Catching up on various tips and questions people have sent in!
From S, a link to an old episode of Fresh Air Weekend:
‘Let’s Explore’: David Sedaris On His Public Private Life: The best-selling author and humorist has kept journals for 36 years. Those diaries have been the jumping-off point for the personal essays that appear in his collections, including Me Talk Pretty One Day and now Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls.
From Mike, a story about what may be the world’s biggest diary:
Meet Mr. John Gadd, 83, of Fontmell Magna in Great Britain. He keeps a diary. He keeps the most incredible diary I have ever heard of. It is huge, as in 21,000 pages, filling 151 volumes, and also contains some 33,000 photos and ephemera. The diary dates back 66 years to 1947 and contains some four million pages.
From another Mike:
“I am trying to find the maker of a sketchbook that had a blue (or gray – they made both) with a black binding. They came in standard sizes but the size I’m looking for is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. I bought them from New York Central Art Supply in NYC and they no longer carry them nor could they tell me who made them. Any ideas?”
The closest thing I could think of might be these sketchbooks, which come in a gray color with a black edging, though they are bound with wire.
Rowland asks “sometime ago I saw an interesting notebook which I think was made in Hong Kong. It consisted of a single A3 sheet whihc ingeniously folded into an A6/Moleskine sort of size.”
I think he means this sketchbook called “Spaces for Ideas”
Don shares these photos of an old notebook he found at an estate sale:
Jade invites you to visit her Etsy shop:
“As well as notebooks, I sell origami paper, greeting cards, postcards and bookmarks all featuring patterns I’ve designed.”