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Living With The Leuchtturm1917

I’ve been using the Leuchtturm1917 (affiliate link) for a while now and I’m happy with it. I still love the dots and I don’t think I’ll ever go back to traditional lines. It’s a Moleskine-killer.

I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t used the table of contents, since it struck me as such a valuable feature. The problem is that my journal entries aren’t usually so specific that it’s clear what to put in a TOC. I don’t know what I’ll be looking for until I find it.

BookFactory.com has a better idea – their table of contents lists each page in the book, with a space to write what is on the page. This would be very useful because at a minimum I could jot the dates on each page, along with a word or two on subject. Since the space is there anyway, I would feel like was wasting it by not filling it in. With a space for each page there’s no obligation to prioritize what entries are TOC-worthy.

I’ve contacted them to see if they do dots. It’s not on their site, but hopefully it’s available.

In the mean time I think I’ll try recording each journal entry by date in the LT1917, and see how that goes.

[UPDATE] BookFactory got back to me, and they don’t offer their books with a dot grid. It’s a shame because they also make their books in the US, which makes them nearly unique among notebook companies.

3 comments… add one
  • Col November 16, 2011, 12:35 am

    Since a local store here in UK has started stocking LT1917 I have totally abandoned Moleskine. As a lover of dot pages I also enjoy Rhodia Dotwebbie too … all A5 size.
    Thanks for the blog.
    Col

    • Steve November 16, 2011, 11:17 am

      Hi – thanks for the comment! I want to order a Rhodia webnotebook in orange with dots.

  • Darren January 24, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Yep, moved to Leuchtturm1917 last year. Still have a liking for the Mole softcover pocket size. Numbered pages and TOC are an allout win though.

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