Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For this Road Trip Wednesday, the Highwayers asked:

What's your favorite use for a book besides reading it?

We have so many books in our house that they inevitably end up as decorations. We have some scattered around, but most reside in my husband's office. (We generally keep his books on the most visible shelves, since so many of mine are YA.)

I've also pressed a few flowers with books in my day. But as a child, my brother and I loved to do this:
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I'm sure a more artistic person could do a much better job, but this is actually what most of our little scenes looked like back then.

How about you? Do you do anything with books besides reading them?

13 comments:

  1. I love it! I really only read books. I'd love to find some super unique way to display them, though.

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  2. Hahah! Awesome! I haven't done something like that in years ^_^

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  3. Lol I guess that could be another way to be entertained by books! Here is mine:A Great Escape

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  4. That's how Steamboat Willy and Disney got their start. Books have changed the world!

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  5. And why would you put your YA on the less visible shelves? Be loud and proud, girl!

    As for the cartooning, my daughter does that in the spiral-bound notecard pads I have around for my writer's notes.

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    1. I realized how bad that sounded when I re-read that sentence. It's only because it's my husband's office, and he works from home. I'm not sure if he'd be more embarrassed by the contemp covers or the paranormals on a conference call. :)

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    2. I was just teasing (hope you knew that).

      A business office is different...your husbands, esp.

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  6. Ah, old school animation. Love it!

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  7. Oh that's pretty cool. I can't even draw a stick figure lol

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  8. Aw, that was such a great childhood memory! I never did it in books because they were always sacred to me (don't you dare dog-ear that page!)but on little notepads I used to do those a lot.

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  9. My brother was famous for his cartoons on Mum's Post-it note pads. It would drive her crazy!

    Have you seen the pictures of the carved books? Someone has carved out some beautiful scenes using books.

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