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:  What makes for a good biography, memoir, or autobiography?  Historical or current, trashy or respectable, it’s a great genre.  What are some of your favorites?  Who was a surprisingly good story teller?  One of my favorites is Jon Cryer – he was candid but not dishy, honest about himself, thoughtful, and an utterly charming and engaging writer.
(hat tip to Colonel Mustard)

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. Images related to a post are fine, though.

upcoming topics:
12/16:  gateways to the classics (h/t Malice Aforethought)
12/23:  highs and lows of 2020
12/30:  ring in the new for 2021
1/6:  mash-ups and mixed elements

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