Ok so this has *nothing* to do with being frugal other than if other people read a good review, it might keep them from wasting time or money somewhere. I’m going to update this occasionally as I think of good criteria on different things I like, as far as reviews. Thought one could use this as a starting point for reviewing items on amazon perhaps.
*Does the book have perforated pages? I personally prefer that.
*Do the pages bleed when gel pens and/or markers are used (most of the time markers do, most of the time gel pens don’t but sometimes will, in my experience)
*How detailed or easy are the patterns? Some people like one or the other.
*How cost effective is the book?
*How many colors do they come in? Is the variety of colors good to you?
*Do the gel pens bleed through most coloring book sheets?
*How cost effective are they? (about the cheapest price I’ve found is 100 for about $20 on amazon, and the brand is decent)