More Tiny Notebooks
The previous installment of Tiny Notebooks showcased my much loved red Clairfontaine notebook, which I quickly filled with an assortment of things and now lives in a box with all my other spent tiny notebooks. This time I’m rounding up a couple of different ones I own and giving them a spin.
First a little refresher:
I love tiny notebooks (sung to the tune of “Tiny Bubbles”) and carry them with me everywhere. Most of them start off as story idea books, but usually end up being a general catch-all for appointments, grocery lists and sometimes impromptu journals. It is not at all surprising to find both a standard size notebook and a tiny notebook – or several – in my bag at the same time.
I’m totally addicted to notebooks and have no other justification.
Black Chunky Journal with Elastic Band (4×6) – I adore this notebook. Unfortunately, it appears that Barnes & Noble no longer carries them! Though I should have been suspicious when I scored the normally priced $5.95 journal for 75% off two years ago. It had been out of rotation for about a year and now it’s back with a vengeance. It boasts a sweet little elastic band to keep the damn thing shut, paper on par with all of Barnes & Noble in-house sketchbooks and journals and is lined.
Mini Composition Notebook – I squealed when I first spied these adorable mini composition notebooks. When I say “mini” I mean it. The notebooks measure 4.5 x 3.25 and I’ve only been able to find them at Wal*Mart. They are ruled and the paper is on the lower end of the quality spectrum. Though oddly enough, better than the paper quality in the full sized composition notebooks sold at Wal*Mart during the school supply season. The best part is the teeny tiny price – $.77! You can’t beat that.
Rhodia note pad A6 – I was a little hesitant to try a spiral bound notebook, since for the most part I don’t tend to like those, but I was surprised at how much I like this one. I suppose the spiral being at the top proved to be less of a bother than I anticipated. Also, Rhodia uses higher quality materials across the board so the flaws I tend to associate with spiral notebooks – snagging my hair and sweaters – weren’t an issue. The purchase of this particular notebook caused me to try out bigger ones and even Rhodia pads with the wirebound on the side – a rarity for me.