I have to admit that my library for home DIY repairs and projects is quite extensive. Books from helping fix appliances to how to make your own drapes, I've almost got them all. Here are a few of the handiest that I would suggest you keep on hand! (How many hand puns can we throw in this post?)
There's something so appealing about a cozy reading nook, isn't there? Whether it's a window seat, a reinvented closet space or just a corner of the room, creating a comfy space specifically for indulging in books and magazines is sure to up your reading time. Here are ten drool-worthy colorful reading nooks that you'll want to recreate in your home.
I don't know about you, but I'm getting sick of winter already. All I want to do is curl up and read a good book underneath a warm fuzzy blanket. Preferably in one of these ten impossibly cozy reading nooks.
Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here's a DIY bookmark that's got some serious flair!
A little slice of heaven in only 9.8 square meters, the Read-Nest by Dorte Madrup Arkitekter is a bibliophile's dream. Shelves for books and a spot to settle back with a page turner...doesn't get much better.
Wiliam Smith from Hang Fire Books writes, "I frequently receive vintage paperbacks where the spine glue has separated from the text block (probably due to reading-wear) and then frozen/dried in a lumpy uneven way that keeps the spine from laying flat…I was wondering if it would be possible to soften the glue with heat so you could smooth and reflatten it."
It turns out, you can. Read all about William's technique here, but be sure to try in on...
Just because it's tattered and has loose pages doesn't mean the story or the information is worn out as well. Follow these instructions from Wikihow to salvage your first editions, and don't be afraid of those tired copies at used book stores.