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Posted 10/13/14
I'd go digital with any book unless I absolutely love it. Then, I'll make a trip to the book store and buy a hardcover book.
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Posted 10/14/14
Paperback are easier to hold and read imo. Also they cost less so i can afford the double or more of the books. I would consider hardcover for a special book, for collection. They look good on a book shelf.
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Posted 10/18/14 , edited 10/18/14
Although I'm not big on reading (unless it's manga), I'd say paperback. For three reasons: cheaper, lighter, and easier to handle and store.
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Posted 10/24/14
Paperbacks are so much easier to handle. Hardbacks are so annoying with their dumb paper flaps and sh/t.
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Posted 11/2/14
Hardcover. They look good when they're on a bookshelf.
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Posted 11/9/14
If it is a series I love, like Harry Potter, I will often purchase the hardback for my library. But otherwise I keep most of them in digital format. Every year I spend a small chunk on used books for my future library with different themes for the purchases. Last one was 'Mythology from around the world' and the next is 'great philosophers' some time near the end of the year :)

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I always prefer paperback but now I'm in the whole digital thing. Books take too much space and they're extremely heavy for someone who moves around a lot.

Last year I moved twice...it was't fun packing huge boxes full of books because they're too heavy and I couldn't move them by myself. I wish I could have all those books in my kindle. I wish I could have a home on my own where I know that I don't need to move out next year.

If I had a home I would create a library because I love how it feels to have the book in my hands while I read it and the smell of it but since I am what I am right now, digital books are the best choice for me.
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I love hardcover. Although a bit expensive, i think it doesn't deteriorate as fast as a paperback. And I really like it when I could feel the spine of a hardbound book. it feels somewhat fulfilling whenever i stroke its spine.
I absolutely abhor ebooks. I'll just leave Makishima Shougo here
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usually paperback unless I need something to throw at someone (my brother) hardbacks tend to be the better choice for inflecting concessions
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I go with paperback, and if I like it enough to keep it, rather than tossing it into a donation bin, hardcover when I get the chance.

e-books are good. Love my kindle. It makes it easier to hold and get comfortable reading, and if you haven't guessed, I like to throw books away (donate them) when I'm done, and keep a very compact library. They're also cheaper than new paperbacks in a lot of cases, though used PB's have such a volume market, that the prices are nearly nothing for used books.

Plus, although the kindle is fantastic, buying books just doesn't work like that for me. I want to go into a book store and actually brows the shelves, pick out books that I see at random, and so on.(it's kind of hilarious cause I would in no way buy music or any other media like that (movies are too expensive to buy at random anyhow, and music i'm too discerning about). With E-books, you kinda have to know what you want, and buy it. There's no cracking open the pages, reading a description, and then deciding on whether or not to get the book.
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If i had to choose id go with paperback but i like hardcover as well
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