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LeahBergen
School for Love | Olivia Manning
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Okay, since it‘s a little difficult to take my 700 page (hardcover!) history of the Hanoverians into the bath (I‘m blaming you, @shawnmooney ), I guess I‘ll make a start on this month‘s #NYRBBookClub pick. 😉

tpixie Lol 😂 Happy reading 4d
vivastory I too like to live dangerously. Last week I was reading a book while eating dinner (pork chop) & the edge of my my book fell on my plate, staining it 😬 Amazingly enough this is one of very few book casualties I've had over the years 4d
Leftcoastzen A wise choice! 4d
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BarbaraBB Living in the edge 🙃 4d
LeahBergen @tpixie @Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I do live dangerously. 😆 3d
LeahBergen @vivastory I‘ve always had good luck reading in the bath (touch wood ) but I DID fling red wine on my first edition of The Satanic Verses. 😮 3d
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Leftcoastzen
Red Harvest | Dashiell Hammett
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#GratefulHarvest #Harvest An icon in the Hard Boiled school of mysteries was first published in 1929 . An all time favorite of mine

vivastory I can't believe I forgot this one for the prompt! I read this a couple of months ago & loved it! Fantastic choice. 5d
Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 5d
Leftcoastzen @vivastory thank you ! I really kinda wanted to make my #NYRBbookclub picks more noir but I refrained! 5d
Leftcoastzen @Eggs thank you! 5d
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vivastory
Free Day | Ins Cagnati
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I could have used a few books for today's prompt, but I immediately thought of the tagged book read for #NYRBBookClub For some reason the passage about the multicolored #scarf that our narrator's friend bought her always stuck with me. It was a splash of color in an otherwise relentlessly bleak book. This book has continued to stay with me since reading it, one of the surprises of the year. #GratefulHarvest @eggs @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Leftcoastzen Nice pick ! I think of it too , haunted by it. 7d
Eggs Beautiful 🧣🙌🏻 7d
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Leftcoastzen
School for Love | Olivia Manning
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#NYRBbookclub Hey, there is a sale ! I have my eye on some not for the club . Their shipping isn‘t super fast , so not sure I‘d order December‘s book but maybe January? This sale on till the 22nd https://www.nyrb.com/collections/classics

Liz_M And more nyrb books are on their way to the shelves that cannot fit more books. 😳 1w
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Megabooks
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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I am ridiculously excited for this list of 16 books from @vivastory for #NewYearWhoDis!

I highlighted the covers of the ones that initially caught my fancy, but this is an epic match @monalyisha thank you!

7 was on my list, and I‘ve read and enjoyed 4, 8, 11, 12, 13. I‘m rereading The Martian Chronicles because I first read it nearly 30 years ago! #FeelingOld 😂

I‘m interested in more than these five, but I wanted highlight Scott‘s great list!

DGRachel Ooh, Firestarter is one of my favorite King novels. Say Nothing was good, too! 1w
merelybookish Scott has such eclectic good taste! He was sure to provide a good list 1w
monalyisha I love Ray Bradbury so, so much. 💖 And the Tove J. caught my eye, too! It was on a few different #NYWD lists & I added it to my personal TBR. Have fun! 1w
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monalyisha Also, George Saunders is my husband‘s favorite author. He‘s normally not a big reader but he greedily devours his short story collections! 1w
Megabooks @DGRachel I wrestled with whether to put that in the graphic. Same with the Baldwin, Didion, and The Stone Angel. TBH, there are only one or two that I‘m not interested in. Just an amazing list! I just wanted his list to be easily readable to those who are interested. I love seeing other pairs lists. 1w
Megabooks @merelybookish truth! 🙌🏻 I hope he likes my list half as much as I like his! 1w
Megabooks @monalyisha I really enjoyed the Saunders. I read A LOT of sci fi when I was younger, and I think it‘s something whose time has come to renter my TBR more often. I wanted to read the Jasson after the #NYRBBookClub reviews came in. Sounds really fantastic! 1w
squirrelbrain What a great list! ❤️ 1w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain right?!? So pleased. 1w
BarbaraBB Numbers 2,5, 14 and 15 are all fantastic !! 1w
Megabooks Passing is another one that has been on my “maybe someday list,” but I think I should move it to my definite TBR if you both liked it! 👍🏻 @BarbaraBB (edited) 1w
Cinfhen This is a great list!!! I‘m gonna read Passing for #Booked2022 #SmallScreenAdaptation 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen good prompt use! I hadn‘t thought of that. 👍🏻 I‘m so bad at knowing what‘s on tv. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I only know because I saw a Netflix sticker on a book jacket 😘 1w
Prairiegirl_reading 3 and 14 are two of my all time favourites! What a great list! Great pairing I think. 1w
vivastory @DGRachel I think it's one of his more underrated books. I'll be interested to see what the remake will be like. 1w
vivastory @monalyisha This is def one of my fave Bradbury books & I love that one of the sections is set in Independence, MO. True Deceiver kicked off my love for Tove 1w
vivastory @Cinfhen I'll be interested to see what you think of Passing 1w
Chelsea.Poole “Ridiculously excited” —> same here! 👋 that‘s a great list, have fun! 1w
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading for sure a great pairing! 1w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole fantastic!! It is!! 1w
Megabooks @vivastory like you, I‘m going to wait on purchasing until my gift cards come at Christmas 😃, but I‘ll probably read Say Nothing whenever my library hold comes in. My library does have several others, too, which is great. I‘ll definitely be reading some trickled throughout the year in addition to a few in January! 1w
SilversReviews I have only read EVERY LAST FEAR. ENJOY them all. 1w
Megabooks @SilversReviews thank you! I‘m excited! 1w
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BarbaraBB
School for Love | Olivia Manning
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#NYRBBookClub

During the closing stages of WWII recently orphaned young Felix arrives in Jerusalem at the boarding house of a sort-of-relative, the hilarious Miss Bohun.
She is taking as much money as she can from her houseguests, while also pretending to be self-sacrificing and motivated entirely by kindness.
At first the reader picks up on much more of this drama than Felix does but then a new boarder arrives, the young widow Mrs. Ellis. ⬇️

BarbaraBB ⬆️⬆️ While she keeps Felix at arm‘s length, she does share her thoughts on Miss Bohun and the world with him. A poignant story about the loss of innocence. (edited) 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB @TrishB Thank you Trish ❤️ 2w
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CarolynM I've had a copy of this on the shelf for years. Sounds like I should actually read it😆 Great review 2w
Leftcoastzen I‘ve read a couple of chapters, liking it so far! 2w
Megabooks Fantastic review! 2w
BarbaraBB @CarolynM You should! I think you‘d enjoy it as much as I did. 1w
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GatheringBooks
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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So happy to have visited Green Apple bookstore in San Francisco yesterday, and look at these #NYRBBookClub potential titles. Sadly, they don‘t have our January book title tagged here. 😭😭😭

vivastory I would go broke!! 💲📚 2w
batsy Wow 😍 2w
BiblioLitten Everything looks so inviting! Sigh🥲 2w
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BarbaraBB Wow! Did you buy any? 2w
GatheringBooks @BarbaraBB i bought the discounted ones - worth only 9 usd. And quite a few Europa Editions too that are on sale. I love their marked-down-priced books. 2w
BarbaraBB Lucky you! I hope you‘ll share a picture! 2w
Leftcoastzen Green Apple is a treasure trove! New, used, sale books , & rare! (edited) 1w
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BarbaraBB
Wittgenstein's Mistress | David Markson
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#WeeklyForecast 46/21 (more of a #restoftheyearforecast actually!)

Okay, here‘s the plan. On the left are the books I need to read to finish #Booked2021, #ReadingAsia2021, #pop21, #52booksin21 and keep up with the #NYRBbookclub.
On the right are the books I want to read (longlist #ToB22), birthday presents etc.

It seems doable I think. Now I just have to start them. Oh and the tagged book is the one I am currently reading 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

KristiAhlers I just started Still Life. I‘ve read the Matrix. Happy reading! 2w
Cinfhen It‘s a solid plan 🥰you can do it 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Great you‘ve got it all planned. 👍💪 2w
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TrishB You‘ve got this 👍🏻❤️ 2w
squirrelbrain That‘s a big forecast, but you can do it! 2w
Suet624 Good Lord! That‘s some heavy lifting. Good luck! (edited) 2w
Megabooks Quite a few books, but I know you can do it!!! 💜👍🏻 2w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Suet624 @Megabooks It‘s two books a week, that is normally no problem for me. Times just aren‘t normal unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️. We‘ll see! 2w
Chelsea.Poole Looks like some good reading ahead of you!I‘m interested in Still Life…the cover is 😍 (edited) 2w
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vivastory
In the Freud Archives | Janet Malcolm
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With the majority of the votes Janet Malcolm's In the Freud Archives will be the #NYRBBookClub January selection. Join @merelybookish & I in the new year as we read & discuss Malcolm's story of "infatuation and disappointment, betrayal and revenge". I have heard great things about Malcolm's work & it looks like it'll make for an interesting discussion!

LeahBergen 👍🏻 2w
merelybookish I am excited to read some Malcolm too! But I didnt think anyone else would want to read this. 😁 2w
batsy I'm looking forward to reading Malcolm, as well. I've enjoyed a lot of the essays I've come across. Her New Yorker piece on the Gossip Girl novels still stands out! 2w
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Cathythoughts
Vet's Daughter | Barbara Comyns
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Brilliant images and a dreamlike quality to all of this story , I felt I was floating myself , surreal , strange. I loved the image just before the very end .
She felt a ‘ strange homesickness for no home I‘d known‘

I‘m so glad she got to feel rapture :

“ He put his arms round me , and once he pressed his face against mine so that the sides of our faces touched. It was only for a moment, but then I knew what the word rapture meant “

TrishB Lovely review Cathy ♥️ 2w
LeahBergen What a great review! Now that you‘re finished you can check out the #NYRBBookClub chat about it. 😊 (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds lovely! Will put this further up my tbr. 2w
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Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s actually quite a terrible tale … but I found it powerful 2w
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😘 2w
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Thanks Leah , I‘d love to have a look at that chat. It was a strong story, upsetting… and with ancient depth 2w
batsy Love your review, Cathy! There *is* something ancient and timeless about it. 2w
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba , it‘s still going around in my mind .. a sign of a good book 2w
Centique Congrats on the rugby Cathy! Did you watch? It was too early for me - 4am. But I‘ll go watch the highlights. 2w
Cathythoughts @Centique Thanks! I only caught the end of it as we were out for afternoon tea… I heard the commentator saying we will be going to you guys next & that Ireland will receive a warm welcome in New Zealand ❤️ 2w
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