Thursday, February 21, 2008

Format - Booking Through Thursday


This week's question is:

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 one's easy - paperbacks! For one thing, I don't like actually reading hardcovers because they're too big and heavy. And they won't fit in my handbag. I have a few hardbacks, but only really thick books so that they don't fall apart on me.

Plus, I don't know, if I try to imagine a library in my house having only hardcovers, in my head it looks kinda... stuffy. I guess paperbacks are just more 'me'.

I'd make an exception if I could have a magic library like Trish thought up - I don't think I'd be able to resist something like that!

11 comments:

Melody said...

I agree. Paperbacks are much easier to read and carry, and hardcovers are good for display!

Happy BTT!

Thomma Lyn said...

Yes, hardcovers tend to be heavy -- I can't help but think of a story I read somewhere about a woman whose floor fell in from the weight of all her books. Bet most of 'em were hardcover!

Happy BTT! :)

Thomma Lyn said...

ps -- I forgot to add: I am loving The Time Traveler's Wife! :)

Maree said...

In my head, my house has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. And they're all paperbacks.
I wish I lived there ...

Nithin said...

I prefer paperbacks too! :-)

Happy BTT!

Marianne Arkins said...

I feel about the same way!

Happy BTT :-)

GeraniumCat said...

Books that shrink when you put them in your handbag would be good - that way I could carry two!

trish said...

Ah, yes, books that will fit in your purse. Now THAT is brilliant!

gautami tripathy said...

I too like books which fit into my purse. Easy to carry! Paperbacks anytime!

Booking through format

Table Talk said...

Yes, it's the portability issue every time isn't it.

Brittanie said...

I own the most in paperbacks but I have some hardcover. I have about 6 John Grisham in hardcover. I am with you on the being able to put one in your purse. Lately I have been leaving one in the car just in case. :)