I have tons of these and I use them for everything. Some are full of ideas, some journals, some recipes, some poetry. You name it I have a composition notebook for it. The bindings are a lot stronger than any spiral notebook. The pages will definitely stay put. Stock up when they drop in price right before a school-year starts. Some classes require them from middle school through college but this is my favorite brand. I feel like ink sets a little faster on these. Don't count on being able to tear out a page you don't want, you'll be pretty stuck with them.