Hard or Soft back

United States
November 22, 2006 1:41am CST
Which do you usually like to read a hardback or a paperback?
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@brokentia (10394)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I actually prefer to read hardcover. It is more durable. Paperback, when I get to a certain pointin the book pages, I have to bend it backwards so it stays open better. But then it leaves a crease on the outside bind. LOL At least if I do that to a hardcover, it will not show. Then there is my pet peeve with paperbacks. I can not stand it when a person will curl or fold back one side of the book around to the back. This ruins the book. When you go to close it, it does not truly close!Hardcover all the way.
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@brokentia (10394)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Sorry about double posting. It said unable to post, please try again later. LOL Now myLot is instructing to double post. hahahahahaha
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@efvhee (49)
• Philippines
22 Nov 06
If hardback is given for free, I definitely will like it more :D I also read paper back with short stories as I can easily finish it in one sitting. I also prefer paperback if I am on travel as it is lighter to carry. But most of my technical books are hardback since these books do no have paperback version.
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• United States
23 Nov 06
Because hardbacks cost more
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I usually only get time to read in the bathtub, so I read paperbacks. I buy them at garage sales for a quarter, if they get trashed, I don't care. If they survive the bath, I sell them at my garage sale for a quarter.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
lol makes sense there :) Thanks :)
@cikedo (3485)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I buy the paperback just because they are usually $10 cheaper.
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@soldenski (2503)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I like paperback's because they are easier to handle.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
I think I prefer paperback. They are easier to carry with you on a trip or just around.
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@hm1177 (1223)
23 Nov 06
paper back
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@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
23 Nov 06
softback of course...
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@angel011 (1343)
23 Nov 06
I read both but mostly soft backs
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@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
23 Nov 06
I prefer to read softback, they are cheaper and are not so heavy!
• United States
23 Nov 06
I like hardbacks more but I have nothing against paperbacks...all books are good
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
23 Nov 06
It doesn't matter that much to me as far as reading the book goes, but I lean more in favor of paperback books. Number one is the price. Number two is paperbacks are easier to take with you for a doctor's appt. or an airline flight. Number three is that I usually give the books away after I read them. Number four is I have no place to put hard cover books if I wanted to keep them.
@anup_cfa (899)
• India
22 Nov 06
both ..during day paperback and night hardback
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• United States
22 Nov 06
Well, I don't know how much it matters. Paperbacks or usually cheaper which is great if you are into purchasing books instead of borrowing from the library.
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@Undefeated (4790)
• Singapore
22 Nov 06
soft
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@tamra2 (259)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I prefer a paperback. I always mess up the dust jackets on a hard back, and they can be a bit heavy and uncomfortable to hold.
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• United States
22 Nov 06
I perfer hardback books b/c they are not as fragile.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
22 Nov 06
i prefer hard back books they are easier for me to deal with because of my sight problem i have to be quite close to the book and soft back books get torn much more easily
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@brokentia (10394)
• United States
22 Nov 06
my pet peeve - my pet peeve
I actually prefer to read hardcover. It is more durable. Paperback, when I get to a certain pointin the book pages, I have to bend it backwards so it stays open better. But then it leaves a crease on the outside bind. LOL At least if I do that to a hardcover, it will not show. Then there is my pet peeve with paperbacks. I can not stand it when a person will curl or fold back one side of the book around to the back. This ruins the book. When you go to close it, it does not truly close!Hardcover all the way.
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@khan_jee (1053)
• Pakistan
22 Nov 06
soft back
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