Monday, July 15, 2013

Musing Monday...First, Get a Book and a Knife..

And a stop over at  Should Be Reading to check out this weeks other Musings!

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!

• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

I have a little craft project, of a bookish nature, to present to you.
OK, I warn you that this post may cause some of you actual physical pain.
I know it did when the idea was first presented to me.

But then I got over it.
Pretty much.

The Niece texted me last week and asked if I had a few books I could give her to deface.
Yes, that is the word she used and it is accurate.
But see what you will get above?

Just a few books standing up, you say?

No, in fact, it is a clever storage device, perfect to hide, as the Niece needed to do, a router and all those nasty, ugly wires and blinking lights on a bookshelf.
Look, she even cut out a little door for the wires...cute.
Of course, you could use it to hide all sorts of other things on a bookshelf too.
And your cat might enjoy trying to get in there.

Yes, OK, it does require the destruction of a few books.
It also requires an Exacto knife and a hot glue gun.
Which does still make me a little weak.
And I do not mean the glue gun or the exacto knife.

But, if you have the stomach for it, for a more detailed explanation, HERE is the web site with some nice pics and step-by-step instructions.
You might notice, if you look closely that the Niece added some pieces between the books at the top to make it even a little more sturdy. And the little 'doorway'.
Love those hot glue guns!!


  1. This is a neat idea. Especially if you find some good cheap books at the library sales or the thrift store!! Love it
    Angela's Anxious Life

    1. true, yes, it is easy to get some very cheap books...don't use the good ones. but it is still rather painful to me. ;-)

  2. It is a great idea, I love it. I would make sure not to use any good books though! Have a happy day!

  3. That is a great way to camouflage an unsightly router. I'm glad ours is hidden in a closet so I won't have to deface any books.

  4. very clever! i thought as i began to read that Niece was going to do/make a collage .. what do they call them when you take an old book and add to/collage the existing pages ... Altered Books .. thats what its called .. check out

  5. What a wonderful idea for those books that are falling apart! I have pinned this post!

  6. What a neat idea. I think I could handle "defacing" a few old books for a good purpose.

  7. It is a clever idea. Perhaps if the book also had a little damage, was spilled on or missing pages, then I would feel better about 're-purposing' it.

  8. That's a cool way to hide the ugly wires. Nice.

  9. A neat idea and there are always books you don't like or want. I mused on Street Teams. Come over and check it out. Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag

  10. It's an original idea. But I think I don't have the stomach to do that to my own books. I would have to get some old books.


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