Notebook Addict of the Week: Shane

Here’s another addict who was kind enough to email me a great collection of photos of his notebooks and some thoughts about them:

I have been journaling for 20 years now and always in search of the perfect ┬ájournal that fits my style and interests. I thrill when I find a superhero journal particularly with a nostalgic cover. Peanuts journals come in a close second, but still need that nostalgia factor. I use my journals for Bible study, prayers, recording memorable events, funny things my kids say, memories my family has created and just plain how I’m feeling about myself and life. If my house was on fire, after my wife and kids, I’d save my journals!

Here they all are. I’ve filled over 50 of them. The bottom row are waiting for me to get my hands on them (empty).


This spiral bound notebook was my very first journal, started on January 1, 1991.

These are some that are waiting for me, and some of my favorites. The Pacman and Snoopy are Moleskine limited issues. The Mickey Mouse was one I picked up at Target just recently, 5.99, probably still in some stores if you hurry. Thought it was fun.

Some favorites.

More favorites.

And here’s their home in an old corner bookshelf my mom gave me when I moved out on my own.

Thanks for sharing this colorful collection, Shane!

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8 Responses to “Notebook Addict of the Week: Shane”

  1. Wonderful collection :-) Love your journals, and it is always amazing to have so many years recorded in memory !

  2. I’m currently using the Mickey Mouse one that is fourth from the left on the bottom row of the first photo. I hate it. Less than a quarter of the way through, the front cover has peeled away from the spine. I have a Rhodia sitting on my desk but I am determined to finish this lame Mickey Mouse one. Treat it gingerly.

  3. Haha, Brooke! I’m not surprised about the Mickey Mouse journal for the cost and from Target. Thanks for your candor.

  4. Wow! Those are awesome! What a collection!

  5. Very cool collection! Great special edition moleskines too. Yeah you’re quite the journal junkie… and I LOVE IT!!!

    -Victoria

  6. wow! these seriously rivals mine. Love the yellow Charlie Brown. May I ask where did you get it?

  7. cc, I actually got that in the late 90’s in a lesser known bookstore chain (now closed down). They had Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy and even a Pigpen one, but they are very hard to find even on Ebay.

  8. I love the Mickey Mouse one!

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