Thursday, May 15, 2008

Booking Through Thursday




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?

First I'll try to figure out the gadget myself but if I have questions I'll use the manual. I have a good sense for how things should work though and often I don't need to. But I'm not one of those people who refuses to read the manual, either. I don't read manuals generally, like for fun though. I read language books sometimes, if I'm trying to learn a language, and I just bought my first (three) gardening books a few weeks ago. I also like to read cookbooks. And then there are my legions of craft books, which I love. Sometimes I'll read business manuals but I don't do pop-psychology self-help books!