E-books, paperbacks, or hardcovers?

Which do you prefer? E-books, paperbacks, or hardcovers? Personally, I have no idea. On the one hand, I never want real books to go away. When I say real books I don’t mean good books, well-written books, or anything like that — I mean books you can physically hold with new pages that smell so wonderful. On the other, it’s so easy to just buy an e-book online and carry them all within my Nook anywhere I go. Doing that saves me a lot of space in luggage when I’m traveling.

Financially, e-books are nicer. Some are free, a lot are less than five dollars, and most are well below fifteen dollars. Hardcovers range from around twenty dollars upward. Paperbacks are usually less than twenty dollars. I’ve bought a couple hardcovers (when I’m into a series and can’t wait for the paperback to come out) but I’d always prefer to buy a paperback because it’s cheaper.

If I become well off one day, I’ll buy nothing but hardcovers because I really want a room like this:

Wouldn’t that be amazing? You can’t do that with a bunch of e-books.

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