ALL ABOUT THAT PAPER
When I started learning graphic design, I carried this book around for years, sketching ideas and copying tutorials from magazines (University of Barnes & Noble). It got so worn, I had to re-tape the spine and use a belt to keep the edges from fraying. I also glued a sheath to the cover for pens; like Phrank says, always be ready. I don't have the book anymore, but I scanned the pages so that I could fondly remember those early days of discovery and notebook modding.