This Week From Around the Web. . . .

Lately it's been hard for me to get more than one or two posts out per week--work (as in, the J.O.B.) has been a bear.  I'm looking forward to the Atlanta Pen Show (three weeks out!) and a chance to unwind.  There should be some interesting reviews coming soon--I have "a few" bottles of ink coming to me, including some Montblanc limited editions and Bung Box inks, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, enjoy some great writing: 

  1. Ian at Pens! Paper! Pencils! has a very thoughtful post on enjoying this hobby without bankrupting oneself.  This piece spoke to me this week, especially since over the past year or so, I've been working on clearing out the "clutter" from my collection to ensure that what I keep gets used regularly.  I'm thinking of adopting a random selection method for pens and inks so that I don't get stuck in a rut.  I believe Ray over at FPQuest does something similar.   
  2. Pete Denison contributes to the ongoing discussion about the role of pen/pencil/paper "reviewers," and what makes someone a "reviewer" in the first place.  
  3. Monday is National Pencil Day!  Apparently the crew at the Erasable Podcast has big things in store for us.  (Via Pencil Revolution)
  4. The Pelikan Stresemann pictures continue . . . . (via FPQuest).  My wallet is aching, but something about blood from a stone. . . . 
  5. Massdrop is giving away two Pilot Vanishing Points and two bottles of Iroshizuku Ink.  Sign up for an account or comment on this post (via to enter! 

Enjoy your weekend!