THANKS for all the positive feedback on the room decor. I had a lot of fun picking out the pictures and putting the project together. Here's how easy it was.
After much hemming and hawing about whether or not I could bring myself to TEAR OUT pages in a book... I found myself at a used book store (thanks for the suggestion Nesters!). I dug through the books and realized that many of them (priced very low) were colored in. I figured those books were probably never going to be purchased by someone to read, so that would justify my cutting them up! ;)
I purchase three large books (most of the books were about 5x7 size) these were 8x10. I used an exacto knife to cut the pages very close to their binding. And wall-la!
I think one of the keys to making it look professional was the matting. That always adds a lot to a piece. I used 11 x 12 frames with 8 x 10 mattes.