A couple of months back I saw a post on A Penchant for Paper about her specific notebook system. It was nice to see someone else with a bunch of notebooks with similar (for the most part) uses. As pen enthusiasts the notebook is often overlooked. Without paper and notebooks half the fun of pens would be gone.
This is not my entire collection of notebooks, and specifically these are the notebooks I use during the summer. Once school resumes I keep a separate notebook for each class, which adds at minimum 4 more notebooks to my collection. I also have a bunch of sketchbooks, old class notebooks, and empty composition books waiting to be used. But enough about what is not here.
Black n' Red Wirebound a4 notebook
Black n' Red Casebound a4 notebook
X-Large Moleskine Notebook
This is my journal. I don't write very long passages in it, but instead just list anything interesting that happened that day in bullet points. I learned this super easy, super simple, and very quick journaling process from ZenHabits. I also keep a list of the books that I have read in the front of the notebook. I bought this notebook before I really knew anything about Moleskine or any other notebooks. Moleskine's are kind of like everybody's first experience with semi-high quality products. It wasn't what I expected but is still cool looking and a quality product.
Standard Marble Composition Book
I love how these books look. The classic marble copybook, it is a staple in student's school bags. I use this book for notes on non fiction books that I read. I like to have a simple reminder of the main points of the books that I read so I can get an easy refresher later down the line.
Large 18 Month Academic Planner Moleskine Soft Cover
This was my planner from my Sophomore year of college. It is the type of planner with the entire week on the left hand of the page and a page for notes on the right. I used the note pages to write poems in. The style of poem I write, combined with my handwriting, makes these pages the perfect length for my poems. Actually this notebook is all filled up and needs to be replaced.
Large Red 18 Month Academic Planner Moleskine Hard Cover
Field Notes Dry Transfer Memo Book "Sage 02"
Field Note County Fair Pennsylvania Edition Memo Book
Field Notes Steno Book
This is my absolute favorite notebook. My most recent one is all filled up right now so I'm not currently using it. However, I normally keep this open on my desk and use it for everything. It is my go to notebook when I have one and the paper is amazing. Now I just have to order some more.
Do you have a specific way you use your notebooks? Leave a comment and let us know.