So here it is!
I am extremely pleased with this sketchbook. I think the larger size and vertical format suited my journal approach perfectly ie. doing little quick sketches during the day with lots of notes. It has been a busy 7 weeks with little dedicated time for sketching, but the record I have of my life during this period is very satisfying.
I am currently using a smaller softcover book (landscape 8.5 x 5.5) so when I am finished with that, I will do a comparison of three different formats of the Stillman and Birn softcover Alpha sketchbook. Each has their own advantages, but overall I think this larger size 8 x 10 suits me best.
So in case you missed it, this sketchbook is the Stillman and Birn Alpha Softcover 8 x 10.
More on the softcover books here.