each time another piece clicks into place, it is very satisfying.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:11 am 
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2-3 bookmarks. One for the story. One for the endnotes. An occasional 3rd for the longer endnotes. Page 223 I've photocopied and taped to the inside front cover.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:48 pm 
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Three. One for my place in the main part of the book, one for the endnotes, and one for page 223.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:10 pm 
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so far i have two (but i use post it notes, haha) and a notebook for me to jot things down in. which sits tucked into whatever part of the book it seems necessary at, at that point in time.

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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:51 pm 
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I've been using post-its, too: one for where I am, one for endnotes, and one for the weekly Monday target -- to try to keep me from falling behind. Sounds like I'll need to at least dogear 223, but I haven't got there yet. And I have a stack of post-its for notes (names of years, questions for later, words to look up).


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:37 am 
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I've got those tape things with the colored flags at the end—one for where I am, one for where I should be at the end of the reading segment on Monday or Friday, and one at the beginning of the footnotes. I think I have one at Footnote 24 as well. I use highlighters and pencil for everything else, 'cause I'm a nerd, but this is a pretty nerdy thread we have going. Thanks for giving me the idea of copying pg 223 (I was not aware of its importance as a reference tool yet) and keeping it handy.

I hope someone found that totally interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:18 am 
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2 bookmarks, plus a little notebook for vocab I need to jot down, character details, page numbers, acronyms, locations I want to visit, topics to follow up on, and the list goes on...

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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:52 pm 
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So far a band-aid where I'm actually at and a piece of paper to save my spot in the endnotes/write down words I don't know.


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 Post subject: Re: How many bookmarks do you use?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:04 pm 
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I have the bookstore-receipt from my purchase of IJ as a bookmark in the end notes. I'm using a folded-in-half 8.5x11 sheet with the IS "syllabus" printed on it, one half to mark the page where I've left off and the other half to mark the next reading goal.


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