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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! 1d
Leftcoastzen It was hard to find a copy of Anatomy of Melancholy,I found one but haven‘t read it yet. 1d
batsy Same same but different! Yes 😆 1d
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LeahBergen I loved that family, too. 👍🏻 22h
rubyslippersreads Isn‘t Anatomy of Melancholy one of the books Francie checks out of the library in 21h
sisilia @rubyslippersreads Oh yes! She‘s working her way through Bs 😆 (for Burton) 18h
sisilia @saresmoore 🙈 More than 500 books in total 🤪 18h
sisilia @Leftcoastzen I flipped through the pages; it‘s not going to be an easy read - probably worse than Dostoyevsky 17h
sisilia @batsy Yay! 🙌🏻 Malaysia surely uses the same phrase 😁 17h
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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! 2d
saresmoore 😅 Yes! ♥️👌 2d
vivastory Perfect! Yes, charming AND infuriating. 😄👌 2d
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batsy I love this ❤️ perfect review. 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Your review! 💙 1d
CarolynM Yes, I loved her but her behaviour was really bad! 1d
BarbaraBB Haha, well spoken! 💜 1d
LeahBergen 😆 Oh, exactly!! 1d
Cathythoughts Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
youneverarrived 😂 well said 1d
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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! 👏🏻👏🏻 1d
BarbaraBB Oooh you‘ve given it to the peer pressure. And you‘re right to! Such a great book 💜 1d
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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? 2d
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 😍😍 2d
Theaelizabet Just...wow. 2d
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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 . 😁 2d
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 2d
Liz_M @Theaelizabet NYC bookstores are dangerously stocked with used editions. 😁 2d
vivastory This is fantastic! I have had good luck with finding them at Half Price Books. 2d
LeahBergen OHMYGOD. This is stunning! 😍😍😍 2d
hilded Fantastic! Hope your move went well 😊 2d
CafeMom That is one organized and colorful book shelf. 1d
sisilia 😍 Wonderful! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one with bulging NYRB TBR 😆 14h
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 4h
Liz_M @vivastory I expect, with your being the leader of the bookclub and all, for you to catch in soon. 😉 4h
Liz_M @hilded Moving isn't easy, so there were some difficulties. But the actual day of the move was perfectly smooth. 😀 4h
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 😊 4h
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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... 4d
Leftcoastzen Beautiful review.I seldom have felt so immersed. 4d
TrishB Lovely review 😁 I‘m definitely getting to this one. 4d
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Tamra That‘s a definitive recommend! 4d
vivastory Lovely review. Tight & intentional, great way of phrasing it. But it felt effortless, too. 4d
saresmoore @TrishB There‘s peer pressure coming from all sides, hey? 😆 4d
saresmoore @Tamra I found it to be exceptional! 4d
saresmoore @vivastory I totally agree. There‘s some genuine talent/gifting in this kind of writing. 4d
Suet624 I‘m sad it‘s done. I loved it. And I love this photo. (edited) 4d
saresmoore @Suet624 I‘m always trying to get creative with the photos! 🙃 4d
Suet624 It shows. 💕💕 4d
BarbaraBB It really is exceptional. Also, you have an amazing collection of NYRB! And more is on its way 😀 3d
LeahBergen Yes! Nicely reviewed AND photographed. 😍😍😍 3d
Cathythoughts Beautiful elegant review 👍🏻✨ 3d
saresmoore @BarbaraBB Good thing they‘re small books! 😆 3d
saresmoore @LeahBergen 😘♥️ 3d
saresmoore @Cathythoughts Thank you! ♥️ 3d
Liz_M Small books? Clearly you don't own Life & Fate 😜 2d
saresmoore @Liz_M Ha! Not yet! 🙃 2d
sisilia Nice stack! 😍 1d
emilyhaldi Fab review 20h
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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! 4d
mklong I would say “time to go shopping,” but I might have already bought all three last night 🙈 4d
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Cathythoughts Great !! I‘ll get After Claude sorted & in my possession in the next few days ! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
saresmoore Woohoo! (I would‘ve been happy with any of the three.) 4d
youneverarrived This sounds brill! Off to order it now 😁 4d
vivastory @mklong Ha! I was tempted to do likewise, but I managed to show some restraint & just now ordered 2. 4d
vivastory @Cathythoughts Great! I hadn't heard of it before it was nominated, so I'm pretty curious about it 4d
vivastory @saresmoore Same here! I'm hard pressed to think of another publisher as consistently reliable in terms of quality 4d
vivastory @youneverarrived I just ordered mine & I had to order a second NYRB, to keep it company while it was in the mail 😄 4d
vivastory @AlaMich It was new to me as well! 4d
BarbaraBB @mklong 😂😂😂. Love it! Love this #nyrbbookclub. We‘re obsessed! 4d
BarbaraBB @vivastory I ordered mine too and to keep it company I bought 😱 4d
merelybookish Neither library has this book so I was forced to buy it. 😏 But I did check the library first. Both of them! 4d
youneverarrived 😂 I did the same. Would have been rude not to 😉 4d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have The Other already and (if the voting order still hands) hope to put it up for the October selection. 😄 4d
LeahBergen I‘m feeling all smug that I managed to order only this one, solitary NYRB. 😏 (okay, I confess to ordering four #PersephoneBooks , too 😆😆😆). 4d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen That would be great! And I bought two Persephones too... 4d
Theaelizabet Looking forward to another round! @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB I have a couple of Persephones on my radar. 4d
BarbaraBB @merelybookish So sorry for you 😉😀 4d
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 4d
LeahBergen @Theaelizabet This is getting dangerous. 😆 4d
LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Correction: Make that THREE 😆😆 4d
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen This IS getting dangerous 🤣 4d
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. 4d
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... 🙊 4d
MicheleinPhilly Feeling smug because both selections are ones I already owned. 😉 4d
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly nice work on your part! 4d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I can't wait to hear your thoughts on 4d
vivastory @merelybookish That's impressive responsibility on your part! I didn't even bother checking 😂 4d
vivastory @LeahBergen I don't own a single Persephone. I think I'm overdue! 4d
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 😄 4d
vivastory @Rachel_nyc Brunch & The Strand? Isn't that what the cool kids call, "living your best life"?! Enjoy!! 4d
vivastory @saresmoore I expect a picture of that haul! 😄 4d
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 😂 4d
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 🤣 4d
saresmoore @sisilia Media mail the excess! 😄 4d
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 4d
Rachel_nyc @vivastory 🤣🤣Definitely. 4d
LeahBergen @saresmoore You were very restrained. 😂 4d
LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly Let‘s see how long we can keep your streak going. 😆 4d
LeahBergen @vivastory Yep. You may need to try one. I‘ll have to ponder on which one might suit you ... 🤔 3d
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... 3d
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 😉 3d
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 😆 3d
sisilia Ooohh I‘ve been to Alabaster @emilyhaldi Will pop in to see their collections 3d
emilyhaldi Such a hidden gem!! @sisilia 3d
Rachel_nyc @emilyhaldi I haven‘t but I‘m excited to check it out. Thanks! 3d
rubyslippersreads I‘ll try to join in on this one; it sounds interesting. 21h
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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! 4d
BarbaraBB Great review. I could listen to her all day too. Well said ❤️ 4d
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A Thanks! It‘s very good indeed 👍🏻 4d
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB thanks. And great pick 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4d
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. 4d
saresmoore Great review, Cathy! 4d
LeahBergen Wonderful review! 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
vivastory Very well said. Great review! 4d
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 👍🏻♥️ 4d
Cathythoughts @vivastory if that‘s ok ! Thankyou 4d
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou friend. Must investigate other books by this writer ♥️👍🏻 4d
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) 4d
vivastory You're more than welcome to join in with the discussions! I always enjoy your posts! 4d
Cathythoughts @vivastory cool 👍🏻. I‘ll read them anyway , your a great Litten to organize this ♥️ (edited) 4d
TrishB Lovely 💕 want to read even more now! 3d
Cathythoughts @TrishB I‘d be interested to hear your opinion on it ♥️👍🏻 3d
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