Booking Through Thursday (June 11)

btt2 Book Through Thursday responses can be found here: 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?

I think there are 3 kinds of niche books that I read. First, I read many books on teaching reading in the primary grades. Some of my favorite books are:

  • Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
  • On Solid Ground by Sharon Taberski
  • Mosaic of Thought by Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmermann
  • Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades by Nell Duke and V. Susan Bennett-Armistead

My second niche includes the Prima guides for the Sims games. I have all the Prima guides for every Sims 2 expansion pack. And now that Sims 3 has come out, I am already reading the Sims 3 Prima Guide.

Finally, my third niche is everything dog related. I love to read about different dog training techniques and theories. One of my recent favorites is Control Unleashed. I participate in many dog related activities (therapy dog work, agility, and rally) so I love reading about people and their dogs.

What about you? What are some niche books you read?


4 Responses

  1. As a teacher I too have lots of books on teaching-learning. Occasionally I do glance through those.

    My eldest SIL is crazy about Sudoku and has a lot of books on the subject!

    Booking through niche

  2. I’m so enjoying looking at all the responses to this question.
    Such a varied group we are.

  3. I love reading books about dogs- training, behavior, stories, etc. The crazy thing is I don’t own a dog, and I don’t want to- but I find them fascinating. Is that crazy or what.

  4. gautami tripathy – My mom loves Sudoku and she has gotten my 9 year old nephew hooked on it too!

    Karen – I agree, this has been a great question to answer and to read all the responses too. There are so many subjects! What a great way to get to know people.

    Jeane – I think it is awesome that you enjoy reading about dogs (training, behavior, etc) and you don’t even have/want one. We should share some titles. 🙂

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