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BTT – Niche

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

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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?

My niche doesn’t seem so unique in my social circle, but in the book blogging world, it doesn’t have much of a presence that I can see so far. I own, read, and constantly refer to books about gender, sexual orientation, alternative sexuality, and subcultures connected to all of these areas. Identifying as queer, Femme, and kinky, among other IDs, it only makes sense that books like Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold, The Leather Daddy and the Femme, and Stone Butch Blues are much loved selections from my library.

What’s your niche?

Booking through Thursday

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Grabbed from Devourerofbooks (Jen) and also seen on Shhh I’m Reading and Undercover Book Lover, today’s question about “Sticky Books” was both harder and easier to answer than I anticipated. Harder in that I had to will myself not to look at my LibraryThing catalog to make sure I wasn’t missing anything important, and easier because I was able to come up with all fifteen in seven minutes.

“This can be a quick one. Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.”

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