My niche books

btt2This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is: What niche books do you read?

I think I read lots of niche books (when a niche is novels generally), but I certainly don’t think of them as niche books.

I read:
knitting books,
spinning books (as in making yarn).
I read
word books [such as this book I posted about and They Have a Word for It, which I recently acquired after adding it to my wish list immediately upon its release, nine years ago.] and
gluten-free cooking and baking books.

What types of books do you read that not everyone reads?


10 responses to “My niche books

  1. Have you read Word People by by Nancy C Sorel? It’s about people whose names became part of the english language (as in common nouns) and how that happened. Pretty interesting.

  2. Ooh, I’d love to have a go at making my own yarn. I’ll have to keep that in mind.

  3. Spinning mom can spin yarns. I never learnt that art from her!

    Booking through niche

  4. Word books – I’m going to have to look into some of those. Here are mine: (1) and (2)

  5. I’ve always wanted to try knitting but have never taken the time to learn.

  6. I have found myself reading craft books on occasion, which is odd, since I don’t do anything crafty, ever. Word books probably fall into my category of eccentric reference materials.

  7. Word books are close to one of my niches, grammar and language books.

  8. I also like to read books on language and linguistics (I’ve reviewed The Unfolding of Language, The Professor & The Madman, and Stories of English).

    I read and review a lot of books about religion, because I double-majored in English and Comparative Religion. I know that not a lot of people will read those, but I try to guide people towards the better ones if they are interested in it.

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