Paw Prints — A5

8 to 1: round three - Midori v Palomino

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

A month ago, I started a big notebooks play-off. You can see that original post here. Last time, I pitted a Clairefontaine Deco notebook against a Poach My Lobster one. This time, it's the turn of the Midori A5 notebook against a Palomino Medium Luxury notebook. Midori A5 notebook I've had a number of these over the years and I really like them. These Notebooks are created using traditional thread stitched book binding methods, which ensures the notebook opens evenly and is highly durable. MD Notebooks don’t have a cover. This is because Midori thinks this would impact on the comfort...

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8 to 1... or The Big Notebooks Play-Off

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Here's the thing... I did a post on my favourite pocket notebook, partly because it was easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. And then Stu suggested I did a 'competition' between 8 desk-sized books, with pairs of them going head-to-head and the winners going forward until an overall victor emerges. So, that's what I'm going to do over the next couple of months.

First up: Life Noble Note v Leuchtturm 1917

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I don't know much about art deco but I know what I like

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These books have a sewn binding, which doesn't just look hood - it keeps the whole thing together, brilliantly. Of course, it also has Clairefontaine's legendary paper, about which little more needs to be said: it's cream, it's smooth, and it's going to handle any fountain pen you want to throw at it. 

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Notebooks currently on my desk...

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

There's a good chance that the list of notebooks currently dwelling on my desk, may run to a lot more than you expected! But then, if you've followed my ramblings on here or on my blog (Paper, Pens and Ink), maybe not!

Although the list is long, there are specific functions for (almost) all of these! Honest! 

Featuring, amongst others, Clairefontaine, Moleskine, goodInkpressions, Leuchtturm and Cambridge Imprint.

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Using a Life A5 notebook

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I've been using a ruled Life notebook for making notes on the gazillion things I need to think about/do/investigate ready to self-publish my fantasy trilogy later this year. I'd been umming a ah-ing over which notebook to use (something I suspect only stationery nerds like me do, because we have so many notebooks to choose from...), so let me share my reasoning for why I plumped for the Life notebook over the other million I have in my stash.

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