My sister Arwen is a librarian. She is super-scandalized by my behavior. I drew her name for Christmas this year and I knew right away what I had to get her. The book hook.
Isn't it beautiful? You rest your book on it and you can keep it open WITHOUT hurting the spine. I can't really say why I thought it would be perfect for Arwen. Books on her nightstand receive spa treatment to my Guantanamo Bay. I'm the one who really needs the book hook and yes I did have an acute sense of gift remorse on December 26. Arwen are you still using the Book Hook? If not......
The only problem was......$$$$$
€30 for the book hook
€30 for shipping (from Germany)
€60 = $85 is a bit pricey for a few pieces of wood.
Luckily I have connections.
My friend Steve is a local high school shop teacher. He hooked us up and let us use all the power tools two used-to-be-blond girls could dream of. Megan (of 2008 Greece fame) tagged along. As did Baby G and Megan's Baby "L."
|Steve insisted we all wear safety Goggles.|
Consider them pre-hipster glasses.
|She got happier once we let her push the buttons to the super huge sander.|
|Megan got excited to push the button too.|
|I did the manual labor.|
|Once we sanded and sanded and sanded it was time to glue all the pieces together.|
We used really cool exotic wood called purple heart.
|The babies just chilled. Dangerous power tools aren't their thing.|
|2 hours later we had THE BOOK HOOK|
|I gave it the opera singers test. It held up agianst High C.|
|It was beautiful.|
|THE BOOK HOOK|
Now for those of you who also loose bookmarks and are prone to hurting the spines of your book I am excited to say that I'm doing my first ever blog give away. AND I'm going to give away a BOOK HOOK!
More details to come!