Hardbounds or paperbacks?

Philippines
September 30, 2009 4:59am CST
I know some people who collect books and they prefer the hardbound editions. in my case, i collect paper backs because they are cheaper and lighter, so that i can bring them anywhere and read them while i am waiting in line or something. what about you?
3 responses
@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
1 Oct 09
I dont collect books. I used to collect many books, and I had a hard time packing and shifting to new home. That was the time when I got rid of many books. It's a difficult decision to keep some books and sell away the books. I still read a lot, and I prefer reading paperback than hardcover book. Paperback is easier to read when I'm outdoor
@nanayangel (7881)
• Philippines
30 Sep 09
Hi there A Late Cable Bill! Well, if I really love the book, and I would love to include it in my collection and if I want it to really last, I would choose a hardbound one. However, since I do not have much money for books, unless they're on sale, I buy paperbacks more often because they are much more affordable.
• United States
30 Sep 09
I don't collect books, I'm just an avid reader...although there are a few books I enjoyed so much that I plan on keeping them. But usually I just resell/donate/or trade other books I've finished. While your reasoning behind getting paperbacks makes sense, I prefer hardcovers. It's just easier for me to read them; easier to hold up, balance with one hand...sometimes I read when I'm laying down and hardbacks make it easier. I do have SOME paperbacks, but usually only because they aren't available in hardbacks and I really want the story! lol