I never intended to show the three blank books I bought at Barnes & Noble the other day. Then, a friend asked me on Facebook if I was going to review them on my blog. I know she was kidding. But, why not? So many of us love blank books. I had a hard time stopping with just three. There were some gorgeous ones there, but I just bought the few I needed.
The first one is rather plain, but it has one special feature many others lack. It lies flat. I take copious notes at all the author events I attend, either at Authors @ The Teague or at the Poisoned Pen. It's so much easier to take notes when I'm not fighting with the book. I've almost finished my current book that holds the recaps of author events. It was time to find a new one. This one is going to work perfectly.
What can I say about the second one? I just loved it. I liked the words on the front, "Inspire, Dream, Hope, Beliee, Imagine, Create." I like the magnetic closure. Pages are lined with faint outlines of flowers. This one just makes me feel good. I have no idea what I'm going to use it for, but it will find its purpose.
Don't you love this third one? Maybe I liked it because I was going to see Wicked. Of course, I always liked The Wizard of Oz, and it has personal connections with my college roommate. Maybe it was just the vivid colors on the cover.
When I opened it, I found faint illustrations of the witch on every page.
I just love blank books or journals, in the same way I enjoy photos of doors. There's magic and possibility there.