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Posted 4/13/13
Paperbacks tend to get dirty easier and get ripped...I prefer hardcover. owo
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Posted 4/14/13
Hard covers are good when you're sitting or something.

Paperback is good laying material.

Because I'm a...layer...I prefer paperback. Although they get messed up quickly.
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If it's something I'm carrying around in my bag, paperback. If it's a favorite I want to re-read over and over, hardcover.
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asharka wrote:

"You cannot grep dead trees."

I had to google that. I find it quicker accessing reference items (even text) in actual books rather than on my little kindle, which I find to be clumsy when searching for something specific. Also, I like to colorfully highlight passages and mark up the margins with ideas and thoughts. And I do buy many used paperback books on the amazon simply because they are so cheap.

The thought of an EMP strike hadn't occurred to me, I gonna need more tin foil. Seriously, after the hurricane Sandy we lost electricity for 5 days and my mom's big kindle dx paperwhite still had half of its battery power left when power was restored. After being used 8-10 hours per day.

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I really enjoy paperback because I could bend it easily and whatnot. However, Hardcovers last longer (protect the text better) and usually has that "new book smell" more.
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26 / M / in your head
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Posted 4/14/13
digital / hardcover duo ^^
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Posted 4/14/13
I honestly don't mind whichever one; I guess it just depends on my mood while reading the book
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58 / M / Quirm
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Posted 4/14/13

trinkit wrote:
I had to google that. I find it quicker accessing reference items (even text) in actual books rather than on my little kindle, which I find to be clumsy when searching for something specific.
Ah, yes, tables of contents and indexes do work well for expected look-ups, but, not everything is indexed. For example, what if you had to do an English paper on the symbolism of the 5 occurrences of the word "elephant" in Bram Stoker's Dracula? That wouldn't be so easy to find without a search function. But yes, the touch keyboard on a Kindle is a bit clumsy and does take some getting used to. Buying an external bluetooth keyboard would make that a bit less onerous. That'll be a future purchase for me.

Also, I like to colorfully highlight passages and mark up the margins with ideas and thoughts.
I have a Fire HD, so I don't know how doing highlights and notes compare with those on a Paperwhite, but with a little practice, I was able to add highlights and pop-up notes. Again a Bluetooth keyboard helps with that a bit. Still can't draw pictures, though...

The thought of an EMP strike hadn't occurred to me, I gonna need more tin foil. Seriously, after the hurricane Sandy we lost electricity for 5 days and my mom's big kindle dx paperwhite still had half of its battery power left when power was restored. After being used 8-10 hours per day.
I seriously was torn between buying the Paperwhite (for that reason, plus the cost) and the Fire HD. I find I have to recharge the HD daily, because I use it so much for lots of things besides reading. I like being able to listen to music on it while I am reading. I would be SOL after the first day though, if there ever was an extended power outage in my area.
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18 / M / texas
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Posted 4/14/13
Hardcover when its not much of a price difference.
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21 / F / UK
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I usually go for paperbacks, but if the book is really thick then i get hardback. Its just easier that way.
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21 / M / Illinois
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I much prefer Hardcover. Just seems more "quality" in my opinion.
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Posted 4/14/13
Hardcover for books that I'm trying to "collect" although I much prefer paperbacks because I like to lay down and read so if I fall asleep it won't crush my face when it falls... O.O
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Posted 4/14/13
Love my paperbacks.
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Hard Cover is my preference.
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Posted 4/14/13
Paperback, cost, they're generally easier to carry around plus you don't have those annoying dust cover things to deal with. My only problem is pictures of people staring out from the cover of a book. It messes with me and I tend not to buy it then even if it sounds amazing.
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