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Old 06-16-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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I didn't know that term. Like that format size.
Yes, it is a great size and is my preference now, even over hard backs.

I refuse to read any pocket size cheap paperbacks such as you see at drugstores. The paper is cheap, the ink is not crisp, and they are too small.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Yes, it is a great size and is my preference now, even over hard backs.

I refuse to read any pocket size cheap paperbacks such as you see at drugstores. The paper is cheap, the ink is not crisp, and they are too small.
Trade paper is definitely the way to go. I don't even see too many of the pocket size paperbacks anymore. There are definitely some and every once in a while there's a book I want that is only available in pocket sized, but that's rare. I never liked them because it was tough not to bend the spine. Once you read them they don't look nice.
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Old 06-17-2019, 06:51 AM
 
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Definitely paper. I would never use anything else. (And, yes, I know about "never say never", but I would never own an electronic book, and I prefer to listen to music on long drives.)
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Paper, paper,paper, and my morning newspaper!
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I prefer an e-reader. I currently have an iPad with the Kindle and iBooks apps but Id really like to have a smaller lighter weight Kindle - just don't want to spend the money since it's redundant and a single use item. I still read paperbacks but with my aging eyes, I find the iPad better since I can adjust the font size and lighting.

I don't care for most audio books. I wish I did- it would be a great way to pass time at the gym or when I'm walking. I just can't get past the narration part. Very few books I've listened to have great narration.
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Old 06-28-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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I don't care for most audio books. I wish I did- it would be a great way to pass time at the gym or when I'm walking. I just can't get past the narration part. Very few books I've listened to have great narration.
I can't help but wonder what you've tried and what you haven't liked.

Eight or nine years ago, it was the outstanding multi-cast narration of "The Help" that got me hooked on audio books. Since then, I've listened to hundreds of books with such excellent narration that the book has been enhanced far beyond what it would have been had I only read it.
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Old 06-28-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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Yes, it is a great size and is my preference now, even over hard backs.

I refuse to read any pocket size cheap paperbacks such as you see at drugstores. The paper is cheap, the ink is not crisp, and they are too small.
I like the pocket size paperbacks. The smaller size is a plus to me. Trade size paperbacks are more expensive and I always feel like I'm getting ripped off. It's the same story but I'm paying more because it's printed on bigger paper.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:08 PM
 
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I like the pocket size paperbacks. The smaller size is a plus to me. Trade size paperbacks are more expensive and I always feel like I'm getting ripped off. It's the same story but I'm paying more because it's printed on bigger paper.
Interesting, I hadn't thought of it that way. But then I buy books used or get them from the library so....
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:47 PM
 
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Audiobooks
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Kindle for me. My vision is not great, and I'm long-sighted. I absolutely love being able to set the font size where I like it. I lucked out since right when Kindles were coming out was when I was finding it difficult to read a lot of paperbacks because of the font size. I also love that it doesn't use as much paper or space, and that I can pre-order the next book in a series and not have to keep reminding myself to check when it's out.
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