Thursday, June 11, 2009

Booking ThroughThursday

Here is this weeks question:

There are certain types of books that I more or less assume all readers read. (Novels, for example.)

But then there are books that only YOU read. Instructional manuals for fly-fishing. How-to books for spinning yarn. How to cook the perfect souffle. Rebuilding car engines in three easy steps. Dog training for dummies. Rewiring your house without electrocuting yourself. Tips on how to build a NASCAR course in your backyard. Stuff like that.

What niche books do YOU read?

I can honestly say I don't think I read any niche books. Perhaps when I was in university I read some history books but other than that I don't think I have any niche books really. I do have a collection of architectural technology books but they are my fiancee's. Actually, I suppose I have a niche of teaching books. I have all the Ontario curriculum books and I read those often for my lesson plans. I also have books on how best to teach children who have learning disabilities and if English is their second language. So I guess my niche books are teaching books.


  1. Teaching books may be the most important books of all.

  2. For me I read coffee table/photography books. Cooking books are another, I also occasionally look at craft books & pretend I'm going to make stuff. For uni/work I read library related (planning, management, reference & web 2.0), not quite as exciting, but still relatively interesting.