Can I share a confession with you? I love mass market paperbacks for their price, but I have a hard time reading them.
I first noticed this when I was reading Anne of Avonlea for the Green Gables Readalong. Now, I really love Anne of Green Gables, but for some reason I found reading the mass market version of Anne of Avonlea to be a slog. For the next book, Anne of the Island, I switched to a different format (namely the new Tundra Books editions), and I enjoyed the reading experience so much more – just because it was laid out differently!
This is also why I secretly think I haven’t gotten to my copies of Oryx and Crake and Game of Thrones even though I’m sure they’re as amazing as everyone else says they are: I get scared off by the small, dense type. So, while I love the portability of mass market paperbacks, I doubt I’ll be reading books in that format anytime soon.
Am I crazy for feeling this way, or am I really missing out? Are you a fan of mass market paperbacks? Do you have a favourite book format?