Booking Through Thursday: Format
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Deb @ Booking Through Thursday. Every week she posts a book related prompt/question, you answer the prompt, and then link back to the original. Here's this week's:
All other things being equal, what is your favorite format for reading? Hardcover? Paperback? New Book? Old Book? Leather-bound first edition? E-book?For reading, I am old school. I love a paperback book above all other mediums. As an avid spine breaker, there isn't nearly the same satisfaction in reading other formats. I know, shame on me for breaking the spines and ruining the structure/integrity of a book, but I want my books to look like they've been read. No pristine books on my bookshelves! While there are some instances where I like hardcovers, mainly in series form because they look nice all lined up together on a bookshelf, I hate how hefty a hardback is since I always, ALWAYS, carry a book or two with me. When it comes to old vs new books, I'm an equal opportunist. I love the way books smell...old, new, and in between. However, if I purchase an "old" book, it's more than likely going to be a hardback/leather-bound copy...not trade paperback...because I'm purchasing it as a collector. I do own an e-reader though, and I quite enjoy it. Never intending to purchase one, I received it as a Christmas present from my parents (I'll admit that I asked for one...). While it is nice to have because of all the features (Kindle Fire...so many functions), I will still choose and actual book over my e-reader. Call me old-fashioned. Essentially, I like books...in all forms.
What is your prefered format for reading?