My shipment of the 8 notebooks arrived quickly. They were packaged well and survived shipment without any damage at all. The color assortment which arrived is the same as the selection of colors shown in the advertisement, but shades of each color are more intense in person. In other words, the photo of the various colors in the ad is a bit faded. I am pleased and like the bolder colors better. I really like the size. The fact that no two colors are the same allows me to mentally designate the purpose I am applying to each notebook (to do list, poetry, shopping lists, etc.) I like the fact that each page can be removed in either one of two ways... I can completely remove a page, or I can tear it out easily along a perforated edge located close to the spiral ring. These notebooks are a perfect size for me. I can easily put one in my handbag, and it's a nice size if I took it out, held it, and referred back to it when shopping. The front cover is has a nice thickness of and is made of plastic. The back cover is made of a sturdy cardboard. Each page is lined only in blue for writing. There is no pink margin line going down any of the pages. I like that because I find that pink margin lines distracting.