Does anyone else have a shelf/drawer/cupboard full of half-filled notebooks?
I have a selection of notebooks in all shapes, sizes, colours and bindings. Some I’ve had for years; one I bought last week. (It has drawings of vegetables on the cover. I like growing vegetables and it makes me smile. But I didn’t need it.) Some are works of art – their contents are not – and some are just school-style exercise books. I’ve been doing a book-binding class so some are handmade by me while others are mass-produced and spiral-bound.
I can never resist adding to the collection. This may be why, with a few exceptions, not one of these books is actually full. I use them to write lists, diaries and random thoughts, but my thoughts would probably be a lot more coherent (and it would be easier to go back and find particular notes) if I managed to keep them all in one book at any one time. But sometimes a notebook is too big to fit in my bag so I need to use a smaller one. Sometimes I don’t feel like writing on lined paper. Sometimes a spiral binding annoys me. Sometimes I fancy a big page so my ideas don’t get squashed. Sometimes I just want to use a pretty book – or want to use a plain one so I don’t get intimidated by the blank pages.
Is it just me? Do you have a collection of half-filled notebooks too?
PS. Come to think of it, I have a lot of pens too. Pens are important. They must write smoothly and easily and make a nice fine – but not too fine – line. There must be a selection of colours even though nine times out of ten I will choose the black one. Maybe that’s a post for another day!