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 Post subject: Hardcover or paperback?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:40 am GMT 
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Maybe I'm just a weirdo, but I only buy paperbacks. I don't know why, but I just like them more. If I ever bought a hardcover, the thought of putting it with my paperbacks make my skin crawl.

The problem is that whenever a special edition or something like that comes out, a paperback version seems so damn difficult to find!

What about you, forum? Which do you prefer?


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 Post subject: Re: Hardcover or paperback?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:36 am GMT 
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I honestly am fine with either. As long as I have a physical book in my hands, I'm a happy camper. Though I do have the little quirk that whatever I start a book set in, I have to have the whole set that way. Either a set from a series is all paperback or all hardback. If they're mixed, it bugs me to no end. It's why I still haven't gotten the last book in Peculiar Children because it isn't out on paperback yet.

So, I love both hardback and paperback. As long as the whole set of the series is in the same form, I'm perfectly happy.

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Amicitia concero omnis
 Post subject: Re: Hardcover or paperback?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:09 am GMT 
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I'm pretty much the same as Kris. Both have their charms - my one exception to the "no mixed series" rule is if the books are either hard to get, or used. I have two series, I think, that are mixed - Bruce Coville's The Unicorn Chronicles (1 & 2 are in paperback by Scholastic, the third is hardback), and I have two German copies of Harry Potter (book 1 in paperback and book 5 in hardback).

Coville's is that way because his books are hard to find now, and book 4 is nearly impossible without paying an arm and a leg. The German Harry Potter books were more of a. . ."found" sort. Friend sent me book 1, and then years later I stumbled upon book 5 in a Finnish bookstore.

My favorite kinds of books, though, are leather-bounds. <3 (Everyday at work I eye those - I want every single one. Halp.)

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