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moonlightwishes

I'm not talking about just the Harry Potter books, but in general. There are pros and cons to both such as hardcover books being heavier and sometimes harder to hold, and paperback books rip and tear easily. Even so, paperback books are easier to carry and hold, hardcover books look beautiful on the shelf and might be a tad bit more durable with books you know you're going to read over and over again.

 

I could compare all day, but if I had to choose, I'd pick paperback for the price and the fact that they're easier to handle. The only books I have that HAD to be hardcover are the Harry Potter books, because I'll be rereading those forever, and Harry Potter is just so special to me. The other series I have that is hardcover is A Series of Unfortunate Events, but that's really only because I can't find those in paperback.

 

This doesn't mean that I only buy paperback books. If I find a book I like and can only find it in hardback, then I'm going to get it because... books.

 

What about you? What do you prefer? Or do you really have no preference?

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Dumbledore

Hardbacks for display and paperbacks for reading. As you say, paperback is far easier to handle and read for long periods of time.

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moonlightwishes

Yeah. When I reread the Harry Potter series, there definitely comes a point where I have to shift my seating and the way I'm holding the book, though that's more in the middle of the book. The beginning and end is fine, probably because the weight of the book is on one side rather that split down the middle.

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AnotherWeasley

Hardcover!

Paperbacks are good when you travel, because they're lighter and you easily fold them, but that's all. Hardcover are easier to hold, look fancy and they can hold the cat when he decides to sit on top of the book I'm reading again.

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moonlightwishes

Haha, yes, cats do do that. :default_rofl:

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xEmmaberryx

Don't make me choose between paperbacks and hardbacks. :default_search:I love both paperbacks and hardbacks. My only stipulation is if I've started a series in hardback, I need to continue it in hardback (which makes the house edition covers of the HP series very frustrating for me). Most of the time though, I buy paperbacks because I can't afford hardbacks, or gift editions of books.

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haejuahn

My collection is Kpop album and it's definitely better when they use hardcover. Although it's expensive for me, but it's worth the price.

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On 17/05/2020 at 17:26, moonlightwishes said:

Haha, yes, cats do do that. :default_rofl:

The favourite spot of one of my cats is on my lap/belly and he will demand attention. If I'm reading, he will pop up above/next to the book. If that doesn't help, he will 'nibble'on the edge of the book until I notice him.

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