While on a prowl online, we chanced upon this blog called Strikethru, which recently reviewed Rhodia notebook. Browsing thru (pun intended) the site, and then actually reading the review, we’re extremely heartened to learn, that we’ve passed the test with an “Amazing” grade. But before we get to it, a short intro about the blog, or should we say, the cool girl behind it. Cheryl is her name, we’ve learned, and that’s how far we know about her personal profile. But what we know is that she collects manual typewriters, photos of which she posts online along with other collectors. Polaroid film, collages, junk cameras, fountain pens and thrift stores are some of her other interests. And when she mentioned thrift stores, we know we could relate to her well (we just got our jeans for $5 in one of those shops). But so much for those. Cheryl confesses that she’s on a “notebook kick” lately, and that’s where we’ve find out about her interest on Rhodia. So here’s her take on it, dated June 24:
I’m on a notebook kick lately (this really ought to be pencasted) and gradually scrawling my way through all the notorious notebook brands out there, the latest being the traffic-cone orange Rhodia. Legend has it that these notebooks work well with fountain pens, unlike most other paper I’ve tried (including Moleskines and Apica notepads, both of which I love anyway).
Yesterday I put Rhodia to the ultimate test: a medium-nib fountain pen screed on one side of the paper, and typewriting with an old platen on the other. Surely this kind of text-intensive stunt would result in braille-like punch-throughs, or bleeding ink? Rhodia paper doesn’t *look* like anything special. And yet, it held up. You can use both sides of the page! Amazing.
Review via Cheryl of Strikethru