Thursday, 5 March 2015

Covers

This week's Booking Through Thursday is:

Hardcovers or paperbacks?

Honestly, I prefer paperbacks. With modern books hardbacks are usually more expensive, bigger and heavier, which just has the effect of making them more difficult to read from a practical standpoint.

I do love the proper bound covers on antique books, however, especially if they're real embossed leather with the gold leaf intact - they're just beautiful.

2 comments:

nashvillebookworm said...

I agree about the weight issue for some hardcovers. I had a difficult time reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 for the first and last quarter due to the size and weight of the book!

Dithers said...

Tell me about it! And when you want to go and read in a park or a café you practically have to take a rucksack just for your reading material.