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Post by Meg2911 » 15 Jun 2018, 10:29

I prefer paperbacks. They're way easier to read and take around with you. Also i love the feeling of a book that is well-loved and has a few signs of wear - which is easier to tell from a paperback than a hardback.

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Post by JazmynElizabeth » 18 Jun 2018, 09:40

I don't mind which, but if there's a series they all have to be the same cover, and I only take paperbacks out with me to read throughout the day.
Hardbacks look professional and I love them, but they annoy me because they're bigger than the other books and they make the shelving layout asymmetrical, with some tall and some medium. Argh!
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Post by akawo loveth » 18 Jun 2018, 09:51

i love paper back

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Post by Moonlight91 » 19 Jun 2018, 03:47

Since my Mum bought me every new Haruki Murakami book with hardcover I like them more. It just looks better on the shelves as well. :wink:

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Post by FriendoBooks » 19 Jun 2018, 04:08

I must say Paperback. But that is only because I have to travel a lot for work. It is just easier with a lighter book. :tiphat:

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Post by Eclectic_novels » 19 Jun 2018, 12:42

I love both. I tend to take paperback books with me more often. And paperback tend to be smaller so that I can fit more on my bookshelves.

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Post by eezus » 20 Jun 2018, 19:28

Paperback because it's not heavy to carry. Hardcover just adds extra pounds.

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Post by Julie Green » 22 Jun 2018, 01:25

Paperbacks always. But hardbacks do remind me of Christmas a child when I would always receive a set of hardback books, as they were regarded as treat.
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Post by Midnightnox » 22 Jun 2018, 04:17

If and when I can afford it, I will always try buying the hardcover version.

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Post by pricklypurple » 22 Jun 2018, 13:57

Hardcovers look nicer on my shelves, but paperbacks are more comfortable for me to read. Hardcovers just get too heavy and bulky and it starts to feel like a work out.

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Post by StephanieCorinne22 » 23 Jun 2018, 13:52

I LOVE hardbacks, but I usually end up getting paperbacks because they are cheaper.

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Post by KatSims92 » 23 Jun 2018, 14:04

Hardcover, for sure. I always feel fancier and classier! But, paperbacks take up less space on my bookshelves and are much cheaper, so it depends.

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Post by Lil Reads » 23 Jun 2018, 22:49

It doesn't matter so much for me - I save up for nice editions with supplemental material (e.g. notes, forwards, comments from other authors, multiple books bound in one volume) regardless of hard vs soft and get books from the library until then.
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Post by bclayton13 » 24 Jun 2018, 00:25

I like to get my absolute favorite books in hardback, so they stay nice. That being said, if I'm just grabbing a new book to read, I tend to go with paperback. It's so much lighter and fits better in my bag.

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Post by zipmaster2 » 24 Jun 2018, 21:48

Paperback - easier to read in bed!

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