I have been using the Levenger Circa notebook system for well over a
decade. In fact, I’ve been a very happy Levenger customer and regular
consumer of their products for about twenty-two years now.
It’s actually quite hard to write about something you have used for a
very long time. Mainly, because it becomes a part of your life and who
you are to the point you are practically unaware of it --- it’s just
there. This is what the Levenger Circa has become to me.
Don’t get me wrong, a bound paper notebook is good for many things. I
have way more than my fair share of them. Some I use daily. They have
their place and job to do.
But, for many things, you need flexibility in the grandest sense of
the word. You need the freedom of being able to re-arrange pages at
will. You may have need to mix different paper types and styles. Maybe
you need to mix 5×8 with some 3×5 cards with some 8.5×11. Or, perhaps
annotated ruled pages, followed by a blank one, followed by two
gridded pages, followed then by a zipper pouch for miscellaneous
scraps. There are those times when you’d like to print off a report,
punch some holes into it, and then put it into a notebook with some
related handwritten notes. When such flexibility is needed, I reach
for my Circa instinctively. I know a project has become a Project ---
one that really matters --- when it has a Circa to live in.
The Circa system is very interesting. I have considered many times, but
I don’t think it’s for me. But you should take a look if you are looking
for a flexible paper system.