Up until recently I made use of a Post-it Flag Pen which I absolutely loved. It wrote well and had the little post-it stickers for marking my places in books; what more could you ask for? Well I let my daughter use it the other day and it disappeared. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find it. No big deal, I have plenty of other pens, right? Wrong! All of my other pens suck! The points are either too large, the ink smudges, or they won’t write upside down. Plenty of them are dried up as well. So I was very pleased today to get some new pens. I got my hands on a pack of Pilot G2 Ultra-Fine Point (0.38mm) Retractable Gel Ink Rolling Ball Pens and I couldn’t be happier. First of all, it’s retractable so I don’t have to worry about losing a cap. Second, the point is really fine which makes annotating books a pleasure. Third, it’s nearly completely smudge-proof. The package says smudge-proof but I was able to manage a little smudge by pressing down really hard with my thumb immediately after I wrote. I think for normal use though they’re fine. So if you’re looking for a new pen this one comes with my highest recommendation.