Thursday, May 15, 2008

Booking through Manual labour redux

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?

Anything I get, I do read the accompanying manuals. Very thoroughly. That really makes me understand the workings of it better. I even look at the circuits too. (*I have to as I do not have a husband to help me through!)

I love reading certain How to books too. Like craftbooks, sewing, embroidery, carpentry work, cook books etc etc. It does not mean I do any or all of the things. I do like to paint and paint mixing manuals are a big help. I even like beauty tip books. Only to go through!
Travel guides, I have to read!

Self-help guides
, no! Somehow those put me off. Although I did read one a while back. The second Journey by Joan Anderson. Thats becos the publisher sent it to me for review purposes.

For anything at all, I can read even shampoo labels. I always make it point to read about medicines. I have to know what chemicals I am ingesting. Even if I do not understand a word.

I do go through mathematics project books. As a math teacher, I have to.