Thursday, February 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday - 24/2/2011

All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?

My answer:
Remember the saying don't judge a book by its cover? LOL!
Anyway, I LOVE NEW books! Especially hardcover ones. It lines up nicely on the bookshelves. :) Paperbacks are great when you are the kind who brings your book everywhere in your handbag or pouch. I settle with paperbacks most of the time for the convenience(hardcovers are kind of heavy) and price!

Old books are like antique. Nice to see. Scared to handle; incase of breakage. :( But to have it is awesome! I have my dad's Oxford Dictionary (First Ed by Longman). ^__^

Can we touch on fonts, smell and feel of the papers? :) Mini fonts kill sometimes. Some papers smells funny but many smells nice!


Ayanami Faerudo said...

I also love new books! But I only buy them if I really, really want to own a hard copy of my own. Most of my books are digital.

Old books do have quite a history in them, don't they? I found boxes of them in our house which were owned by my grandparents and I absolutely adore them.

Ayanami Faerudo @ Whatever You Can Still Betray

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The state of my TBR stacks is a testament to my book buying passion. I've gradually moved away from buying new hardcovers (except when I don't!), and my Kindle fills in nicely.

But I love the look of perfect hardcovers lined up on the shelves. BTW, your blog header, with all those colorful books lined up, is the kind of aesthetic that I enjoy.


Sally said...

I do love nice even bookshelves probably because mine are nothing like that.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's about the smell. I love the smell of old books. New books smell kind of antiseptic and empty.

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine

Anonymous said...

What's inside the covers is more important than anything else:

Shirley said...

There is something precious and irreplacable about an old book. It would be a treasure on my shelves, should I come across one that "speaks" to me. My response to this week's BTT is on My Bookshelf.

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