Personalized Book Boxes

Yes; this is what I am doing after working 10+ hours a day and not reading your books!

None of these are completed, and all need some alcohol ink and a whole lot of resin!

Another vacation is forthcoming, along with 4 book reviews for what I have read in the last 2 weeks.

What are you reading right now? I am missing reading my cozy mysteries as I am in the middle of writing two!

47 thoughts on “Personalized Book Boxes

  1. txjessy August 20, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    Quite talented! I’m ready a historical romance book by Kim Williams .

    • Angela August 20, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Do tell; I am not familiar with her!

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 7:49 pm

        She is an indie Christian author. It is a very charming book she based it on some love letters her great grandfather wrote 🙂

      • Angela August 20, 2018 / 7:53 pm

        That is awesome! I just spent a pretty penny for WW2 letters from two brothers from my hometown who wrote to their mother and sister! There is definitely a story there and I am cataloging everything!

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 7:59 pm

        OMG!! That is exciting, I’ll be looking forward to them. What a great opportunity!

      • Angela August 20, 2018 / 8:04 pm

        I don’t think the people auctioning everything off looked very close. I have all kinds of foreign money worth a lot; as well as the news clipping one son sent back when Hitlers’ left hand man signed to end the war 😬

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 8:06 pm

        That is so awesome! You have a true treasure right there!

      • Angela August 20, 2018 / 8:20 pm

        Indeed!!! My girls are helping me file everything and it is such a teaching lesson for them!

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 8:23 pm

        That’s a great way to spend summer!! 💕

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 7:50 pm

        You said you were writing, do you have any published?

      • Angela August 20, 2018 / 7:51 pm

        Not yet; I am looking for a publisher. Right now I edit books for other authors 😁

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

        That’s awesome. I want to start writing but, I’m going to wait until both my girls start school. So a couple of more weeks :). Mine will be a woman’s fiction that’s floating around in my head lol.

      • Angela August 20, 2018 / 8:05 pm

        I would love to hear what you are thinking, and help you along the way!

      • txjessy August 20, 2018 / 8:22 pm

        Oh thank you! I want to base it off a few experiences I had in Mexico. I had a couple of friends who lost their battle to cancer over there. I kinda want to combine thier stories and my experience as I went down this journey with them. The Healthcare system over there is one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. I have plenty to share about the awful hospital experience where dozens of cancer patients camped outside, spending multiple nights in the parking lot, waiting to be seen… even if you had an appointment. Very few hospitals give chemo over there so many patients travel hours, only to be told they can’t be seen the day of their appointment. I don’t want it to be super morbid but, I do want to bring awareness. 🙂

      • Angela August 21, 2018 / 4:52 am

        That definitely sounds like something that needs to be told, and I’m sorry for the sadness it has brought you.

      • txjessy August 21, 2018 / 5:51 am

        Thank you it has been almost 19 years since my first friend passed. One learns to cope but never forgets:).

    • Angela August 20, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Thank you Kari! It takes so long to get the dimensions, but I do love painting them!

  2. Rachel August 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    These are all awesome!

    • Angela August 20, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you Rachel! Very far to go lol!

  3. jen_bookworm August 21, 2018 / 9:21 am

    Nice! Coincidentally I’ve just bought some wooden boxes to decorate myself and was thinking of doing something similar. I have found a fabric to cover one, an old birthday card with a nice bookish sentiment and might paint the other. I’m not very artsy though so I’ve been put off. That and I have no paint and didn’t buy glue as it didn’t look safe for me to use, I’m not safe. Wish I was artsy and hope my boxes turn out as good as yours 🙂

    • Angela August 21, 2018 / 9:34 am

      I would love to see yours when you finish them!

  4. setinthepast August 21, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Books on Indian history – pre-holiday revision!

    • Angela August 21, 2018 / 11:00 am

      That sounds very interesting!

  5. J.C. August 21, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I’m currently reading A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin. I’ve been going through A Song of Ice and Fire and it’s taken me all summer so far.

    • Angela August 21, 2018 / 11:01 am

      I have a book from an author friend that I need to get started on, and am looking forward to finding another good series or two that I can get into!

      • J.C. August 21, 2018 / 11:50 am

        Yeah, I don’t read a lot of book series anymore. I mean, I did when I was growing up, but now it’s mostly either standalone novels that I can get enjoyment out of multiple times, or short trilogies of novels that I can zip through in a quick amount of time. Especially I’m watching a lot of movies and TV shows, and reading a lot of comic books for reviews on a weekly basis, so finding the time to commit to a long series of books is something I don’t usually do anymore. With the exception of Harry Potter.

  6. Kurian August 21, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Writing also. Looking forward to it Angela

    • Angela August 21, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      Thanks Kurian!

      • Kurian August 23, 2018 / 5:04 am

        You are welcome Angela

  7. aubreyleaman August 21, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    These look so fun! I love The Great Gatsby and have been reading a lot of Sherlock Holmes stories lately, actually. I’m reading The Children of Blood and Bone right now, though!

    • Angela August 21, 2018 / 3:05 pm

      I haven’t read that yet but have seen some great reviews on it!

  8. messybookcaseblog August 21, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    I’ve been magpie-ing my way around the genres. I did The Education of a Coroner—a non-fiction book about the career of the the former coroner of Marin county California then Lake Silenc—a novel set in the world of the Others by one of my favorite authors. I’m currently reading a book from NetGalley I’m really enjoying and just started a time travel mystery that’s not grabbing me as I’d hoped it would.

    The book boxes look great! I’m thinking about selling my jewelry though I’m not sure if it’s actually sell or sell at a price that’d make it worthwhile.

  9. BentenShisho August 22, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    These are great! I love to make book related art, as well. My current read is The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Trade Paperback) and soon the Alienist as well.

    • Angela August 23, 2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks for sharing!

  10. Caitlyn Coker August 23, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    These are so cool! You’re so creative! I am currently reading “The Sentinels of Andersonville” by Tracy Groot. It’s a novel surrounding the concentration camp of the civil war. It’s just the right balance between weighty metaphor and witty humor. I love it! It is quite possibly my new favorite.

    • Angela August 23, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      This definitely sounds like a book I need to find! I am a huge history buff, especially anything to do with the Civil War!

      • Caitlyn Coker August 23, 2018 / 3:13 pm

        Same! I’m actually working on a novel set in the Reconstruction period about and ex-Confederate soldier as he goes up against the Ku Klux Klan. I’ve really enjoyed the research!

      • Angela August 23, 2018 / 3:36 pm


  11. Becky Dingle August 29, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Chapel of Hope Stories…you are a busy lady and I do appreciate the time to do so. Have a wonderful day!

  12. D. Wallace Peach September 7, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    What great ideas. Very creative. I’m beta-reading Atonement in Bloom, a quirky paranormal by Teagan Geneviene. Loads of fun. 🙂

  13. thebookwormdrinketh September 10, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Those are AMAZING!! Screw reading other people’s books, keep going with these… And send me one! 😂😂👍👍😍

    • Angela September 10, 2018 / 5:06 pm

      Aww Thanks Bookworm 😀

  14. bookcoffeehappy September 27, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    These boxes are gorgeous! You have a true talent 🙂

    • Angela September 27, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Thanks Coffee! Now I just need to finish them. This cursed Cricut machine, and Nancy Drew books, have been eating up my time😂

  15. ourhealthapps October 3, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Hello, The Sentinels of Andersonville” by Tracy Groot. It’s a novel surrounding the concentration camp of the civil war. It’s just the right balance between weighty metaphor and witty humor. I love it! It is quite possibly my new favorite.
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    • Angela October 3, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      I’ll definitely have to look this one up! I am a huge history fan, especially the Civil War and Lincoln. Thanks for the suggestion!

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