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 🙂

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.

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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 😉

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

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20 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Notebooks

  1. I like paper too 🙂 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 🙂

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  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 … 🙂

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  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. 🙂

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  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.

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  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 🙂 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.

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  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.

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  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 £3 each one week and the next down to 50p. I bought loads. The next year the same, run up to Christmas £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

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  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.

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  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 🙂

    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 🙂

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  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?

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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 🙂

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