BTT: What niche books do YOU read?

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?

That’s a tough question with an embarrassing answer. I don’t think I read any Niche books. At least I can’t recall any.
I read books on Business Intelligence, its technical, something I work in, does it count?

Wait…I have a book on Kathak. I haven’t read the entire book but I guess it does count. For those who don’t know Kathak is a classical dance form. This book was given to me by my Dance Teacher; I don’t think it’s available in bookstores. But I do surf other books on Kathak in bookstores.

fundamentals_of_drawingOh…yes, one more. I own a couple of sketching books. One I remember is Fundamentals of Drawing. It teaches you how to sketch using pencils and color pencils too. It’s really cool. So yes, I do read such books too.

I have a book on witchcraft spells and occult. Don’t worry I don’t practice it; it’s just something I find very interesting πŸ™‚

I don’t seem to recall anything else.

What about you? What niche books do YOU read?

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27 thoughts on “BTT: What niche books do YOU read?

  1. I had no trouble at all answering that. My most used cookbooks are my Vietnamese ones, and I’m always reading up on anything Vietnam-related.

    I do have a magic book, the one by Lady Sheba… can’t think of the name of it off hand… and a few tarot books.

  2. My friend has a lot of books on witchcraft but it’s mostly very educational.

    Sketching & drawing books number the most in my collection as well. πŸ™‚

  3. I enjoy reading non-fiction in general and my interests tend to vary over time. At the moment I’m reading sewing, cooking, Australian history and, thanks to my son, books about railways and steam engines. I quite like reading maths books as well.

    My daughter loves to draw/sketch and we love reading art books and drawing books together.

    My Booking Through Thursday post here

  4. I’ve been meaning to buy a copy of Fundamentals of Drawing myself. I should’ve added books on Watercolors on my list.

    Now witchcraft spells and occult …. that’s interesting!

  5. I think those count, yes. As for me…hm, books on books (not much of a niche, though :P), social history, books about fairy tales, myth and folklore, and that’s all I can think of.

  6. I have a lot of art/sketch books form when I was in school, but I haven’t read them in a long time. I remember my classmates always used to be surprised I would actually read all the text! They mostly referred to the pictures, I guess. Not many readers.

    • I don’t remember the name, I haven’t browsed thru’ it for a long time. But it has the history of witchcraft, descriptions of all the herbs used for it and some spells. It’s very interesting.

  7. I was going to say history books but i’m not sure if that’s included.

    I have a lot of LEARN THIS LANGUAGE books..

    not sure if those are niche books either..

  8. I’m such a geek, about half of the books I read are niche books! Academic music books mainly. And then there’s all those music scores that I spend hours anotating…

  9. I have never heard of Kathak, but it sounds really cool! I also have books about wicca and witchcraft. I don’t practice, either, but I like reading about different religions. πŸ™‚

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