Review and Giveaway: Rubberband Notebooks

I forget how I first heard about Rubberband notebooks, but I emailed them a while back and they sent me a great batch of samples to review. Let’s take a look! First, we have this very snazzy planner. It comes in a slipcase with a paper band around it, and inside you get a nice […]

Senator Bob Graham: Notebooks and a Novel

Senator Bob Graham’s notebooks are in the news again, as he’s published a thriller based on his experiences with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the inquiry into 9/11. You are known to take notes and keep a very strict record of everything you do. Do you still do that? Yes. When did you […]

A Notebook in “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”

The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a wonderful children’s book by Brian Selznick, told in words and gorgeous pictures. Part of the story revolves around a notebook full of sketches of a mechanical man: The notebook is a key part of the plot- I won’t spoil the rest!

Moleskine Monday: Blythe Woolston’s Love

Blythe Woolston is feeling the love. The author of The Freak Observer shares her affection for Moleskines: I love my own Moleskines. I love to draw things I see when I visit museums. I enjoy the act of writing things out long-hand. That notebook on top has notes for The Freak Observer and for my […]

Notebook Addict of the Week: Candice Ransom

I was very flattered to receive an email from this week’s addict, as she is a highly-regarded children’s author whose books I was already familiar with– the kind of person I’d usually want to ask about their notebook usage, but be too shy to actually do so! Candice wrote 3 blog posts a few months […]

Oprah’s Diary

Oprah is a journaler! Here’s one from her teen years: See more at Oprah’s Private Journals – Diary Excerpts – Found via

Notebooks for Home and Family Organizing

The Unclutterer recently re-posted one of her articles about using notebooks to organize your family and home life: Notebooks are great because they keep all of your important papers in one place and they are easily portable. In our home, we have a recipe notebook, appliance notebook (instruction manuals, purchase receipts, maintenance and repair receipts, […]

Moleskine Monday: NYC Drawing

I found this image at a blog called Robobop that unfortunately no longer seems to be active. It was from a post about Moleskine drawings during a trip to New York City. I hope the blog comes back someday, I’d love to see more!

Notebook Addict of the Week: Aimee

This week’s addict emailed me these wonderful photos and commentary about her notebooks. You can read more and see larger images on Flickr. I’m an addict.  Although I have more than in my photos, I don’t really have more than I will use (except let’s not count my addiction to Field Notes, yeesh).  These photos […]

Emilio Braga Notebooks

Here’s another brand of cool, retro-looking notebooks. Love those marbled edges! And the labels! And the corners! They’re handmade in Portugal and come with various color spines.         You can buy them online here. Via emilio braga notebooks | Design*Sponge.