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I checked in at the Booking Through Thursday blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:

What’s your favorite genre that other people might not read? I mean, mysteries, romances, real-crime … these are all fairly widespread categories. But real readers don’t usually limit themselves to just the “big” genres … so what’s your favorite little-known type of book? Books on dogs? Knitting books? Stories about the space race? Mathematical theory?

I like to read aviation books, especially anything pertaining to commercial jetliners. When I was a little boy, noise of jetliners was part of daily life as jumbo planes descended into the old Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport at a precarious angle. I was always fascinated by planes and the very first time flying was love at first sight. I was obsessed with everything air-travel. Now that I travel extensively for work and leisure, airports and airplanes become a second home. I read up on airport passenger terminal design, aircraft configuration, engines, and aerodynamics. A bit of a morbid fetish is the television program ACI: Air Crash Investigation, documentaries and re-enactment of crashes based on true stories.

One Response

  1. I grew up on Air Force bases, so I got used to the sound of planes flying overhead, too. That gets awkward when other people are clearly distressed by the sound of a plane or helicopter passing by and I don’t even notice.

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