Booking through Thursday – Niche
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?
My “niche” isn’t quite original or specific, but it is, mainly, art books – with a big interest for photography, ancient art, oriental art, renaissance painting and pre-raphaelites.
Since I’m studying art history and I’ve been doing photography for a few years, it’s unavoidable, when I enter a book store or the library, that I have to stop in the art section. I love books on genres or categories, but also books that presents an artist’s work, in parts or completely. I can stare at an image for a long time, and I do believe that an image is worth a 1000 words. To me, literature and art are linked, and I can sit and look at a book with only pictures and then say “I’ve read it”.
One of my favorite photography book is On this Earth – Photographs from East Africa by Nicky Brandt. It is simply Breath-taking : if you have to have one book of animal photography, this is the one. Here’s an idea : I think I’ll stop now and just post a 5 stars review sometime soon! Meanwhile, here’s the cover :
I could post and post and post about photography books, which makes me wonder, suddenly; why have I never done so before? Many other readers seem to be obsessed with book covers, and to be into design, graphism, photography, etc.
What about you, reader? What is your niche?
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