As I mentioned last week, you'll notice this week's Sunday Reading is a bit shorter since I moved Deals and Drops into its own post, which went out on Friday. I did this for two reasons: (1) I felt the Sunday Reading post was getting too long, and, selfishly, it was taking me too much time to assemble the whole thing and get it out the door on Sunday morning; and (2) a lot of the deals I was highlighting actually expired on Sunday, so I wasn't giving people a lot of notice to take advantage.
- TiScribe HL (via The Clicky Post). Another review of this machined metal highlighter from TiScribe. I didn't realize the Montblanc highlighter refills are $10 a pop. Yikes.
- Kaweco Special Nib Holder (via The Pen Addict). Susan Pigott reviews this Kaweco Nib holder, which looks like it would be absolutely awesome for testing ink samples.
- Fisher of Pens Ares (via From the Pen Cup). Mary reviews her Ares fountain pen by Fisher of Pens that she purchased at the 2016 D.C. Pen Show. I had the opportunity to meet Carl Fisher at the show, and he's a super nice guy. Check out his site here.
- The Comp Composition Book Review (via OfficeSupplyGeek). Brian takes a look at YET ANOTHER new pens/writing-related Kickstarter project - The Comp composition book, which is billed as a "premium" composition book with 120 gsm paper. Of course, it comes with a "premium" price too, at $19 for a single 148-page (74 sheet) book. The video and project page are very well done, if only to ogle the pictures and read about the history of the marbled composition notebook.
- Kaweco Sport Skyline Lagoon and Mint (via Well-Appointed Desk). Ana over at the Well-Appointed Desk reviews the limited edition Kaweco Skyline Sport Lagoon fountain pen made especially for City Super shop in Hong Kong. Here, she compares it to her Skyline Sport in Mint green.
- Field Notes Lunacy (via Ed Jelley). Ed reviews the Field Notes Lunacy edition. As usual, Ed's photography is amazing!
- Pelikan M400 in Tortoiseshell Brown (via Pelikan's Perch). Josh over at Pelikan's Perch reviews the M400 Tortoiseshell Brown Limited Edition.
- NaNoWriMo! Tuesday (November 1) marks the start of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Due to some stuff that came up at work, I'm going to yield to my limitations as a mere mortal and admit there is no earthly way I will be able to participate in an official capacity this year, but I will set a goal of working every day on some longer-form features for the blog that I've been meaning to publish. Keep and eye out!
- Reasons to Buy Paper Books (via CJ Chilvers via The Cramped). Awesome list, though I'm probably preaching to the choir here.
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- Papernery. Papernery recently announced that it's closing its doors, and that everything is currently priced at 10-40% off. I have no doubt that we'll see Gary again soon, especially given that he's indicated he's working on "other projects." There's a chance here to grab some awesome deals.
- Pen Chalet. Pen Chalet has a wide variety of available pens and offers unbeatable value on pens, inks, pen cases, etc. Currently, among other things, PenChalet has Sailor Storia inks marked at 25% off.
- Anderson Pens. In addition to having the largest offering of bottled ink in the world, Anderson Pens is an authorized retailer of Sailor's Bespoke line (one of only three worldwide). Check out the recent sponsor profile I published here.
- Huckberry. As I mentioned Friday, I'm excited to now be a Huckberry affiliate, since Huckberry is one of my favorite stores offering a curated selection of goods.
- KustomHaus. KustomHaus is your source for custom stamps, sealing wax, and related supplies. If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 10% off your first order. (Review of their wax seal stamps here.)
- Tom Barrington Leather Goods. Tom Barrington manufactures high-quality leather goods, including pen cases in stingray and ostrich leather. (Review of their leather two-pen sleeve here.)
- Dudek Modern Goods. If you haven't already, you should head on over to Dudek Modern Goods and check out Mike's handmade wooden pen holders and pen rests.
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In Case You Missed It …
This week on the blog, I reviewed the Slice Planner, a pending Kickstarter project that recently funded, and the Diplomat Aero fountain pen, one of my favorite purchases from this year's DC Pen Show. If you missed Friday's Deals and Drops post, check it out to take advantage of some great flash sales and price drops.
As always, thanks for reading!