Today I woke up thinking about the different formats of books.
Some people swear by hardbacks, saying they look better on the shelf (which is true) and the spine doesn’t break as easily as a paperback does (also true), but they can be so expensive that you could end up paying twice as much for a hardback compared to a paperback version of the same book.
And even though paperback books are easier to carry around with you they don’t look that great on the shelf, especially when all of a sudden the third book in a series is 2 inches taller than the rest of its companions. What’s up with that?! (People in the book publishing world, you are stressing me out big time!).
I also hear a lot of people raving about e-books and how you can carry a whole library in your purse and all that, but then they complain that they can’t smell the books (I don’t think I’ll ever understand this obsession people have with the smell of books!) AND they don’t look as good as physical books up on the shelf. On the other hand they tend to be cheaper than physical books (Unless you’re getting your books for free at your local library!).
Lately I’ve been loving listening to audiobooks as well, but I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. I guess it’s because you have to focus on the story and try not to get distracted with the world around you… like I do sometimes! Haha!
So, my question for you today is:
I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer here. It’s just a matter of preference really. But because I’m an incredibly curious person I want to know what you think.
Let’s chat in the comment section 🙂