Manual Labor Redux

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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?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

 

And also–don’t forget, folks–sometimes WordPress’s spam filter seems to decide that a lot of perfectly valid answers are spam. I periodically check throughout the day for lost comments. But, PLEASE–if your comment doesn’t show, don’t post it four more times in the hopes that one of them will go through. I get very, very tired trying to sort out the duplicates.

86 responses

  1. Here’s my answer if WordPress lets it through. Thanks Deb for sorting through the comments – it must be a trial of patience.

    http://booksplease.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday-more-work.html

  2. Bother – so much for the nice neat hyperlink method I hoped would work! I suspect I should have practiced it before posting!

  3. […] Booking Through Thursday is “Manual Labor Redux”: Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying […]

  4. I enjoyed this but I am afraid that mine may have turned into a bit of a sexist rant!!

    http://dotspagesandpages.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday.html

  5. Ok, big question! Do cookbooks count as “how to manuals”?

  6. Way too early to be thinking about instruction manuals, but here’s my answer:

    http://jlshall.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday-manual-labor_15.html

  7. Good morning! Mine is up here: http://multifacetedmama.com/index.php/?p=782! Have a great day!

  8. My first time!

    Mine’s uP!

  9. Mine is up. Happy BTT everyone!🙂

  10. http://bookerina.com/?p=13

    27 already? i thought I was pretty early this week🙂

  11. I heard this kind of example used once to illustrate different kinds of learning styles — it was very helpful when I was home schooling. My answer is here:

    http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/booking-through-thursday-manual-labor-redux/

  12. Mine’s up! I had fun with this one🙂

    http://www.sugarfused.net/?p=4593

  13. This is my first Booking through Thursday, but I’ve enjoyed reading all of your posts in previous weeks. It looks like fun, so I thought I’d join in. Here’s my response to this week’s:

    Traci’s Book Bag

  14. I’ve answered!

  15. bookroomreviews

    My first time too. Im looking forward to reading your blogs! some of you I noticed I already read so hi!

    http://www.bookroomreviews.wordpress.com
    Thanks tracy

  16. You can find my answer at http://www.charliandme.blogspot.com/ Have a good week.

  17. My answer.

    Have a great weekend, y’all!

  18. Booking Through Thursday: Redux

    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?
    Only if something has gone wrong when I look for the tips on how to sort the problem out before I phone the help line.
    How-to books?
    Never, I don’t think I’ve ever even owned one
    Self-help guides?
    Again no, never owned one.
    Anything at all?
    I’m terrible a reading the backs of cereal packet, adverts on trains, other peoples newspapers from across the seat on the tube ect

    http://katrinasreads.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday-manual-labour_15.html

  19. Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since I came around here, but I was really busy recently. But I’m back and my answer to today’s question’s here http://theliterarydetective.blogspot.com/

  20. Here is my wordy reply. Happy BTT, everyone!

  21. Hi everyone! It’ s been quite a while since I came around here, sorry i’ve been busy recently, but i’m back and my answer to today’s question’s here : http://theliterarydetective.blogspot.com/

    happy BTT

  22. Hello. Happy Thursday. Here is my post.

  23. Mine is here: http://geraniumcat.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday-manual-labour.html
    but my connection tonight is so bad that I’m going to wait for tomorrow before going visiting.

  24. This is my first week of participating in BTT. Please check it out at http://planetbooks.wordpress.com
    -K

  25. Mine’s up, hopefully via the link below… If I did things correctly, that is.

  26. Back on this one, here is my entry:
    Manual Labor

  27. […] link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments at the Booking Through Thursday site—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments […]

  28. Hi, here is my post. Click on my name and it takes you to the relevant post on my blog

  29. First time for me … but it’s interesting and fun ! My answer is here but in French : http://bibliodudolmen.canalblog.com/archives/2008/05/16/9197934.html

  30. Mine is up here

    http://readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com/2008/05/booking-through-thursday.html

    Though they may not count as manuals I do like to read the recipes in Bon Appetite magazine.

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