& Fridays: A Slight Notebook Problem, Part 2

You came back! Hello! And Happy Friday!

Journals! With books inside! This collection found for purchase here.

Journals! With books inside! This collection found for purchase here.

THE LINES ARE THE WORDS FROM THE BOOKS! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

THE LINES ARE THE WORDS FROM THE BOOKS! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

I’m currently cover-(and page-)lusting after A Novel Journal’s books. Not only do they come in fun colors, with a quote from a famous novel on the outside, the lines inside are the complete text from the book! I’m including a picture for reference, but isn’t that awesome?! Instead of your regular ruled notebook, you have a story to inspire you right there. I can’t choose which one I like more – Great Expectations (“You are in every line I have ever read”) or Jane Eyre (“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me”)? Emma (“You must be the best judge of your own happiness”) or The Wizard of Oz (“True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid”)?!

Moleskine notebooks with Shakespeare quotes. Buy here.

Moleskine notebooks with Shakespeare quotes. Buy here.

Moleskine is doing a series of Shakespeare-themed journals with quotes on the cover, and I am really liking them. My favorite? All’s Well That Ends Well’s quote “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” You can tell I’m a quote nerd, can’t you?

And last but not least, another favorite journal company of mine is Studio Oh!’s journals and sketchbooks. I actually used their colored pencil-themed sketchbook for my first foray into writing exercises this year. I filled it all up and now it sits in a place of importance on my bookshelf (all the way at the top!). They have really thick, textured covers with beautiful photos or quotes on them (the next one waiting for me to fill it up says “The best way to get something done is to begin”). But my favorite feature is the spine, because it allows you to lay the whole thing flat while you’re writing without snapping anything or loosening any of the pages.

Two of my Studio Oh! notebooks - love the covers!!

Two of my Studio Oh! notebooks – love the covers!!

Whew! How about you, fellow notebook-addicts? What were the newest additions to your collections? What are your favorite brands? Does one hold sentimental value over another? Tell me about it!

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