I bought my first Leuchtterm1917 Notebook on a trip to Italy in 2010. I immediately fell in love with the smoothness of the paper that helps the pen just glide right across it. Each page is numbered, and at the front of each journal is an index / table of contents so you can keep track of what things you wrote on which page. I started with the classic A5 hardcover (about 5.7 x 8.2 in with 251 pages) and still use it for larger writing projects. For every day note taking and list making I love the slimmer A6 softcover (5 x 7.5 in with 123 pages) that slips easily into any handbag. Choose from ruled, dotted or blank pages and a variety of color schemes.