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: short stories and novellas. Love ‘em, hate ‘em? Which authors excel at them, and how do they differ from the longer works by the same writers?
hat tip to sic humor

One caveat: because we’re here to use our words, this is a NO GIF/YouTube/social media embed zone (the OTs are full of clutter, and I want to keep that out of this thread).


upcoming topics:
6/27: mature content (h/t snugglewumps)
7/4: America the beautiful
7/11: mini author spotlights – name an author, opine about their best and worst, themes, etc. (h/t snugglewumps)
7/18: imprimaturs (h/t a quiet storm)
7/25: read in order
8/1: a writer’s fiction vs. non-fiction (h/t a quiet storm)
8/8: right author, wrong book (h/t enuma) (which author’s most popular works are the wrong ones taught or recommended first)
8/15: half-remembered, but never forgotten (h/t Zecko)