This red Janet Leather Van Der Spek Custom A5 Codex for my Hobonichi Cousin has been my constant companion since I received it a number of weeks ago. Even though it is A5, it is not heavy and is very portable. Much more portable and compact than my personal size ring binders, in fact. Probably because it is not thick or bulky.
This cover has started to exhibit a nice glow – probably from being handled so much. Some marks have started to appear, but nothing huge or hideous. I never baby any of my leather goods, so they tumble around in my bag and are scratched by my keys and my nails.
I am still absolutely loving the Hobonichi Cousin. It is not bulky or heavy and has everything I need in one book. The multiple bookmarks mean I can easily flip between monthly, daily and weekly. I do miss being able to remove pages to give to my students but I carry a Rhodia spiral notepad for that now.
And last but not least – teaching in The Cat Room!