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Hands-down the best pad...
March 24, 2014
Hands-down the best pad of this type I've ever used--and easily worth eight bucks. Midori doesn't fool around.

The two different types of paper (lined & blank) is a terrific idea. The two different colors (white for the lined & cream for the blank) is terrific idea #2. I personally like the bold-5th-line scheme, too. And, it's "tactilely" perfect, in my opinion. It just FEELS right. It's fat--you get 50 sheets of each type of paper. The Midori paper is excellent, too, as you would expect. Yes, the "grain" (recycled leather) makes a nice cover for the top/front, but both the front and back are backed by a second cardboard "board," which gives both front and back a nice solid feel and a firm, stiff backing for writing-while-holding-in-your-hand. This might be the second thing you notice--after the "Grain" cover. The next step would've probably been two slabs of wood.

The double rings are made of fat (surely squash-resistant) wire and will *never* give you any trouble--there's no wire hanging out anywhere to "snag" on anything. What I liked MOST is that they seem to have gotten the ring size (~18mm), number of leaves, and the hole sizes and spacing just PERFECT. This is the "tactile" thing I was talking about. The pages will always flip over and lay flat, perfectly. No horsing around at the binding. Ever. The DOUBLE elastic band holding it closed is just icing on the cake. Just a pleasure to use.

I'll decide for you: get one of each color, and give one away to a friend/partner.

OK, I dug and dug, and found *one* thing some folks might dislike. The sheets are NOT micro-perfed. But I guarantee you'll do no damage to the sturdy rings by just ripping pages out.
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i like these memo pads....
September 29, 2015
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i like these memo pads. easy to write on, and not too thick. i could probably do with just one paper type though
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jaws revenge
This is one of my top...
May 17, 2016
This is one of my top "go-to" pads for everyday writing for memos, lists, leaving notes for others, teaching, etc. The leather is a nice touch, and the cardboard makes it perfect for writing in hand. I Use my Lamy Logo fountain pen (Medium Nib) in Black/Blue ink, no bleed-through, absorbs the ink without issue, and the two make a great everyday carry combo for any professional. I like having both the blank and the lined papers as I do a lot of teaching with what I do professionally, and small pieces of blank paper are perfect for this (think writing out a biochemical cycle or a virus structure - blank paper is perfect for this). The leather gives it a "professional" look which is also handy with what I do, and even though I am not usually a fan of elastic bands on by notebooks, this one works quite well and I am pleased with it. I still use field notes or moleskins generally for journaling due to their binding, but for day to day stuff for work, this cannot be beat. It has become one of my top "go to" writing pads.
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GP Raines
Love this notebook. ...
February 28, 2015
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Love this notebook. The front I load up with notes and the plain pages in the back have sketches and diagrams. The cardboard and leather are nice and sturdy. Do they make this in full size note books sizes? If so I may need to order a case. I would prefer a dot grid instead of the lines but otherwise a great notebook.
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I really enjoy this product....
January 18, 2014
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I really enjoy this product. The quality of the covers and rings are great, so I anticipate they will hold up well during the life of the product. The paper is also of good quality, not showing through the back side when I write with my Hi-Tec-C Coleto multi pen or my Copic Multiliner Sp. I also like that it has both lined and blank pages. It's a great size and easily fits in my coat pocket.
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neat and nifty...
December 15, 2015
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neat and nifty
Beautiful notebook. Fountain...
September 1, 2015
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Beautiful notebook.

Fountain pens write beautifully on the paper in this little notebok

I love this notebook!...
June 11, 2015
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I love this notebook! I want to say that up front. The size fits perfectly in the pouch in my purse and the elastic band keeps the book closed so the paper doesn't rip or get wrinkled. Speaking of the paper, it is terrific. I use a uni-ball Signo 0.28 pen and love the way this paper takes the ink. I've also used my Pilot Coleto N pen and the ink does not bleed through. If that wasn't enough the rings don't have that pesky end of the wire hanging out one side so it doesn't catch on my clothes or rip my fingers. I'm very tough on my notebooks. I wouldn't normally pay this amount for a notebook but after using it, it is well worth the money. A definite buy!
In a word, PERFECTION....
July 30, 2014
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In a word, PERFECTION.

I use the lined pages for my daily calender, and the blank pages to keep up with my memory work.

It's sturdy, beautiful, compact, and will not let you down.

I'm actually grieving a little bit today because I accidentally left mine at home. I highly recommend.
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