Answers some of your questions:
* you have the option to add the comments or not. I chose not to because of the cost. The more pages you have the more it costs. I'm regretting that now because I love the comments and feel that they add so much to the post.
* You can delete/ edit any posts before you print
* Choose a starting date and an ending date and they'll print everything in between
* There are no backgrounds. Use Blurb if you want templates with backgrounds.
Here's the blog book. I chose the laminated hardbound cover. You could choose any picture you wanted on the cover. I just used flowers- 5 minutes remember.
This is the table of contents. Its the titles of all the posts.
Here is an example of one of the pages. Notice that it goes from one post to another one. Sort of like a blog roll. It doesn't bother me but if you wanted to you could have one post on one page and even place your words/pictures in templates. I almost did that using Blurb.com but was impatient to just get it done.
Notice that the pictures are all together and the captions for them are separate from the pictures. I didn't realize that would happen either.
Would I do it again. Yes. But next time I would delete a few posts that I didn't want to be in the family blog book. It would keep the cost down too. Also, next time I will add the comments so I guess the cost would all even out. So much for saving money.