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I have absolutely no idea what to expect, but here we go!

DivineDiana 😳 Looking forward your review! 4d
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Pickpick

This is a delightful, funny, adventurous read by a fellow indie author, and I really enjoyed it! I'm excited to read the next book in the series when it comes out 😊

This fills the Cheering Charms prompt for the #OWLsReadingChallenge
4th book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
And it's 8/25 for #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Fantastic! 6d
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The Ice Dragon | George R. R. Martin
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Tonight is for white lights, winter reads, and hiding under as many blankets as I can find ❄📖🐻‍❄️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your shelves! Enjoy ❤️😘 1w
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Pickpick

Another Nancy Drew book finished and I really enjoyed it! It's been fun reading this series for the first time while my mom is revisiting it 😊

6/25 #bookspinbingo
#OWLsReadingChallenge : yellow cover
3rd book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
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East | Edith Pattou
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I'm diving into the original version of East of the Sun and West of the Moon before re-reading Edith Pattou's retelling 🐻‍❄️❄

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Pickpick

Jenny Nimmo never disappoints me. I love every book that's part of or connected to the Charlie Bone series, and this story is no exception! It's a spin-off that centers around one of my favorite characters and explores his adventures outside of Bloor's Academy.

This is my second book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

This is my #doublespin for #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

And it also fulfills the Potions prompt for the #OWLsReadingChallenge

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 1w
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A night of reading is the best kind of night 📚🌠📚

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I'm reading several things at the moment!

For grad school, I'm reading The Monsters and the Critics by Tolkien, along with Beowulf.

Aside from reading those, I'm also enjoying the tagged book, Nancy Drew: The Clue of the Tapping Heels, and The Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke

#WeekendReading
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s a good varied range of books. 1w
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Bailedbailed

This one was recommended to me by a friend, and I really wanted to like it, and I really just don't. I'm all for trying different kinds of books, but I can't get invested in or enjoy this one.

#bookspinbingo

shanaqui I read the first couple of books in this series long long ago and was promised the series gets amazing etc etc, but I just can't hang on through books that don't grab me for a payoff way down the line! (Also, Harry Dresden as a character drives me bananas.) 1w
wordslinger42 @shanaqui I completely agree! I used to feel like I had to finish books even if I really wasn't enjoying them. I've since decided that life is much too short 😂 1w
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A reminder of God's faithfulness was exactly what I needed today! I'm so grateful for the #BibleBuddyRead 💜

BookBabe Amen! 🙌🏻 I am so grateful to have you in this buddy read with us.❤️ And what a gorgeous page! 😍🌈 2w
wordslinger42 @SRWCF It's the One Year Bible: Expressions by Tyndale! But I also have the Inspire Bible and they both have this illustration in it 😊 1w
wordslinger42 @BookBabe Thank you! I've loved the first week of the buddy read so much! 1w
SRWCF @wordslinger42 well, silly me, I'm only now realizing that you tagged the book in your post. Doh! 🤪 I received some 💰 for Christmas and, of course, it will go towards books. I've got my eye on the 1w
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I've loved the first 2 days of the #BibleBuddyRead hosted by @BookBabe 😊 I'm reading it first thing in the morning & it's made such a difference!

Thought I'd share what I journaled while reading Genesis 5:

I love to imagine the lives behind all of the names listed here. It helps me stay engaged & remember that each name is a son or daughter of God who once lived. What were their hopes? What kinds of thoughts & dreams & fears did they have? ⬇️

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I mean, Adam lived 930 years!! I don't think I'd like to live that long, but imagine what you could do for the Kingdom with a life that rich and long!

And imagine what it would mean to these individuals - who likely had moments of feeling insecure or insignificant - that their name is recorded in God's Word & that, hundreds & hundreds of years later, people are reading about their lives. ⬇️
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wordslinger42 When I think about it like that, I realize that I'm reading more than just a list of names 💙 2w
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I absolutely loved this novella! Cornelia Funke is one of my favorite authors and she managed to weave a really moving story in a short number of pages. It was the perfect winter read ❄ I didn't realize until I added the book on Goodreads that this is actually part of her Mirrorworld series, so I guess this is my first book for #SeriesRead2022 😊

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 2w
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Winter has officially arrived ❄🐻‍❄️ The wind is blowing, the snow is falling, and I'm all set with a cozy blanket and the perfect winter read!

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1 & 2. The Glass of Lead and Gold by Cornelia Funke

3. I haven't kept track of much that's being released this year, but I'm very curious to read The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray!

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Santa Paws | Nicholas Edwards
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Week 5 Total for #WinterGames2021 📚

Week 5: 30,425
Winter Games Total: 129,178

Point Breakdown:

Holiday Reads: 400
Impulse Reads: 20
Participation: 15
Ornament Hunt: 160
Holiday Shows: 40
Xmas Tree Contest: 80
Word Search: 26,430
Daily Photo Challenge: 50
Bingo Board Lines: 420
Cleared Boards: 300 (Self Care, Children's Books, CYO Holiday Adventure)
Weekly Game + 100 point bonus: 1,850
Readathon Hours: 660

#TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

wordslinger42 @StayCurious and @Clwojick Thank you both for hosting Winter Games! ❤ This was my first year participating and it was so much fun! 2w
StayCurious You did absolutely amazing! Great job and thanks for playing! 2w
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For Week 5's game, I found 175 words for 1,750 points!

My reading goal in the New Year is to just enjoy all of the *many* challenges I signed up for 😂

1,850 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021
@StayCurious

StayCurious I love all the challenges that arrive in January! 2w
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Happy New Year's Eve, everyone!!

#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 31: Ring in the New Year

For me, that means some more holiday shows, yummy food, and time with family!

11 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

TheBee Happy new year 🍀🎊💕 2w
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Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! I'm so excited for #BFC2022 to start!

My January goals are pretty low-key. I want to read my spin and double spin for the #bookspin challenge and maybe even make a dent in my bingo card 😊📚

For fitness, I plan to work out three times per week, and I'm participating in the #biblebuddyread hosted by @BookBabe

Thanks for hosting this challenge, @wanderinglynn 💙

BookBabe Yay! 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 So glad to be part of your daily self-care journey ❤️ 2w
BookBabe Happy New Year! 🎊 ❤️ 2w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
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Sneaking in one more holiday movie ❤💚

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#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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My last five entries for the #XmasTreeContest 🎄

51 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

StayCurious lovely! 2w
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 30: Winter Gear-up

For this one, I'd thought share a few of the books that I'm planning on reading in the winter months! ❄🐻‍❄️

16 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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I've finished the #OrnamentHunt 🎄

This blown glass ornament that our neighbor made for us years ago is definitely too big to fit in my hand!

Piglet was my favorite Pooh character as a kid

The bookish ornament is one I received in the Bookish Box years ago

And, although it's a little hard to tell, the lady in the bottom right is wearing a purple dress, which is my favorite color!

41 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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#OrnamentHunt

🛻 Our music box ornament

⛷ Tigger skiing

🎨 And last, but not least, the beautiful pine cone ornament that I made in 1st grade 😂

31 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 29: Comfy Socks

These are my "Season's Readings" socks from Out of Print and they are one of the comfiest pairs of socks that I own ???

16 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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#OrnamentHunt

🩰 I got this dress ornament when I went to see the Nutcracker ballet for the first time

🐎 I have wanted a horse since I was a little girl, so naturally, I wish this one was life-sized!

🪡🧵 My mom cross-stitched this framed ornament a long time ago

31 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

StayCurious I love that dress ornament! 2w
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#OrnamentHunt

? The elephant reminds me of my grandma. Her favorite animal ?

?‍❄️ The polar bears are another ornament inspired by "On the Night You Were Born"

? Of course, the cupcake looks good enought to eat!

? This is an old ornament of ours that's pretty fragile, but it's survived many Christmases!

41 points

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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#OrnamentHunt Oldest ornament on your tree 🍯

11 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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We hang all of my grandparents' ornaments on this tree 🎄❤ It's become a sweet way of remembering them.

11 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021 #XmasTreeContest

StayCurious How nice! 2w
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A little mini Christmas tree 🎄

11 points

#XmasTreeContest
#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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Our snowman Christmas tree for the #XmasTreeContest ☃️🎄

11 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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My January #BookSpin list! 📚❄📚 (featuring my dog's muddy pawprint autograph 😅🐾)

I'm so looking forward to starting my 2022 reading challenges!

#bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I wasn't a huge fan of East when I read it last year, so I'll be interested to hear your thoughts!! 3w
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Daily Photo Challenge Day 27: Fave Gift

This ornament that my mom gave me is definitely my favorite gift! It's inspired by the tagged book and is so special to me 💙

Ornament Hunt: one that you got this year

21 points

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

jessjess That's really beautiful 3w
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Week 4 Totals for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

20,251 points 🎉🎄

Total Points: 98,753

Holiday Reads: 525
Impulse Reads: 410
Book to Movie Adaptation: 10
Participation: 6
Holiday Movie/TV: 20
Attempted Festive Recipe: 140
#WGWordSearch: 18,260
Daily Photo Challenge: 20
Bingo Board Lines: 200
Weekly Game: 210
Readathon Hours: 450

StayCurious Amazing job! 2w
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Charlie Brown Christmas | Charles M Schulz
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Watching a couple more Christmas shows tonight, starting with A Charlie Brown Christmas 🎄❤

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

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I decided that 2022 was going to be a year of no reading challenges.

I've signed up for three. Send help 😂

#SeriesRead2022
#BookSpin
#OrdinaryWizardingLevelsReadingChallenge

AmyG I signed up for one when I said no. I so get it. When it comes to books I don‘t have much self-control. 😂 (edited) 4w
ravenlee I said I was going to slow down my reading, do fewer buddy reads, try to focus more on my own reading choices. So far I‘ve committed to six books for Jan-Feb and am considering a seventh. So…yeah. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4w
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mdm139 Madeline 4w
wordslinger42 @mdm139 Yep! 💙 4w
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wordslinger42 @RainyDayReading Yes! 😊 I wasn't sure if anyone would know that one! 4w
RainyDayReading @wordslinger42 It took me a little bit! I had to go hunting through my shelves because it was familiar but I couldn‘t place it at first. 4w
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 21: Holiday Crafts

My holiday craft for today is Max, the baking kitty 🐱🍪

My mom, @curiouserandcurioser , and I are making a cookbook full of cookie recipes for my niece for her Christmas present, and since she loves cats, Max is going to be gracing the cover! I just finished inking him, and now all that's left is to trace him onto a fresh piece of paper!

11 points

#TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021

Crazeedi What a lovely idea, and something that will be cherished forever💕 4w
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🎄 For a quiet day with my family ❤

❄ Of course! I think I might have to make do with a rainy one, though!

Consider yourself tagged! 😊

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView ❤🎄❄ Thanks for playing! 4w
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j9brown Christmas Sweets? 4w
wordslinger42 @j9brown Yep!! 25 points 😊 4w
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A Timeless Christmas: A Collection of Classic Stories and Poems | Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, O. Henry
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 20: Festive Lights

We certainly don't have a shortage of those here!
🎄❤🎄

11 points

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

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My Week 3 Totals for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

Holiday Reads: 2,075
Impulse Reads: 270
Participation: 5
Holiday Movie/TV: 30
Shared Festive Recipe: 5
Attempted Festive Recipe: 20
Fictional Recipe Attempt: 30
#WGWordSearch : 29,080
Daily Photo Challenge: 50
Readathon Hours: 1,000

Week 3 Total: 32,565

Overall Total: 78,502

@StayCurious

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 1mo
StayCurious This is so amazing! 4w
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This was lovely, heartwarming, and a perfect addition to the series (not to mention, my #bookspin for December & another read for #WinterGames2021 🎄📚)

I'm still trying to get some more reading in, so I'll post my point totals for #TeamGameSleighers tomorrow!

16/25 for #bookspinbingo
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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My Festive and Fictional Recipe Attempt of a Butterbeer Latte (recipe below)

Words can't describe how delicious this is 😍

1 c. Milk (or 1/2 c. Milk & 1/2 c. Coffee)

1 Tb. Butter

1 Tb. Brown Sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon to taste

56 points

This is also 10 points for the #FestivePhotoChallenge Day 18: Festive Drink

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

FantasyChick Oooooh I'm going to be making this! 😍 1mo
wordslinger42 @FantasyChick It's so good!! 1mo
sharread I have to try this sounds so good. What do you think if Kailua was in it? 1mo
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I finished my #doublespin for my #bookspinbingo card! This was a really nice collection of stories that get you into the Christmas spirit! I'll definitely be rereading these each season 🎄

@TheAromaofBooks

#bookspin #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers #AVeryMerryReadathon #DashingDecemberReadathon #WinterCosyReadathon #WrapitupReadathon #Adventathon

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Christmas At Timberwoods | Fern Michaels
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#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 15: Festive Read

My next festive read for #WinterGames2021 🎄📚
I've never read anything by this author, but I'm hoping I enjoy this one!

16 points

#TeamGameSleighers