Thursday, June 11, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Niche

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?

  • WRITING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CHRISTIAN LIVING
  • SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS (mostly Microsoft apps)
Although non-fiction/self-help/how-to books are my first love, I don't really spend a lot of time reading them now, but when I do it is mostly very focused. For example, when I need to find out how to take photos in a particular situation or wonders about the best macro lens for a close-up shot, I turn to a particular section in the book (sometimes several books all at the same time) and zoom in to the contents. I do the same for Christian living books, but I usually read them from cover to cover.

This is an interesting topic and I would also like to know more about the niche books that you read!