Mi Casa es Su Casa

My house is your house. Come in. Sit down. What will you drink? Home sweet home. Share your thoughts, images and art as it relates to the place you call home. Your childhood home, the place you live now, where you’d like to live.

This is an altered book that started life as a Childcraft Encyclopedia. Use the words and images in the book or cover them up. Be creative. Think outside the box. Use a few pages or a lot. Draw, paint, collage, stamp, color. Text is okay, too.

Please only keep the journal for 2 weeks before you pass it to another BookMoocher. Please do not destroy, change, or remove someone else’s work.

After you are done adding your art, please put the journal back into this same page I’ve created for it here at BookMooch so someone else can mooch it and add to it. When it is full, please contact me via email to arrange for the journey home.


Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow.

A Year of Poetry Journal

This journal is full of blank calendar pages; mooch it and add your poems! When the journal is full, contact me (BM username: milano) and I will mooch it back off you.

Please fill this journal with poetry – by a famous or infamous poet, or your own unique creations. You can pick any day, or even 2 or 3 – your birthday, a holiday, a particular poet’s birthday or just any old Tuesday! I’ve also added some colorful blank pages in the front and back for more poems. Feel free to add illustrations or other artwork with your poems, too. Don’t worry if your poem takes up more than one day – there are plenty of days for all.

Also, please do not change or alter anyone else’s entries and keep within the two week mooch window time limit. After you are done adding your poem(s), please put the journal back into this same page I’ve created for it here at BookMooch so someone else can mooch it and add to it, and when it is full, please contact me to arrange its return me.

Most of all, just have fun!


More Important Things To Do

This is a collaborative art book to be created over the pages of one of my old calendars/planners. I’ve started by adding some things to each page. I also made some chunks of pages into big thick pages and some are left as is. Feel free to cut/add/subtract/alter to your heart’s content. Anything goes, just be respectful of each other.

CONTACT: 2littlewings erinpartridgeATgmailDOTcom
I’d love to see update photos along the way!

– Erin

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow. 


Thin Places

This journal was inspired by the book, Thin Places: Where Faith is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, by Mary Treacy O’Keefe, and by my family’s 2004 trip all over Ireland with the Mennonites–the beginning of my new journey with God. I’m including Mary’s book with the journal so that others may read it and then add their own “thin place” experience to the journal. May the signs of the divine become real in your life.

– Gail

Moon Magic (Birthday Books Vol 33 of 41)

With love and devotion, I dedicate this book as a tribute to the moon in all her aspect. Original Art, favorite myths, memories, etc. M/any moons and other artistic lunacy.

RE: Birthday Books vol 1-41. I was very excited to read about the bookmooch journal project as I usually celebrate my birthday with art/performance art madness related to the number in question. In August I will be a delightful 41 years wild. I have purchased 41 blank journals and am giving each individual themes. When all the wayward art has winged its way home to me, I look forward to a local celebration to share and enjoy these books with friends.

– zenfish

Postcards to Myself

This journal will be taken apart later and turned into postcards. You’ll use one page per person, though you’re welcome to pass the journal around among your friends and family before sending it on. On one side, address the page to yourself and decorate it how you like. On the other side, write a letter to your future self and decorate it how you like. This idea is borrowed, in a way, from futureme.org, where you can send emails to your future self. Once this book is full, I will take the pages and send them to you. There are two catches, though: first, this is not private like an email to your future self would be. Obviously, later moochers of the journal will read what you write to yourself. Second, I don’t know how long it’ll take this journal to get around and back to me, so I don’t know if you should write to yourself in two months or yourself in five years.

When this journal is full, please return it to me. My email address is dewpie@gmail.com

– Dewey

Unfortunately this journal has been retained by an inactive moocher and so far all attempts to recover it have failed.


In this journal, add your drawings, photos, collages, etc. of leaves or leafy things. When it’s finished, please return it to me. My email address is dewpie@gmail.com. It’s to be a gift for a nature-loving artist friend. But please don’t pass up this journal because you don’t consider yourself an artist! Amateurs and even Bookmoochers’ children are welcome to add to this journal.

– Dewey

This journal has been returned to its creator.

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