Floor 9 is a home decor and gifts line from a certain company that might sign my paychecks (full transparency here) and I found these lovely, cloth-covered journals (similar notebooks can be found here) recently. Both notebooks feature two ribbon bookmarks and the internal pages have different left- and right-hand page designs.
On the lefthand side, the top of the page features the days of the week, the months and the days which can be circled, highlighted of designated as needed. Then the page is divided into blank and dot grid about halfway down the page. The righthand page has a set of slashes at the top to be the date or some other indication and says “Today’s Notes” and is then lined down the rest of the page.
This 2-page layout seems like it would lend itself well to being used as a travel journal allotting one side to drawings, maps or pasting in tickets, photos or ephemera and then writing thoughts, activities and such on the other. The paper is a soft white and the printing is brown.
In writing test, there was no feathering issues with the assortment of tools I tried and enough tooth that pencils performed well. The flex fountain pens I tested did show some bleed through so I’m not sure these books will be the best for heavy fountain pen coverage. Fine nibs seemed fine and other pens worked well though there was a little showthrough.
I was still listening to The Beastie Boys audiobook while writing this review , hence what I was writing.
I would like to share the bounty of notebooks I’ve acquired this year so I am giving away the cream and green notebook. (It is new and has not been used). The foil lettering on the cover says “Dream Big”. If you would like to win this, please read the info below to enter our giveaway.
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