I just finished writing a mega review of the new Unlimited book on my personal blog and one thing I brought up was the ability for a book to be used “In Hand.” As in the ability to write with the book in one hand, pen in the other with no sturdy surface to rest on. When I last worked a desk job and was still a smoker, we were banished to a single corner of the parking lot with nowhere to sit. I’d often stand out there journal in hand, writing or doodling mandalas – so the ability to use a particular book “In Hand” was always somewhat important to me. Same as a book’s ability to open flat. I like to sit in a chair out on my porch and write on my knee. Books that don’t open flat are not of much use in this situation because you end up fighting the book to stay open.
In the way you use your notebooks, do you feel the ability to use the book one handed is important? How about its ability to open flat?