I did grocery lists on my EB-1150. Add a blank page to the front of whatever book you choose, then use it to scribble notes. It's not the best way to do things. A scrap of paper worked much better for shopping lists. I did it just to see how it would work out more than anything else. (It really didn't)
Also, I never worried about anyone "lifting" a paper grocery list if I laid it in the shopping basket.
Plues, it's sort of awkward to hold and wrestle 48-roll packs of TP.