Booking Through Thursday

BTT – Format

All other things (like price and storage space) being equal, given a choice in a perfect world, would you rather have paperbacks in your library? Or hardcovers? And why?
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This is a really good question. I had my answer all typed up once and then realized that I was contradicting myself! So I’m going to try this one more time. I was going to say that I would prefer hardcover books. However, as I was typing it out and explaining the reasoning behind my answer, I realized that I was really leaning more towards paperbacks. So I’m in a quandary here. I want to answer hardcover and paperback both! So there’s my answer: I would have both. I couldn’t choose between one or the other. Each has it’s advantages in my opinion. On the side of the paperback, they’re smaller, lighter and easier to carry around. But to defend the hardcover, I feel that they open better for me and lay in a more comfortable way (at least for me they seem to). I always struggle with brand new paperbacks; I can never get them to open far enough and have yet to manage to break the spine without tearing all the pages out! However I can also put one in my purse and read during my free time throughout the day (not really an option with a hardcover unless I was carrying around one of those gigantic purses that seem to be in style nowadays).

So I’ve probably ruined the whole point of this question, choosing one over the other. But in my perfect library, I would have both. However, I must add that I would want to have all of the books that I wanted for my personal collection (those that I would be keeping forever) in hardcover whereas the books that came and went through my shelves would be paperbacks.

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5/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, I, Read in 2008

Blood Memory by Greg Iles

Blood Memory
by Greg Iles
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 764
Rating: 5/5
Read: Feb. 17-21, 2008
Challenge: Triple Eight – 500+ pages category

First Line: When does murder begin?

Forensic expert Cat Ferry is suspended from an FBI taskforce when she begins experiencing panic attacks at the crime scenes of a string of brutal murders in New Orleans. Digging into her psyche for answers as to why she is having problems leads her back to her hometown of Natchez, Mississippi. There she is confronted with bloody footprints in her childhood bedroom. This discovery only brings back the memories of her father’s unsolved murder when she was eight years old. She wants to find out what memories she has suppressed over the years, but what she finds out in the end might damage her even more.
Oh my gosh … I absolutely *LOVE* Greg Iles! This was another great book! This was such a fast paced book that I could barely tell that it was so big. The story line was great and tragic at the same time. Like most of his other books, this one definitely has adult content. But seriously, for those of you out there reading this who have *not* read any of his books, just try one, they’re great!