usually paperback bc hardbacks are heavy and uncomfortable to transport/hold when reading
I am also fine with kindle, sometimes you can get books for free or dirt cheap, then I read them there
Paperbacks are cheaper and more common
Digital is E S P E E N but it’s fine as a last resort or if you somehow can’t afford physical books
i have whole witcher saga, hard back
Paperbacks for Novels and Fiction books
While Hardbacks for books related to studies
Both paperback and hardback. When I really love a book I like to look for a more special hardback edition.
e-books don't smell good so, to me, paperbacks and hardbacks are both fine. the former of course better when traveling
Whatever's available, some stuff is just too rare or expensive to get as a physical copy. And since I spend a lot of time before PC I do read a lot just off screen, epubs n pdfs.
But then again reading a good hardcover in a comfy chair behind my desk feels very good.
Physical books too heavy mens :(
I laugh at armlets who say hardbacks are heavy. Really, the extra 20g of the cardboard broke your wrist?
I try first to get my editions from Everymans Library or Modern Library. They feature sewn bindings (as opposed to glue) and, typically, a thinner cut of paper, each lending themselves to giving the book a "looser" feeling, with page counts above 400-500 they will just rest nicely in your palm without the book wanting to snap back shut on you from its absolute rigidity.
As far as contents, I orient myself about theology, a few bronze-age to middle-age poets, symbolism/mythological deconstruction, a few on language, histories, and then selections of the classical English, German, and Russian novelists (mostly), with minor selections from other areas. A couple Scandinavian, the Arabian Nights, a few Italian, but nothing to make a whole shelf out of.
I need to tackle the English poets at some point in the future but I struggled incredibly with William Blake, who very nearly renders his interpretation of monotheistic theology with his own tapestry of character types, rather than sharing from Biblical sources, so it's a very uphill battle just to familiarize yourself with his "terminology" or who represents what, since they are often shared across stories, if you don't have the proper starting point, and I DIDNT. Conversely I found Chaucer to be very fun and saucy and quick to understand, although he tends to be regarded with some difficulty according to the usage of middle English, but his stories are actually quite light and humorous, so the variegated qualities of each poet seem somewhat poised as inversions of each other.
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But my choices were paperback and ereader.
Hardback is better quality, but paperback is easier to hold in other positions than just sitting down.
Can fold the cover to the backside etc
I dont own an ereader but if i was to do more reading, i'd probably get one.
I read everything from scientific articles to package inserts, I like to read on paper and if I need to learn something it's easier if I write it down too
ebook so i can pirate them
I prefer paper but to expensive so e-reader