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Post by dianaterrado » 05 Aug 2018, 07:37

I have a lot more paperback than hardcover but I prefer hardcover books... they're so much more expensive though.

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Post by BethLawrence1 » 07 Aug 2018, 10:51

Paperbacks are much more portable and make reading in bed so much easier, however there is something quite calming and aesthetically pleasing about laying a large and heavy hardback on your lap whilst in front of a fire and sipping a cup of tea. Therefore, I would say that I am very neutral but it does depend on my situation.

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Post by AnnaKathleen » 09 Aug 2018, 16:09

I usually get paperback because they're often cheaper. I love to get hardcovers if I have the money to splurge. I'm not too particular but I do prefer hard copies to e-books, but I read e-books when I can't get a physical copy or they're on sale and cheaper. I also don't care too much if the book is new or used, so long as I have something to read lol
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Post by Hailey Swift » 10 Aug 2018, 10:23

Hardcover because they're less fragile, though I won't refuse to buy paperback.

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Post by Vscholz » 10 Aug 2018, 20:59

Paperbacks definitely cost less and I usually prefer to read them, but I love hardcovers. They look so nice in the shelf, so I'll usually end up with both hardcover and paperback--one for reading and one for show.
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Post by Christineegm » 11 Aug 2018, 15:46

I typically go wih hardcover because it is easier to maintain and are easier to stand up on my shelves.

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Post by xBibliobibulix » 12 Aug 2018, 13:14

I definitely prefer softcover. They just feel right to me. Hardbacks are too rigid. I can read either if need be but given a choice, I'd pick softcover every time (oh unless it is a pocket paperback because those suck, they're too tiny!)
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Post by klwoodford » 13 Aug 2018, 02:47

I love hardcover books, but paperbacks are definitely easier for me to handle. Plus they don't hurt if you accidentally smack yourself in the face it. Still, hardcovers have a special place in my heart.

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Post by Harley-Panda » 13 Aug 2018, 04:36

Generally, I opt for paperback, but then there are some books/series that I've loved so much upon reading that I've had to buy another hardcover copy to keep on my bookcase to keep it safe and untorn whilst I re-read the paperback!
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Post by Connie2018 » 13 Aug 2018, 13:47

I love books!
Paperback or hardback doesn't matter.
I even, like e books, and audible books!
Thank you

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 13:50

I love hardcover more than paperback, but it will do if I need it to. I don’t like it when a paperback book just closes on you and barely opens because it has that special plastic covering.

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Post by prospero360 » 14 Aug 2018, 18:35

Hardcover offers more protection than paper covers though.

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Post by amsula_2018 » 15 Aug 2018, 16:43

Definitely hardcover. It would make the book durable.
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Post by kaymontacell » 15 Aug 2018, 17:12

I tend to grab whatever's cheaper, and paperback happens to be the cheaper format.
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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 15 Aug 2018, 23:12

Hardcover is more durable while the paperback is more comfortable. It depends on the thickness of the book. If it's thin I prefer paperback. But if its a fat book I prefer hardcover.
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