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cassiopia

Joined September 2018

Bookworm. Italophile. I love a good psychological thriller. www.goodreads.com/cassiopia91 www.instagram.com/cassiopia91
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The Woman Inside by E. G. Scott
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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
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My Dad! | Charles Fuge
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Litsy family. I need your help. Can everyone tag me in something that bring you joy or makes you laugh? I lost my dad last night and it would really help me.

This is my favorite photo of my dad and I. It was taken a couple months after my nephew was born in 2010.

TheSpineView So sorry for your loss! 💔 5d
Kaila-ann I‘m so sorry for the loss of your dad!! 💔 5d
Marilyncjackson My heart breaks for you. Here is a huge Litsy hug 🤗. Ice cream and Anne Bishop novels. I always get good feels from both. 5d
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SamAnne Condolences. It so devastating to lose a parent at any age but harder when young. What a wonderful picture of you two together. 5d
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m sorry for your loss! 😢 Sending you healing energy at this time! 5d
Chelleo So sorry to hear this. I lost my father years ago and even though time has eased the bluntness of the pain, it still hurts everyday. Sending you comforting thoughts. 🤗💓 5d
AmyG I am so deeply sorry for your loss. 5d
Eyelit So very sorry for your loss 💜 5d
LauraBeth So very saddened to hear that about your dad. I‘m always thankful for the support I received here from my Litsy family after my mom passed away. We‘re here for you. ❤️ 5d
tournevis Silly cat or rabbit vids make me laugh! *huggles* 5d
C.Perone So very sorry for your loss 🙏💜 5d
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻💜 5d
Cinfhen I‘m so sad to hear about the passing of your dad. I don‘t have the proper words but please know that my heart is with you. 5d
squirrelbrain Very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. What a lovely picture of the both of you ❤️ 5d
JessClark78 I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 5d
Leftcoastzen So sorry for your loss.💔 5d
mrp27 My deepest condolences to you during this time of deep sorrow. 5d
julesG I'm very sorry for your loss. 💔 5d
Smrloomis So very sorry to hear this. Sending you some good thoughts. ❤️💛💚 5d
RachelO So sorry for your loss - sending warm wishes to you and yours. That is a lovely photo of you both❤️ 5d
QuietlyLaura I‘m so very sorry for your loss. I know that heartbreaking sadness and grief of losing a loved one and it is so hard. Hugs to you and your family. 😢💕 5d
BookwormM So sorry for your loss 5d
jdiehr My sympathies to you and your family 💜 5d
JoScho Cassandra I am so very sorry to hear this. Sending so much love to you and your family 🖤 5d
youneverarrived I‘m so sorry for your loss. ♥️ 5d
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and hugs. 😘📚📖 5d
BookwormAHN So sorry for your loss 💔 5d
SamHeartCoffee Very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 2 years ago and miss him every day. Sending warmth and love. ❤️😘 5d
quietjenn I an so very sorry for your loss. 💙 5d
kezzlou85 I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad 11 years ago so can relate. I send you lots of love. ❤💜 5d
Velvetfur I am so very sorry to hear this.... I am sending lots of love to try to help you get through xxx 4d
Reggie I‘m so sorry for your loss. 4d
Kaye My sympathy 💔 4d
JenReadsAlot I'm so very sorry for your loss 4d
OrangeMooseReads I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 4d
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry ♥️♥️ Thinking of you and sending strength ♥️♥️ 4d
Astroneman I'm so sorry. A big hug from Italy. 4d
LiteraryinLititz So sorry for your loss. ❤️ 4d
RubyRed My condolences to you and your family 😔 4d
Texreader Thinking of you! So sorry for your loss. 💙💙💙 4d
Melissa_J I‘m so sorry for your loss. 4d
hes7 So sorry for your loss! 💔🙏🏻 4d
SarahHarts_books I am so so very sorry for you! My heart is breaking for you and the pain and loss you are going through!! 😢💔 4d
Lauram I am so very sorry about your dad. 4d
BookNAround I am so sorry. What a devastating loss. 4d
readordierachel So very sorry for your loss 4d
Redwritinghood So sorry for your loss. 💔💔 4d
SW-T I‘m so very sorry for your loss😢 4d
CarolynM I'm very sorry for your loss. {{hugs}}💔 4d
Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢💔 4d
cassiopia Thank you all for all the support you've all shown me and my family. It really means a lot and it helped tremendously. I couldn't ask for a better community to be a member of. Thank you all 💜 4d
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I have 4 1/2 months to make a set of His & Hers afghans for my dear friend. She's getting married at the end of September and I am determined to have both blankets done by the time I have to drive back to Milwaukee for the wedding.

JoScho Oh you can do it! 2w
cassiopia @JoScho I sure hope so. I'm learning a new pattern for each one so I'm hoping it works out the way I want it to. 2w
CouronneDhiver That is such a great gift! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2w
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cassiopia @CouronneDhiver thank you :) I thought so too. I feel that gifts made with love are more meaningful. 2w
CouronneDhiver They really are... someone did that for us and I‘m still using them full-time, eleven years later 😊 2w
Kaye What patterns are you going to use, and are you using all the colors for both, or half and half ? 4d
cassiopia @Kaye I'm using all colors in both blankets. The one I'm going to do a chunky ombre. It's your standard double crochet but working with 3 skeins at one time. And the second one is going to be a chevron pattern with multiple stitches for a more textured look. 4d
Kaye Sounds pretty. I hope you‘ll share progress photos. I like the colors you chose. 4d
cassiopia @Kaye of of course I will! I can't wait to see how they both turn out. 4d
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Now that the secret is out, Barnes & Nobles pick for the June 11th discussion is Sarah Blake's new novel, The Guest Book. It was killing me not being able share this new with you all until today.

I will be starting this one tonight after tonight's discussion of Lost Roses.

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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How am I spending my day off? By trying to finish this book in time for book club tomorrow night.

Have a happy Monday everyone 💜

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Greatest. Day. Ever.

I was so freaking nervous to meet Gary Sinise today that I struggled with taking my walkie and name tag off, but it made him and his assistant laugh so it was well worth it 😂 AND he liked our store.

#holycrows #omgomgomg #thelifeofabookseller

julesG Soooo cooool! 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s so awesome!!! 🤩 3w
AmyG That‘s awesome! 3w
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JoScho Very cool! 3w
cassiopia @julesG @wanderinglynn @AmyG @JoScho it was so cool. He was really nice. 3w
MrBook One of my favorites!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 So incredibly happy for you! 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Mama says, "The best way to prepare for a book signing with Gary Sinise is to watch Forrest Gump." And by golly, that's what I'm doing when I should be going to bed early so I can look refreshed for the signing tomorrow.

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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So I did a thing and rearranged my room to create a little reading corner on my bed. I'm never leaving my room now 😂😂 .... just kidding 🤭

I'm also enjoying this book. It's taking me longer to read because of all the details compared to the last books I've read so I'm hoping to have it finished in time for book club night.

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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After taking this guy to the vet and finding out my gut instinct was right (he has to be on a prescription diet for now on), I can now relax on my day off and read.

LauraJ What a pretty boy! Glad he‘s okay. 🖤 1mo
cassiopia @LauraJ thank you 💜 1mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely kitty 1mo
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QuietlyLaura So cute! 💕 1mo
dariazeoli My dog is on a prescription diet. Just knowing and having a plan is such a relief. Glad your boy is ok 1mo
Johanna414 He is beautiful! Hope the new diet does the trick and resolves any issues! 1mo
JoScho Yep I have two dogs in prescription diet. At least it was nothing major-also Chewy is a good option for food. They verify your prescription through your vet and it is just delivered to your door. How is Texas treating you? 1mo
cassiopia @dariazeoli I'm definitely going to be "stalking "my cats litter box for the next week or so, but I'm glad that I got an answer today. 1mo
cassiopia @Johanna414 thank you 💜 1mo
cassiopia @JoScho I was looking into chewy and petco, but I'm going to see how long it takes to get through this 17 pound bag first. Texas is great. I love the store I'm at along with people there. I only wish I lived closer to my store. How's the house selling/hunting going for you? 1mo
Birdsong28 Hope he is ok. Hope he gets better soon 😘📚📖 1mo
JoScho It is going well. My house I am selling for a full price offer in less than 48 hours so waiting to close on that and we found a little house we love. 😊 4w
cassiopia Thank you @Birdsong28 💜 4w
cassiopia @JoScho that's amazing!! Congratulations 🎉🎉 4w
Purrfectpages That‘s news you can work with! What a cutie! 4w
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 3w
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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Getting a few chapters in before I call it a day. I hope everyone had a great Easter Sunday. Mine was filled with lots of laughter with my colleagues and a customer even gave me hug.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Holy balls!!! I did NOT see that ending coming! I thought that maybe this was overhyped, but nope. Worth every single hype. Now I'm sitting here wondering how to go about my day. Like, what is life right now?

For a debut novel, Michaelides nailed! I know what book I'll be recommending at work this weekend.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Today has been a very long day. I'm hoping to make a dent on this one before I fall asleep. I've been running on 3 hours of sleep today.

Soubhiville Aw, sweet face 🐱 1mo
Crazeedi Get some rest!! 1mo
RealBooks4ever Sweet kitty! 😻 1mo
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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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If you don't already know, Lost Roses is Barnes & Noble Book Club pick for the May 7th discussion and I couldn't be more excited!!

For all of my fellow Houston Littens, make sure to sign up for the event at the River Oaks store 💜💜

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1- The 80's 💜💜 I would LOVE to see Mötley Crüe back in the beginning. Or the Renaissance. To be in Florence back then would be amazing. To bad time travel isn't a thing 😏
2- I prefer paperbacks, but I'm contemplating on getting a nook.
3- Younger, I just turned 28 last month.
4- HAHAHA nope. I'm 1,421 miles from my home town.
5- ✔✔

#friyayintro @howjessreads

readingjedi Nice to see a youngster (sorry, SO patronising 😳) into quality bands like the Crue! 1mo
cassiopia Hahahaha @readingjedi no worries. I'm am OBSESSED with them. Love me some Nikki Sixx 😍. The 1st concert I bought tix for was for them back in 2011. I was so geeked that day. 1mo
readingjedi @cassiopia My husband saw them in '89!!! And he never really rated them! I've never had the pleasure 😭 1mo
Texreader 80s! ❤️ 🎼🎸🥁🎷 1mo
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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I'm having a very productive 2 days off by diving into my 3rd book 😄 I'm so excited to read this one.

Ms_T I loved this! 2mo
JoScho This one is crazy! 2mo
cassiopia @Ms_T @JoScho I'm so excited for this one. 2mo
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I'm not big on graphic novels, but my store received this ARC so I snagged it to cross off the #graphicnovel prompt for the #booked19 challenge. It's a cute origin story of Catwoman for a younger audience. Available 5/7/19

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I‘m with you on the GN genre...but a free ARC isn‘t a bad way to go!! 2mo
cassiopia @Cinfhen I'm glad I'm not alone on that. I'm going to bring it back to work so another booksellerq can read it too. 2mo
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I plowed through this book yesterday. I couldn't go to bed until I finished it. And the best part? I realized it counts towards on of the #pop19 challenge prompts ( #abookthatincludesawedding ) .

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The last time I read anything that was Romance , I was in high school. Here's to expanding my genre preferences.

NamasteReading I was just thinking the same thing. I am no mushy mushy kinda gal 🤣🤣 2mo
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A captivating story of a truly deep friendship, but one event divides the two women tearing their friendship apart. Young-sook can't forgive or forget what happened in Jan 1949, but Mi-ja tries to make amends, even from afar, for decades. Will Young-sook find it in her heart to finally forgive her friend?

All I have to say is make sure you have a box of tissue, and ice-cream, on hand before finishing this one. #uglycrying #bnbookclub

Soubhiville I just finished and loved it too! 2mo
cassiopia @Soubhiville I can't stop crying. 2mo
Bookish_B This is my next book. Can't wait! 👏🏼 2mo
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I don't know if it's the fact that I have a new *SUPER* comfortable mattress, or if he's still adjusting to our new home, but Domino has been more snuggly lately. I know it may not last long so I won't complain.

Time to get some reading in before going to bed for my 7am shift. SEVEN. A. M. I just may die. #coffeeplease

Endowarrior21 I will be at work for 2 hours when you punch in 😁 and I am working till 5 pm 2mo
cassiopia @Endowarrior21 I would not be able to handle that. I'm already not a morning person as it is. 5am would literally be impossible for me. Kudos to you. I bow to you. 2mo
CouronneDhiver I‘m a night owl but I start work at 7:00 am everyday... so brutal! 2mo
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LibrarianJen I‘m usually at work by 7 and first period starts at 7:25. I get up though at 4:45 to get me and the kids ready. 2mo
cassiopia @CouronneDhiver me too. I work retail and my SM knows I'm not a morning person so he schedules me to open once a week. 2mo
cassiopia @LibrarianJen omg!! I couldn't do that. Kudos to you. 2mo
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1- I treated myself to a new skirt today, and I'm buying the soundtrack to The Dirt tomorrow.

2- I love how goofy I can be. I like that it makes another person smile.

3- I would say I'm pretty awesome at crocheting beautiful blankets, and making up lyrics to random songs.

4- Idk who already participated so I apologize if you've shared earlier. @JoScho @RadicalReader @llwheeler @Dragon @DannyHattan @SailorMoon

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 2mo
JoScho 💜😊💜 2mo
SailorMoon Thanks for the tag 🤟🏻🌙💕 2mo
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Dragon Thanks for the tag @cassiopia , I‘m sorry I‘m late 🐉 2mo
cassiopia @SailorMoon you're welcome 😀 2mo
cassiopia @Dragon that's ok. I've been a little MIA lately so I understand 😊 2mo
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T-4 DAYS UNTIL THE DIRT IS ON NETFLIX!!!!!! I'm so f**king excited for it to be Friday. Like, y'all have no idea.

Who else is planning on watching the movie this Friday? I'm curious to see how the movie showcases Nikki Sixx's OD at Franklin Plaza Hotel.

Wellreadhead I‘ll definitely be watching! 2mo
cassiopia @Wellreadhead yass!! 🤘🤘 2mo
Godpants Cannot wait! 2mo
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Barnes & Noble pick for the April 7th book club discussion. I'm glad that we have a book club that picks books outside of what I prefer to read, otherwise I would have never bought this book. Here's to another great read.

Also, I LOVE being back in retail. I'm not cut out for a 9-5 job. For someone who hates change, I like having a sporadic schedule.

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5⭐

This may be my favorite book of 2019. I don't remember the last time I truly cried at the ending of a book, but I did with this one.

It's a remarkable book about all the different kinds of love one has for parents, siblings, and partners. It's full of unconditional love, forgiveness, and it shows how the two put together can bring siblings back together even after years of not speaking.

#pop19 #abookaboutafamily

kate_reads Loved this too! 3mo
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Portrait of Houston | Kathy Adams Clark, Gary Jr Clark
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It's been a busy two weeks for me, but I'm officially in Houston!!

As a early birthday present my aunt bought me a bookcase for my books, and she was kind enough to set up the cat condo for Domino 😍 I still have A LOT to unpack, but at least my books are already on the shelves. I start at B&N on Monday, and Book Club Night is Tuesday.

SW-T Congrats on everything! Hope you enjoy Houston 😊 3mo
C.Perone Congratulations 😊 3mo
Graywacke Welcome to h-town. And awesome, and full, bookshelves. 3mo
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DivineDiana Best wishes for your new adventure! 👏🏻👍🏻📚 3mo
Schnoebs Congrats! Hope you‘re already getting nice and comfy in your new place! 3mo
madamereadsalot1 Hi from a fellow Houstonian! 👋 3mo
Velvetfur That's a fantastic picture! Good luck in your new home 🏡😊 3mo
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Woohoo! I nailed my first 15,000 step day since I started tracking my steps.

I'm also in the home stretch of my countdown. 13 DAYS!... and I'm officially freaking out. I apologize in advance if I'm MIA over the next two weeks. There's still so much to do like getting my tires & brakes changed, and actually going through my clothes (at least I can part with 90% of my sweaters😂🤣😂). #houstonhereicome #litsywalkers

DarcysMom Yay! Congrats on a big step day! 👍😁 3mo
Tonton Congratulations! 3mo
Kaye Great job ! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 3mo
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Crazeedi Sounds like a big move for you? So awesome and good luck!!😊🧚‍♂️⚘ 3mo
Naj Great job! Congratulations 🙌🏼🙌🏼 3mo
cassiopia @Crazeedi yes, it is a big move. Wisconsin to Texas. 3mo
Crazeedi @cassiopia wow, big climate change too! Lucky you! Enjoy your new home! 3mo
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I finished listening to this audiobook last night and I loved the entire book. It is definitely eye opening, shocking, and disturbing at points. There were even a few times I found myself laughing. I love Nikki Sixx and I have even more respect for this man than I did before reading/listening to this book.

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Fuzzy blanket. Chocolate cake mug treat. Reading with my cat curled up by my hip. Definitely an improvement from how my day started. I feel like Wisconsin said "Um, yeah... you can't leave the state without getting stuck in snow so here's another couple inches to make that happen." So that's exactly what happened at 3:40-ish this morning. At least it happened right outside my house.

Kshakal I am so over this snow... we have gotten over 24” in 2 weeks 3mo
cassiopia @Kshakal you and me both. From growing up in the U.P. you'd think I'd love the snow, but no. I hate it. Can it be 40 degrees so it can melt already? 3mo
Kshakal @cassiopia agreed!! 3mo
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Book: tagged. I immediately think of my nieces and nephews when I look at this book in passing at work.
Movie: Definitely, Maybe
Song: Kiss by Dean Martin

#manicmonday @JoScho

TheSpineView My mother loved Dean Martin. I have not heard him in years! 3mo
cassiopia @TheSpineView oh I just adore Dean Martin. I love his music. I want my wedding song to be You Belong To Me if I ever get married. 3mo
JoScho 💘💙💘 3mo
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Today has been mentally exhausting so I was happy to not only find my first #botm box in the mail, but also a postcard from @JoScho 💜 Jody, the card was very sweet of you and it made my entire week. Thank you.

My new boss also confirmed that I'll be hosting the next B&N Book Club discussion on March 5th (yay!!!) so naturally I had to buy the tagged book from my current store since the discussion will be my 2nd day at my new store.

JoScho 🥰❤️ 3mo
GloVerdino How did your discussion for the only woman in the room go? My group really liked the book! 3mo
cassiopia @GloVerdino that's awesome! Due to the crappy weather we had here Tuesday night, 1 out of the 12 people showed up. I felt so bad because it was her first one, but we had a great discussion and she gave me a hug afterwards. 3mo
GloVerdino Awww, that‘s nice! You made someone‘s day at least! 3mo
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Definitely not book related, but I have to share 😊 Yesterday my colleague gave me her old Fitbit so today was my first day wearing one and I couldn't be happier with the results. Since leaving retail full-time, I've gained so much weight due to sitting on my a** all day & I'm on a mission to get rid of it. This is one of the MANY reasons why I love that I'm going back to retail full-time again 😍 #litsywalkers

wanderinglynn Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
DarcysMom Woo! Great job! 3mo
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I can't wait for my 1st #BOTM box to arrive so I bought this book at work tonight (40% off with the b&n membership!!). I've heard nothing but great things about this book so I'm sure I'll enjoy it 💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it!! Hope you will! 4mo
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I have 28 days left before I move and I need everyone's help.

I'm having a hard time creating a playlist for the 20 hour car ride. Can everyone comment with your favorite songs that pump you up? No genre is off limits 😊 Feel free to tag other Littens for their input as well.

Thanks in advance 💜💜

Kayla.Adriena Lately I listen to "Taki Taki" on repeat. I'm also obsessed with Panic at the Disco's "High Hope's" 4mo
xicanti "So What" by P!nk 4mo
jenniferw88 The majority of The Greatest Showman soundtrack!!! 4mo
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Soubhiville “Get the party started” or “Blow me (one last kiss)” by P!nk (I see you @xicanti !) 4mo
TK421 "If I Ever Stray" and "Photosynthesis" by Frank Turner. They always brighten my day. 4mo
LibrarianRyan Pump up the Jam. 4mo
RebL Get the Party Started by P!nk seems obvious. Also, you pretty much have to have something by P!nk since I‘m not the first to name her. 4mo
Reggie Black Eyes Peas- Hey Mama, Zhane-Hey Mister DJ, Expose-The Point Of No Return, Brainstorm-Lovin‘ is Really My Game, Groove Armada-Superstylin. 4mo
Gaylagal2 It Takes Two-Rob Base, Natural - Imagine Dragons, Zombie - The Cranberries! I've got many, many more but didn't want to take up all your space 😂🤙 4mo
cassiopia @Gaylagal2 you can add as many as you'd like. I'm open to ALL the suggestions. 4mo
cassiopia @Gaylagal2 I also have a 128gb classic ipod, so space on there isn't an issue. 4mo
Kayla.Adriena Here's some more from my playlist : Miss Murder -AFI, K Flay, Heaven Knows -the Pretty Reckless. Seven Nation Army - White Stripes, and Hymn for the Weekend -Coldplay 4mo
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1) -24 but feels like -46

2) 85-95

3)72

4) Raining, but no storms. Just rain.

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4mo
cassiopia @wanderinglynn you're welcome 💜 and I will do my best. 4mo
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I enjoyed this book more than I anticipated. The ending pissed me off. To know how hard Hedy worked towards not only escaping her abusive first husband, but also finding a way to help defeat the Axis Powers with an invention that could have changed the entire outcome of WWII to be dismissed because she was a beautiful movie star is infuriating.

#pop19 #anovelbasedonatruestory

Crazeedi Yes to what you said. I've enjoyed all her books, there is a new one coming out, Darling Clementine 4mo
cassiopia @Crazeedi when is it supposed to come out? I will definitely read that. I'm also going to pick up a copy of The Other Einstein. 4mo
Crazeedi @cassiopia not sure when I only saw a blurb at end of this book also carnegie's maid is good 4mo
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You know the severe weather Wisconsin is getting is extremely serious when bars VOLUNTARILY close. So what will my evening, all day Wednesday, and possibly Thursday consist of? Reading. And lots of it. To all the WI Littens, please stay inside over the next couple of days. Nothing is worth the risk of frostbite or death. Stay safe, love you all 💜

CouronneDhiver I got frost nip once, on my ear, and it was not pleasant. Stay warm! 4mo
JenReadsAlot This will be me tomorrow! Ridiculous outside. 4mo
DivineDiana Good advice! 4mo
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Stephaniereads1 Stay safe 4mo
Mollyanna You know it‘s bad when Wisconsin bars close... ☺️. Stay warm! (edited) 4mo
Christine 😜 so true re: the bars!! Wishing you safety. ❤️ 4mo
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In hour 13 of constant snow fall. This is NOT how I imagined house sitting for my aunt when she asked me to do it 3 weeks ago. I'm stranded until whoever my aunt hired can come plow the 1/4 mile long driveway. Good thing I have a book.

squirrelbrain A book and a cat! What more do you need?! 4mo
Purrfectpages Hope you get out soon! 4mo
cassiopia @squirrelbrain wine, chocolate, and a crackling fire. 4mo
cassiopia @Purrfectpages the guy came to plow 10 minutes after I called into my 2nd job.🤦‍♀️ 4mo
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My wonderful co-booksellers @Janie2 and @hamletsghost joined the Litsy community. Please help me show them why I love this community so much 💜😍

@LitsyWelcomeWagon @RaimeyGallant @LibrarianRyan @TheReadingMermaid

Avanders Welcome!! 🤗📚 4mo
jillannjohn Welcome! 4mo
TheReadingMermaid Welcome @Janie2 & @hamletsghost I know you're just going to love it here!! 💕🤗🤗💕 4mo
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C.Perone Welcome!! 4mo
Cweeeevs Welcome, I'm new here too! 😄 4mo
SassyBookworm Welcome to the best bookish community ever!!!😏 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome @Janie2 and @hamletsghost :) Tag me in the comments of your first posts so I can signal the Litsy Welcome Wagon on your pages. :) 4mo
Marilyncjackson Welcome to Litsy 4mo
madamereadsalot1 Hi! You've come to a good place! @Janie2 @hamletsghost 4mo
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Y'all, I have amazing news!! Today I had a video call scheduled which I assumed was going to be a 3rd interview, but instead it was a job offer. I LANDED MY DREAM JOB via 2 phone interviews and 2 amazing references. I'm so unbelievably happy right now I think I may cry a little. 😂😂

RebL w00t! Congrats! 4mo
SailorMoon Congrats!!!!!!!!!! 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Congratulations! 🎉🎉 4mo
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Nebklvr Woohoo! 4mo
MyBookSwapClub So happy for you! What will you be doing in your new job? 4mo
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 4mo
Ms_T Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
JoScho Yay!! That is so awesome! Congrats 💕😊 4mo
MellieAntoinette That‘s awesome. Congratulations. 🍾🎈🎉 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 amazing!!!! 4mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations! 🍾🎉What is your new job? 4mo
Mollyanna Congratulations!!! 4mo
MaleficentBookDragon Congrats!!!🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Maggie_Reads Congrats! I‘m a Houston girl!! Welcome!! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
C.Perone Congratulations!!! 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Huge congratulations! 🎉 4mo
Dragon Congrats! Happy dance 💃! 🎉 4mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 🎉🎉 4mo
cassiopia @MyBookSwapClub @Lcsmcat I will be one of the Sales and Inventory Managers at one of the Barnes & Noble stores. 4mo
cassiopia @Maggie_Reads woohoo!! That's awesome, and thank you 😊 I would love to meet some of the local Littens after I get situated. Is that a thing? 4mo
Lcsmcat @cassiopia Great! I hope you love it! 4mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 4mo
Reggie Yay congrats!!!!! 4mo
Maggie_Reads @cassiopia I haven‘t heard of any local Litten meetups here in Houston but I‘d love to meet a fellow Litten. What B&N location will you be working at? 4mo
kezzlou85 Congratulations. 🎉 4mo
youneverarrived Congrats!! ❤️ 4mo
cassiopia @Maggie_Reads I'll be working at the River Oaks Shopping Center. 4mo
Maggie_Reads @cassiopia That location is a nice store. I live down the street from The Woodlands location on the north side of Houston. 4mo
cassiopia @Maggie_Reads girl!!! I love The Woodlands 💜 I've gone to a few concerts at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a few concerts. 4mo
Maggie_Reads @cassiopia the pavilion is literally 5 minutes down the street from my house. 4mo
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Here are #20factsaboutme for new, as well as old, followers to learn about me. Coming up with 20 things was hard (I started struggling after the 8th thing 😅😅)

I'm tagging 10 of my new followers, but don't wait until you're tagged to join in on the fun 😊
@Cweeeevs @Marina_h @Ericalambbrown @kaitlynvazquez3404 @biblecoffeebooks @SailorMoon @Mariposa_Bookworm @caraltmcbride @LWagoner @Spencer_Labbe @sunnyaltman

SailorMoon Well well well... I can't help but love your #20ThingsAboutMe, especially because three points out of 20 are Italian-related (guess where I'm from LOL)!!! What is it that you studied about Italian culture in university? 4mo
Judybskt Love #9 4mo
cassiopia @SailorMoon we mainly focused on society and culture. The head of the Italian department at my university is big on the anti-mafia movement, and she's a feminist so we did a lot of analyzing on the roles of women in the mafia portrayed in film and history. We also focused on the Italian Holocaust in a few courses. And obviously language studies. Unfortunately, I haven't spoken the language in a few years. 4mo
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cassiopia @Judybskt 💜💜 I may be slightly obsessed with Brett Eldredge. He touched my hand at the 3rd concert I went to and I was on cloud 9 😍😍 4mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️🤓👍 4mo
Judybskt @cassiopia He‘s adorable! I‘ve only seen him once. The other times I was drunk and didn‘t make it in for the opening acts. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
SailorMoon @cassiopia such interesting subjects! Did you come to Firenze for holidays or did you take a semester here? 4mo
cassiopia @SailorMoon I was there the for the spring semester of 2015. I lived with a really nice family who invited me to join them for Easter lunch- it was such an honor. I truly miss that beautiful city. I loved walking along the Arno River. I want to go back so bad. 4mo
Bookjunkie57 The wonderful thing about tiggers 💙💙💙 4mo
Kaye 14 is unusual. Did you ever fall and get hurt before ? 4mo
cassiopia @kaye I'm constantly falling down stairs or tripping up them. It's bad. 4mo
SailorMoon @cassiopia sounds like you really had the time of your life over here, I'm glad to hear it! Italia can't wait to have you back ;) 4mo
HOTPock3tt @cassiopia I love piercings!! (Especially my navel one! Also used to have a right Tragus ring) and I‘m from Michigan too ☺️ (edited) 4mo
Reggie Ugh, #20 for some reason ever time someone sings The Chair at karaoke I get ready eyed. 4mo
cassiopia @HOTPock3tt that's awesome! I have both my tragus done, nose, micro dermals and a few others ☺ 4mo
cassiopia @Reggie I lost it at "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" every time I hear "I've Got a Car" I'm a blubbering fool. 4mo
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Less than 40 days left until I move across the country. Today I had my 2nd interview which lasted an hour like the 1st one (I think it went really well). I also packed up all my books and yarn (3 boxes worth) while also tossing some old notebooks from my undergraduate courses. I think I'll tackle my clothes and movies on my next day off.

mdhughes72 County or country? 4mo
cassiopia @mdhughes72 country, thank you. I fixed it 😄 4mo
mdhughes72 A cross-county move could also be a big deal! 4mo
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cassiopia @mdhughes72 that's true, but it would be less nerve wracking or so one would hope. 4mo
Lcsmcat Glad the interview went well! 🤞🏻 4mo
mdhughes72 My son moved from Michigan to Houston in 2017 and he couldn‘t be happier. Best wishes to you! 4mo
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Even though I have the physical book, I opted to listen to Nikki Sixx read it because 1) I love him & 2) listening to him tell his story of addiction is not only powerful, but emotional. The fact that he can be so openly raw to the entire world is just so inspiring and gives me hope to keep fighting my fight against Depression. I know it's not the same thing as drug addiction, but there are some similarities. #pop19 #abookwrittenbyamusician.

Jeannineth I heard recently that his wife is expecting. He has been through hell and back. 4mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Would love to read this - stacked 4mo
cassiopia @Jeannineth I know, it's so exciting!! I was confused for a bit when I heard because he had a vasectomy done. I guess they did IVF. He has been, which is why I think he's such an inspiration. 4mo
cassiopia @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled so far I really like it. The tagged book comes out on Netflix on March 22nd. So I'll have to read that one too. 4mo
Victoriahoperose This is one of my favorite books ever. It‘s so well written and has stayed with me for a very long time. 4mo
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Portrait of Houston | Kathy Adams Clark, Gary Jr Clark
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As the countdown continues I'm getting more nervous and excited as each day goes by.

I have a phone interview at 3pm today, and I couldn't be more anxious. Phone interviews are already hard because I can't really read the interviewer, but this one is more nerve racking because it's for a position I REALLY want. I know that it's perfect for me and vice versa. Please cross your fingers and toes for me🤞🤞

SW-T @cassiopia Good luck! 4mo
Judybskt You got this! 4mo
wanderinglynn I empathize with you in phone interviews. I hate them for that exact reason and always feel like an idiot afterwards. But my last phone interview turned into a job offer. So have faith. You‘ll do great! Best wishes! 🙏🏻🤞🏻💜 4mo
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readordierachel 🍀🍀 4mo
C.Perone 🤞🤞 4mo
JoScho Good luck! I am sure you will be awesome! 4mo
Tonton Break a leg! You got this 4mo
Marilyncjackson 🤞🤞 4mo
Birdsong28 Good luck 🍀🍀🍀🍀📚📖 4mo
gradcat Hope you get it...good luck! 🍀 4mo
cassiopia @SW-T @Judybskt @wanderinglynn @ReadOrDie @C.Perone @JoScho @Tonton @Marilyncjackson @Birdsong28 @gradcat Thank you all so much for the best wishes and good luck vibes 😍😍 I hard core nailed that interview!! Now to wait to find out what the next steps are going to be. Thank you all so so much. Much love 💜💜 4mo
JoScho Damn right you did! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
C.Perone Woooooo!!!👏👏👏 4mo
gradcat Yay! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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If you haven't visited your local B&N lately, you'll be happy to know that the February book has been announced(I volunteered to lead the discussion for my store). The best part? It satisfies the #pop19 "a novel based on a true story" prompt ? #happyreading #historicalfiction

MellieAntoinette Yaaassss! Just bought this yesterday! 4mo
Reecaspieces This is a fantastic read 4mo
cassiopia @Reecaspieces yay!! I usually don't read historical fiction, so I'm happy to hear it's fantastic. 4mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Finished my 1st ever reading challenge prompt! And let me tell you, this book DID NOT disappoint. Cliffhanging chapters, unexpected twists, and a main character who shows time after time that she's full of bravery and strength. Definitely 5⭐'s from me.

#newin2019 #booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this!! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m so mad I didn‘t choose this from #BOTM!!! Great review 4mo
allthingskayla This book is so good! I was hitting my couch and squealing at one point due a plot twist. 😂 4mo
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cassiopia @allthingskayla yess!!! I dropped the F bomb at work because of one of the comments that Ashley made. Such a good book 4mo
cassiopia @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you will love this one. Definitely worth the hype 😀 4mo
cassiopia @Cinfhen yiu can still get it from BOTM, right? Otherwise it's available for sale on Tuesday. I'm definitely going to upsell it work over the next month 😁 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @cassiopia great!!! We are reading it in April for our buddy read!! 4mo
Cinfhen Yes, as long as it‘s not sold out I can add it through #BOTM 💞😊 4mo
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While on one of my breaks at work today I literally yelled out "WHAT THE F**K!!" while doing a little reading. My colleague that borrowed the book to me asked where I was at and I told her and my store manager was like, "So do you recommend that book?" I looked at him tried to say "Yes" but I couldn't produce any sound. Guys, this book is so damn good! Gahhh!!!!

Reviewsbylola I just got this one! 4mo
cassiopia @Reviewsbylola it's so good! 4mo
JoScho Putting it on hold now! 4mo
Soubhiville Wow that‘s high praise! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 4mo
Dragon Stacking! 4mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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1- Teleport. I'd get too consumed with other people's thoughts if I could read minds. Plus it sounds like dangerous territory.

2- I have to take my time reading the tagged book. At one point I was so freaked out I karate kicked my bedroom door open 😂

3- Yes, to focus on being happy and open to new experiences.

4- Friends and Schitts Creek.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

MyNamesParadise The audiobook cd just came in for me at the library! 4mo
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1- The best is yet to come ?

2- Seeing how my next chapter will unfold.

3- "Are you retiring yet?" my grandpa to me. It's his way of asking when I'm coming over to visit because he misses me.

4- All the love goes out to the entire Litsy community. I adore you all ???

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 4mo
CouronneDhiver Aww 🥰Are you retiring yet? Yes please 4mo
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The Tao of Pooh | Benjamin Hoff, Ernest Howard Shepard
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The audio had me feeling "meh". I didn't take as much from this book as much as I wanted to. I don't if it was because of how he narrated, or if it was something else. Maybe I'll give it another try by reading it later down the road.

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I just adore Betty White and I loved that her reading her book felt more like she was sitting down with me and chatting like we were friends.

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I may have been slightly naughty at work today, but I couldn't help myself.

I LOVE Nikki Sixx, and Mötley Crüe, so I had to get his book while also ordering the 10th anniversary edition of "The Dirt" because the movie will be on Netflix come May ???

I found the cozy mystery by chance and it'll be perfect for one of the #pop19 prompts. Plus I laughed a little too hard at the title because it's super corny like me ?

Amiable That's an interesting book pair! 😀 4mo
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