Monday, July 13, 2015
Size: 7.0'' x 10.0'' x 1.8"
Color: Pink & White
Page Count: 800
Where to buy: Amazon
This is a crazy notebook. It's like a huge textbook. The covers are a hot pink, hence the name Pink Drink - a shade of pink that may seem familiar if you're a regular reader of this blog! The massive spine has Freestyle Really Big Notebook written on it. The covers are fairly thin, with sharp edges, flush with the pages inside. The spine is visibly glue bound with a yellowish glue. Inside, there is a vital information page, along with several pages for the table of contents - there are two columns on each page. This looks great, and is very organized. The printing quality of the table of contents looks like a bubble jet printer - not crisp and clean. Not a huge deal, but more like a gray scale print.
Ok. This is a fascinating notebook. I love how solid it is. It's big and it makes me feel like I can screw up on so many pages, and still have more than enough pages left to fill it with something worthy. I found that with the size and weight of the notebook led to the crumpling of the pointed edges of the covers. This isn't a functional issue but after awhile, the pages inside started to get crumpled in the corners as well.
I really enjoyed using pencils in this notebook. The paper's tooth really picked up the lead and made pencil a great utensil choice. The writing experience was great, tactile, and made me feel like I was (almost) an artist. Erasing was a little more difficult, because the lead seemed to get trapped in the texture and tooth of the paper. For those of you who draw and sketch: this one is for you. Tons of blank pages, and nice paper! (Please be aware I know nothing about drawing and sketching and I say that based on how I felt pretending to draw and sketch in this.)
Wow. I have mixed feelings about this notebook. I love how many pages there are because I can scribble and doodle and mess it up to my heart's content. On the other hand, it's really tough to use this paper for any purpose, because it's not fountain pen friendly, and it doesn't tolerate wet writers very well. I think it's best for pencils and ballpoints, which is fine because I have lots of those! I find the notebook difficult to use because of the size, but on the other hand, I love the size because it's fun. For $30 though, it has some pros, some cons, and I can live with it. Plus, it comes in ten fun colors. Also, the table of contents is great and so far, has been ideal for my attempts at a sketch a day project. Attempts.
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