Up until about 10 years ago I had not read Bukhari but had seen various hadith quoted here and there. To rectify this I went from start to finish and discovered what I had been missing! As concerns ‘Sahih Muslim’, I think Hugh Heffner of playboy magazine would be embarrassed by some of the hadith written there!
Everyone should read the hadith as we are all told to follow the Quran and Sunnah [based on hadith], but you will then discover that those who follow hadith do not read the Quran, and they certainly do not read the hadith either!
When you next hear that we get all our instructions from the hadith, direct the person to this one book of salat by Bukhari and ask them to show you the type of instructions it gives.
[I was too embarrassed to put the Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 6: Menstrual Periods, but if any sister would like to know what men say they should do with their bodies, please feel free to read it!]
MSA-USC has all the hadith on line.