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    The Best Notebook for Notetaking

    Whenever I browse a bookstore, office supplies or even a dollar store, I cannot help but gravitate towards where notebooks are. Smyth-sewn, spiral; softbound, leatherbound, hardbound—I flip through the pages and run my fingers over the paper, feeling its smoothness and its weight. Will my pen bleed through? Will the paper survive the pressure of my handwriting, supposedly an indication of my forceful personality? I also look at the guides: are the edges perforated, are the lines subtle or obvious, will my variety of handwriting fit in the spaces?