Thursday, June 11, 2009

Booking through niche

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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?


That's interesting. I read books on home remedies. Can't resist any if I see one. Not that I follow those. I like to read those. Thats all. Then books on hair and skin care. I gravitate towards those too. Lots of books based on Ayurveda are available on the above topics. I got plenty. My SIL too gets those for me.

I too like to read books on home decor. Just looking at those pictures is very satisfying. I am always on the lookout for Origami books. Then those books on Mathematical/science models, along with Electronics interest me no end.

I might as well add it here. My mom likes books on gardening. So I get those for her along with books on crocheting and sewing. As for as crocheting is concerned, I am all thumbs!


36 comments:

Kat said...

I have plenty of books about home decor as well and I agree that just looking at the pictures is fun. I used to have a kiddie origami book too. :)

BooksPlease said...

I like books on home remedies too. I prefer reading them to actually putting them into practice as well.

Susan @ Reading Upside Down said...

I like looking at home decor books for decorating kids' rooms, even though I know I will never be this energetic/creative in my own home.

Shari said...

I love home remedies. But I usually research for them on the web. I have tried quite a few, but a lot of the time they are just not as practical as getting a jar of something from the pharmacy!

violetcrush said...

I have a couple of books on hair and skin care but I don't really read them , just go through them occasionally.

Ladybug said...

This weeks BTT question was a really nice way to get to know some of the interest of our fellow bloggers.

Happy BTT! Here's my post.

Dot said...

I mainly have cookery books and one on writing, maybe I should branch out a bit!

Melody said...

Oh, I don't mind reading books on home decor! I always go 'oohed' and 'aahed' by the glossy pictures they featured!

Meghan said...

I like to look at home decor books too. I'm always a little jealous that my house will probably never be so beautiful.

Scrap girl said...

I used to buy loads of home decor books, but over the years I just got rid of them. I think it was when I realised my hubby was never gonna decorate the house the way I wanted him too. It has taken him nearly three months to finish painting the dining room.

Yvonne said...

Home remedies sounds like a fun topic and there are a ton of books out there on the subject.

Jacqueline C said...

I used to be obsessed with Oragami! Here are mine: (1) and (2)

Marie Burton said...

You are a busy bee! My niche is up at The Burton Review.

karen! said...

I'm so enjoying looking at all the responses to this question.

Jeane said...

I have a book on home remedies- for my plants. Tonics for sick plants, bug deterrents, health boosters- it's very useful.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love origami, but never could do it myself! I bet you make beautiful things!

Alice Teh said...

Hi Gautami, I'm thinking about reading Mathematics books and had some weeks ago put a title into my wish list. You read interesting stuff!

Jaimie said...

I have alot of those kinds also. They seem to multiply in my house!

Nise' said...

I drool over home decor books too, but never seem to put any ideas into practice.

JoAnn said...

A very interesting mix!

jlshall said...

You have a very impressive list of "niches." I like books on home decor, too. And I love Origami, although I don't have any books about it.

CeeCee said...

I enjoy dreaming through home decorating books.

Lisa said...

You made me remember that I enjoy looking at architectural books too. (Probably because I worked for a custom home builder for nearly ten years.)I like to fantasize about my dream home!

Sunny said...

What a fun variety of books! I love looking at decorating books too.

Chris said...

I like home remedy books too though I haven't read many.

Nan said...

Home remedies! Great niche of books. Happy reading!

infiniteshelf said...

I love origami books! I used to work in an arts and crafts store, and I spent so much time going through those books, but I am absolutely unable to do anything!

Mine was on art books and photography books! :)

Vicki said...

I like home remedy books too.

Veens said...

I like the pics in the Home decor magz :) They are really gratifying and satisfying... and i go dreaming ;) :) :)

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Ayurveda is an interesting one. I've researched holistic medicine for myself quite a while ago and it came into play for one of my stories.

Schatzi said...

I do read books about gardening, too, but a lot of them tend to be in my elderly reference material section, like Sunset books from the 70s or books on fragrant flowers from 1910.

Novroz said...

I should have put origami in mine too...I don't really understand the question till I read few replies.

Mine is about superstitious in Japan

Tina Kubala said...

I'm too impatient to get good at origami. I bought a book on paper craft for the origami section and ended up discovering decoupage instead.

naida said...

I like those home decor books myself, they give me inpsiration!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

gnoegnoe said...

Since you are an expert on origami books... :P Do you happen to know if the Master of Origami David Mitchell is one and the same as Mitchell the author of Cloud Atlas?

I've been wondering about this for a while now. On Amazon the books appear to be of 1 person but I'm really not sure if that's correct; it's probably an automatic process that links the titles together by name.

krish said...

Exactly! I have some diet books in which horribly blank food which you ll know it is would be made to look unbelievably delicious! O that reminds me.. I was just looking for ayurveda related blogs and i saw this super cool post.. HERE... check it out!