I love books in whatever form they come in. I have hardcovers, paperbacks, audiobooks, and ebooks. If it’s a book I will read it! However, like all book lovers, I have my preferences and I personally love paperbacks the most for a variety of reasons. There are pros and cons for all types of books, but paperbacks are the best to me.
- Paperbacks are Cheaper
I know I know, I should not be judging a book by its price and authors deserve as much money as possible for the amazing content that they provide. However, I am a book lover on a budget and I will take a cheaper version of a book whenever I can get it.
- Paperbacks are Lighter
Lately, I have realized how old I am. My left wrist has been hurting a lot recently and I didn’t understand why. However, I realized that all the books I have read in the last week are hardcover books. Their weight is putting a strain on my wrist! I mean that can’t be all it is, but it might be a small reason.
- Hardcovers have an Annoying Dust Cover
Don’t get me wrong, I love the gorgeous covers that come with hardcover books! However, they serve only for looks because I hate reading with them on. They are also very easily damaged so I have to make sure I put them in a safe place whenever I take them off.
- Hardcovers are Taller and Sometimes Don’t Fit in My Bookshelf
I am all for gorgeous bookshelves and I take my shelves very seriously. One of the problems that I encounter when I’m organizing my shelves is that hardcovers take up so much space! If I didn’t have so many hardcover books, I could fit more books into my shelves and my husband wouldn’t get mad at me.
- The Binding is Easily Damaged on Hardcovers
If you read a hardcover more than once, you’ll start to notice that the book will make a clicking sound. That clicking means that the hardcover binding is slowly becoming unglued. If you are a dedicated rereader like me, over time, the pages will start to come out and you have pages that the book will easily open to.