Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Year in Books 2009 and 2010

In 2009, I started to write down all of the books that I read throughout the year.  I wanted to write them down because I would frequently go to the library and not remember if I had read a book or not (and also because I just love writing lists!)  At the end of the year it really bothered me that I had only managed to finish four books.  I really love reading, I just don't find the time to do it as much as I would like to.  I made a scrapbook page about the four books I had read with the very first Studio Calico kit that I had purchased - January 2010.
I decided to make a similar layout for 2010 and I used the January 2011 kit for this one.  I did manage to read a few more books in 2010.
The bookshelf stamp that came with the kit could not have been more perfect for my page!  I like the way this corner of the page turned out.  I actually used some of the packaging from a package of Studio Calico Notions - the colors just matched so perfectly with the rest of the page I couldn't resist.
I've started on my first book for 2011 - Heat by Bill Buford.  My husband's cousin sent as the book as a gift after we had dinner with her and her boyfriend at Mario Batali's restaurant in Los Angeles - Osteria Mozza.  I'd love recommendations for my next book if anyone has read anything great lately.

Have a great day everyone!


  1. I think SC was totally thinking of you when they made the book stamp!!! What a great idea for a layout!

  2. what a great idea! if you haven't read "The Year of Magical Thinking" I would totally recommend it.

  3. Love your "books" layout, Brenda! I have been wanting to document this, too. I will keep your layouts in mind for when I do.

  4. I LOVE your year in books. I think I might just try it. I don't know how many I will have. I tend to read a lot!