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Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
#1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the National Book AwardWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionLonglisted for the Man Booker Prize One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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Lifeisasnap I love that idea! 2h
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Tonight's movie Home Alone 🎄
I swear this movie was funnier when I was a kid.
#WinterGames #SlayBells
@Clwojick @StayCurious @MidnightBookGirl

Bklover I first saw this as an adult and I remember getting completely sidetracked by how much I loved the house in the movie! (edited) 2h
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Watched another movie. I may be a Hallmark addict.
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54
#wintergames #teamnutcracker

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Something shared in a crochet and knit group I am in on Facebook.

#holidayart #holidaycard #wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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And another bingo card update—just two more squares, but another bingo! #WinterGames #JingleBallers

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What do you call the simplified recipe for s‘mores? S‘less

#wintergames #teamnutcracker #holidaylaughs
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff 😂😂😂 7h
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What is the favorite elf candy that is never on time? Choco-late

#wintergames #teamnutcracker #holidaylaughs
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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#holidaylaughs #teamnutcracker #wintergames
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

What‘s a snowman‘s favorite hat? An ice cap

Some days the elf on shelf advent calendar is a joke.

6 pts total 765

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If Snowflakes will Shine......Not sure if mine makes sense but I still like it 😂

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

@Clwojick @FantasyChick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Another great Hallmark title 😂 6pts 9h
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#WinterGames #JingleBallers This was such a cute movie and helped me knock off some spots on the Bingo board! 6Pts

@Clwojick @FantasyChick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Yay for Bingo prompts!!! I'm slacking on all mine lol 6pts 9h
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TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 That's a good one! Who thinks this stuff up! 15h
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I cropped this weird idk how... it says "My dog can't wait for Christmas"

#holidaypun #holidaymeme #holidayjoke

#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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Marina_h So true 🤣 15h
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Were the pyramids as tall as this building, did the pharaohs sit on top and take the measure of their kingdoms, to see how diminished the world became when you gained the proper distance?

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The white men where silent. As if they‘d given up or decided that a small freedom was the worst punishment of all, presenting the bounty of true freedom into painful relief.

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If you were a thing - a cart or horse or slave - your value determines your possibilities. She minded her place.

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Look at me forgetting to play again *sigh*

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#WinterGames #JingleBallers

FantasyChick 1-C
2-J
3-E
4-H
5-D
6-G
7-B
8-F
9-I
10-A
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EadieB @FantasyChick
1. C
2. J
3. E
4. H
5. D
6. G
7. B
8. F
9. I
10. A
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LibrarianRyan yeahhhh +6 14h
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Bookworm54 This sounds cute! :) 18h
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I've had some questions so I'm going to try and answer:

Bailing: If you bail at 50% or more, I'll count as half points
Ugly Xmas Sweater: we will be holding a contest and you can enter as many times as you want. Sweaters have to be being worn. Just finding a pic does not count
Recipe from a book: There are extra points for this IF the recipe is something you made from a book. Not a recipe book. I.E. butterbeer

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

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FantasyChick Ornament Scavenger Hunt: You can do this more than once as long as you complete it and don't use the same ornaments twice. You can also stack the prompts. Example: you have one ornament handed down from a loved one, that's older than you and has a date on it....30pts 1d
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FantasyChick Oh! That sounds so elf like! 6pts 1d
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#WinterGames #SlayBells @midnightbookgirl

Remember to put your answers under a spoiler tag.

petersonks15 1. Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Home Alone
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4. The Santa Clause
5. Frosty the Snowman
6. Polar Express
7. Miracle of 34th Street
8. Elf
9. A Christmas Story
10. It's a Wonderful Life
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MidnightBookGirl 21 pts! Woot! 18h
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Game 2 is Christmas movie trivia!

How well do you know your Christmas movies?

Repost with your answers and remember to use the spoiler tag 20pts for this one!

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

@TheDrunkenLibrarian @MoonWitch94 @CSeydel @thebookdream @erank58 @EadieB @wideeyedreader @SamAnne @SmartSassery @LaurensLibrary @Laura317 @amcollins @Book.ish @IndoorDame

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Crazy angle but I watched a #holidaythemed #holidayepisode of Double Dare!

Knew a lot of the holiday themed questions

#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan I used to love DOUBLE DARE!! +6 2d
bullbunny @LibrarianRyan I forgot how quickly the episodes went. I sometimes come across the new version. But the old one still is the best 1d
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#PugChristmas 😂 Ignore the messy balcony, but here is a picture of the pug garland that I cut out with the cricut, and glued together. This one took the most time and effort, but I love it. #HolidayCrafts #WinterGames #MerryReaders

SW-T Looks very nice 😊 2d
rubyslippersreads Aren‘t the cats going to wonder why it‘s not #CatChristmas? 😹🎄 2d
Clwojick @rubyslippersreads Oh, yes. I told them to take it up with their dad, since he requested it. Maybe that‘s why Totems been ignoring cuddles and opting for the cat tent lately! 😂 2d
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overtheedge Love it🤩🤩 2d
Clwojick @SW-T Thank you! @overtheedge 2d
StayCurious You call that a messy balcony? 2d
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😂😂

I actually have plans with friends to watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th

#WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayLaughs #LitsyHumor

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I don't have cats but I think this is hilarious 😂😂😂🎄

#WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayLaughs #LitsyHumor

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tournevis My sister has an upside down tree on the ceiling for that exact reason. For real. 2d
Leftcoastzen 😄😺 2d
FantasyChick @tournevis Really? That's kind of great 😂 2d
ravenlee Cat: challenge accepted. 2d
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One of our work #HolidayTraditions is to decorate the office and cafeteria and have staff decorate the tree. Today I did new centerpieces and, trust me, after a few dozen of these candles..... #glittergetseverywhere 😑😑

#WinterGames #JingleBallers #festivephotochallenge

@StayCurious @Clwojick

22pts

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🎶 On the 6th day of Christmas the #WinterGames gave to meeeeeeee
A secret Santa filled with points!🎶

That's right #JingleBallers today we're giving away the points! I'm feeling a little like Oprah here and you get to collect.

Pick a Santa, get points. Values between 1-100

@TheDrunkenLibrarian @EadieB @wideeyedreader @LaurensLibrary @Laura317 @SamAnne @amcollins @Book.ish @TheBookDream @SmartSassery @erank58 @IndoorDame @MoonWitch94 @CSeydel

SamAnne 12 3d
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EadieB 10 3d
Laura317 77 3d
FantasyChick @Laura317 Sorry! I didn't post that well. The points will be valued from 1-100. The santas are numbered from 1-20. Ooops 3d
Laura317 Ok. Hmm 16 3d
FantasyChick Thank you @Laura317 😊 I will award points once everyone has answered 3d
SmartSassery 13 please 2d
CSeydel I‘ll take 11 2d
FantasyChick I'll leave this up a little longer before showing the points @Book.ish @amcollins @TheBookDream @erank58 If you guys want to pick one 😊 2d
FantasyChick Before I get the weekly total up, here's everyone's secret santa points! @MoonWitch94 100pts!! @SamAnne 76pts!! @IndoorDame 65pts! @wideeyedreader 29pts! @EadieB 56pts! @TheDrunkenLibrarian 53pts! @Laura317 28pts! @SmartSassery 6pts! @CSeydel 28pts! Will be adding these to your totals 👏👏👏 17h
MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!! 15h
Laura317 Cool!! 12h
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The #OrnamentScavengerHunt is live #JingleBallers

This runs for the rest of the month so you have lots of time to find an ornament, post a picture and earn some points! Don't forget, these points can stack. 10pts per prompt so get out there and start hunting 🎄

#WinterGames

TheDrunkenLibrarian @EadieB @wideeyedreader @LaurensLibrary @Laura317 @SamAnne @amcollins @Book.ish @TheBookDream @SmartSassery @erank58 @IndoorDame @MoonWitch94 @CSeydel

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My #5 movie was Same time, Next Christmas

1. Gets engaged to the wrong guy
2. Finds a way to make it snow. Even though they're in Hawaii

#holidaymovie #wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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Christmas Word Game +46
#WinterGames
#TheFilthyAnimals

Linsy 1. Year
2. Same
3. City
4. Heat
5. Hair
6. Stem
7. Cash
8. Share
9. Steam
10. Ram
11. Chair
12. Earth
13. Shy
14. Mast
15. Rat
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rather_be_reading 46pts🤶 2d
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hes7 😂🤣 3d
LibrarianRyan hehehehe +6 3d
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I watched two Charlie Brown special movie/ episodes #1 and #2 for #holidayepisodes #holidayspecial and right now watching Same time, Next Christmas #5 #holidaymovie #christmasmovies galore!

#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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One more to feel like I did something today 😂

#WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayLaughs #LitsyHumor

6pts

Lifeisasnap 😂 3d
hes7 😂🤣 3d
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My #4 #holidaymovie is the #christmasmovie Write Before Christmas

The protagonist owns a music store and plays the cello. Their brother is in the army and at one point a snow ball fight starts, with the brother and his crush who has never been around snow

#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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The beginning of Summer in Australia ⛅️☀️🦘🏄🏼‍♂️🏖 it‘s a wonderful time of year ... but ... a tiny piece of my heart 💙 misses rainy 🌧 📖📚 reading days. #readingislife

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This is my #cozyreadingnook. I posted this one a while ago but it is mostly the same. The Christmas book pile is taller and there are ornaments on the tree now. #festivephotochallenge #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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Bookworm54 2 points :) looks very cosy 3d
brit91 Beautiful tree 3d
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Time for A Christmas Prince!! Watched the first one in November, and I‘m very excited to (re)watch this one!
#holidaymovie #WinterGames #JingleBallers

FantasyChick Enjoy!!! 6pts 3d
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Secret Santa is officially sent!! 😄 #poutinepenpals @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎅🏼👌🏼 3d
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10/10 would read

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The office is hands down my favorite show of all time. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to watch the very first Office Christmas special. #WinterGames #JingleBallers 6Pts

@Clwojick @FantasyChick @StayCurious

LaurensLibrary The Dwight Christmas episode in season 9 is my favorite Office Christmas episode. The one where he comes in dressed as Belsnickel 😂 4d
TheDrunkenLibrarian @LaurensLibrary Yessss I love that one!!!! 4d
FantasyChick Hahaha love this! 6pts 3d
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