Do you prefer hardcovers, trade paperbacks (the bigger ones), or mass market paperbacks (the smaller ones)? Why?This is a really great question. There used to be a time when I absolutely preferred the mass paperbook size. There was no particular reason for it - I just liked the size better.
Now I prefer hardcover books and sometimes trade paperbacks. I think haedcovers look elegant on the bookshelf. Plus, as I've gotten slightly older, the print in the hardcover books is a lot easier for me to read.