I’ve noticed a couple of great posts about notebooks by Range over at Memoirs on a Rainy Day. I love it when people can just talk about their notebooks and why they like them and how they use them, as in this post: Notebook Obsession and Rhodia Love. He doesn’t have a photo of his whole collection, but he seems to be using 10 notebooks concurrently, as described in a post called Never Enough Notebooks, which I’ve excerpted below. Check out the links for more details:
№1 – Moleskine Reporter Plain Paper Pocket
This is a small notebook that I always carry around. I chose reporter over traditional style, since I find that reporter notebooks let you use the pages better, especially in this smaller format.
№2 – A6 Miquelrius Kukuxumusu
From the website, it looks like the design that I bought is out of print. Nevertheless, this 140-page little notebook is ideal for writing to-do lists and just getting organized. I don’t really use a dedicated weekly or daily planner, I just use this instead.
№3 – Moleskine Watercolor L
This is a neat little notebook that I use for inking and drawing stuff. They aren’t really sketches, but this high-quality paper works well.
№4 – A4 Moleskine Sketchbook
I bought this two weeks ago, but haven’t had time to start using this. It will be a journaling book. I want to use this often and add bits of color.
These are the notebooks I use for my classes. I settled for the Rhodia notebooks, as they have 96 pages and the paper is quite nice¹, making them ideal for doing problems. I would have preferred spiral notebooks with more pages, but I couldn’t find any that I liked.
№5 – Moleskine Plain Paper XL Real Analysis class notes
№6 – Rhodia stapled A4 notebook Real Analysis exercise book
№7 – Moleskine Plain Paper XL Modern Algebra class notes
№8 – Rhodia stapled A4 notebook Modern Algebra exercise book
№9 – A4 Moleskine Plain Paper Complex Analysis class notes
№10 – Rhodia stapled A4 notebook Complex Analysis exercise book
That is a lot of notebooks to have going all at once! I hope he’ll post some photos someday.