I have a bad habit. One that I think a lot of stationery addicts out there can relate to. I can’t resist a pretty notebook, and 9 times out of 10 it will stay on my shelf. Unused. Yep, bad habit right there. I know I’m not alone in this – why do we do it?!
In celebration of National Stationery Week, I thought I’d show you some of my favourite notebooks! I’ve actually written in two of these, but the other three are blank. Oh I’ve flipped through them many times though!
The Penguin notebook is the one most used here. I bought it for my Feature Writing class in my last year of university, and used it to make story notes and drafts. I would have carried on using it after university but the binding is already coming apart with me just using the first quarter of it! But it looks good, so it’s still on my shelf. Go figure. I’ve moved onto another writing notebook since…
The one that says ‘write’ on the front has really cool pages inside. There’s a few different styles throughout, and I just don’t know what to use it for. I actually bought it because I saw someone on youtube (I think) and they had taken the pages out and then used them in an A5 planner. I had plans to do the same, but haven’t actually done that and it’s been at least 3 years. Maybe some day?
These two are my ‘wordly’ notebooks. I love the one with the map on the front and I wanted it to be my travel notebook. Something to write in on my travels and to keep note of things. Well I haven’t done that so far, and I just don’t have any exciting travels planned… This may still happen some day. The other is one I bought originally for this purpose, but changed my mind on it. I love how exotic it looks though! This notebook is one I’ve actually written in, and it has taken over where the Penguin left off. It’s where I started my drafts of the Dippers story mentioned in my Why Writing Matters post!
Last but not least, I love the colours and the pattern on this Kirstie Allsopp notebook. It’s bigger than A5, but not quite A4, so it’s pretty big compared to most notebooks that I do use. That’s why I have no idea what to do with it. What needs such big pages?! I actually think this would make a great book for something like wedding planning… Something that is very, very, very far away for me, but you know, I’m sure it’ll still be on my shelf. (But then again, I’ll probably find a notebook I like more for that!)