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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION
What is your preferred reading format?
I’ve only ever read books in paperback. Rare exceptions to this case include situations wherein
1) I was given a copy as a gift
2) I wasn’t patient enough to bail on the hardcover versions already stacking the shelves.
I have nothing against any other reading format. I think hard covers are durable, and prettier to look at, though they’re pricier than paperback copies, and the opportunity cost in making a purchase, in my opinion, isn’t enough to outweigh the loss, given the benefits. Besides, the covers tent to slip when I read, which is irksome, and I think I’m careful enough to make sure no one gets to break my spine or dog-ear my pages. In this way, I guess soft bound covers suffice for comfortable reading. I’ve made a pledge to read the printed word, and though I think e-books are easily accessible and may be added to entire libraries in a single device, I’m not sure I’ll feel anywhere near as content when I’m sifting through the pages of an actual book, instead of through the forward and back buttons of a virtual one. And I happen to like the smell of parchment.
So what do you think? Sound off in the comments 🙂