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These notebooks are okay. They aren't really anything special other than the color selection, which is nice. They are a little flimsy but that's true of a lot of inexpensive notebooks. Speaking of cost, these are expensive for what they are. When I bought them here, they were two dollars per notebook. Notebooks of similar quality can be found at stores in my area for a dollar or less.
Something to note is that these notebooks had a strange smell when I first removed the shrink wrap. It persisted for a few days. It seemed to be coming from the covers. I wiped down the covers with a light spritz of 40% alcohol solution and it did the trick.
These are slightly smaller than the usual five star letter-sized college notebooks that I usually get; the part of those notebooks that can be torn out with the perforation is letter sized, this entire notebook (including the portion that is hole punched) is letter-sized.. if that makes sense (turquoise notebook in my picture is the regular notebook size I’m used too, green is the mintra notebook). That being said, I actually love this size much better. Way more space efficient especially for my WFH uses. The paper quality is also comparable to the other more expensive name brand ones I’ve gotten.
I love the colors that these come in- it makes splitting them up for classes much easier and more organized. Be careful when putting them into your backpack because if you shove a binder or laptop in, you could easily bend the rings. Also, the cardboard on the front and back has begun to fray and tear a little bit but I'm not surprised. They're just notebooks that I won't use again after the end of the semester. They are essentially exactly as you'd expect them to be.