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Moleskine Classic Ruled Soft Cover Notebook, Large 5 x 8.25-Inches (Classic Notebooks) Journal – February 1, 2008
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I am NOT disappointed at all! I love my first Moleskine. It goes everywhere with me in my pack for instant lyric scribbling. It's durable, this particular one has a GREAT binding, and the size is great for daily toting.
Re: the binding; make sure that you take care of your Moleskine. They aren't invincible, so if you crack the spine or consistently bend the pages back behind the book you may not be so pleased long-term. Treat it like a normal book that you'd care for long-term, not just another spiral bound notebook for school notes. It will handle regular writing, opening, closing, flipping through pages frantically as you try to scribble down your thoughts... all of that good stuff ;)
Yes, the soft cover is a bit tough to write on if you don't have a stiff surface underneath the thinner side. I regularly have a desk or table in front of me when writing so it's not a big deal for me. It is only a minor issue when trying to write in bed. Consider where you will be writing before you buy one.
I'm going to purchase the smaller one, too, for small foot-print travels (hiking and such). I also plan on a hard-cover for travel/journal action. I swear it makes personal writing 'fun' again for me!
To this point I've used the hardcover version of this journal. I spotted the soft cover at the store and I decided to try it out. I'm definitely sticking with the soft cover. It's lighter and just as durable as the hard cover version. Actually, I think it's more durable based on the fact that my hard covers showed much more wear and tear. The corners would fray because of the cardboard cover. The soft cover is thinner but still tough.
Also, the soft cover journal stays open when laid open on a table. I didn't think it would do that as well as the hard cover but it definitely does stay open just as well. Go with this if you're looking for a journal that's light, durable, flexible, and reliable.
I have since been keeping a journal and find it very rewarding.
As for this product itself. The Moleskine journals are really nice. They are well made, durable and are a joy to write in. The only challenge I have is that the cover isn't really stiff enough to write on without a desk. But, they make hard cover journals for that. Perhaps I'll try that for my next one.
I do like the size of this particular journal, I can fit it in the back pocket of my jeans, through it in my bag, basically it goes everywhere with me.
There are three types of pens I've used with my journal. A gel pen, ball-point and a fountain pen. All work well. I have had others tell me that fountain pens tend to bleed through the paper, but I've not experienced this.
You won't go wrong with this notebook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great classic notebook. Love the back pocket flap and tear-out pages. I make colorful covers for notebooks and these are wonderful notebooks to work with.Published 1 month ago by RebaRock
I always feel sort of lame buying one of these, but it's a solid notebook and I like the construction & size. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James T.
I love this notebook and always carry one in my bag to take notes during meetings. My favorite feature is the pocket in back where I can store business cards or random lists that I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K.Osh
Although I loved the look and feel of the journal cover, the pages were too thin.
Ink bled through.. Read more