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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - February 21

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?

For most books, I prefer paperbacks because (as mentioned in the question) both my space and my funds are limited. Also, given that I won't re-read most of the books that I have, I don't worry as much about having a format that will last over time. But for books that I love and will read over and over again, I'd always prefer to have hardcovers so that they don't fall apart (or at least not as quickly) from continued use.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Yep, they definitely stand up to more abuse.

gautami tripathy said...

Last hardcover I bought was HP 7 formy nephew and it has fallen apart. I think my nephew must sat on it!


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trish said...

I don't re-read many books either, so paperbacks suit me just fine. But I do like that the *wear* on a hardcover usually doesn't show like on a paperback (unless you give your hardcover to gautami's nephew!). :-)

Thomma Lyn said...

Good answer -- hardbacks are definitely tougher. :) And I'm a book re-reader, too. I'm not too hard on my books, but watch out when my big fuzzy orange kitty boy gets hold of 'em -- he likes to nibble on them! ;-D

Happy BTT!

She Became a Butterfly said...

i found you via the tbr challenge!

a friend and i just started a book lovers message board. we'd love for you to join!

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