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.
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.
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.
I've been writing seriously for well over a decade now, so I have a lot of notebooks that I've used for novel-writing. To cover all of them in one blog-post would leave you all wanting less (a lot less!) so I'll break it up into a couple of posts... Today's post is on the kinds of books I use for capturing ideas.
The A5 Bomo Memo set offers a trio of beautifully-crafted notebooks which just get everything right. All three popular rulings are present; one plain, one lined, one dot-grid. The front covers are classy retro, and the addition of textured end-papers adds a touch of luxury too. These books are nicely thick too, with plenty of pages of excellent cream paper; there's enough texture for graphite fans to be happy, but it behaves very well with fountain pens too.