Back-to-school: Colorful Composition Notebooks
Even though it is only mid-July, back-to-school supplies have filled the aisles of Target. Yesterday when we ran our errands, I zeroed in the picture frame mini-composition notebook. It’s the same size as a regular composition notebook, except it has a lot fewer pages. This style also breaks my rule of no glued binding. I never tear the pages out of my notebooks, and without the sewn binding, they are more likely to fall apart. But for $1.50 and this cute cover, why not?
Then I hit the motherlode on composition notebooks. Mead finally updated the black and white speckled covers with bright colors in graphic patterns and white binding. There were also several black and white patterns, but I decided to stick with the white trim. With eight notebooks, I’m covered for well over a year. Does the white binding usher in a new era? Will it contain something as epic as The Beatles’ White Album? We will see. The notebooks are on sale for $1 each. Most of my notebooks are about $2. I have tried different sizes, but I have concluded that a standard composition notebook is the best. Target offered some flimsy options priced at $.50. But since I’m rarely sitting at a desk, I opted for a heavier cover. I always have to have my notebook close by. I feel so lost without. Some of my most frustrating nights were spent wandering around our apartment feeling for my journal in the dark.
It looks like it is time to move my collection of journals from our last five years in DC to the studio to make room for my new blank journals. Maybe I will take a few minutes to write a note to myself in the future, something I have never done before.