Friday, 12 June 2009

(A Very Late) Booking Through Thursday

I haven't been very good at blogging this week but today is my day to catch up. I blame my latest read for review, Breaking Up Blues, for sucking my life away. I'm currently working on a review for that so soon I'll be able to throw it in the corner of my books, never to be seen again.

My review for Will Jellyfish Rule the World is here. (Thank you for The Book Bag for tweeting it too). I don't really like that the editor turned all my quotes into italics because everything looks very emphasised but the content itself it something I'm proud of :-).

There'll be other reviews added to my blog today: One for The Hours by Michael Cunningham and one for Terminator: Salvation which I went to see last week.

In the meantime, here's my late Booking Through Thursday:

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?

While what I read isn't quite unique, these are what I'd probably class as my 'niche':

- Creative Writing Books & Magazines. As I'm working on my first novel, I'll take all the help I can get and I love reading books and magazines that give me tips on how to improve myself and the story, and give me wonderful writing exercises. I loved Mslexia and was subscribed for a year but unfortunately that subscription had to be put on hold until I make some proper money.

- The Jane Austen Regency Magazine. I'm a nerd. I subscribed to this magazine because I love Jane Austen and the magazine is full of insights into her life and times. That's pretty much all I can say about that.

- Vegan Cookbooks. I found it relatively easy to cook things without meat and fish but it gets a little complicated for lazy me when I have to find things that don't contain any dairy or eggs.

- History books. Anything to do with history and I'll devour it like a slab of chocolate. My main areas of interest are during the World Wars, the Tudor times, and the Victorian era.



Schatzi said...

I think of all the history niches I've read about this week, Tudor is the most popular. I deviated from Tudor more into Marian history, and also developed an interest in Ricardian history over the past few years.