I started a new journal today. This is the first time Im using nice paper in hardback book. It feels right. I opted for a larger one because I figure it will last longer. I will most likely buy a smaller one if I need something portable. I would love a Moleskine but I dont think that is going to happen now. If you are looking for a new journal walmart has the mead deluxe journal for about $12. Its 400 pages and feels like it can some abuse. They also have a smaller one that is leather-bound with 240 pages for about $9.