For the Love of Paperbacks

I can’t be the only one who suffers from this. I wouldn’t call it suffering to begin with but since there are some negative repercussions associated with this love, I will keep it as is.

Some of my recent paperback purchases.


I love paperbacks. I don’t care for hardcovers. A hardcover book has to be jaw-dropping, Cinderella-walking-down-the-stairs-into-the-ballroom beautiful for me to reach for it over a paperback copy (Hint: I’m a sucker for coloured edges).

But the paperbacks. Ahhhh where to begin?

Forever in love with my little Agatha Christie vintage paperbacks.


I can fit so many more on my bookshelves.

I can fit it into more of my purses when I’m out and about.

They weight less thus I can either save myself the pain or just fit an extra book in the bag and make things even.

They’re floppy and fun to read.

They hurt less when I drop them on my face while reading in bed.

My bank account is a fan.

Moving will always be easier.

This love doesn’t come without its hardships. I usually have to wait a long time to pick up copies of books because they tend to first be released in a hardcover version. The waiting is by far the worst part of it all.

Do you have any preferences? Let’s talk about it!

As always, you can also find me on TwitterInstagram, and Tumblr. Happy Reading!




Author: Marina

Books and comics enthusiast.

2 thoughts

  1. I love hardbacks for instagram and aesthetic purposes but they destroy my wrists! Especially when they’re fantasy books (which they usually are with me) and they’re sooo heavy. I have been known to own multiple copies of certain books – one paper to re-read and one hardcover to show off. This was easier to do when I worked at Indigo, but alas I now have to pay full price like the rest of the world. I see more paperbacks in my future.


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