Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tuesday Talk Back: Big, Little, or Somewhere in Between?



If you regularly use a bound notebook or journal, what size do you prefer, and why?

Shown above is a purple pocket sized (A6 3 ½ x 5 ½ ”) Rhodiarama Webbie, a large (A5 8 ¼” x 5 ½”) Landscape Webbie and an extra large (A4 8 1/4 x 11 3/4″) Quo Vadis Habana.

My go-to size for a long time has been A5. 5×8″ books allow for me, a decent amount of real estate to write as large as I like and/or to sketch without feeling cramped. I also think this size isn’t too large to stick into a purse or backpack. I find 3×5″ books a bit too small for my needs, – though I do like and have occasionally used the 4×6″ Habanas, which are even better for portability.

The 8×11″ Habana shown above? I’ve had it for quite a while but haven’t yet committed to a use for it. Fear of The Blank Page? Perhaps…

4 thoughts on “Tuesday Talk Back: Big, Little, or Somewhere in Between?

  1. Different sizes for different uses, but in general, I prefer the A5. Extremely versatile and quite common to find.

  2. I love A5, for many of the same reasons. It’s very versatile and is just the right size for me. Fear of the blank page is always tough, especially when it’s fear of the first page! my solution is to close my eyes and open new notebooks to a random page (bonus if i can get someone else to do this for me) and i then mark a small dot (in pen or pencil it doesn’t matter) either along bound edge of a page or a corner. that tiny unobtrusive dot then helps me use the notebook without fearing of messing it up.

  3. I am generally a 5×8 or close to it. But the landscape webbie looks like fun. I have made my own “landscape” notebooks in the past it reminds me that I might want to try one again. In truth I will fill any notebook I find :)

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