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amusing licence plate of the day:

on a little red corvette heading west on 66 this morning: WIDEN 66

had breakfast at denny's with todd and lou. 2 hours! we could have kept chatting. it was fun.

What is best for reading pleasure:

hardback
5(16.1%)
trade paperback
22(71.0%)
mass market paperback
4(12.9%)

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bizarrojack
Feb. 14th, 2003 09:58 am (UTC)
I realize that I cited damagability as a quality of hardbacks, when paperbacks are actually more likely to be ripped to pieces, but they cost much less and are easier to handle. You can tape a hardback back together, have books rebound and it protects the pages better.

maybe my perspective is colored by the fact that I generally read a book once, and never go back, and I only own 5 books which were all gifts but 2, but still i just hate having a surface attached to my reading material that I may not bend.
bizarrojack
Feb. 14th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
and when i said "fragile cover" I meant the sleeve thing that they put over the cover. I always want to take it off the book and throw it away but I have a feeling I'm not supposed to.
traceracer
Feb. 14th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC)
I got what you were saying.. and for the most part, you're paying at least twice as much for a hardcover, so damage to them is more, well, damaging.
examorata
Feb. 14th, 2003 02:09 pm (UTC)
The dustjacket. I usually take 'em off to read the book and then put them back on, because they bend/rip/get dirty so easily.

Trade paperbacks are the way to go! Mass market PBs fall apart too easily, especially for lengthier tomes. Trades are easier on the eyes and easier for carting around!
snidegrrl
Feb. 19th, 2003 02:28 am (UTC)
you're supposed to take the dust cover off while you're reading it.