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Allylu

Allylu

Joined May 2019

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
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All caught up and ready to start Book 4! #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey Great! I‘m slowly getting further behind. Hoping for lots of reading time this weekend! 1w
JazzFeathers Yayyy!!! I'm still two chapters behind. Not so far. 1w
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Treebeard, Merry, Pippin and the Ents are marching to Isengard! I had to listen to the song and now it‘s in my head. #FellowshipofTolkien

Daisey Another part of the story that I love! 2w
JazzFeathers Read most of this chapter yesterday night and totally loved Treebeard. A lot more than last time l read the book. Isn't Tolkien‘s voice stronger when speaking through Treebeard? 2w
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”It would be the death of you to come with me, Sam," said Frodo, "and I could not have borne that."

"Not as certain as being left behind," said Sam.

"But I am going to Mordor."

"I know that well enough, Mr. Frodo. Of course you are. And I'm coming with you.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) Finished! On to Two Towers #FellowshipofTolkien

JazzFeathers Sam is just amazing! ❤ 3w
Allylu We love Sam in this house. My daughter did her English capstone on the relationship between Sam and Frodo. It was wonderful. 3w
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I‘m all caught up! I think I may read ahead tomorrow so I can split The Council of Elrond into two days. I‘m loving this book! We are going on after we are done with Fellowship, right? #FellowshipofTolkien

Deifio I do hope so. I'm definitely reading on 1mo
Daisey Yes, we will be reading all of Lord of the Rings! For some of our group this is a reread after 2 years of reading through Tolkien‘s work, and we plan to go on from here to finish the History of Middle-Earth. 1mo
Allylu Terrific! 1mo
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Finished Chapter 5 and may go on to Chapter 6 to get ahead a little. Really loving this! #FellowshipofTolkien

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“I don‘t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” A long-expected party - Chapter 1 #FellowshipofTolkien

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Such a good line - and fairly true 2mo
Linsy ... And then they all sat there to see if they should be offended or not. I loved this part! 1mo
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On track! Finished the Prologue yesterday and Chapter 1 today! #FellowshipofTolkien So glad to be taking this journey!

Daisey I‘m so amazed to see how many people are joining us in this readalong! 2mo
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Winter Games | Tim Grundmann, Jim Jinkins
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I don‘t know if it matters, but I calculated that I got a total of 1,658 points. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I really enjoyed it even though I kind of fizzled out at the end.

Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go. 2mo
StayCurious It totally matters! I'm only counting up the total points today. Sorry for the delay! 2mo
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Picked up The Fiery Cross again. Got to get far enough ahead before series 5 starts in February. It‘s great for audiocrochet!

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Well, I finished “Christmas at Thompson Hall” and resumed listening to “The Fiery Cross” to round out 9 hours in the #24B42020 Readathon. 90 points for me. Sorry I couldn‘t do more. We did lots of family Christmas things the past few days. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Andrew65 That‘s a great total, well done. 👏👏👏🙌 2mo
StayCurious Great time during the busy season! +91 2mo
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This was a cute story with magic, elves, Santa and cupcakes! Kate is a strong female lead trying to make it on her own. It was a delightful Christmas book with a happy ending! #HolidayRead #WinterGames #readNosedReindeer additional 2 hrs. 35 minutes

Andrew65 👏👏👏 2mo
StayCurious Looks cute! +21 2mo
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Okay, so I‘m going to try the #24B42020 Readathon! Here‘s my first hour. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Andrew65 Good luck, and great to have you playing along. 😊👍 2mo
Allylu Thanks! 2mo
Allylu Another 79 minutes! 2mo
StayCurious Glad you are playing along! Make sure to give me a final total at the end of the readathon so I can give you your points! +1 2mo
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The Happiest Christmas | Jessie Home Fairweather
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This is the book I remember from my childhood. As you can see, some critter enjoyed a bit of it, too. It just makes me happy looking at it. #HolidayRead #HolidayTradition #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

CaitZ Old childhood books are wonderful to have and read 2mo
Allylu Yes, they are. Lots of good memories. 2mo
StayCurious Looks so adorable! +20 +20 +1 2mo
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1. Eagles
2. Dasher
3. Jolly and plump
4. Fur
5. Roses
6. Stump
7. Smoke
8. Laying a finger aside of his nose
9. Such a clatter
10. Shutters
11. Kerchief
12. Sprang
13. Away to the window
14. On the breast of the new fallen snow
15. The sash
16. Tiny
17. Lively
18. In a moment
19. Snug
20. Cap #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Great job! +41! 2mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Merry Christmas everyone! That‘s my reading chair there by the tree. So peaceful this morning. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

Stacypatrice Beautiful 💖🎄 2mo
StayCurious What a nice scene! I'll also include this for the #XmasTreeContest +11 2mo
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I have 2 bingos on this card so far. Hit me with the points! #WinterReadsBingo #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer Yay!

StayCurious Good for you! +41 2mo
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A Nancy Drew Christmas | Carolyn Keene
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I finally read a Nancy Drew Book this year! I try to read some every year, but I hadn‘t done so well in 2019. I listened to this audiobook from my nearby library‘s digital collection. It was an entertaining romp of a story - Nancy took a spill on the ski slopes and had to do her detective bit from a wheelchair. The Hardy Boys make a surprise appearance and there were a few red herrings. I recommend it! #HolidayRead #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious I love Nancy Drew! +21 2mo
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Started this book today - Kindle + audiobook. It‘s good so far. Not a lot about Hanukkah except the main character‘s family is Jewish and it‘s this time of year. The unfolding story is interesting though. This is a #HolidayRead not an Impulse since I pre-ordered it before the #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I will return with a review when I finish the book. 😊

StayCurious Let me know when you finish it! +1 2mo
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Holiday Trivia:
Coca-Cola; Cactus; Silver & gold; Button; Four; Eight; Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen & Rudolph; 11 Pipers Piping; Underneath the mistletoe; White; Eggnog; His beard; An angel gets its wings; Mexico; Alvin, Theodore, and Simon; The Nutcracker; The Polar Express; White Christmas; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Kevin; New York City; His father‘s invisibility cloak
#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +43 2mo
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StayCurious Some great choices here! +11 2mo
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Watched two classics: Frosty the Snowman ⛄️ and Elf!!! #HolidayMovie #HolidayTVShow #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +11 2mo
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Winterwunder: Roman | Nora Roberts
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Ready to be decorated with our daughters next week! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious It already looks so nice! #XmasTreeContest +11 2mo
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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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Happy, sappy, Yappy, Hoppy, Hippy, Lippy, Dippy, Yippy, Sippy, Shop, Shod, Doily, Daily, Hash, Lash, Dash, Dish, Polish, Holy, Hay, Pap, Pop, Yap, Yip, Posh, Lady, Say, Sad, Lad, Had, Pad, Pod, Pods, Solid, Slid, Slap, Slop, Sloppy, Hid, His, Slip, Lip, Lap, Lop, Lay, Slay, Day, Days, Soil, Sail, Hail, Pail, Hold, Sold - 54

StayCurious Great job! +271! 2mo
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Would You Rather... | John Burningham
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StayCurious I shouldn't be looking at these when I'm hungry haha! +11 2mo
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Watched “The Knight Before Christmas” A truly merry movie! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious This is on my to watch list for sure! +6 2mo
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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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Two more Bingo lines! 40 points #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Wow! Way to go! +41 2mo
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Falling for Christmas | Debbie Macomber
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Falling for Christmas - one of the 2 Christmas shows we watched tonight. We give it 4 stars! One of those feel-good movies. #HolidayMovie #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Excellent! +6! 2mo
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Crocheting hats & scarves for the American Girl Club Tea at our Library. Seven down - five to go...maybe? #FestivePhotoChallende #9 Let‘s Get Crafty #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Those look so great! +7 2mo
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Scrambled | Huw Davies
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This one was a little more challenging! Way to go! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Amazing job! +41 2mo
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At the Christmas Lodge | Rebekah Morris
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Number 3 in our mini movie marathon: The Christmas Lodge. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious This looks sweet! +6 2mo
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Watched “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” on Netflix. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

AkashaVampie When did this come out??? I must be living under a rock!! Haha 2mo
StayCurious I should jump onto the bandwagon with this series haha. +6 2mo
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A Cinderella Story | Robin Wasserman, Leigh Dunlap
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Watched “A Cinderella Story - A Christmas Wish” on Netflix. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer It was cute.

StayCurious I watched that today too! Loved it! Will add your points to the tally when I‘m back on my laptop tomorrow 👌👍🏻 +6 (edited) 2mo
Allylu Okay great! We had a mini movie marathon today! 2mo
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This is from a Coke commercial, but did you know there is a song named Penguins & Polar Bears? It‘s by Millencolin - don‘t know who that is. Anyway... #FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

CaitZ I love those Coke commercials. 2mo
StayCurious Those commercials are cute! +2 2mo
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Goodnight Selfie | Scott Menchin
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This Nancy Drew is a Christmas one! #SelfieScavengerHunt Selfie in the Library My daughter, the Librarian, took it. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

SaturnDoo 🥰😊 awesome photo ❤❤❤ 3mo
StayCurious I love this! Nancy Drew was my favourite growing up. +16 2mo
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Candy Cane Christmas | Laura Trentham
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#CandyCaneBookSpines Is this not what you meant? Books with white spines are hard to find! I had to raid my daughters‘ bookshelves to find some. So, these aren‘t all my books - I see one is upside down - oh well. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #FestivePhotoChallenge

StayCurious The great part about these photo challenges is you can interpret them however you want! But yes...this is exactly what I meant haha. +2 2mo
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Quotable Quotes for Quoters | Aubrey Dillon-Malone
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I managed it. Just copied it into Word and made it bigger. Happy Saturday! I‘m off to help with the Friends of the Library Cookie Walk this morning. Hope I remember to take a selfie! 🍪🎄🎶🦌📚🎉

StayCurious Excellent job! +21 2mo
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Hallmark Channel Bingo!!! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer yay!

StayCurious Oh Wow! +21 3mo
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The Santa Clause | Daphne Skinner
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Watched The Santa Clause with the family. It‘s our favorite of the three movies. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayMovie

StayCurious Sigh...White Milk's Fine...haha I feel for that kid. +6 3mo
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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I finished it! It was another wonderful Christmas story by Melody Carlson. I love Melody Carlson‘s Christmas stories. They are always just right. Joy was a wonderfully inspiring character and Miranda made a great sidekick. Of course, everything worked out in the end as anyone could predict. Wouldn‘t want a Christmas story any other way. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #HolidayRead

StayCurious Oh great! +21 3mo
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Christmas Ornaments | Meredith Corporation
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This Santa is from my Dad‘s tree when he was a boy - over 100 years ago. He gave it to me for our tree. #ChristmasTreeScavengerHunt An ornament given to you by a family member. It‘s very precious to me. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Wow! I love heirlooms! +11 3mo
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Got it! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer Christmas Cookie Matching Game

StayCurious Excellent! +37 3mo
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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This is where I spend my early mornings reading, audiocrocheting, drinking coffee. It‘s my #Cozyreadingnook and my favorite place. #FestivePhotoChallenge #5 #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious So nice! +2 3mo
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Same Time, Next Year | Debbie Macomber
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Watched “Same Time Next Christmas” with Lea Michele. It‘s one of those predictable #HolidayMovies but I loved it, so... #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Sometimes it's nice to know what will happen haha. +6 3mo
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#HolidayRecipe Peanut Blossoms - I made a double batch and got 60 cookies! That means there will be some for the Cookie Walk and some for us! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Gotta love when there's some leftover for you to eat! +26 3mo
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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I can‘t believe I spent the last 2 hours reading this book. I only have 15% to go. Should I read it now or bake cookies. I know I will finish it today, but I do have to get cookies done before tomorrow for the cookie walk. I will get started on the cookies! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Haha are you enjoying it at least? +1 3mo
Allylu Oh yes, I definitely am! 3mo
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The Christmas Joy Ride | Melody Carlson
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Been actually reading - 82 minutes! It‘s a nice story so far. #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Looks cute! +1 3mo
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The M&M's Brand Counting Book | Barbara Barbieri McGrath
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Yup! Yup! A #SelfieScavengerHunt pic of me eating a freshly-baked, still warm, M&M cookie! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer

StayCurious Ooh yum! Love the selfie! +16 3mo
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Very well-used #HolidayRecipe Baked my first batch this evening. I have to take some to the Library Cookie Walk, but there may be one or two that we can eat! 🍪🎄#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer You know what the next post will be, right?

Crazeedi They look yummy!! 3mo
j9brown 🤤🤤🤤 They look gooood 3mo
StayCurious Yay! +26 3mo
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Festive Red Holiday Photo Cards | Peter Pauper Press
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Sugar and Spice and everything nice! #FestivePhotoChallenge #4 #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer I did actually use some of that!

StayCurious Great way to use the prompt! +2 3mo
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Yay! It fit! I ❤️ these kinds of games! #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #WordsInAWord Happy Wednesday! 💕🦌🎄🎶🎅🎉

StayCurious They can be fun eh? +46 3mo
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