The Book Nook

Welcome to the Book Nook! This is the weekly thread for Avocados to discuss books we’re currently reading, recommendations, genre, and serious literary criticism.

This week’s recommended discussion: A couple of weeks ago, I had a header that was pretty much only of interest to me. I really should do a Spotlight on armchair treasure hunts if I want to generate a good conversation, instead of musing aloud and making you folks put up with a terrible discussion topic. But, it occurred to me that since one of my arguments about treasure hunt books is that they’re pretty odd, it might be fun to talk about the weirdest topics for books. Maybe you saw a strange one while browsing, maybe you sought one out. Anything arcane with a particularly narrow appeal? Something instructional that seems like it wouldn’t translate well to print? I found this while trying to find a good “book skate” image for a free skate header:
complete book of skating
I would really like to see the inside of this book, because it feels like this would make a better instructional video.

One caveat: because we’re here to use our words, this is a NO GIF/YouTube/social media embed zone. Relevant images are totally fine.

upcoming topics:
3/28: free skate