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Kind of a weird pick for #tenthavenuefreezeout, but here we are.

My reasoning was two fold. First off, Russia is cold af. I mean, I think so. I‘ve never actually experienced it myself. Secondly, Tsar Nicholas and his family were part of their own little freeze out when the tsar was overthrown by the bolsheviks.

And I guess you could add a third reason—sources say that Tsarina Alix of Hesse was one frigid lady. #winterwonderland

LauraJ Clever choice! 12mo
Ruthiella My first thought was Russia is cold! Totally works for the prompt 😀 12mo
Richryan52 I have to take issue with your characterization of the czarina. She was rather quiet and shy but totally devoted to her husband and children. She got a bad rap by comparison to her cosmopolitan mother-in-law, Maria Fedrovnova. 12mo
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Reviewsbylola I don‘t disagree with that. But I definitely think she was known as icy. I think she was very misunderstood and desperate as well to help her ailing son. @Richryan52 12mo
Richryan52 Shyness can often be interpreted as reserve 12mo
Cinfhen Ha!! From Springsteen to the Romanov love it 💕🙌🏻 12mo
TrishB Great post 👍🏻 12mo
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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My husband‘s book collection comes through for me tonight! #TenthAvenueFreezeOut is about the formation of the E Street Band. Here is a pic of said band from the tagged book.


TrishB lol! Hubby told me this too!! 12mo
Cathythoughts So crazy to see the old pictures... so that‘s what the song is about 👍🏻👍🏻 12mo
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Deep Freeze | John Sandford
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A deep freeze / freeze out selection. Take your pick.
#TenthAvenueFreezeOut #WinterWonderland

TrishB Great picks 👍🏻 12mo
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New York In The Snow | Vivienne Gucwa
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#winterwonderland #tenthavenuefreezeout

I haven‘t read this book but it looks so pretty - so I am going to! I didn‘t realise how much Ive wanted to see a city in the snow until all these wintry Litsy posts showed up 😂 I have always loved the scenes in New York in the snow in Home Alone 2 ( I watch it with my kids every Christmas) so dang it, I have to get there and go ice skating in Central Park!

Lindy You can ice skate outdoors in Edmonton. Come visit! 12mo
GingerAntics NYC looks so beautiful in the snow in that movie!!! 12mo
Cathythoughts Stunning pics .... I want to go there 12mo
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Cinfhen It‘s pretty for the first 20 minutes and then all the pretty fluff turns to gray muck 😫 My son showed me gorgeous photos of NZ with snow so pure 😍 12mo
Centique @Cinfhen I keep forgetting that is the truth of it! Yes and I‘ve twice been on a helicopter up onto pure mountain snow so I am not allowed to complain really! 😂❄️❄️❄️ 12mo
TrishB Looks lovely 💕 12mo
batsy NY is on my bucket list too, so see you in Central Park next winter? 😆 12mo
Centique @batsy certainly! *makes note to buy winning lottery ticket* 😂😂 12mo
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Day 11 - #tenthavenuefreezeout #winterwonderland

Tear drops on the city, Bad Scooter searchingly for his groove
Seem like the whole world walking pretty and you can't find the room to move
Well, everybody better move over, that's all
'Cause I'm running on the bad side and I got my back to the wall
Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

Cinfhen Lyrics sound better when Springsteen sings them 😁 12mo
TrishB Nice pic 👍🏻 12mo
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The Commitments | Roddy Doyle
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#TenthAvenueFreezeOut tells the story of a band coming together, a band that forms from (and comes to represent) the working classes of America. Push that story across the Atlantic to Ireland and it sounds a lot like The Commitments to me.

@Cinfhen @TrishB

Cinfhen Well played 💚🎵 12mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 12mo
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So for today‘s #tenthavenuefreezeout prompt I thought I‘d go with a Cold War book. I still haven‘t read the tagged book yet but it‘s about a young girl growing up behind the Iron Curtain during the 1960s! 👍🏻 #winterwonderland

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve actually already stacked this book although I have no memory of ever seeing this title before 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
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I had a choice of ten or out for #TenthAvenueFreezeOut, but out won! #WinterWonderland @Cinfhen @TrishB

Cinfhen Nice!!! I don‘t think I own any books with OUT in the title 😛 12mo
TrishB Good pick 😘 12mo
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I struggle with N.J., it‘s not NY- but they have Bruce Springsteen and Stephanie Plum. #tenthavenuefreezeout #winterwonderland
(Sometimes I think my sarcastic humor is difficult to detect via Litsy)

Cinfhen Hahaha 😂😂love it 12mo
LauraBeth And The Sopranos 12mo
Chrissyreadit @LauraBeth pshhh- we had the Gambinos in real life.... a few blocks away... literally 🤣 12mo
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TrishB Confused! 12mo
Chrissyreadit @TrishB since it‘s a Springsteen song, and he‘s from Jersey, I picked a book that also takes place in Jersey. Also- read an article I will link. Let it never be said that I did not give Jersey props and attention when due. 12mo
TrishB Thank you 😘 I have the song facts off hubby....he gives me them everyday, I just don‘t always remember to read them!! 12mo
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Sleepers | Lorenzo Carcaterra
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#winterwonderland #tenthavenuefreezeout
I read this Hell‘s Kitchen set true crime/ revenge story donkey‘s years ago.... but remember finding it unputdownable!
Four young boys, a childhood prank goes horribly wrong, and they spend years being imprisoned and brutally abused. Then this tale takes a turn, as the boys become men, and revenge consumes them.
As is often the case, #goodbookterriblemovie 🤦‍♀️

Cinfhen The book does sound good!!!! 12mo
Oryx I remember it being excellent, many years ago 12mo
TrishB Loved the book and the film was good too! 12mo
KarenUK @trishb I loved the first half with the kids... but hated the second half with the adults... 🤷‍♀️😂 12mo
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