Last April I wrote a post about big books and purses. I stated how I am not a purse kind of girl but I understand their importance when it comes to carrying books around everywhere.
At work, we have the small little lockers for our belongings and I have a bag that has just enough room for my wallet, lunch bag, and the latest paperback book that I’m reading. However, I’ve realized that I’m running low on the unread paperbacks I own.
Hardcovers are another story — I feel as if I have so many hardback books that I haven’t read yet, but I’m afraid they’ll make my work locker a bit cramped if I start bringing them in. I don’t care if my lunch gets squished, but if my book gets ruined? That won’t do at all.
It comes down to what I want to carry around. I can certainly go and buy new paperbacks (I mean, you really have to twist my arm to do that… note the sarcasm) to comfortably fit into my bag, or I can tone my arm muscles by carrying around my hardcovers.
I like paperbacks for their travel-size convenience, and that their light enough to take anywhere. I like being able to softly bend the covers when I’m really into the story and don’t realize that I’m doing it. And you can’t go wrong with the cheaper price.
Hardcovers are sturdier than their paperback counterparts, something that counters their increased price. The thicker the novel, the easier it is to read in hardcover. In my opinion, they’re also prettier!
Which do you prefer, hardcovers or paperbacks? Maybe you prefer e-books?