April's book of the month goes to:
Welding Technology Fundamentals(I would have given them bonus points if they changed it to Funde'metals', ha ha.) <--please excuse me, it's finals week.
Anywho, this may seem like an off the wall selection, but not as off as you might think.
Ever heard the expression, write what you know? I have about a million times. What happens though if you have the perfect solution to your plot problem but it means 'Mike' who used to work at a desk job, actually has to work in a motocycle shop for everything to work out? Give up? NEVER! Your solution is to buy a textbook.
Text books can come in every variety but there's one thing that makes them different than any random information you could dig up on mororcyle shops on the internet:
It's guarenteed to be correct. That, my friends is worth the expense.
I'm the first to complain about a teacher who insists on the newest version because on page 88 they changed "a" to "the." It's a pain for poor college students like me, but it means great news for writers like you. It floods the book markets with college textbooks just a year or so old and sells them cheap. (We're talking 20 bucks a pop or less on some) Most of the time they just change a couple pictures or a phrase here or there. 99% of the time the information is the same.*
*this is a completely made up statistic. Made up, but with strong personal opinoin backing it from a college student in the know.