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Asian Landscape Journal,
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This review is from: Asian Landscape Journal (Notebook, Diary) (Coptic Journals) (Hardcover)
The cover is gorgeous, and the pages (lined) are nice and thick. Ink doesn't tend to bleed through, so you can use either the roller-ball type pens, or the free-flow ink types (which is what I use). The only problem I have with it is that it's very difficult to rip out pages if you want to do that. Sometimes journalling can be a cathartic experience, and when you're done, you don't ever want to see those words again, and the easiest thing to do is rip out the pages and throw them away. With this journal and the way the pages are fastened together, I don't think it could be done without doing serious damage to the overall binding.
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Initial post: 11 Mar 2011 23:31:10 GMT
Why on earth would you make entries that you intend on destroying not long after?! That just absolutely makes no sense to me whatsoever! Making entries is supposed to be a record of your life! Besides, they're going to make these as strong and sturdy as they can. If you want to throw sheets away, why not just buy A4 sheets of paper to write entries on, then once you've finished your entry, screw the paper up and throw it away. You're just basically destroying their hardwork of putting this together! I'd guess these journals were designed to last!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 16:10:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Mar 2011 16:22:00 GMT
I don't want to remember the times I was under stress and using writing to vent. Nothing wrong with doing that. There's no need to be rude about it. If you want to be constructive, you could recommend some journals (i.e. coil-bound) where removing the pages is easier. A4 isn't something that is easy to carry around.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 17:47:37 GMT
Rude?! Are you serious? Anyway, you could always just buy a cheap A5 lined notebook to carry around with you. It's up to if you buy another, I just think it's a shame to destroy what's probably a beautifully made product.
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2011 18:24:29 GMT
FYI, nothing's been ripped out yet.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2011 21:12:03 GMT
Fair enough, but this sentence "The only problem I have with it is that it's very difficult to rip out pages if you want to do that." indicates that you've tried/half tried to rip them out. Anyway, it doesn't really matter.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2011 02:06:02 BDT
Joao Silva says:
I appreciate the review, and the info that it isn´t prone to rip single pages. Some authors write their books and never read them again. To me makes perfect sense if you want to get rid of something you rote.
Again, thanks for the review.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Aug 2011 23:44:32 BDT
Salsa Guy says:
If you keep it all together won't it be more interesting when you read over it all many years in the future? If you only keep the good stuff you won't see how you managed to move forward. I keep all the bad stuff, and I find when I read over it a few years in the future, it isn't so bad, because it's all in perspective. You are right though, it's what ever works for you personally.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2011 19:08:50 BDT
Two options if you want to write to 'let it out' but can't remove the pages from your chosen book.
I have seen people use gesso to paint over writing, aka art journal style. Watered down gesso isn't so bumpy, but you may need a couple of coats. Just be careful what kind of pen you use if you want to write over it, as gell pens stop working after touching gesso. If you like to draw or paint, perhaps you could not just remove all trace of the bad time using the gesso, but then write over the now clean page, with how you got over it, or with a different image altogether.
XCut make fold away pocket sized rotary cutters. If you leave a 1cm gap before you cut the page, the rest of the pages should stay intact, you could remove pages here and there. If as the title suggest the book is coptic bound, it will allow for adding a few extra pages. How about pasting in pictures from magazines etc you like or photocopies of places or people you like??
I too think the book is too beautiful to cut up, but everyone has different reasons for writing. Just depends on what kind of writing you are doing. :)
Just a thought, if you want a hardbacked style book with the option of removing pages, look out for Winsor and Newton hard bound sketch books (also available as ring bound if you prefer). The paper is a lovely smooth cartridge style and comes in a variety of size, but there is a fine perforation near the margin, which allows you to remove finished pages, without damaging the binding.
An alternative might be to dedicate a seperate book to vent the anger/upset etc and then at the end of the book you destroy the entire book, and the bad memories it contains??? Just don't tell me if its as beautiful as this one.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Sep 2011 19:14:30 BDT
Thanks for the ideas!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jan 2012 22:43:41 GMT
John Richardson says:
Oh my god who cares! people do what they want with the things they bought!