As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been reading a lot of cookbooks lately. It got me thinking, do cookbooks really count as books? Should I be listing them with my page count? Should they count toward my reading goal for the year?
And I think it really depends. Because usually, upon getting a new cookbook, I excitedly flip through it, marking recipes that jump out at me and elbowing my boyfriend asking him if he thinks this or that sounds good.
I don’t usually actually read it.
But with the books I reviewed for Netgalley, I really sat down and analyzed them. The mix of recipes. The quality of writing. The layout. The design. The overall quality of the book. I read every page, and the introduction to every recipe.
In that case, I’ll count it. But for the usual flip-through, I won’t.
What’s your opinion?