In the LARP my son and I attend my character can read and write. Being able to take notes helps as information I get I easily forget, especially names. My character has also been commissioned from the manor house to gather information about new monsters and mystical beings. So I needed a book to carry and take notes.
This is the book I made for that purpose. The cover is cardboard which I glued a textured paper to. The pages are printer paper but I tore the edges to give an hand made look. I held a straight edge down and slowly ripped the paper along the edge. I then folder everything and tied it up with a strap of leather.