chronicles of wildwood

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I had this idea for awhile, and so I decorated this bookshelf last summer. I kept forgetting and forgetting to post pictures on my main blog… but here it is! I’m so in love with it, I want to do all my bookshelves like this. I used spray adhesive to stick book pages to a bookshelf, and then went over it with matte mod podge. From taking apart the books to the last of the mod podging, it took  around 30 hours, but it was (mostly) easy work. I used books I already had, but plenty of used bookstores and library sales have bargain sections of books for $1 or less if you didn’t want to use your own books. The mod podge warped the paper a bit, which I don’t mind, but if you don’t want that to happen, you really have to take your time and be careful.

I used Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Hobbit, Wildwood Dancing, and The Chronicles of Narnia. I loved them all as a kid/young teenager they still mean a lot to me now!

Today was to be the final day for the current exhibition in the Collins Gallery, “Inside Wildwood: Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis with a little Decemberists thrown in…” but happily it has been extended until Wednesday, April 9th! Come into the library and take a look at this original beautiful watercolor from the second book, Under Wildwood, and more than 100 other works of art by the very talented Carson Ellis, before they return to the talented Oregon artist’s collection…

anonymous asked:

have you read the wildwood chronicles? *lovely* magical realism, and the same kind of childhood adventures that you find in Narnia/ms. peregrine's home for peculiar children/a series of unfortunate events

no i haven’t! sounds brill!

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A masterpost of YA books (and a few crossover MG titles) to be released in February 2014.  Check out this month’s new releases below.  Feel free to use this as a guide to this month’s releases - but please do not repost it in its entirety elsewhere.  If you found this masterpost helpful, a like, reblog, or link back to Paperback’d would be much appreciated! If you know of a YA book to be released this month that isn’t on the list, drop me a message and I’ll update it!

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