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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all the slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, and they plot their escape. Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her but they manage to find a station and head north. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is not a metaphor a secret network of tracks and tunnels has been built beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, where both find work in a city that at first seems like a haven. But the citys placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens and Ridgeway, the relentless slave-catcher sent to find her, arrives in town. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing journey, state-by-state, seeking true freedom. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in states in the pre-Civil War era. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage, and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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Went to a German bakery for #foodandlit. All was good but the favorites were the pretzels and Black Forest cake. The bottom right called Stollen and is basically a yummy fruit cake. Also the chocolate dish is gingerbread with jam inside and dipped in chocolate. Haribo is also a German candy company. The least favorite was the vanillekipferl, the crescent cookies. The yellow cookies are sugar cookies and the swirls are shortbread.

Gissy 🍪😋 now
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I got these beautiful editions for the #littlehouse buddy read @megnews

IndoorDame Love those editions! 58m
megnews Ooh those look like beautiful illustrations too! 51m
quietjenn Oh, I've never seen those editions and they're lovely. 8m
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My Year in Spotify 2022.
I like to rock 🤘

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#DivineDecember
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Elves

This month is all about Christmas Carols!!
Each day I will post a carol pertaining to the theme.
Enjoy and happy holidays!

Christmas Carol Merry Mashup! | The Elf on the Shelf, Elf Mates, & Elf Pets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFgkXt4vASY

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💚❤️ 8h
Eggs Well done 🧑‍🎄 8h
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repost for @ozma.of.oz:

Getting this out late, but get your books ready for this year‘s #Adventathon !

Same as last year, no goals unless you‘d like to set some. Just share what you‘re reading that is giving you joy this season! I‘m sure we can all use something to smile about, so when you find something, share it! Happy holiday season everybody! 💙❄️💙

ozma.of.oz I‘m excited to see what everyone‘s reading for the season! 19h
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Sorry for Running behind. Here are the holiday themed prompts for December's #PoetryMatters

Hope you have fun with these. Looking forward to what treasures you find!

Happy Holidays!🎄🎅☃️❄️🎁

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#PoetryMatters #Serve
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Poem by #FredaMans

Revenge is a dish best served cold
At least that's what we've always been told
I prefer to let it simmer and stew
Before I decide just what to do
Karma is something that takes her time
She will wait to draw her line
Before you do something that you should not
Remember Karma, she has not forgot
It will come back around before you know
Mind your p's and q's wherever you go

TheSpineView Totally agree 1d
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Eggs Great film👍🏼👍🏼 1d
fredamans @Eggs I loved the book first! 😉 8h
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repost for @AsYouWish:

Oh my stars, the last #WickedWords of 2022!! What a year it has been! Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement! Super excited to see what 2023 brings! Also congrats to everyone who has and continues to knock those books off their TBRs!

Now onto the words:
- Holiday
- Lights
- Tree
- Celebrate
- Winter

Good Luck everyone! Can‘t wait to see what you pick to read!

AsYouWish Oh my stars!!! Thank you so much!!!!💙💙💙 22h
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Evening, Friends!

I struggle in the Winter months and I'm sure I'm not alone. So I spent this afternoon making a Bingo challenge.

I'm going to try and complete these prompts between the start of December and the end of March.

If you can get 2x Bingos, contact me and I'll give you a special bonus challenge.

Feel free to make a better version of the grid! 😄

Use the hashtag #btwbb for Beat the Winter Blues Bingo.

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Today I darned my favorite pair of convertible mittens. It was my first time darning a hole, and it turned out really good. The hole was on the thumb. You can see the slightly brighter purple thread in the pic from where I darned it. I know this isn‘t exactly a craft, but I did use a needle and yarn, so it kinda counts, right? :)

#LitsyCrafters

rockpools It totally counts! 2d
Clare-Dragonfly It‘s absolutely a craft! Great job! 2d
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#ManicMonday @CBee #LetterQ

📘 (The) Queen's Army - Marissa Meyer
🤓 N/A
🎥 Quigley Down Under
🎤 Queens Of The Stoned Age
🎼 Quitting You - The Arkells

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 😊 2d
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#thinkpositivebepositive
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Release all the negative and open yourself up for the new and positive things coming your way.
🙌😃✨✨✨

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fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you! 8h
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Eggs This was hilarious 😆 3d
fredamans @Eggs It definitely was! 2d
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#NaturaLitsyBingo2023

A reminder of our great nature-inspired #readingchallenge for 2023. A relaxed and fun challenge, categories can include non-fiction, fiction, poetry, short stories and you can double up. It's your challenge to set your own goal and participate.

Tag #NaturaLitsy and @AllDebooks so I can follow your progress
Just for fun, enjoy

original post: https://litsy.com/p/cFhvTklwTVFv

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I skipped last month but this month I want them all.

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#PoetryMatters #Series
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Poem by #FredaMans

Reading books is what I do
I write a little poetry too
I like to find new books
With interesting and different hooks
Sometimes I find them on book 3
But that is not good enough for me
I have to start with book 1
From the beginning is so much fun
A series must go in a line
If it does not I will not be fine
Call it a quirk or whatever you will
I read in sequence till my heart is full

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#NovemberNarrative
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#CranberryDay

It's only a movie with my friend Ben as a lead actor.... 😊

Eggs Cool ❤️❄️💙 4d
marleed Oh that‘s cool! 4d
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#PoetryMatters #Serene
@TheSpineView

Poem by #FredaMans

Calm mornings start with the sun
Positive feelings for everyone
Think of all there is to be done
The battle is fought and won
So sit back and be calm
Your thoughts will do no harm
You're full of wit and charm
Good ideas don't disarm
Thoughts are so serene
When you keep your thinking clean
No thoughts can be obscene
Or anywhere in between

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 5d
Eggs One of my faves! 5d
fredamans @Eggs Same!! 😊 4d
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If anyone is looking for something nice and creepy to watch, okay mainly creepy, I highly recommend Cabinet of Curiosities. It's on Netflix and what I spent most of yesterday doing. Episodes 5 Pickman's Model and Episode 6 Dreams in The Witch House are especially good 👻

AllDebooks On my watchlist 6d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I stalled at the Aloglo episode. I'm still not over the way the guy said Stacy...Staezi. 🤣 6d
TheRiehlDeal I enjoyed all the episodes! It was nice seeing actors from movies/shows that I‘ve watched in the past. Definitely did a lot of IMBD‘ing. 6d
BookwormAHN @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick He was so creepy 😸 4d
BookwormAHN @TheRiehlDeal So did I 😸 4d
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I'm not the only one wanting to read today! #catsoflitsy

sarahbellum Ooo what fluff 😻😻😻 6d
Leftcoastzen Awwww!❤️😻👏📚 6d
Kimzey 😻 6d
Ruthiella 😹😹😹 6d
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#PoetryMatters #Sequence
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Poem by #FredaMans

Building a sequence
Is as easy as 1-2-3
Put your info together
So you can clearly see
It only takes a moment
For you to find your groove
But it won't come instantly
If you do nothing to move
If you need help
You can call upon me
I'll do what I can
To explain it properly

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 6d
Leftcoastzen Nice! 6d
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Eggs 😅😅 6d
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Reached my yearly reading goal!! Woot Woot!!!

slategreyskies Congrats!! 🙌 👏 ✨ 1w
IndoorDame Woohoo 🙌 1w
TheSpineView Awesome 1w
See All 6 Comments
Bookjunkie57 Congratulations 🎉 🎉🎉 1w
Ann_Reads 👍🙂 1w
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TheSpineView Love the truth of this poem 1w
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you. 7d
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Eggs Perfection ❤️🎄💚 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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#PoetryMatters #Sentiment
@TheSpineView

Poem by #FredaMans

I have so many sentiments that happen in one day
Feeling so many different things in every single way
Taking me from indifference to anger toot suite
But I smile at strangers and people that I meet
I'm happiest at home where I feel loved
Then sadness can hit me from somewhere up above
Being bipolar can be such a whirlwind
My emotions are not known, where do they begin

TheSpineView 💜💜💜 1w
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Eggs Sounds good 👌🏼 1w
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#ManicMonday @CBee #LetterP

📘 Pretty Little Wife - Darby Kane
🤓 Romain Puértolas
🎥 Pirates of the Caribbean series
🎤 (The) Pursuit Of Happiness
🎼 Pay To Cum - Bad Brains 🤘

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#PoetryMatters #Sentence
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Poem by #FredaMans

Let's build a sentence
I'll show you how
See this sequence
I'm doing it now
Forming words is easy
If you try with all your might
Rhyming can be queasy
But I still sleep at night
Perfect is not present
And that is just okay
I want to wish you well and
Try to have a great day

Ann_Reads Awesome! 🙂👍 1w
fredamans @Ann_Reads Thank you! 1w
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Eggs 🖤💚🖤 1w
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Got our clue for book of the month.

mdm139 @BrittanyReads that is what I was thinking 1w
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#PoetryMatters #Sensual
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Poem by #FredaMans

Nothing more sensual than being touched in the right place
Ever so lightly scattering kisses on your face
Running fingers softly down your spine
Every single touch of love to prove you are mine

Suet624 💕💕💕 1w
TheSpineView Fantastic 1w
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you! 1w
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Eggs ❤️🖤❤️ 1w
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Love piano lessons, 45-60 minutes of piano music and reading guaranteed each week. And it is near the bookstore so afterwards we go to the bookstore.

PathfinderNicole That‘s how I feel when my son‘s at orchestra rehearsals and cello lessons 😂 so much free reading time! 2w
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#PoetryMatters #Sense
@TheSpineView

Poem by #FredaMans

They say you only have five
But I find this to be untrue
I find comfort and take pride
Of having this common one too
It takes me through life with ease
I'm able to sort things out
But pardon me if you please
Most often people have doubt
So even though it's a rare one
And not in the actual list
Some may have it and some not
I know you get the gist

TheSpineView Lovely 2w
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you! 😊 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️🍎 2w
Eggs Pretty ❤️🍎💙 2w
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TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen Great! 2w
fredamans @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🎃🙌🏻 2w
Eggs 🎃👍🏼🎃 2w
EclecticBookLover Love this movie! 2w
fredamans @EclecticBookLover Same! Horror is my fave! 2w
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#PoetryMatters #Send
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Poem by #FredaMans

I'm going to send you a message
One you can keep for all time
When you are feeling lonely
It will be there to keep you from crying
It will comfort you when you are down
Bring you joy in your time of pain
It will only have a few words
But you can read them again and again
It will say I am so proud of you
And I know you got this day
I love you so much my darling
I know you will find a way

TheSpineView Lovely 2w
slategreyskies It makes me happy that you‘re sharing your poetry here. It also is inspiring me to write again, which is a really good thing. It‘s been a while! So, thanks! 🥰 2w
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 👏 2w
fredamans @TheSpineView @Leftcoastzen Thank you! And @slategreyskies thank you and so glad I've prompted you to write again! 🤗 💕 2w
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Eggs Perfection 👍🏼 2w
Megabooks Great choice! 2w
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Eggs Perfect 💖💖 2w
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻 1w
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#PoetryMatters #Sell
@TheSpineView

Poem by #FredaMans

I have a little trinket
I'd like to sell to you
I only asked a quarter
But you insisted two
This is a great deal
For what I have in store
If you sell it back to me
I will give you four
But if you keep it always
Close and dear to you
One day you will be repaid
Given back for all you do
Talking about karma
Cannot be bought or sold
But it is a deep value
Worth more, your weight in gold

TheSpineView Another awesome poem 2w
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you! 🤗 2w
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#NovemberNarrative
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#Turkey

Mr. Bean and that bloody turkey stuck on his head will be my favorite turkey moment of all time!

Eggs Great pick 👏🏻👍🏼 2w
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#PoetryMatters #Self
@TheSpineView

Poem & Photo by #FredaMans

Do you take selfies
I like to cross the line
Cycle through the filters
Passing by the time
Some of them are funny
As you can plainly see
That is not an orange
But it is actually me

TheSpineView 🧡🧡🧡 2w
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