as i have already mentioned, i am currently studying (i.e. reading a large amount of books and articles over the summer) for my PhD comprehensive exams. while passing through Ottawa last weekend to visit andrew, we stopped at Lee Valley Tools, where i finally purchased a tin of book darts—the most incredible little page and line markers ever! after getting repeatedly frustrated with paper flags and the amount of waste they produce, i jumped at the opportunity to snag these elegant paper-thin bronze reusable markers. they are unobstrusive and book-friendly; they slide onto the page easily, stay securily in place, do not leave any marks, and are infinitely reusable. made in the USA, they have lasting value for any reader who wants to reclaim a great phrase or mark an important section of a book. as a researcher, they are my new favourite, must-have tool, but they are useful for anyone looking to make reading more effective (and enjoyable!). i find them so magnificent and delightful!
Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison, Objectivity (New York: Zone Books, 2007).
Jackie Stacey, Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer (London and New York: Routledge, 1997).