I think I bit off too much by selecting a Reader's Digest book. Too many pages!!! And an unforgiving spine. It wouldn't open very flat at all. But over time I found my groove. I decided that I had to glue my pages to two removed pages.. That worked well because my book is overstuffed somehow even without replacing every page.
This project became quite relaxing after I got the hang of it. I will use the book to journal 2020 - words/phrases I learned, things that happened, things that got canceled. I have already put in half a dozen bumper sticker items I received in the mail. So much of 2020 turned political - these stickers are reflective of the time in the USA.
I am not good at precision - so my pages don't all fit the same way. I'm okay with that. I won't throw it away if I cut it incorrectly.....it just becomes something else :-)