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CaliforniaCay

CaliforniaCay

Joined March 2017

Former Bookseller. Current Proofreader. Ravenclaw. Maji of air. House Stark. Lover of books and all things nerdy. #litsylove 💌
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The Undead Truth of Us | Britney S. Lewis
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Gorgeous cover for a gorgeous book 😍 I thought this was very original so it's hard to compare it to any one thing, but it reminded me of John Green's Turtles All the Way Down, Black Swan, and the Perks of being a Wallflower, with some zombies and Van Gogh art thrown in 🤪🧟‍♂️ this is a book about grief, loss, anxiety, love, heartbreak, and I highly recommend it to all YA readers. Happy to review this in exchange for the ARC from Netgalley 🤗

CaliforniaCay Publish date is 8/09/22 🤗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💚💙 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I watched the show 1st then read the book and I like them both equally which is rare! The show was quiet and slow, not a lot of dialogue, focused more on character development, which I love. Reading the book afterwards, I was surprised at how close the adaption was, and was happy to see more of the characters thoughts, which filled in a few blanks left out in the show. Not for everyone but it's worth the hype in my opinion. Glad I finally read it!

UwannaPublishme Hope you‘re doing well, Cayla, and staying warm during this crazy California cold front! 🥶 3mo
CaliforniaCay @UwannaPublishme same to you Donna! I've barely noticed the weather since I'm still being a hermit 🙈 but feeling ready to start venturing out again. You'll read all about it in my very long catch up letter, on its way to you soon 😉 2mo
UwannaPublishme We‘ve been hermits here too. 🤪But when the sun peeks its head out, I run to the beach for a little walk and some fresh air. Take good care! 🤗💌 2mo
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Poet in New York/Poeta En Nueva York | Frederico Garcia Lorca
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¡Por fin! Yo terminé este libro desdes unos meses y me encanta! 🥰😍 In addition to the poems, there's also a very informative intro, and some of Lorca's letters to his family from the time he wrote the poems, so it's like reading 3 books in one! Despite this being a bilingual edition, I still found myself looking up several words on each page that didn't quite 'match' the translation, and made lots of notes and learned a lot of new vocabulary.

wanderinglynn I love his poetry. 💜 This book is on my TBR. 3mo
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✅ Kim's Convenience ✅ stunt man✅ Shang-Chi
✅ SNL host ✅sesame street guest
✅ multilingual ✅ musician ✅ hot ones champ
✅ PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Simu Liu has done it all! So excited to read his book! Comes out 5-3-22 😍😍😍😍😍

rabbitprincess This is on my list! I think I‘ll buy it for my brother and borrow it from him later 🤣 3mo
BiblioLitten I loved watching Kim‘s Convenience and he really came out in support of the characters and how stereotypically they were portrayed. 3mo
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Night (Anniversary) | Elie Wiesel
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Post 4 /4. My first read of the new year...was the most depressing book I've ever read. This first hand perspective of Auschwitz is a unique one. Wiesel packs years of horror, history, and his own personal development into a little over 100 pages, telling his story in a blunt, brutal, but eloquent way. An important book everyone should read.

Kenyazero A brutal start to your new year, for certain. An excellent read, though. 4mo
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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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Post 3/4. Like the blurb on the front cover says, this book was "F***ING OUTSTANDING"!! I had to resist the urge to highlight and underline every sentence, I was so enraptured from start to finish ? I loved that there's spanish slang throughout. I loved that the main character is a round, brown, "queer Puerto Rican babe" and I love that it takes place mostly in Portland, one of my favorite cities.

Sharpeipup Just booked a trip to Portland so if you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them... 4mo
CaliforniaCay @Sharpeipup POWELL'S! The last time I was there I only had a few hours to spare and I spent every last minute in POWELL'S! I've only been to Portland thrice and each time always revolved around that amazing bookstore so that's really my only recommendation. Voodoo donunts is pretty cool too 🍩😎 4mo
Sharpeipup Thanks! It‘s on the list! 4mo
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readordierachel One of my favorite books! So good 4mo
Kenyazero Now that you've read the novel, have you read the graphic novel? I've only read the graphic novel so far, and aim to read the novel soon. I enjoyed the graphic novel but I don't know what it would be like for someone who's read the novel. 4mo
CaliforniaCay @Kenyazero I had no idea there was a graphic novel! Thanks, I just stacked it 😁 4mo
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These Branching Moments | Jal?l al-D?n R?m? (Maulana)
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Post 2 /4. My first Rumi ?? I enjoyed it enough to want to read more. One of my favorite lines: "Journeys bring power and love back into you. If you can't go somewhere, move in the passageways of the self" ??

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Leaving Home: Stories | Hazel Rochman, Darlene Z. McCampbell
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Time to play catchup! Post 1 of 4. I found most of the stories in here to be pretty dry but I connected with a few of them, especially the ones that included several spanish words throughout. And I just found out from NPR the other day that the Toni Morrison short story in here (Recitatif) is considered "rare" and will soon be getting republished for the first time in a long time, so I'm glad to have a copy already ?

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Permanent Record | Mary H. K. Choi
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I gobbled this up in a few days and it was delicious 😋 I didn't find the 'love interest' to be very likeable and even though the main character was kind of a dick sometimes, I found their interactions to be incredibly entertaining. I love how diverse the characters were and how many pop culture references were packed into each page. Lots of laugh out loud lines and an ending that wasn't quite a cliffhanger but left me wanting more.

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Spanish books #1 and #2. I preferred the tagged book to Making out in Spanish because it was hilarious and included a lot more slang. Both titles are a bit misleading because they are mostly common phrases with just a few pages dedicated to dating/sex. I found helpful phrases and facts in both and will definitely refer back to them along my #Spanish journey moving forward. Estoy lista para mas!

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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After reading the Binti trilogy I was craving another space adventure with black characters. This one hit the spot but it is completey different from Binti. I loved how original this story and the characters were. I've never met anyone like Aster before and I found her so strange but relatable in some ways. Very unique, engaging story. I want to read everything by Rivers Solomon now!

Butterfinger I really enjoyed this book. 6mo
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This wasn't as mind blowing and life changing as I was expecting it to be, but I get the hype and do believe it's worth the read. One of my favorite quotes:
"There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth."

IuliaC I read this one 20 years ago and I remember I found it quite original at that time, but I had no idea it was written in 1988. Even 33 years later, I think it still is a beautiful novel 👍 6mo
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Dreaming in Cuban | Cristina Garca
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Some belated birthday gifts from a couple of friends who know me well 🤗 I've read Their Eyes were Watching God before, but I didn't own this beautiful version 😍 and I've never even heard of Dreaming in Cuban but I'm all about everything Spanish these days so it's right up my alley! 🇨🇺

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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I have not posted on here in a while but I have been reading! Time to play catch up. Pictured are the books I found today in a little free library. I'm most excited about the spanish grammar even though it's old. I've heard great things about Murakami and Ferrante but have never read anything by them 🙈so I'm looking forward to those as well.

Lindy How lovely to find such treasures! Enjoy. 6mo
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A close up of the books I'm most excited about from Powell's. I've been practicing Spanish daily since last May and keep finding ways to immerse myself into the language with music, TV, movies, etc., But I haven't read any Spanish books yet. ¡Estoy muy emocionada! 🤗

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Thirtysomething Stories | Writers of Thirtysomething
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I turned 30 today! And I celebrated in a very bookish way. I set out to get 30(ish) books from Powells, and after a 13 hour drive to get there, mission accomplished 😬 I also got a bunch of cool postcards I can't wait to use for my #litsylove

Hazel2019 Happy birthday!🎈🎁🎂 What a great way to celebrate!!!! 8mo
Mandoul Happy birthday! What a great way to spend it, like the book equivalent of an all you can eat buffet 😀 8mo
Sleepswithbooks That is so awesome!!! Happiest of birthdays to you 🥳📚📚 8mo
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kspenmoll What a great great birthday gift to yourself! Long drive- happy birthday! 8mo
Traci1 Happy birthday! 8mo
Karkar Happy birthday!!! 8mo
ShelleyBooksie Happy Birthday! 8mo
RedxoHearts Happy Birthday and Happy Reading! 🥳 8mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 8mo
NikkiM5 Happy Birthday 😊 8mo
Avanders Happy birthday!! 🥳🎂 And what a fun idea for celebration! 8mo
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 8mo
Gissy Happy birthday 🎂🎉🎊🎈🎁 8mo
Reign_1982 Happy birthday 🎉🎉🎉🎉 8mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 8mo
mrp27 Happy Birthday! What a fantastic adventure. 📚📚 8mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Birthday! I love that place and could think of nothing better than browsing and buying yourself birthday treats! 8mo
Kdgordon88 Sounds like a great birthday! Happy birthday 🎈🎂🎈 8mo
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 8mo
UwannaPublishme How cool! What a perfect way to celebrate! Happy 30th!!! 🤗❤️🎂🎉🎁🎈📚📚📚 8mo
Reggie What a very cool day. Happy Birthday!!! 8mo
IuliaC Happy birthday! 🎁🎉 8mo
TheLudicReader Happy birthday 🎈🎂🎁 8mo
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How to See | Thich Nhat Hanh
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Another quick little mindfulness read to cleanse my pallete before diving into my next couple of books. Pictured with my Mala beads, which I've been incorporating into my meditation practice, as well as a few other books from the series. I highly recommend these books if you want something quick and simple, but full of positivity and tips on how to live a more mindful life ✌🏾😌✌🏾

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need these!! 9mo
UwannaPublishme Love his books! 🙌🏻 8mo
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Quick and interesting little read. I'm not sure I would pay to go to a silent retreat, but I did like reading about what it's like. And it did give me the idea to try a silent retreat at home. Which on the surface sounds very easy, but considering how much time I spend staring at my phone and watching TV, I think it would be difficult to go without them for a few days 🤔

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I didn't connect with as many of these poems as I would have liked. But it contains one of my all time favorites (Do not go gentle into that good night), and I found several lines throughout that I liked. "And from the first declension of the flesh/I learnt man's tongue, to twist the shapes of thoughts/Into the stony idiom of the brain/To shade and knit anew the patch of words/Left by the dead who, in their moonless acre/need no words warmth." ?

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I loved this book and would highly recommend it to any and all sci-fi/fantasy fans! Major black panther vibes with the technologically advanced African civilizations. I can't wait to see the hulu adaption! A quote from the book that I feel perfectly sums up the main character: "Binti was change, she was revolution, she was heroism" ????????

Libby1 This looks AMAZING. 10mo
MeganAnn Wait… Hulu is adapting this into a tv series?!?! OMG 😱 🎉❤️ Loved this so much I am now freaking out at this news! 10mo
Kayla.Adriena Ahhh i have this in a tbr stack! Must get to it quick!! I've sci fi! 10mo
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Dear Emma | Katie Heaney
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This was between a so-so and a pick, because none of the characters were likeable and nothing really happened. I'm going with a pick because despite how annoying the main character was, I found myself relating to her in some ways, and overall I found it entertaining...but I wouldn't exactly recommend it 😆 I added it to my TBR a while ago after loving the authors first book, and I'm glad I was finally able to cross it off my list 🤗

BookishMarginalia I like the cover 🤓 10mo
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Ramona Blue | Julie Murphy
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Good read for summer vibes 🌞

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Thanks so much @Blerdgal_Fenix for the lovely care package! I've been MIA from litsy for a little while. Works been busy and I've been distracted with some things. But I have been reading and slowly catching up on some #litsylove. I will start posting again soon, in the meantime just stopping by to say hi to you all and thanks to everyone's who written recently. Happy reading! 🤗

SW-T Glad to hear you‘re doing well! 😁 Take care and happy reading. Hope the crazy schedule slows down some. 10mo
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Masks | Amara Lynn
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I'm slowly but surely sending out some masks along with my #litsylove responses. Some of you have already gotten some - thanks @CoffeeNBooks and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for posting pics of yours - some of you have some on the way! If anyone's interested in Harry Potter, Dr. Suess, or other bookish themed masks handmade by my sister-in-law, feel free to check out her online store here ⬇️
https://m.facebook.com/cottonhugsbylui/

MySharonaK These are absolutely fab!! 13mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I love the one with Hedwig on it! 🦉 13mo
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charl08 These look so great! 13mo
Soubhiville These are so cute 🙂 13mo
AmyG Thise are just great! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love mine!! ❤️ 13mo
NikkiM5 Love these masks and just followed you on Facebook. ❤️ 13mo
CoffeeNBooks Thanks for the info! I just shared it with a friend who really liked the Dr. Seuss mask you sent me, and wanted to know where she could get one. She loves Dr. Seuss so much that she & her husband had a Dr. Seuss-themed wedding. 13mo
UwannaPublishme Love mine too! 🤗💕 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are so pretty 💗💗 13mo
CaliforniaCay @CoffeeNBooks that is so cool! I've never heard of a Dr. Seuss wedding 😲 I hope your friend was able to check out the site and order some masks for herself! 🤗 13mo
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I've been in a YA kinda mood lately to distract myself and escape. This cute, quick read hit the spot. I don't usually care for love at first sight stories so I'm surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. Loved that the interracial romance of the author and her husband was reflected. Felt compelled to watch the movie right after and was not disappointed 🥰

magyklyXdelish I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while and the movie looks great ♥️ glad you enjoyed it 🤗 14mo
allureofbeauty Love how your bookmark matches it. 14mo
Reggie I loved this book. Have you read her husband‘s book? It‘s so good and he talks in the back about how his parents didn‘t talk to him for 10 years because they didn‘t approve of their marriage. It‘s a great book. 14mo
CaliforniaCay @magyklyXdelish I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it when you get around to reading it 🤗 14mo
CaliforniaCay @Reggie I haven't read Frankly in Love, stacked! I believe both Nicola and her husband have new books coming out this year. I want to read everything by them now! 14mo
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This is one of those books that, had I read it at a different time in my life, I probably wouldn't have liked it. But because I read it at this current point in my life, where I'm on a path of self love and self development, I really connected with it. I highlighted a lot and I really do believe that honoring the 4 agreements will make life easier and more enjoyable. Not for everyone, but a good read for an open mind 😌

IuliaC Stacked! I read The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz and enjoyed it 😊 1y
NikkiM5 Four Agreements was an amazing book. I also enjoyed Mindworks by van Warmerdam. It is longer but it helped me work/think through a very hard time. 1y
CaliforniaCay @IuliaC good to know you enjoyed Mastery of love, stacked! 14mo
CaliforniaCay @NikkiM5 I haven't heard of that one but sounds interesting, also stacked! 14mo
UwannaPublishme Love this book! 🙌🏻 14mo
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Wow thanks so much @Lovesbooks87 for the lovely surprise! I'm looking forward to this one 🥰

Lovesbooks87 I hope you don‘t have it. I saw were you had stacked it. I got two BOTM boxes last month and they told me to share the extra books with friends! 😀 1y
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Wonderful Wednesdays | Eddie Robertson, Sylvia Robertson
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🌼 Paperbacks
🌼 I used to love reading in my bedroom closet, or cupboard under the stairs (thanks to Harry Potter) as a kid!
🌼 I'm very grateful for my penpals. The #litsylove folks of course, but I recently joined another penpal group within my online yoga community so I've recently gained some new penpals. Getting snail mail always puts a smile on my face 🥰
Thanks for the tag @Crazeedi and I tag anyone who wants to play!

Crazeedi And thanks for the note, will be writing soon 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #2 💛💛💛 1y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said? It's amazing! A must read for everyone! This should be required reading for high school! A coming of age story from a refreshingly different perspective, filled with life lessons ranging from racism and religion to hustling and heartbreak. Noah is absolutely hilarious and a very talented writer. This book was unlike any other memoir I've ever read and I hope he writes another soon!

SamAnne Agreed! 1y
Blerdgal_Fenix I loved that book 1y
dainarmb RIGHT? I knew he was funny bc of his choice of career, but actually reading his story made me really appreciate his humor and humanity. Glad you loved it! 1y
IMASLOWREADER AMAZING BOOK 1y
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Just as I Am: A Memoir | Cicely Tyson
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A mere 2 days after her book was published 😔 Atleast she had a long life 🖤🌹

SW-T She was supposed to be interviewed by Tyler Perry on Monday as part of a virtual book tour. I was thinking of signing up when I saw this. Heartbreaking 💔💔💔She was such an icon and an amazing actress. 😢💔 1y
MallenNC The timing with her book release is so sad! But I‘m glad she was able to live so long and enjoy her accolades. 1y
HOTPock3tt I had just heard about this book! And was curious to read about her life. Omg so sad 1y
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Chelleo This really broke my heart 😢 1y
KVanRead Just saw her interview with Gayle King on CBS.😢 1y
UwannaPublishme 😢💔 1y
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Just as I Am: A Memoir | Cicely Tyson
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This was released today! I only know Cicely from a few small roles but I look forward to reading more about her life (she's 96) and her career which has spanned over 60 years! What a woman 😍

TheBookHippie I saw all the press for this! Looks good. 1y
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This is the funniest book I've read since How to Archer, another book written solely for super fans of the show its based off of. I highly recommend if you're in need of a laugh, but only to other fans of the show. If you read it and you're not familiar with the gang's banter then you'll probably be very confused and slightly offended 🙃

NikkiM5 Omg I didn‘t know they have books 😂 stacked! 1y
Leftcoastzen 😂👏 1y
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A collection of letters written by celebrities to their younger selves. Not a bad book but the letters were too short in my opinion, not a lot of depth but there were some encouraging words. It was a perfectly short and sweet read to jumpstart the new year though. I'm going to try to read 4 books a month so here's the rest of the stack I hope to get through for January 🤞🏾🤞🏾

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Late post - this was my final read of 2020. It was very fitting, considering that I live by myself and went the entirety of December without seeing anyone to reduce my risk of getting/spreading covid. I hope our restrictions ease up and the numbers go down soon because it has been a lonely month 😔 but this book made me feel a bit better about my situation. Sarton writes about solitude in a very empowering way. I hope to read more of her work!

MittenGirlPeach Ahhhh, Journal is wonderful! I bet it was perfect indeed for December. I have all of May‘s work; she was an amazing writer and complicated, fascinating, person. I think my favorite is Plant Dreaming Deep. An absolutely luminous book. (edited) 1y
she.epeolatry Thank you for sharing. It seems like it should definitely be added to my list as well. I hope we can get through this safely and all resume voluntarily solitude and also socialize as well. That‘s the way it should be. 😃 1y
CaliforniaCay @MittenGirlPeach that's so lovely to hear! I had never heard of Sarton before this. I stumbled upon this book in a used book shop years ago. After finishing it the other day I looked her up and was surprised she has so many other books! I'd love to read them all eventually, I think I'll start with Plant Dreaming Deep 😌 1y
CaliforniaCay @she.epeolatry so glad you agree! I just checked the news and saw that ICU capacity in my county dropped from 19% to 6% in the last few days. And the strict restrictions are predicted to last the rest of the month atleast. So it looks like January will be another lonely month for me. But atleast I'll get lots of reading done, and being on litsy makes me feel less alone 🥲 1y
batsy I love this book. I read many years back during a difficult time and it became like a friend to me ❤️ I keep reminding myself to seek out more of her work! Plant Dreaming Deep is on top of the list. 1y
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This was a quick read. A short collection of holiday centered stories that take place throughout the authors life. This was a re-read for me so I knew exactly what to expect going into it. I would recommend this to fellow fans of Burroughs, or someone with a dark sense of humor, but would NOT recommend to people looking for a light and fluffy holly jolly Christmas story 😏

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Promised Land | Barack Obama
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1. I probably won't finish it but I'm really looking forward to starting Barack Obama's new book in January! (Tagged)
2. I regret not reaching my goal of 50 books for the year but it's been a hell of a year for everyone so moving on!

I invite anyone who wants to share, to play along 🤗
@TheSpineView thanks for the tag @Read-y_Picker

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Happy Friday | Blue Ridge Art
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to those who celebrate 🤗 To those who are like me and opting out of any festivities this year, Happy Friday! Thanks to my fellow #litsylove littens who sent Christmas cards! Since I didn't decorate it was nice to have a little bit of cheer around 💚❤

Crazeedi Merry Christmas!!🎁🎄🌠☃️❄ 1y
IMASLOWREADER what a cute corner...merry christmas 🎄 1y
Gissy Nice!🎄💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️ 1y
kspenmoll Your cards look festive! 💚❤️ 1y
UwannaPublishme Merry Christmas to you! 🤗❤️🎄🎁🎅🏻 1y
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Keep Calm: A Thriller | Mike Binder
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Some more artwork from my mom ❤💚

BethM So cool! 1y
AmyG I love it! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 1y
readordierachel Awesome! 1y
kspenmoll This is fantastic! 1y
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Christmas Surprise | Sue Bentley
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Thanks again to @GraceZ95 for the awesome, thoughtful, early Christmas gifts! I decided to not celebrate this year so it was nice to know that you cared enough to spoil me with goodies anyway! 😆All the books and Brooklyn 99 stickers are perfect, the journal and handmade bookmarks are so beautiful 😍 the candy is almost gone, the stationary will definitely come in handy and the Hamilton mug is my new favorite!! I love #litsylove ❤💚

GraceZ95 You‘re so very welcome dear!! 💖💖 I‘m glad you loved everything! I also love that I knew NOTHING about 99 when I bought those so I didn‘t have the proper appreciation for the stickers that I do now, NINE NINE!! 🙌🏼🤣 1y
dainarmb An appreciation for 99, Hamilton AND stationary...did we just become best friends?! What an awesome gift bag- you killed it @GraceZ95 ! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR Love the hedgehog 😍 1y
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CaliforniaCay @dainarmb you have good taste! Are you a fellow letter writer? Litsy has a lovely letter writing group I'm a part of if you're interested 🤗 1y
CaliforniaCay @TheNeverendingTBR right? I named him Button cuz he's just so darn cute 🤩 1y
dainarmb @CaliforniaCay I'm a writer, but never really fell into the habit of letters! 1y
CaliforniaCay @dainarmb nice! I'm a fellow (aspiring) writer myself. If you ever do decide to develop a letter writing habit, we'll be here for ya 😃 1y
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Finally finished my Halloween read! The 1st story was pretty creepy and drew me in, but I really hated the 2nd story so I was stuck on it for a while (I don't feel the need to read a fictional account of gun lovers killing innocent people, just seems unnecessary and it didn't fit with this collection) the 3rd story was meh but the 4th story drew me back in. This was my first Joe Hill and I'd like to read more from him
@IMASLOWREADER

Danielthewriter Agreed. Overall mixed bag. But he's got several really good books too. I'd recommend his short story collection Full Throttle the most. 1y
CaliforniaCay @Danielthewriter thanks for the rec, stacked! 1y
IMASLOWREADER ohh ill add this one on my list...the heartshaped box scared me and so did nos4a2. 1y
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Holiday Cheer | Rochelle Alers, Angela Benson, Shirley Hailstock
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November was a slow reading month for me. But I was productive with my #litsylove! Several holiday cards went out today, Happy December everyone 🎄

Texreader Wow! Impressive!! 1y
ImperfectCJ "Several" would appear to be an understatement! I'm impressed! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!!! ❤️💚 1y
UwannaPublishme 🤗❤️🤗❤️ 1y
Chelleo Whoa!!! 🤩😍🤩😍 1y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Wow! One of my most anticipated new reads of the year just showed up on my doorstep yesterday along with a beautiful postcard! Thank you so so so so much for this random act of kindness @catiewithac !!!! I love #litsylove💛🧡 🥰💚💜

NeedsMoreBooks Have you checked the live cover through Google lens? 1y
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Some Boys | Patty Blount
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Not on theme for this month but I couldn't resist diving into another YA. Grace is raped by one of the most popular boys in school and instead of hiding what happened she is very open about the assault. But when video of the event is posted online no one seems to be on her side and she is slut shamed. She ends up finding support from an unlikely friend to get through it. Some sad moments but ultimately a happy ending. Thanks again @iread2much 🤗

iread2much You are so welcome! I‘m glad you liked the book 😄 2y
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I devoured this one in a couple of days 😍 Loved it way more than I was expecting to. Reminds me very much of Perks of Being a Wallflower. Which makes sense considering the author is close to Stephen Chbosky and even had a hand in making the movie! It's sad but not overwhelmingly so, and had a nice, satisfying ending. Definitely recommend to fans of YA. Perfect fall read, pairs well with a cup of cocoa @JanuarieTimewalker13

JanuarieTimewalker13 Great!!! Thank you so much for tagging me. Ok, bumping this up, hopefully to a November read!! So happy you enjoyed it.. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Finally read this book!!! Enjoyed it! And I neglected to say this before, but that cup of hot cocoa looks amazing!!! 1y
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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I loved this book! If you're a fellow fan of Augusten Burroughs then this will be right up your alley. If you're not familiar with his work it may seem a bit odd. A grown man claiming to be a witch? Not for the skeptical, but I believe he is a witch! Centered on his transition from the city to the country in his middle age with his husband and 4 dogs, Augusten reveals parts of his present and past that are too strange to not be supernatural. 🔮👻

Leftcoastzen Beautiful photo! 2y
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Some Boys | Patty Blount
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Thanks @iread2much for the generosity! I'm especially looking forward to the tagged book. #litsylove

iread2much You are very welcome! 2y
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Found a pic on Facebook for all you word nerds out there 🤣
#litsyhumor

BiblioLitten 😁 2y
Prairiegirl_reading 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Reggie Lol 2y
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🐢I'm not exactly like the main character in the tagged book but I saw a lot of myself in her
🐢I played volleyball all through high school. I don't keep up with sports but I've always loved the summer Olympics and used to be obsessed with Michael Phelps
🐢I'm really grateful for my job and for #litsylove - both keep me busy and sane🙃
🐢Thanks for the tag @eeclayton - I tag anyone who wants to play! #thankfulthursdays @Cosmos_Moon

eeclayton I love the summer Olympics too 😊 2y
Cosmos_Moon I looove the olympics! Track is my fav, but I love swimming, gymnastics... and Winter Olympics, too! 2y
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Not book related but I thought it would be appreciated here. This is a pic of RBG my mom sketched 🤗

Texreader Wow! She‘s an amazing artist!! 2y
Tanisha_A Wow! Soo good 🙂 2y
GHABI4ROSES OMG INCREDIBLE😭 2y
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Reggie Wow! 2y
readordierachel That's beautiful! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Awesome!! 2y
IMASLOWREADER wowzers!!! amazing work...what a loss tho (edited) 1y
Nute Wow! Mom‘s got talent! 1y
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Lots and lots of love | Modern Curriculum Press
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Lots and lots of #litsylove going out 🤗 I'm only 6 letters away from being completely caught up. But don't get me wrong, I love having a stack of letters waiting to be replied to. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 If anyone is interested, this letter writing group is open to any and all littens!

Sace Is there a sign up form somewhere? 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Sace - Check with @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - she and @TheBookHippie are the hosts!! 2y
NikkiM5 Oh I would so love to do this, but my handwriting is so bad 😂 2y
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CaliforniaCay Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for tagging them! 2y
CaliforniaCay @NikkiM5 if you really wanted to join don't let your handwriting stop you! I don't have the neatest handwriting myself. But you can always type if you prefer 🤗 2y
TheAromaofBooks I hate to jump in on other people's posts, but also know that not everyone gets to check in every day so sometimes I answer questions just in case 😂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Sace you can email me at loverofbooks75@gmail. Com 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @NikkiM5 believe me! It will be fine!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheAromaofBooks thank you!! I wasn‘t able to get on much yesterday! 🥰 2y
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