Spacers are merely narrow strips of paper or cardstock inserted between folios and bound in with the rest of the signature. They make the book thicker at the spine edge. Since most of my books end up being too fat on the fore edge, I need to insert spacers. Which is what I did the second time around. (You can also attach things to the spacers, with glue or by hand stitching, after binding.)
Also, the single 2-ply thread looked and felt too wimpy for the heft of the book. So I doubled it on the rebound.
I read three really great books just since New Year's Eve ~
- The Burning Room, Michael Connelly's latest Harry Bosch book (Harry's on the cusp of retirement; I sure hope Michael isn't going to retire Harry as a character.)
- Suspicion, by Joseph Finder. My first of his, and now I have another author to follow.
- Afterwards, by Rosamund Lupton. This was especially fantastic, highly recommended. I've got her earlier Sister on my "to read" library list.
My reading report for 2014 ~ I read 135 books, an average of 2.6 novels a week, and about 54,000 total pages for the year. Wow.
Planning to make that last journal sometime this week, and then move on. Meanwhile, I've been reorganizing a few things in the studio. And easing into the year.
Have a great week. xo