Nearly through my first Moleskine (FYI, I use a 192-page "PLAIN NOTEBOOK"), and it’s hard to believe how happy I am with something as simple as a notebook. My first entry in the current notebook is dated Sept. 8, and I probably have enough pages to last me to the three-month mark on Dec. 8.
3 months on, it still looks like new
To put it mildly, I could not be happier with this notebook. Jodie just
pointed out to me that it still looks new. She’s right; I haven’t
thought twice about the durability or whether or not I’d need to worry
about the spine wearing out or the pages falling out due to crap glue.
The binding has held just fine, and except for some creasing on the
spine — to be expected from use, nothing more — you’d hardly know that
I’ve been scribbling like mad in my Moleskine.
Since this first experience has gone so well, I’m considering buying a
few more. Maybe I’ll see what pricing is like for a case. Or something
Yes, the $12 Moleskine beats the cheapie $1 Target papery notepads
For years I’ve used cheapie notebooks — but I don’t want to ever go
back. The binding is never as good, nor is the paper quality.
The Moleskine costs more, quite a bit more, but it lasts longer and
provides more pages for the money (in mine, for example, 192 3.5 x 5.5"
pages, as opposed to a more usual 100 or so page, in a 2 x 3"). The
thread binding keeps it in one piece, and the acid-free paper means it
will still be legible when I’m 80 and nostalgic about the scribblings
of my oddball whipper-snapper days.
I bought my first Moleskine at Eugene’s J. Michael’s Books;
that’ll be my first place to go and see if we can work something out on
some quantity pricing. Anybody want to go in on a case?
Antsaint "highly recommends" Moleskine notebooks
If you are a writer, an artist, a director, a screenplay writer,
whatever, I recommend a Moleskine. They have different models from
diaries to storyboarding — a little of everything. I highly recommend
them, and will say once again, they are worth every penny.
Happy Moleskining, and please drop me a line with your own Moleskine comments, experiences, criticisms and recommendations.