Frequent commenter David wrote to me with some thoughts on the Moleskine Passions Journals:
When I first encountered the film, food, kitty and wine notebooks I thought, “‘Molie’s marketing people are nuts!” I found the design of the pages and data layouts way too rigid. Then I opened up the gardening journal. It’s quite different. This thing is cool; full of interesting information and a flexible layout that leaves you room to add tons of your own data, sketches, reflections, and organic ruminations. We are only now getting out from under the snow here in Boise so the Moleskine Passions Gardening Journal is almost empty but we’ll be filling it up over the seasons.
Hope others will be able to share their experiences with this journaling tool. I have not been able to locate any other sites where this notebook is being actively discussed, not even on gardening blogs.
I haven’t given this particular product line much coverage here, as I’m personally inclined to be in the “the design is too rigid” camp. But sometimes structure is a good thing, right? What do you think? I’d love to know which of these journals our readers have used and how they like them…