Notebook Addict of the Week: Herman

This week’s addict emailed me a couple of months ago with this lovely photo:

He says:

I’ve been collecting notebooks forever and every time I take a trip somewhere it seems I come back with a few more. All that is fine, but since new year is around the corner and it’s time for some resolutions, an effort to downsize and eliminate unnecessary clutter is high on my to-do list. One thing I have realized in doing some cleaning up is that I have a lot of notebooks that I haven’t even opened the original packaging, let alone used. In the picture, I think the only notebook I have actually used is the moleskine. That is not an endorsement of moleskines by any means. I guess it’s the only one that I’m certain I can replace, whereas the other ones may be harder to find again. In any case, I doubt in my cleaning up, I will get rid of any. We are entitled to a few guilty pleasures, right? I supposed that is why we are addicts.

I spy Miquelrius, Rollbahn and Muji, I think… and lots of other intriguing items!

Thanks for sharing your addiction, Herman!

4 thoughts on “Notebook Addict of the Week: Herman”

  1. I can totally relate to his obsession, but just like the good dishes or fancy towels, he should use those hard-to-replace notebooks every day! No use letting them sit, sad and lonely, in a drawer.

  2. What kind of notebook is the one on the far right, top row just below the row of standing notebooks. It looks like a craft (brown) cover and has a fuschia page and an orange page?
    I’m in the same boat. I have a bunch of unused journals as well as about 4 I’m writing in at the time. I just don’t have enough to say. I even taken to taping or gluing in quotes and pictures.

  3. Deb, I do that too – add quotes and pictures to my journals. But now that I read most of my stuff online, there’s way fewer of them! Do you keep journals for different projects? I have business, creative, notes, and personal.

  4. Yes!! another kindred spirit! I’ve been trying to cut down on my collection- not for nothing I was addict of the year- but I can’t help getting a few notebooks if I travel. What is one going to do?

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