"The last 3 books arrived today, I have the whole collection. The spineless feature is EXCELLENT! You can open to book to the first couple pages, and the book doesn't try to close on you. The hardcovers look and feel amazing, and the embossing is really what seals the deal. I only bought 1 on a depressed day, but here we are a few weeks later with the whole bunch. Elastic bookmarks on the back work on about half of my notebooks, the rest are either way too tight or loose to make use of. The gel pens are great! Sometimes they are a tad scratchy, but I love the quality ink. Buy a million more of these, so they stay in production forever!"