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StayCurious

Joined January 2017

“People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading.” http://www.theupstairslibrary.com https://www.goodreads.com/renee_ml
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A great way to spend some down time.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Here it is guys - the final points tally and the official end of the event! Thanks so much to everyone who participated and especially to my team! You guys were great!

j9brown Thanks for running this and being out captain! It was a lot of fun 😊🎄 2w
Allylu Thank you, thank you! It was very diverting! You did so much work. We really appreciate it. 2w
rather_be_reading 👏👏 2w
Crazeedi Great job everyone!! 2w
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Some of my goals for this year. I intend to focus on finishing series and I also want to read more books I own. I think it goes without saying that this is a goal all Littens share! See my declarations at theupstairslibrary.com

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Brownie Points | Jennifer Coburn
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Just an update: I have just tallied up our points and so far we‘re at 37 426! That is so great you guys! I will add on any extra points in case one of you wins our photo contests in the next couple days. If any of you want to know where you stand, please let me know! You all did so well my little Reindeer! PS: Ziggy is proud too!

Cosyreader Yes please I‘d like to know 😊 2w
Cosyreader This is such a cute picture btw! 2w
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StayCurious @Cosyreader you did so well with a total of 5830!! 2w
j9brown Too cute! It's like he's posing for the picture on purpose 😆 2w
CaitZ Ziggy is so cute. I had fun with the winter games. Thanks for being a great team leader. 2w
Crazeedi You were a great team leader! I kinda faded at the end, things got wonky here. Great job team!! 2w
Cosyreader @StayCurious thank you! 2w
Allylu Thanks for all your hard work! It must have been crazy keeping track of all of us! 💕🎄🎅 2w
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The Little Reindeer | Nicola Killen
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SW-T Step 4! 😂😂😂 2w
BlameJennyJane 😭😭😭 This is hysterical! 2w
CaitZ 😂😂😂 My drawing ability is almost as good as step 3. 2w
rachelm Happy Litsyversary! 2w
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The End Games | T. Michael Martin
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Guys! It‘s the final day of the 2019 WinterGames! Thank you so much for all your posts and participation this past month. You have until end of day today to post any belated games and pictures for more points. I will check on your points tomorrow so get them in today! Thanks so much my Reindeer!

Cosyreader 1. 50! 2. I didn‘t take part in Mount TBR but none of them were from my actual TBR, I tried sticking to holiday reads 3. All of them were new to me except Annie Darling 4. Making new friends, seeing funny memes and everyone‘s beautiful selfies, and the 2000 increase to my Litfluence was most welcome 😏👌 2w
AnneCecilie 1. 16 books, but several were story collections 2. I owned 6 books before the games started + 1 reread 3. 12 new to me authors 4. I loved seeing all the holiday reads (edited) 2w
Mogoeg 1. 12 (including 2 rereads), 2. 4 of these were on my TBR pile. 3. 8 new authors, 4. I loved it all! Sorry about getting sick over the past week! 2w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Trying to get those last minute points! Selfie with a Disney ornament, selfie with a reindeer.

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Christmas-tree Land | Mrs. Molesworth
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer A couple more entries in the #XmasTreeContest. The little helper is my nephew who loved decorating the tree.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This is it guys! It‘s going to be a new year and a new decade! Tell us your bookish goals! Put them out into the universe!

TorieStorieS I‘m going to set my Goodreads goal at 275 this year! I‘m participating in a few challenges too- like #Booked2020 and #ReadAroundTheWorld- plus I am tackling Mt. TBR again! I think it will be a great year for reading!! 🤞🤞🤞 2w
Cosyreader I always have a goal of 100 books and I‘m not changing that. I‘d like to read all of my Persephone books and I‘d also like to finish the Caraval and Scythe series. 2w
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AnneCecilie As always I want to read a book a week, I have also signed up for #ReadingEurope2020 and #Booked2020, I will also participate in #YearOfTheChunkster. Further I‘m joining buddy reads of Agatha Christie‘s books and Nordic Noir 2w
CaitZ I'm going to set my GoodReads goal at 45. I like to set it low and increase it as I get close. I'm also planning on joining #ReadWithMrBook and #ReadingEurope2020. I'm hoping I can stay away from the library in January and February and just read books I own. 2w
overtheedge I hope to read some mira grant and Octavia butler series in 2020, and my reading goal is 200 books! 2w
j9brown I plan on setting my Goodreads goal as 70 (I made it over 80 this year, but I expect 2020 to be a little busier). I think I'd like to join the #readwithmrbook folks, too. And definitely read more nonfiction. If there's a bingo card or some sort of challenge for that specifically I'll be jumping in! 2w
Mogoeg I'm setting my goal as 100 books for 2020, but I am hoping to exceed it! I currently have a huge TBR pile - both physical books and books on my eReader. So going to try to stick to those for the first few months of the year. 2w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Time to make those New Years Eve plans! Tell us how you‘ll ring in the New Year!

Crazeedi Eat with my sis! (I'd love to do that!)💖 2w
TheEllieMo Kiss my digi friend, apparently. Whatever that means?! 2w
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j9brown Sing with a stranger. Guess it's karaoke time! 2w
jenniferw88 Sing eith my acquaintance 2w
TorieStorieS Kiss my neighbor??!! Gross!!!! Plus I don‘t think the spouses would be too happy... 2w
Cosyreader Hug my crush 2w
AnneCecilie Kiss the loml 2w
CaitZ Eat with my Dad 2w
Mogoeg Kiss my classmate (it works b/c I did go to school with my SO!) 2w
overtheedge Sing with my sis.....never happen, tho 2w
Allylu Sing with the DJ! 2w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer These sound amazing - I‘ll have to give this recipe an attempt.

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The Christmas Tree | Breanna Cone
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #XmasTreeContest This is the tree at my mother in law‘s house. My husband and his sister revert back to kids when they decorate it so I stay out of their way every year haha.

CaitZ My brother and I frequently become kids again when we're together. My sister-in-law just shakes her head. 2w
TheAromaofBooks My brothers, now in the their 30's, STILL have a huge scramble on who can hang the highest ornament on the tree! 😂 2w
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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer The look on his face!

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This was a super cute Christmas novella that I really enjoyed. I definitely want to read the other books about Reindeer Falls. See my review here: theupstairslibrary.com/book-reviews/

Jadams1776 I‘m really curious to know what happens with Ginger... 3w
StayCurious @Jadams1776 I know, the author set it up perfectly! 3w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This is a fun one! Repost with your answers and use that spoiler button!

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Winterwunder: Roman | Nora Roberts
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Does your current read take place in a snowstorm? On a ski lodge? On a tropical island but in December? Let us know!

overtheedge Well, I“m reading Gideon The Ninth, and I am in a solar system of swords, politics and necromancers. No snow, so far...... 3w
SW-T No points needed, but a winter read I I‘d recommend is 3w
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StayCurious @SW-T Thanks! And Stacked! 3w
Crazeedi I'm not really reading a winter read🙄 3w
Mogoeg Dipping in and out of Winter's Tales over the last week. I highly recommend - Dinesen writes good stories! These are nice and Nordic & chilly. 2w
Cosyreader I‘m not far into it, but I started The Nightingale and I don‘t think it‘s a winter read. I like the writing but I think it‘ll be a weepy! 2w
AnneCecilie Well, I just finished The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie, I have always thought of crime as a particularly fitting for fall and winter. The book is set mostly in South Africa so for me that‘s not very wintery. 2w
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Shazam!: Origins | Geoff Johns
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Working my way to a full bingo card! So close! An extra 5 lines for 100 points! I literally have one square left 🙌 I was also pleasantly surprised to discover Shazam!takes place at Christmas:)

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Watched the first episode of Merry Happy Whatever and IronMan 3 - which my husband insists is a holiday movie because it happens at the holidays and there are Christmas trees lol.

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Reindeer and Caribou: Health and Disease | Morten Tryland, Susan J. Kutz
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This is a fun one! Repost and use that spoiler button!

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Elfin (The Elfin, #1) | Quinn Loftis
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Well since Christmas is over the Elves get to party! Share your party elf name! Mine, to my utter dismay, is Burpy Partyfoul...

AnneCecilie Yappy partyman 3w
jenniferw88 Smash snowpee 3w
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Allylu Tipsy Beerboggles 3w
AlobelThee Muddled Hammertime 3w
Cosyreader Yappy Strongpour 3w
j9brown Smash Candycrushed 3w
TorieStorieS Drinky Partyfowl! 3w
NeedsMoreBooks Burpy Snowpee 3w
CaitZ Saucy Teetotaler 3w
TheEllieMo Tanked Lushypants 3w
overtheedge Muddled Partyman 3w
Mogoeg Slushy Snowpee 2w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Ha! This made me chuckle.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #TeamMovie #ReadNosedReindeerMovieClub Did anyone have a chance to watch our team movie? If you did, let me know so I can give you your extra points! We‘ll do our discussion thread in the comments below until the end of the month - 5 points per comment, question, funny quote, anything you want!

AnneCecilie No, I haven‘t been able to see it yet. I have seen it before at least bits and pieces, actually not sure if I‘ve seen the entire movie. Hopefully I‘ll pick up the DVD at the library tomorrow. 3w
AnneCecilie I‘ve now seen the movie and I had hardly seen any of it before, maybe the last 30 minutes. What first struck me was how similar in feeling it was to Home Alone which made sense when I saw that John Hughes was involved in both. The other thing that struck me was how clumsy and out of luck The dad was. 3w
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overtheedge I love the humor and watch this every year! 3w
StayCurious It does have a lot of heart, mixed in with sillyness - just like all of John Hughes films. 3w
Mogoeg I watched it! I've seen it a couple of times and one thing I really appreciate is how the kids look like real kids. And young Juliette Lewis! 2w
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At This Time of the Year | Maria Tzoutzopoulou
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This is so true right now!

CaitZ I've been thinking it's Monday for the last couple of days and I need to get the garbage can out😕 3w
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End of Year Report | New Jersey. Workforce New Jersey
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Can you believe it‘s almost 2020!? Are there any books you‘d love to get finished before New Year‘s? Let us know!

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Guys, here‘s a little incentive to work on those TBRs this weekend! Or to finish something before year‘s end. Go for it!

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Hooray for Hanukkah! | Fran Manushkin
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#WinterGames Team #Readnosedreindeer For those of you who celebrate post a picture or 2 or 3! Worth 25 points each and you have until end of month.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This is a fun one! All about food which is of course my favourite part of the holidays!

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Hanukkah! | Roni Schotter
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Here is game 1 for today. 75 points possible! Make sure to use that spoiler button!

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer A day late but it‘s still funny!

Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Pricel101 So funny!! 🎅🤦‍♀️ 3w
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Exchange of Gifts | Anne McCaffrey
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@LA_Mead @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego #canuckchristmasswap Finally had a moment to open my #poutinepenpals swap and I‘m obsessed with the wrapping paper! Thank you so much for everything-looking very forward to reading these books! And I love the HP jelly beans and the bookmarks 😊

FantasyChick Great haul!! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love it! ❤💚 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Such a lovely package!🎄💜🎅🏼 3w
LA_Mead Glad you liked it! 3w
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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #Selfiescavengerhunt Selfie with a present. This beautifully wrapped gift was from my sister-in-law. It turned out to be beautiful stationery and stamps for #LitsyLove!

Stacypatrice What a great picture! And what an awesome gift!! 3w
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Fun and Games | Duane Swierczynski
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Another fun one! While you‘re recovering from Christmas, and taking a break from shopping, Repost with your answers and use that spoiler button!

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Faun & Games | Piers Anthony
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Comment below or repost with a fun picture!

Cosyreader Mary Poppins pyjamas! ❤️ 3w
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j9brown Yes! The Institute by Stephen King, and a really pretty copy of Grimm's fairy tales 😍 3w
Crazeedi I got 3 jolabokaflod books, but I have to say my favorite present is my heated throw! 3w
Allylu I got 4 books: Happiness as such by Natalia Ginsburg, Whimsical Stitches (Amigurumi Crochet) by Lauren Espy, The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman, and The Bobsey Twins and the Mystery at Snow Lodge. They each play to different things that I enjoy. My daughters know me well. 💕🎄📚🎶🎅🦌 3w
CaitZ No books, but I did get the book cart was hoping for. 3w
AnneCecilie I got two books. Livet (Life) by Lisa Aisato and The Possessed by Elif Batuman 3w
overtheedge I got a chromebook...........I over the moon excited! 3w
Mogoeg I got a Ratuken Kobo eReader and I love it! I also got a gift certificate to Powell's Books - so in that sense I got (am getting) books! 3w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Did you get coal in your stocking? Tell us why down below!

StayCurious “I‘m on the naughty list because of my new boss and I‘m going back to work tomorrow so I‘ll be happy to meet with him.” Ummmmmm ok. 3w
j9brown I'm on the naughty list because I have to go to the store and get some rest. 🤷 3w
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jenniferw88 I'm on the naughty list because of shipping. 3w
Crazeedi I'm on the naughty list because of my favorite quotes and the best day ever 3w
Allylu I‘m on the naughty list because I‘m not sure what you mean! 3w
Cosyreader I‘m on the naughty list because I‘m going home and then I get to work! 3w
TheEllieMo I‘m on the naughty list because I‘m going on to the next week to see how her day went. 🤷‍♀️ 3w
TorieStorieS I‘m on the naughty list because I‘m going home is my day and I‘m not really excited for the weekend so I‘ll be happy Reading! 3w
CaitZ I'm on the naughty list because it was also a great day 3w
Mogoeg I'm on the naughty list because I'm going on the train tomorrow night. 3w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer An Easy game today since we‘re celebrating the holiday. Comment down below and Santa will gift you 5 points!

StayCurious Mine is Ringing Storytelling Mistletoe- kinda nice since I like to write! 3w
jenniferw88 Jolly Wiseman (no middle name for me!) 3w
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TheEllieMo No middle name so I‘m just Exchanging Elf 3w
j9brown Jolly Secret Bell-ringer 🔔 3w
AnneCecilie Adorable Cooking Pine Cone (edited) 3w
Crazeedi Dashing storytelling Santa 3w
Allylu Seasonal storytelling Santa! 🎅 3w
AlobelThee Dashing Gifting Holly 3w
Cosyreader Adorable Silver Angel 3w
overtheedge Dashing Jovial St Nick 3w
CaitZ Caroling Story - telling Rudolph 3w
Mogoeg (sorry so late!) Magical Holiday Pixie! 3w
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Wishing all Littens and my wonderful reindeers a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy today! @Clwojick

j9brown Merry Christmas and Happy holidays! 3w
AnneCecilie Merry Christmas 🎄 3w
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Allylu Merry Christmas! 3w
Crazeedi Merry Christmas!!❤ 3w
AlobelThee Merry Christmas! 🎄 3w
CaitZ Merry Christmas. Hope you had a wonderful day 3w
Mogoeg Merry belated Christmas! 3w
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Femmes et humour | Mira Falardeau
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Some chuckles were had when I saw these.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #Sharedholidaytradition Every Christmas Eve my sisters and I would go to Blockbuster and rent a bunch of movies, the Home Alone films included. I still keep up this tradition (ok, sans Blockbuster lol) and watch this every year.

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #Holidaylaughs. Well if that‘s not an understanding husband, I don‘t know what is!

TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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#WinterGames Team #readNosedReindeer You‘ve heard the famous poem a hundred times but how well do you know it? Repost and use that spoiler button!

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Happy Christmas Eve! Share your favourite tradition down below for 5 points. If you go into real detail, repost, maybe share a picture with us, I‘ll count that as a #SharedHolidayTradition and give you 20 more points!

Allylu Making Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning. 3w
overtheedge Baking cookies 3w
CaitZ @StayCurious Sorry I've been out of touch, I came down with something. I usually spend Christmas Eve with last minute gift wrapping and cleaning. 3w
Mogoeg Sorry! I've been sick and then everyone else was sick! Christmas Eve was my grandfather's birthday. He passed away years ago, but we still have salmon (his favorite) & a cake to celebrate! 3w
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer This one‘s fun and runs for 24 hours. Only rule is no back to back answers! I‘ll start ya off with Auld Lang Syne. And go!

Cosyreader Baubles 4w
StayCurious Candy 4w
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AnneCecilie Dates 4w
jenniferw88 Eggnog 4w
AnneCecilie Family 4w
j9brown Garland 4w
StayCurious Holiday 4w
Cosyreader Iced cookies 4w
CaitZ Jingle bells 4w
StayCurious Kris Kringle 4w
Cosyreader Lights 4w
AlobelThee Mittens 4w
CaitZ Noel 4w
StayCurious Open Presents 4w
Crazeedi Precious memories! 4w
StayCurious Quarrels with family haha 4w
Crazeedi @StayCurious (HAHAHA!!) Reindeer!! 4w
j9brown Santa! 3w
CaitZ Tinsel 3w
overtheedge Unwrap gifts 3w
Cosyreader Vixen 3w
AnneCecilie Wreath 3w
StayCurious Xmas (does that count?) lol 3w
Allylu Yule log 3w
Allylu Zippity Do Dah! It‘s Christmas! 3w
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Wordplay | Adam Lehrhaupt
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Another fun word game that could net you a ton of points! Repost, and Use that spoiler button - and tell me how many words you got to!

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Ginger Bear | Mini Grey
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Shared and Attempted holiday recipe: these are dark chocolate chip ginger cookies dipped in white chocolate. I asked my husband if the white chocolate was necessary since they‘re already chocolaty - he said absolutely! So here they are!

j9brown They sound tasty! 🤤 3w
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Hanukkah! | Roni Schotter
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Happy first day of Hanukkah everyone! We thought it might be fun to explore a holiday other than Christmas. If you can‘t think of any answers that‘s okay, plenty of other ways to earn points are on their way until the end of the month!

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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Ask Siri, or whoever runs your phone! They might have a fun answer. If not, make one up haha!

Allylu “I‘m hanging out with Good King Wesless... Wensles... Wireless?... Wednesday?” 4w
overtheedge I'll be here ready to give you lots if holiday jokes and limericks 3w
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The Christmas Movie Book | Thomas A. Christie
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Finally had a day off and had a chance to watch some #holidaymovies. I liked both of these - cheesy and sweet and just what I needed after a tough week. I also watched two holiday episodes of The Simpsons for +21 points.

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Bingo | Jeffrey B. Fuerst
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer Got a few more bingo lines! So close to a full board...yet so far away haha. +100 points!

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mabell The Shining? 4w
StayCurious Damn lol yup! @mabell +25 4w
mabell Yay! 4w
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The Nutcracker | Virginia Unser
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#WinterGames Team #ReadNosedReindeer #SelfieScavengerHunt Selfie with a nutcracker given to the doctor I work for. I thought it was so cute I had to use it for this pic. @Clwojick