Then I chose another book to go along. Donna Tartt's 'The Goldfinch' in paperback. It's the BFF's kind of book. I've realised that she shares the man's preferences for books. So if I buy her books, it would have to be something I wouldn't read by first choice, and one that I know the man would read. Heh.
When she saw the hard cover, she was like, "Wah. So heavy. I want to take it along for my flight up." I rolled my eyes and waited for her to pick up the paperback. She did so and grimaced. Then she picked up both to do a rough weigh in the hands. "The paperback is heavier than the hard copy?!!! Why?!"
Well. That's a why I couldn't answer. Something about the weight of the paper used, I guess. The kind of paperback we like are still those about A5 size in a much lighter and compact version to be slipped into haversacks and purses. These are really unwieldy though. And expensive. Buying new books is such a joy, and has gradually become such a pricey hobby nowadays. Each book averages S$25. And that's S$25 wasted if I don't like it and dunno who to pass it to. It has come to pass that I buy e-copies to test them out, and if I really like them, hard copies are purchased for the pleasure of future reading.