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: If the idea of writing a huge Writer Spotlight is daunting, how about a mini spotlight? Name an author, tell us about their best and worst, what themes they work in, interesting facts about them or a biographical tidbit, etc.
hat tip to snugglewumps
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).
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)
8/22: essays (h/t a quiet storm)
8/29: it’s a beautiful world
9/5: favorite bookstores or libraries