A downloadable bookmark

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A cute little bookmark/game/reading goal tracker. As you read, your buddy goes on adventures, either based on your reading or entirely their own. At milestones, make small doodles of places, events, or a souvenirs they encounter.

Front of bookmark includes buddy portrait space, instructions, and progress bars for a ten step goal and a five step goal. Back has room to make your doodles on an adventure map and in your buddy's pack. Doodle right on the bookmark, or make your own!

Inspired by the postcards in Tabikaeru/Journey Frog and made for #bookmarkjam

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorEmily Jankowski
Tagsbookmark, bookmarkjam, Drawing, reading, Singleplayer


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reading buddy bookmark front.png 229 kB
reading buddy bookmark back.png 231 kB
reading buddy bookmark.pdf 195 kB


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I just finished my first reading buddy bookmark, and it worked incredibly well to encourage me to keep working through a textbook. I have one tweak I'll be using in the future: only one goal type,  but every few progress boxes is a souvenir instead of an adventure doodle. This simplifies figuring out goals for me.

This was very pleasant. Thank you for this!


Thank you for giving Reading Buddy a shot and for sharing your experience! I'm so glad it helped with your textbook reading and that you enjoyed it! 😊

I love your idea for a one goal tweak-I think I'll try it that way next time I do a bookmark. When I wrote Reading Buddy I was thinking about juggling my bigger goals like reading x books and y nonfiction books. But now I think those are mostly too big to work best with Reading Buddy. In my day to day if I need extra motivation to read it is usually for one more specific reason-like finishing a particular book. So I think one goal with every few boxes as a souvenir sounds like a very good fit!