Saturday, May 17, 2008

Manual Labour Redux

This week's Booking Through Thursday question (Late again!)

Following up last week’s question about reading writing/grammar guides, this week, we’re expanding the question….

Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?

Do you ever read manuals?

How-to books?

Self-help guides?

Anything at all?

I do read the manuals, usually after I have first attempted to do it myself! I do have to say though, the most recent user manuals that I have tried to use were anything but user friendly! Even the ones that rely on pictures to give the instructions tend to be pretty darned confusing!

I do love looking through cookbooks and recipe magazines, so that could be considered How-To books I guess, and I have several diet books which I read through occasionally. They could be considered Self Help right? One of these days I will do something more than just read them though, and actually put a plan into action!


  1. I do find manuals useful. I also look at all the stupid data about any gadgets. I like craft books and project work books.

    My BTT post!

  2. I almost never read manuals. I buy self help all the time and then don't read them. Bad Cindy.


  3. I have a couple of weight loss books that are the same. I buy them and don't even crack them open!