A reader named Carol sent me a really nice email a couple of months ago and I’m finally getting around to making her an Addict of the Week. Here’s some of what she had to say (I’m blushing as I write this!):
I love you, I love your website, and I love all the other people out there who love notebooks. I used to think I was the only one! No more….
Currently coveting: another Miquelrius, Rhodia ePure, Bob’s Your Uncle Do-Doodle.
I asked Carol about the small green notebook in the lower left corner of the second photo, as I really liked the look of it and hadn’t seen anything quite like it:
The little green notebook is old, though I have no idea how old. Someone gave it to me, it’s made by a company called Warwick, and it’s actually called “Album of Snapshots” with heavy paper for mounting pictures (the pages are perforated, and the instructions say to remove every other one, I guess so the book will keep it’s shape once the photos are in), but I figured it would work for collage, drawing, etc. too.
Finally, here’s a question Carol was pondering. I’ve often wondered the same thing, and I’ll bet many other readers have too:
Has anyone ever put forward a psychological theory as to WHY we love notebooks so much? I mean, I understand the need to be creative and remember things and make lists and whatnot, but loving the actual physical notebooks, keeping empty ones around and still buying more, always looking for a better one?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments…but it may just be one of those mysteries of the world that we’ll never understand!
A big thanks again to Carol for sharing her notebook addiction!