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: happy new year! Expecting that today will be relatively quiet, it’s another holiday free skate. Share any book gifts you got, goals for the new year, or just upvote in the spirit of the season.

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. Pictures of books related to a post are fine, though.

upcoming topics:
1/8: goals for the new year
1/15: mannered prose – what works or fails (h/t to lebkuchen)
1/22: writers who ruin their own series (h/t to upvote moneydog)
1/29: short stories (h/t to Thomas the Fifth)

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