Notebook Review #8: A5 Rhodia Goalbook

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I recently filled up my Rhodia Webnotebook, so I was in the market for a new Rhodia notebook, and I saw that the Rhodia Goalbook had recently come out, and decided to give it a shot. I purchased mine from Vanness Pens, but you can also find it at Goulet Pens

The notebook is a basic A5 size, 8.3x5.5 inches. Mine is the silver, dot grid version. It has an orange elastic closure and two orange bookmarks. I actually hate bookmarks in my notebooks, and will probably cut the bookmarks off. It has a soft leatherette cover, glued flexible spine, and a back pocket. There are 224 numbered pages. 

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The paper is Clairfontaine 90g ivory, 5mm dot grid, the same paper that is used in the Rhodia Webnotebook. If you want to see how the paper handles different media, go to the Rhodia Webnotebook review for pictures. 

I'm probably the one of the few people who doesn't love Rhodia paper. Everyone raves about it, but it's just not my favorite-I prefer Tomoe River paper. It handles fountain pens so well, but I just don't love the feel of it as I'm writing.

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The notebook is the same width as the Leuchtturm 1917 A5.

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The notebook is also the same height as the Leuchtturm 1917 A5 notebook.

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The beginning of the notebook includes a 6 page table of contents. 

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Next there are 4 pages, each covering three months of the year. 

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After the monthly overview pages, there are 4 pages that have a space for different months of the year. I think the monthly planning pages are what set this notebook apart as a "goal book" rather than just a notebook. The 224 numbered pages follow the monthly pages.

I feel like this notebook is Rhodia's attempt to mimic the features of the Leuchtturm 1917 A5 notebook, while adding the monthly planning pages in an effort to one up the Leuchtturm. I appreciate the numbered pages and table of contents, which I love in a notebook. It's a great size, and has some wonderful features. If you like Rhodia paper, I think this would be a great notebook for you.

Disclaimer: I purchased this notebook myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.