Saturday, April 6, 2013

Notes by a Notebook Addict

Kevin Barry, a contemporary Irish writer confesses about his "notebook fetish." I don't understand why he likes Moleskines. (He must not use a real (fountain) pen.) I have never smelled notebooks while browsing for them. Nor am I tempted to do so in the future.

I don't own a hundred yet, but I am getting there. This is irrational, as I work mostly on the computer and carry an iPad Mini whenever I go anywhere.


Anonymous said...

I'm in the same position, but once removed: when I'm away from my computer, I've moved over to doing most of my notes on an iPad or an iPod, mostly using the Drafts App. But I also carry a bunch of note cards in a leather folio that I picked up a while ago at Staples. But despite these two levels of impediments to using note books, I still spend a lot of time looking at them. Odd.

Anonymous said...

Ditto! Every new, unused notebook represents the perfect opportunity to write something brilliant.