Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
It helps to have a copy of the Missal when you're reading it. Neither one by itself is a complete guide (though I think most editions of the revised translation have the GIRM in front).
That makes sense, I just have an "Order of the Mass" as I find the many-ribboned missals and divine office kinda' annoying. I don't mind the format, but get lost with exceptions and then tend to shave my head, go native and quietly quote, "the horror, the horror." I used to lector, and wanted to practice the readings using the missal (as well as reading the readings of the day prior to mass) instead of the cumbersome lector books (I prefer the concreteness of books to online reading) but now I just use online stuff since I practiced the wrong readings one too many times (probably two or three times).