So, inspired by these clutches, among others, I tried my hand at a book clutch. I have to say, it went swell, and I plan on making a few more. The hardest part for me was finding a book that looked good enough to carry around, but wouldn't make me feel absolutely awful for destroying it. I finally settled on an outmoded diet book with a cute little embossing of an ice-cream sundae on the front.
You can't quite tell from the pictures, but I am also wearing some reading propaganda. an unintentional coincidence. "the sky is the limit with reading!" says the turtle reading a book, and tied to a balloon.