Sometimes I hit the notebook jackpot and I have way too many awesome books all at once. This summer was one of those times. For my birthday, Bob surprised me with an awesome one. It was this one from Compoco. It’s the Good Luck Cat Journal ($13.50) and you all are in luck because its on sale. Don’t worry if cats aren’t your thing, they have you covered with other well-designed eclectic weirdness. But for me… c’mon! Cats, yarn and coffee! If there was a fountain pen in there, it would have been made for me.
Moving on from the absolutely ridiculously adorable cat design that looks like Lucy in the Sky with yarn eyes, the matte black cover with metallic gold foil is fabulous. Kudos on the nice production. Its so nice I could not blemish it with the black elastic and immediately tucked it around the back cover so as to not cover up any of the design.
Gold foil edging? Hell yeah! There’s also a gusseted pocket in the back and a ribbon bookmark with a sealed end so it doesn’t fray because they love me and they don’t want me to yell.
Paper? Dot grid, with the palest of dots for those with discerning taste. And the paper? It’s 80gsm light ivory that handles fountain pens with decent aplomb.
From the reverse of my pen test page, theres a tiny bit of bleed and some show through but not bad for a notebook that retails for less than $20 and is on sale for $13.50.