Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bout Of Books 9.0 Day 6 Challenge

Bout of Books

Book Staging
Hosted by: Midnight Book Girl

"Description: You know how real estate agents will stage an apartment to attract potential buyers? Well, that’s what you’re going to do to a book!
Rules: Take a picture of a book you’re reading today, or any book you have lying around. In the picture you should have the book in a setting, or surrounded by items, that represent the book. It can mimic the cover, or represent characters/events/etc from the story. Basically, make us want to read the book based on picture alone."

It took me quite a while to decide what book I wanted to use; but once I did staging the book was quite easy!
I picked the last book I read and the newest addition to my favorites list...Made To Last by Melissa Tagg
The props I used: Since a huge part of this book is carpentry and homebuilding I used a hammer and a mini tape measure (I don't know if you can read it or not but the tape measure actually says Made To Last on it, this is because I received it from the author as a small gift along with a book plate as a thank you for buying the book!) Because this book is loosely based on one of my favorite movies, I picked the DVD of Christmas in Connecticut as one of the props! The heroine, Miranda was very close to her grandparents and even now that they have both passed away she still drives her grandfather's old pickup truck, so I borrowed one of my brother's toy trucks that resembled what I envision Miranda's truck looking like! And last but not least, Miranda loves, I mean LOVES flannel so I used a flannel shirt of mine as my final prop! :-)

1 comment:

  1. This is so cool,'ve represented so many elements of the story. My favorite--the flannel. :)