Thursday, June 19, 2014

Booking through Format

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All other things being equal, what is your favorite format for reading? Hardcover? Paperback? New book? Old book? Leather-bound first edition? E-book?

All other things being equal, I go for paperbacks. Those are easy to carry and lighter in weight. When I read a hardcover, my arms ache by the sheer weight of it. I know Hardcovers preserve well. However, paperbacks give us a certain flexibility.
I can read paperbacks any place, that is, even in bed.

Frankly, now my library is mix of both. I have old leather bound hardcovers which are priceless. I have inherited these books from my maternal grandfather. Even though yellowing, those smell great too. I buy hardcovers of those books, which I want to keep forever. 

I go for paperback editions simply because they cost less, as of now. As we book lovers know, we have to go for the practical aspects too.

I do read E-books too but prefer print books. Anytime!


Anonymous said...

I know right, the smell of old book is good. And I love it :)

bermudaonion said...

I prefer trade paperback or hardcover but do love audio as well.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love physical books, and have many shelves of hardcover and trade paperbacks (which I prefer to the smaller ones).

But here's what's happening now: MY BTT POST

carol said...

All things being equal I prefer e-books, but time being what it is, I listen to a lot of audios.

Pooch said...

Isn't it amazing that we have so many reading formats now? Something for everyone!


melinda said...

the smell.....I agree with you

La Coccinelle said...

I'm afraid I can't do old books. They make me itchy.

I prefer e-books. They're hypoallergenic, and there's never any schmutz on the pages.

Anonymous said...

I probably go for trade paperbacks the most, but mass markets are nice because I can throw them in my purse!