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Wreck This Journal

Ages! That’s how long it’s taken me to buy this thing. I’ve wanted one for years, literally. But every time I go online to buy it, I always find some reason not to – don’t have enough money, something else is more important, don’t have enough time… but the truth is, those were all lies. I just had to convince myself that ruining a books was okay. Because it’s not.

DSC_1004The entire purpose of this is to destroy the book…

I actually feel my gut clench whenever I see someone destroy a book, or make marks, bend corners, etc. Not in study books (even thought I’d prefer those could be left alone, too) because it’s simply the easiest way to take notes for many of us. But when I see someone bend a corner in a Harry Potter book, murder is on the menu. Hell, at one point our professor decided to take a book and rip out the pages because it the book was too heavy to hold – in front of a class full of very mortified 1st semester English students. Never EVER have 80 students been so quiet for so long.

But I did it. And I’ve actually even started! It gets easier with time even though I can feel my perfectionist gene trying to take over. I’m one of those people who buy 800 new notebooks a year because I can’t bear to “destroy” the ones I have… buy actually using them.

The other problem is, of course, the fact that I don’t have the time. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube on how people flip through their finished journal and laugh – like there is any way I could spend that much time on a single page. Before I had kids I could sit 3 hours every evening and fiddle around with my creative thingies. Now? Well, you try being creative when you have to keep three eyes and a hand on your very active monkey-child.

So yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to do this. I’m considering maybe taking pictures once in a while so that you guys can see what I’m doing with the book. Don’t expect anything great, though – just be happy if I actually finish this thing before I die 😛

DSC_1005The instructions page

If you’d like to try it yourself, you can get it a number of places. I bought mine at CDON.com because I was buying a gift for my nephew. Otherwise I’d suggest BookDepositery where they have most of Keri Smith’s awesome book and free worldwide shipping. Free worldwide shipping – what every book geek ever wanted to hear.

PS – The next part of the Makeup Revolution Haul is coming up very soon!


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  • I haven’t been looking at it for years, but a year? Definitely!
    I think that when you get a part of the whole blogger-community you hear about a lot of stuff you would have never heard or thought about getting before!
    I definitely think I would have to take some time to get used to it before – I also have a ton of pretty notebooks with nothing in them, because I won’t ruin them and I hate the fact that my sister sometimes bend the corners when she’s reading. GET A BOOKMARK, FIND A PIECE OF PAPER, SOMETHING!!
    I would love to hear what you think about it! Just bookmarked the page you suggested 😉

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    • I think blogging/reading blogs is definitely a good way of finding new stuff to try (both material but also hobby-wise), so I completely agree.

      I CRINGE when I see people doing that. I mean, “your book, you decide” and all that but… just no. People know that when they come to my house, they can LOOK at my books but from like a meter away with no touching 😉 I only lend books to people I knew treat them like I do, because I would probably end up killing someone if I got back a book with bended corners and chocolate all over. I’m DEFINITELY all pro reading your books and eventually they will look worn, but I prefer the worn look coming from usage, not vandalism 😛

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    • It definitely is! I love getting all kinds of inspiration from this world that I have become a part of when I started blogging and read blogs.
      I know the whole book thing where people decide over their own books, but when my littlesister does stuff like that – she has it coming 😉
      I tend to borrow books because I almost don’t have any, but still.. You have to treat the books right if you borrow something 🙂

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    • I grew up in the library. Seriously, I moved away and returned for the Holidays after a few years, and the librarian was all, “Oh, you’ve grown up so much!” and after asking why (as in, WHY ME) she remembers me? “Well, you’re the one who’d borrow 20 books at the time” … well then 😛

      But after finding out about the wonders of online shopping a few years back, and how cheap books can be from England… well, we’re in need of a bigger book case 😉

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    • Suddenly you don’t need the library anymore, at all.. I haven’t had time to read a lot the last four-five years because I’ve been completely comitted to school, but I read pretty much every book at the library at the school where I spend 0-6th grade. After the whole thing where my parents actually thought I was dyslexic of course! That somehow passed when I read the whole series of “Little house on the Prairie” 😉

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    • I haven’t read a single book for the past almost 2 years because of getting reaaaaaaaaally sick during pregnancy and after :/ But I’m trying to find time to read again – only when I finally do, I end up playing around with my Wreck This Journal instead. Which, btw, I’d REALLY like to see your take on when you’re finished, if you’d like to share (:

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