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: books as gifts. Do you have a favorite kids book you always give at baby showers or birthdays? Is there a book you received, and it was the best gift ever? Do you love selecting the perfect book for a cherished recipient? Do you hate getting books as gifts, and put them right into the donation box?
hat tip to lebkuchen

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:
10/24: geography pt. 1 – setting as character
10/31: Halloween reads
11/7: geography pt. 2 – books that can only be set where they are