That said, I have taken up journaling again. (I fully intend to burn the journal once it's all filled in, by the way, so no need to search for it.) Just like others say that journaling is therapeutic, I think that is true for me in the sense that it helps me to get my thoughts in order and figure out what is important and needs my attention and what is just silly stuff that I can walk away from and quick thinking about. Journaling is a useful thing.
I also use journals to take sermon notes in and those I do keep. I have sermon notes that date back to the mid-1990's and every so often I'll pick them up and review them. It helps to remind me of truths I've heard (and maybe have forgotten about) and to also examine scripture in new-old lights. It is very useful. For this type of note taking, I like to have pretty journals because, as I say, those stay on my shelf and I don't really care who reads them. (Plus I just like pretty things.)
Since the sermon notes stay on my shelf without a plan of disposal in place, I tend to look at Peter Pauper Press journals for these purposes. They kindly sent me two journals to check out from their bookbound journal collection.
All of these journals are very sturdy. The covers vary in including embossing, die-cut insets, or gold foil or black lacquer effects. Each is printed with 160 lined pages on high quality paper. These are not thin, wispy sheets of paper which you can see through to the other side! You'll also note on Amazon that they are very reasonably priced which is a huge plus.
Naturally I like the bookbound style because they look great on a bookshelf when not in use. I was sent a copy of the Classique Journal and the Canterbury Journal. I like the classical look of both, which you can see here:
Peter Pauper Press has several styles of bookbound journals to choose from which I'll list below. These are glorious for personal use but also make really nice gifts, I think.
If you are looking for a solid, beautiful journal, I highly recommend one of these.
One of these days I'll start one for quotes from books that I read. But until that time I have a blog and that works too. Heh.
Do you journal? If no, do you use journals for any different purpose? Curious to hear.
Many thanks to Peter Pauper Press for sending copies of the two journals above for purposes of facilitating this review. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are 100% my own.