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: reading spirals – when you read a book and end up reading a ton of similar books, by the same writer or on the same topic. How do recommendations play into the spiral?
hat tip to romanes eunt domus

Settle into your favorite chair, and let’s celebrate the written word.
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:
7/24: subjects in your wheelhouse and what writers get right or wrong
7/31: the meaningfulness of books set where you live (h/t to Thomas the Fifth)
8/7: favorite standalone book when you were young
8/14: generation gap
8/21: challenging books

Book Nook posts every Wednesday at 8:15 AM Eastern.