I decorated the pages and it has 4 pockets as well, so ya, duh I did use 4 paper bags.
Here is the side view. The problem I was having was deciding what kind of a book to turn this into. After a few days of thinking and sleepless nights with paper bag book ideas going through my head I came up with this:
I typed up some of my favorite recipes and used some cute pictures from an old Mary Englebrite calender and a few embellishments and here is the final product: