Hard-copy or digital?
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!