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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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Shopping Scavenger Hunt: Holiday Book Display

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Psych Christmas episode The Polarizing Express 🎄
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@Clwojick @StayCurious @MidnightBookGirl

kyraleseberg I miss this show!! 3h
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I don't have cats but...still...😂😂😂

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I haven't posted any #HolidayLaughs today 😱

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Psych Christmas episode Christmas Joy 🎄
#WinterGames #SlayBells
@Clwojick @StayCurious @MidnightBookGirl

AkashaVampie I so so so miss Psych! Sometimes I go and rewatch it! Should try doing it again soon! 3h
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Mailed my package for the #jolabokaflodswap today. The post office says it will arrive by Sat December 14.

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ladym30 That is adorable! 5h
bullbunny @ladym30 it is! Saw it on a diy idea page ^^ 4h
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great idea, I've seen a similar one with snowmen too. So cute & clever. 💚❤ 3h
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Heading to the Post Office today. I think I will have to send it Express Post with this heatwave. I don‘t want it to arrive in a melted puddle.
@LeeRHarry @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

LeeRHarry It all looks so pretty! Thank you 😊 I was thinking the same re express post - mine is heading to you today too 😊 4h
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Mailed my #creepychristmas package today. The post office said it will arrive by Saturday December 14th.

teebe Yay🎉 7h
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Whoa, whoa, WHOA!!!! There is a RuPal's Drag Race Xmas Special??!!!

All over this!

#WinterGames #JingleBallers #HolidayMovie

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BlameJennyJane Wait, what?!?! Where can I find it? And is it a stand-alone special or part of a season? 😃 6h
FantasyChick @BlameJennyJane Standalone episode on Netflix! It just made my day! 6h
BlameJennyJane @FantasyChick sweet!! Thanks for the info. Yay! 1h
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Look at these adorable sachets! They smell of cinnamon. 🧣

How well do you know your Christmas cookies?
**answers below** #wintergames #thefilthyanimals

Linsy 1-G 2-M 3-A 4-K 5-O 6-B 7-D 8-P 9-E 10-H 11-R 12-C 13-J 14-N 15-Q 16-F 17-L 18-I 11h
rather_be_reading 37pts🍬 21m
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How many words can you make?

Using the spoiler tag, comment below with your list. Unlimited comments and as many words as you can come up with! 5pts per WORD

Have fun!

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

@TheDrunkenLibrarian @MoonWitch94 @EadieB @erank58 @SmartSassery @amcollins @LaurensLibrary @Book.ish @SamAnne @Laura317 @IndoorDame @wideeyedreader @CSeydel @thebookdream

MoonWitch94 Holiday. Holy. Day. Days. Lid. Lids. Sappy. Soap. Solid. Payday. Lap. Laps. Lad. Lads. Hop. Hops. Is. Hay. Oil. Oils. Daisy. Pay. Pays. Paydays. Paid. Oily. Soy. Sad. Dip. Dips. Had. Has. Pad. Pads. Shy. Posh. Salad. Plaid. Say. Pop. Pops. Shop. Lady. Pail. Slip. Slop. (edited) 14h
IndoorDame Hip holly sad hid lid hop holy doily pop lips shod shop ship soil sail said say has had hold lay slay pod lady lad load pay pad pal pail lap 12h
Laura317 Day day Yap lid lids yay holy pad pads. Pod pods sap has oil sad say pop pops pa plod plods dual dials lad lads lap laps happily hold holds sold said aloha hi hop hops hoppy happy sap soy lady pail pal pals hi 6h
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EadieB Ad aid as app dappy day days daisy dial dials dip dips doily dual had has hi happy happily holy holly hop hops hoppy hops hay hid hip hippy hold holds is lappy lay lap laps load loads lid lids lad lads lady pal pay pays payday paid pail pod posh pop pops play plaid oil oils old say sap sappy soap solid sold slop sad shy salad slay sip sips soy shop ship slip soil sail said yap yay (edited) 6h
FantasyChick @IndoorDame 150pts! I didn't count holly because there was only 1 L available 3h
FantasyChick @EadieB 395pts! I didn't count holly because only 1 L was available to use 3h
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Switched at Christmas

Reference to the mother who passed away

#wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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Cathythoughts Cute hat 🎩 on top 👍🏻❤️ 21h
brit91 Beautiful tree I love the hat at the top😍🎄 11h
FantasyChick Beautiful! 11pts 9h
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Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 1d
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Ornament given to you by a family member

It was always a #HolidayTradition to receive a new Xmas ornament from my Great Grandmother. It's one I've tried passing onto my own children but they don't quite make them the same anymore

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Psych Christmas episode 'Gus's Dad May Have Killed An Old Guy' one of my favorites 🎄
#WinterGames #SlayBells
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Laughterhp Ahh I have to add watch Psych Christmas episodes to my list!! 1d
ChasingOm I love this series! 1d
TheAromaofBooks SUCH a good episode 17h
MidnightBookGirl I really need to watch some of my favorite show's holiday episodes! 6pts! 15h
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Time for a few laughs 😂😂😂

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Some (very) rummy eggnog helped me wrap some gifts last night.

@MaleficentBookDragon , my #JolabokaflodSwap was posted today! 📚🍫📚🍫

LaurensLibrary Cute mug! 1d
veritysalter I love your Canadian paper! ♥️♥️ 21h
Cathythoughts The mug is a dote ❤️ 21h
writerlibrarian Rickrack ribbon ... big nostalgia feeling. Lovely wrapping. 16h
britt_brooke Such a cute mug! 8h
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Time for another episode or two of Sugar Rush!

Love this show

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Advent tea for the day is Pomegrateful. No need to doctor it. @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54 #wintergames #teamnutcracker

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff Is that a Litsy mug?!? ❤️❤️ 1d
Clwojick 😍😍😍 1d
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And this why none of my bookmarks have strings.
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Work tree number 2!

Cute and classic 🎄🎄

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EadieB 1. A Christmas Story 2. Nightmare Before Christmas 3. The Polar Express 4. Arthur Christmas 5. It‘s a Wonderful Life 6. Home Alone 7. Miracle on 34th Street 8. White Christmas 9. A Christmas Carol 10. Elf @FantasyChick (edited) 1d
FantasyChick @EadieB We decided on more points since this one is harder so 30pts! 3h
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IndoorDame Fun! I don‘t know all of these, but the ones I have guesses for are1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
2. Deck The Halls
4. The First Noel
5. Little Town of Bethlehem
7. Silent Night
9. Jingle Bells
10. Amazing Grace
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EadieB 1. Hark the Herald Angels sing 2. Deck the Halls 3. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 4. The First Noel 5. O Little Town of Bethlehem 6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 7. Silent Night 8. Frosty the Snowman 9. JingleBells 10. O Holy Night @FantasyChick (edited) 1d
FantasyChick @IndoorDame good job! 30pts. 10 was an awesome guess. The answer was O Holy Night 3h
FantasyChick @EadieB Awesome job! 50pts 3h
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Lifeisasnap I love that idea! 2d
Bookworm54 Oooo what a great thought! 2d
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Tonight's movie Home Alone 🎄
I swear this movie was funnier when I was a kid.
#WinterGames #SlayBells
@Clwojick @StayCurious @MidnightBookGirl

Bklover I first saw this as an adult and I remember getting completely sidetracked by how much I loved the house in the movie! (edited) 2d
MidnightBookGirl I mean, now as an adult, it's pretty horrifying that the kid 1. Gets left behind and 2. Doesn't just call the police or a family friend or something. 6pts! 2d
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Watched another movie. I may be a Hallmark addict.
@Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookworm54
#wintergames #teamnutcracker

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Something shared in a crochet and knit group I am in on Facebook.

#holidayart #holidaycard #wintergames #teamelectricsex @LibrarianRyan

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And another bingo card update—just two more squares, but another bingo! #WinterGames #JingleBallers

FantasyChick WooHoo!!! 21pts 2d
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What do you call the simplified recipe for s‘mores? S‘less

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff 😂😂😂 2d
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What is the favorite elf candy that is never on time? Choco-late

#wintergames #teamnutcracker #holidaylaughs
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#holidaylaughs #teamnutcracker #wintergames
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What‘s a snowman‘s favorite hat? An ice cap

Some days the elf on shelf advent calendar is a joke.

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If Snowflakes will Shine......Not sure if mine makes sense but I still like it 😂

#WinterGames #JingleBallers

@Clwojick @FantasyChick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Another great Hallmark title 😂 6pts 2d
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#WinterGames #JingleBallers This was such a cute movie and helped me knock off some spots on the Bingo board! 6Pts

@Clwojick @FantasyChick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Yay for Bingo prompts!!! I'm slacking on all mine lol 6pts 2d
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TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 That's a good one! Who thinks this stuff up! 3d
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I cropped this weird idk how... it says "My dog can't wait for Christmas"

#holidaypun #holidaymeme #holidayjoke

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Marina_h So true 🤣 3d
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Were the pyramids as tall as this building, did the pharaohs sit on top and take the measure of their kingdoms, to see how diminished the world became when you gained the proper distance?

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The white men where silent. As if they‘d given up or decided that a small freedom was the worst punishment of all, presenting the bounty of true freedom into painful relief.

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If you were a thing - a cart or horse or slave - your value determines your possibilities. She minded her place.

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Look at me forgetting to play again *sigh*

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LibrarianRyan yeahhhh +6 2d
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Bookworm54 This sounds cute! :) 3d
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