I have been using the Her Words notebook (part of the Live Inspired collection by Compendium) for a few weeks now, and I must say I am quite fond of it. I use it as my notebook for work so it is packed with notes and ideas written in dozens of different inks. So far the paper has performed fairly well. The only ink that has bleed through is a dark blue ink from a fountain pen that writes wet, otherwise all gel pens, dark pencils, and other inks have stayed where they were meant to be. The college ruled lines are perfect for my medium-small sized handwriting, and the narrow margins allow for maximum page use, which is important to me. Finally, I love that it is lightweight but super durable. I have thrown it in bags, backpacks, and even the backseat of my car, but the semi-hard cover has kept it from harm. In fact, it still really looks brand new! I would definitely recommend this notebook to any of my girlfriends, especially the ones that enjoy inspirational quotes and pretty designs.