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a pleasant surprise to a writer
on August 5, 2014
I used to treat notebooks like interchangeable commodities, until I realized what a distraction crappy paper is to marathon writing sessions. You know how it is. The ink bleeds through the paper like spilled motor oil. The roller ball dries up and grinds to a halt in the middle of an otherwise enjoyable paragraph; telltale jagged, frustrated scribbles line the margins. So tragic and unnecessary.
The New Leaf is one of the better composition books I've used. Two salient features set it apart from several other inexpensive types: it has a thick, matte cover material that flexes but little, which is good for unsupported writing, and it is populated with smooth, strong paper that is a delight to write on with a Pilot G-2 no. 7 gel pen and a Bic Clic Stic medium point, both decent-performing throwaway pens. In this case, recycled does not mean low-quality. Definitely give it a try if you go through a lot of notebooks.