bRead Notebook in White, Wheat, & Whole Wheat

26 01 2014
Electric fire-hazard carrying case not included

Electric fire-hazard carrying case not included

I hold up a plastic bag with something squareish in it.

“What does this look like?” I ask a coworker.
“…a sandwich?” she hazards.
“YES!” I exclaim. “I mean, no, it’s not a sandwich, but yes, that’s exactly what I was looking for.” Thus I cemented my reputation as a crazy person among my colleagues with another office supply-based piece of shenanigannery—the bRead notebook.

Part of a nutritionally-balanced notebook collection

Part of a nutritionally-balanced notebook collection

I can’t say this was a product I’d been wheating for, but when the folks at Daycraft told me about the bRead notebook I was intrigued (thanks to Daycraft for providing these free samples).

Quit loafin around. Grab a slice.

Quit loafin around. Grab a slice.

When I opened up my mailer full of bRead, my heart was filled with whimsy and wonderment—it really does look like bread! Product perfectly as promised. The textured card covers, the printed edges complete with little grains—this is bread. Very square bread, like the kind I got in Italy for under a euro when I was trying to be frugal, except thicker and made of paper. And the name—bRead—applies both at the obvious level and when you break it down: bRead—b Read— be read—for surely what’s the usual point of writing something in a notebook if not to be read?

Maybe the point of your notebooks is b Hidden away with all your darkest secrets that the world may never know of them, in which case I suggest storing your notebooks in an active volcano

Maybe the point of your notebooks is b Hidden away with all your darkest secrets that the world may never know of them, in which case I suggest storing your notebooks in an active volcano

The bRead is more than just looks—it’s got 296 pages of lined, cream-colored paper. Its performance isn’t perfect, but better than the Daycraft Signature line in terms of fountain pen performance on its paper. There is some slight feathering, particularly with thicker nibs, but nothing so intolerable like Moleskine paper. My best results so far have been with fine nibs, and given the close spacing of these lines, the fine nib is the way to go for fountain pen use with the bRead. The paper is thick enough to use both sides of the page, with good dry times.

Grilled cheese tip: be sure to butter both the top and bottom slice for extra deliciousness. Also be sure to use bread made of edible, possibly wheat-like plants and not tree-like plants.

Grilled cheese tip: be sure to butter both the top and bottom slice for extra deliciousness. Also be sure to use bread made of edible, possibly wheat-like plants and not tree-like plants.

Know a notebook addict whose heart needs to be filled with delight? Serve them up a fresh slice of bRead. Collect notebooks yourself? The bRead is certainly something different, and bonus, you can pack it in your lunch box and see if you accidentally eat it.

Get bRead in three flavors—white, wheat, and whole wheat—at Daycraft

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5 responses

26 01 2014
shewrite63

Reblogged this on Shewrite63 and commented:
What whimsy with this bRead notebook. Thanks for this post! http://daycraft.co/en/bread/461-bread-notebook-wheat-bread.html Wondering how much dough that is would be in Canadian dollars. I knead to know. I wouldn’t want people to read what I write in some of my notebooks, else I’d be toast or in a sticky jam.

I digress. Thanks anyway, with many puns intended :o)

T

26 01 2014
Colin R

Quirky things appeal to me so I like this product and your review (obviously).

26 01 2014
prolixbrio

Ah food for thought. Literally.

26 01 2014
snowflakeschance

Great photos of these notebooks! I, personally, like the square format but, what does the other side of the paper look like? Does the ink show through?

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