Melody

Booking Through ThursdayCheck Spelling

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?

This is another fun question this week.

Besides fictions, I also read manuals on writing, card making and drawing but that is rare as compared to the past. I suppose that is due to the time constraint since I don't find much time indulging in these hobbies anymore, except writing because I view blogging as another form of writing to me.


Lately, I picked up a book on tropical salads because I like eating them and I thought it would be interesting to come up with various forms of salads with different types of dressings. My favourites are Singapore-style Rojak and Thai Green Mango Salad.



What about you? What niche books do you read?



To all my friends who had previously left me a note:
Thank you so much for your concern! I am feeling so much better today! :-)

23 Responses
  1. violetcrush Says:

    Wow card making...I didn't know there are books on that.

    I didn't know you were sick Melody, I kind of missed that update on your wednesday post. Glad you are feeling better though :)


  2. Shari Says:

    The tropical salads cookbook sounds delish! I have never tried card-making myself. Not since school anyway.


  3. Dot Says:

    My niche books are mainly cookery ones too, there's so many to choose from!


  4. Thai Green Mango Salad sounds great. I might have to go looking for a tropical salad cookbook myself... :-)

    I had cook books on my list too, as well as sewing books, Australian history books and books about railways and steam engines.


  5. Card making book sounds great. I get sewing books for my mom.

    Booking through niche


  6. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    I generally have a hard time with books that are "how to" type books. I suppose my niche books would be my cookbooks. I can't have enough of them!


  7. Nymeth Says:

    Oooh, tropical salads! That's a book I'd be interested in for sure :)

    I'm very glad to hear you're feeling better, btw!


  8. Jacqueline C Says:

    I used to love books on drawing. I've been meaning to get back into that. Here are mine: (1) and (2)


  9. Debi Says:

    Oh my, but that tropical salads book looks good! Maybe you can take some photos of the salads you make...of course, that will only leave me salivating. :)

    Scrapbooking books would definitely be my niche read.

    Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, Melody. (I haven't been around the blogging world much lately, so I didn't know until now.) But I am very happy to hear you're feeling better...no one as sweet as you deserves to feel yucky for even one second!


  10. karen! Says:

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


  11. I am a huge fan of card making and scrapbook instructional books. As for cookbooks, I'm not much of a chef but that's definitely my boyfriend's reading niche!


  12. Jess Says:

    That Tropical Salads book looks awesome. What a great idea!


  13. Jaimie Says:

    Card-making is fun, isn't it? Those salads look good too!


  14. mattviews Says:

    I read travel books (travelogues and time-out guides), aviation, literary criticism and books on dogs. :)


  15. Now those are some nice books! Nice job!


  16. Tropical Salads sounds delicious.


  17. JoAnn Says:

    Oh...tropical salads looks delicious!!


  18. Beth F Says:

    The salad book does look yummy.


  19. I've always wanted to try my hand at card making. I tried scrap booking at one point--had so much fun doing it, but it was so time consuming.

    I bet my husband would be interested in the tropical salad book!


  20. Iliana Says:

    I wish I had more time for my card making too. Still it doesn't stop me from buying and reading through books about paper crafts! haha...

    And, hurrah for feeling better. Just in time for the weekend! :)


  21. Novroz Says:

    everyone seems to answer cooking books...too bad I don't like cooking


  22. Kristy Says:

    I'd like to see some of the cards you make sometimes. I am a big cookbook fan. I read them more than I use them. LOL.


  23. Melody Says:

    Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for your comments! I apologize for this post to all because I've been running out of time... there're so many things I need to catch up on! But I really appreciate your taking the time to comment on my blog.

    For anyone who asked me about the cards, I haven't been doing any lately. I'm satisfied enough that I've enough time for my reading!!! LOL.

    As for the salads, I haven't tried them all yet. I've only tried the Thai Green Mango Salad, and I'm grateful that I could always get our Singapore-style Rojak anywhere in our foodcourts! ;P