Good morning, and welcome to Musing Mondays, hosted by Should Be Reading.
Our hostess has posed her question today:
Do you prefer hardcovers, trade paperbacks (the bigger ones), or mass market paperbacks (the smaller ones)? Why?
Okay, even without my first cup of coffee, I can answer this one…sort of. I do have all of these formats, but my mass market paperbacks are limited to old favorites. I try never to buy them. Why? They don’t fit nicely on the shelves. Silly, huh?
My favorites are the hardcovers, because I LOVE the way they look, all lined up beautifully. I do enjoy the trade paperbacks, too. They shelve well, also, and they’re easy to hold, especially at night when I’m reading in bed.
Okay, my answers are pretty superficial. I mean, how they look on the shelves? But also, I like the ease of stacking and shelving them. Take a look at a couple of my shelves:
As you can see, I like to mix my collectibles with the books.
What about the rest of you? Any particular rhyme or reason to your choices? I hope to hear all about it.