You can keep what you like on your phone or your pad or whatever, but me I prefer paper. I like to read books made of paper and jot down on paper. But I do have note books that are far too nice to use.
I worked once for an architect who always used Moleskines, those favoured by the famous. His books were crammed with jottings and little sketches all done in black ink, the written pages looks beautiful.
My writing is not great, particularly since I now write so infrequently, though I often use a fountain pen. My Moleskine is untouched apart from being taken from the shelf to be admired.
Nice to be able to tie this one up to keep out unwanted jottings
or have a band to keep the empty notebook closed and always handy to have a place to keep your pen that will never write on the pristine pages.
The second rate note books I use are tatty, that's what happens when you use things, the get used.
My knitting notes are falling out,
And before you start analysing this irrational attitude, I know its not good but I feel that mostly I live a well balanced life, I just like having a few unused books. I don't have clothes I haven't worn, ok I haven't used my newest handbag yet but its mustard yellow, its for the summer I will definitely use it and one day I might decide to use my notebooks, but don't count on it.