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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Are you ready for discussing Cassandra? Everyone is welcome to join the first #NYRB discussion on Saturday May 25 at 2 PM EST.

I have the feeling we all love Cassandra but there‘s still a lot to talk about!

@vivastory and I have come up with some questions and hope to share them with all of you! Please tune in here at 2 PM!


saresmoore I‘m looking forward to it! 15h
Theaelizabet See you then! 15h
Rachel_nyc Looking forward to it! 15h
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Cathythoughts Thankyou for including me. I would love to see the discussion... 👍🏻♥️ 15h
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Of course, you‘ve been reading along! 💜 15h
MicheleinPhilly I‘m gonna have to set my alarm. 😂 15h
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly Am I making a mistake in the time? That‘s certainly possible ☺️. How late is it in Philadelphia? 15h
MicheleinPhilly No, it‘s the opposite - it will be 9 a.m. in Philly. Which I‘ll probably be wide awake for truthfully because my body likes to sleep in Mon. through Fri. and pop up at 7 on the weekend. 😒 14h
Suet624 I have a Bernie Sanders rally that I‘m working at. I‘m booked from 10:30 to 3. I guess I can just add comments when I‘m done. 13h
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly It should be 2 PM EST! I‘ll change that. Maybe that will be easier for you too @Suet624 although I don‘t want to keep you from working for Bernie Sanders!! (edited) 12h
Izai.Amorim That's 8 pm continental time, right? (CET) (edited) 12h
Samplergal I‘ll be there. I‘m just back from Mexico and haven‘t touched it. I‘ll have a lot if not all read by then. 12h
CarolynM Thanks for including me too. I'm very interested in how everyone responds to this wonderful book.🙂 12h
vivastory The love for this one has been unanimous, so I'm really looking forward to our discussion! 11h
sisilia I‘m so excited for this 😃 9h
batsy Looking forward! It'll be 2am here so I'll most likely be asleep, but I'll add with comments later when I'm up ☺️ 7h
sprainedbrain Looking forward to it! 6h
GatheringBooks awesome! i finished reading the book! :) ready to discuss. 🧚🏼‍♀️ 6h
BarbaraBB @Izai.Amorim Yes! 5h
LeahBergen I‘ll try to be home (and available) for this discussion! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2h
youneverarrived I‘ll be there 😁 1h
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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I started After Claude on Audible 🎧.
#NYRB Harriet is hard work 😳 Words are her armour. Still , I want to find out more about her .... interesting pick 👍🏻

LeahBergen My copy won‘t arrive for a couple of weeks (but I‘m sure I‘ll find something to read around here while I wait 😆). 3d
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen I‘m sure you‘ll find some old thing to keep you going 😂👍🏻 3d
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I worry about you running out of books to read. 😂 3d
BarbaraBB Ooh you already started! I‘m waiting for my copy! Is it good? 15h
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB Harriet has my interest .... 👍🏻♥️😉 15h
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Oh Cassandra. You impetuous, aggressive, charismatic, charming, infuriating little shit. I just want to swaddle you in a blanket and keep you safe and then wring your neck. I love you. Be well. 5🌟 #nyrb #nyrbbookclub

Leftcoastzen 😂you nailed it! 3d
saresmoore 😅 Yes! ♥️👌 3d
vivastory Perfect! Yes, charming AND infuriating. 😄👌 3d
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batsy I love this ❤️ perfect review. 3d
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Your review! 💙 3d
CarolynM Yes, I loved her but her behaviour was really bad! 3d
BarbaraBB Haha, well spoken! 💜 3d
LeahBergen 😆 Oh, exactly!! 3d
Cathythoughts Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3d
youneverarrived 😂 well said 3d
readordierachel Love this review 😆😆 2d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Jumping on the #nyrbbookclub train, if you‘ll have me. And let's face it, you might as well, because I'm just going to stalk the hashtag anyway. 😁 #nyrb

LeahBergen Haha! Perfect! 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
BarbaraBB Oooh you‘ve given it to the peer pressure. And you‘re right to! Such a great book 💜 3d
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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I had to triple check the votes, but After Claude is the #NYRBBookClub selection! What a lively voting process & a narrow win! In the Café of Lost Youth & A Meaningful Life tied at 5, After Claude squeaked ahead with 7. Great job nominating 3 fascinating selections @emilyhaldi !

AlaMich This sounds so good! I‘m a #nyrb fan but I hadn‘t seen this one before. Stacked! 6d
mklong I would say “time to go shopping,” but I might have already bought all three last night 🙈 6d
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Cathythoughts Great !! I‘ll get After Claude sorted & in my possession in the next few days ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
saresmoore Woohoo! (I would‘ve been happy with any of the three.) 6d
youneverarrived This sounds brill! Off to order it now 😁 6d
vivastory @mklong Ha! I was tempted to do likewise, but I managed to show some restraint & just now ordered 2. 6d
vivastory @Cathythoughts Great! I hadn't heard of it before it was nominated, so I'm pretty curious about it 6d
vivastory @saresmoore Same here! I'm hard pressed to think of another publisher as consistently reliable in terms of quality 6d
vivastory @youneverarrived I just ordered mine & I had to order a second NYRB, to keep it company while it was in the mail 😄 6d
vivastory @AlaMich It was new to me as well! 6d
BarbaraBB @mklong 😂😂😂. Love it! Love this #nyrbbookclub. We‘re obsessed! 6d
BarbaraBB @vivastory I ordered mine too and to keep it company I bought 😱 6d
merelybookish Neither library has this book so I was forced to buy it. 😏 But I did check the library first. Both of them! 6d
youneverarrived 😂 I did the same. Would have been rude not to 😉 6d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have The Other already and (if the voting order still hands) hope to put it up for the October selection. 😄 6d
LeahBergen I‘m feeling all smug that I managed to order only this one, solitary NYRB. 😏 (okay, I confess to ordering four #PersephoneBooks , too 😆😆😆). 6d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen That would be great! And I bought two Persephones too... 6d
Theaelizabet Looking forward to another round! @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have a couple of Persephones on my radar. 6d
BarbaraBB @merelybookish So sorry for you 😉😀 6d
LeahBergen Who needs that silly, old Book of the Month Club monthly choice when we have an even BETTER club with a monthly choice??? Right?? #BESTCLUBEVER 6d
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet This is getting dangerous. 😆 6d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Correction: Make that THREE 😆😆 6d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This IS getting dangerous 🤣 6d
Rachel_nyc This book club is the best! My tbr exploded with NYRB books since @vivastory started it and since I‘m having brunch dangerously close to the Strand bookstore this weekend, I have a feeling I‘m going to be bringing a few home. 6d
saresmoore @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Can you believe I managed to only buy the tagged book? Well, I had already ordered three Persephones and four other NYRBs...the same day... 🙊 6d
MicheleinPhilly Feeling smug because both selections are ones I already owned. 😉 5d
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly nice work on your part! 5d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I can't wait to hear your thoughts on 5d
vivastory @merelybookish That's impressive responsibility on your part! I didn't even bother checking 😂 5d
vivastory @LeahBergen I don't own a single Persephone. I think I'm overdue! 5d
vivastory @LeahBergen Also, I 💯 agree that our picks are so much better than BOTM. I am probably going to cancel my BOTM subscription. The money I save will pay for another NYRB 😄 5d
vivastory @Rachel_nyc Brunch & The Strand? Isn't that what the cool kids call, "living your best life"?! Enjoy!! 5d
vivastory @saresmoore I expect a picture of that haul! 😄 5d
vivastory @MicheleinPhilly Ha! I mean, statistically speaking there will probably be a month where I will already own the selection..but I know I'd probably still get one. You know, restore my equilibrium & what not 😂 5d
sisilia I‘m so glad to be in this #nyrbbookclub 😘 I‘m looking forward to my upcoming NYC trip, and am going to hunt for obscure NYRB titles. Fingers crossed I won‘t exceed my luggage limit 🤣 5d
saresmoore @sisilia Media mail the excess! 😄 5d
batsy Yay! I was excited about the results because this seemed like a close race 😁 All the titles sound amazing. I only ordered the one because I think I'm trying to be on a book-buying ban 😂😂 #onlyNYRBsallowed #itsnotworking 5d
Rachel_nyc @vivastory 🤣🤣Definitely. 5d
LeahBergen @saresmoore You were very restrained. 😂 5d
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Let‘s see how long we can keep your streak going. 😆 5d
LeahBergen @vivastory Yep. You may need to try one. I‘ll have to ponder on which one might suit you ... 🤔 5d
emilyhaldi The #NYRBfever is real!!! 🤪 I love it! I would love to see the spikes in NYRB website orders on the 16th of every month... 5d
emilyhaldi @Rachel_nyc have you been to Alabaster Bookshop before?! Right around the corner from the strand... the cutest little used book shop and last time I went they had tons of NYRBs!!! Check it out if you get the chance 😉 5d
emilyhaldi @MicheleinPhilly yay!! Finally someone else who owns this one 😁 I was almost beginning to feel guilty that I've enabled so much book spending around here 😆 5d
sisilia Ooohh I‘ve been to Alabaster @emilyhaldi Will pop in to see their collections 5d
emilyhaldi Such a hidden gem!! @sisilia 5d
Rachel_nyc @emilyhaldi I haven‘t but I‘m excited to check it out. Thanks! 5d
rubyslippersreads I‘ll try to join in on this one; it sounds interesting. 3d
vivastory @rubyslippersreads You should definitely join! 👏 19h
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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All the stars. ✨✨✨✨✨Loved this one. I could listen to Cassandra‘s thoughts & conversations all day! AND Judes & Granny‘s & PaPa‘s. Loved the feel of being in this book. It felt real & authentic & was completely engaging & insightful .. in a deadpan sort of way.
“We‘ve got stars named after us and what‘s wrong with that - nothing & everything. “

Tanisha_A Beautiful review! Look forward to reading this someday! 6d
BarbaraBB Great review. I could listen to her all day too. Well said ❤️ 6d
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Thanks! It‘s very good indeed 👍🏻 6d
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks. And great pick 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 6d
batsy I love your review, Cathy. I felt the same. I could listen in to their conversations all day. And Cassandra's POV was so much like reading the journal of a fiercely intelligent, enchanting, exasperating person. 6d
saresmoore Great review, Cathy! 6d
LeahBergen Wonderful review! 👏🏻👏🏻 6d
vivastory Very well said. Great review! 6d
Cathythoughts @vivastory thankyou. I would be happy just to come along for the ride ... I wouldn‘t have the first clue how to find or pick book for this Bookclub challenge. But I‘m delighted with these new discoveries 👍🏻♥️ 6d
Cathythoughts @vivastory if that‘s ok ! Thankyou 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou friend. Must investigate other books by this writer ♥️👍🏻 6d
Cathythoughts @saresmoore @LeahBergen ahhh Ladies thankyou !! It‘s not my forte( reviews) , so it‘s nice of ye to say so & speaks volumes for the book 😁👍🏻♥️ (edited) 6d
vivastory You're more than welcome to join in with the discussions! I always enjoy your posts! 6d
Cathythoughts @vivastory cool 👍🏻. I‘ll read them anyway , your a great Litten to organize this ♥️ (edited) 6d
TrishB Lovely 💕 want to read even more now! 5d
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘d be interested to hear your opinion on it ♥️👍🏻 5d
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There is a new(ish) #nyrb translation of this #1001books. And a goodreads nyrb-group will be reading this and discussing it with the translator in June:
#comment_191469284" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19632217-max-havelaar-or-the-coffee-auction...

#nyrbbookclub, @vivastory

Liz_M Huh, wow. copy-pasting links into the web app sure looks weird. @litsy 7d
Theaelizabet @Liz_M I‘m a very lax member of that group, too. I‘ll find you over there. 7d
BarbaraBB This is an obligatory read for Dutch kids in high school, the reason why most of us hate it 😂 7d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Back to the NYRB shelf with you, little book. I award you 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

A cleverly witty novel, written with such elegant intensity that I couldn‘t put it down and yet almost dreaded to pick it up again when I did.

What a great start to our #NYRBBookClub and a perfect first choice, @BarbaraBB ! I‘m looking forward to our end-of-the-month discussion.


saresmoore Well said! I am feeling the same way about it. 1w
Leftcoastzen Right!? I savored this book. 1w
merelybookish So much love for Cassandra! 1w
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Liz_M Beautiful picture! 1w
Theaelizabet Agree with everything you wrote...and I want that shelf! 1w
vivastory Definitely a 5 ⭐book for me. I won't be forgetting Cassandra anytime soon. 1w
batsy A fantastic book! And a fabulous shelf 😍 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m seeing all the love for Cassandra! Your shelf 😍 1w
Kalalalatja That shelf 😍😍 1w
BarbaraBB What a gorgeous shelf and I agree that I also dreaded picking the book up again. I think I dreaded finishing it! 1w
Tanisha_A Oh my, that shelf! 🤩 1w
Amyegia Loooove this book! 1w
sisilia Whoooaaaa I love the row of NYRBs 😍 3d
emilyhaldi Dying for a full view of that NYRB shelf 😍 3d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Here I go! I‘m still on the first chapter but already captivated. 👍🏻


Mdargusch I have this but I haven‘t had time to start it. It‘s getting good reviews. 👍🏼 2w
Theaelizabet Enjoy! 2w
Leftcoastzen It is captivating! 2w
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BarbaraBB Enjoy 💕 2w
batsy Can't wait to see what you think! 2w
Aimeesue Oooh, I have that one! I haven't read it yet, though. 2w
LeahBergen @Mdargusch I‘m really enjoying it! 2w
LeahBergen @batsy So far, so good! 👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen @Aimeesue You should read it this month and join in for our discussion 👍🏻 2w
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Maybe I will! 2w
Reviewsbylola When do we discuss? I‘ve got a few books I have to get to before this one. 1w
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola At the end of the month, I believe? 1w
vivastory I can't wait to see what you think. I adored it! 1w
BarbaraBB End of the month indeed, @Reviewsbylola @LeahBergen. I think @vivastory will set a date? Did you get my email Scott? 💕 6d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I will check tonight. 🙌 6d
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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The Dud Avocado has been quite a ride! Looking up from the book and realizing I wasn‘t actually in Paris in 1955 was disorienting. Sally Jay might not be the most sympathetic or likable of characters, but her immaturity and self-absorption are pretty authentic for a 22 year old. And it‘s FUNNY!!

BarbaraBB I have heard so many good things about this one! 2w
merelybookish This book is a delight! 🥑💚 2w
AlaMich @BarbaraBB it‘s a great book. There is no plot to speak of, so if that is a bookish pet peeve of yours, steer clear. You are just along for the ride with Sally Jay. 😊 2w
AlaMich @merelybookish It is! One Amazon review I read complained that Sally Jay doesn‘t do any thing positive or contribute in any way. Really?! 🙄 2w
merelybookish @AlaMich What a downer! I'd choose hanging out with Sally Jay over that reviewer any day! 2w
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