Friday, August 17, 2012

Lauren Conrad Tried To Destroy This Video

Ahh, the internet. Once something is posted, it is very difficult to make sure it is well and truly destroyed. Lauren Conrad has some crafts thing she does or is trying to do and is so ticked off that Tori Spelling was picked to host that new craft competition show. Lauren auditioned for it and begged for the job and she just couldn't get it. She then did not have very nice things to say about Tori. Anyway, Lauren has this craft thing and she decided to demonstrate a project which involved her destroying an entire set of books. Yeah, she killed them and when the entire world jumped down her throat for not destroying her own book or at least doing a different project, Lauren tried to destroy every last trace of the video. Well, here it is.

98 comments:

Silly Girl said...

AARgh!!!!

Silly Girl said...

What an idiot!!!

goheels83 said...

Who's taking one for the team?

Amber said...

Well it's not like she can actually READ those books. My God, she's boring.

Cathy said...

i love that she even specified that it's great for vintage books. and she even mentioned that you can save the pages if you'd like to use them later for another project.

Josie Delaney said...

That is horrid!

Jane said...

I usually like this bland broad but Tori>Lauren

Patty said...

I'm all for stylish function But, how stupid! On top of the wastful waste, what an expensive project. You can to to Michaels or Hobby Lobby and find something like that that didn't harm any literature, doesn't look like a pre-schooler did it and for a fraction of the cost.

Hasn't her 15 minutes expired yet?

jan said...

Western Civilization hits bottom, once again.

timebob said...

The part of this story is the author of the Lemony Snicket books she destroyed released a statement on it.

In response, Snicket – the pen name for Daniel Handler – released a statement to ABC News calling Conrad a “lost soul.”

“It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented,” the statement read.

Cathy said...

Those are Lemony Snicket books and the author had a great quote when asked about this:

“It has always been my belief that people who spend too much time with my work end up as lost souls, drained of reason, who lead lives of raving emptiness and occasional lunatic violence. What a relief it is to see this documented.”

Cathy said...

@timebob - jinx!

Amber said...

lol timebob, that's great.

smashbash said...

I tried to watch this on 3 different sites yesterday! Thank you for getting it ent.

She is a dolt. She is also a mummbler. Speak up!
(instert Bill McNeal "this are ladies and they are GENTLEMEN...")

I could see doing this if the pages are ruined and the covers are stained. Otherwise non.

Maggie Casey said...

She did this to the Series of Unfortunate Events, those covers are amazing, the creepy illistrations are part of the book! But you have to laugh at how clueless she is. after this I watched the rest of her "craft" series, hahahah oh Lauren

christy said...

Am I the only one who thinks, "Who cares?" I mean, You cannot even give away books these days. Try selling them on Amazon.com or to a used bookstore (which are becoming extinct). And... What do you propose to do with a vintage book that has its pages torn or coming apart from the spine?It's a book people. It's not like she was destroying the Bible or the Koran or a Holy book. I can't believe people are getting their thongs in a wad over this. PS... Kate Spade has vintage nancy drew books that are made into purses. And you can find that stuff all over etsy. WHO CARES??

Kayla Studavent said...

Why is everyone so butt hurt though, there her books, she bought them, she can do whatever she wants with them. It's not like she's cutting up an animal, something living, she's cutting up books - Big whoop.

Vicki Cupper said...

She has about as much charisma as Chelsea Clinton.

Horrible, horrible, horrible thing to do to VINTAGE books. You dumb bitch. "Here's a first edition copy of Moby Dick. Just rip the covers off, and bam! Vintage toilet paper!"

cojovo said...

I make magnet sets out of the insides of old books so I'm always having to tear off spines and old hardbacks. Much older than this though. Threats of mold and plague old.

Anotheramy said...

As much as I love the bashing of a blond bimbo who is way prettier and richer than I ever was, the beautiful vintage leather bound classics Gramps stored in the attic are worthless. The extreme temps made the pages wrinkly and they smell funky. This would be a good way to get some use out of them.

The Black Cat said...

I was hoping to see her hair get caught up in the glue gun, :(

ktheletter said...

I'm so glad Enty posted this because yesterday I tried to leave it on my friend's fb page who works at a library & then it was taken down. I just can't get on board with "book murder". At least she doesn't say it is a "cheap way" to do this. If you pause it at 2:17 it makes my OCD flairs. The book series goes 1,6,1,3,6,4,2,1,6. Guess 5 isn't aesthetically pleasing to the eye, as well as shilling out for multi copies of certain books.

parissucksliterally said...

She should have at least used her own crap books, or "Confessions of An Heiress"...or the Kardashian book. I don't think people would have been as upset.

ktheletter said...

Also, I HATE myself for saying so much about this video. *step down*

tealily said...

If you like the look of books on your shelf, WHY not just put books on your shelf??

goheels83 said...

The top comment on the youtube page makes me laugh: "Cool, I'm going to use it to store all my cut out book pages!"

Jen said...

You people are trying to find controversy where there is none. Since when are "books" so holy and precious? It's not like she cut up wads of hundred dollar bills and paper mached them to a lamp shade. Books turn yellow, the pages crumble, and they're pretty much a waste of trees in this day and age. When someone in your family dies and leaves behind a ton of old useless books, don't we toss them out or give them to the first library or Goodwill that will take them? Actually, Goodwill where I live doesn't even accept books. Don't get me wrong, I still prefer a paper book over a digital copy, but so what if she's reusing a book to make something new? Some of us need to stop worshiping such trivial things and get concerned about things that really matter. Do you get this upset when women slaughter unborn babies in the name of birth control?

MISCH said...

As a book person who has met Daniel Handler on more than one occasion let me say he is the most delightful man....and a wonderful judge of character.

Ingrid Superstar said...

I'm going to spite Jen and state that I'd rather have aborted babies than destroyed old books. Just 'cause.

Maja. With a J. said...

It's a stupid and useless craft project to begin with - I mean, if you're going to "display vintage books", just buy a damn bookshelf and put the books on it! A full bookshelf makes any home look better!

What I can't get over though, is her complete and utter lack of charisma. How the hell is this trick famous???

Topper Madison said...

Books are sacred. They always have been and always will be. That's because they open our souls, hearts, and minds to worlds only imagined. Anyone who doesn't know that has never been deeply and profoundly moved by a book, and for them I only feel pity--and I'd like to recommend "Love in the Time of Cholera."

Vicki Cupper said...

I'd rather have books that are loved than children that aren't. Viva la CHOICE!

yawnathon said...

@ Jen - woah there, crazy. So I take it you make some radical protest signs in your spare time. It's sad that women like you, who can't even make a sensical point, try to speak for other women and their bodies. I'm sending you a virtual box of condoms. Careful with them! Don't want to destroy any "unborn babies" with 'em

G said...

Oh so those are the book things my parents told me about.

Dramamonkey said...

I think, for me, the issue is that she uses new/current books (that hardly look touched) just because their spines are fresh and colorful.

Vintage books with value, no of course do not do this to them.

She could have just as easily gone to a thrift store and purchased for 25 cents some low to medium quality books that would have otherwise just sat at the thrift store (I'm thinking some of those hard-bound Reader's Digest collections).

Plus, I'd be willing to bet on a great number of older books that the spine glue has aged to the point where you can get it off without having to cut through all of the pages and leave the book intact.

Just my two cents.

Amber said...

Wow. Looks like Jen broke out her Jump To Conclusions mat today.

Patty said...

Repurpose, reuse is great. But she is not using old, decaying books. These are brand new.

Miguela said...

Lauren - The Girl Who Didn't Go to Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZPv_Wmj7c&feature=player_embedded

Looziana Magnolia said...

I hate that she's cutting up books, but I'd really hate to be at a friend's house with this project....

Me: "Oh wow! I didn't know you read this series? It's great isn't it?"



Me: "What the fuck??"

__-__=__ said...

Love this whole post! Videos and comments all great!! Hilarious and a good Friday story, thanks all!

EmEyeKay said...

That hurts my head. I love my books - not just the ones that I read, but I also collect vintage books with interesting designs, spines, covers. Just, no.

The Short One wanted to make a book safe. It took us a month (thrift stores) to find a book the right size that I thought was so boring it could be destroyed. We found an old textbook... and even then, I felt bad.

Robert said...

Good LORD. How about just putting the BOOKS on your shelf? Or, better still, um, I don't know, maybe, like, reading them?

Michelle said...

As an English professor, I hated seeing good, viable books destroyed. But metaphorically her actions are so unsettling because they highlight a common problem in many young minds - cultural illiteracy...if it can't be found in a tweet or blog, it doesn't get read. For Lauren she found more value in the spine than the ideas found within the text.

Cathy said...

This just seems so symbolic - her "craft" looks so nice and lovely on the outside, but then you look inside and it's totally empty.

Turkish Taffy said...

@ Topper Madison 11;27 AM:

Will you marry me?

Del Riser said...

I love books, my husband puts up with the five bookcases and small stacks here and there.

I still have a collection of Readers Digest hardbacks because the book covers are in delicious colors and the page edges are all gilded. I even took a class in marbling paper to get the effect of the inside of great looking book covers. it never occurred to me to cut out the paper in the book itself.

I don't think I could hurt a child, an animal or a book.

E Gee Be said...

I am that book geek that takes instagram pictures of my bookshelves because they are so aesthetically pleasing and I am proud to say I have one whole section devoted to the series of unfortunate events! Misch, so jealous that you have met Daniel Handler!

Lola said...

Yeah, I just don't get the big deal, as long as she's not using rare/vintage books who gives a woo? You can go to half price books and they literally have 100s of books for a dollar because their backstock is so huge. You can buy used online for pennies. The Goodwill near my house won't take books, they have so many. It's not like she's saying "don't read". I read 3 to 4 books a week (about half Kindle, most of the rest used) and I don't know what to do with them anymore. Maybe I'll make a cute little book shelf.

MrWolf said...

I dunno, I always thought Lauren Conrad was the down to earth/not-as-whorish one from the Hills.

I mean, I know they're all probably obnoxiously stupid, but Lauren seems less egregious than the other bunch.

car54 said...

Lauren got off easy. Craft Wars should be called Crap Wars.


It is one long Michael's Arts and Crafts commercial and the contestants use crap to make more crap.

I am crafty, but this stuff they make is crap and they put huge time constraints on them so it is badly made crap for the most part.

Tori is crafty and her projects are usually pretty cute and simple and she has good taste--she seems slightly embarrassed by this whole thing.

I don't see a problem with Lauren's project--it wasn't some rare book she tore up it is some mass-produced current thing that can be easily obtained.

smashbash said...

Lol!

Mango said...

Everything Lauren Conrad reads is probably in the form of a text message, or between the pages of Vogue.

When I moved 3 months ago I held a garage sale and had 7 enormous cartons of books out and not one book sold. Not one. (Meanwhile the DVD's went first and about 1/4 of the of the CD's were sold). I ended up paying the neighbor's kid $20 to haul the books to the library in his pickup and donated them.

Megsablue said...

Destroying books (especially vintage ones) is one of my biggest pet peeves. People don't really understand the value and power of the written word any more. Kids these days! (ha! coming from someone who's probably only a year or two older than Lauren) I also have an e-reader, but I do still buy physical books as well. Books are a major weakness of mine.

Yes, I'm one of those nutcases who organizes my bookcases by color. Makes it harder to find the book, but it looks fab. (I'm down to two bookcases right now, but I'm going to get a 3rd before too long).

crila16 said...

I thinks it's hysterical. Great passive agression on LC's party. I can't stop laughing. I don't like Tori, so this is funny.

Agent**It said...

Books are Holy and should be treated as such. For fabric, look at your local thrift store, look in the really large sizes and you'll be surprised what you can make from the fabric. But please, no book covers except for the ones that support your local schools.

Jasmine said...

Topper-- I LOVE YOU.

Michelle, I'd like to quote you, because your words (as many words do, like the ones in books hint hint) hold power and importance and deserve to be re-shared again and again:
"As an English professor, I hated seeing good, viable books destroyed. But metaphorically her actions are so unsettling because they highlight a common problem in many young minds - cultural illiteracy...if it can't be found in a tweet or blog, it doesn't get read. For Lauren she found more value in the spine than the ideas found within the text.

12:15 PM

Lastly, for those unconcerned with this video's flippant tone and complete disregard for what books represent and mean, I implore you to look into Fahrenheit 451. That is all.

ktheletter said...

How do you know what will evolve into a rare vintage/classic? This could be the worst thing ever in the history of this series (possibly exaggerating my point), especially in the print vs. digital argument.

gee-gee said...

This girl really is the plum fool. I love it.

Mhdz said...

I don't really do crafts, but I'm sure there'd be a way to whip up some faux spines if you had to do this project, right?

Why anyone would want to do this project is beyond me though.

jaariel said...

I have zero problems with this non-controversy. So she cut up a few books? I actually think it's kind of fun & I plan to do this tonight with some of those pesky Dickens & Shaw tomes I have laying about my bookshelves, just collecting dust.

Thanks, Lauren, for helping bring me into the 21st century, where appearing to be well-read is rightfully reduced to a front for stashing a bunch of other shit I don't really need!

*So proud to be an American*

Gypsytrill said...

That twat is a total twit.

Lola said...

Read Fahrenheit 451. Just because people might think it's a cute craft and/or don't care about the destruction of common/mass produced books in no way means those same people have a "complete disregard for what books represent and mean." Personally, I think it's somewhat elitist to assume that is the case. I have multiple full bookcases and stacks of books. I love the way they feel and smell. Not everyone who loves reading feels this way. My ex, an avid reader, treats books like crap and then throws them away. I still don't get what the big woo is. I fail to see how this CRAFT is somehow sending a message of "don't read"

And kthletter, with rare exceptions, books are so mass produced that anything outside of a first edition is worthless (even those are often produced in huge numbers). Under your proviso, nothing should be repurposed/thrown out because it might, possibly, have a value in some undefined future.

faye said...

i was wondering what i was supposed to do with all these pesky books now that i have a kindle...

just kidding. i prefer real books to those electronic thingamabobs.

125records said...

My local Friends of the Library is having a book sale this weekend (people donate books to them, they sell them 2 or 3 times a year, and the money is used to finance library programs). It starts today with most books for 50 cents or $1, and by Sunday it's a bag sale with all you can carry for a buck. If somebody wanted to go on Sunday and buy up a bunch of unsold books and make a craft project with them, it wouldn't bother me too much -- thousands of people will have gone through the sale by that point so they're not exactly the most desirable titles. However, I have to say that Lauren's project is just kind of meh. I found this post a few weeks ago which has some TRULY incredible things made from old books. I also own some pieces by a friend who uses them in paintings & collage. So maybe it's not so much the use of books, as the banality of Lauren's project and her uncompelling personality. (I'm no Tori Spelling fan but compared to Tori, Lauren is super bland, so I can see why TLC didn't pick her to host the craft show.)

nataliesinger said...

I swear this must be a "funny or die" video...how can she be serious with this mess?!

Kewi said...

"great way to display vintage books"

dumbass nobody wants to see the spine of the book, it's what's inside that counts duhhhhh

Roxxx said...

Cutting up books is a sacrilege. The exception to this is Filthy shades of grey or any book allegedly written by Lauren Conrad. Feel free to hack those books to pieces Lauren.

jax said...

oh christ get a life,honestly.

non story.

And I COLLECT books.

ABlake said...

It's actually not a bad idea (though I would have told folks to pick up the '5 for a dollar' books used bookstores usually have in bins, or the free books libraries normally set out)
It's just a different way to decorate a box you can use for storage and still be aesthetically appealing.

MissCrop609 said...

I didn't have any problem with Lauren cutting up the books even though that could end up being an expensive project but watching her was like watching paint dry. She looks totally disinterested in doing crafts. Glad she did not get the job.

Topper Madison said...

@ Turkish Taffy Alas, I can't marry you, but I can obsess over you for 50 years if that helps?

Robert said...

It makes me glad to see so many book lovers on this site. There is a sensual quality to a well-made book that is like nothing else. My brother has two daughters; the older one wouldn't read anything more strenuous than Twilight (IF that,) but the younger one says, "I love the smell when I walk into a bookstore." Maybe there is hope.

Jasmine said...

Lola, I already recommended that book in my post.

You should read the comments before you respond sometimes :)

Agent**It said...

I read this last night. Sorry I can't link.Article made me sad.

"The Great Book Sale of Texas: Larry McMurtry Gives Up His Collection"

The Pulitzer Prize winning novelist sells 300,000 volumes from his sprawl of Texas bookstores even as he says he will stop writing fiction

http://nation.time.com/2012/08/15/the-great-book-sale-of-texas-larry-mcmurtry-gives-up-his-collection/#ixzz23r0ZsV7H

Lola said...

Yeah Jasmine, I got that (and did read your post).

Read [red] Fahrenheit 451.

As in: I read [red] it when I was in college.

Not: Read [reed] Fahrenheit 451.

As in: You should read [reed] Fahrenheit 451.

I was saying that, despite having read [red] Fahrenheit 451, I still think implying that the destruction of any given book inherently means that a person disdains reading (and by extension doesn't understand the profoundness of the written word) is elitist.

Maybe I'd feel differently if I actually inhabited Ray Bradbury's world (or the 12th century, for that matter), who knows.

Lola said...

And as for LC herself, personally I find her...bland.

Sian said...

The A Series of Unfortunate Events books are great, can't wait for the new series! :D

ABlake said...

Awww Lola, I don't think Jasmine meant that in a mean way. She's a sweetie and very passionate about books.
She's also open to debate (as I found a couple of days ago discussing books in a different thread)

Personally I wouldn't do this, because my version of 'storage' is what can be shoved under the bed. I've taken up cross stitching. I like to see and give out a finished product as gifts because I'm cheap like that:)

I do agree about LC, though. A rock looks at her and thinks "damn you're boring"

Jasmine said...

Lola- ahhhh, I see the read (red/reed) thing is what I didnt understand :)

Sorry if my post sounded bitchy. And you're totally entitled to your opinion. F 451 happens to be a FAV book of mine (my absolute fav is 1984) and I remember how both books and their concepts BLEW.MY.MIND when I read them growing up. I think SO many aspects of our culture really discourage looking back on our past history and yes we repeat these mistakes ad nauseum. And we are so focused on the culture and media nowadays that learning about what's outside the box, so to speak, is practically taboo. And so, long story long, I am just passionate not necessarily about books but about learning what is beyond oneself. And sometimes if you grow up like I did, with parents who were so caught up in their own lives and world they didnt/counldnt teach me about the cause and effect of life, books like 1984 and F 451 fuckin did. They taught me to keep my eyes wide open when it comes to blindly trusting power. They taught me that words can carry images and messages so powerful people want them burned away and hidden. And they taught me most of all to question everything. And ultimately to thirst for knowledge from the world around me and to learn about myself. And so to see a white American upper class woman like Ms Conrad blithely teach others about making a decorative empty box to store her knick knacks and throw those priceless words, like so much Sunday garbage, away as if it matters naught, THAT is when I become passionate about something. Because it speaks of the problems we have in our society that this DOESNT bother MORE people. And if it is elitist to care about culture and history and literature and art than I stand accused, and proudly so.

@ABlake- thanks for the defense. You are one of the lovely positive ones on here, and it's a pleasure to find those rare breeds in CDaN's midst :)))

UnicornsRReal said...

is it possible to connect with a digital reader the way you do with a paper book?

Lola said...

Jasmine, actually, I largely agree with your last post. I despair the state of education today. Degrees aside (I'm not getting into an "I have this degree"-- not with you necessarily, but I hate the whole, well I am THIS smart thing) I believe that, as a society, our continued ignorance and disregard for the past is indeed, an accurate predictor of where we are headed as a society. And I agree that we (as a society)tend to acquiesce to those in power-- either because it is easier or because we don't know any better. We should question authority because authority, unfettered, oppresses freedom (and that includes freedom of thought).

Having said that, the ideals, thoughts and expressions in books don't lose their power because their pages are destroyed. I haven't forgotten what is contained in the bible just because I'm not a believer and long ago discarded my copy (important because it is what a majority of our populace believes).

A book is a dissemination of an idea. No more, no less. Its power is only diminished when people discard what is contained within the books, not when they discard the books themselves.

There was a time when the destruction of books inhibited the liberation of thought. There was a time when knowledge could easily be lost. Barring a worldwide catastrophe, I just don't see that happening (call me naive). A modern, individual book no longer is an island. If we were talking the destruction of the Gutenberg Bible or the Dead Sea Scrolls, it would be a different matter.

I don't think that the destruction of a mass market book, in the name of crafting (whether or not by an upper class white woman) is in any way indicative of a disregard for the written word ( or history or culture...). It is no more than the repurposing of something that is no longer useful. Honestly, assuming that Lemony Snickett has anything to do with culture, history society...what if shes already read it? What if she loved it so much she went out and bought a second set to decorate in honor of her love for the books? What if she used Captain Underpants books? I'm not mocking your point, I'm just saying that when we elevate everything, nothing is sacred.

Your larger point (which, again, I'm on board with) should compel one to fight to keep important books on the shelves of schools. To make sure libraries exist in disadvantaged areas. To make sure that true history isn't given short shrift in the pursuit of patriotism. That "factual truth" isn't hidden behind "biblical truth".

It is a craft. God help me for defending LC, but she didn't destroy a first edition of Great Expectations (which is surprising easy to get your hands on...who knew?).

It's not elitist to care about culture, history, literature and art. It is, however (in my humble opinion), elitist to assume that because a person doesn't revere mass market fiction books that they somehow lack the ability to care, or to even be aware of the existence of said culture, history, literature or art.

Agent**It said...

This is a good sight. They find charities closest to you that will pick up books.
http://www.donationtown.org/news/donate-books.html

Tuxedo Cat said...

Even a little kid like Honey Boo Boo would have enough character not to deface a set of books in this way.

Tuxedo Cat said...

A little off-topic:

I've started collecting my extra books and magazines to send up to the local jail (every couple of years). They really appreciate it, because they don't have much money in their budgets for books.

Mango said...

@ UnicornsRReal - Yes it is, for me at least.

I have a friend who goes on and on about having to HOLD a REAL BOOK and SMELL a REAL BOOK and TURN PAGES of a REAL BOOK but for me it's the the words. Yes, I prefer "real books" but it's the written word that stirs my soul and once I get hooked, well, I forget that it's a Kindle I have in my hands. Some books have to be in actual "book" form but many work just fine for me in "e" format.

Margaux said...

Book shredding is MURDER!!!!!

Margaux said...

No seriously, she has zero charm.

Kelsey said...

yeah I don't get the whole travesty over defacing books -- nor do I think this is defacing

but if you want to display them like that

just... put the books... on the shelf

IT'S THE SAME SHIT

Michelle said...

Excellent points and post. My post was worded a bit irresponsibly in its presumption that LC's actions revealed her disregard for literature personally; however, it did symbolize to me a common problem I see in the classroom where many students don't want to engage with ideas which require time and effort to digest.

Tuxedo Cat said...

@Kelsey--Of course, just my opinion, but it's totally wasteful. It's like unravelling a perfectly good Aran sweater in order to get the yarn, so that you can knit toilet-paper-roll covers or something.

Making crafts is always about creating something out of raw materials, or recycling an object(s) that would otherwise be discarded. It's not about destroying a hundred-dollar set of books that someone else could really have enjoyed -- the children's hospital comes to mind...

If LC really wanted to use her magination she could have made the spines herself out of something else and decorated them.

Cornbread said...

@Jasmine: 1984 is also my all-time fave. Reading that as a young teen totally blew my mind. I think my second fave as a teen was Lord of the Flies, and I also loved the short story, Animal Farm.

I am sad for the youth of today, who don't find the joy in reading. Of course there were kids my age that didn't enjoy reading, either. But there is just SO MUCH social media distracting people today, everything is so instant and current and in your face. Overwhelming. I love nothing more than flopping on the couch for hours, reading.

I get both arguments re: destroying books. I don't like what she's doing, but I think if she spent a few seconds encouraging folks to read the books before hacking them up, I'd feel better. Agree with all who said she's way too vanilla to host anything.

Michelle's post is THE BEST.

Susan said...

Well said Vicky!

Lola said...

Michelle, on that we agree. It is unfortunate that a seemingly growing number of kids don't engage in the joy of learning and discovery (and often, by extension, reading); it speaks volumes as to the state of our educational system and what society deems important (and beneficial). It gives me the sads.

Lola said...

Agent, I'll look at that site. I also like the idea of prisons.

I'll occasionally leave books in public places with a note inside that it has been left for anyone to take and enjoy and pass on.

lilo723 said...

I've never understood the appeal of this girl getting her own spin off show. She's very dull. She does have great fashion sense and style, but her presentation is zzzzzzzzzzzz!

Coriander Shea said...

Oh they do it all the time on Etsy and call it ephemera. It really pisses me off when I try to search for vintage books and find sets of ripped pages for "framing"....well, I wanted the whole book, not 3 pages for $5. Damn.

It's always the kinds of books I'm looking for too. ;P

Coriander Shea said...

@timebob I am officially in love with Lemony Snicket. There needs to be more publicists like that in the world, celebrity news would be much more colorful, lol.

Lelaina Pierce said...

@goheels83 - That YouTube comment made me chuckle. :)

Agree with Maja, WTF is the point of this craft? Wouldn't it be better to create faux book spines instead of destroying real ones?

I love me some art and crafts, but this is stupid and I literally gasped when she cut the books.