What type of notebook do you feel comfortable writing in? Why? What DO you write in it?

I enjoy the Moleskine (I know, I know....), and I use it for stray thoughts I feel I can use.

Views: 1139

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Yeah, I bought a Moleskine, too. (Mea culpa to all who disagree.) It's sort of a combination journal, logbook (weather, locations, etc.), repository for grocery lists, errands lists, measurements for household stuff, general musings, a few "YOU MUST DO THIS" items.
I've been using plain composition notebooks (the wide ruled, 100 sheet variety) as journals. I've been wanting to try a Mokeskine, but just haven't yet...

I use my journal to recap daily events, capture thoughts, document plans, and as a general sounding board for issues and problems as they arise. I always feel better equipped after having fully considered (and "documented" my consideration) of a topic.
The Moleskines are good, but expensive.... I have been researching, and found out that Borders sells Piccadilly notebooks very similar to Moleskines, at a way cheaper price. Reviews online seem good, so I am eager to get one.
Amazon do pretty good reductions on Moleskine notebooks, that's worth checking out. I think they're not bad products but the marketing's just deceitful and I'd be happier if they focused on the good points of the notebooks (and there are a lot of good points) instead of saying that Hemingway etc used a different notebook produced by a now defunct French company that had the same name.

I'm a big fan of having a wallet sized notebook that goes in your pocket everywhere with you. It doesn't need to be a brand name, writing paper tends to be writing paper. If you're drawing, painting etc on it the paper really matters but if you're writing down notes falling to use great quality paper is not going to ruin your shopping list or phone message.
About twenty years ago (I know, dating myself), I had a pocket notebook that was just about perfect. I actually had three sections: a weekly calendar, an address book, and a pad of paper in the back. The binding was wide enough to accomodate a thin ball point pen or mechanical pencil. Damn, it was nice! I haven't seen one, or the replacement inserts since. The closest I've managed to come (for the calendar and address book anyway) is my now ancient Palm Pilot VII.
Do you know what happened to it? Did the company stop making them, or what?
Nope. All I know is that they just disappeared from all the office supply stores in my area. Worst thing was the manufacturer/brand name was stamped on the outside, not embossed, so after about a year, I couldn't tell who made it.
I know a guy who liked a particular notebook - I think it was originally a design for filmmakers working on storyboards. Little box for sketches, lines for notes, a space for scene references, etc etc. Really complex and unique.

Years later, he made up a PDF and uploaded it to Lulu. Maybe you could try that? Especially if the layout is hard to find elsewhere.
I use a sort of small spiral hardcover notebook with a picture of a forest on the cover as my journal. I am planning on buying a Moleskine sometime to use as my journal. I pretty much just write my thoughts, ideas, and observations in my journal. I recap daily events, and write about my thoughts on them. I also find it very relieving when I write about problems that I have at the moment, as it really relieves stress to get those problems down on paper.
Mine is a Moleskine-esque (Miquelrius) notebook with graph paper in it. I don't like being confined to lined paper but blank pages seem too open to me (weird, I know) so the graph paper lets me draw, sketch, whatever when I want and still keep an nice neat line when I'm writing. Mostly it's a dumping ground for thoughts and ideas. Keeps me sane to vent or think "out loud" in the book rather than bottling it up. I keep one of those little tiny spiral bound notebooks for lists and random things.
That's very interesting how you don't like being confined to lined paper but black pages seem too open. Graph paper really does seem like the best solution. I never thought of it that way!
Waaay too much thought into what type of paper I have in a notebook, I know. It's quirky but it works for me.

RSS

Latest Activity

Muad'Dib replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"No, you're not."
8 minutes ago
Chuck Knight commented on Jeremy's album
Thumbnail

Mexico 2010

"I thought I recognized Tulum. Beautiful ruins, spectacular cliff side vistas, and the clearest turquoise water I've ever seen. It was almost startling."
57 minutes ago
N. Vest replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"When I was growing up I easily could have thrown this kit together out of the stuff in the garage. But my dad spent decades picking up camping gear here and there. Now that I'm married with kids of my own I have accumulated that kind of gear…"
1 hour ago
N. Vest replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"I'll be honest here, I would rather be in the woods "roughing" it than in any place the redcross/FEMA/whoever set up. Call me paranoid, but that many desperate people in once place is just waiting for bad things to happen. And yes it…"
1 hour ago
N. Vest replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"I like the cache idea and Shane has really got me thinking about the holes in the planning portion of things. As I see it now I would rather use a cache as a more of a supplement to the B.O.B. then a replacement. As nothing ever goes according to…"
1 hour ago
N. Vest replied to N. Vest's discussion Bug Out Bag,
"Was talking with the wife about the food/water weight issue and she came back with this idea. Honestly it's not bad, I could haul over most terrain and between it and the double wide running stroller we could give the kids a break from…"
2 hours ago
N. Vest replied to Matt's discussion Attacked by Feminists
" "
4 hours ago
Stuart Charles replied to The Eyeball Kid's discussion Who has quit smoking?
"i used Champix, but only for 2 weeks as opposed to the 3 months you're supposed to. I smoked for 14 years, and haven't had one for 2 years now.   It's fucking hard, simple as that. You just have to really not want to."
4 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service