I use this Diurnal more than occasionally since I purchased it some years ago. The Latin-English side by side provides me the ability to use the language occasionally in prayer, though to a limited extent. I am pleased with the unexpected durability of the paper which at first seemed rather flimsy. The binding holds up very well but to preserve the volune, I have it bound with a rubber band when not in use. The volume fits in my hand(s) most comfortably. The leather covering is of excellent quality. I commend the Abbey Press for this fine work.