31 May 2012

paperback

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i have a thing for paperbacks. i like how they're soft, the comfortable weight of them, the way they bend and their covers fold over time. i like them with white space & i like when their pages yellow over time like teeth. i like that the fonts are ever au courant, ever aging, ever easy on tired eyes. i like them with notes tucked inside them, with inscriptions, abandoned to thrift shops and library sales.  i like them in messy little stacks, tucked into corners of rooms, left on chairs, thrown into canvas bags, gathering sand in the summertime. 

41 comments:

  1. such lovely books :D and the photos are lovely too..you just want to read the books when you see your photos :)

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  2. we love catcher in the rye over here!!!

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  3. So many pretty covers and wonderful reads. Just beautiful.

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  4. Lovely photos...I prefer paperbacks to hardbacks as well, they're more personal.

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  5. Beautiful words! I definitely agree!!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  6. I love paperbacks myself. They're so quiet and detailed. They don't scream, "I'm here! Read me!" but they give a soft call that beckons you to their side.
    Yet I love the feeling of a thick hard cover in my hand with the words printed neatly over the cover and tiny letters scribbled inside.

    xoxo
    ~Brooke {via The Dove Tree}

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  7. Same here. I still prefer paperbacks to ebooks. There's nothing like turning the page of the book, highlighting lines that really mean something and writing a few notes here and there on paperbacks. =)

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  8. gorgeous. i love paperbacks. love all of these.

    K

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  9. there is something romantic about a paperback that you loose in the sophistication and sterility of a hard cover.

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  10. i.do.too.

    Love these pictures of them;)

    i also have a thing for Hallmark books, I collect those!

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  11. love this so so much. My bibliophile-ness is having a heart attack with this.

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  12. Ditto- to everything you said! I just read Catcher for the first time- the same little paperback you have. Love love.

    xoxo

    chaptertwentynine.com

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  13. Perfect. So many wonderful books. Although I have an eReader, they will never take the place of actual books.

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  14. I love this.

    I love paperbacks too. I cannot buy a book on my ipod because I just think I would hate reading a book on there. I neeeed to have it in my hands, to see how many pages are left, to see how far I have read and like you said, see it stacked somewhere. However, I will get the sample of a book on my ipod so i can read the sample of a book first to see if I will like it, but that is as long as I can last. There are a few books I want to read and I am torn because I don't want to buy the actual book because that means that will be one more book to ship when we move to the States, but I also don't want to read on my ipod. Such tricky business.

    Speaking of novels, i just wrote you one.

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  15. i love the smell of paperback books :)

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  16. So happy to find so many people loving a book the old fashioned way.. though I prefer the hardcover without the cover.. strong and bound.

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  17. there's something irresistible about old paperbacks with good covers! I love A Winter's Tale :)

    raspberrykitsch.blogspot.co.uk


    xx

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  18. Lovely post :) I love to read too, and most of my books must be paperbacks. Just found 4 more (thrifted) books last week ^^ They're even greater than any new ones.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  19. love your photography! definitely remember catch in the rye from high school <3

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  20. I like paperback too! And yay, of Mice and Men is one of my favorite books ever.

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  21. Awww, your blog is adorable. i loved it after just reading the top paragraph! ;)

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  22. Paperback books are my favorite as well!
    And I love all these photos - something about pictures of books...so darn pretty.

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  23. Agreed. Hardcover is so overrated. ;)

    xo

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  24. these pictures are just absolutely gorgeous! i love them, seriously!

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  25. I love paperbacks too. And Catcher in The Rye is one of my favorite books. :) <3 xx http://lightbuffcolour.blogspot.com

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  26. I know what you mean. I love folding them when I read. I hate hardcover books, I always try to find them on paperback.

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  27. I keep meaning to pick up a copy of catcher in the rye--really need to remember.

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  28. In this ever changing digital age, you can't beat a wonderfully old and worn paperback. When buying them secondhand, it's nice to wonder about the people who held it before you and what they thought of it. Now, if only I had the time to sit down with a good paperback!

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  29. how true. they are just full of past memories and lost imaginations
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  30. Such pretty photography. Your blog is so adorable! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! xo
    http://viewsofnow.com/

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  31. Such gorgeous classics. WOW. Love that they're all the vintage ones! xoxo

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  32. I really loved this post, cute photography, sweet words... wonderful on a Saturday afternoon in the sun. Thank you. Love Elle xo

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  33. I love paperbacks as well, I have yet to catch on to the e-book trend.

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  34. I love book covers! Those are some beauties.

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  35. i'm a proud book slut and the smell of books never fails to excite me. you've photographed some of my most favorite books. beautiful post! :)

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  36. Salinger is one of my favorite authors... And I love paperbacks too! I'm resisting the e-reader, they don't smell the same ;)
    Kitty

    xo
    Kitty & Buck.

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  37. Beautiful! I love paperbacks, too. It's like holding something so special when you're reading.

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  38. weirdo warning -- i really want to sniff these. i grew up with two voracious readers as parents. i have images of them sticking their noses into vintage books and taking deep breaths and find myself continuing the habit as an adult. no better smell in the world!

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  39. The way you write things is just plain beautiful. You have a way with words my friend.

    I adore paperbacks. There is just something so special about them.

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  40. Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely. You've captured it. <3

    xx.

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