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: Which books are better in the language in which they were written? Even a great adaptation can miss rhythms, wordplay, or the simple untranslatability of certain cultural feelings or ideas.
hat tip to Thomas the Fifth

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:
9/26: and loser isn’t… – book awards
10/3: reading habits