Paperback - Hardcover

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What book type do you have a preference in reading and collecting.

  • Paperback

    Votes: 11 27.5%
  • Hardcover

    Votes: 29 72.5%
  • E-Book

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    40

krwhiting

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Good question. I've spent the better part of 2 and a half decades building my personal library. I really like hardbound books and have many of them (I have around 6,000 books) from Easton and The Folio Society and others. But what matters the most to me is what's between the covers. So if I'm trying to get the books I want and can't spend as I wish, then I get paperbacks (with 7 kids, three animals and a wife, I usually can't spend what I want just for my wishes). I carry a book with me at all times. Learned that in the Army. Too much waiting time to be wasted. Got to have a book handy for those times. Usually, a book I carry out of my home study is paperback. Smaller, easier to carry, not a big deal if it gets wet or stained or whatever.

I've never read an e-book. Though one of my heavy-reading friends from the Army swears by his kindle. He loves the back-lighting for darkness.

Kelly
 

krwhiting

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I have some pictures. People often question my numbers. But I keep pretty close tabs on what I have, what I don't, and what I've read. I keep lists. I'll see if I can post some pictures of my home library/study.

Kelly
 

krwhiting

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As you can see, if the pics get through, it's a 2-storey study. Most of the harbooks are on the first floor. Most paperbacks on second with the gaming table (yes, I'm a board gamer). Most of the shelves are double-stacked so in many of the pictures you're only seeing what's out front.

Kelly