Monday Musings #10: hardcover? paperback? What gets you going?

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you prefer Hardcover, Trade Paperback, or Mass Market Paperback? Why?

This week I am currently reading an intriguing book called Fast and Loose by Nicholas Johnson through Netgalley. It involves a con artists and another sort of con: the nightly “news” programs we have that are pretty much trash TV. Camera crews following shoddy doctors, accountants, tradies in their faces, “interviewing” them and asking for trouble.

I can’t stand that sort of news. BUT, it’s also where people, who have nowhere else to go, actually get some “justice”. Of sorts.

In other blog news, I’m absolutely thrilled that Posie Graeme-Evans — who created Mcleod’s Daughters and was director of Channel 9’s programming agreed to an interview with me. She’s done it all in Australian TV and she’s now writing bestselling novels.

This past week, I blogged about my return from a wonderful holiday and my guilt at taking a complete time out (hint, I stopped feeling guilty). I remembered why audiobooks ROCK (a guest post on MizB’s blog, with some new info), and my review of the first episode of Orphan Black’s season 3. I have yet to be impressed by the Castor Clone Club. I also blogged about my Sydney storm survival guide, because honestly sometimes you just have to laugh, after crying at the ridiculous storms we had last week.

And last, I’m going to be very practical and boring about the random question above: I like whatever’s the lightest to carry to and from work, which is when I do most of my reading. I wish I could appreciate the forms more, but honestly, it really does come down to that because it’s where I spent most of my day and where I’ll get the most chance to read. It’s horribly bland, isn’t it?



  • Ashley says:

    Fast and Loose sounds like an interesting read! I can totally see where you are coming from with having to carry around heavy books, that’s never fun!

    • Verushka says:

      Fast and Loose is definitely better than I thought it would be — I can see which Australian shows it’s using in the story, and it’s always interesting to see the other side of them, you know?

      re: heavy books — heh, thanks, I felt so sad being so practical in my answer, but really that’s what it came down to!

  • Aiysha Wahid says:

    I’m as practical as you but I do love a paperback copy when I’m reading at home which I prefer doing. My reading spot is where I really feel I can fully indulge myself into the book and start a journey to a new world! But for convenience yes i agree, eBooks are a lot more common these days. Less to carry yet more to read! 🙂

    • Verushka says:

      This question made me realise that there’s something comfortable about holding a paperback as opposed to an unwieldy, too big hardcover. Why do paperbacks get such a bad rep anyway? I can understand wanting to fully immerse yourself in a book when you’re reading, I’m just loving the convenience of ebooks more, I guess.

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