My Notebook Collection


I think I may have a problem.

I’ve always collected things. Books (obviously), but also stamps, boxes, china dolls, dolls in national dress, coins, Troll dolls; when we went to France on holiday, I horded those two packs of sugar cubes you only seem to get in cafe’s in Europe. I just have to collect.


And now it’s notebooks. It helps that they’re incredibly useful for a writer. I don’t just have a collection, I use it. In fact some of the notebooks are already full of notes and stories. But the best thing is that each piece reminds me of a place I’ve been to or other people have been to (an excellent souvenir choice if you’re struggling).


This one is from in exhibition in Nottingham I visited way back when I was a Girl Guide. That’s a really, really long time ago. When Take That were about for the first time.


This fantastic mix of string, paper and glue comes from Mauritius courtesy of my brother and sister-in-law’s honeymoon.


And this is from The Globe in London (awesome place, I recommend a visit), again purchased sometime in the distant past.

I think the best collections are like photographs, except they’re better because they’re tangible objects that show us where we’ve been and who we know, and even who we used to be.

I know I’m not the only one out there with a penchant for collecting. Anyone else loving the notebooks? Or something else perhaps? Let us share our collecting triumphs!

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  1. It didn’t occur to me until I read this that I collect notebooks too! I’ve been buying them for years and whenever someone asks what I want for my birthday or Christmas etc I always say I want a blank book so I can fill it up myself. I didn’t even realize how many I had until I was searching for something I’d written and realized I could probably stock a store with them- it’s so much fun to stumble upon a filled notebook and read things I’ve written years ago.
    I’ve never considered myself a collector of anything in particular except for one thing: anything that has the slightest bit to do with Buffy The Vampire Slayer, that would be my guilty pleasure collection 😀

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  2. I have exactly the same notebook with the Vitruvian Man and also the version with some wing study by Leonardo.

    Oops, I forgot: Hello, my name is Sara and I am a notebookaholic 😀

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    1. Welcome, welcome! Here have a cup of tea and ahem, a notebook!
      I love my Leonardo notebook. It’s so nice I’m not sure I’ll ever bring myself to write in it.


  3. My best friend loves notebooks so she gets one for me for Christmas every year. I love my collection especially as she always makes each notebook personal to me and what I like at the time 🙂 x

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