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CaliforniaCay

CaliforniaCay

Joined March 2017

Former Bookseller. Legal clerk. Ravenclaw. Maji of air. House Stark. Lover of books and all things nerdy.
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Halloween Friends | Rita Walsh
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Not really book related, but I wanted to thank all you littens for posting your Halloween pics yesterday! It's one of my favorite holidays and for the first time in a while I didn't dress up or celebrate at all. Scrolling through litsy for a bit made me feel like I was celebrating vicariously through you all! It was so fun seeing everyone's costumes and swap pics, I felt like I didn't miss out on the holiday one bit. Happy November everyone 🎃

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1w
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Love getting to know my fellow littens. I wanna play! And I invite anyone else who wants to play to join in too.
❤ Sacramento, Ca
🧡 28 (I like to think I'm already 30 though. I'm soooo over my 20s)
💛 It's my dream to work in the book publishing industry as an Editor to start with, until then, I'm a legal clerk at a law office
💙 She/her
💜 State I live in + Cay is short for my full name Cayla
💚 Happily Single!
#gettingtoknowyou @JoScho

Rachel.Rencher I feel you, I'm only 23 and I'm already over my 20s 😅 3w
JoScho Thanks for sharing 😊❤️ 3w
wanderinglynn I like Sacramento—I lived there for a year when I first moved to California. My favorite ice cream shop, Gunther‘s, is there. 🍦 3w
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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One chunk of #litslylove going out tomorrow. Still lots more to catch up on!

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SLAY | Brittney Morris
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Congrats to @Librarybelle on your milestone and thanks for such an awesome opportunity to win with your #200kgiveaway!!

A book I'd love from my TBR is the tagged one, Slay because the description sounds like nothing I've ever read before and a story I can see myself in which is rare. Plus, that cover!! 😍🥰

Librarybelle Thank you! And yes, that cover is awesome! 4w
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Tongue Twisters | Amy Mullen
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Congrats to @RestlessFickleBookHoarder on her milestone! And thanks for such a fun #giveawaykerfuffle. One of my favorite silly words is discombobulated. There are a lot of other fun ones I like, like flibberdigibbit, but I decided to go with a word I actually find myself using on occasion 😛

Sace That is a good one! My goal this week is to use flibertygibbit! 1mo
Chrissyreadit I love this word too! 1mo
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I LOVED THIS BOOK! I honestly didn't like it at first, and I kept putting it down because the first 100 pages felt very slow to me. But I'm glad I picked it up again because I devoured the last 400 pages. This was such a well written, fun, unique, magical story. But with dark enough elements to keep it from getting cheesy. Definitely worth the hype! I can't wait to read her next box, coming out in November!

ShelfRighteous I loved this one too🤩 I wish I can experience it all over again🎪 3w
CaliforniaCay @ShelfRighteous I know what you mean! Even though I just read it I already wish I can relive it. I hope a movie comes out soon, I feel like this has the potential to be an amazing adaptation ❤ 3w
ShelfRighteous @CaliforniaCay Yes but like most cases I dont think they can do justice to it🙈 Books are way better😬 3w
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Charmed | Michelle Krys
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Congrats @LoverofLit on your anniversary and your milestone! And thanks for such an awesome #ThePowerofThreeGiveaway!
My answers:
1)Fantasy, YA, biographies, poetry
2)Sweet
3)Splurge on buying a book, or magazine, or plant, occasionally paint my nails

LoverofLit Thank you! ❤ I love a good splurge! 1mo
Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎊🎉🥳📖😋 1mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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@UwannaPublishme YOU BEAUTIFUL MAGICAL CREATURE!! I came home to your box of goodies the day before my birthday and it was such a nice surprise. You totally spoiled me!!! But I absolutely loved everything thank you thank you thank you so much!! And thank you for the heartfelt note as well, I will be responding shortly. I am so glad we connected through #litsylove you are THE BEST 😘💙💜💚💛🧡

UwannaPublishme Yay! So glad you‘re enjoying the goodies. I hear California Girls love surprises. 😉Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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I had an excellent birthday yesterday! I conquered one of my biggest fears and drove to San Francisco by myself just to visit the famous City Lights Bookstore.(It's only a 2 hour drive away but a hectic city to drive in!) It has a very fascinating history behind it, but long story short it's famous for publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl. It was a lot smaller than I was expecting but still cool and worth the trip. I'm happy with my little haul 🤗

NeedsMoreBooks Happy belated birthday! 🎂 2mo
Tamra You are my hero! I despise city driving too. Happy Birthday. 🎉 2mo
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Your Birthday, Your Card | Robert Lee Camp
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One of many birthday posts! Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, especially those of you who wrote to me, it's always nice to get a happy surprise in the mail. I love #litsylove! Thank you notes will be sent soon ✉📬🖊🧡

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This book was a bit disappointing. I found the super long, unnecessary, overly-explained #hashtags to be repetitive and annoying. And some of it was obvious filler. But I'm giving it a pick because the last few chapters about money issues, living alone and being single and happy were refreshingly relatable. And the audio edition had a little interview with her and her new boyfriend that was kinda cute. I still want to read her first book 🤔

Megabooks I thought her first book was better!! I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
Emilymdxn I didn‘t know she‘d written another book! Looks like I shouldn‘t expect it to be as good as You Can‘t Touch My Hair but I‘ll probably give it a go with my expectations in check. I love listening to her voice and how she reads them 2mo
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This book won't be for everyone. While it wasn't a traditional self help book, it does have a lot of self help vibes, and at the time I read it, honestly, it was what I needed to hear. Jen Sincero uses blunt honesty and personal stories to basically get across that - sometimes shit happens. But we are all capable of moving on and shaking things up to improve our ways of thinking and our bad habits. I would like to read more by her 🤗

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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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This was an interesting one. It's between a so-so and a pick, but I'm going to go with pick because her story is definitely unique and I can't say I've ever read anything like it before. A few of the essays seemed like unnecessary filler but I did really appreciate her raw honesty and there were a few funny parts.

Megabooks Her other book is definitely better! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @Megabooks good to know! I like her enough to read more from her. 2mo
Alora Omg...I have to just because of the hedgehog 🦔! 😍 4w
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Time to catch up on some reviews! I listened to this one recently and loved having Lin-Manuel Miranda's voice in my ear but I almost feel like it would have been better in print because there were a few parts that sounded like illustrations/comic strips being described that kinda disrupted the flow a bit. Read more like a kid's book, but had some simple positive affirmations for everybody. Nothing ground breaking but nice and easy.

Emilymdxn The print edition is really lovely! 2mo
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Are you other #litsylove littens ready for the #winterswap?
1) Yes
2) Bookmarks, book related POPs, anything HP, Lotr, GOT related
3) Postcards, pens, post its, stickers, bumper stickers
4) anything coffee flavored, also peanut m&ms, reese's cups or pieces, any kind of chocolate really

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Hey littens! I've been MIA for a bit because I've been super stressed with my temporary job coming to an end and some slight medical issues on top of everything else. But things are finally calming down, I'm feeling much better and I'm happy to say I found a new job! I'm officially a legal clerk at a law firm! I have an English degree and know nothing about law, anyone have any book recommendations? Fiction or non-fiction recs welcome.

Lcsmcat Congratulations! What kind of law, and what state? (I‘ve worked as a paralegal in Utah and NC.) 2mo
BlameJennyJane Congrats on the new job! No book recs that I can think of but a good dose of How to Get Away with Murder would get your legal feet wet! Probably not the kind of firm you are getting yourself into though! Lol 2mo
BethM Congrats! 2mo
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CaliforniaCay @Lcsmcat Thanks! I work for a firm that specializes in debt collections in California. I'm still in training but so far it looks like I'll be doing data entry to start with. I think I can see myself being a paralegal eventually, seems more fun than debt collections, how did you like it? 2mo
CaliforniaCay @BethM thanks! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @BlameJennyJane thanks! And that's so funny that you mention How to Get away with Murder! I started binge watching it last week! It's definitely very different from the kind fo work I do but I'm hooked none the less! 😆😬 2mo
Lcsmcat I loved doing criminal defense and liked family law. Civil litigation, not so much. I‘d recommend, for learning the jargon and understanding attorneys 2mo
Lcsmcat Good luck! 2mo
CaliforniaCay @Lcsmcat stacked both recs, thanks so much! 2mo
Lcsmcat You‘re welcome. 2mo
SW-T Congratulations on the new job and glad you‘re doing better 😊 Good luck and hope you enjoy! From a fellow English major, I know you‘ll do well! 2mo
TheSpineView Congrats and best wishes on your new job! 2mo
Crazeedi Great news, congratulations 👏👏 2mo
rachelsbrittain Glad things are getting better and congrats on the new job! 2mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Congratulations! Good luck at the new job! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @CaliforniaCay ha! It‘s one of my favorite shows! Completely bingeworthy. 😊 2mo
UwannaPublishme So happy to hear you‘re feeling better and have a new job. That law firm is very lucky to have you! You‘ve got this! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CaliforniaCay @UwannaPublishme thanks so much 🤗 2mo
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There's so much of her work I haven't read, but this quote of hers will always resonate with me.

ValerieAndBooks Great quote 💖. Is that the Cal Expo bear in your profile picture?! 3mo
CaliforniaCay Good eye! It sure is, I live in Sacramento, and I don't go to Cal Expo often, but I took that pic last year at the Aloha Festival 🌞 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @CaliforniaCay I grew up in the Sacramento area 😊 . Moved away in 1990 but still go back regularly to see family. 3mo
CaliforniaCay @ValerieAndBooks I love meeting fellow Californians! Sending some Cali sunshine and good vibes your way ✌🏾💚✌🏾 3mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Couldn't sleep last night. So once again I channeled my restless energy into writing! Lots of #litsylove going out today.

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Suet624 💕💕💕💕 4mo
Schnoebs I feel this so much 😂 4mo
Leftcoastzen 👍❤️ 4mo
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Ddzmini Hug that 🌲 🙌🏽 📖😋 4mo
LibrarianJen 💖💖💖 🌲 🌳 4mo
Craftylikefox Yes! 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Wonderful pic! 💚💚💚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗 4mo
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Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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I started this book a while ago, pretty sure it's been over a year. But I just couldn't get sucked into it for some reason. Decided to finally power through and finish it while on vacation and watched the movie adaptation immediately after. Over all, both were pretty enjoyable. But I think I would have liked it more if I had read it as a kid. What do you littens think, is it worth continuing with the rest of the series?

rretzler It was my one of my favorite books while growing up. I read it first in the late 60‘s and many times in elementary school. I‘ve since read it to my sons a couple of times and it didn‘t hold up for me. I think the fact that it was so overtly religious escaped me when I was in elementary school - that part turned me off as an adult. As a child, I believe I identified with Meg and Charles Wallace because of their intelligence - rare in a book then. 4mo
rretzler I won‘t watch the movie because I‘ve heard it‘s nothing like the book and that‘s a big turn-off for me! 4mo
rretzler The rest of the series was not nearly as good as the first book. The second book was similar in theme to the first with the same characters. It has an internal theme versus the external theme of the first book. Many Waters features Sandy and Dennys and is a take off on the Noah‘s Arc story. The other two I don‘t really even remember although I know I read them. 4mo
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BarbaraJean I second what @rretzler said—I think Wrinkle in Time is the best of the series. A Swiftly Tilting Planet almost feels like historical fiction except that Charles Wallace sort of enters the consciousness of various people throughout the history of his ancestors. It sounds weird and it is! I love L‘Engle‘s ideas, but the way she embodies those ideas in the rest of the series gets to be a little too out there for me. 4mo
rretzler @BarbaraJean Ah, yes, I now remember that one. It was not bad, but I agree that it was a little weird. As I recall, it was published when I was in High School so I didn‘t read it until much later as an adult. The first and second I read as a child and loved the scientific aspect of them - the rest didn‘t seem as scientific to me. The tesseract and the explanation of dimensional travel thrilled me as a child! Geeky, I know! 4mo
BarbaraJean @rretzler Yeah, in the third, the fantasy shifts more to telepathy and away from the sciency fantasy of the first two. I loved the idea of the tesseract, too. 😊 I also think there‘s more character development (esp. with Meg) in the first two, which I connected with more as a kid. 4mo
SW-T I loved the first book when I was young. Didn‘t try book 2 til I was older and couldn‘t get into it then. Maybe I‘d have liked it better if I‘d read them closer together. Lovely photo btw 😊 4mo
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How to Sit | Thich Nhat Hanh
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"Every time we truly stop and look deeply, the result is a better understanding of the true nature of what is there inside us and around us."
~Thich Nhat Hanh

kspenmoll ❤️ (edited) 4mo
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Absolutely loved this book! A true life account of a real life woman who loves to eat meat and smoke cigarettes, going all the way to Bali for a yoga retreat surrounded by people who are a bit more committed to the 'full on yogi lifestyle' than she is. She learns to adapt and become one of them to an extent, while remaining true to herself. Lots of LOL moments. This was just the inspiration I needed to get back into yoga myself.
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SW-T Great review! Thanks for the tag 😊 4mo
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Thanks to @BethM for the lovely chocolate and coffee, they were all delicious 😋

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

CareBear Mmm yes I need to send you a notebook. I‘ll try to get it out this weekend. Sorry about that. 5mo
CaliforniaCay @CareBear no worries, your book is one of the ones I want to read before sending it along so I'll definitely had on to it for a bit. Going through some of the other notebooks it looks like a few of them had to be replaced! 5mo
daniwithtea @CareBear ooh yay - thanks for the heads up! 5mo
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Happy #succulentsaturday littens!

SW-T Love the pic! Your succulents look beautiful 😊 (ps-how‘s the tagged book?) 6mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T thanks! The succulents are brand spanking new, and I'm only about a chapter into the book so far Haha but I'm already liking it. I'll tag you in the review post once I finish 🤗 5mo
SW-T Thanks! 👍🏾 5mo
ReadosaurusText What a great tote! 5mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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I was feeling restless last night so I decided to channel that energy into writing letters! Lots of #litsylove and a special pen pal package were sent out today 🤗

hermyknee That‘s so sweet! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 6mo
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Another pleasant surprise in the mail today from a fellow Californian. Thanks @UwannaPublishme for the lovely note. I shall be sending my response soon!

UwannaPublishme 🤗💕💕💕 What a cool image! Is that a Bitmoji? 6mo
CaliforniaCay @UwannaPublishme it sure is! Such a fun app to play with 😁 6mo
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May the 4th be with y'all! I'm having a perfectly nerdy day today. I went to go see Endgame with some friends (cried like a baby 😭), took advantage of free comic book day and I'm going to watch Into the spider-verse after reading for a bit 🤓 Hope everyone else is having a good Saturday!

readordierachel Fun! Into the Spider-verse is so good! The best Spidey movie ever made. 6mo
Theaelizabet Wow. Now that‘s a great day! 6mo
JoScho 💛💛💛 6mo
SW-T Awesome picture! Glad you had such a fun day 🤗 6mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! And what @readordierachel said! 🙌🏼 6mo
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Surprised | Julie Murray
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I recieved my very first #litsylove letter the other day! It was a very nice surprise since I wasn't expecting anything for a while, atleast not until I started writing to other group members. So thanks @iread2much for getting thing started so fast, it made my day. I will be responding soon!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 6mo
UwannaPublishme Love your photo! 🎼🎼🎼 6mo
CaliforniaCay Thanks @UwannaPublishme I'm not musically inclined at all but a coworker randomly gifted me this tambourine the other day and just looking at it makes me happy 🤗 6mo
UwannaPublishme What fun people you work with! Next time the music is playing, you may want to try it out. 😎🎼🎧🎤 6mo
iread2much You are so welcome! I just had to write to someone from my hometown 😄 6mo
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The Make-Up Girl | Andrea Semple
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I like this idea! I've never participated in a read-a- thon before, but this one seems like an easy breezy one to start with, so count me in! I feel like I got behind in reading last month so it would be nice to catch up in the beginning of this month. I'm gunna shoot for 10 hours. Thanks @Jess_Franzino for the fun challenge! #maymakeup

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cayla, have you received a letter from me? I‘m trying to make sure I‘ve written to all of the new members of #LitsyLove! 6mo
CaliforniaCay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks not yet but I shall be on the lookout for it! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaliforniaCay okay!!! 👍🏻💞 6mo
CaliforniaCay @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got your card yesterday! Thanks for the warm welcome 🤗 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaliforniaCay you‘re very welcome ❤️ 6mo
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Spring Has Sprung | Jennifer Waters
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Sweet! I'm always looking for a good giveaway. Thanks @Kayla.Adriena for hosting such a generous one! Share this image to be entered into the #springhassprunggiveaway

Kayla.Adriena Thanks Cayla! 🌷💗 6mo
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Happy Independent Bookstore day littens! I was happy to discover a cute little bookstore today just around the corner from me. Got some great little gifts. I'll definitely be visiting this store a lot.

LiteraryinLititz I discovered a new closeby indie bookstore that day too! 6mo
CaliforniaCay @LiteraryinLititz that makes me happy to hear. I hope to discover a different indie bookstore every year on indie bookstore day from now on 🤗 6mo
teainthelibrary Heyyy! I‘m from Sacramento! I remember when Avid Reader used to be closer to the capitol - such a great bookstore. Have you been to Dimple Books?? 6mo
CaliforniaCay @teainthelibrary Hey! No way! I love Dimple Books! I used to go to the one on Arden, but now I live so close to the one on Broadway. I just went last weekend actually, love that place 😁 6mo
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How To Fight | Thich Nhat Hanh
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I loved this book a lot more than I thought I would. I picked it up out of curiosity, while looking for something short, sweet and different. What I found was a bite sized Buddhist guide on how to deal with anger and transform suffering. I read it through twice and highlighted a lot of wise quotes that I think will help me in every day situations. This books is one of many in a How To series, can't wait to read the rest! 😌💚✌🏾

SW-T Stacked! 7mo
MrBook Great review! 7mo
tammysue Added! 6mo
Fridameetslucy Adding. Ty 6mo
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Downtown | Lee Grue
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Today was my first time getting out and exploring my new area. I was so happy to find a couple of free little libraries along the way. I ended up walking to a local bookstore and back. Of course I didn't leave empty handed!

SW-T Yay! Sounds like you‘re getting settled in 😊 So nice to have things within walking distance. 8mo
Leftcoastzen Love Beers books! Used to visit when I was in the area. 7mo
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Congrats on your milestone and thanks for hosting this generous #3for3kgiveaway @GypsyKat !
If I were to win I'd be interested in The Book Jumper, Into the Water, and The Night Circus.

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Washerwoman's Dream | Hilarie Lindsay
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One of the downsides sides to having a super teeny tiny studio apartment is not having access to a washer or dryer so having to go to a laundromat. But atleast I can get some reading done while I wait for my clothes!

Swe_Eva Yep, Supersuds for me. 🙄 8mo
CaliforniaCay @Swe_Eva glad I'm not alone! 8mo
Bookwomble We did have a washing machine in our first tiny flat, but only at the expense of not having a cooker! For six years, I cooked using a microwave oven and a kettle. No laundrette in the village where we were living! Nice to see you've managed to squeeze your books in 😊 8mo
CaliforniaCay @Bookwomble my studio is only 300 square feet so no stove for me either! A microwave and an electric kettle were among my first purchases, but I would like to eventually invest in a got plate and maybe a crock pot. 6 years though, wow, that's impressive! 8mo
Bookwomble @CaliforniaCay I became a reasonable microwave cook, but I think a crock pot, like you've mentioned, would've been a good idea. Hope you're feeling more settled in now your books are unpacked 😊 8mo
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So after moving around 6 times in the last 10 years and about 20 different roommates, I'm happy to say I finally finally have a place of my own! I moved in back in January but I didn't unpack my books until tonight. Theres something about being surrounded by my book collection that makes my teeny tiny little studio feel just like home 🤗

RadicalReader Outstanding organization 8mo
Freespirit That must feel good! 8mo
Smrloomis Congratulations! 🥳 8mo
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CaliforniaCay @Smrloomis thank you! 8mo
CaliforniaCay @Freespirit yes it does, a huge relief 😌 8mo
CaliforniaCay @RadicalReader thanks, it's basically one long shelf, and without any bookends it just made sense to use stacked hardcovers in between upright paperbacks 8mo
SW-T Congratulations! 😊😊😊 8mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T thanks! 8mo
Blueberry Your books weren't unpacked 😲. No wonder you were feeling the blues! Seriously, I hope you are feeling better. 8mo
CaliforniaCay @Blueberry thanks I really am feeling a lot better. I think that was part of it though. I moved I to a much smaller space then I'm used to, a lot of my stuff is still in storage, I haven't really decorated or anything so it hasn't really felt like my place yet. Unpacking my books has definitely helped a bit. 8mo
Leftcoastzen Love this post ! I have lived in small places too but having the books out around you is the best feeling for readers. 7mo
hlgreenfield Congrats on getting a place of your own! I definitely understand how you feel, I moved a few months ago, but only got shelves a few weeks ago and only now that I have my books out does it feel like home! 7mo
CaliforniaCay @Leftcoastzen and @hlgreenfield Thanks! I've still been slowly but surely making my new place feel more like a home, but the books were definitely a good start. And Helena congrats to you too on the recent move 🤗 7mo
CaliforniaCay @hlgreenfield I have something to mail to you, but I just realized you said you moved. Can you email me your new address please? and thank you! 🤗 7mo
hlgreenfield Oh I still receive mail at the old address! It's my parents house and the mail at my new place hasn't been arriving properly so I don't use it for now! But please email me your new address :)) 7mo
CaliforniaCay @hlgreenfield perfect! Just dropped it in the mail today, addressed from my new address 7mo
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Snuck in a few pages before I met with a friend for coffee. I'm all caught up on the show but still behind on the books! I wonder if I can finish before April 14th? 😬

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

TrishB Glad it helped ❤️ it is a good read for those going through it and those supporting them. 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 You‘re so welcome!!!😘 8mo
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Post 2 of 3. I've been wanting to read this for a while, glad I finally did. There were several parts that made me laugh out loud, and parts that were surprisingly sad. She may be pretty controversial, but I find her to be funny some of the time and I like that she can mix in the 'life as a celebrity' parts along with the 'I'm a normal person just like you' parts without it seeming fake or too braggy.

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

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

GondorGirl Comic locations totally count! And I highly recommend reading the Black Panther comics... there's so much more to that world then the movie even hints at! Sooooo good! 8mo
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Life Sucks | Jessica Abel, Gabriel Soria
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I've been feeling very out of sorts lately. Three months into the new year and things have not been going my way. Loneliness, depression, self-loathing are all hitting me at once. Can any of you littens reccomend a good self help book to help me out of this slump? It's not really my genre so I don't know where to start. Preferrably something available as an audiobook on libby but any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're feeling this way. *hugs* 8mo
ReadingSusan I am so sorry. I don‘t have any self help books to recommend. But one thing I do when my depression kicks in is reread my favorite books. It‘s like a comfort thing and sometimes helps me feel better. I think this is the toughest time of year especially if you are somewhere cold. Sending you hugs. 8mo
nu-bibliophile I'm sorry to hear that. If you ever need someone to talk to just give me a shout my email is headinherbooks27@gmail.com As for recommending any self help books, Its Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst is pretty good. 8mo
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SW-T I‘m sorry things aren‘t going well. Not sure it‘ll help any but 10% Happier is available on Libby in audio & print. It wasn‘t bad. On Hoopla there‘s Constructive Wallowing by Tina Gilbertson. Not audio and I haven‘t read it yet but heard good things. I hope things turn around for you soon 💕 8mo
MallenNC I‘m sorry you‘re going through a hard time. I was also going to suggest 10% Happier. I liked it when I read it a while back. 8mo
Blueberry Hey, I'm in Fairfield if you want a hug and a cup of coffee. 8mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry to hear this, I have no suggestions for self help but I did read a romance that pulled me out of a gloomy mood and made me laugh... Josh and Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating. Sending good thoughts. 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sorry to hear that! I hope things get better for you. 💕💕 I don't read much self help, but I connected with this book that I tagged. I also like to read feel good YA to cheer me up. 8mo
TrishB Matt Haig books? Not exactly self help, but his reflections. And talking and friends? Sending hugs 💕 8mo
SharonAlger I‘m about to post a review on The 7 Habits of Self Loving People, if you‘re interested? I‘ll probably put it up in about half an hour. 8mo
mreads Brene Brown ? Hope you feel better 💕 8mo
Gina Strong hugs love. I have a child who suffers from the same thing. Reading is a good distraction but if it is chemical in the brain then finding the best village to help you ride the wave and keep your perspective on track is so vital. I would suggest rereading a book you love that makes you happy. Much love from a mom who knows. 8mo
Redwritinghood I get that way sometimes too and it sucks. I‘m not big on self-help books, but maybe just go splurge on something you enjoy or go hang out with friends. 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve only read The Humans, but I own the other. The Humans was amazing!! Feel better😀 way back in the mid nineties, I was so sad and lost, but I kept listening to the Wilson Phillips song “Hold On for One More Day” not sure if that‘s the real title, but it always works! 8mo
DGRachel I don‘t have any recommendations as it‘s not a genre I usually pick up, but I agree with those who have suggested picking up an old favorite. That‘s what I tend to do when things are dark. Big hugs and much love to you. I hope you feel better soon. 8mo
CoffeeK8 I agree about picking up and old favorite, it if nothing is appealing to you, this book helped me (not a self help) 8mo
whatsthEStorey I‘m not big on the genre either, but the tagged book really helped my be kinder to myself and to frame things differently. I definitely recommend it. I found it on Hoopla on audio. I borrowed a print copy from the library as well so I could see the activities. (edited) 8mo
Crazeedi Just being on here will help you! There are Litsy of people who care! I hope you are feeling some better today! Sending a big hug! (edited) 8mo
CaliforniaCay @readingsusan, @cobwebmoth , @Gina , @Redwritinghood , @DGRachel and @Crazeedi - Thank you all for the kind words and suggestions! I really appreciate it and have been feeling slightly better lately. 8mo
CaliforniaCay @nu-bibliophile , @Blueberry - Thank you both for reaching out and offering to help, I really appreciate it and just the offer alone made me feel seen and heard, much love to you both ❤ 8mo
CaliforniaCay @SW-T Thank you so much for your kind words and for tagging me in those meaningful posts, all nice words that helped to hear, I feel the love 💜💜💜 8mo
CaliforniaCay @TrishB , @JanuarieTimewalker13 - Thanks for the recommendations! I've been listening to Reasons to Stay Alive on audio and it's perfect, exactly what I needed! It's my first Matt Haig and I'm really enjoying him so The Humans is now on my TBR 8mo
CaliforniaCay @CoffeeK8 - Thanks for the suggestions, I've heard good things about this and it seems perfect. I was running errands yesterday and decided to see if target had it, but they didn't. I did end up getting 2 similar books though. Hyperbole and a half is now on my TBR 8mo
CaliforniaCay @whatsthEStorey - Thanks for the reccommendation. I think this is perfect for me. I've actually seen it before and thought it was something I should look into but forgot all about it. I will be picking this up soon. 🤗 8mo
CaliforniaCay @SharonAlger - Thanks for the reccommendation. I read your review and this sounds perfect. Stacked! 8mo
CaliforniaCay @MallenNC - thanks for the recommendation, also sounds right up my alley, stacked! 8mo
CaliforniaCay @mreads , @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego , @Reggie - Thank you all for the support and the suggestions, I will look into these! 8mo
MallenNC @CaliforniaCay I hope you like and and I hope it helps 8mo
SharonAlger @CaliforniaCay I hope you like it ♥️ 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @CaliforniaCay Excellent!! I‘m so happy!! ❤️ 8mo
SW-T @CaliforniaCay 😊💕😊💕 8mo
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Milestones | Cynthia Almaraz
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Congrats @TheSpineView on your huge milestone!! And thanks for the opportunity to win with your #50kLoveLitsy #giveaway

TheSpineView Good luck! 8mo
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Thanks @Shvonne for the #blitsyhistorymonth package! The tagged book has been on my TBR for a while, I can't wait to tear into the chocolate and I love love love love the library scarf! Thanks @Chelleo for organizing this swap!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love it! 📚💖 8mo
Chelleo Ok, adding that scarf to my shopping list! 😍 Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth! 8mo
Shvonne Glad you like it. 8mo
riversong153 😻😻😻 8mo
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On the Way to You | Kandi Steiner
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I finally got the last couple items for my box, wrapped everything, and sent it on it's way - just in time! My #blitsyhistorymonth box will be arriving on Wednesday!! @chelleo

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤩 9mo
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Any other Augusten Burroughs fans out there? Just found out he has a new book coming out October 1st! Can't wait!

ClairesReads Oh cool I didn‘t know about this! 9mo
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Special Delivery | Zoe Barnes
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Late post but YAY I'm so excited my #blitsyhistorymonth package came last week! It's gunna be hard not to rip it open early but I will try to control myself. Now I gotta work on putting my box together. Can't wait for opening day, thanks @chelleo for putting this swap together!

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾woohoo! 9mo
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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats to @Nessavamusic on your 2 huge milestones! I think the book I want the most at the moment but don't own is Michelle Obama's Becoming. Thanks so much for hosting this #20k1kGiveaway! 🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊

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

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoo hoo! That was fast! When I saw that book on your tbr I just had to get it for you, I loved this series. And you are more than welcome ❣❣❣ 9mo
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