I was very surprised today when I got a note in my mailbox that I had a package to fetch at the PO. Since I – for once – didn’t wait for anything I couldn’t really picture what it could be. When I came to the PO they handed me a big, square box, by which I could only guess that it was sent from Germany. When I came home I started to realize that it could, might, may be notebooks. But, such a big package just for a couple of notebooks – one for a review and one as a give away. My guess was right – it was notebooks; a bunch of them – from Leuchtturm! Enclosed was a very kind letter from Leuchtturm. I wrote to some note book manufacturers a while ago and asked for a couple of notebooks – I’m thinking of doing a big comparative review – one for me and one as a give away. I didn’t think I had been successful in asking for notebooks for reviews, but I was very wrong. Like all of the Moleskine inspired notebooks they have the traditional elastic closure bonds and expandable pockets, but Leuchtturm 1917 has also have some features of their own: they also have numbered pages, 8 detachable sheets in the end of the books, and stickers for indexing the note book if one should wish to do that. The cover is real nice with a faux leather feel. I will write a full review of it the coming week, but the first test – with a Stipula Ventidue 1.1 mm italic nib – felt very promising.
But, before I write that review I am happy to announce a give away with two Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks – one big (21×14.5 cm) and one in pocket size 9×15 cm. Two winners will get one each.
Rules for participating in the give away
To have a chance to win one of the notebooks you must make a comment on this post and in your comment write something about why you like to write by hand – it doesn’t have to be long and/or ambitious – a few words is sufficient. I thus presume that you who visit my blog like to write by hand… The comment must further be posted before 11 pm GMT Sunday March 28. I will then randomly draw two winners and announce them here on the blog the following day. It doesn’t matter where you are – as long as you have a mailbox – I’ll ship it (regular airmail) wherever you are. The winners must then contact me within a week from the announcement – otherwise I’ll draw a new winner. Make comments and spread the word. Good luck – I’m looking forward to read your comments!