People ask me how to mark your Bible. I have always used 9mm colored pencils. There is however something new I have learned, Try a Micron Pigma 005 made by Sakura.
This thin does not bleed and it is acid-free. They are available in Recto. Others will do the same. You need to look for archival ink in super super fine tips. (. 20 is best) Never use a highlighter or regular ink.
Maybe try a new Bible for next year. Look for single-column with wide margins for notes. Single-column Bibles are the best for readability. I like NIV and ESV to study and NLT to enjoy reading. If you are looking for a lifetime Bible, then look for a Cambridge or R.L. Allan published bible.
They really do the best in bindings, covers, and paper. You can find them on Amazon, eBay or run a Google search.
First thing to do with a new Bible is to open it to center and lay it flat. Then slowly open it to other major sections. Break in the binding nicely. Hahahaha. Now get out the Bible-reading guide and enter it with a small line and date for each day in the margin.