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!

7 comments:

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.

Here's MY BTT POST

Sally said...

I do love nice even bookshelves probably because mine are nothing like that.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-7.html

elizabethwillse.com 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 http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday_24.html

mostraum said...

What's inside the covers is more important than anything else: http://mostraum.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/booking-through-thursday-something-old-something-new/

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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