Booking Through Thursday

 All other things (like price and storage space) being equal, given a choice in a perfect world, would you rather have paperbacks in your library? Or hardcovers? And why?

This is a tough question, as I love both.  Paperbacks are eminently portable, but hardcovers are so much sturdier.  Paperbacks sometimes have a greater sense of history, but hardcovers smell better.  In a perfect world, I’d have each for its appropriate purpose.  Fancy editions (Complete Classic-Author, for example) would be hardcover.  Longer books would be hardcover.  But quick reads would be paperback.  Guilty pleasures, also paperback.  Plays, paperback.  But I certainly wouldn’t want ALL my books to be paperback.

What about you?

2 responses on “Booking Through Thursday”

  1. I like the look of hardcovers…but I much prefer to read paperbacks. They’re lighter, easier to hold, and more portable. In a perfect world I’d have a hardcover and paperback version of each of my favourite books. 🙂

  2. I’m also in the paperback camp. Easier to hold (especially if lying down in bed), fit in your bag and don’t take up so much room on the shelves! But if you’re offering a perfect world where I can have two copies of everything (with a nice large library to fit them in) I won’t complain 🙂

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