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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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slategreyskies
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This quote. This is me right now, only it‘s not bedtime. Ugh. Sending love and hugs to anyone who needs them. 🕯✨

Amiable 😘 2h
rockpools 🤗 Hang in there! 2h
Cazxxx 💖💖 2h
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#PoetryMatters
@TheSpineView
#Holly

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IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 3h
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏻✝️💙 4h
Eggs 🐄❤️ 👼 4h
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mdm139
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This is my favorite candle company. It is small business woman owned. She makes candles/wax melts inspired by books. She has a fantastic line of holiday candles and just released three candles for the winter storyteller collection - Stormy Night, Holiday Romance, and Winter Tale. They are the best candles and burn for longer than store bought candles. Perfect gifts and stocking stuffers. Check her out at www.bookscentscandles.com. #dailychallenge

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mdm139
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Today‘s tea is Headache Halo. A minty rooibos tea with lemongrass and willow bark. It is delicious. And it helps cure headaches too. Best smelling, best tasting one yet. I would definitely buy this to keep in permanent stock just for the taste. Rooibos tea is my favorite type. No need to add anything, but maybe some honey or ginger if you are sick.

keys_on_fire That sounds really good! I have a cinnamon rooibos that I adore! 12h
Purpleness Yeah, I really liked this one, too! 12h
mdm139 @keys_on_fire their organic cinnamon rooibos chai is my favorite tea of all time 12h
Soubhiville Oooo, that sounds yummy. I‘m a rooibos fan too. 5h
keys_on_fire I didn‘t realize (I just went back through some of your other posts) that you were talking about DavidsTea! I am such a fan of this company!!! 4h
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BookwormAHN
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@LiteraryinLawrence today I mailed the first book in out #LMPBC round.
And the #Jolabokaflod Swap package 😺
@suvata @MaleficentBookDragon @BookishPiper
#JolabokaflodSwap

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fredamans
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#PoetryMatters
@TheSpineView
#Candy

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TheSpineView Excellent 17h
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fredamans
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Eggs ❤️🤍💚❤️ 20h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💚❤️ 19h
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slategreyskies
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Kerrbearlib This is wonderful! 1d
AmyG ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🌸 1d
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slategreyskies
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▫️warm cookies
▫️slippers
▫️fireplace
▫️magical snow
▫️cute scarf
▫️ski
▫️staying in
▫️little women
▫️puzzles

#WinterThisOrThat

Some of these were actually both, and one of them was neither. This was fun, thanks! ❄️✨

TheBookHippie ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️💙💙💙💙💙 1d
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mdm139
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Today‘s tea is called sweet potato pie. I am not a fan of sweet potato pie but I am a fan of this tea. It is a milder black tea but the flavors are strong because of all the fall spices. It would be good served as a dessert tea or with thanksgiving diner or if you are doing a autumn themed tea service. Not good enough to permanently stock, because it is definitely a seasonal tea. The marshmallows make it sweet enough, but you could add sugar.

marleed I‘m so intrigued by your teas! I‘m a serious hot black tea drinker! 1d
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mdm139
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This cutie is Finn, my youngest son‘s dog. He is a mutt and the bestest doggo. He loves tennis balls and sleeping on our pillows. He thinks he is a cat, so he is a good reading companion. #winterchallengedailychallenge #nationalmuttday

Gissy Cute reading companion! 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 1d
IndoorDame So cute 🥰 ❤️🐶 1d
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fredamans
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#PoetryMatters
@TheSpineView
#Sleigh

Poem by #FredaMans

Santa's sleigh is a magical thing
Waiting to see what he will bring
It can get to and fro on a whim
The jingling bells signal it's him
Dasher, Dancer and all of the deer
Run through the sky and help to steer
To the right roof is where he will go
And be gone again before you ever know

TheSpineView ❤️🎅❤️ 2d
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fredamans
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Eggs Pretty 🤩 2d
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LitsyEvents
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repost for @TheAromaofBooks:

Good morning, everyone! The moment you have all been waiting for!! Our official #BookSpin number is FOURTEEN!! Our official #DoubleSpin number is TWO!! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at everyone's lists & am really looking forward to seeing your reviews!

original post:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2510686

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thank you for the repost!! 2d
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mdm139
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#decemberdailydoodles @Ann_Reads I might color it tomorrow. This was my first attempt at Holly.

Ann_Reads That's lovely. ⛄❄ 2d
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MrsMalaprop
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I have finally decided I am ready to read this. Can someone explain why, when I look it up on Litsy, a whole lot of ‘Untitled/Anonymous‘ posts come up? 🤔
#currentlyreading

Eva_B Sorry, can‘t answer your question but I loved this book! 😊 2d
TheRiehlDeal Hmmm, that is weird. It‘s happening on my end too. And a lot of the posts don‘t even pertain to the book. Maybe its a glitch?? 🤷‍♂️ 2d
MrsMalaprop @TheRiehlDeal thanks for checking it from your end. I‘ve sent a message to admin via settings. 🙏 2d
Jeg I just looked and it‘s the same for me. You seem to be the only one actually reviewing the book. 2d
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mdm139
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My longtime followers know that I get the DavidsTea advent calendar every year and post daily tea reviews in December (I do my best but miss a day here and there). Today is day one and the tea is called cranberry ginger ale. If you like a berry tea, you will like this tea. It tastes more berry than ginger, but the ginger keeps the berry from being too tart. It would be a good iced tea. No need to doctor it, but you can add sugar and honey.

mdm139 It is a lovely red color but the lighting was bad for the picture so you can‘t really tell. 2d
Cinfhen Ohh, I love this yearly review 😁 🫖 2d
RebelReader I will live vicariously through you this month! 🤣🫖🫖🫖 2d
slategreyskies Last year, I ended up purchasing a tea based off one of your reviews. I forget which tea it was, but I remember it was a unique flavor I‘d never heard of before. Looking forward to your reviews this time around too! 🍵 2d
JacqMac I love these reviews! I didn‘t get my calendar this year, so I‘m counting on you. lol 2d
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Bookzombie
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November #wrapup #BookspinBingo

It felt like I didn‘t read that much in November, but I managed to get 14 read. I also actually read my #Bookspin and #Doublespin during the month they were picked, plus 4 from previous months. 💃🏼

6 print
6 audio
2 comics

Reggie Chica, that‘s still a lot, and this month contained Thanksgiving! Great job. 2d
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! 2d
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Bookzombie
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#SkodenReadathon wrap-up

I read 7 out of 10 prompts, all picks.

I also finished a book by Stephen Graham Jones that didn‘t fit the prompts.

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mdm139
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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 🍪😋 3d
AkashaVampie What's going on with that pretzel? Did it get some work done on its lips??? Haha 3d
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mdm139
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I got these beautiful editions for the #littlehouse buddy read @megnews

IndoorDame Love those editions! 3d
megnews Ooh those look like beautiful illustrations too! 3d
quietjenn Oh, I've never seen those editions and they're lovely. 3d
staci.reads Those are lovely! 24h
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fredamans
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My Year in Spotify 2022.
I like to rock 🤘

mandarchy I could listen to the Ramones with a migraine, I ❤️ them so much. 1d
fredamans @mandarchy Same. I have the sheet music for beat on the brat tattooed on me 😊 20h
mandarchy @fredamans that's cool! 17h
fredamans @mandarchy Thanks 😊 4h
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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 💚❤️ 3d
Eggs Well done 🧑‍🎄 3d
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LitsyEvents
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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! 4d
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repost for @TheSpineView:

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!🎄🎅☃️❄️🎁

TheSpineView Thanks 3d
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fredamans
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#PoetryMatters #Serve
@TheSpineView

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 4d
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fredamans
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Eggs Great film👍🏼👍🏼 4d
fredamans @Eggs I loved the book first! 😉 3d
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LitsyEvents
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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!!!!💙💙💙 4d
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @RaeLovesToRead:

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! 5d
Clare-Dragonfly It‘s absolutely a craft! Great job! 5d
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fredamans
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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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fredamans
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TheSpineView 💚🐍 4d
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fredamans
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 😊 5d
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WJCintron
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#thinkpositivebepositive
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes ❤️❤️❤️ 1d
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fredamans
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TheSpineView Excellent 4d
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you! 3d
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fredamans
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Eggs This was hilarious 😆 6d
fredamans @Eggs It definitely was! 5d
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LitsyEvents
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repost for AllDeBooks:

#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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mdm139
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I skipped last month but this month I want them all.

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fredamans
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#PoetryMatters #Series
@TheSpineView

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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fredamans
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#NovemberNarrative
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#CranberryDay

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

Eggs Cool ❤️❄️💙 7d
marleed Oh that‘s cool! 7d
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fredamans
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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 👍🏻 1w
Eggs One of my faves! 1w
fredamans @Eggs Same!! 😊 1w
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BookwormAHN
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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 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I stalled at the Aloglo episode. I'm still not over the way the guy said Stacy...Staezi. 🤣 1w
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. 1w
BookwormAHN @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick He was so creepy 😸 7d
BookwormAHN @TheRiehlDeal So did I 😸 7d
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JenReadsAlot
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I'm not the only one wanting to read today! #catsoflitsy

sarahbellum Ooo what fluff 😻😻😻 1w
Leftcoastzen Awwww!❤️😻👏📚 1w
Kimzey 😻 1w
Ruthiella 😹😹😹 1w
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fredamans
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#PoetryMatters #Sequence
@TheSpineView

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 😍😍😍 1w
Leftcoastzen Nice! 1w
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fredamans
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Eggs 😅😅 1w
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fredamans
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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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fredamans
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TheSpineView Love the truth of this poem 1w
fredamans @TheSpineView Thank you. 1w
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