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Niche Books: Booking Through Thursday

June 11, 2009

Fun question from Booking Through Thursday:
What niche books do you read? Asking about the esoteric or off the wall knowledge bases represented on the bookshelf.  Although it’s a question about niches, I’ve got a lengthy answer:

  • Books about writing poetry. I love guides to forms like villanelles and sestinas.
  • Books about exercise, from a personal training perspective. Certification guides and other technical info.  The course on how to teach yoga taught me a lot about communicating in general.
  • Guides to fashion, from the business/entrepreneur side- thanks to a writing gig I just started.

Also, I don’t think it’s too off base to say that I have a niche for mysteries.  I love smart, funny mysteries starring medical anthropologists.  Kathy Reichs and Aaron Elkins cannot possibly write and publish fast enough to satisfy me.

  • I don’t think it’s too
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2009 7:40 am

    That’s interesting that the yoga books taught you about communicating in general. I love it when you get an unexpected bonus like that!

  2. June 11, 2009 10:21 am

    I too have a couple of poetry writing books. I love those!

    Booking through niche

  3. June 11, 2009 11:32 am

    I’m right there with you on the fashion books! Here are mine: (1) and (2)

  4. June 11, 2009 12:36 pm

    Kathy Reichs is on my dread pile o’reads.

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