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August 24, 2008

Time flies…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 8:29 am

Good morning readers.

I just realized that it has been quite a while since my last post here. I’m amazed at how fast this summer has flown by. Lest you think I’ve been on the couch watching movies and eating bon bons, last week I taught bookbinding at the CAC summer art camp to a group of 8-11 year olds. We made lots and lots of books. I forgot to take my camera so I have no photos to share. (Bad blogger…no cookie.)

Thursday I started the fall semester at school. I have a full schedule this semester which means that I’ll be in classes all day Mon.- Thurs. each week. My schedule reads like a kids art camp schedule…pottery, drawing, watercolor painting. But let me tell you it’s not going to be a breeze to get through this year. I am so looking forward to it. :)

Of note…

While surfing around I came across this handy table of book sizes. It’s nice to have a reference. I always forget them and inevitably someone will ask “how big is a quarto book?”.

I added a few new links over on the tutorials from around the web page.

More to come later as I am revving up for my “fall is imminent” post…

I hope everyone has a great day.

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  1. Thanks for the book size charts: no wonder I have always been confused when people casually refer to different sizes of book as “octavo”!

    Comment by Cathryn Miller — August 24, 2008 @ 9:39 am
  2. Oh my, I didn’t know there were so many different formats!

    Comment by bookarat — August 25, 2008 @ 4:53 am
  3. If the international metric paper sizes are added to the lists, then there is more scope for total confusion!
    I’m not really sure if the book sizes would differ if you use metric size paper, but there would be a different amount of paper trimmed off to make a non-metric book size, (I am assuming).

    Comment by Andrew B. Middleton — September 4, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

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