We've talked about where we shop and now I want to examine what format of book we buy. Again, we have so may options when buying a book: trade size paperbacks, traditional paperbacks, hardbacks, and now e-books. I'll admit a deep fascination for e-books and the sleek, sophisticated readers available right now. I would love to get an e-book reader, and for a variety of reasons too. The environmental impact alone is a plus for me. One thing holds me back. I'm afraid that curling up on the couch with a computer gadget will not be the same as holding a bound paper book. I like collecting my favorite authors in hardback and keeping them on my shelves. I like browsing book stores for some new paperbacks. I really wish that more books were published in the trade size because it is more comfortable to hold and read. However, cost is becoming more of an issue these days and I like the affordability of paperbacks.
What kind of books do you prefer to buy? Are you a techno-savvy e-book person or a traditional hold the book and turn the page sort? Do you buy a lot of hardbacks anymore? Do you like the trade size? How big a factor does cost play in choosing books?