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CaliforniaCay

CaliforniaCay

Joined March 2017

Proofreader in Training. Former Bookseller. Avid coffee drinker. Ravenclaw. Maji of air. House Stark. Lover of books and all things nerdy.
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Thanks to @BethM for the lovely chocolate and coffee, they were all delicious 😋

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Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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Finally a package I've been waiting for arrived today. I've got some catching up to do!
#postlit @CareBear @aroc I may send one your way without reading it but I'd like to get to the others before sending them along one by one. I'm going on vacation soon so I'll have plenty of time to read!

CareBear Mmm yes I need to send you a notebook. I‘ll try to get it out this weekend. Sorry about that. 3w
CaliforniaCay @CareBear no worries, your book is one of the ones I want to read before sending it along so I'll definitely had on to it for a bit. Going through some of the other notebooks it looks like a few of them had to be replaced! 3w
daniwithtea @CareBear ooh yay - thanks for the heads up! 1w
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Happy #succulentsaturday littens!

SW-T Love the pic! Your succulents look beautiful 😊 (ps-how‘s the tagged book?) 1mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T thanks! The succulents are brand spanking new, and I'm only about a chapter into the book so far Haha but I'm already liking it. I'll tag you in the review post once I finish 🤗 4w
SW-T Thanks! 👍🏾 3w
ReadosaurusText What a great tote! 3w
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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I was feeling restless last night so I decided to channel that energy into writing letters! Lots of #litsylove and a special pen pal package were sent out today 🤗

hermyknee That‘s so sweet! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 1mo
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Another pleasant surprise in the mail today from a fellow Californian. Thanks @UwannaPublishme for the lovely note. I shall be sending my response soon!

UwannaPublishme 🤗💕💕💕 What a cool image! Is that a Bitmoji? 2mo
CaliforniaCay @UwannaPublishme it sure is! Such a fun app to play with 😁 2mo
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May the 4th be with y'all! I'm having a perfectly nerdy day today. I went to go see Endgame with some friends (cried like a baby 😭), took advantage of free comic book day and I'm going to watch Into the spider-verse after reading for a bit 🤓 Hope everyone else is having a good Saturday!

readordierachel Fun! Into the Spider-verse is so good! The best Spidey movie ever made. 2mo
Theaelizabet Wow. Now that‘s a great day! 2mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 2mo
SW-T Awesome picture! Glad you had such a fun day 🤗 2mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! And what @readordierachel said! 🙌🏼 2mo
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Surprised | Julie Murray
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I recieved my very first #litsylove letter the other day! It was a very nice surprise since I wasn't expecting anything for a while, atleast not until I started writing to other group members. So thanks @iread2much for getting thing started so fast, it made my day. I will be responding soon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2mo
UwannaPublishme Love your photo! 🎼🎼🎼 2mo
CaliforniaCay Thanks @UwannaPublishme I'm not musically inclined at all but a coworker randomly gifted me this tambourine the other day and just looking at it makes me happy 🤗 2mo
UwannaPublishme What fun people you work with! Next time the music is playing, you may want to try it out. 😎🎼🎧🎤 2mo
iread2much You are so welcome! I just had to write to someone from my hometown 😄 2mo
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The Make-Up Girl | Andrea Semple
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I like this idea! I've never participated in a read-a- thon before, but this one seems like an easy breezy one to start with, so count me in! I feel like I got behind in reading last month so it would be nice to catch up in the beginning of this month. I'm gunna shoot for 10 hours. Thanks @Jess_Franzino for the fun challenge! #maymakeup

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cayla, have you received a letter from me? I‘m trying to make sure I‘ve written to all of the new members of #LitsyLove! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks not yet but I shall be on the lookout for it! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaliforniaCay okay!!! 👍🏻💞 2mo
CaliforniaCay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got your card yesterday! Thanks for the warm welcome 🤗 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaliforniaCay you‘re very welcome ❤️ 1mo
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Spring Has Sprung | Jennifer Waters
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Sweet! I'm always looking for a good giveaway. Thanks @Kayla.Adriena for hosting such a generous one! Share this image to be entered into the #springhassprunggiveaway

Kayla.Adriena Thanks Cayla! 🌷💗 2mo
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Happy Independent Bookstore day littens! I was happy to discover a cute little bookstore today just around the corner from me. Got some great little gifts. I'll definitely be visiting this store a lot.

LiteraryinLititz I discovered a new closeby indie bookstore that day too! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @LiteraryinLititz that makes me happy to hear. I hope to discover a different indie bookstore every year on indie bookstore day from now on 🤗 2mo
teainthelibrary Heyyy! I‘m from Sacramento! I remember when Avid Reader used to be closer to the capitol - such a great bookstore. Have you been to Dimple Books?? 1mo
CaliforniaCay @teainthelibrary Hey! No way! I love Dimple Books! I used to go to the one on Arden, but now I live so close to the one on Broadway. I just went last weekend actually, love that place 😁 1mo
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How To Fight | Thich Nhat Hanh
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I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would. I picked it up out of curiosity, while looking for something short, sweet and different. What I found was a bite sized Buddhist guide on how to deal with anger and transform suffering. I read it through twice and highlighted a lot of wise quotes that I think will help me in every day situations. This books is one of many in a How To series, can't wait to read the rest! 😌💚✌🏾

SW-T Stacked! 3mo
MrBook Great review! 3mo
Fridameetslucy Adding. Ty 2mo
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Downtown | Lee Grue
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Today was my first time getting out and exploring my new area. I was so happy to find a couple of free little libraries along the way. I ended up walking to a local bookstore and back. Of course I didn't leave empty handed!

SW-T Yay! Sounds like you‘re getting settled in 😊 So nice to have things within walking distance. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Love Beers books! Used to visit when I was in the area. 2mo
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Congrats on your milestone and thanks for hosting this generous #3for3kgiveaway @GypsyKat !
If I were to win I'd be interested in The Book Jumper, Into the Water, and The Night Circus.

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Washerwoman's Dream | Hilarie Lindsay
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One of the downsides sides to having a super teeny tiny studio apartment is not having access to a washer or dryer so having to go to a laundromat. But atleast I can get some reading done while I wait for my clothes!

Swe_Eva Yep, Supersuds for me. 🙄 3mo
CaliforniaCay @Swe_Eva glad I'm not alone! 3mo
Bookwomble We did have a washing machine in our first tiny flat, but only at the expense of not having a cooker! For six years, I cooked using a microwave oven and a kettle. No laundrette in the village where we were living! Nice to see you've managed to squeeze your books in 😊 3mo
CaliforniaCay @Bookwomble my studio is only 300 square feet so no stove for me either! A microwave and an electric kettle were among my first purchases, but I would like to eventually invest in a got plate and maybe a crock pot. 6 years though, wow, that's impressive! 3mo
Bookwomble @CaliforniaCay I became a reasonable microwave cook, but I think a crock pot, like you've mentioned, would've been a good idea. Hope you're feeling more settled in now your books are unpacked 😊 3mo
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So after moving around 6 times in the last 10 years and about 20 different roommates, I'm happy to say I finally finally have a place of my own! I moved in back in January but I didn't unpack my books until tonight. Theres something about being surrounded by my book collection that makes my teeny tiny little studio feel just like home 🤗

RadicalReader Outstanding organization 3mo
Freespirit That must feel good! 3mo
Smrloomis Congratulations! 🥳 3mo
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CaliforniaCay @Smrloomis thank you! 3mo
CaliforniaCay @Freespirit yes it does, a huge relief 😌 3mo
CaliforniaCay @RadicalReader thanks, it's basically one long shelf, and without any bookends it just made sense to use stacked hardcovers in between upright paperbacks 3mo
SW-T Congratulations! 😊😊😊 3mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T thanks! 3mo
Blueberry Your books weren't unpacked 😲. No wonder you were feeling the blues! Seriously, I hope you are feeling better. 3mo
CaliforniaCay @Blueberry thanks I really am feeling a lot better. I think that was part of it though. I moved I to a much smaller space then I'm used to, a lot of my stuff is still in storage, I haven't really decorated or anything so it hasn't really felt like my place yet. Unpacking my books has definitely helped a bit. 3mo
Leftcoastzen Love this post ! I have lived in small places too but having the books out around you is the best feeling for readers. 2mo
hlgreenfield Congrats on getting a place of your own! I definitely understand how you feel, I moved a few months ago, but only got shelves a few weeks ago and only now that I have my books out does it feel like home! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @Leftcoastzen and @hlgreenfield Thanks! I've still been slowly but surely making my new place feel more like a home, but the books were definitely a good start. And Helena congrats to you too on the recent move 🤗 2mo
CaliforniaCay @hlgreenfield I have something to mail to you, but I just realized you said you moved. Can you email me your new address please? and thank you! 🤗 2mo
hlgreenfield Oh I still receive mail at the old address! It's my parents house and the mail at my new place hasn't been arriving properly so I don't use it for now! But please email me your new address :)) 2mo
CaliforniaCay @hlgreenfield perfect! Just dropped it in the mail today, addressed from my new address 2mo
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Snuck in a few pages before I met with a friend for coffee. I'm all caught up on the show but still behind on the books! I wonder if I can finish before April 14th? 😬

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Post 3 of 3. Just finished this one and I loved it. It was just what I needed. Definitely need the print version because there were so many good lines I wanted to underline. This was a personal look at his struggle with depression and anxiety that offered a lot of facts, statistics and quotes. It was helpful withou reading like a cheesy self help book. Very insightful. Thanks again @TrishB and @JanuarieTimewalker13 for the reccomendation!

TrishB Glad it helped ❤️ it is a good read for those going through it and those supporting them. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘re so welcome!!!😘 3mo
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Post 2 of 3. I've been wanting to read this for a while, glad I finally did. There were several parts that made me laugh out loud, and parts that were surprisingly sad. She may be pretty controversial, but I find her to be funny some of the time and I like that she can mix in the 'life as a celebrity' parts along with the 'I'm a normal person just like you' parts without it seeming fake or too braggy.

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Post 1 of 3. I've been falling behind on reading updates! I've finished a few audiobooks recently so time to catch up. This was a nice glimpse into to the life of Issa Rae, who I only knew from Insecure. I thought I would relate to her story a bit more since the title basically describes my life. But she doesn't seem that awakrd honestly. Her story was inspiring and entertaining none the less, I definitely want to see more from this chick.

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As much as I would love to say Hogwarts or the Shire, I'm gunna go with Wakanda. Not technically from a book but from the world of comic books. I've never read any of the comics but I hope to read them all one day after seeing the movie 10 times and counting, I love the idea of living in such a progressive, afro-futuristic society! I feel like I would be right at home 😌✊🏾 Thanks @GondorGirl for such a creative #giveaway #gigibookbox

GondorGirl Comic locations totally count! And I highly recommend reading the Black Panther comics... there's so much more to that world then the movie even hints at! Sooooo good! 4mo
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Life Sucks | Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria
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I've been feeling very out of sorts lately. Three months into the new year and things have not been going my way. Loneliness, depression, self-loathing are all hitting me at once. Can any of you littens reccomend a good self help book to help me out of this slump? It's not really my genre so I don't know where to start. Preferrably something available as an audiobook on libby but any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're feeling this way. *hugs* 4mo
ReadingSusan I am so sorry. I don‘t have any self help books to recommend. But one thing I do when my depression kicks in is reread my favorite books. It‘s like a comfort thing and sometimes helps me feel better. I think this is the toughest time of year especially if you are somewhere cold. Sending you hugs. 4mo
nu-bibliophile I'm sorry to hear that. If you ever need someone to talk to just give me a shout my email is headinherbooks27@gmail.com As for recommending any self help books, Its Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst is pretty good. 4mo
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SW-T I‘m sorry things aren‘t going well. Not sure it‘ll help any but 10% Happier is available on Libby in audio & print. It wasn‘t bad. On Hoopla there‘s Constructive Wallowing by Tina Gilbertson. Not audio and I haven‘t read it yet but heard good things. I hope things turn around for you soon 💕 4mo
MallenNC I‘m sorry you‘re going through a hard time. I was also going to suggest 10% Happier. I liked it when I read it a while back. 4mo
Blueberry Hey, I'm in Fairfield if you want a hug and a cup of coffee. 4mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear this, I have no suggestions for self help but I did read a romance that pulled me out of a gloomy mood and made me laugh... Josh and Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating. Sending good thoughts. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sorry to hear that! I hope things get better for you. 💕💕 I don't read much self help, but I connected with this book that I tagged. I also like to read feel good YA to cheer me up. 4mo
TrishB Matt Haig books? Not exactly self help, but his reflections. And talking and friends? Sending hugs 💕 4mo
SharonAlger I‘m about to post a review on The 7 Habits of Self Loving People, if you‘re interested? I‘ll probably put it up in about half an hour. 4mo
mreads Brene Brown ? Hope you feel better 💕 4mo
Gina Strong hugs love. I have a child who suffers from the same thing. Reading is a good distraction but if it is chemical in the brain then finding the best village to help you ride the wave and keep your perspective on track is so vital. I would suggest rereading a book you love that makes you happy. Much love from a mom who knows. 4mo
Redwritinghood I get that way sometimes too and it sucks. I‘m not big on self-help books, but maybe just go splurge on something you enjoy or go hang out with friends. 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve only read The Humans, but I own the other. The Humans was amazing!! Feel better😀 way back in the mid nineties, I was so sad and lost, but I kept listening to the Wilson Phillips song “Hold On for One More Day” not sure if that‘s the real title, but it always works! 4mo
DGRachel I don‘t have any recommendations as it‘s not a genre I usually pick up, but I agree with those who have suggested picking up an old favorite. That‘s what I tend to do when things are dark. Big hugs and much love to you. I hope you feel better soon. 4mo
CoffeeK8 I agree about picking up and old favorite, it if nothing is appealing to you, this book helped me (not a self help) 4mo
whatsthEStorey I‘m not big on the genre either, but the tagged book really helped my be kinder to myself and to frame things differently. I definitely recommend it. I found it on Hoopla on audio. I borrowed a print copy from the library as well so I could see the activities. (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi Just being on here will help you! There are Litsy of people who care! I hope you are feeling some better today! Sending a big hug! (edited) 4mo
CaliforniaCay @readingsusan, @cobwebmoth , @Gina , @Redwritinghood , @DGRachel and @Crazeedi - Thank you all for the kind words and suggestions! I really appreciate it and have been feeling slightly better lately. 4mo
CaliforniaCay @nu-bibliophile , @Blueberry - Thank you both for reaching out and offering to help, I really appreciate it and just the offer alone made me feel seen and heard, much love to you both ❤ 4mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T Thank you so much for your kind words and for tagging me in those meaningful posts, all nice words that helped to hear, I feel the love 💜💜💜 4mo
CaliforniaCay @TrishB , @JanuarieTimewalker13 - Thanks for the recommendations! I've been listening to Reasons to Stay Alive on audio and it's perfect, exactly what I needed! It's my first Matt Haig and I'm really enjoying him so The Humans is now on my TBR 4mo
CaliforniaCay @CoffeeK8 - Thanks for the suggestions, I've heard good things about this and it seems perfect. I was running errands yesterday and decided to see if target had it, but they didn't. I did end up getting 2 similar books though. Hyperbole and a half is now on my TBR 4mo
CaliforniaCay @whatsthEStorey - Thanks for the reccommendation. I think this is perfect for me. I've actually seen it before and thought it was something I should look into but forgot all about it. I will be picking this up soon. 🤗 4mo
CaliforniaCay @SharonAlger - Thanks for the reccommendation. I read your review and this sounds perfect. Stacked! 4mo
CaliforniaCay @MallenNC - thanks for the recommendation, also sounds right up my alley, stacked! 4mo
CaliforniaCay @mreads , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @Reggie - Thank you all for the support and the suggestions, I will look into these! 4mo
MallenNC @CaliforniaCay I hope you like and and I hope it helps 4mo
SharonAlger @CaliforniaCay I hope you like it ♥️ 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @CaliforniaCay Excellent!! I‘m so happy!! ❤️ 3mo
SW-T @CaliforniaCay 😊💕😊💕 3mo
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Milestones | Cynthia Almaraz
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Congrats @TheSpineView on your huge milestone!! And thanks for the opportunity to win with your #50kLoveLitsy #giveaway

TheSpineView Good luck! 4mo
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Thanks @Shvonne for the #blitsyhistorymonth package! The tagged book has been on my TBR for a while, I can't wait to tear into the chocolate and I love love love love the library scarf! Thanks @Chelleo for organizing this swap!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love it! 📚💖 4mo
Chelleo Ok, adding that scarf to my shopping list! 😍 Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth! 4mo
Shvonne Glad you like it. 4mo
riversong153 😻😻😻 4mo
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On the Way to You | Kandi Steiner
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I finally got the last couple items for my box, wrapped everything, and sent it on it's way - just in time! My #blitsyhistorymonth box will be arriving on Wednesday!! @chelleo

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤩 4mo
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Any other Augusten Burroughs fans out there? Just found out he has a new book coming out October 1st! Can't wait!

ClairesReads Oh cool I didn‘t know about this! 4mo
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Special Delivery | Zoe Barnes
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Late post but YAY I'm so excited my #blitsyhistorymonth package came last week! It's gunna be hard not to rip it open early but I will try to control myself. Now I gotta work on putting my box together. Can't wait for opening day, thanks @chelleo for putting this swap together!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾woohoo! 4mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats to @Nessavamusic on your 2 huge milestones! I think the book I want the most at the moment but don't own is Michelle Obama's Becoming. Thanks so much for hosting this #20k1kGiveaway! 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊

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Good Karma: A Novel | Christina Kelly
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Thank you so so so so much for the lovely surprise @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !!!! The note put a smile on my face, the book is the perfect pick, it's been on my TBR for a while and the bookmarks are so fancy, I can't wait to use them!! This just goes to show ya folks, you put good out there and you get good back. Danielle, this was so nice of you, littens like you make this community so awesome! 🤗

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoo hoo! That was fast! When I saw that book on your tbr I just had to get it for you, I loved this series. And you are more than welcome ❣❣❣ 5mo
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It's officially January 1st which means I DID IT!!! I successfully accomplished my one New Year's resolution for 2018 to not buy any books for myself. My goal was to focus on reading from my own collection, but I ended up borrowing books from friends and the library as well as listening to audio books. So for 2019 I'm going to let myself buy books as long as I work on reading more from my own shelves 🤗 Happy New Year everyone!

RaimeyGallant Congrats! 6mo
tjwill Wow! Impressive! 6mo
readordierachel Yay! 🎉🎉 6mo
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SW-T Congratulations! 6mo
Redwritinghood Wow! Such willpower! Congrats! 6mo
BookaholicNatty 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 6mo
EllieDottie Yay!! Congratulations!! 🍾 6mo
JoScho Wow! That is awesome!!! 6mo
BlameJennyJane Wow! That‘s awesome! 6mo
MeganAnn Wow! Impressive willpower!! Congrats! 🎉✨🎉 6mo
LauraBrook Holy cow, that is an amazing feat! I bow down to you, queen of Willpower! 🙏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I hope you have fun picking out the first book you‘ll buy! 6mo
Well-ReadNeck 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good for you!! I don't have that kind of self control. 😆 6mo
TelevisionNeighbor Wow! That‘s impressive. I hope to not buy any books this year. We‘ll see. 😂 6mo
CouronneDhiver Amazing!!!! 6mo
mhillis Good job!! 6mo
Louise That is an amazing display of willpower! Congratulations! Glad you are going a little easier on yourself this year! 6mo
Kayla.Adriena How did you do it?! 5mo
hlgreenfield That is actually super impressive! The most I have managed was 2 months! Congrats!! 5mo
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Secondhand Souls: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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Couldn't get enough of Christopher Moore so I decided to listen to the next one in the series and loved it just as much! And I finished it just in time for the close of the year, bringing my total amount of books read for the year to a meager 32 😒 but I'm going to try to hit 50 next year!!

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Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you littens! Here's my attempt at a Christmas book tree. Not perfect but not too bad for my first attempt I think. I definitely wanna start doing this every year. It's been a very uneventful holiday for me today, my first Christmas alone, but I was happy to see some friends over the last couple days. So I'm just enjoying the day off and seeing all these lovely Christmas posts 🤗🎅🎄

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 6mo
Reggie Merry Christmas!!! 6mo
sudi Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
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LauraBeth Merry Christmas! 🎄 6mo
Bklover Beautiful!!🎄 6mo
Smrloomis Nice job! I think that looks great. 6mo
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Christmas Card | Paul Theroux
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Thank you so much @Kayla.Adriena for sending a little Christmas cheer my way. I sent you a little something too! Hope you got it 🤗

Kayla.Adriena Ugh I spelled your name wrong so I'm redoing it. Yes I got the socks and I already wore them! Merry Christmas CAYLA!.🎁🎄 6mo
CaliforniaCay Glad you got them, Merry Christmas to you too! 6mo
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A Dirty Job: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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This was my first Christopher Moore book and I'm so hooked I now wanna read everything by him! I dont think I've read a book that made me laugh out loud this much since Augusten Burroughs. Moore has a weird, dark sense of humor. Combine that with an original plot, lots of San Francisco references and an odd cast of characters and you get this perfectly entertaining book.

Blueberry Do you live around San Francisco? I've seen him on book tours several times at Books Inc by the Civic Center and at Copperfields in Petaluma. He is hilarious in person also. 6mo
Beatlefan129 I really enjoyed 6mo
DoonTheGoon @Beatlefan129 I second that opinion!!! That's my favorite of his. 6mo
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juliegumdrop I have not read this one, but Lamb is fantastic. You will literally LOL IRL. 6mo
CaliforniaCay WOW ok so that's 3 recommendations for Lamb, I have to know what all the fuss is about so thanks @juliegumdrop @DoonTheGoon and @Beatlefan129 for helping me choose my next book! Can't wait 🤗 6mo
CaliforniaCay @Blueberry I do live near SF, I'm in Sacramento which is about an hour and a half away. Omg I would love to see him on a book tour 😍 I will have to look into this for sure. 6mo
Suet624 Love this author. 6mo
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Anthony Bourdain's Hungry Ghosts | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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I've been a fan of Bourdain for a while now. I love his show Parts Unknown and Kitchen Confidential is one of my favorite books. Ever since his passing I'm even more determined to read the rest of his books because I still can't get enough of him. I'm on the last leg of my year long self inflicted book buying ban so I couldn't buy this book for myself. Buuuut I was able to buy it as a gift for a friend and flip through it before wrapping it 😏

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Not book related, but I hope all of my fellow California littens are staying safe. The fires out here are pretty bad. I'm in Sacramento and our city is surrounded in smoke but thousands of people have it a lot worse. I'm sad to hear so many have lost their homes, some even their lives, and hundreds are still missing.

MinDea Wow! We can smell the smoke up here in Seattle. 😱😱 Hope everyone is safe! 💙💙 7mo
CouronneDhiver Holy bananas! That‘s intense 7mo
britt_brooke 😔 7mo
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Kayla.Adriena Stay SAFE! 7mo
Avanders Oh my goodness. ☹️ Stay safe! 7mo
SW-T Stay safe! 7mo
MEGR I am 14 miles from Malibu...today was the least amount of smoke. Do you have 😷 for the smoke? Wear them if you can because it can really effect your health. Take good care ❤️ 7mo
Burghbookaddict ❤❤❤ 7mo
Louise You folks in CA are in our thoughts here on the snowy East Coast. Stay safe! ❤️ 7mo
CaliforniaCay Thanks @MinDea @Kayla.Adriena @Avanders @SW-T @MEGR @BurghBookAddict @Louise for the ❤❤❤ the fire is now 100% contained and the first rains of the season have cleared the smoke. There are still hundreds missing and the death toll keeps climbing during the aftermath, so it's not completely over, but the worst part has passed at least. 7mo
SW-T So glad to hear you‘re ok! ❤️ Glad the fire‘s contained but recovery‘s gonna take a while 😢 7mo
Louise Thanks for the update. It‘s hard to imagine the scale of it just from photos. It must be very traumatic for so many people. Sending good thoughts to the people of California. ❤️ 7mo
Burghbookaddict Glad to hear you're ok! My husband is from San Diego and says these fires seem like they get worse every year ☹ 7mo
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Love and Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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I recently took a trip to Texas and even though I didn't come back with as many souvenirs as I would have liked, I'm happy to say I felt pretty accomplished by getting most of this book read while on the plane! I've been waiting to read this for a while now and loved loved loved it. I hope to see more books from this author because this is the second one of hers that just hit the spot. 😌

CareBear Hey trying to reach you - can you shoot me an email or a slack message? Hope you had a wonderful trip! 7mo
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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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This one wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be but it was still pretty entertaining. The main character is a black female teen with dreads and a septum ring who is coming to terms with her bisexuality after her first fling with a girl ended in humiliation. But she begins to move on and accept the truth after falling for a girl who her bipolar brother has also fallen for. How could I not dive in after hearing that description?!

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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I haven't posted any reviews in a while but I'm happy to say I have been reading! So time to play another round of catchup.
I'm still in my teen fiction phase cuz, what can I say? It makes me happy 🤗This one came highly recommended by a good friend and I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint. Plus how cool is this cover?

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I haven't posted in a few weeks so it looks like I have a bit of catching up to do. First of all I have a contest winner to announce! *drum roll please* Congratulations @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you are the winner of a specially curated box my me!! Thank you so much for entering my little contest. Shoot me an email at: cayla.gales@yahoo.com with your address and expect a box in the mail sometime before Christmas! 🤗

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh fun! Thank you so very much!!! I'll shoot you an email asap. 😊 8mo
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I've been meaning to post this for a while. I can't I'm happy to say I have reached 1000 followers! You guys are so awesome, and I'm so grateful for the love from this litten community that I would like to give some of that love back. 🤗 Comment below with your favorite thing to recieve as a gift by 11:59pm (Pacific standard time) Halloween day (october31st) and be entered win a special box of goodies specially curated by me! Spread the word!

sudi Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 8mo
RachelO Congratulations! 8mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎉🎊 📚📖 8mo
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RadicalReader @CaliforniaCay happy that you have achieved such an awesome milestone!! Many more marvelous moments shall present themselves on your lovely joyful Litsy journey 8mo
irre Congratulations!! My favorite thing to receive is of course books!! 8mo
LittleBug Congrats!!👏🏼👏🏼 I‘m with @irre on this, best thing to receive is always books😉 8mo
Kayla.Adriena Yay! My favorite thing to receive is a BOOK 😉😁 8mo
Cheshirecat913 Congratulations on your milestone!🎉 Books have been said, so one of my favorite things to receive are bookmarks. 8mo
zzz Awesome❤🎉🎆 anything book related is always a treat. 8mo
IheartYA Congratulations. 1000 is hard to do! My favorite thing is an Amazon gift card...to pick out books! ❤ 8mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! Congrats on your milestone!!!!! 📚🎉📖🎊 My favorite things to receive as a gift is books and book related items (bookmarks, keychains, etc.) 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 Congrats 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My fave thing to get as a gift is obviously books. But also anything book related, candles, socks, book sleeves, book marks, tshirts, totes etc etc. 📚 8mo
mabell Congrats!! 🎉🎉 8mo
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Dig my new ink! I thought you littens would appreciate it since it's book related. The tattoo on my shoulder is the symbol of the winder clan, one of many magical clans in Children of Blood and Bone - which I loved! I took the quiz a while ago to find out my clan and I felt like the results describe me perfectly. Not to mention my last name is Gales- I always felt a strong connection with the wind 🌬
#showsomeskin #SisforSeptember

Lel2403 Looks great 9mo
julesG Perfect! 9mo
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PickwickPlockPlock Looking good! 9mo
Seekingtardis Loves it!!!! 9mo
saresmoore I love it! Perfect placement, too! 9mo
TheSpineView Gorgeous! 9mo
WhatDeeReads It‘s beautiful! 😍 9mo
madamereadsalot1 I love the placement and the tattoo! 9mo
gobecauseyoucan Very cool!! 😀 9mo
BlameJennyJane Sweet ink! And thanks for all the Litsy love on my page, fellow Ravenclaw! 💚 9mo
SexyCajun It‘s really cool! 9mo
SexyCajun What is that you‘re holding? 9mo
CaliforniaCay @SexyCajun its a little packet of children of blood and bone temporary tattoos my friend got for me from comic con. I actually got the idea for the tattoo from the temporary tattoo of the same symbol! I chose to take the picture with it since I don't own a physical copy of the book 😏 9mo
SexyCajun @CaliforniaCay awesome!! I need to find that little book! 9mo
CaliforniaCay @SexyCajun the little thing I'm holding is just a picture, but you should definitely read the book! I highly recommend it to everyone! 8mo
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A few of my favorite #sillytitles that I own 🤗😅
#SisforSeptember

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Notes from Underground | Dostoyevsky, Fedor
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Time to catch up again!
This is my favorite #secondhand book. I can't say no to a well worn, much loved, broken in, heavenly scented used book 😍
#SisforSeptember

bookcollecter "I'm a sick man". One of the best opening lines in lit. 9mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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I had a very good birthday yesterday, and part of it was because I finally got to open my #fallingforfallswap box from the amazing @Yeah_I_Read !!Thanks so much Nina for everything! I didnt have any of the books but have been meaning to get the ravenclaw HP, beren and luthien and city of saints and thieves! The bonfire diffuser smells lovely, and the box of candy was a sweet #surprise! You're awesome! And thanks @Avanders for organizing the swap!

Yeah_I_Read Yay! I wasn‘t sure about City of Saints and thieves because it wasn‘t on your list. Enjoy!! 9mo
Avanders 🎃🎉🎃🎉🎃 9mo
Carolhreads Omg so pretty!! The copies of the ghost stories and the blue Harry Potter book 😍happy belated birthday!!!! 9mo
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The first book that comes to my mind when I hear the word sisterhood.
#sisterhood #SisforSeptember

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I have some catching up to do! These are some of my sexiest spines 😍
#sexyspine #SisforSeptember

readordierachel I have a couple of those international collector's library editions too! Inherited (read: pilfered) from my mom. 9mo
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Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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