Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday Talks | Tall Mass Market Paperbacks

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My Thoughts on Tall Mass Market Paperbacks
I don't have much experience with tall paperbacks to be honest, I mostly have the original, shorter versions, when I have paperbacks. I do have a couple of taller ones and have checked a few out from the library, so I'll share a few thoughts. 

I can't say that I hate them, because I haven't read enough of them to feel that way. I do think that I prefer the shorter version or hardcover over these taller paperbacks though. They just have a different feel and are somehow harder for me to read than the shorter ones. The binding is usually more difficult to manipulate while reading and don't like that. I prefer shorter, softer books. 

So I guess I don't like them but I don't hate them either. I find them rather pointless overall and don't really understand why they were designed to begin with. 

What do you think about these taller paperbacks? Like them, dislike them? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!


  1. I have to agree with you! The tall mass markets usually have thicker covers and it order to read them you have to bend the spine. It's also annoying when they don't match the height of other books. But I rarely come into contact with them so it's not as big of an issue to me. Great post!

    1. Thanks! Yes, they are annoying. I don't tend to run into them often, but sometimes I see them in the bookstore and that will be all they have, which is odd to me.