I'm almost finished my first. They are all going to be different to some degree, although what they are all going to be like I'm not sure yet. I have an idea for the second one and think I know what I will do for number three. Number four will have to wait until I get a little closer.
I would love to join in but would have to wait until after Christmas. I am doing the 2nd Xmas Ornament Swap and the Firefly/Serenity Swap. I will watch the thread and see what happens. (The kids and I watched Whisper of the Heart, Nausicaa and Howl's Moving Castle in the last few days. My husband and I watched Princess Mononoke last night.
I feel for you. We have enough books to open a second hand store. I love books so much. Old books are so cool. The idea of cutting up a book always makes me think of book burning ( no offense to the people who craft with old books, this is my phobia ) and I can't do it. I would scan what I wanted, keep what I wanted and find a home for the rest. Maybe a book exchange will give you some money for them so that you can buy craft supplies.
I have been lurking on this thread. I really want it to go ahead too. I got into Firefly ages ago, although I have to admit that I was a little skeptical of the science fiction/cowboy theme, but they pulled it off so well. The ending of Serenity always makes me angry (I love Wash!).