I can only use one kind of sketchbook. I realized this when I went to the book store to find that they had none. They had many others to choose from, but my favorite is the Moleskin reporter plain page. I cannot stray. I paced a little bit asked if they had any out back and then looked through the others but I couldn't. I' d rather live without. So I ordered a couple and now that they are here I can draw again. I am much more relaxed when I have my sketchbook and when I am into a good book. I am reading A Gift From the Sea (recommended by a friend) and it is perfect for where I am at right now. I love it when that happens.
What are your art necessities, what are you reading?