5. A silly reason – I can buy way more paperbacks than I can hardcovers! (well except if I shop at The Book Depository – that place is dangerous!)
6. Scholastic book orders, when I grew up, only had paperbacks – so all the love I have of book orders surrounds paperbacks. To read my post about book orders go here.
7. And lastly – it’s all I ever had growing up. I never owned a hardcover. I think back to going into the bookstore and buying a paperback book. It slipped so easily into that little plastic bag. It was the one thing I knew my mom would always buy me. But more importantly it meant a step into a new world. Paperbacks allowed that. We would’ve never been able to afford hardcovers. I would’ve never read as much as I did without paperbacks.
Books I now own in hardcover that I will need to buy in paperback: Shiver, Candor, Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Maze Runner and When You Reach Me.