Let’s Talk Notebooks

I recently came across Walmart’s Guide to Buying a Notebook. What? There’s a guide to buying a notebook? I thought most of us just saw one we fancied and bought it lol

Have a read, it’s quite interesting πŸ™‚

You’ve seen my filled in notebooks many times, so I thought I would take this opportunity to show you my notebook stash…

…the ones that are waiting in the wings, desperately hoping that they’ll be picked next.

I’m not even gunna attempt to count them *blushes*
I use three notebooks at a time. The first is for my “writing” notes, the second, for journaling, morning pages etc, and the third is the one that I carry around in my handbag. But even with this little lot I still can’t resist buying a new one when I come across one I like πŸ˜‰

Do you have a notebook/pad stash? Or am I the only saddo? Lol

20 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Notebooks

  1. I like paper too πŸ™‚ It’s hard to resist the potential of a blank journal. I have everything from a fancy leather bound, tree-friendly, handmade journal, through several moleskines, to plain old spiral bound notebooks. I think it’s an addiction πŸ™‚


  2. Wow, I’m a little jealous of your stash! I try to fill my notebooks before I buy more blank ones, but I do have one gorgeous one with a silver clasp that I’m saving for something really special … πŸ™‚


  3. I love notebooks! Nothing was better than when I worked at that crummy bookstore and they briefly sold notebooks. I always bought them out with my 50% discount, haha. I have a large tub of about 15 notebooks on the bottom shelf of my desk and I keep one on my desk, one in my purse, one in my car, and one in hubby-pants’ car. πŸ™‚


  4. I have a small notebook stash…lol. Those are all empties?…wow! I do pretty good limiting myself from buying lots of extras. My bad thing is switching notebooks before I have one completely filled. I have a bit of a perfectionist thing and if a notebook gets a little too messy for me I’ll switch. Sometimes I switch just because I temporarily lose one too.


  5. I’ve always got one with me while I’m at work and I have one in my car, although the work one has just all but fallen apart, so I stole the one out of my car for at work πŸ™‚ I’ve got about a half dozen other, larger notebooks which I use for notes and planning mainly. And I have one notepad which I use to keep track of my word counts.


  6. I have a stacsh (much smaller than yours) as I tend to get given them for presents. I did buy another when yesterday though as I’ve become a fan of having a notebook per novel idea.


  7. This must be a very feminine thing Vikki, I’m here to deny that my fingers eer itch when I go into TKMAXX, Home Sense or WHSmith’s. A nice easy reporters notepad is what I use most of the time but I may have been beguiled once or twice. My particular bete noir is pens.Though I have many types lying around- for emergencies of course- I found some on the photographic section of ASDA a few years ago. Big , chunky one with rubber grips and you can put a photograph in the handle.They were about Β£3 each one week and the next down to 50p. I bought loads. The next year the same, run up to Christmas Β£3, directly after 50p, loads more.I hope they’re there this year. Watch out for photogaphic snow domes too, wanna buy a few?
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx


  8. Nope, you’re not the only one. I love the spiral bound notebooks with hardback covers they do in the Works. Especially when they sell them bogof. I also carried out some major stationery rescues when Woolworths closed. Consequently, my unused notebook stash stand taller than my children. Put together.


  9. Vikki, before my left hand lost its ability to hold a pencil or pen for long periods of time (in my mid-twenties due to nerve damage) I loved the wonderful variety of journals and notebooks I might use to save my memories, plot my life’s plan, day dream about a future I could not fathom.

    I learned to compensate with a typewriter because as I pounded on the keys, I somehow awakened dead nerve ends … or if my fingers rebelled … I shook them out, waited a few moments and began again. It’s how I learned to type over 90 WPM. Computer keyboards have been a savior and allow me to type for hours with no painful side effects. AND when I read the title of this post, I thought you meant a computer notebook πŸ™‚

    The journals I banged out in college were later converted to floppy discs and then again to flash drives … and I still journal and plot and post on a blog all the dreams and “stuff” I love to think about. It’s like the old adage … when life gives you lemons πŸ™‚


  10. Despite the move to keyboard, I do have quite a collection from the past – and I’m very picky about how they feel, “hold”, type/color/texture of paper, and sizing ( which varies on the other characteristics) Are writers more sensitive to this stuff? Need the best canvas/frame for their words?


  11. I seem to have a stash growing in my shelves, mainly filled with novel outlines, ideas, characters and even revision notes. Having been a journalist I started with reporter notebooks but soon switched to A5, whatever I could lay my hands on – sometimes even buying odd one that looked unusual. Each novel gets a new notebook, sometimes growing to two. In fact first novel went through so many stages that I think there are six – last one A4 plastic cover still has lot pages in it. Tempting to use those pages for sequel, even though that has a notebook of its own.


  12. Oh yes, just a little stash. That’s why I wrote NaNoWriMo by hand last year so I had an excuse to buy notepads and pens. I was going to try typing it this year, but then it will mean I can’t buy more notepads. Where do you put all of your full notepads? I bet that takes up a bit of room.


  13. My notebook stash pales in comparison to yours! πŸ™‚
    I’m hopelessly addicted to moleskins, though at first at hated to ‘mess them up’ with my scrawled handwriting. Glad I got over that. πŸ™‚


  14. For morning pages I always used to stick to exactly the same type, tesco cheapies, maybe varying the cover colour at times. But I’ve branched out rather – my biggest problem is when notebooks are too nice to write in.
    Currently I seem to be collecting the cute cows selection from tesco – spiral bound A4, spiral bound A5, ring binder and today I found a pack of 3 assorted size notebooks. I use them for hand-writing notes and excerpts from my novel. Not sure how far I’ll be able to do that during nano, but I’m really not convinced about taking a laptop out and borrowing power sockets from a cafe πŸ™‚


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