Review III: Quo Vadis Habana Academic Minister 08/09

The Quo Vadis Habana Academic Minister is 6-1/4" X 9-1/2" (16 X 24 cm) with 80 sheets of 90g acid free, pH neutral paper, rounded corners, and good to the touch.

It includes a back pocket with ample room for those collectibles, and matching elastic closure.

At the front of the planner is a personal notes section, international phone codes for those international jet setters; a time schedule page for academic planning of classes or lectures (wisely excluding Sunday); and an annual planner which allows for those unexpected changes in schedule(s) or planning.

This weekly planner is well laid out with space for date and day data and separate blocks on the right for: Phone #s; Fax or Email #s; See-Do and Pay Receive Lists; and Notes; five in total, each approximately ~1-1.2 x 3 (~3.8 x by 7.6 cm). You can see the layout in its entirety here at Quo Vadis website.

At the top of each day and date is a space indicating holidays and room to add a priority or two to follow up which is also expanded at the bottom of all but Sunday.

At the back of the Academic Minister is a second annual calendar carried over to 2010; a world time zone map; maps of North and South America, Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Asia and Africa.

Four pages for Notes and an calendar for 2008-2010, inclusive takes you to the back cover and the expandable pocket.

The Paper is super, 90g and behaves very well with both a narrow and a broad nib, J. Herbin and Waterman ink, respectively.

My Overall impressions of this Quo Vadis Academic Minister weekly planner is very positive. The cover is similar to the Habana series, the paper is my favourite Clairfontaine 90g, the size of the blocks for planning schedules is adequate even for my larger than average hand writing and with one single exception might be considered a perfect agenda. The single exception is the absence of a ribbon marker. And as you can see from my photograph, temporarily, I used the elastic closure to mark the page I was working on. Not a terrible omission, but its inclusion would rank this A+ and not the A I have given it.

Check the Quo Vadis site for pricing and availability.

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