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LauraJ

LauraJ

Joined February 2016

I need more coffee. INTJ 🐍
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Munchkins...remains of a witch...
Hollywood is a strange place to live.

Soubhiville 🤣😂 11h
Leftcoastzen Wow, rough night. 11h
LauraJ @Leftcoastzen Well, it‘s not often that you see a crack pipe and crayons together. 🖍 6h
LeahBergen Wtf?? 😆 2h
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What in the hell was I searching for that brought me to this?!
(And I can‘t believe there are no Litten reviews!)

Meaw_catlady Wow!!! Those titles. Just wow. 1d
BookInMyHands 🤣🤣🤣 Too much awesomeness 🤣 1d
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Rachel.Rencher What in the world 😂😂😂 1d
tournevis I had heard of the first, but no the second. Not reading them. Nope. 1d
Exbrarian I have never really had an interest in erotica... Until now! 1d
squirrelbrain 😉😳😮 1d
Soubhiville Get to work #LitsyAfterDark crew! Lol. 1d
taraWritesSci Your search history must be wild! 🤭 1d
BlameJennyJane 🤣🤣🤣🤣 1d
Redwritinghood Um . . . 😱😱😂😂. I hope your Amazon homepage isn‘t filled with this stuff now. 14h
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 13h
LauraJ @Redwritinghood Right now it‘s just Norwegian authors and cat food. If we‘re lucky, maybe some more fun books will pop up! 6h
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Pickpick

This book is as much about the Romanov sisters as it is about their immediate family. I don‘t think it‘s possible to tell their story any other way because the family is so tightly knit. And none of these young women ever had the chance to develop their own lives. It‘s a sympathetic look at the family with just enough history to give the Romanov family‘s circumstances context. The audiobook is also excellent.

Daisey Good review! This has been on my TBR for a while, but I just never seem to get to it. 2d
LauraJ @Daisey It had been on mine for a long time too. Glad I finally around to it. 2d
ValerieAndBooks Looks great! Stacking. 2d
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Guess who just stole her first bookmark 🔖 😈
#catsoflitsy #hpbuddyread

cathysaid Awww...I bet you‘re proud. 2d
Leftcoastzen Is that the demon child that was so angry in a previous post? (edited) 2d
BookNAround What a sweet little purr pants! 2d
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LauraJ @Leftcoastzen Yes. She‘s warmed up to me, but is still bullying the dog out of her bed. (edited) 2d
Leftcoastzen @LauraJ 😂a little toughie !😻 2d
Meaw_catlady Awwwww!!! Adorable 😻 2d
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Audio-kitten-taming. Should I name her after one of the Romanov sisters? This vicious beast kicked the dog out of her own bed. #catsoflitsy

LeahBergen Tatiana? 😆 4d
Heideschrampf Maybe she's more of a rasputin? 4d
Leftcoastzen Tough little monkey! 4d
BookishTrish Anastasia? 4d
LauraJ @Heideschrampf Rasputina! Just like the cello band who were big in the 90's. Suits her. 3d
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I intended to just skim a bit of this one, but I‘m now 170 pages in.

rubyslippersreads This looks wonderful! 4d
LauraJ @rubyslippersreads It‘s heavy on the sisters‘ lives and light on politics so far. 4d
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Had to borrow this from ig
So LA.

Leftcoastzen 👌😆😂 6d
bewareofwords I love Overheard LA 😂😂😂 6d
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Jazzlife | William Claxton, Joachim E. Berendt
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I love this book. And so do all the kitties.
#catsoflitsy

Palimpsest Great photo! 1w
RealLifeReading Love this photo! 1w
cbowlin1921 Aww he‘s so cute! 1w
Tamra So like my late Opus. 💜 Special place. 1w
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So, my book club‘s consensus is that the trilogy doesn‘t work as well as reading all seven books in the series. Start with Foundation and it‘s a so-so. Start with Prelude to Foundation and it‘s a pick! And everyone else in my club giggled at Wienis too!

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Foundation's Edge | Isaac Asimov
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So, I‘m not gonna finish all seven books before book club tomorrow. Unless this super-sweet COFFEE Slurpee keeps me up all night. The flavors are usually mislabeled at my 7-11, so even though I wanted low-sugar blueberry, I‘m not too disappointed.

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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Oh my gosh! It‘s like a Matryoshka doll of mind f*cks!
Mind control wrapped in another layer of mind control wrapped in more mind control. Is there such a thing as free will? The trilogy pays off 🖤

CoverToCoverGirl Those eyes are mesmerizing! Lol 😆 2w
mcipher I love how the kitty matches the book - great picture! 😆😆 2w
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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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New foster kittens have already figured out how to hog the reading chair. #kal

guinsgirlreads 😍😍😍 2w
Tamra Cuties 2w
Meaw_catlady Awwwww!!! 😻😻😻 2w
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Leftcoastzen They learn fast!😻 2w
TK-421 😻😻 2w
Julsmarshall So adorable! 2w
Beatlefan129 So cute!! 2w
AlaMich Awwww!! 😻 2w
JazzFeathers Adorable little fellow 2w
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Foundation and Empire | Isaac Asimov
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Hey, now! No one warned me that there would be clowns in this sci-fi! 🥺

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Pickpick

I‘m not sure if this would be a pick if I hadn‘t read the two books in the series that occur before Foundation (which were written much later). There are basically five different stories that take place in the same “world” and there‘s not enough time spent with the characters for me to be really drawn in. I‘ll have to see how this book fits into Asimov‘s scheme.

Heideschrampf So which would you recommend startung with then? 2w
LauraJ @Heideschrampf I'm not sure yet. I'll let you know when I finish. 2w
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Foundation and Empire | Isaac Asimov
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Some #bookmail on a dreary LA day. Think I can finish these before book club next week?
#bookhaul

LeahBergen I bet you can! 😄 3w
Bookwomble I like those covers - very stylish. 2w
LauraJ @Bookwomble Cooler and less expensive than the U.S. versions! 2w
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I‘m an old timer!

TheBookHippie Me too!!!! 3 months after ya!! 3w
LauraJ @TheBookHippie I guess that makes us “early adopters.” 🙌🏼 3w
TheBookHippie @LauraJ ❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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LeahBergen I was surprised at my date (May 2016). I thought it was after that! 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Me too! 3w
Birdsong28 September of that year for me. 📚📖 3w
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Audiobooking it so we can celebrate Lola Petunia‘s 13th birthday with our traditional rotisserie chicken. It‘s even funnier hearing the narrator say #wienis repeatedly. #pugsoflitsy

rretzler Happy Birthday to Lola Petunia! You guys are listening to a great book! 3w
LeahBergen Aww! Happy Bday to her! 🍗 3w
Leftcoastzen Awwww,Happy Birthday!🐔 3w
xxjenadanxx Happy Birthday Lola Petunia!! 3w
Mynameisacolour Yayyy! Happy Birthday Lola Petunia! 3w
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Am I the only one who giggles every time they hear the name WIENIS? This chapter has me in hysterics. #nevergrowup

LeahBergen 😆😆 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I wonder why that name isn‘t trending?? 😳😂😂 3w
LauraJ @CoverToCoverGirl maybe if I make it a hashtag - #wienis 3w
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teainthelibrary I‘ve been reading this too! It‘s so good!! 3w
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣🙌🏽 3w
LauraJ @teainthelibrary Are you reading the whole series? 2w
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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The audiobook was mesmerizing at times. Wish a bit more of the plot would have revolved around the building of the aquarium, but overall a good book.
#catsoflitsy

Erofan 😻 3w
Meaw_catlady Great pic! 😻😻😻 3w
readordierachel I love this picture 😆 3w
Dragon 😻 3w
LauraJ @Meaw_catlady @readordierachel Thanks! This is my foster kitten, Sabrina. She‘s a trip. 2w
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Drinking my $5 cold brew and reading while waiting for a haircut at the only place in my neighborhood that charges less than $100. Fingers crossed that I don‘t end up with a mullet.

Heideschrampf I love these editions! 3w
LauraJ @Heideschrampf Me too. Though I‘m not sure why it doesn‘t include Forward the Foundation. 3w
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I was going to read, but this audiobook has me under some kind of spell.

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Another winner, though I did get a little bored with each villain rambling on about their respective brilliant plots only to be defeated because they didn‘t shut up and act faster. However, as a kids‘ book, it‘s totally understandable. 4/5. #hpbuddyread

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Oh my gosh, Littens! #FreeComicBookDay falls on MAY THE FOURTH this year! And I have the day off!

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Godpants Same! 3w
tournevis Same. A first. 3w
DGRachel I‘m apparently a true Hufflepuff, even down to my donut choices. 😆💛🖤💛🖤 3w
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MelissaSue81 Ravenclaw, which is what I would consider myself as well. Weird! 3w
AlaMich Slytherin here! And now I want donuts🍩 !!! 3w
LauraJ @AlaMich @godpants @tournevis Well, when it‘s time for a donut run, I know who to send. 🍩 🍩 3w
Meaw_catlady slytherin!! This test is the most accurate!! Thanks for sharing! Now I need a dozen donuts and some coffee and a Harry Potter marathon... 3w
RamsFan1963 Hufflepuff through and through... 3w
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Thais in Los Angeles | Chanchanit Martorell, Beatrice "Tippe" Morlan
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It‘s the Thai New Year Festival today. The parade lines up right in front of my apt. Torn between reading and watching. Happy Thai New Year, Littens! 🇹🇭
#24b4Monday

Heideschrampf Happy new year to thailand! 4w
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Totally sucked in by the cover!

#24b4monday

JoScho I downloaded this one too 4w
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Mehso-so

This is a basic halftime coach‘s pep-talk, but military style. And “make your bed” is basically starting your day with any task you can successfully accomplish. This sets you up for a series of successes throughout your day. Got that? No need to read the book. I just gave you an hour of your life back.
#24b4Monday

xxjenadanxx I have this one waiting on my Kindle. Maybe there is a reason I keep skipping over it! 4w
LauraJ @xxjenadanxx the audiobook is available for free on Libro.fm until midnight. 4w
xxjenadanxx @LauraJ thanks for the info but I don‘t listen to audiobooks , unfortunately I just can‘t get into them. 4w
TheReadingMermaid Great time sweetie! 👏🙌 4w
Andrew65 Well done on the time you‘ve got to. 😊 Good luck on the final day. 👍 4w
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Finally, my weekend starts! Probably won‘t make it, but I‘ll have fun trying. #24b4Monday

Andrew65 Fun is the most important thing. 😊 4w
TheReadingMermaid Yes! That! ⬆️⬆️⬆️ 4w
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Libro.fm is offering some free books for #indiebookstoreday. Get ‘em here ➡️ https://libro.fm/ibd

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Trying to do these reading challenges, but someone is making it difficult.
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid #kal

TheReadingMermaid Hahaha 😹😼😽 1mo
ShyBookOwl 😹 1mo
Andrew65 Oh no! 🙀😼😽 1mo
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Leftcoastzen This happens to me often, so despite our wonderful technology, I jot down where I am time wise on a piece of paper now and then.🙀🐈 1mo
rretzler 😻😹🙀 1mo
Susannah Oh my goodness! I‘d forgive that sweet baby anything. 😻 1mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh goodness.. gotta love her / him anyway! Cats do rule! 😊 1mo
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Watching the draft and reading. Very disappointed in the lack of colorful player names so far.

Billypar I really thought Hingle McCringleberry would go earlier 😁 1mo
GloVerdino Haha! We‘re waiting for Drew Lock to get drafted, then I‘m going to bed! 1mo
LauraJ @Billypar 😹. Where‘s this year‘s HaHa Clinton-Dix or Barkevious Mingo? No D‘Brickashaws! I also enjoy watching for the clothes. So much better than a red carpet. 1mo
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Billypar Oh wow, those are real ones! It's been a long time since I've watched the NFL draft, so all my funny names are from Key and Peele. 1mo
LauraJ @GloVerdino Looks like you may be in for a late night. 1mo
LauraJ @Billypar That‘s one of my favorite Key & Peele skits‘ 1mo
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Cecil is keeping my seat warm and NOT my book, unlike Abby. He‘s the good cat. And geez, it took a long time to get to Hogwarts. #catsoflitsy

Eyelit That sprawl! Comfy kitty 😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen Cute !😻 1mo
LauraJ @Eyelit Cecil is very proud of his long legs. He never strikes a loaf pose. 1mo
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My next cat is going to be see-thru.
#kal #hpbuddyread

Amiable 😻 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😹 1mo
Purrfectpages 😂 🐱 ❤️ 1mo
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BookishTrish This is also my wish 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahaha!! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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Forward the Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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We‘re listening to this on audiobook and Cecil is not a fan of the narrator.
#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻Beautiful kitty! 1mo
rretzler 😻 One of my favorite series - too bad the narrator isn‘t good. 1mo
LauraJ @rretzler I‘ll read the rest myself. I can see why it‘s a favorite. 1mo
valeriegeary 😂😂😂 1mo
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Happy Easter, Passover, Martini Day ( @cathysaid ) or whatever spring fertility rite you‘re celebrating!🐣🐇🐣
Abs and I are about to jump into the next #HPbuddyread title.

TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 those look yummy! 1mo
LauraJ @TheReadingMermaid Yes! 🤤 The frosting is made from whipped cream and Abby likes the wrappers. 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
cathysaid That looks heavenly! 🎂 1mo
GypsyKat Adorable! ❤️ 1mo
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Someone Knows | Lisa Scottoline
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Mehso-so

This gets off to a slow start because there are so many characters. Some are irrelevant. The first half of the book takes place while the main characters are 15. Lots of cliches here. The second half picks up 20 years later and moves along at a typical thriller clip, which is entertaining. Then it ends. Pretty decent. It ends again. Eh, okay. And again. And now it‘s just stupid. Not one of Scottoline‘s best.

RadicalReader Love this cat‘s expression 😂😂😂🐱🐱🐱 1mo
rretzler 😻 1mo
LauraJ @RadicalReader this is foster kitten, Sabrina. Her sister got adopted next week and hopefully she‘s getting a permanent home this week. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Great review! 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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My book club discussed this tonight. It‘s a pick, but there is a lot of repetition and the writing style veers from fact-based to flowery prose. Zuboff makes a good case for how little most people know about the extent of personal tracking that occurs in the internet age. She warns that we need to protect our rights to privacy while we still can. Facebook is consistently the worst offender. You‘ve been warned! Overall, good food for thought.

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Someone Knows | Lisa Scottoline
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Going to start this one before the cat lays on it.
#catsoflitsy

RadicalReader Most adorable kitten in the litsyverse 1mo
Leftcoastzen Ohhhh too cute! 1mo
AlaMich 😻 1mo
Susannah What a sweet baby! 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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Prelude to Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Reading this for my book club and may very well read the ENTIRE series. Action, adventure, politics, and scary stuff right out of a Yuval Noah Harari book...but written 30 years ago. #classic #catsoflitsy #scifi

julesG I'm admiring the cats. 😻 1mo
Erofan 😻😻😹 1mo
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My #packingpages dream vacation would be Edinburgh...with a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde tour and of course, all things Hogwarts! Must bring the above mentioned book and leave room to bring tons home.

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Prelude to Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Been trying to finish the last 30 pages of this book all week, but the foster kitten is not a fan of lunchtime reading. #kal

Leftcoastzen Awww,so glad you foster kitties, that‘s wonderful. 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
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There is no #dinnerandabook with these two around. Not even an audiobook! Sabrina took a bite of my sandwich the second I got absorbed in the book. If anyone wants to adopt...or stick to a diet, these girls are available.
#kal #catsoflitsy

candority Adorable! 😻 1mo
kspenmoll What absolute cuties!!! 😻 1mo
SassyBookworm Too cute!! 😻😻 1mo
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Dragon 😻 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Leftcoastzen So adorable!😻 1mo
lroseriver Gahhh such cuties!!! 😍 1mo
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Foundation Trilogy | Isaac Asimov
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I love the people in my book club so much! Anyone else have this dilemma? #bookishproblems

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Late to the game. This is the book I‘ve been packing with me for the last week. It‘s my book club‘s April selection. It‘s long and occasionally scary. #packingpages

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This doesn‘t work as an audiobook. I‘m a foul-mouthed person, so I know how swearing is supposed to sound and this is not it. Wondering if the curses were added to up the word-count so this would meet some publishing requirement. Anyhoo, there is some solid advice presented and some really questionable information. With the wealth of books available on mental health, there are better options.

Susannah Love the fangs. 2mo
cathysaid “I‘m a foul mouthed person so I know how swearing is supposed to sound.” 😂🤣😂🤣 Hell yeah! 👊 2mo
AlaMich @cathysaid 👍🤣🤣 2mo
LauraJ @cathysaid I read another review that said it sounds like advice from someone who‘s trying to be “the cool mom” and failing miserably. (edited) 2mo
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Tater-tot is helping me at work today and we‘re giving this audiobook a try. Current state pictured above.

Erofan 😻😹 2mo
GondorGirl Oh, Tatertot! 😻😹😻😹 2mo
AlaMich 😻😊 2mo
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Beatlefan129 So helpful! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hahahaha 💙 2mo
Clwojick Aweeee 🐱 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️ 2mo
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In honor of one of our favorite Littens, these two foster kittens shall now be known as @MrBook and #TaterTot. Long may they reign!!!
#catsoflitsy

kricheal Awww 2mo
julesG So cute, the cats and the names. 2mo
squirrelbrain Aawww so cute! Loving the names! 😻 2mo
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LeahBergen Awww!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BookwormAHN So cute, nice choice 💙 2mo
rretzler Love the kitties! 2mo
booklahoma Great names and beautiful kittens! We're gonna need more pics....😸😸 2mo
Wife Cute!🧡🧡 2mo
MrBook Whaaat?! 😱😱😱😻😻😻😻😻 I‘m so incredibly honored! ☺️☺️☺️ Thank you, @LauraJ 🤗🤗🤗 . I‘m going to have to visit these namesakes. 2mo
rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😻 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
Rachel.Rencher That's so cute 😍 2mo
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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band | Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars
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You can read this book as a Crüe fan and that‘s cool. It‘s fun. But you can also read it as a snapshot of how women were treated less than 20 years ago. This was normal. Sheesh!

RadicalReader Best pic ever pawesome pet as always 2mo
Sweettartlaura This book ... 😳. I knew they weren‘t choir boys. But damnnnnn ...😕 2mo
BestDogDad Awesome picture! 🎸😸🎸 2mo
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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band | Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars
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Guess I‘ll be sitting on the floor. Hope he lets me have my book back.
#catsoflitsy

AmyG Kittens! 2mo
Stephaniereads1 Awwww so sweet. 2mo
candority Oh my goodness 😻 2mo
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Lauram Cutest thing I‘ve seen all day! 😻 2mo
britt_brooke OMG 🐱💕 2mo
TaciturnWhenReading Squee!! Soo cute!!! 2mo
Chelleo 😻😺😻 2mo
mcipher OMG so cute!!! Now I want a couch full of kittens even if they do steal my book... ❤️😆 2mo
CoffeeNBooks So cute! 😺 2mo
JacqMac 🥰 2mo
readordierachel So. Much. Cute. 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl How adorable! Future reading buddies in the making! 2mo
Exbrarian Kitties! 2mo
JoScho This is the cutest!!! 2mo
olivia.ferz They're adorable! 💕 2mo
glitterkitty459 😍😻 2mo
Dragon 😻😻😻 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😻💖😻💖😻💖😻💖😻💖😻 2mo
cariashley Ahhhhhhhhhhh 🤪😱 2mo
TheLibrarian Serious cuteness overload. 😻😻😻😻😻 2mo
LeahBergen Eeeeeee! 2mo
Purrfectpages Omg this picture is the best! 2mo
Reagan-reads Cats AND The Dirt?! Brilliant 2mo
AlaMich You are drowning in cute over there!!! 2mo
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Prelude to Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Love these UK covers! Still need to find the other three books in the series. The Foundation Trilogy is my book club‘s May selection, but being all-out-nerds means most of us have opted to read all seven in the series.

Avanders Oooooh 😍 2mo
rretzler One of my favorite authors and one of my favorite series. But of course, you have to read the Robot series and Empire series along with! 2mo
LauraJ @rretzler It may take me awhile, but I‘ll get to them too. 2mo
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