Ten days into the #100DayProject and here are my first ten days all in one place.  If you have been following along on Instagram, I have been posting them every day but I wanted to do a roundup post here on the blog.  You can find a detailed post for my Day 1 project where I went into the ins and outs of what I was doing, but for this post, I am just presenting the finished projects.

Here are the individual days with titles, authors and quotes.

Listen to them, the children of the night, what music they make

Day 1

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Day 2

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Reader, I ate him

She was a librarian, and the deepest, most fundamental part of her life involved a love of books

Day 3

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Day 4

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Magic doesn’t come from talent, it comes from pain

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches

Day 5

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Day 6

Soulless by Gail Carriger

A Vampire, like a lady, never reveals his age

I’m steel-toed boots in a ballet-slipper world

Day 7

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

Day 8

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

He was no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring because yesterday has brought it

She preferred cats to human beings, and turned down every offer from the men who fell in love with her

Day 9

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Day 10

The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

How easily we forget that we have chosen what we are, and can choose what we will become

So why ATCs and why these books?  Well in order to make it easier on myself and therefore make it more likely that I could do all 100 days, I thought ATCs would be perfect.  Then I thought of book quotes handwriting them, perfect way to practice my lettering and also indulge my love of books.  So what books?  Initially I wrote down – very quickly – a list of 100 books I loved, just off the top of my head, no looking at bookshelves etc.  But then that seemed too general and vague, so then I thought, 19th Century fiction which I love but maybe I didn’t have 100 books? (It has to be books on my shelves)  Hmm, 100 Jane Austen quotes?  I could totally do that, I have a book of Austen quotes!  But then looking through the book, some of the quotes were very obscure and often very long – too long for ATCs. So then I thought of 100 magical books!  Brilliant!  This would be easy, I absolutely have enough books with some element of magic in them so it was totally possible.  And so here we are “100 quotes from magical books handwritten on ATCs”. It really doesn’t matter what the magical element is, it can be anything from witches, wizards, Harry Potter, to faeries, vampires and elves.  All of these ten books are very different from each other and in their magical elements.


#The100dayproject – Day 1-10

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February 10, 2021 3:27 pm

Wow,, amazing! Some excellent choices! Beautiful!

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