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Winter Games
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Winter Games is a dazzling tale of secrets and betrayal, and the perfect novel for fans of The Bolter by Frances Osborne, and all those fascinated by the Mitford sisters.Munich, 1936. She doesn't know it, but eighteen-year old Daphne Linden has a seat in the front row of history. Along with her best friend, Betsy Barton-Hill, and a whole bevy of other young English upper-class girls, Daphne is in Bavaria to improve her German, to go to the Opera, to be 'finished'. It may be the Third Reich, but another war is unthinkable, and the girls are having the time of their lives. Aren't they?London, 2006. Seventy years later and Daphne's granddaughter, Francie Fitzsimon has all the boxes ticked: large flat, successful husband, cushy job writing up holistic spas . . . The hardest decision she has to make is where to go for brunch - until, that is, the discovery of a photograph of Daphne sends her on a quest to discover what really happened to her grandmother in Germany, all those years ago.A dazzling tale of secrets and betrayal, Winter Games is powerful novel of innocent lives caught up in the march of history.'Johnson has a brilliant eye for the telling specifics . . . She is a natural comic writer and has a breezy, Mitfordian tone that makes you laugh at the same time as wincing in recognition . . . To write an entertaining romp set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany is a tricky feat to pull off. Yet Johnson has done it - and done it in style' Observer'A rip-roaring read' Evening Standard'There's never a dreary moment in this blast of a book . . . Johnson's descriptions are irresistibly exuberant . . . As addictively, fizzily invigorating as the Alpine air itself' Daily Mail'Johnson delivers a genuine sense of time and place . . . there isn't a dull sentence in this sure-footed novel' Jenny Colgan, Telegraph'An excellent romp. Full of 'tally-ho' Mitfordian charm . . . a witty, fast read' Red'Excellent on period detail, the blundering innocent abroad and young heartbreak' Sunday Times'The Jane Austen of W11' ScotsmanRachel Johnson is a journalist who has written two previous novels and two volumes of diaries. The Mummy Diaries, Notting Hell, Shire Hell and A Diary of The Lady are all available now from Penguin.
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MsRadioSilence
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Lol that‘s a nice number. I had lofty goals! And then life happens but that‘s alright. Go #teamsnowangels!

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Emilymdxn Woooo! Every point counts and December is a super busy time for all of us ❄️❄️❄️ 6mo
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Nessavamusic
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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5feet.of.fury Awesome 🥂 6mo
CogsOfEncouragement 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Texreader Yay!!! 6mo
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sblbooks Way to go!❄ 6mo
Emilymdxn That‘s incredible well done and go #snowangels! 6mo
kwmg40 Well done! I enjoyed being on the #snowangels team with you! 6mo
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MsRadioSilence
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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1) The Salt Grows Heavy, which I‘m currently rereading
2) Easily Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
3) nope :)
4) I truly have no idea what Boxing Day is
5) White Christmas here in Anchorage! I haven‘t seen the ground since October haha

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Texreader Ha! I‘m not really sure about Boxing Day myself. I recently saw a short explanation but I clearly didn‘t retain it! For me, I think it‘s all the boxes leftover after Christmas 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Boxing Day is a UK thing, usually it's about shopping nowadays. 6mo
MsRadioSilence @Texreader @MidnightBookGirl welp im not doing either of those RIP 😂 6mo
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MatchlessMarie
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Meant to post this at the beginning of the month when we first put up our tree. Do you spy the book ornaments? 😜

1 - Favorite - ahhh so hard to choose. Undoctored by Adam Kay was my favorite non-fiction. But a year end favorite I haven‘t raved about yet on here was The Anti-Hero by Sara Cate. Recommend for fans of the Priest series by Sierra Simone.

2 - Least favorite - The Boy with The Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith ⬇️

MatchlessMarie 3 - other than finish reading books and try to find some fireworks to watch with the kiddo not really.

4 - nah
5 - Texans are traumatized by the winter storm of 2021 so I am fine with a Christmas in the 40s/50s lol

#WinterGames #TeamReindeerGamers
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#snowflakesquad there is another mini game for #wintetgames

1) PJ's
2) I don't usually go to bed until 2am anyway
3) I don't drink so mug?
4) Sofa
5) Neither, bare feet or socks. Can't be doing with slippers or high heels.

I don't like going out. Going out on NYs sounds awful 😂

@BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

BarkingMadRead 1. Casual clothes and then pajamas 2. Sleep 3. Mug 4. Couch 5. Slippers (edited) 6mo
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kwmg40
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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1. Babel by R. F. Kuang
2. A Version of the Truth by B. P. Walter
3. A big family party!
4. We attended a friend's annual Boxing Day party, which was much nicer than fighting crowds at the mall.
5. We normally get a white Christmas here in Southwestern Ontario but sadly, we had a grey, rainy and foggy Christmas this year.

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kwmg40
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Emilymdxn That‘s SO many! Amazing! 6mo
tpixie Amazing 🤩 6mo
Texreader Rockin it!! 6mo
sblbooks Wow!🎊 6mo
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bekakins
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#wintergames #snowangels

1. This is super hard to pick! My top 3 are Sleeping Giants, Wanderers & The Starless Sea. Sleeping Giants probably wins as just so unique and I devoured it!

2. Ravished - absolutely dreadful.

3. Just chilling, as still recovering from surgery and not big on NYE generally (especially with a noise-phobic dog!)

4. Yes - but just chilled, read & watched Xmas films 😁

5. It was a very very wet Christmas 😒

Emilymdxn Sleeping giants is SO good - and I‘m right with you there in nye. Normally I get Chinese takeaway with my parents but they‘re way this year so I‘m drinking wine on my friends sofa 6mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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We have some #wintergames last minute points available team #snowangels ❄️

1. The first one that came to mind was Babel!
2. I read some pretty awful TikTok romances but I don‘t remember them well enough to pick one
3. Yep I do it with my family the English way 🍗
4. Rainy but very atmospheric!

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Airykah13
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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I started this early in the week and then forgot about it so I only found 100 words 🤦🏾‍♀️. Better than nothing I guess

@Julsmarshall @katiekat311 @Bookworm54 @AmandaBlaze @tdrosebud @Coueriamb @Sarahreadstoomuch @RedxoHearts

#RestingGrinchFace #WinterGames

Bookworm54 They extended this game so you can keep going until Jan ☺️ 7mo
Airykah13 @Bookworm54 oh perfect! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Team #snowangels I am so sorry! I have to confess that I forgot to post the team game for this week 😞 I‘ve been wrapping up work for before Christmas and it completely slipped my mind I am SO sorry. We still have a few more days to play though so get those points!

#wintergames

CogsOfEncouragement I‘ve seen others post that this game has been extended through the end of the month. Is that info you have too? 7mo
Emilymdxn @CogsOfEncouragement yep that goes for all the teams 🥰 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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This week's game has been extended until Jan 1st! This is a great little point earner and you can chill out and do it as you watch TV or trick people into helping you.

#snowflakesquad #wintergames @BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

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Julsmarshall
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Love this game where you can earn infinite points! See how many words you can get from the following phrase.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS WINTERGAMERS

Thanks for the game, @PuddleJumper

Good luck Team #restinggrinchface @Airykah13 @katiekat311 @Bookworm54 @AmandaBlaze @tdrosebud @Coueriamb @RedxoHearts @Sarahreadstoomuch

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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Another game where you can earn infinite points! See how many words you can get from the following phrase;

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS WINTERGAMERS

Good luck!

#wintergames #snowflakesquad @BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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I think most of this came from the #WGGuessthebook game! 😂

#wintergames #snowflakesquad

Faranae Points related for the second half: does “home renovation“ count for winter crafting? 😂 7mo
PuddleJumper @Faranae Unless you're renovating a reindeer barn in going to have to say no 7mo
Faranae @PuddleJumper I figured that was the case, but after a day of Surprise! Renovations derailed my own plans, I thought it was worth a shot (and your reply gave me a good laugh when I needed it). 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Thank you so much and a HUGE HUGE well done to the #snowangels team members who have already submitted their points totals so far for the #wintergames ❄️ if you haven‘t posted yet, there‘s still time to tell me your points! You can make your own post and tag me or comment down below 🎅

bekakins I‘m so sorry @Emilymdxn I‘ve been in hospital the last couple of days with appendicitis so not been able to sort this 😢 I‘ll tot up my points when I‘m back home and share 🎄 7mo
Emilymdxn @bekakins I‘m so so sorry! No worries about points at all - focus on feeling better and we can add all your points in at the end 💚 sending lots and lots of love 7mo
bekakins @Emilymdxn thanks! I will do that then tot up my points right at the end! Back at home now and on strict recovery so at least there‘s plenty of time for reading!! 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#snowflakesquad it is time for the first points check in for #wintergames

How are we all doing? I went a bit overboard with this week‘s game but I‘m really enjoying myself!

Can you all post or comment with all the points you have earned so far. This includes any Early Bird points. If you post, please remember to tag me @puddlejumper

If you can get that done by Monday 18th, as I‘ve got to add all our team points up and submit them!

Faranae I wasn't feeling well this weekend, and I'm still so not caught up on the games, but 8699! (For some reason the template I've got it totaling up the total twice, so I took the first total only) 7mo
BarkingMadRead 9570 for me 7mo
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Crazycatperson I got 12,635! 7mo
PuddleJumper @Faranae That's great, well done! Sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you feel better soon 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Afternoon film! I will continue to spam the guess the book tag because I'm having so much fun!

#wintergames #snowflakesquad

AmandaBlaze I‘m having more fun doing the photos than trying to guess. I‘m not that great at guessing. 7mo
PuddleJumper @AmandaBlaze I prefer doing the photos too 😅 If I recognize a book I'll guess but if I don't know it I'm not great at figuring it out 7mo
AmandaBlaze @PuddleJumper Yes, and when I know a book, usually someone gets there first.🙂 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Here‘s one for #wgguessthebook ❄️❄️❄️

#wintergames #snowangels

Emilymdxn @OriginalCyn620 yes it is!! The points are yours 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Time for the next #wintergames game and it's one of my favourites! I will be spamming like crazy 🤣

Remember to use the tag #wgguessthebook so non-participants can block the tag

#snowflakesquad @BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

AmandaBlaze Do you only participate on your teams' post, or can you answer other teams' photos? 7mo
PuddleJumper @AmandaBlaze I think you can participate with any teams post as you get points for posting and guessing the correct answer 7mo
Nazgul93 @PuddleJumper Are we supposed to put spoiler tags on our answers? 7mo
PuddleJumper @Nazgul93 You don't need too 7mo
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Can you believe it‘s time for the second week of #wintergames??? Here‘s the weekly game for week 2 - it‘s an oldie and a classic!

Good luck #snowangels and remember to use the tag #wgguessthebook so non-participants can block it if they don‘t want to see 🥰

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StayCurious
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#TeamWreathItAndWeep Some of my points getters for week 1 of #WinterGames - I also earned 1880 in our Week One word game. Hope you‘re all having fun and wracking up those points! Week 2 starts tomorrow!

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Lin3han
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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1,000 points for #readitandwreath! I love these games! #wintergames

julieclair Great list! 7mo
StayCurious wow you got some great words on there! 7mo
Lin3han @StayCurious thank you!! I‘m teaching a whole unit on winter traditions across the world so that helped 🤣 7mo
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LiseWorks
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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annahenke Nice list!! 7mo
kezzlou85 Well done on the words. 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hello #snowflakesquad it's nearly the end of week one of #wintergames

How are we all doing? Have you been enjoying yourself?

What's been your best read this week?

@BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

BarkingMadRead I need to catch up on my photo challenges, I‘ve been slacking! I‘ve read a bunch of fun holiday romances so far! 7mo
ImperfectCJ I've not had a lot of reading time this week (well, I finished three books, but it's less than I'd like to read), but I did enjoy Crooked House by Agatha Christie. I lost track of the challenges and hope to get more organized about those now that I have today and tomorrow off from work. 7mo
Faranae I'm way behind on posting, especially photo challenges. But I've gotten some fun reading done. All my best reads were re-reads, oops. Hopefully some of next week's new books will be “best“s.

I'm currently on track to not read a single book with “santa“ in it, somehow. 😂
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PuddleJumper @BarkingMadRead It's so hard to be consistent with the photo challenges! Holiday romances are great fun. 7mo
PuddleJumper @ImperfectCJ It can be a bit overwhelming! Agatha Christie is a good author to cosy up with 7mo
PuddleJumper @Faranae 🤣 Sometimes you just need a book you know is going to be good 7mo
Faranae @PuddleJumper Seriously! I've been reading nothing but bad books for my review blog the last 2 weeks, and bad books for my new podcast. Just heaps of bad books! At least I know my old favorites won't let me down. 😆 7mo
Ash.on.the.line Pretty good, had a few solid holiday reads and waiting for some library loans! I want to get some activities in the next week! 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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This is a combination bucket list and shit I need to get done in December but you know I'll create a bingo board for it

#wintergames #snowflakesquad

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169 words for the first #wintergames game

#snowflakesquad

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kay.the.bibliophile
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hello #SantaBookshELVES I was able to finish my first book of the #WinterGames this book was an amazing first read of the holiday season. I can't wait to read some more books. @peanutnine 🎄🎅🦌❤️❄️

peanutnine Woohoo! Awesome 💕❄️🎄 7mo
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Jerdencon
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Bookwormjillk We have the same Noel ornament with our names on it 7mo
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peanutnine
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Happy December Elves! Here's our first weekly game for #WinterGames - 10 points per word with unlimited potential! ❄️😄 Have fun!

@Deblovestoread @Blerdgal_fenix @mcipher @candc320 @TheAromaofbooks @Andrew65 @5280reader @Kay.the.bibliophile
#SantasBookshELVES

Deblovestoread Yay! I love the games! ❄️☃️🎄 7mo
mcipher Do we post in the comments or just make our own list in the tracking sheet? 7mo
peanutnine @mcipher keep a list on your own throughout the week and you can post when you're done 👍🏼 7mo
Andrew65 Thanks 😁 7mo
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Clwojick
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hey #TeamEvergreen! We‘ve got our first weekly game! 10pts per word, unlimited answers available! Good luck!💚🌲

🌲 @TEArificbooks @Larkken @LizPixie @Jadams1776 @vonnie862 @PathfinderNicole @skygoddess1 @AsYouWish 🎄

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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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#snowflakesquad here is the first game for #wintergames

Come up with as many winter/holiday themed words as possible. Infinite points available so go bonkers!

@BarkingMadRead @Maggie4483 @Ash.on.the.line @Marmie7 @Nazgul93 @Crazycatperson @ImperfectCJ @faranae

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Andrew65
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This is my provisional stack for #WinterGames but know there will be others I read not on this list, and some on this list I‘m sure I won‘t get to. Let‘s do this everybody. ‘It‘s Christmas‘

@Deblovestoread @Blerdgal_fenix @mcipher @candc320 @TheAromaofbooks @Peanutnine @Andrew65 @5280reader @Kay.the.bibliophile
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DieAReader Looks great!❤️‍🔥😉🤓📚 7mo
Andrew65 @DieAReader Should keep me out of mischief 😂 7mo
DieAReader @Andrew65 😂What‘s the fun in that😏 We all need a bit of trouble to keep things interesting😉 7mo
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LiseWorks Looks like my list lol 7mo
Andrew65 @LiseWorks Great minds think alike 😂 7mo
Andrew65 @DieAReader 😂😂😂 I‘ll try my best! 7mo
DieAReader @Andrew65 @GHABI4ROSES & I can for sure cheer you on too😏😂🤫 7mo
dabbe So Christmasy! 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
Andrew65 @dabbe I think it must be Christmas 😂 Used the source word of Christmas for most of them. 😂 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Your reviews always add books to my next year's #WinterGames TBR 😂 7mo
candc320 That‘s a great list!! 7mo
Deblovestoread Looks like a lot of lovely cozy holiday reading ahead. Enjoy ❄️☃️ 7mo
Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks 😂😂😂 I think that happens to a lot of us. 7mo
Andrew65 @candc320 Thanks, hopefully a good month of reading 😁 7mo
peanutnine These all look so good and cozy! ☺️ 7mo
Andrew65 @Deblovestoread @Peanutnine
‘Tis the season to be cozy
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
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5280reader Excited to hear your thoughts on these! Enjoy! 7mo
julieclair Yay! Great list! 7mo
Andrew65 @julieclair Thanks, just need to find time to read them 😳 Not managed that much today yet. 7mo
Andrew65 @5280reader Thanks, I hope to. 😁 7mo
julieclair @Andrew65 I feel your pain! 🤣 7mo
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PuddleJumper
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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It's nearly time for #wintergames to start #snowflakesquad Are you ready?

Sorry, I haven't been very active. I've had a cough for the last two weeks and I'm still pretty exhausted.

1) Something short, I've got a few KU romances under 200 pages

2) I'm working in the morning and then I'm probably sleeping! 🤣 I've got to post the #castthedie rolls

3) Wrapping presents because I've forgotten what I've bought people

Faranae I hope you feel better soon! And I should probably figure out gifts myself... 7mo
Ash.on.the.line Hope you feel better soon! I can‘t wait! 7mo
Jari-chan Hope you're feeling better soon 🙏 7mo
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LiseWorks
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Hey #TeamReindeerGamers Last day to get those #EarlyBirdPoints #WinterGames officially starts tomorrow. I will be posting the first game for week one in the morning. Don't forget to tag me with your photo challenges, your reads, and keep your eyes peeled for the #BuddyReads Keep track of those points. @Clwojick @StayCurious 🎄🎁⬇️

JessClark78 I posted my December TBR yesterday. Did you get the tag for it? 7mo
LiseWorks @JessClark78 I did. I liked it. You give yourself 25 pts for posting that for #EarlyBird pts. 7mo
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aperfectmjk I think I'm looking forward to Good Elf Gone Wrong by Alina Jacobs the most. The reviews say it's pretty fun. 7mo
aperfectmjk Almost finished with my TBR, I'll have it posted today. 7mo
LiseWorks @aperfectmjk 😉il have to check that book you mentioned 7mo
Bluebird I‘m most looking forward to Iron Flame. I started it today and am loving it so far.! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Aaaand here‘s the companion bingo board, long dark nights. I love a dark Christmas, I love horror and folklore and spooky things waiting in forests. I‘d love if anyone wanted to join me for #wintergames 🌲🌲🌲

Q84 I may. Well see what I come across. 7mo
LiseWorks I have this one to do for #WinterGames for sure 7mo
Larkken I have been trying to put some wintry horror on my list! Awesome! 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Just a reminder for anyone looking for #wintergames bingo boards or readathons that my Bright Cold Days bingo is all about bright snow, family, togetherness and food and the companion bingo board is all about long dark nights, ghosts and storms. I‘m excited to see what people come up with to fit these! I‘d love for anyone to participate 🥰

AnnR I will try one but am trying to decide which one best fits my reading choices. Hmmm... Maybe I'll just do both bingo boards and see which one works out. 7mo
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peanutnine
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Aaaand here's my #WinterGames TBR list! The font is tiny because I screenshot my spreadsheet and I know there's no way I'll read them all but I'm a massive mood reader and I need options! #SantasBookshELVES 🎄📚💖

5280reader Love it! So many options! 7mo
Andrew65 Wow! What is the colour coding on the book titles for? 7mo
peanutnine @Andrew65 colors mostly indicate where I can borrow from or if I've already put a hold at the library, plus various other things 7mo
Andrew65 @peanutnine Love the organisation! 7mo
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bekakins
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Final #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo of 2023 😱

Tagging others in this post cos I signed up to #wintergames last week and haven‘t been tagged in any posts so just wanted to check I‘m not too late and can join in 🙏🎄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
Clwojick Hey! I just double checked, and you were added to @Emilymdxn team! Check out her profile for team posts and event info. I know some notifications & tags aren‘t going through, so I‘m glad you reached out! ☺️ 7mo
Emilymdxn Hi there! I‘m so sorry I must have missed you off my tag list - really really sorry about that. Most of my posts over the last few week have been winter games info stuff so you can have a scroll through those and I‘ll tag you in a couple now 🥰 7mo
bekakins @Clwojick @Emilymdxn thank you both!! 😁 7mo
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LiseWorks
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Hey #TeamReindeerGamers. 3 more days, and the games begin. I hope you have been doing your #EarlyBird and keeping track of those points. Here is the #WinterGames #WordSearch for all those books you are going to read in Dec. Each word you find is worth 10 pts each. @annahenke @kezzlou85 @JessClark78 @Karons1 @TorieStorieS @MatchlessMarie @aperfectmjk @Bluebird

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AmandaBlaze Thanks for the picks! (edited) 8mo
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PuddleJumper
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Sorry this has gone up late, I‘ve been ill or week and mostly been sleeping.

You‘ll have been tagged in a comment with the name of the Litsy user you are picking for, their list, and how many books you can pick, for example;

@PuddleJumper - Pigpen_Reads (LINK) 5

Puddlejumper is picking 5 books for Pigpen_Reads from the provided link.

You have until Thursday December 30th to pick the books and post them.

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PuddleJumper @BarkingMadRead - MatchlessMarie ttps://www.goodreads.com/review/list/9622268?shelf=snowed-in-2023&sort=date_added&order=d 5 8mo
PuddleJumper @thebacklistbook You've not been forgotten, just having a few issues with the list you're picking from. I'll tag you when its working. Thanks! 8mo
AnnR Hope you feel better soon! 🎄🤗🎅 8mo
PuddleJumper @AnnR Thank you! 8mo
Read4life Feel better soon, Jo 💙 Thanks for organizing this. 8mo
Deblovestoread Thank you! Hope you feel better soonest! 8mo
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! 🤒❤️ 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much, Jo!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!! 8mo
Pigpen_Reads Thank you! I hope you feel better soon! 8mo
jenniferw88 Hi @bekakins ! I've got rid of my Goodreads account, so can you either send me the list at irene_gulliver@yahoo.co.uk or share it on Litsy, please, so that I can choose your 10 books? Many thanks! Sorry to be a pain! 8mo
thebacklistbook Just a thought but please share public shelves. Makes this a lot easier. @PuddleJumper the shelf is not publicly viewable. 8mo
AmandaBlaze @thebacklistbook I was working with @PuddleJumper on that. On my side everything was set to Anyone can view. It was still listed as private. I changed it to Goodreads members and PuddleJumper could access it. I can try flipping it back to anyone for you, but I think it just might be an error on my page.
Accepted your request @thebacklistbook. Hopefully that works. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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thebacklistbook It's all good we'll get it figured out. 8mo
thebacklistbook I'm in! Had to refresh the app a couple times but I got it to work for me. 8mo
bekakins @jenniferw88 sure - I‘ve popped them onto a Google sheet - let me know of any issues viewing! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1juwAbaFjjYf_ZX9O-DtqQogShPvn2cGsy5yyjrq-... 8mo
jenniferw88 @bekakins thanks, opened fine - will post shortly. 7mo
sblbooks Thank you, and just to clarify we need to have this posted by November 30th? 7mo
PuddleJumper @sblbooks Yes, if that's possible. I understand I was late getting it up which cost people the weekend. As close as you can works fine 7mo
julieclair Thank you for hosting this fun event! Sure hope you feel better soon. 💙 7mo
Clwojick @Roary47 not sure if GR is glitching on you too? I know @AmandaBlaze was having issues. I did send a friend request, but for now I can‘t access your profile or shelf. Let me know when to try again, or if you want to send the list a different way. Whatever works for you! 7mo
Roary47 @Clwojick Sorry I just got back from break and naturally with 3 weeks left of the semester I have students worried about their grades. 😅 7mo
Clwojick @Roary47 Not a problem! 😊 7mo
julieclair I have not yet received my picks - not a big deal, I know it‘s a busy time of year for everyone - but I do want to participate, especially for the extra Winter Games points. 😉 So just a heads up that I am going to use a randomizer to pick my books. 🙂 If my match does post at a later time, I‘ll switch over to their choices. 7mo
PuddleJumper @julieclair Sorry about that! I'll do a check in today as I think a few people haven't posted. 7mo
PuddleJumper Just checking in and making sure I haven't missed anyone - @aperfectmjk @TheAromaofBooks have you had your books posted? 7mo
PuddleJumper @aperfectmjk @TheAromaofBooks The books for you to read. Sorry, brain isn't firing right 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! I got mine several days ago so I am all set!! Thank you for checking!! 7mo
aperfectmjk Yes, I received mine. 7mo
PuddleJumper @aperfectmjk Ok great! ❤️❤️ 7mo
PuddleJumper @julieclair I haven't heard back from your picker. I can pick your books if you would like 7mo
julieclair @PuddleJumper No worries. I used a randomizer to pick 5 books, so I‘m all set. Thanks for offering, though. 😁🥰 7mo
PuddleJumper @julieclair ❤️❤️ 7mo
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Texreader
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Reposting for all those wanting to play the #wintergamesatoz #wgatoz bingo for #wintergames.

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Nessavamusic
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hey team! Here‘s a bit about me:
1. I‘m excited for a super fun staff party at my school. #litsyteachers
2. Sharing my reading adventures, the games and a few holiday movies!
3. On my comfy couch, with a fuzzy blanket, a dog on my lap and a great book. Alternatively, listening to an audiobook while crafting.
#wintergames #snowangels

@emilymdxn @kwmg40 @texreader @5feet.of.fury @sblbooks @msradiosilence

Emilymdxn Audiobooks while crafting sounds like a great plan ❄️❄️❄️ and I love ALL Christmas movies 8mo
kwmg40 I also love listening to audiobooks while crafting or cooking! 8mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘ve got some crafts I hope to complete too. 8mo
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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One more bingo board for #wintergames that I'm reposting for team #snowangels! This one is hosted by the wonderful @alldebooks and is a board for short stories so it should be super easy to fit quick little reads on these themes in. I have a lot of Christmas ghost story collections and all Carol Ann Duffy's little Christmas books so I'm veeeery excited. #midwintersolaceshortstoryboard

AllDebooks Awww, thanks 😊 Should be a fun, easy board to fill 😅 8mo
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MsRadioSilence
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hey #teamsnowangels!

1. I‘m neopagan, so lighting candles on Yule is always a good time. My boyf has also found out about Jolabokaflod and we‘re gonna start this year since we‘re currently long distance.

2. Finishing out 2023 strong! I‘ve hit a slump this month that I‘m excited to crawl out of.

3. Picture this: a bay window seat, it‘s snowing. My cat on my lap, so many blankets. A snack board and some eggnog. And I‘m off work. Heaven lol

Airykah13 I love eggnog! 8mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Emilymdxn The Yule candles and jolabokaflod sound amazing! I hope the post serves you well 🥰🥰🥰 8mo
kwmg40 Jolabokaflod sounds like such a wonderful tradition! 8mo
CogsOfEncouragement Books, blankets, snacks! Yes please. 8mo
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Texreader
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hello #snowangels teammates! I look forward to reading everyone‘s responses.

1) Little Christmas Eve-a Norwegian tradition my husband brought with him when he immigrated-where we celebrate by opening one present, opening presents on Christmas Eve, and stocking stuffers on Christmas morning
2) I ❤️ spelling as many words as possible!
3) Cozy PJs, drinking hot chocolate with my 🐈‍⬛ in my lap, with some good music in the background
#wintergames

kwmg40 Little Christmas Eve sounds like a nice way to start the festivities early! 8mo
CogsOfEncouragement Very sweet. 8mo
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Emilymdxn
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Ahoy #snowangels! We've got another photo challenge coming up for December and I am so excited to come up with some bookish photos for these prompts!

Thank you so much @eggs and @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for hosting 😍

#wintergames

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