Needless to say, most writers -- me included -- depend heavily on the Internet for their research. But when I’m in a bookstore, and especially when I’m browsing the bargain racks, I just can’t resist buying those great, picture-heavy titles on a wide variety of subjects: lighthouses on the Pacific Coast, the history of the Corvette, or massage techniques. Of course, I may or may not ever use these in my writing.
But someday, if I need to have my heroine speed along the highway in her vintage Corvette to give her lover a sensuous massage in a secluded lighthouse, I’ve got the info.
What’s on your bookshelf? Do you have any unusual reference books?