Question: Which do you prefer, Hardback or Paperback?
My Answer: It really depends on the book itself. I like smaller hardcover books; 500-page hardcovers are just too heavy (I do most of my reading in bed, so this is an issue). Some paperbacks are nice. The one format I really don't like is the mass market paperback. They're often printed on cheap paper that smells funny. I don't enjoy reading a book when I'm smelling it the whole time.