SPEAKING OF FAVORITE COOKBOOKS...HERE'S A WAY TO USE THEM IF YOU HAVE THE FREE PROGRAM CALLED 'CALIBRE'....
something I just discovered about the CONVERT feature of Calibre:
Calibre lets us not only convert epubs to mobi format, etc....but also lets us (I recently discovered to my absolute delight): convert entire ebook to plain text...and if we also want the photos from the book, it has an option to download a zip of BOTH the text (in one file) and the photos (in another file).
SO, what that means to you is... when you buy or get an ebook (not talking pdf's here), you can easily open in Calibre and convert part or all of the book to a format that you can, at your option, save or just copy out parts you want, or in my case, paste into my Mastercook recipe software.
Edit to add: I should explain further: ebooks you get you can normally read online, but what if you want to save something from them? Calibre lets you do that. Open, edit, highlight and copy OR convert entire book and place it, if you like, in a folder on your computer. Or print out, etc. Calibre is like a book library where you store all your ebooks and even pdf's...it's like a book library...with columns that fill automatically for you with data about the book, and columns you can make of your own choice...and those are sortable by clicking at top of column. If you have, say, a Nook and your ebook isn't made to be read in a Nook, you can select Convert and change the format to .epub extension, and it will now be happy in a Nook. There are so many great features in Calibre.
Calibre is free, ebooks are free online from most libraries... Have a ball, y'all!