Book Formats -- A Fave?


The books we think we ought to read are poky, dull, and dry;
The books that we would like to read we are ashamed to buy;
The books that people talk about we never can recall;
And the books that people give us, oh, they're the worst of all.

                                                                                                                --by Carolyn Wells
"All other things being equal, what is your favorite format for reading? Hardcover? Paperback? New book? Old book? Leather-bound first edition? E-book?"

Hardback books, especially thick ones, are my all-time favorite reading format. I like turning the pages, seeing them stack one upon the other from right to left as I travel through the words and commas and periods.

E-readers are so convenient for accessing books and for portability. I do like reading on my Nook.

I find that my most common way to read in recent years is via my iPod so that I can knit, crochet, cook, work in the yard whilst absorbed in the world of my current read. I download books from two libraries and get absolutely lost in the stories.

What? What's that you say? I can't hear you because of my ear buds.
Sorry, I'm in Tuscany at the moment.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, the perfect world offers many options. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

La Coccinelle said...

That is one good thing about paper books: being able to instantly see how far you've read and how far you've got to go!