I’d first just like to apologise for the short amount of reviews lately. It’s been a busy semester of study, and hopefully after the next couple weeks I can update more frequently. 


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After what seemed like a really long time, I finally received my customised notebook in the mail from Bookblock Original. I was so excited to see the finished product. Being able to choose everything, down to type of pages and front cover image, really personalised the notebook for me.  I’ve completed a review for Bookblock before, but I wanted to let you all know just how awesome this notebook really is.

BookBlock Custom Notebook5

Above is the designed notebook that I created. It comes in A5 size, my favourite, with my custom image on the front. It also has an elastic close, a ribbon bookmark and blank pages inside. The best part about this notebook is the customisation. If you want ruled pages, you can have it. If you want dotted pages, you can have it. This also makes the notebook extremely handy for gift ideas as you could put a family photo on the front.

BookBlock Custom Notebook4

The image is extremely high quality, and the feel of the notebook is beautiful. I’m not going to go into the specifications, as I did that in my previous post, but I’ve never come across anything quite like this notebook design before. The pages are also quite thick, which makes it great for writing with fountain pens. I don’t think I could even tell you about a flaw if I tried to find one. Don’t mind the writing, but the picture below shows an example of the inside of the notebook. I was writing with a Lamy Safari medium point, and got little to no bleed-through on the pages.

Writing in Bookblock Original

If you’d like to get your hands on one of your own customised notebooks, head on over to BookBlock Original’s easy-to-navigate website. I must warm you though, it might take you a while to decide all of your personalised features!

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A huge congratulations to Bethan Lebeau on winning the $100 NoteMaker voucher! We hope you love your new stationery.

Please contact us at jade@stationeryreview.com so we can give you the details on how to claim your prize.

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Win a $100 NoteMaker Voucher


World Stationery Day celebrates writing and the tools created to implement it. From books to journals, diaries to pens, World Stationery Day aims to get people all over the world talking and writing about stationery.

Writing by hand may be a thing of the past for some of us, but it’s definitely special when you receive a hand-written letter in the mail, or write out that first novel draft on over 400 sheets of paper (well, maybe special for some!).

We thought it would be the perfect time to run a stationery competition from our friends over at NoteMaker to celebrate this special day. For your chance to win a $100 gift voucher for NoteMaker, simply like our Facebook page and comment , letting us know what your favourite stationery brand is and why. Please also like and follow NoteMaker on Facebook, without them you wouldn’t have the chance to win such an awesome prize!

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