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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Booking Through Thursday ~ Niche Books

It's time for Booking Through Thursday!! Feel free to join in on the fun! Today's question asks:

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?

Lately I haven't read many books like that for me. But in the past I've read parenting books (hey, I need all the help I can get! I know I don't know what I'm doing), spiritual growth type books (love Beth Moore!), and flower gardening books (this is my second year to garden, and again...I had no idea what I was doing). Oh I've also read some personal finances books, like Dave Ramsey's or ones about frugal living. As far as "how-to" books, I use them as quick references when I need them, and even then I'm more likely to look it up on the internet than use a book (gasp!).

And I'm going to ask my readers another question...if you read any of the same kinds of books as I do, what books in those categories would you recommend?! I'm always open for suggestions!

Be sure to check out what other bloggers say about their own niche books over at Booking Through Thursday...and add your niche to the pile too!!


  1. I've read parenting books on occasion- I forgot to mention those! And when I was pregnant, I read tons of books on pregnancy and childbirth...

  2. Hi it's me again. It's my second year gardening, too, and I also feel like I don't know what I'm doing! I'm mostly doing veggies, but I want to put in flowers too. I read a book called The Self-Taught Gardener by Eddison, it had lots of info about landscape design w/flowers.

  3. Shhh..I am a niche surfer too or I ask others who know to help me. But if I see a book about history or dogs I do pick it up.

  4. Now I surf the net for any info. Previously I needed to books!

    Booking through niche

  5. I agree - I'd rather look up how-to stuff online. Here are mine: (1) and (2)

  6. You're funny. I don't think I've read any parenting books. Does that make me a bad parent? LOL. I did read those "What to expect" books when I was expecting, and soon put them aside. They were making me nervous!

    I hear Beth Moore and Dave Ramsey are excellent resources. I read Joyce Meyer as well. She hasn't let me down yet. Happy

  7. I'm not big into how-to books, but more into reference-type books.

  8. I don't read how-t books. I don't know why, I just never got into them.

  9. My mom always said, if you can read, you can learn everything.