15 - Book Eater

This layout features me and my niece Michaelia.

My title says: Book Eater … and I know that the correct English term is a Bookworm, but I did a literal translation from the Greek ‘ Βιβλιοφάγος ‘ as it suited the idea of monsters and ‘devouring’ our books more …

Evidence: I’ve used book pages, monsters, metal [the ABC on the rug beside Michaelia, and the tiara & hat on our heads], moon, and I’ve created a frame by stamping the books in white and using the books to give it a bit of colour!


I’ve documented about my feelings towards books and written it in chapter form … it’s actually is a little booklet to my right:

My journaling reads: Chapter one

Books have always been an important part of my life. I learnt to read at a young age and being brought up in Canada, public libraries were always a walking distance away.

Chapter two

When I came to Greece, to learn the language better, I started reading Greek books. I devoured them, literally, going through young teen books first, until I felt more confident in the language going thru all the classics. But it was a family affair, Mom, aunts, cousins, all would enjoy a good book.

Chapter three

One winter we got into the habit of reading books aloud. I’ve spent plenty evenings, listening to and reading novels.

Chapter four

When my nieces came along I bought them their first books when they were 2 months old. First plastic and cloth ones, slowly pictures then words. Katerina and Sofia now read books of their own and they so enjoy it. The even suggest many books to me to read.

Chapter five

Now, April 2012, we have our new family ‘book eaters’ Michaelia and Dimitri who both enjoy reading their books. Nice that we can sit as a family each devouring their own book!

I just have to thank Michele Singh once again, because this time I used a lot of her elements!

You can see more photos on my blog: http://elenigratsia.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/csi-case-no-15-book-eater/

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Comment by Adrienne Ford on April 25, 2012 at 9:23pm

I love your page especially the handmade book you made! What an excellent idea!

Comment by Helena Virpi on April 24, 2012 at 6:15am

GREAT journaling. And I love how the twine connects you and your niece.

Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on April 23, 2012 at 5:07pm

I love this, Eleni! Great story and bravo for being the only person (I think) who used the chapter Testimony prompt! I love how you put it in a little book! I love the term "book eater" way more than bookworm. So many fun details on your page. I love how you cut out the books from the CSI Coordiantes and how you put them in front of your picture. Love the white stamped books on the sides.

Comment by Jenn Kennedy on April 23, 2012 at 3:46pm
Brilliant way to do your journaling. Love that!
Comment by Sarah Klemish on April 23, 2012 at 12:18pm

Too cute!

Comment by Anita Stokes on April 23, 2012 at 9:20am

this is so cool! love how you have journalled!!! awesome layout! love it!!!

Comment by Zeffy on April 23, 2012 at 4:19am

Oh  Eleni have I told you lately that  you are indeed our Guru!! I think that you hit this challenge spot On!!!

I love just love your page and all the little details,,the moon because we do read late into the night if we have a good book in our hands!!I also love how you have written about your whole families reading habits in a couple of short chapters.....BRAVO.

Comment by Jacynthe Loubier on April 22, 2012 at 3:07pm

You really hit all the right notes with the reading theme. I enjoyed reading your journaling, and how neat that you created your very own little book to write it in. Great job using the Co-ordinates elements to tie everything together. TFS:)

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