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Hardcover. Oh lovely hardcover:D
Posted 8/6/13
Whatever I can get my hands on is fine for me. I love books, as long as they are in book form and not something like Kindle. Ugh. Some things should never be "modernized".
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I'm kind of split down the middle. While I think I mostly own paperbacks due to them being more readily available and less costly, hardcovers have their own charm and are more durable. Hardbacks also fit more with the style of certain books like the Commemorative Edition Necronomicon. I think paperbacks fit more with certain softer types of reading and longer series (so they all fit on the same shelf).

If I had to choose, I would go with hardcovers, just because I like their feel and look more.

I also do have some e-books but since I don't have an e-reader or a tablet to read them with, I don't really read them that often. Not to mention I prefer flipping pages in the traditional way.
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Posted 8/6/13
I used to swear by physical copies until I got a Kindle. I tried to read a physical book last week and I had to go get the ebook for it. Digital is simply better.
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Posted 8/6/13
I'm more into digital books, so I don't buy often these days. If I were to buy a book, I'd go for a sturdy, rugged hardback. Something that won't get damaged easily.

I'd also like it to look the part. Well; something about fancy old books always catches my eye. If I were buying, it'd be for collecting sake too, so it'd have to look nice on my book shelf.
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Posted 8/6/13
Hardcover looks better on the bookshelf.

But I suppose I should get used to digital, it seems eventually the physical media will be gone, much like CDs and physical music are slowly being phased out.
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I don't really care either way, but depending on the book, I guess I'd say I would prefer the books that I like more to be in hardcover, such as the Harry Potter series. I wouldn't dream of having them in paperback. It probably comes down to how I value the book, if it's a great book I'd rather it be in hardcover so it's more durable as opposed to having it in paperback.

I don't particularly care for e-books, sure it saves space but I like having the physical book. I guess it makes it feel as though it's actually in my possession.
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Posted 8/6/13
Hardback at home where I can sit comfortably and relax.

Softback for when I'm on the road/travelling because I'm always trying to find a comfortable position and I need a book that is small and flexible.
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Posted 9/19/13
eReader device or app.

When traveling (like to and from work on the train): an app on my iPhone.
At home: on my iPad mini (that's what I use most often these days, but I also have a Kindle Fire and an older model Kindle (with keyboard), that I sometimes use.

Mostly if I can't get it in a format I can read on any of those, I just won't read it. I did recently buy a paperback version of The Tale of Genji because there was no unabridged digital version available in my country. Since my plan was to tear it into chapters that I could easily carry with me, there was no sense in paying for a hardcover version.
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Posted 9/19/13
I like both equally more than e-readers.
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Posted 9/20/13
I like hardcovers, but paperbacks weigh less and take up less space.
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Posted 9/22/13
For being able to read just about anywhere and ease of convenience, I'd take paperback books.

But since I collect/hoard books, I tend to value hardback copies more.

And I could never get into things like Nook, Kindle, etc. because I need the tactile feel of books. The smell of old tomes sitting in used book stores and on library shelves is a comfort to me.
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Posted 9/22/13
Hardcover ~ they don't rip as easily in my opinion O: Though paperbacks can still be nice ^_^
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Posted 10/11/13
i love books ... i cannot live without books ... i prefer both hard and soft covers ... however, i cannot get into the ebooks ... i have a nook but i haven't used it yet ... it just doesn't feel or smell right
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