Thursday, 24 May 2018

The “For Dummies” Book Series

Countless of times in your life, you find yourself in a situation where you have no idea how to do something. If you have a know-it-all in your family, you could turn to them, but almost no one is that well-versed in technology, sports, mechanics, maths, biology… It might be much easier to turn to one of the books in the amazing “For Dummies” series.

“For Dummies” books are your manuals to everything you need to know about anything in the extensive list of covered topics. At first “For Dummies” books started out as computer science informative books, giving easy instructions to people who were beginning their journey into MS-DOS. However, since then this book series branched out into arts and photography, cooking, automotive industry, education, electronics, fitness, religion, self-help and sports.

Obviously, the foremost thing I adore about “For Dummies” books is that there is a book on whatever you want to learn more about! Want to take up bird watching as a hobby? Sure. here’s a book for you! Want to learn how to code in JavaScript? No problem! Want to explore all the ways you can take care of your lawn? Yes, they have a book for that as well. They even offer manuals on how to succeed!

Even though some of the titles sound pretty nonchalant, I love that the books are actually quite informative and quite serious about teaching you the important details. They are organized into meaningful units, each of which should give you some sense of mastery. By the end of the book, especially if you practice, you feel like you can do things on your own.

Each part has several items and tasks you need to tick on your to-do list so you can move on. It is as practical, as it can get. There are numerous interesting facts and notes for you that teach you things you wouldn’t usually find in an instructional book. Reviews at the end of the units let you recap everything you have learned so far without wasting much of your time.

My personal favorite category of “For Dummies” books is the betting category! If you have ever wondered how to bet smartly on different sports, earn big and enjoy doing it, these are the books for you. There are several books on poker, as that’s one of the most famous gambling games, but you could check out the casino one or the horse racing betting. One of the most prominent features is that they share a lot of great tactics and tips at a really low price – usually, the books hover around $20 to $30.

I would definitely recommend books in “For Dummies” series for anyone who wants to learn a new skill, or remember what is left of the old one. Whether it’s playing football or writing complicated lines of code in your programming language, or simply various tips and tricks about forgotten trades, you can find all the information you need in them.