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Re: Paperback or Hardcover?

Post by Lynn08 » 15 May 2018, 19:02

If I am purchasing the book myself I buy paperback. I have many hardcovers, but those are gifts from others usually. Either way I don't mind. Although, it is easier to carry around a paperback!

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Post by Jgideon » 16 May 2018, 03:34

Paperbacks work well for me

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Post by VirgoRules2018 » 17 May 2018, 20:03

It depends on where I am at the moment. :techie-reference:
Paperback for reading in bed... and Hardcover if I am forced to sit up at a table or desk.

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Post by elliphont1 » 20 May 2018, 01:02

Prefer hardback for ones I know I want to keep and read over and over.. general reading always paper back as they are easier to handle and less weight to carry when out and about .

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Post by Cheska Fule » 20 May 2018, 03:43

I do prefer hardcovers since I'm not the best at keeping books in good condition

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Post by Fuzzy456 » 22 May 2018, 22:47

Paperbacks are easier to read in public transit, however if the library book is in hardcover only, then that will work too.

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Post by sthe01 » 23 May 2018, 01:25

Paperback because it fits in my bag and I can carry it with me to more places.

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Post by Beth KG » 23 May 2018, 09:10

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Hands down, paperbacks. They travel easily, I can curl up with one anywhere, and they weigh less. But hardcover books are obviously awesome too!

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Post by David Cooper » 23 May 2018, 15:23

I must go with paperback... Hardcover is getting way too expensive for its value!

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Post by JM Hill » 24 May 2018, 02:19

Definitely hardcover. The bindings are more flexible and I hate reading a page that's curved. :roll2: I also hate bent or torn pages and I tend to dogear paperbacks for some unknown reason. :oops:

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Post by alisonedgee » 24 May 2018, 09:23

paperback. no question. bendable, more comfortable to hold.
when they get beaten up they look well read and worn, whereas a beaten up hardback just looks messy. worst is if you have a book thats over 500 pages they tend to fall apart.

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Post by Nataly Restokian » 27 May 2018, 11:10

I love both, but honestly, I prefer hardcover, even if I am traveling and taking the book with me on vacation, I prefer hardcover. the feeling of holding a hardcover book in my hands, it's stiff and beautiful. Especially in my case cause though I love books unfortunately like all my books I have books from my dad first edition from early 1920's, the pages are yellow with leather hardcovers written in the Armenian language.I bring a couple of ones with me from Beirut Lebanon every time I go there, they are thick heavy but could see how well protected they are, some are romance, others psychological or patriotic but can't easily found nowadays. , I removed them from his library to mine. So precious for me.those are mostly hardcovers hmm. I am not so careful and delicate with anything around me , i swear i try to be careful lol I think it is a matter of taste but the best part after I am done reading the book and place the hardcover book in my library, it is beautiful.

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Post by OneHippieChick » 28 May 2018, 00:11

I prefer paperback because I read in bed quite a bit and feel that's easier to do with a paperback. I also like carrying books with me when I travel so prefer the lighter paperbacks.

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Post by Hey Alyssa » 28 May 2018, 00:12

For me, it doesn't really matter what the book os made of. I amore concerned about the actual book, if I would even like it or not. Although most of the time, hardbound books are more costly, but I believe they will last longer.

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Post by Tinka Tinks » 28 May 2018, 02:19

U prefer a paperback ocer a hard cover. It allows me greater flexibility, plus its much lighter :lol:

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