I got this notebook (made by C.R. Gibson) from the clearance bin at Cato, which is not the type of store you’d go to if you wanted to buy stationery, but I had some money remaining on a gift card and didn’t want to buy another ludicrously overpriced top, so I chose something more practical: a notebook.
The band around the front is for holding pens, folded sheets of paper, and even a cell phone or small tablet, so that was a nice feature, although I could not find a way to take the band off without destroying the notebook. Speaking of destroying the notebook, it more or less destroyed itself because the spiral binding was not properly attached, so the back cover was halfway hanging off. After fixing it several times and having it break each time, I eventually gave up. That’s what you get when you buy something from the clearance bin, I suppose. 🙂
The pages are lined, which is always nice, and the same star pattern on the front cover was repeated on the margins of the pages. However, the margins and lines were fairly wide, so I was able to write about four pages per day in the notebook, whereas with most notebooks I only write about one page per day. So I filled the pages in about two months.
Would I recommend this notebook? Not really, unless you’d find the cell phone holder band useful and if you’re very attached to spiral binding.