I was wondering what kind of sketchooks you like to use. Do you Have a preference, and if you do, for what reason?
The book I am drawing in right now says it's a "versatile surface for charcoal, pastel, pencil, pen and other dry media. All I am using it for is sketching, so I don't need to be able to paint in it. But, When I shade, I get the texture of the paper, and I find it hard to get and solid value, without the texture showing through.