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08 October 2008 @ 09:05 pm
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The bag of frozen vegetables i got at Costco says that 1 serving (90 calories) is about 85 grams. However if i measure out 255 grams of frozen vegetables and then cook them, when i'm done they only weigh about 225-230 grams. I presume they meant the frozen weight since that's the point you would normally be measuring (again, i presume) but i'm not actually sure.

It makes me happy when old and relatively rare books that i really enjoyed get reprinted, but why do they have to reprint them as trade paperbacks? Trade paperbacks seem to combine the worst attributes of both normal paperbacks and hardbacks =P

I'm pretty sure i have every single Futurama episode on DVD, so why do i always get excited when i'm able to catch an episode on the Comedy Network?
 
 
 
Kevinbellwethr on October 9th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
If it's an OOP book that deserves being reprinted, wouldn't you prefer a higher quality edition? I hate the cheap quality of mass market paperbacks.
DonAithnen: booksdonaithnen on October 9th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
No. I'd rather pay about half the cost and get twice as many books. And anyways in my experience trade paperbacks are the exact same quality as mass market paperbacks, they're just bigger. Not to mention that i'd also rather get something that's comfortable to read. Trade paperbacks are as large as hardbacks but they're even more awkward to read because they're more floppy. Mass market paperbacks are small enough that the generally don't wilt under their own weight.