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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! 3d
Theaelizabet See you then! 3d
Rachel_nyc Looking forward to it! 3d
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Cathythoughts Thankyou for including me. I would love to see the discussion... 👍🏻♥️ 3d
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts Of course, you‘ve been reading along! 💜 3d
MicheleinPhilly I‘m gonna have to set my alarm. 😂 3d
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly Am I making a mistake in the time? That‘s certainly possible ☺️. How late is it in Philadelphia? 3d
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. 😒 3d
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. 3d
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) 3d
Izai.Amorim That's 8 pm continental time, right? (CET) (edited) 3d
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. 3d
CarolynM Thanks for including me too. I'm very interested in how everyone responds to this wonderful book.🙂 3d
vivastory The love for this one has been unanimous, so I'm really looking forward to our discussion! 3d
sisilia I‘m so excited for this 😃 2d
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 ☺️ 2d
sprainedbrain Looking forward to it! 2d
GatheringBooks awesome! i finished reading the book! :) ready to discuss. 🧚🏼‍♀️ 2d
BarbaraBB @Izai.Amorim Yes! 2d
LeahBergen I‘ll try to be home (and available) for this discussion! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
youneverarrived I‘ll be there 😁 2d
Reviewsbylola I‘m not sure I love Cassandra. 😬 2d
mklong I‘ll be visiting family in Alabama, but will try to sneak away! If not, I‘ll check in when I‘m home on Sunday. 2d
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola she‘s horrible. And yet..! I love hearing your opinion on her! 2d
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! Marking my calendar 📆 soooo much to discuss 1d
GatheringBooks i may be late for the discussion (singapore time) but really looking forward to it! 1d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Started this one. Many people around here seems so excited about it... I didn't know it was first published in 1962.

LeahBergen I hope you like it (and that you want to read along with some of the other #NYRBBookClub picks 😃). 3d
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts! I‘m reading along with this gang for the next one too ( After Claude -their June Pick- ) I loved Cassandra ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 3d
Izai.Amorim @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts So far I'm enjoying it... Read along is a possibility, as long as it's no Rushdie 😆. (Strange, can‘t edit posts on my Android, only on iOS)... (edited) 3d
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vivastory I hope you love it! 3d
Suet624 Oh, I‘m so glad you‘re reading it. I hope you like it. 1d
Izai.Amorim @Suet624 It's a very intriguing book. Your perception of what is going on keeps changing as you read. The funny quotes don't feel so funny after a while. It seems to me that both sisters have a serious identity problem. 1d
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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My rather restrained book haul. The tagged book is for #NYRBBookClub & I was unaware of the Hughes until last month. I loved her book In A Lonely Place, so I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Unfortunately I have to return it to Amazon for another copy due to a bent & torn cover, probably due to it being forced into my mailbox.

saresmoore Please disregard the comment on my previous post. 😅 Such a bummer that it was damaged! 4d
LeahBergen Oh, you ordered the other Hughes! 👏🏻👏🏻 I hope someone picks it soon. 😆 3d
BarbaraBB I thought you said you ordered only one this time 😉?! But that is damaged is a shame, I hope they‘ll send you a new one! 3d
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vivastory @BarbaraBB I thought about ordering only one, then I regained my sanity 😄 They are going to send me a new one, but their packaging has really declined. 3d
BarbaraBB I never order from Amazon anymore because of their shipping costs. I only order from BookDepository now. They are way cheaper, it only takes longer for your books to arrive. And their customer service is great. Also, “regained my sanity” 😂😂 2d
ValerieAndBooks Packaging issues is why I cancelled my amazon prime membership a while ago !! Books should be treated with more respect 😑. 10h
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After Claude | Iris Owens
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I was able to find a very neat used copy of the next #NYRBBookClub selection through an Amazon Marketplace indie bookseller. It arrived neatly wrapped and with the cutest note!

Yes, AL (age 83), I will be glad to leave you a stellar review. 😊

TrishB How cute 😁 4d
squirrelbrain Awwww how sweet! 4d
GingerAntics That‘s so cute! 4d
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CouronneDhiver Love that! 4d
Cinfhen OMG!! I want to order from her!!!! 4d
JennyM ♥️ 4d
BarbaraBB This is really sweet 💜 4d
BookwormM We ordered from EBay once as the seller was 8 and selling old games so he could buy a new one his description was so cute 4d
Leftcoastzen Nice! 4d
MicheleinPhilly OMG. That is ADORABLE. 4d
vivastory I love this! Much better than my package. One of my books was bent & the cover torn due to the USPS employee shoving it in my mailbox. 😡😠 4d
saresmoore @vivastory Uuuuugh, that‘s terrible! Will you be able to return it, maybe? 4d
vivastory Yeah. I've already submitted a request. It's annoying though because for some reason my apartment office is no longer signing for packages. So it unfortunately might become more frequent. 4d
saresmoore @vivastory Well, that sucks. I‘ve had a lot of issues with Amazon books arriving damaged, so I‘ve mostly veered toward Barnes & Noble when I need a good price. They tend to take care with their packaging, at least. 4d
AlaMich What a sweet note! 4d
LeahBergen Awww! This is darling! ❤️ 3d
sisilia That‘s so cute!! 3d
Lindy sweet! 3d
ValerieAndBooks Very sweet! At first I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, thinking that the wrapped book was in the upper right corner and wondered why you‘d paste the nyrb title over it 😂. 2d
emilyhaldi Oh. My god 😭 literally crying. I'm off to search for some goods sold by Al 💗 1d
Suet624 I‘ve been finding my books in Better World Books. Inexpensive and supports literacy programs. They send really sweet emails, but nothing like that note. 😀 1d
saresmoore @Suet624 Yes! I love Better World Books. We actually sourced used copies from them to stock my college bookstore. I‘ve been willing to use Amazon a bit more since our little co-op school benefits via the Smile program. 1d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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4⭐️ I love this witty novel. I enjoyed the interactions between Cassie and Jude. They are what we call “same same but different” 😆 I adore the Edwards - what a charming little family! The reference to Anatomy of Melancholy got me excited. I have a copy of that NYRB Classics; staring at me from the bookshelves with great intimidation 🙈 #NYRBBookclub #NYRBClassics

saresmoore Great photo! You will read all of the NYRB classics before long! 5d
Leftcoastzen It was hard to find a copy of Anatomy of Melancholy,I found one but haven‘t read it yet. 5d
batsy Same same but different! Yes 😆 5d
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LeahBergen I loved that family, too. 👍🏻 5d
rubyslippersreads Isn‘t Anatomy of Melancholy one of the books Francie checks out of the library in 5d
sisilia @rubyslippersreads Oh yes! She‘s working her way through Bs 😆 (for Burton) 5d
sisilia @saresmoore 🙈 More than 500 books in total 🤪 5d
sisilia @Leftcoastzen I flipped through the pages; it‘s not going to be an easy read - probably worse than Dostoyevsky 5d
sisilia @batsy Yay! 🙌🏻 Malaysia surely uses the same phrase 😁 5d
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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! 5d
saresmoore 😅 Yes! ♥️👌 5d
vivastory Perfect! Yes, charming AND infuriating. 😄👌 5d
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batsy I love this ❤️ perfect review. 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Your review! 💙 5d
CarolynM Yes, I loved her but her behaviour was really bad! 5d
BarbaraBB Haha, well spoken! 💜 5d
LeahBergen 😆 Oh, exactly!! 5d
Cathythoughts Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
youneverarrived 😂 well said 5d
readordierachel Love this review 😆😆 4d
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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! 👏🏻👏🏻 5d
BarbaraBB Oooh you‘ve given it to the peer pressure. And you‘re right to! Such a great book 💜 5d
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Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
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I moved this week and, of course, the books are being unpacked first. 😁 In the lower right are the read-owned nyrb books. The rest are TBR. :-o

#nyrbbookclub, @BarbaraBB @Billypar @vivastory

Billypar Gorgeous! Do you find yourself stopping what you're doing and just gazing at them? 6d
BarbaraBB Unbelievable. I didn‘t even know there were so many! You don‘t need to buy any for the #NYRBBookClub I suppose? And I love the size of your TBR 😍😍 6d
Theaelizabet Just...wow. 6d
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Liz_M @Billypar They've been on the shelves for all of 14 hours, but are strategically placed in the view of my reading chair, so there will be much gazing . 😁 6d
Liz_M @BarbaraBB The nyrb catalog is extensive. This is probably less than 20% of a complete set. I don't, for example, own After Claude. :-S 6d
Liz_M @Theaelizabet NYC bookstores are dangerously stocked with used editions. 😁 6d
vivastory This is fantastic! I have had good luck with finding them at Half Price Books. 6d
LeahBergen OHMYGOD. This is stunning! 😍😍😍 6d
hilded Fantastic! Hope your move went well 😊 6d
CafeMom That is one organized and colorful book shelf. 5d
sisilia 😍 Wonderful! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one with bulging NYRB TBR 😆 4d
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 4d
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 4d
Liz_M @hilded Moving isn't easy, so there were some difficulties. But the actual day of the move was perfectly smooth. 😀 4d
hilded @Liz_M No, I know - it‘s pretty life consuming, especially when selling the old place. But glad the moving day itself went well 😊 4d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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I took this book pretty much everywhere with me over the past two weeks & Cassandra‘s narrow, exclusive world infiltrated my reality. The titular character‘s keen self-awareness and her passive, philosophical observations established her unique voice from the start and laid the foundation for a close-knit cast of characters who live only in subordination to her whims. This novel is tight and intentional throughout; I enjoyed every sentence of it.

saresmoore #NYRBBookClub Cassandra is back on the shelf! I think I‘m going to need to carve out more NYRB real estate in the coming months... 1w
Leftcoastzen Beautiful review.I seldom have felt so immersed. 1w
TrishB Lovely review 😁 I‘m definitely getting to this one. 1w
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Tamra That‘s a definitive recommend! 1w
vivastory Lovely review. Tight & intentional, great way of phrasing it. But it felt effortless, too. 1w
saresmoore @TrishB There‘s peer pressure coming from all sides, hey? 😆 1w
saresmoore @Tamra I found it to be exceptional! 1w
saresmoore @vivastory I totally agree. There‘s some genuine talent/gifting in this kind of writing. 1w
Suet624 I‘m sad it‘s done. I loved it. And I love this photo. (edited) 1w
saresmoore @Suet624 I‘m always trying to get creative with the photos! 🙃 1w
Suet624 It shows. 💕💕 1w
BarbaraBB It really is exceptional. Also, you have an amazing collection of NYRB! And more is on its way 😀 1w
LeahBergen Yes! Nicely reviewed AND photographed. 😍😍😍 1w
Cathythoughts Beautiful elegant review 👍🏻✨ 1w
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Good thing they‘re small books! 😆 7d
saresmoore @LeahBergen 😘♥️ 7d
saresmoore @Cathythoughts Thank you! ♥️ 7d
Liz_M Small books? Clearly you don't own Life & Fate 😜 6d
saresmoore @Liz_M Ha! Not yet! 🙃 6d
sisilia Nice stack! 😍 5d
emilyhaldi Fab review 5d
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