First Snap of the New Year

Back in town after a long vacation, I snapped a picture at last night's Bible study. I'd brought along my Cambridge Pitt Minion ESV — it's such a convenient format for carrying — while my wife had her new Allan's Reader's Edition ESV. Here's the scene:



For backup, I had the ESV Study Bible on my phone. The gloves were necessitated by the weather outside, which was (to quote the song) frightful. While my wife took notes in her trusty slimline Filofax, formerly my trusty slimline Filofax until she saw it, I tried out a new Rhodia flip pad I gifted myself for Christmas. 

One thing I kept noticing was how bright and white her Bible seemed. I think the Cambridge paper is less see-through (something I pick up mainly in the poetry sections), but the Reader's Edition offers higher contrast. 

It's a good thing we had room to spread out! 

9 Comments on “First Snap of the New Year

  1. Backup?
    Do you have trouble with the batteries dying in the Pitt Minion?

  2. I love it! We Bible lovers are a strange breed. I just picked up the ESV Pitt Minion for Christmas along with the wide margin hardcover.

  3. Glad to see my favorite french notebooks were also prominently featured…I use them for all my school note taking and I keep my Allen TNIV with me at all times…

  4. The pens…are they the official Bible marking pens of this and other blogs? Are those gloves goatskin? They look a little smooth and thick to be goat.

  5. Nice! I gifted myself a wide margin (Note Taker’s ), some Pigma Microns, grabbed my PrismaColor pencils and started marking. It took me a week to actually write in my new Bible, but now that I have I’m very happy with my choices. (Awesome site btw)

  6. A little off topic but–I cannot recall ever seeing Rhodia notebooks before. The one in the photograph looks intriguing and I looked on line to see others. Is this essentially just a French Moleskine with some stapled instead of sewn or are there real differences in paper and cover quality or ease of use? Can anyone out there compare the two brands? Thanks in advance, if so.

  7. Long time lurker, but I just thought I would throw in a note. I ordered a Pitt Minion ESV in brown goatskin, and it came with TWO ribbons when it arrived yesterday (03/22). This was my major misgiving with the Pitt Minion format, so I was quite happy yesterday.

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