I’m a sucker for cookbooks–especially by an author that I know has great recipes and knows about cooking for one! I have Joe Yonan’s book Serve Yourself and love it–now I find that he’s got another that I want–Eat Your Vegetables. Now comes the debate–do I do hard-copy or digital?
I do love books–and I’m sure that I’ll never be without some of the “hard copy” in my possession. But–there are advantages to the digital, especially as e-readers improve. But there are several attractions of digital versions–given my aversion of house cleaning it’s certainly much easier to dust the e-reader than a shelf of books. And, I love being able to have a selection of books no matter where I am. There’s the price, too–since the e-edition is usually less expensive (though I can’t use the word “cheaper” here). Then there are some of the downsides….
Right now I’ve got reading material in several different e-readers: Kindle (just the third generation, not the Kindle Fire), Google,and Kobo account. That is frustrating. I have the Kindle app installed on laptop, notebook, droid….you should see me trying to figure out where to look for Nigel Slater’s Ripe! Is it in Google, or Kobo–I am sure it’s not the Kindle–since there are color photographs, but….
[Hiatus here…skulking on the internet for availability in various e-readers, and discovering eBook management and converter software]
I’m back–just finished reading the introductory material to Eat Your Vegetables, and quickly perusing some of the recipes. It’s another winner for cooking for one–in digital format!
Love digital, but I still do buy hard-copy when a book that I want to read is not available electronically! For example, Nigel Slater’s cookbooks, when they aren’t available on Oyster, either–tough to be an addict!
Great post. The only problem I’ve had is the photos not showing up properly in an ebook. Doesn’t sound like you’ve had that issue!
That’s really my only objection to eBooks. I’ve installed the Kindle apps on both my laptop and notebook so that I can look at photographs in color. I’m still using a 3rd generation Kindle which is about to retire because it’s SO slow, so that’s not the best for photographs. I’ve also a Samsung tablet with Kindle app installed and that’s good for the photographs and I think that’s going to be the replacement for the Kindle reader.