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HOTPock3tt
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I have to say, I miss litsy a lot since I haven‘t been on as much lately. I decided to take on an extremely difficult new job... which is mostly consuming me WHOLE at the moment. As in “manage the potassium level so the heart doesn‘t throw an arrhythmia and lead to cardiac arrest” that type of difficult job!! 😶I miss my Litsyfam and reading in general, but I‘ve just been a bit overwhelmed 😥 hope to return whenever I can 😪

ljuliel Sorry things are so hectic right now. Will the job be like this permanently, or will it improve ? Try not to stress. We‘re all holding down the fort for you. 2w
HOTPock3tt @ljuliel It‘ll likely get better once I become more used to it ☺️ and thank you!! ❤️ litsy definitely doesn‘t need me lol 🤣 but I do miss a lot of my friends from litsy... (edited) 2w
Alfoster Litsy hugs to you!❤️❤️ 2w
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HOTPock3tt @Alfoster Thank you!! ❤️❤️hugs right back! ☺️ 2w
Clwojick Congratulations on the new job. But make sure to take care of yourself! Sending calming and positive vibes your way. ♥️ 2w
Schnoebs Miss you too!!! We all get busy in life and it‘s understandable. Also, Gallowglass is the greatest of all cinnamon rolls 😭😭😭 2w
sprainedbrain Ughhh. Hang in there, friend! I hope the job starts to reward you and stops stressing you really soon! ❤️ 2w
HOTPock3tt @Clwojick Thanks soo much!! ❤️ I have to try to remember that. I‘m planning to take the next couple days to try and do a few things for myself. Thanks for all the positive vibes!! ☺️ 2w
Trashcanman I hope it gets easier, and kinder 2w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs girl!! I feel like you handled it better. ❤️You were doing grad school and work!! My hat is off to you!! 😱 2w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs btw is it really? A kind of cinnamon roll if so I have to freaking try it omg!!! 😱He was so sweet to Diana! And such a great character in general!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Schnoebs 😭😭 thanks but it took way too much out of me and now I‘m just stuck in limbo while trying to get a job in my field while being in a long distance relationship. I‘m done adulting. I want to return my adulting card and just keep my library card. 2w
Schnoebs More as a cinnamon roll character. Not an actual one 😂😂😂 2w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain thanks Jenni!! ❤️people have told me it takes a few months to get there... To a point where it‘s not so stressful. I hope they‘re right 😅 lol (edited) 2w
HOTPock3tt @Trashcanman thank you so much! ❤️ 2w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs I know that‘s right! I‘ll return my adulting card along with you!! 😪 like “I never wanted this card to begin with” lol!! But that is a LOT!! I hope things get better for you too! ❤️ 2w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs I am too literal for my own good!! Lol😂😂😂 2w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Good luck! Try really hard to get an adequate amount of sleep - it really does make everything much more bearable. I still sometimes get overwhelmed by work and I‘ve been at it for some years - hope things get easier! Like Hogwarts, Litsy is always here to welcome you... 2w
Ddzmini Awe hope it becomes easier for you 🙏 2w
HOTPock3tt @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you!! ❤️Litsy feels as much like home in my heart as Hogwarts does!! 😃 2w
HOTPock3tt @Ddzmini Thank you!! ❤️ hopefully it will once I‘ve been there a couple of months 🙏 2w
Ddzmini Yea it the learning at the beginning but after you get the hang of it ... you got this 🙌🏽 2w
Cinfhen Awwww; I‘ve missed you. I‘m so sorry work is eating your soul....stay strong💪🏼 your Litsy family is cheering you on and will be here waiting to welcome you back. 2w
julesG I've missed you. Glad you are not gone forever. I hope work gets easier soon so you can be with us again. Stay strong. 😘 2w
Texreader Oooh I have missed you! Hope the job is at least rewarding! My work has been overwhelming for some time now. I guess I‘m “fortunate” for my chronic insomnia which gives me lots of Litsy time! I sure hope it settles down for you. Please check in once in a while. 2w
wordslinger42 I'm so sorry work has been so stressful 😔 I'll be praying things get better soon and you can find some comfort and peace in reading 💜 2w
Chrissyreadit Hugs! I hope it eases up soon! Remember to take care of and be kind to yourself! Even in small bite sized pieces! 2w
LauraBeth Sorry to hear that you‘ve been overwhelmed - hopefully things will settle down soon. I took a few months off from Litsy when my personal life was overwhelming - and I know you miss it - but take care of you! Hugs 🤗 2w
Librarybelle Hugs! 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you can return soon! Hope the new job gets easier! 2w
HOTPock3tt @Ddzmini @Cinfhen @julesG @Texreader @wordslinger42 @Chrissyreadit @LauraBeth @Librarybelle @DaveGreen7777 thanks to everyone who posted!! ❤️for the encouragement and very kind words!! ☺️#LitsyFamily (edited) 2w
BookNAround Goodness! I hope the job stress eases up. We miss you here too and will be glad to see you back when you can. 2w
HOTPock3tt @BookNAround thank you!! ❤️I hope so too!! Hopefully in a few months I‘ll be more used to it. And I‘ll be in and out here at litsy since I have been listening to audiobooks mostly in the car on the way to work just to ease my mind a bit lol (edited) 2w
JoScho Hang in there sweet friend. There is always a learning curve with a new job. You will get the hang of it and it will become second nature. I miss you too. Sending you lots of love and luck 😘 1w
HOTPock3tt Thank you soo much Jody you are such a sweetheart!! ♥️ hopefully I will get the hang of it 😅lol! Sending lots of love right back 😘 @JoScho 6d
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twohectobooks
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#litsyquestionnaire No one asked me but I have a lot of thoughts about this so I‘m doing it anyway. Hope it doesn‘t end up TOO long.
1️⃣ The focus on books and book talk rather than aesthetics or average ratings or how many people are reading a certain book.
2️⃣ Any litsy post that‘s hashtagged like an instagram post. Swaps (more on this later).
3️⃣ ▪️A method to sort/see only reviews OR blurbs OR quotes for a given book

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twohectobooks 3️⃣ cont‘d ▪️a method to see my own posts about a book ▪️a fix for the fact the app crashes every time I create a new post (? I think I‘m the only one who has this issue) (edited) 2w
twohectobooks 4️⃣ so rarely! Between 1-5 times per week 2w
rubyslippersreads @twohectobooks My IPad and iPhone both crash when I create a new post. 😠 2w
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twohectobooks 5️⃣ ▪️Readathons - yes! If I don‘t have time I don‘t participate but love to see others enjoying themselves together ▪️Readalongs - yes! Same as previous ▪️Questionnaires - yes! Same as previous ▪️Swaps - so tbh this is one thing about litsy that kinda bugs me but there are so many swaps. I can‘t afford to participate and feel really uncomfortable giving out contact info and since I only use the app on my phone it‘s so hard to tune them out. 2w
twohectobooks @rubyslippersreads ah, so I‘m not the only one! I‘ve never seen anyone mention this issue before! 2w
twohectobooks 6️⃣ Besides my other suggestions, it just frankly needs to be easier to find other users (eg see who else likes similar books to you, is in your area, etc), interact with them (eg PM, threaded comments), and organize books. Making it easier to find posts again later would help as well. ⬇️MORE⬇️ 2w
twohectobooks To be frank as much as I love litsy (and I honestly do despite all my complaints above) I‘m pretty sure it‘s a dead app and I‘ve just been waiting for the announcement that it‘s been abandoned. There are so few active users (I‘m curious about the number) and authors, publishers, etc do not seem to be adopting the app, which is what it probably needs to be worth the developers‘ investment. Until that day comes, I‘ll continue hanging out here 🙁💛📒 2w
Samplergal Great ideas! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you considered following more users? It‘s definitely not a “dead app.” I think @Liberty has approx 24,000 followers. 2w
ljuliel Thanks for your participation, and of course, you are welcome to do it. I originally posted this to anyone wanting to answer, so it‘s for the group. You brought up some valid points. I agree about the swaps. I‘ve done a couple in the past but won‘t do another. There are lots of kinks that need worked out in there. As for your post making the app crash, I‘m not sure what would cause that. I‘m not very tecchy , so I can‘t figure out those things. 2w
ljuliel And last but not least, I don‘t think Litsy is dead just yet. If we all post and respond to other‘s posts, we can keep it going and more active again. 🌟I don‘t think you have to follow thousands of people to keep it active. You couldn‘t keep up and post to that many 🌟. The key is to participate, reply to others, etc. you can meet new people that way, and slowly add friends as you find those with similar book tastes and personalities. 2w
twohectobooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wonder how many of those 24000 are active users though? I follow or am followed by a lot of people who either never posted at all or haven‘t posted in multiple years. I‘m happy with the activity level on my feed, but for the app to feel vibrant and active it needs more users overall. 2w
twohectobooks @ljuliel I‘m glad others are more optimistic than I am! The way you describe is definitely how I use the app and find people to follow. I think the things that keep the user base small are what make this such a pleasant app to use—it‘s just too inconvenient to get on here and be a jerk lol. 2w
twohectobooks @ljuliel also thanks for starting this conversation! I actually just joined the Onward Litsy group on Facebook to see if a similar conversation was going on there. 2w
TheAromaofBooks I liked your thoughts on making it easier to find people to follow who have similar book-reading interests - when I first joined in May of this year, it was really difficult to decide who to follow or not. I love reading, but it would have been easier if there was any type of profile even “my top three genres I love to read“ or something! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @twohectobooks I‘m not sure, I‘m very active with many members on Litsy. I‘m not sure what all the fuss is about 🤷🏼‍♀️ I cohost buddy reads, photo challenges, a huge pen pal group with over 130 members with @TheBookHippie and we are not seeing what has been mentioned. Look at @MrBook celebrating his 1000000 milestone!!! (Congratulations!) I don‘t understand the negativity... (edited) 2w
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CocoReads
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Not too sure about the new nano site and I hate the fact that all my writing buddies didn‘t transfer from the old site but 3 says in and I‘m finally getting around to doing some writing. Anyway I‘m cocoreads70 there if anyone is participating this time around. Wishing I‘d have made a list of Litten WriMos....

Redwritinghood I‘m there. Under jlchiu. 2w
IvoryLunatic I have zero ideas for what to write so I‘m not participating. I wish I was but I just don‘t know what to write about at all. 2w
CocoReads @IvoryLunatic I‘m just reworking so@etching is previously started. I have zero expectation of reaching 50k words due to my work schedule and other obligations but as a springboard to habit forming, I think it should work well. I do much better during #CampNano because I like the set your own goal and cabin format. That seems to work better for me. 2w
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CocoReads @Redwritinghood I just send you a friend request! 2w
jb72 I sent you a buddy request. I am unsure of this new site. I‘m not thrilled with it or the discourse or whatever it‘s called. I‘m writing some poetry. Not far into it yet. One poem down and a few others rolling around in my head. 2w
CocoReads @jb72 yeah, I‘m not loving it either. I spent some time playing with it today and although it looks snazzy, it‘s hard to figure out where to go or how to do things. I‘ll get back in after dinner so we can be buddies! 2w
Redwritinghood @CocoReads Great! I‘ll accept when I log on tomorrow. 2w
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Nikki15
The Burning | Laura Bates
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BRILLIANT!!!! I have rarely read a book that should be read by EVERYONE!!!! It‘s heartbreaking but so so true for millions of young people out there! It touched me in a way that only a few other books have touched parts of me deep inside. If I could give it a million picks I would!

Abailliekaras Sounds amazing! I bought this and plan to give to my goddaughter (aged 14) - do you think ok for that age? 3w
Nikki15 @Abailliekaras Yeah I think so. It‘s probably aimed at that age anyway. I hope she enjoys it as much as I did! 3w
Abailliekaras @Nikki15 thank you! 3w
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Nikki15
The Burning | Laura Bates
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So my partner has challenged me to read 96 books by the end of this year which is still another 56 😱 but if I do it my reward is a shopping spree at Waterstones!! Well, I better crack onto my next book ASAP 📚

Pruzy Wow, gotta love someone who offers to get you more books for reading books! 3w
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ErraticElle
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Pickpick

I loved this book! I was skeptical, but it surprised me. The story is interesting & poignant. It is entertaining & thoughtful while staying immensely creative & smart. There is a lot to unpack in the pages. I enjoyed the content, but there were bits & pieces that left me thinking & considering things even when I stopped. His protagonist was tangible & accessible, feeling like a real person. This was a great book. I look forward to the sequel.

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diovival
The Social Media Reader | Michael Mandiberg
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I was today years old when I found out Litsy was on the web. Wow. Also learning about some other cool features I've missed by scrolling back through older posts from the official Litsy account. They have been putting in that work! 👏🏽 #themoreyouknow

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MatchlessMarie
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MatchlessMarie
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Behold the field in which I grow my fucks. Lay thine eyes upon it and see that it is barren. #TheConfession #SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Perfect!!!! 🙌🏻♥️ 1mo
CrowCAH Nice photo arrangement! 1mo
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