Glenn, Matt -- sorry, but no book will be emerging from this observation project...
I would very much like to see a book focusing on all the main Milky Way Messiers and Bright NGC's for visual observation with amateur telescopes, but placing them in a structural and evolutionary context, starting from our solar neighborhood and stepwise widening the view to the ever larger structures of interstellar EM/RN and dark nebulae, stellar associations, star clouds, galaxy spurs, arms and halo.
Also a follow up book based on the same concept for deep sky objects, organized by starting with our Local Group, then moving by steps of say ~25Mly to the M81-CVnI-M101 groups, then to CVnII-LeoI, to UMa-Virgo, and further out to the superclusters, along the way outlining the 3D-patterns of groups and clusters, of voids and walls, attractors and streams. Now, wouldn't that be marvelous?
In fact, this is how I try to structure my observations and my notes, in an attempt to build up my mental map of the universe. And if/when I get more time, I may put up my notes in the form of PDFs on a website -- but from there to writing a book is a BIG step. I do have some basic university background from natural sciences in math, physics and chemistry, but not in general astronomy nor astrophysics, so for me it would require a lot of time and effort in collecting, reviewing, selecting, consolidating and presenting the available data in both a technically correct and personally inspiring way.
I started in astronomy at the age of 15yr back in 1965, with a 3" f/12 Unitron bought from money earned in my summer vacations. I learned to navigate the night sky with this refractor in the next years, but then came some decades with love and life, children and work. The 3" Unitron moved to the backseat, but now, after retiring a couple of years ago, my astronomy hobby has been revived. Meanwhile, the clock has been ticking, and I can see the end of the road.The universe is immense, and there is so much to explore, so I simply don't fel I have the time to write books.
Luckily there are others far more qualified than me to do that job. I do hope they will !