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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: round two - Clairefontaine Deco v Poach My Lobster

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

In my last post, I started a giant medium-sized notebook play-off, pitting pairs of notebooks head-to-head, to find an ultimate winner (in my humble opinion).

This time, it's the turn of the Clairefontaine Deco against the Poach My Lobster notebook. Now, for some of the pairings, I'm not entirely sure it's an even fight (but they were randomly pulled out of hat, so don't blame me!). Today however, it's a tough one. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and to some extent, are designed for entirely different purposes. But, Stu made me do this, so here we go!

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

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

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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Page One - a notebook for writers

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

It's going to be November next month.

Er... yes... so?

Well, there are some people in the world who decide that November is the perfect time to try and write 50,000 words of a novel ("NaNoWriMo").

What might help you to get through NaNoWriMo and have something reasonably planned by the end? A Page One notebook.

This is a notebook designed by writers, for writers. As the professional novel-writer on the team at Nero's Notes, I got my sticky paws on one to road-test, so let me share my findings with you.

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Moleskine Cahier

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Let’s get this out of the way: Moleskine pocket notebooks are not ideal for use with fountain pens.There. I said it.Both Scrib and Amanda have reviewed these and come to the same conclusion. Scrib has pointed out how well they work with pencils, and Amanda has demonstrated that Field Notes perform similarly with ink.I have recently been using a Moleskine Cahier in Indigo blue as my Every Day Carry. I use fountain pens at my desk, or in a formal meeting, but for everyday, I use pencils, ballpoints or rollerballs.Brace yourself. The Moleskine is really good.1. It’s sewn not stapled....

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