Book formats

Hi everyone! Here’s the post I’ve promised last time about the various shapes and forms of books. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and as a book lover, of course, I have my favorite version, which I will tell you all about of course.

Books come in different forms and everyone is perfectly valid in my opinion, I mean you can’t really go wrong when it comes to reading, the more the better. You just have to pick the version that is best suited for you and your lifestyle. I’ve tried them all, as a lot of you I think, and with this post I wanted to share some light on what I think about them. So without further ado, let’s begin:

1. Hardcover

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Hardcover books are for purists

This is without a doubt my favorite version. When I think about books this is the version that pops into my head. There’s just something about holding it in your hands, which cannot be replicated in any other way, also the feeling of the cover and the familiar smell of paper and ink, this is absolutely the best version in my opinion. The only downside of this version is that they usually take up space, which can be a problem sometimes, especially if you like to read while traveling or if you don’t have a lot of space in your house.

2. Paperback

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Paperbacks are for travelers

I’m not particularly picky when it comes to books. Sometimes the hardcover version is just too expensive or too big to hold so I opt for the paperback version. Paperbacks are just incredibly handy. I don’t really like to read when I’m not home, except when I’m on vacation or at the beach. When I choose to take a book with me I always end up taking a paperback. They are lighter, softer and they can fit in your bag easily. Since they get carried around so much the only downside is that they get damaged more easily, which can be a bummer.

3. E-Book

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E-books are for book junkies

As I said before I’ve tried different versions,  including e-books. I regularly read books on my phone, with different apps, and I enjoy them nonetheless. Of course, it’s not the same as holding the book in your hands but you can still enjoy it. Usually, when I travel I prefer this version even to the paperbacks since it takes even less space, and you can carry around all the books that you want. I did realize one thing though, usually, the e-books that I end up buying are the ones that I cannot wait to read. I buy them so I can start reading immediately.

4. Audiobooks

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Audiobooks are for multitaskers

This is the version I’m less familiar with. I haven’t listened to a lot of audiobooks, just a few, and it’s my least favorite version. Maybe the ones that I’ve listened to had a bad narrator and that kind of pushed me away, but also I get distracted pretty easily when I’m listening to them, so I might lose track and it’s kind of frustrating. I’m just saying it’s not for me, but I understand how others might enjoy this version, especially if the narrator is good.

 

So this is it. What do you guys think? Which is your favorite version and what is your favorite reading spot? Mine is definitely the couch with a blanket and a hot drink… what about you?

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