Scrapbooking Books

Reading is a wonderful way to spend down time. My reading interests run from contemporary fiction to cookbooks and photography books to historical fiction. In short, I like to read almost anything! Since reading is something that I do every day, it makes sense that I should scrap about it. I’ve done several pages over the years about my favourite books and reading habits:

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Supplies: Live.Laugh.Love by Scrapkitchen and Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Little Love Sketches by Kitty Designs

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Supplies: Bookmarked by The Tattered Pear, My Words Only Vol. 2 by Captivated Visions (template)

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Some Inspiration

I love this page about Scholastic book orders! I get so excited when I see one in my school-ager’s backpack. We sit on the couch and circle our “wish lists”. I’m going to scrap about this myself soon!

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By christineirion. Supplies: Bookworm by Kaye Winiecki, Melon Line Alpha by Kaye Winiecki, Dated by Kaye Winiecki, Explore.Learn.Grow by Sahlin Studio, For the Love of Journaling: The Brushes (Emphatic) by Allison Pennington

I love how Trina’s page documents a history of reading – from childhood to now and captures so many great details about beloved books and genres.

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By tjscraps. Supplies: I Luv 2 Craft – KimB Designs, iGrow template – SuzyQ Scraps, Font – Ganite

This photoless layout about reading to a child is so beautiful.

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By gateausoso. Supplies: Book of Firsts Collab by Three Paper Peonies and Paislee Press except screw and splatter from Danny says kit by Dunia Designs

The journaling on this page is very moving. (Click to follow link to text.)

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By scrappiejackie. Supplies: Hooked on Reading: mle Card Designs & Faith True ; Photo Actions: My Four Hens Photography, FONT: sf Heidi

This scrapper put together a page about her month’s book list! What an awesome idea!

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By interstitchal. Supplies: Summer Stickies Alpha by Amy Martin, Summer’s Stories Elements by Valorie Wibbens, Summer’s Stories Papers by Valorie Wibbens, Date Circles by Designs by Lili

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Some Page Prompts

If you’re interested in scrapping about some of your books and reading habits, consider documenting:

  • Story time with your kids
  • How your reading habits changed since purchasing an eReader
  • Your all-time favourite book
  • A list of the books you’ve read this year (or this month)
  • Your favourite childhood books. (I think it would be interesting to scrap one of my favourite childhood books and my own daughter’s impression of that same book.)
  • Your must-read list for your next vacation
  • Your book addictions. Are you addicted to Twilight? Harry Potter? Romance novels? Science fiction? Something else?

Don’t let not having a photo hold you back! Take a look at the wonderful inspiration above and notice how many of them do not include a photo. A photo-less layout, or a book cover, works perfectly well.

Happy scrapping!