2019 End to Endpaper Book Awards

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This is the first year in a long time where I opted not to do some kind of official reading challenge (e.g. Read Harder, Reading Women). While I did set a goal of 30 books on goodreads, I am almost proud to have failed. I smiled when I lowered my number to 25 last week. My only wish was to read for my own entertainment and enjoyment and in that I succeeded. If you look at my Year in Books, … Read More

Book Review: Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass

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Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass by Mary L. Gray My rating: 4 of 5 stars While much attention is given to the rise of AI and how that impacts our lives, this is the first in-depth look at a significant, and very human subtopic: ghost work. Otherwise categorized as freelancing, part of the gig economy, or on-demand labor, ghost work is the tasks that an invisible labor force completes to make the … Read More

Paper Embossing: Whovian Journal Project

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Dry embossing is maybe the easiest way to emboss paper. It requires no special tools. Either use a premade stencil or create your own with a thick paper like cardstock. Secure the stencil in place with tape and then firmly, yet carefully, trace the outline of the stencil using a bone folder or similar stylist. This technique looks great on holiday cards, gift tags, book covers, and business cards.

Bookmarks for Our Little Free Library

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  We stocked up on bookmarks for our Little Free Library by using leftover scraps of marbled paper that were too small for anything else and printing our favorite patterns from Thingiverse. The cat might be my favorite, although the marbled paper ones will be gentler on the books.

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