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Dottie May

Recipe Books

I know we've previously mentioned on another topic how many recipe books we have - I know I have over 70. They take up so much room. Just wondered if I bought a Kindle would I be able to store Recipe books on there and give all my books to a charity. I know it would be a wrench but I never hardly refer to the books I have stored in the cupboard and just have about a dozen that I keep on a shelf in the kitchen. I would certainly free up space in the cupboard.

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Campbek

Kindle Recipe Books

I have a Kindle but up to now have only paid for 1 book the rest have been free. I think you would find it expensive to download a lot of cookery books and as there is no colour you would not be able to download the lovely photographs. I too am a recipe book junkie and like you have a few favourites that I use regularly but I do like to look through the other ones from time to time. What would you do with the extra space?

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SonyaK

Recipe Books

If you like all the lovely colour pictures in recipe books, then a kindle wouldn't do it for you!!
Also you'd need to check how many of your books are available for the Kindle, not everything is (yet!).
Also you'd have to consider the price to buy them for the Kindle - maybe a bit much if you already have the paper version. Of course some of them may be free!

If you have a laptop you could maybe download the recipe books onto that, and then have the colour pics. and a larger screen as well. You can get a Kindle App for the computer (free) but still would have to pay for most books.
And you can download to the computer in other formats apart from Kindle.
Hope that helps a bit - I'm sure others have more advice!

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Dottie May

Recipe Books

Many thanks girls for your responses. As for "what would I do with the space?" - hadn't really thought about that- possibly fill it with bits and pieces again that I don't normally use! The thing is the cupboard is beside the fireplace and OH's chair so the books are not readily accessable. I believe I should forget a Kindle - go through the books and definitely select the ones I want to keep and give the rest to a charity shop. It's going to be hard.

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SonyaK

Recipe Books

How about an iPad?!!!!!

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Liz from Cumbria

Kindle and Recipe Books

Personally speaking, I don't think the Kindle is a good format for recipes unless they are mostly text. An iPad would definitely be better but they are much more epensive than a Kindle so probably not that practicable.

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JAMES

Recipe books.

In my view, the kindle is only suitable for reading "standard" books if you get my meaning.

It can display photos well, but only in B&W, but I really view it just an a reading device.

As for reading on an iPad. Backlit devices are not suitable at all for reading on.

For cooking, Im sticking with my books!

XX

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SonyaK

Recipe Books

"As for reading on an iPad. Backlit devices are not suitable at all for reading on."

James I agree I wouldn't want to read a whole novel on an iPad, but for recipes I think it would be ideal. Just like my computer, but smaller of course!
As Liz says, iPads are much more expensive so no point unless you want one anyway.
Sticking with the books you have is the cheapest, easiest option!!

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Dottie May

Recipe Books

I've decided.....I'm going to go through the books one by one - probably take me ages - and keep the ones I really want to keep and take the others to a charity shop. Wonder how many I will end up keeping....be strong, be strong!!!

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Liz from Cumbria

Dottie....

just think, if you cull your recipe books and take them to the charity shop,not only are you giving the charity a boost in funds you could be helping someone by providing more inspiration for the "what shall we have" times. Did that help your resolve? ;o)

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Dottie May

Recipe Books

I went through a dozen last evening and I have a dozen ready for the charity shop....I was surprised at most of the photographs contained in them.....they looked rather "messy", if that is the correct word! I'll have another check this evening.

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sam from worthing

recipe books on kindle

i really wouldn't get those downloaded onto a kindle. how many times do you read the ingredients, tick them off - go to the method make your dish and find you have an ingredient over - or you notice the recipe says add a tin of tomatoes and you could swear blind there was no mention of tom's in the ingredient list - so you have to back scroll 2 or 3 pages - with floury greasy or meaty fingers. the pictures are not clear at all. and when i cook - i always add another splat to the page i am on (as most recipes are on a single page - not so on the kindle). Personally i think cook books are a no no, but that is my own opinion and i am going to have to do a cull of my books, which i did start to do - and i donated 1, lol. the other 100plus are now all snugged and in boxes.

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foxylady

recipe books

Agree cook books not really suitable on a kindle but I have transferred to mine recipes I've downloaded in PDF form from cookery sites like Sat Kitchen etc to my PC. We love fish so mostly fish recipes which I shall use when on self-catering hols on the coast. Printed them out before on A4 so no more loads of paper getting in a mess in my LARGE handbag! x

ps only had my kindle for a week and love it!!

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RachelF

recipe books

I couldn't bear to get rid of my recipe books - I have a floor to ceiling book case 3/4 full of them. Ok of course I don't use most of them on a regular basis, but I love flicking through.

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Dottie May

Recipe Books

Wish I had a bookcase like yours Rachael - I would hang on to my recipe books but most of mine are in a cupboard out of sight. I also have a chair in front of the cupboard so the books are not easily accessible. I've managed to offload about 25 to Charity shops. I have about a dozen which I keep in the kitchen and these are the ones I mostly refer to.

 
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