I was organizing my books on my bedroom book shelf to make room for the latest addition when I got to thinking about the difference between hardback and paperback. It seems more and more of the "classics" are only available in paperback, with the occasional exception.
Personally, I wish all my books were in hardback... actually, let me revise that statement: I wish all my classics were in hardback. (One exception to the hardback rule are novels like Agatha Christie... some how they are just better in paperback, in my opinion.)
However, I am not always able to obtain hardback copies. Because they are either not available or what copies are available are just too expensive.
What about you? What category do you fall under?
1. I always buy hardback, no matter the cost. It's a crime to own/read/print a book in anything less than a traditional binding.
2. I never buy hardback, paperback is so much cheaper and easier to read.
3. I buy certain books in hardback and others in paperback, it depends on the book, but I don't have a preference.
4. I buy certain books in hardback and others in paperback, it depends on the book, but I try to buy hardback when possible.
5. None of the above. (Please expound.)
According to this little survey I would fall into category #4. Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.