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Christmas Books
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Each of these short stories was written specifically for Christmas. They combine concern for social ills with the myths and memories of childhood and traditional Christmas spirit-lore. The stories include "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Battle of Life" and "The Cricket on the Hearth."
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i-am-papercrane
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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“When Wishes Would Jingle”
Aw, I like that. Would‘ve preferred if the alliteration went on, but it‘s got a nice sound to it!

#wintergames #teamfestivus #christmasbooks

wanderinglynn Jingling wishes sounds intriguing. ⛄️ 4h
AmyG Can I ask if you recieved your #creepychristmas package? It said it was delivered on your porch Saturday and I just want to make sure. Thank you. 3h
i-am-papercrane @AmyG I‘m not actually home right now. My parents say I‘ve received a package, so I‘m assuming that‘s what it is. I‘m at school until the 20th, unfortunately, and wanted the package sent home in case the postal service messed up and it arrived here after winter break started 3h
AmyG That has to be it. Thanks for responding! 2h
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Kati15
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Pickpick

My Christmas Book Title is Where Angels Could Shimmer. :)

#WinterGames, #elfies, @Clwojick, @StayCurious, @Bookwormjillk

Jb2003 When Snowflakes Always Glisten 😂 22h
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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"When Stars Would Rejoice"

Doesn't sound bad!

#WinterGames #TeamFestivus
@wanderinglynn @StayCurious @Clwojick

+6 points (Sunday total = 12 points)

wanderinglynn That‘s a great title! ⛄️❤️ 1d
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BarkingMadRun
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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BarkingMadRun Mine is If Angels Should Gleam😇👼 2d
Sharpeipup So elves will listen 👂🏻🧝🏼‍♀️ 2d
BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄 2d
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TheDaysGoBy If Sugarplums Never Hush 2d
Kimberlone Where Angels Shall Shimmer 2d
britt_reads When Garlands Might Glisten 2d
Hestapleton Where Icicles Must Rejoice (edited) 1d
cwarnier Or Carols Might Hush 1d
BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄🎄 1d
Liatrek Some Christmasses can delight 1d
BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄 22h
mabell If stars may whisper - not bad! 20h
BarkingMadRun 🎄🎄 20h
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BucklingBookshelves
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Last year I wrapped each book individually. My son loved it, but all that wrapping is a pain! I‘m being lazy this year and refilling this cute little gift sack each night instead. Also, December snuck up on me this year. Anyone else?!

Apparently we‘re doing 2 books a night ‘til Christmas though since we have so many (thank you thrift shops & used books!)📚📚 I love the flexibility to decide as we go.

Do you have any bookish holiday traditions?

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mdm139
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Love this display at Barnes and Noble. It is blind date with a book but with a Christmas gift twist. Some of the books have a one line clue on them, but most of them say things like “To: someone looking for romance in London” or “To: a fan of The Night Circus.” The books are under a cardboard tree. #wintergames #teamnutcracker @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54

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Bookworm54 I love the blind date with a book idea! The Christmas theme is a nice twist :) 5d
ElizaMarie I've never done a blind date book. I should try one of those soon! 5d
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Maria514626
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Excited to open this fun #Christmasbookswap from @BridgetteM !!

I think I forgot to wrap what‘s inside your box 🤦‍♀️ so don‘t open until Dec. 24. (My #1 resolution for 2019 is to recover my mind. 😂)

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BeckyandBooks
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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What do you buys kids for Christmas that need nothing? Books of course! Big brother had so much fun picking out books for all his cousins at the thrift store. It‘s his favorite “book store”. $4 for these, and a couple others that we‘ve already wrapped.

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Litlady
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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@Beck9lol - your package arrived safe and sound on my doorstep! My #LitsyPenPal is the best!! Whoever penned the quote, ‘patience is a virtue‘ obviously didn‘t get fab bookish swag throughout the year. Most of my family and friends are traveling for the holidays and I‘ll be flinging books and memberships at B&N so Christmas Day will be spent with lots of hot tea, wine, snacks and a pillow fort. Thanks, Becky! This warms my heart. ❣️🎄🎅🏻 📚

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love that sticker!! 12mo
Litlady @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled .. Thanks, my southern Litsy sister! 😘🎄 12mo
Beck9lol Yay I‘m excited for you to open them! 🌲🎅🐶 12mo
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Amandajoy
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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My Jólabókaflóð arrived today @BookishMarginalia . I can‘t wait until Christmas Eve to open it! (And hopefully spend the evening reading!) #JolabokaflodSwap

BookishMarginalia I‘m glad it arrived! It was supposed to be there last Friday! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
Amandajoy @BookishMarginalia it probably was, but we were out of town all weekend 😊 12mo
BookishMarginalia 👍🏼 hope you like the book and the chocolate! (I liked them both!) 12mo
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erinreads
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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...And now I wait. My #jolabokaflodswap package from @whippoorwill815 is here! I‘ll tuck it behind my tree so I won‘t be tempted to open early since I‘m basically an impatient child around Christmas time. 😂 Thank you, Amy!

whippoorwill815 Yay! I‘m glad it arrived !! 😃 12mo
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kaysworld1
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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whippoorwill815
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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A sneak peak at the #merryandbrightswap (left) and #jolabokaflodswap (right) boxes... are they coming to you?!
😉🎄

Both were mailed out today!
@EH2018
@MaleficentBookDragon

EH2018 👍🎄🎁🎉 12mo
Kaciecalderon Oooooo! Ones mine!!! The wrapping paper is so cute!!!!! Can‘t wait to open the box up!!! 12mo
whippoorwill815 @Kaciecalderon yup!!! 😊 All the wrapping paper was from Costco and the gift tags (which are maybe on some of your items too....but I guess you‘ll have to wait and see 😜) were from Target. 12mo
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Amandajoy
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Forgot to post this the other day, but my Jólabókaflóð book should make it to Colorado today ☺️??
#JolabokaflodSwap

jmofo Hay! That‘s me! It came! Thank you! I am so excited! 😊🖤💜📚 12mo
Amandajoy @jmofo So glad you got it! I hope you enjoy it! 12mo
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Gissy
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Part 2: Can you see all these beautiful books? 📚📚😍 @Chrissyreadit I should have recorded a video of how I reacted!😱All these books were in my wish list! The sensation was to read them all in one sitting! Have you ever experienced that? As I said, I don't receive books as a gift. Litsy is my opportunity to have this wonderful experience. I'm speechless. Very grateful for this gesture! Please receive a big hug! #StuffedStockingSwap @Avanders

Soubhiville Yay! What a wonderful box of goodies! 12mo
Gissy @Soubhiville It took me by surprised! I love these swaps, really! 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy @Soubhiville you deserve it! Poor Gissy had to suffer through my first swap with YA books- that were not on her wish list and it was nothing compared to the amazing package she sent me. 12mo
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Gissy @Chrissyreadit I loved that package too. I'm a slow reader but believe it or not I bought the other two books of the 100 series because I want to read them all. After March 2019 will have more time to read and after August it will be like a paradise! Time to read!! 12mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy what will change in March? I feel that way with grad school. But at part time I have two more years. 12mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit Next year we will have a couple of important audits at work and the last one is related with my department so we are very busy. After March is like everything will return to "normal" if I can say that things can be normal in any job☺️ 12mo
Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙🥰 12mo
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thebluestocking
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Every December my daughter and I do a book advent. I wrap up 24 Christmas books, and she gets to open one each night. Then we read it together. It‘s one of my favorite holiday traditions. ❤️📚🎄❤️

Chelleo Love this! 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this ❤💚 12mo
Lovesbooks87 I love this! If I ever have kids I am totally doing this! 12mo
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Tamra We do a book advent too, but I quit wrapping. They are under the tree though! ☺️ 12mo
MelissaSue81 Is it books you already have? I did this for a couple years. I haven‘t even gotten our Xmas picture books out this year. 💔 12mo
Mandigolightly We did this when my son was picture-book age, and it was great 12mo
Reggie This is awesome!! 12mo
britt_brooke I love this! “Santa” is bringing several books to my boys, but delving them out is such a great idea. Maybe next year, I‘ll be better prepared. 12mo
thebluestocking @Lovesbooks87 It‘s a great tradition! 12mo
thebluestocking @Tamra I‘ve debated getting rid of the wrapping. It‘s a pain. I was thinking I might get some cotton bags. Reusable and easy! 12mo
thebluestocking @MelissaSue81 Yes. When I started doing this and only had a handful of books, I just started later in December. I now have enough for the 24 days, but I switch out one or two each year as she gets older. 12mo
thebluestocking @britt_brooke I think books anytime is a great plan! 12mo
Tamra @thebluestocking that‘s a wonderful idea and would be so easy for someone who sews to make them with Xmas fabric! 💡 (which isn‘t me sadly) (edited) 12mo
britt_brooke @thebluestocking This is true. 💚💚💚 12mo
thebluestocking @Tamra That‘s a great idea! But I don‘t think that would be me either. 😉 12mo
ephemeralwaltz I love this! Enjoy😍😍 12mo
TheBogwitch I wish I‘d thought of this when my kids were little. Fabulous! 12mo
thebluestocking @TerriLynne I saw someone else post about this years ago and wondered why I hadn‘t heard of it! 12mo
TheBogwitch @thebluestocking maybe I could do it with my grands next year. 12mo
thebluestocking @TheBogwitch That‘s a good idea! It could be modified to suit different situations. 12mo
TheBogwitch @thebluestocking (I noticed most in here have a “handle” like the chat rooms of old. Nostalgia! I changed my username accordingly 😊) 12mo
thebluestocking @TheBogwitch You‘ll see both around here. I love the name TheBogwitch! Welcome to Litsy. It‘s one of my favorite places. 12mo
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Moray_Reads
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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I began a 14 month secondment in Jan this year. I was worried that the increase in responsibility and workload would cut into my reading but I've managed to read more than any other year! I've found myself giving fewer 5* ratings and finding most books >400 pages too long. Not sure if it's because of the volume of books, that I've become more discerning or that I'm just less patient! Thanks for the #festivebookbox giveaway @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️

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Ericalambbrown
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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1. Any of the awful movies on the Hallmark channel 2. Depends on the activities of the day. 3. Lamb, which is my maiden name. I had no middle name before. 4. Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time. #friyayintro @howjessreads

BookishGirl06 I can‘t stand hallmark either. They all feel the same to me 12mo
Beatlefan129 Frank The Tank! Frank The Tank! 12mo
Ericalambbrown @Beatlefan129 😊 I love that movie 12mo
RadicalReader @Ericalambbrown whenever there are hallmark movies on I know I can plan and even execute if I wanted to all the meals for the week in the space of the commercials of one movie on that channel 11mo
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Kimberlone
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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A new #Shelfie for the season. Set up some minimal decorations on my bookshelf. Since I‘m the only one around for the holidays at my house, it doesn‘t really make sense to do much more than this, but I think it looks nice!

@Rachel.Rencher congrats on your impending milestone! I am getting very close to hitting 15k for my litfluence, too! #Rencher10k

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Djspens
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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I made a little book tree. Thought it was fitting for #grammaslibrary Maybe next year I'll go for full size 😃 #christmastree #booktree #waitingformydaughtertogivebirth

robinb 💙💙💙 13mo
Lovesbooks87 I love it! 🎄💜🎄💜🎄💜 13mo
shellleigh33 Love this. Such a cute idea!!! 13mo
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TheReadingMermaid
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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BethM That‘s quite the potential haul! 13mo
Andrew65 Not in the UK 😢 13mo
TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 NO!!!! I'm sorry sweetie 13mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Often the case! 13mo
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EadieB
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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#christmasreads2018

These are my Christmas books I will be reading #December2018

Pamwurtzler I‘ve got this on my list too! 13mo
EadieB @Pamwurtzler Let me know when you are starting it and we can discuss it! 13mo
aprilpohren Checking these out! 13mo
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EadieB @aprilpohren If you see something you would like to read, let me know and we can discuss it when you read it. 13mo
SaturnDoo Yikes 😂 I haven't even thought about Christmas reads yet. Guess I better get busy. 13mo
kspenmoll Love to try Mistletoe Murder this season! 13mo
robinb These sound good! I may have to look into some of these... 13mo
EadieB @robinb ok let me know if you want to discuss any of these books. 13mo
robinb @EadieB 👍 will do, thanks! 13mo
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readingjedi
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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It was time to put one set of seasonal books away (Hallowe'en). It was NOT time to get the next set (The C Word) out but my daughter insisted. And it has to be said, Usborne do a fabulous range of Christmas books - some of these are from Xanthe's first Christmas and she still loves them.

And no, I don't work for them, I just genuinely love their books!

#usbornebooks

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LoveToReadLiveToRead
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Hello bookish hive mind! I need your assistance!
I‘ve just been to the first meeting of a new book club and our theme for December is Christmas. Other than A Christmas Carol, I can‘t think of any books set at Christmas right now. Anyone got any recommendations? Any genre really. Thank you Littens! X

wanderinglynn The Nutcracker, O‘Henry‘s Gift of the Magi, and Little Women (begins on Christmas Eve with the infamous line —”Christmas won‘t be Christmas without any presents”) are the first few that come to mind. 14mo
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kezzlou85 Is a really good read. Not your typical Xmas fluffy story. 14mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @Mollyanna @wanderinglynn @FantasyChick @AnneCecilie @CrowCAH @Lcsmcat @kezzlou85 Thanks everyone, some great suggestions, I‘ll definitely pick from these. Knew I could count on Litsy! 👍🏻 14mo
SilversReviews @kezzlou85 Seven Days of Us is a good one. 14mo
kezzlou85 @SilversReviews Thanks. I really enjoyed it. 14mo
SilversReviews @kezzlou85 I did too...I am actually having a giveaway of it on Thursday for anyone who wants to enter. I will post on Thursday. The giveaway is for (edited) 14mo
kezzlou85 @SilversReviews aww what a lovely idea. 14mo
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Palimpsest
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books | Charles Dickens, Margaret Atwood
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1. A Christmas Carol and The Tempest
2. A cheese plate
3. Jeopardy! I haven‘t watched a series since Downton Abbey and Orphan Black ended.
4. Consider yourself tagged!

readordierachel Can't go wrong with Jeopardy! 2y
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TizJ3ss
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
Bailedbailed

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12/17
I picked this up during Christmas time. A Christmas Carol was a reread for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was exquisite and the story is truly beautiful. I tried to continue on, but I found myself entirely bored with the next story and the next. I am DNFing and unhauling it. A Christmas Carol has proved yet again to be the only Dickens book I care for.

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WanderingBookaneer
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Merry Christmas to all. Thank you for making this the nicest social media app. ❤️🎄❤️

AmyG Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
Megara Merry Christmas!🎄 2y
eanderson Merry Christmas!!! 2y
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VioletBramble Merry Christmas!! 2y
sprainedbrain Merry Christmas! 2y
Daisey Merry Christmas! 🎄 2y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 2y
Lmstraubie Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
Reviewsbylola Merry Christmas! 2y
Simona Merry Christmas 😘 2y
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄 💕 2y
NovelGirl82 Merry Christmas!! 2y
AmandaL Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
mabell Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️ 2y
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Megnogged
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Just got home from my grief support group to this lovely package on my doorstep! Looking forward to tomorrow reveal! 🎄❤️📚 Thank you so much, @bookwrm526 ! What a truly wonderful pick me up this is! #secretsantagoespostal #wintersolsticebookexchange

bookwrm526 I‘m so glad it arrived in time!! I was tracking it obsessively worried that it wouldn‘t make it 2y
Megnogged No worries at all. If anything I‘ve learned lately, it‘s not to sweat the small stuff! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MrBook Aww, all you need is Litsy. 😉😎🙌🏻 2y
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Part of my to be read stack transformed into a Christmas tree 😊🎄📚♥️
All of these are destined to be shared in my Heartland Little Free Libraries once I have read them😊
Merry Christmas!

Cconnolly Love that! I am finally feeling Christmas in me, love seeing lights and decorations. 2y
ReadingOver50 Gorgeous 😍 2y
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GypsyKat I love this! ❤️ 2y
TheHeartlandBookFairy Thank you! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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At our happy place @TheBookmarkPR ❤️

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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KVanRead
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Reposting the image for @jenniferw88 ‘s #DickensianDecember Challenge because I‘m having such fun with it and I‘d love more company. Have any Dickens fans among your followers? Tag them here in the comments so maybe they‘ll join me!

slategreyskies I was just going to tag you, and then I noticed it was your post! 😂 2y
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KVanRead @slategreyskies Haha! You know me too well! 2y
LeahBergen Screenshot 📷 (and I‘ll try to remember 😆). 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kristelh You might like this posting challenge!😉 2y
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Kaye
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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One more shelf of Christmas books

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Kaye
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Shelf of Christmas books from the modern library.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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#BOOKFRIDAY2017

These are some books that I‘m giving away in December! I have them turned around so no-one can figure out which ones are theirs!

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Lmstraubie
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Okay Littens Please share your favorite #holidayread. I'm looking for something to get me in the spirit! 🎄🕎

Eyelit I‘ll be watching this post for recs, too... I kinda want to get into the holiday spirit and I can‘t think of anything to read. 😄 2y
JaclynW This was a fun one! 2y
JaclynW I'm thinking of reading this one this December. 2y
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mcipher My favorite is 2y
Peddler410 I just pulled out my bin of Christmas stories! A long time favorite 2y
Peddler410 Also, I started a tradition for myself last year to read this one, illustrated by Maurice Sendak 2y
Peddler410 The Littlest Angel and The Little Match Girl are two more favorites. My daughter has a strong liking of The Snow Queen after learning Frozen was based on the story 2y
RaimeyGallant Pretty! 2y
jenniferw88 We have a tradition of watching this, but reading it would work too! 😉 2y
jenniferw88 And there's always Dickens to fall back on! 2y
KerriNTurner I second The Stupidest Angel, if you want something funny and utterly absurd. Also, Matchless by Gregory Maguire and The Christmas Angel by Abbie Farwell Brown for some shorter reads. 2y
moranadatter I third The Stupidest Angel. Also, this one is good if you want something cute: 2y
Lmstraubie @JaclynW @mcipher @Peddler410 @jenniferw88 @KerriNTurner @moranadatter Thank you for the recommendations! I'm going to see what my library has. ☺️ 2y
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jenniferw88
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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Have a photo challenge for December! Hashtag is #DickensianDecember and I'm hosting (@jenniferw88).

KVanRead I just discovered this and I‘m so excited! I am totally down for this challenge. Yippee! Thanks so much. 2y
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Book_in_hands
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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My kind of tradition, how about you? What book would you gift?

Prairiegirl_reading I love this!! 2y
SilversReviews Love the tradition. 2y
Karkar I love it...but it would be just me giving a book to myself while my husband and kiddo sleep. 🤦‍♂️ 2y
IWriteInTheNight My kind of tradition. Love it😂😘 2y
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Moray_Reads
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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It may still be a little early for Christmas books (is it ever really too early?) but Dickens loved a ghost and he's given us some of the most famous examples out there #ghost #uncannyoctober #👻
@RealLifeReading

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Alisnazzy
Christmas Books | Charles Dickens
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I love this so much. #KittehLovesBooks #bookmeme

britt_brooke 😂👏🏻💕 3y
Laura317 This is the best! 👏🏼😺😻 3y
Kimzey Yay, you tell it, kitteh! 👍🏼😻 3y
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