Monday, April 13, 2015
This notebook has black fabric-covered covers with rounded corners. The front cover has a bicycle on it and cute retro-style writings. There is a black elastic closure attached to the back of the cover. The inside back cover has a pocket, and there are two brown satin bookmarks inside.
The thin, cream pages are also rounded to match the covers. The lines run from one end of the page to the other, in a light brown. The brown lines and cream paper are a lovely match. I love how this notebook looks - the colors were well chosen.
The paper is thin, light, and crinkly (think Tomoe River). It's smooth and pleasant to touch - it doesn't feel toothy or textured, just nice and smooth. The paper performed well with pencils, ballpoints, gel pens, roller balls, liquid inks, roller balls, and markers. They all glide on to the paper smoothly. Since the paper is so thin, there was show through and with much wetter writers, there was some bleed through. There was no feathering, though.
I love this notebook. It's a good, convenient, portable size for me, it's not too thick or too thin, it has a great color scheme (paper and ruling), lovely paper, and it offers the kind of writing experience I really enjoy. I use fountain pens the most in this notebook, and it's almost full now.