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 optional discussion topic: your local bookshop. Want to give a shout out to your favorite local bookstore? Why do you like going there? What’s the best thing you found there? Are you able to support them during a shutdown?
(hat tip to MisterSplendiferous)

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:
4/1: literary trickery
4/8: organizing your own collection – shelfies welcome
4/15: cookbooks (h/t to Lil Lentil)
4/22: rank books by author (h/t to Troubled)

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