I’m in the process of reading Alena Graedon’s new book The Word Exchange and I can’t put it down! Unfortunately, because it’s a hardcover version, it means that I have to carry it in a tote bag as opposed to just throwing it into my backpack. I don’t know what it is about hardcovers for me but I always treat them more delicately than paperbacks. So this leads me to this week’s Monday musing! Price aside, do you have a preference for either hardcovers or paperbacks? If you have a hardcover book, do you leave the dust jacket on or do you take it off?
I think my preference is paperback versions because they’re less heavy to carry around and, as I mentioned above, I find them more “low maintenance.” When I do have hardcovers I always take the dust jacket off when reading because I hate getting it crumpled and dirty! I also find paperbacks easier to read with one hand. I guess my vote is for paperbacks then!
What is your preference? Is there a specific reason why? Do you treat your hardcovers the same way as your paperbacks?