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NaBoBiMo Day 4!

Welp, I’ve now used up all my text paper. Sigh. Maybe I’ll get lucky and the shipment I ordered will arrive tomorrow instead of Tuesday! Gotta think positive. Here’s the stack: You can see some of the books I’ve done … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 3

Chugging along! I figured out that my time estimate yesterday was off — the dingus I’m using to track things keeps returning the total time, not the time for the session. Phew! So, I finished two more text blocks today, … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 2

Slower today than yesterday, not sure what’s up with that. 3:38 all to fold, punch, and sew two text blocks! Crazy. But then, it’s the end of the week, and I’m pretty beat. *yawn* One looming issue: I have enough … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo Day 1!

So! Today is the first day of my crazypants project, National Book Binding Month! Goal: Bind 30 books in 30 days. Here’s what I started with today: I have more supplies on their way (text paper and bookcloth, mostly), but … Continue reading

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NaBoBiMo!

While I’ve been running silent on the blog, I’ve been cooking up some seriously exciting stuff! I’m gearing up to start selling my blank books wholesale — working with a designer (the fantabulous Richard Miller of Calyx Design, go hire … Continue reading

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She’s BACK!

So! I’ve been AWOL from the blog for a while. Why? I moved. Nothing like prepping to move when you not only have over 1,200 books but are also something of a packrat. Ouch. So, I figured I’d do a … Continue reading

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Powell’s Pilgrimage 2011

I just got back from a week in Portland. It was awesome. (You know you wanna see my vacation pix.) As usual, it involved multiple trips to Powell’s. Also, my first ever purchases from the Rare Book Room and the … Continue reading

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An Experiment!

I’m a big fan of the scientific method, so when I heard that one way to save a book that’s been dropped in water was to toss it in a self-defrosting freezer, I had to check it out for myself. … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage

Every so often, I get to visit Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon. When I was little, I always asked my parents to buy me issues of Asterix the Gaul that I didn’t already own. Now, I buy my … Continue reading

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Flog your blog!

In response to Junglemonkey‘s generous invitation to allow people to plug their blogs on her own, I’m doing the same – giving anyone who comments here the chance to sell their blog to the handful of bibliophiles (and Ealasaid-ophiles) who … Continue reading

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