It is VERY important to pick the right book. I thought I had it but then I began to read it and I won't be finished before I want to start which is now! It is a text book, Prose Discussion and the previous owner was Asian and has tiny neat character writing and notes on English definitions throughout.
The spine is sewn and seems strong.
I can actually find the thread in the middle of the individual signatures easily.
It is all black and white, a good staring point, ha, starting point. Blank pages, especially white are so intimidating and it won't due to stall and glaze over at the onset.
It has 551 pages. Seems a lot but we'll be ripping pages out.
Now quilting is a big part of my life these last 30 years. Shoot, half my life! There are lots of analogies that can be drawn from quilting. I'll probably kick myself at least once when I think to reach for this resource, but it'll probably be only once. ;~)
So that is the first step. A big one because it is not a good thing to do a whole lot of work and have things fall apart. Ready or not, here we go!