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monalyisha
Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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“Ocean. When I think that word, I want to be immersed in it and at the same time contain it all. Great green deeps of ocean. A medium of motion and being. And of course the sharks. Walking on the ground is not comparable to that underwater flying, green water touching every part.“

📸: Alison Bounce

vivastory This is one of the books I read with #NYRBBookClub It was one of my favorites. It didn't go in directions that I thought it would. In a good way. 1mo
JamieArc This sounds kind of wonderful and that photo 😍😍😍 1mo
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sisilia
Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story | Glenway Wescott
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4⭐️ I reread this with my IRL bookclub and I loved it the same. My favorite character is Mrs. Cullen 😍 I can see myself in her 🤭 but not with a hawk. A raven is more likely 🐦‍⬛

Leftcoastzen Great read 3mo
batsy Love this book! 3mo
sisilia I read this 3 years ago with #nyrbbookclub … Glad to reread it this year. It‘s much better than his other book Apartment in Athen @Leftcoastzen @batsy 3mo
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Reggie
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Twainy My input would be. Well, it‘s a book. With pages. And words. Next. 7mo
TrishB 😂😂 somewhere between 1&2! With a few eye rolls. 7mo
BiblioLitten 3!! Go for 3! 😄 7mo
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batsy 3...but the heart says 2 😂 7mo
Amor4Libros Agree with @batsy 🤣🤣 7mo
Bette Hmmm, toss up, but 2 sure would be fun to watch. 😆 7mo
rabbitprincess Definitely the baked goods option 😄 7mo
Bookwormjillk 3 with a few diplomatic points thrown in because someone might feel the same but is afraid to say it 7mo
dabbe Totally with @batsy on this. Would LOVE to see #2 in action, though! 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I want to do 2... But as a hostess I'd prefer 3 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
Cinfhen I find the BEST discussions are usually when I/we politely disagree on a book, but of course it‘s after I‘ve enjoyed the baked goods and had my fill of wine 🍷❤️😉 Go For It, Reggie! Burn the place down with your wit and charm xx 7mo
Cinfhen And #CuriousMinds want to know…what was the book???? 7mo
RaeLovesToRead I have totally number 2-ed at several book clubs before. In fact, I can think of several books I'm STILL ANNOYED ABOUT! 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
RaeLovesToRead Also, a 4th option... have you considered sharing your opinion through the medium of Puppets? "Well personally, I enjoyed the book, but Mr Snuggles has a few things to say..." (at this time, whip out a hand puppet and let rip. If anyone complains, look innocent and point at the puppet #bookclubtactics) 7mo
RamsFan1963 While option #2 would be the most emotionally satisfying one, I'd probably go with #3 so it least I'd get fed and could keep my negativity to a minimum. 7mo
Ruthiella Definitely the sock puppet option! 😂 7mo
Susanita You can‘t do worse than an old guy in my mystery book club who walked into our 7:00 at 6:59. He threw the book on the table and said he hated it. The meeting went downhill from there. (I actually liked the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️) 7mo
Susanita @Cinfhen I find that the best discussions are when nobody likes the book so we spend the meeting trashing it. 😎 7mo
Jas16 I was in a book club with one of my best friends and we strongly disagree about almost every book so we rarely had a meeting where everyone agreed. I think that makes it more interesting and you should share how you really feel. 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl My motto is there isn‘t any book that‘s to everyone‘s taste. Your views are your views. In a book club everyone‘s point of view should be appreciated… But I would certainly enjoy option 1 & 2. Now that would be a book club meeting to remember.. especially so it there was popcorn involved !🍿🤣 (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen Oh the joys of bookclub @Susanita !!!! 7mo
RaeLovesToRead What was the book? 7mo
Reggie @RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen the book was The Enchanted Hacienda. 7mo
vivastory The most memorable #NYRBBookClub discussions for me were at the opposite ends of the spectrum: they were months when the vast majority loved the selection or the months when they hated it 7mo
merelybookish I was hoping for an exciting report and am slightly disappointed to hear it was all quite civilized. 😂 7mo
Bookzombie I quite like all three options and probably would pay to see #2 in action. I‘m glad your discussion went well though. 🙂 7mo
sarahbarnes Would‘ve given a lot to see option 2! 😁 7mo
Rissreads Aghh Reggie, isn‘t life wonderful! ♥️ 7mo
Centique Oh my god i wish id seen this earlier and could have begged you to mske some drama. 😂😂 Perhaps next time you could say “im going to express my opinions in the form of interpretive dance” and then stomp all over the baked goods 😂😂 7mo
Centique My only book club experience though (which i may have said already) was a bunch of very polite women lawyers who would grit their teeth about the book i chose and say “i just dont like books about people who make bad decisions” 🤯 7mo
kspenmoll Seems like #2 is the winner! I agree with many here. There is more to discuss when people have divergent views. 6mo
kspenmoll By the way, Happy Litsyversary!!! 7 yrs🎉🎉👏🏻 6mo
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BarbaraBB
Katalin Street | Magda Szabo
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The past is never settled in this unsettling novel by Magda Szabo.
The murder of young Henriette in WWII has a lasting effect on all of the three families that had been peacefully living closely together in Budapest until the. Her death is symbolic for all that happens in the book during the war and the communist period afterwards. In their complicated attempts to save one another, the characters are just as likely to destroy one another. ⬇️

BarbaraBB I have now read three of her books and all are fantastic. My favorite is 8mo
Ruthiella Awesome! I still need to read her. 8mo
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BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I missed out when the #NYRBBookClub read this one. But am glad I finally catched up! 8mo
vivastory There is a new one, recently published by NYRB 8mo
vivastory BTW I still can't decide if I liked this one or Iza's Ballad more 8mo
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇭🇺 8mo
Librarybelle Stacking! 8mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory I forgot about that! Have you read it already or heard good things about it? 8mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB I haven't read it. I received it last week in my NYRB order. Definitely looking forward to it. 8mo
batsy This was a pick for me, too! I think I prefer Iza's Ballad a bit more (these are the only two I've read). 8mo
Suet624 Szabo. 💕 7mo
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sarahbarnes
Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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I finally read this book during my long weekend away after seeing rave reviews from #nyrbbookclub. I loved it so much and can count Cassandra as one of my favorite characters in literature. ♥️ Exquisitely written and a fabulous story.

Suet624 Still top of my list as a fantastic read. 8mo
batsy I can still remember when we first read it for #nyrbbookclub! So good. 8mo
Ruthiella Great novel with a difficult protagonist. 8mo
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BarbaraBB So glad you read it and felt like we did - not that I doubted that 😀 8mo
vivastory One of my favorite reading experiences of all time, wisely nominated by @barbarabb to inaugurate the #NYRBBookClub 💙 8mo
sarahbarnes I could‘ve guessed that this one was nominated by @BarbaraBB @vivastory! Such a great book I agree. 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Ever since the #NYRBbookclub read Malcom‘s In the Freud Archives , I seem to be finding Malcolm‘s or they keep finding me. Goodwill!

batsy Wow, nice find! Love the serendipity. This is one I really want to read. 10mo
Leftcoastzen @batsy Serendipity one of my favorite things , I need to go slow enough to let it happen!😃 10mo
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Leftcoastzen
Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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#MayMontage #InvolvesAWedding Even though our #NYRBBookclub disbanded awhile ago, many of the titles we read stuck with me. This one would definitely be in the top 3 of all of them.

TheBookHippie I love these books. 10mo
Leftcoastzen @TheBookHippie yes their editors find great titles to get back into print. 10mo
Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻 10mo
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merelybookish One of many highlights!! 10mo
sarahbarnes I wasn‘t part of the book club for this one, but I have a copy and hope to read it soon! 10mo
Cuilin Great book. I enjoyed the movie adaptation too. 10mo
Leftcoastzen @Cuilin I haven‘t watched the film yet , thanks for the reminder! 10mo
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish I know, right? 10mo
LeahBergen I loved this one, too! 10mo
batsy Memories! This was so good. 10mo
youneverarrived Would be in my top 3 too! (edited) 10mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes Please do! It‘s fantastic! 10mo
BarbaraBB Yes!! It would be in my top 3 too. So good! Missing @vivastory 💔 10mo
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB I‘m hoping to get to it this summer! And I know, I miss him too. 💔 10mo
Leftcoastzen @BarbaraBB I miss him too! 10mo
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GatheringBooks
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#TemptingTitles Day 26: #WithAntonyms - I got this from a list curated by Goodreads and the #NYRBBookClub cover caught my eye.

Eggs Brilliant ❣️ 10mo
CatMS Love Collette. 10mo
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