I bought a couple, and have filled one of them with my daily journal scribblings. It is okay, some show through with the mostly Noodler's inks that I use, but not enough to be an issue, a little bit of show through arguably adds character. I got a little feathering with some pens. I couldn't really tell any quality difference between it and the anonymous cheap bound composition book that was my journal before it; the Moleskine has a classier looking cover, elastic closure, and a sewn in ribbon bookmark, but the paper quality was similar. My current journal is a Clairefontaine, which has almost no show through from the other side, no feathering, and was available in the larger page size that I prefer for most writing. It was less expensive, too, although I think I got a sale price.
I certainly don't hate the Moleskines, just think that the comparatively high price is more about product image than exceptional quality.
Last edited by Slivovitz; 05-08-2012 at 08:26 AM.
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