Thursday, June 11, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Niche Books

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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?"

I love reading books about fashion and style. Everything from manuals and dictionaries to histories and biographies.

A Few Examples:

Fashion Babylon
by Imogen Edwards-Jones

Things a Woman Should Know About Style by Karen Homer

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum by Kim Izzo

The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
by Alicia Drake

Front Row: Anna Wintour: The Cool Life and Hot Times of Vogue's Editor in Chief by Jerry Oppenheimer

The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers by Georgina O'Hara Callan

What about you guys? What sorts of niche books do you read?


Kat said...

I have to say that fashion is a topic that greatly scares and fascinates me at the same time haha. I do like reading about it, especially back when I was still learning how to sew. Nowadays, it's a great source of ideas for costumes of the characters I draw. Cheers!

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Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, yours is lovely! Now that you have mentioned fashion books I realised that I own a few of those myself too! Happy BTT!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I'm not much for fashion, but I love the color coordinated books in your header!

Jaimie said...

I would love to read some fashion books, how fun would that be?

Kerri said...

The Eccentric Glamour book looks fantastic, or should I say fabulous. Good post!

Sunny said...

Fashion is a fun topic!

Swingset said...

I'm not much on fashion either - my husband teases me about being stuck in the 70's - the denim era! I'll have to check out some of the fashion books you've listed!

Ladybug said...

Fashion books are great! I like read books that gives me advice on how to dress better.