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Subject: Does it surprise anyone else?
Date Posted: 4/18/2015 5:24 PM ET
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that so many of the wish listed books on the top 100 list are cookbooks?  Then a few others in popular literature have a couple versions listed in top 100.  

Date Posted: 4/18/2015 6:05 PM ET
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Wonder why?  Do a lot of people a) cook or like me b) collect cookbooks but don't cook. (I don't have any cookbooks on my WL though).  LOL. Pat

Date Posted: 4/18/2015 7:10 PM ET
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Maybe the members here are readers and not cooks? Or they are too busy reading to cook anything.

Date Posted: 4/18/2015 7:33 PM ET
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I am a member that is a reader and a cook. I am busy reading books and cooking.

Date Posted: 4/18/2015 9:12 PM ET
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I'm with Toni.. Well most of the time..today I had to work :-(
Date Posted: 4/18/2015 9:24 PM ET
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I will take a stab at your question.  It's because many new cookbooks are published with the promise of delicious or heathy eating or both.


Date Posted: 4/18/2015 10:06 PM ET
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Plus once you have a recipe you love, you do not want to give up that cookbook. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2015 3:37 AM ET
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Not surprising to me.  I love to cook and bake; and love cookbooks.  Cooks rarely get rid of them unless they just haven't looked at them in years.  I rarely "weed out" any of mine, and I have a lot.

Date Posted: 4/19/2015 3:58 AM ET
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Yup, people hold onto cookbooks. I would guess, minimum time, at least 5-6 years, judging by the newest of what I see come into the thrift shops near me.

They aren't like a fiction book where you read it, and you're done with it.

Date Posted: 4/20/2015 9:24 AM ET
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ha, ha, you made a good point, Joanne and Sara, the cookbooks that get donated to our FOL bookstore where I volunteer are  often 10-30 years old!