I just started a new notebook for my journal, and it’s another Moleskine. I know they sometimes have bleed problems (although only when my pens are really, really, wet) and are expensive but I’ve yet to find anything I like better.
For a long time I had been using the pocket size, and I even made a small bookshelf to hang on the wall to store them. It’s a handy size for carrying, and I tended to use fine-point pens with them.
Then last December I ended up using the large size Moleskine, and it was a different experience. I felt like I had more room. My writing got neater. I actually wrote more.
When I filled that book up I went back to the pocket size, thinking the size advantage was worth it. Boy was I wrong! It drove me crazy – the lines were so short I felt like I was getting maybe 4 or 5 words per line . I quit that book halfway through, and am back to the large.
What size is the right size for you – Moleskine or otherwise?