Short blog posts, journal entries, and random thoughts. Topics include a mix of personal and the world at large. 

Are Moleskin notebooks worth the money?

You now those fancy Moleskine (or equivalent) branded notebooks that are extremely popular with all the cool kids (#Millennials)? I had no idea how relatively expensive they were! What amounts to really is a stack of about a few hundred sheets of paper bound together nicely and then companies will go ahead and sell it for 18 dollars. Is it just me or is that price insane? 

I remember back in my formative schooling period I would buy spiral-bound notebooks for about a dollar each; now people are buying Moleskine notebooks for many multitudes of that amount simply for style? You can’t convince me otherwise it isn’t all style; I’ve read the reviews and the sheets of paper used in the Moleskine aren’t any more durable or awesome than the loose-leaf sheets you can purchase by the hundreds for mere dollars. I mean, for sure those bound notebooks do indeed look beautifully clean and modern, but at the prices they are going for, no thanks from me. 

My travel/portable note-taking medium of choice remains the military-inspired Field Notes memo books.