Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Moleskine Notebooks!

I have found a product that I am absolutely hooked on—Moleskine notebooks! A month or so ago, a man that I respect very much, Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers extolled the virtue of Moleskine Notebooks on his Blog. Now, I have to admit, when I read his account, my eyes glazed over and I completely discounted the probability of luxuriously enjoying the process of writing notes because of the medium I was using at the moment. Time passed.

Then, one day when I was perusing the Blogoshere, I was turned on to the nobility of this versatile little notebook, by one of my very favorite Blogging, published authors, Brenda Coulter. I had to use all of those qualifiers, so that I didn't get comments in mass from other writing Bloggers that I visit! She sold me, hook, line and sinker.

She did a whole piece, that mentioned, Moleskine Notebooks and the only picture I had in my head was a little star-nosed mole (like the little buggers that dig up our lawn every spring and drive my husband to distraction. I mean, we live in the country. The lawn was once a ten acre hay field. The moles (I'm now going to call them moleskines....it sounds regal!) don't want to move. They have eminent domain.....but I digress.

I LOVE the feel of the leather. It's soft and supple. It comes in multiple colors. And get this...Moleskine Notebooks, come in twelve styles, plus unruled, ruled, and squared (Now how are you supposed to write on a page that looks like graph paper. I mean really! Give me a break! It's like Hollywood squares for mosquitoes!) They even have a Japanese style,like origami, that I stood there and played with for several minutes. The pages are all accordion-like folds.(Auh, simple things for simple minds).

Anyhow! It comes in different colors but black is my favorite. All of my accessories are in black...purse, briefcase, laptop-case, etc. Try a Moleskine Notebook. You'll love it, and they're trendy too!

10 Comments:

  1. ValMarie said...
    My favorite are the graph paper ones. :-)

    I know I'm such a nerd, but I love them because of their versatility. I hate writing on unlined paper, but graph paper allows me to turn the page horizontally or vertically and still have lines to guide me. Also, (continuing with the nerdy-ness) I draw little graphs constantly. I chart all sorts of things especially things related to my writing. :-)
    Elektra said...
    I always lust after them at Books-A-Million, but they are very cost-prohibitive. Guess what, Bonnie? Bookner dude has AntiAntiBookner up and running! http://www.bookner.com/anti-anti-bookner.html
    It's a good thing this guy isn't a writer; talk about purple prose!
    Shelley said...
    Wow, Bonnie those sound so cute...well they look cute too (cause you did post a pic afterall lol). I've never heard of moleskin notebooks, and I wonder if they have them up here. Do they cost a lot? I would imagine they are more expensive here in Canada than in the States...I'll keep my eyes peeled for them. I'd hope they'd have a purple one (that's my fav colour).
    Elektra said...
    They are, at least to me, very, very expensive. I absolutely love notebooks and pens, but I just can't justify upwards of $20 on a notebook when I can get one at the supermarket for under $1. But perhaps it's not so bad if you consider it a luxury item, and you're not living on a student's budget
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    Valmarie...welcome! I never thought of using them in other directions. But I have to wear glasses to read....All those lines would make me nuts. Not that I'm not, now!

    Elektra...behave...as long as he does! Everyone gets to have a voice!

    Shelley...Moleskine...add an 'e' The small one that I have cost $9.95 plus tax and it's only 3 1/2 by 5 1/2. the next size up is like $13.95. I bought mine at Barnes and Noble. Any book stores should carry them where they keep the journals. I've seen Red and Black. I was told they come in other colrs but I haven't seen them. I like the Color Purple too :-)
    Elektra said...
    9.95? That's not bad at all. BAMM must be gauging
    kitty said...
    I bought one as a present for my son once (at B&N) because I loved the feel of it.
    M. C. Pearson said...
    Wahhh! I want one too! Oh, well...I have a hard time trying to get the molah to buy paper and ink for my printer. I will not covet...I will not covet...I will not covet...Okay, I think I'm just happy you have one now.
    ragamuffin diva said...
    ooooooh. Girl, I live for things like this. Luscious!
    Bonnie Calhoun said...
    One of my friends, Debbie Brand, found them on E-Bay. the prices were VERY right. Even with shipping, a lot of them were cheaper than what I paid at Barnes and Noble, but I'm too impatient to wait when I want something.

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