I've always wanted a bookplate. They seem cool. Classy. Something everyone should have. Then I realized :
1) I don't like defiling books. Sticking a bookplate does seem like book abuse
2) marking books to say "this is mine" seems pointless. I know it is mine. Does anyone else care. I doubt anyone will walk up to my book shelves and bewilderedly ask whose books are these? Perhaps if I lent my books to a wider group of people...
3) If I don't have a reason for a bookplate then having one would be vain
4) I have quite a few books and I don't want to go to the trouble of adding a bookplate to each
However, I kept doodling even as I thought of the above.