best books for light reading


How to Read an Rpm Gauge

The rpm (revolutions per minute) gauge is an integral part of most vehicles. Whether you are operating your vehicle in a standard fashion or you are attempting to troubleshoot a problem, the rpm gauge can come in handy. Revolutions per minute refers to how many full revolutions something has made, such as an engine in […]



How to Read Flute Sheet Music

The flute is a wind instrument that is widely used in bands, ensembles and orchestras. Solo flute music is popular due to its sweet soprano tones. A solo flautist can select from a large repertoire of music, from classical to modern. Each piece has its own guidelines for phrasing, dynamics and tempo. Beginners and professionals […]



How to Check Blood Pressure

Blood pressure machines are popular right now. But taking your pressure manually with a simple cuff and stethoscope will render an accurate reading. Just follow these steps. Purchase a blood pressure cuff like your doctor uses. It wraps around your arm and has a pump. You can find these in pharmacies or drug stores. They […]



3 Tips for Reading Cosmetic Labels

eHow Style Blog Cosmetic labels and ingredient lists can be quite confusing and intimidating, especially when they are filled with claims and?unpronounceable words. But it’s important to learn to read labels so you know what you are putting on your body and can verify if a product is really worth the money. Here are three […]



How to Read Pulmonary Function Test Results

A pulmonary function test, or a spirometry test, is used to evaluate your lungs’ airflow and capacity. During the test, you breathe into a device called a spirometer in a variety of ways, including both forced and rapid breathing. The spirometer records the rate and amount of air you breathe. Spirometry tests are used to […]



How to Read a Technical Drawing

Technical drawings are used to visualize just about anything that is manufactured, built or assembled. From idea to drawing to factory, mill or construction firm, a technical drawing describes shape, dimensions, materials, construction and overall look of the object being created. With a few tips and some insight about terms and meaning, anyone can visualize […]



How to Set Up an RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed is an incredibly powerful way to share your website or blog’s content with new and loyal readers. Many online publishing platforms incorporate a method of publishing an RSS feed; if your site doesn’t, use a third-party option to set up your RSS feed. Google FeedBurner, FeedBeater and Feedity all provides […]



How to Read a Dun & Bradstreet Report

Dun & Bradstreet is a well-known company whose focus is on providing information and ratings about businesses worldwide. Much like the information you receive when ordering a personal credit report, a D&B report offers a detailed snapshot of a company’s financial and credit history. These reports help business owners manage risk and increase profit margins. […]



Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

You’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, and transferred all the pattern marks. Now you’re ready to read the pattern directions and make your garment. It seems like it would be simple to just follow the instructions, but reading pattern directions can be a bit like reading a […]



Jobs That Require a Lot of Reading

Individuals can choose jobs which require a great deal of reading. Some individuals seek reading jobs because they want to work alone. Other individuals enjoy working with words, but enjoy spending time with other people, such as a book editor who works with book designers, printers and clients. Some of these reading-related career opportunities are […]



How to Read Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic is a popular programming language and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for creating Windows applications and components. Standard Visual Basic stopped being sold at Version 6 and has been replaced with VB.NET, a version of Visual Basic standardized for the .NET framework, which can be used for various applications, including Web applications, Windows […]



How to Read Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Blood Test Results

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) blood tests are used to determine the amount of inflammation that is present in the body. They may be used to detect or monitor conditions such as tuberculosis, autoimmune disorders, inflammatory diseases, arthritis and tissue death. While these tests are used to screen for some diseases, they are not intended to […]



How to Read an Architecture Ruler

Reading an architecture ruler is easy once you understand why it looks different from a standard ruler. Architects are used to working from drawings or blueprints that are reduced in scale. In other words, one foot in reality is reduced to 1/4 inches in order to make the image fit on the page. An architect, […]



How to Read Weather Radar

Weather radar, also referred to as Doppler radar, is a useful tool in forecasting weather. It is also useful to the typical person because it can let them know if and when bad weather will affect them. Forecasters use radar to determine when to issue weather watches and warnings, and storm chasers use it to […]



How to Read an X-ray Film

X-ray films are taken of different areas of the body. If the body part contains bone it will show up as white because bone is dense and absorbs X-rays more than muscle or fat. If the body part contains gas or air it will show up as black because X-rays easily pass through gas. Different […]



How to Work From Home as a Professional Tarot Card Reader

In this day and age of computer technology, the demand to work from home is stronger than ever. With that strong demand, however, comes a bombardment of illegal scams and ripoffs. In this article I will demonstrate legal ways in which you can successfully become a Professional Tarot Card Reader from Home. The first thing […]