i’ve always had a strong fascination with moleskine notebooks (and nice pens, for that matter) but sadly i feel like i’ve never been able to properly utilize one. my problem is this: i’m definitely not an artist so drawing or sketching is out of the question. i like to write occasionally but i usually wind up feeing extremely unoriginal afterwards so that doesn’t work. and finally, i’m too OCD to use it for messy lists or scattered thoughts so i decided to use my brand new moleskine exclusively for something that is neither messy nor of my own creation: su doku.
i thought long and hard about all the different types of moleskine notebooks that i could use and it wasn’t an easy decision. i almost went with the storyboard notebook but i couldn’t find one ANYWHERE so that was out. i thought about getting the squared reporter notebook but soon realized that i wouldn’t like the vertical feel (i wanted it to be more book-like) and i wasn’t going to go with blank pages because that’s just too difficult … so i finally decided on the large squared notebook and so far, it’s been perfect. i can make the puzzles are large or small as i want and the little squares make it real easy to make the perfect grid (although i still use a ruler and black sharpie to do the job right). it’s definitely a labor of love but it’s totally worth it in the end. i just go online and copy down the puzzle of the day and i’m off and running! after years and years, i finally feel like part of the family.
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