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Lizpixie
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Welcome to Bk9 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker I have the Christmas book in this series but I just can‘t read books out of order! So it‘s this #TBRRead first before moving on to the holiday version. Idk if you knew but I used to have my own lollyshop & miss it dreadfully so this will be full of happiness & tears for me. Kinda fitting for Xmas right? 1pt + the point jackpot from mini games of 495🥳 #PointsTotal-1,036pts!🎉

Bookworm54 I bet that was wonderful. Hope it brings back some happy memories! 6m
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Lizpixie
Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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Bk8 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is done. I loved this, Bk1 in The Expanse series. Jim Holden is the XO of an ice hauler working on Saturn‘s rings when the Canterbury receives a mayday. Obligated to help, Holden & a small crew take a shuttle to the distressed ship only to have their home vaporised behind them by a stealth ship. This starts an interplanetary drama involving Earth, Mars & the Belt. #TBRRead 16pts #PointsTotal-541

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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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I‘ve been a bit MIA for the past 24hrs coz I‘m totally caught in this book! I thought having watched The Expanse I knew the story, but the book has so much more in it. And less too, there‘s a few characters on the show that haven‘t shown up so far. Only have a few chapters left so I‘m back to it. When it‘s done I‘ll do some #WinterGames mini games for #TeamNutcracker 1pt #PointsTotal-525

ChasingOm I love this series! It was the first sci-fi I really fell for. 😄 9h
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Bk7 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is done. A cute short story about a Chicago reporter, desperate to get off the society column agrees to track down a reclusive survivalist writer in Alaska‘s wilderness. When she finally tracks him down, she finds herself attracted to the hairy caveman who thinks women are a waste of time. 21pts + 5 #PointsTotal-524

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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #ChristmasBookTitle

So mine is - ☃️So Snowmen May Gleam☃️

Hmmm, I was hoping Baubles would be in there somewhere, I love that word!

6pts #PointsTotal-498

Bookworm54 It is an excellent word ☺️ 2d
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Lizpixie
An Island Christmas | Jenny Colgan
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I‘m missing my grandkids & feeling a bit down, so I‘m in bed, reading a Xmas story for the #WinterGames & #TeamNutcracker, watching the Kardashians & eating Cookies & Caramel icecream. How‘s your night/day? 1pt #PointsTotal-491

StayCurious Wow your points total is great! 3d
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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #ChristmasCookies
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.

37pts #PointsTotal-490

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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker#ReindeerName So my reindeer name is Pointy-Toes Maple! Wow. Pointy-Toes?🤔 What‘s your name? 6pts #PointsTotal-453

vivastory Grinch Long Beard 😂 2d
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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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#BookReport This was a great reading week.I finished 6 books,I think the #WinterGames & #TeamNutcracker has been the boost I needed to get reading again.Four out of six are Xmas themed books which I don‘t normally read but tis the freakin season right?The other 2 were a #NFNov read I hadn‘t finished & the 3rd in the 4MK series which I‘d just gotten from the library.My forecast should be good too,lots of new library books👍 1pt+49 #PointsTotal-447

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3d
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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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Bk4 in my #LibraryHaul is the print version of this SciFi novel. I‘ve listened to about 3/4 of the audiobook but I thought I‘d reread it because it‘s so involved I‘ve missed a lot of the plot I think. Figured I‘d read & listen at the same time, that way I can go back if I miss something the 1st time! It may not be holiday themed but it‘s a #TBRRead for the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker 1pt #PointsTotal-397

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The Hangman's Song | James Oswald
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Bk3 in this weeks #LibraryHaul is the next book in DI McLean series.Think Rebus with a touch of Stephen King.In this instalment a young man is found hanging in his Edinburgh home.But McLean is puzzled by the curious suicide note.Then a 2nd suicide happens & his suspicions deepen.Then there‘s a third.I know it‘s not Xmas themed for the #WinterGames & #TeamNutcracker but I need a break from all the happy happy joy joy sometimes. 1pt #PointsTotal-396

Bookworm54 I love a thriller/mystery in the winter though ☺️ 4d
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The Sixth Wicked Child | J. D. Barker
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Bk6 of my #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is done. The 3rd book in the 4MK trilogy didn‘t disappoint, it was twisty, turny & surprising in parts. I won‘t spoil any of the story, just that it‘s well worth the read. All I‘ll say is Poor Porter! He certainly cops the brunt of everything. You definitely need to read the first two books before this but they‘re all brilliant reads. This was a #TBRRead so 16pts #PointsTotal-395

StayCurious Nice Pic! 4d
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An Island Christmas | Jenny Colgan
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Bk2 in my #LibraryHaul is a holiday read I borrowed for the #WinterGames & #TeamNutcracker I first read Jenny Colgan two years ago when I was given The Bookshop On The Corner and fell in love with her quirky characters. I‘ve read all of her Beach Street Bakery series & am looking forward to reading this one & the Rosie Hawkins Sweetshop series as well. 1pt #PointsTotal-379

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The Sixth Wicked Child | J. D. Barker
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First up in this weeks #LibraryHaul is the 3rd book in the 4MK trilogy which will be my next #WinterGames read for #TeamNutcracker I loved the first two books, it‘s about a serial killer in Chicago who kidnaps a victim then sends an ear, then a tongue then eyes before killing them and posing their body somewhere public. It‘s one of the best & twisty thrillers I‘ve read & cant wait to read the concluding book. Highly recommend. 1pt #PointsTotal-378

Bookworm54 Sounds intriguing! 5d
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Another #WinterReadsBingo square done for #WinterGames & #TeamNutcracker I think I‘ll have to try raiding my local library to finish this board, but at least I should be able to make a bingo. Now it‘s just the Xmas movies one I need to get started on😳 1pt #PointsTotal-377

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Bk5 for the #WinterGames and #TeamNutcracker is done! A very sweet magical realism story set at Xmas in Yorkshire. The Halloways have always been the women the villagers of Whistling come to when they need help. The recipes they make have magic in them, so everyone believes but Emma, the youngest Halloway. Until misfortune brings her back to the village at Xmas. Reminds me of a cross between Garden Spells & Practical Magic. 21pts #PointsTotal-376

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Next up in the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is another holiday chicklit,this time with a touch of magical realism.Emma is a food critic who‘d run as far as she could from her home town of Whistling in Yorkshire,and from her childhood sweetheart Jack Allen.But after the double whammy of a breakup & car accident,she‘s spending Xmas back with her eccentric grandmother & crazy aunts. Hopefully it‘s interesting & not too sweet! 1pt #PointsTotal-355

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Bk4 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is finished. This was a #TBR read that was from #NFNov When you hear about the WTC you hear about the NYPD & FDNY but there were a lot of ordinary people doing brave things that day. Most of the office workers that could be saved were already out of the buildings or well on the way. This book is the story of ordinary people helping each other on the worst day of their life. 16pts+6 #PointsTotal-354

Reviewsbylola Great book but so hard to read. 5d
marleed I watched an episode interview around the first Anniversary for 9/11. A child whose father was killed that day gave a heartbreaking interview I still think about. Her (it could have been a him - that I don‘t recall) father was not a first responder but she was sure he would have been one with the heroes yet she only heard first responders held up as heroes. It still makes me sad to think of how this child felt alone in grief. 5d
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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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I forgot to post the bingo for the tagged book before I fell asleep last night! There were a few awkward family meals in this book, I thought my family was dysfunctional but these guys. No, wait. My family is just as bad😂. What‘s your family like this time of year? #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #WinterReadsBingo 2pts #PointsTotal-332

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Taking a break from the schmaltz for the #WinterGames & finishing this #TBR before the hubby goes to the library for me tomorrow.This book is both heartbreaking & fascinating with a dash of infuriating.Did you know they built the towers with only 3stairwells bunched together compared with the 9 in the EmpireStateBuilding?To make more money with greater office space.That decision cost so many lives that day.😢 #TeamNutcracker 1pt+7 #PointsTotal-330

Butterfinger Oh my goodness, really? Just horrible. 5d
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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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Bk3 of my #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker was a great read. More on the “Lit” side of “Chick Lit” this was a dysfunctional disaster that was so entertaining. Recommended for sure. 21pts #PointsTotal-322

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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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I‘m about a 1/3 through Bk3 of my #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker So far it‘s good, it‘s about a dysfunctional family who are forced to spend 7days together in quarantine after their eldest daughter returns from treating a disease in Africa. But everyone has secrets, Mum has breast cancer & told no one, Dads just found out he has an illegitimate son, Olivias secret boyfriend has come down with the disease & Phoebe is a mess. 1pt #PointsTotal-304

megnews I read this for book club this month. We discuss Friday. 6d
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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #ChristmasRiddles
1. Q. 2. L. 3. O. 4. R. 5. A. 6. E. 7. G. 8. C. 9. H. 10. N. 11. J. 12. M. 13. D. 14. K. 15. F. 16. P. 17. I. 18. B.

37pts #PointsTotal-303

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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #WordsInAWord
1. Year. 2. Same. 3. City. 4. Heat. 5. Hair. 6. Stem. 7. Cash. 8. Share. 9. Mist. 10. Ram. 11. Chair. 12. Earth. 13. Shy. 14. Mast. 15. Rat. 46pts #PointsTotal-266

Bookworm54 Oooo you are the first to go with your answer for number 9! 6d
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Lizpixie
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Another square down for the #WinterGames #WinterReadsBingo for #TeamNutcracker In the tagged book, the two main characters are snowed in at his mountain cabin for a few days & get warm in a more intimate way!❄️ 2pts #PointsTotal-215

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Seven Days of Us | Francesca Hornak
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Bk3 of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is this novel about a family quarantined together for a week over Xmas. The Birch family are not very close,but when eldest daughter Olivia returns from treating a contagious disease in Africa & needs to be in quarantine for 7 days, the family decide to do it together at their country house. But secrets will surface, tensions escalate & Xmas will never be the same. Sounds promising! 1pt #PointsTotal-213

Bookworm54 Sounds interesting! I look forward to hearing what you think! 7d
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My 2nd book of the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker was a sweet story about a war widow on a mission to find her late husbands sergeant. I‘m not a huge fan of “chick lit” but I don‘t mind the Virgin River series, it has humour & heart. 21pts #PointsTotal-212pts

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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #WhatsOnYourPhone My total is 94pts! Not bad, I missed a few like the battery and my ringtone is the Addams Family theme. How much did you get?

MelissaSue81 Only 80 somehow! 1w
Bookworm54 I don‘t even have a ring tone now, just set to vibrate. Used to be the best part of a phone! And Addams family is a great choice 🥰 1w
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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #AnywhereForChristmas If I could go anywhere for Xmas, I‘d go to Scotland, first spending Xmas & Hogmanay in Edinburgh before travelling up through the highlands before going to the Shetland Islands for the Up Helly Aa festival in late January. The hubby & I have always wanted to see the Viking Fire Festival In Lerwick when they burn a replica Viking boat in the middle of town. What about you? 5pts #PointsTotal-92

Bookworm54 I haven‘t heard of some of those, but the Viking one sounds fab! 1w
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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #FestivePhotoChallenge day2 #SappyHolidayRomance While my current read does have a lot of sarcasm & humour, at its heart it‘s a soppy holiday romance. A year after Marcies Marine husband Bobby finally passed away after spending 3yrs in a vegetative state from injuries received in Iraq, she goes looking for the sergeant that rescued him & finds Ian at Xmas, hiding from memories in Virgin River. 2pts #PointsTotal-88pts

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And finally, this #WeeklyForecast is full of Xmas stories for the #WinterGames I am not a huge fan of “chick lit” but it‘s for a challenge which means #SuckItUpButterCup! I do genuinely like Jenny Colgan though and Seven Days Of Us has been likened to This Is Where I Leave You which I love, so fingers crossed🤞It‘s all for #TeamNutcracker🥜 1pt #PointsTotal-86pts

4thhouseontheleft You and me both! I read a lot of lighter fare fiction in my early 20's, so I feel like I am revisiting those years. 😂 1w
Cinfhen #SuckItUpButtercup 😂😂😂 1w
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My #NovemberWrapUp is also a day late but I‘m very happy with my stats. I have to give a huge shoutout to @TheReadingMermaid @jb72 @Andrew65 & @Clwojick for both the #24B4Monday #readathon & the month long team games for breaking me out of my #bookslump and getting me back into enjoying reading again. You guys rock!🤘

britt_brooke Excellent month! I still need to do my stats. 😬 1w
jb72 Wow! Great job! Glad you were able to push through a reading slump! 1w
kspenmoll What a wonderful reading month ! Congratulations 🎊 1w
Andrew65 That‘s massive, ‘enjoying reading again‘. No matter whatever else we or you achieved this has made November a resounding success! 👏👏👏🥳😍🤗💃 1w
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How to Write a Book Report | Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth
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My #BookReport for last week is a day late, do I get a B for this? I finished Five Days At Memorial, am at 75% for Leviathan Wakes & at 50% for 102 Minutes. Last week was a tough one, I had constant headaches for a few days then personal problems got in the way so I did the best I could. This week will hopefully be better!🤞

Lizpixie @Cinfhen thank you gorgeous🥰 I love you too😘♥️ I liked the book but it mad me both mad & anxious. Not a good feeling😳 1w
Cinfhen It was such a morally compelling story / I wish my bookclub read it!! There is so much to ponder and discuss 1w
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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #ForChristmasIWant The 2nd game for today is interesting. Let‘s see what my phone thinks of me!

🎄This Year For Christmas I Really Want is a good night for me to be happy.🎄

Well. I guess my phone does really know me. I‘m just gonna go cry in a corner for a bit😢

6pts #PointsTotal-85

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#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #TheSnowmanGame First game of today is your Snowman name. Mine is Sugarplum McBlizzard! What‘s yours? 6pts #PointsTotal-79

Texreader Hey Sugarplum! What a great name! 1w
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My 2nd book in the #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is the first Xmas themed entry to the Virgin River series. Which I‘ve just found out has been adapted for Netflix & starts 6th December! I‘m not a huge reader of either “romance” or “chick lit” but this is one of the few that I enjoy. It‘s quirky & funny and full of heart. 1pt #PointsTotal-73

Bookworm54 You have deducted some points off yourself! 72 before this post, so you are at 73 ☺️ hope you enjoy! 1w
mdm139 Love this series and excited for the Netflix series. She has a few Christmas stories from this series. I just pulled 3 of the shelf. I hope I get to at least one. My tbr for the month is growing. 1w
CarolynM How are you today, Liz? 1w
Bookworm54 Adding an extra 5 points here since the adaptation is made :) 6d
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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#WinterGames #WinterReadsBingo #TeamNutcracker One square down in the winter reads bingo. I bought some Xmas themed ebooks last night and found a few more already on my kobo so hopefully I can at least clear some lines and maybe even the whole board!🤞I think it‘s only 1pt, though there is a book to movie adaptation of the tagged book, do I get the extra points or do I have to watch the movie too? #PointsTotal-72

Bookworm54 If it‘s a movie and you read the book version, you get an extra 5 points :) so I will add 5 to the holiday read post, and then the bingo square is just the 1 for participation until you get a line :) 1w
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Bk1 of my #WinterGames is finished for #TeamNutcracker🥜 It‘s a reread of one of Dame Agathas bloodier novels, she normally loves her poisons but this is a rare violent death. Simeon Lee is a very rich old man, he‘s also a very diabolical man who calls his adult children to his side for Xmas, not for love but to play with them like a cat with a mouse. Until he‘s found dead with his throat cut on Xmas Eve. 21pts + 10pts from games #PointsTotal-66

Bookworm54 Plus 5 book to movie 6d
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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #day1 #AdventCalendar This is my kind of advent calendar! From the T2 company, which was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1996, every year they have their own advent calendars with one sachet of different teas behind the doors. There‘s a loose leaf option & a teabag option but whichever you choose, you‘ll be enjoying some amazing teas☕️ 2pts #PointsTotal-35pts

StayCurious Amazing! And actually you get 2 points for this - 1 point for the photo challenge and 1 point for participation 😁 1w
Lizpixie @StayCurious thank you! I kept muddling up the Scarathlon points too🤦🏻‍♀️ 1w
StayCurious That's what we're here for! 1w
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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I‘ve had my good cry while watching trashy tv & while I‘m still blue, I am feeling a bit better. Thank you so much to everyone that sent me such love on my last post. You guys are so awesome, my cup runneth over❤️❤️❤️💙❤️❤️❤️

#ThisOrThat #WinterGames 5pts #PointsTotal-33

squirrelbrain Only just seen your previous post, but glad to hear you‘re feeling a bit better. Sometimes letting it all out with a weepy film or book is the best way... sending hugs ❤️ 1w
Bookworm54 Oh Liz :( glad the trashy TV helped a little! 1w
Bookworm54 Also I have you down as 33 points :) 6 for this post (1 extra for participation), 26 for the questionnaire post, and 1 participation point for your first winter games post ☺️ 1w
Lizpixie @squirrelbrain @Bookworm54 thank you, I feel guilty for venting but I just needed to let it out😢 ps-I changed the points, thanks for the heads up👍 1w
squirrelbrain You should never feel guilty for venting Liz; we‘re all here to support each other when we need it - today just happens to be your turn so vent away! 😘 1w
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I'm Sad | Michael Ian Black
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I‘m having an awful day here, I can hardly see the keyboard from tears. My scan results were bad, I‘m in a lot of pain and I‘ve had a huge fight with the hubby and now he‘s gone for three days & I‘m just sitting here on my own and sobbing. I‘m sorry for venting but I needed to tell someone. I‘m just gonna curl up & watch trashy tv for awhile.

ValkyrieAndHerBooks I'm sorry you're having such a rotten time! Sending ghost hugs over the internet to you! I hope things get better for you soon! 1w
JennyM Oh Liz. I‘m so sorry to hear this. Are any of your family nearby who can come over and give you some support? I‘m sorry we‘re not nearer - but I‘m thinking of you and sending you love and hugs xxx 1w
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear about your bad scan results. I hope that things improve for you soon 1w
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CarolynM I'm so sorry to hear all that, Liz. Sounds like you're overwhelmed at the moment. Sending hugs and good wishes. ❤️ 1w
Texreader I‘m glad you shared. You are near and dear to us Littens and we care about you. So sorry for your news. Hope things start looking better soon. 1w
Kalalalatja I‘m so sorry Liz ❤️ 1w
TrishB So sorry 💔 sending hugs and kind thoughts. 1w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm so sorry it's a bad day. Sending good thoughts your way that tomorrow is better. Is there anything you like to do (or only seem to get done) when your husband is out? 1w
LeeRHarry Oh no Liz, I‘m thinking of you lovely, sending you hugs 💕💕 1w
alisonrose I‘m so sorry for what you‘re going through. Sending support and prayers your way 💕💕💕 1w
ljuliel Very sorry to hear that. I hope things soon look better. ❤️ 1w
Lizpixie @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @JennyM @vivastory @CarolynM @Texreader @Kalalalatja @TrishB @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @LeeRHarry @alisonrose @ljuliel you guys are amazing, the love & support you‘ve shown me today made all the difference. I wish I could give each of you a huge hug & kiss, Littens really are the best people. My heart is full♥️♥️♥️ 1w
sprainedbrain I‘m sorry. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Stacypatrice @Lizpixie - Just getting home from work and seeing your post, I wish I could wrap you in a blanket, give you hot cocoa, and feed you warm cookies. It doesn‘t fix things, but it provides some cozies. Wishing you a day without tears and a smile in your heart knowing so many people care about you 💛 1w
BookNAround ((((((((Big squashy hug)))))))) ❤️ 1w
tournevis 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 hugs😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 1w
Jas16 Sending you lots of ❤️ 1w
Karkar Hugs and support ❤️🤗 1w
MamaGina Just seeing this and hoping you‘re feeling a little better ... sending a big 🤗 your way!!! 1w
Blaire What a scary and sad time. So sorry to hear about the results. Sending love and support. Know that so many people are thinking of you. Hope you can find something that will give you a small break from the tears. A comforting show of book - great British bake-off is my go to comfort watch. 1w
alisonrose @Lizpixie 💓💓💓 1w
Lizpixie @sprainedbrain @BookNAround @tournevis @Jas16 @Karkar @MamaGina @Blaire @alisonrose words cannot express how much it means to me that y‘all care enough to send your support & love.♥️♥️♥️ @Stacypatrice that sounds perfect, I wish you could too. Especially the cookies🍪 I feel so loved today, Littens are amazing🥰 1w
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry about the scan results! 😢 Sending healing energy and best wishes your way, I hope things get much better for you soon! 1w
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. 165 so far🙌
2. 150 so I‘ve exceeded it already🎉
3. The Stupidest Angel audiobook. It‘s a Xmas tradition👼🏼
4. Misty mornings. Love them!🌬🌫Though it‘s a very hot summer here already with major bushfires🔥
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#WinterGames #OpeningDayQuestionnaire #TeamNutcracker

StayCurious Great way to start! 1w
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go on your annual goal! 1w
OriginalCyn620 Impressive number of books read! 😊 1w
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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I‘m kicking off my #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker with one of the few Xmas stories I have(I‘m waiting on some library holds for more)I haven‘t read a Dame Agatha for awhile so I‘m gonna enjoy this. I‘m finding it a bit hard to get into the Xmas spirit this year, I‘m planning on making a Xmas corner in my overcrowded hoarders library this weekend to rustle some up. Has anyone else started their games yet? 1 point.

Bookworm54 First point for #TeamNutcracker! Woohoo! I think it will be a while before the rest of the team hit December (I believe I‘m next in the UK) so glad we have you to start us off ☺️ Hopefully this event will help you get into the Christmas spirit soon! ❄️ 1w
Clwojick Not sure if you have a kindle reader or the kindle app on your phone, but they have quite the selection of free holiday novellas and ebooks on there. I downloaded straight through the amazon website. Happy reading! 1w
StayCurious Enjoy your first Christmas read! 1w
CogsOfEncouragement Read this one a couple years ago and liked it. Enjoy! 1w
peaknit I have this one from the library now, my first Agatha Christie. Where have I been?! 1w
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My next #NFNov read is about another American tragedy, this time in NYC. I‘m already incredulous at the lack of planning, communication between rescuers & the ridiculous decision by the Mayor to put the OEM bunker at the foot of one of the highest profile targets in the country. #TIL-the animosity between the Fire Dept & the NYPD meant that while the Police helicopters could see the extent of the fire, they failed to advise the Fire Chiefs.

Clwojick 4 pt. 1w
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#NFNov I don‘t think I‘ll be completing the board by Sunday, but I‘ll still be ticking things off through to the end of the year. The tagged book has upset me a great deal but if we don‘t look at the awful stuff, it has a greater chance of happening again. I think it‘s a travesty that Anna Pou got away with a horrendous act & kept her licence. I can‘t imagine the conditions there, but they had multiple other choices besides doping them to death😡

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Wow. This #NFNov read has left me both infuriated & depressed. I cannot believe that in an advanced country like the US not only that this could happen, but that the medical people involved weren‘t just not prosecuted, they all kept their medical licences. And “Dr” Pou is now advising on ethics considerations. Unbelievable. How come Charity Hospital managed to save most of their patients under the same conditions?

Lizpixie #TIL-the legal system in the US is broken. If you have money or a company willing to pay for the most devious attorneys, you can get away with murder. 2w
Suet624 I don‘t think the U.S. is an advanced country anymore. 2w
Clwojick 9 pt 1w
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This book! Every time I think I‘ve just read the worst thing that happened, it turns around and punches me in the stomach again. As a disabled patient, it scares the hell out of me. As a #NFNov read, it‘s riveting but oh so horrifying. #TIL-in the worst of the chaos, when the oxygen was running out, some staff were using it to cool themselves down when sick patients were struggling to breathe😡

Reviewsbylola Honestly it completely blew my mind. I thought I understood the devastation of Katrina but this was next level. 2w
Wife One of my most memorable reads. I work in a hospital and have envisioned what might happen in a disaster like Katrina. 2w
Clwojick 4pts. 2w
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Sitting in the car reading this #NFNov read after my CT scan. And oh my lord is it hot! It‘s 34C(93F)but in the car it‘s climbing rapidly. This book is making me infuriated & sad in turn, as a disabled person myself I have nightmares about what would happen to me in a disaster. #TIL-the owners of the hospital had some of their other hospitals offer to send helicopters, staff etc but they were told no, FEMA or the government had to do it😡

TiredLibrarian It's a great book, but very disturbing. We had a book discussion about it, and a dear woman in her late 80s was very upset because she could see herself being one of the patients they chose not to save. I can imagine seniors, people with disabilities, obese patients and/or POC being especially traumatized by it. But it's important that the story is told so these things never happen again. 2w
Megabooks How did your CT go? When will you get results? 2w
Freespirit Hope all ok with the scan xx 2w
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CarolynM Hope you get good results from the scan. Take care😘 2w
Lizpixie @TiredLibrarian I totally agree, it‘s just very hard to read @Megabooks @Freespirit @CarolynM thanks guys for your thoughts, I get the results tomorrow before taking them to my GP. I‘m pretty sure it‘s not gonna be good news but I‘ll survive🙂 2w
Megabooks Liz, if you need to talk, email me at booksandcooks.litsy@gmail.com !! 💜💜 2w
Clwojick 4pts 2w
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Had to have a days break from reading after this weekend. It wasn‘t just the amount of reading I managed, the lack of sleep didn‘t help either. So I‘ve been taking it easy, no books plenty of tea & rest & copious amounts of paracetamol for my headache. And watching reruns of Taggart, Ghosthunters & Space 1999. My blood sugar was 18.4 so that‘s not helping matters, I just can‘t push myself too hard anymore.Oh well, I‘ll live.How are you guys doing?

Megabooks Oh Liz, take care of yourself! I hate to hear you‘re not feeling well. 💙💙 I‘ve been watching a lot of tv as well. 2w
MrsMalaprop Rest up & feel better soon. 😗💜 2w
TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm Take care and hope you‘ll feel better soon. 2w
ljuliel I‘m glad you‘re getting the chance to rest up. ❤️ It‘s frustrating when you can‘t do as much as you used to, isn‘t it ? 2w
Crazeedi That blood sugar isn't good! Glad to hear you are resting and taking care of yourself , hope you're better soon! 2w
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon! 2w
Chrissyreadit Feel better! 2w
Lizpixie @Megabooks thanks lovely, how are you feeling? What shows are you watching, I found a lot of old shows on Prime like Space 1999, I Dream Of Jeannie & In The Heat Of The Night. I‘d forgotten how much I liked them! And Taggart is on YouTube, I was obsessed with that show in the 90s.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 2w
Lizpixie @MrsMalaprop @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit thank you ladies, I think I‘ll be making some lifestyle changes before it‘s too late, eat more fresh fruit & veg, less sugar & fatty food & buy myself a treadmill so I can try to get a bit fitter without embarrassing myself at a gym. @Crazeedi no it‘s not. It‘s kinda scared me a bit straight. I need to make changes or I won‘t see 50🙇🏻‍♀️ 2w
Lizpixie @ljuliel YES! Frustrating isn‘t a strong enough word.I was a neat freak,every Sunday I stripped beds,vacuumed,mopped,polished & washed from top to bottom,then it was dusting & dishes through the week.Now I have to sit here and watch my home fall apart around me & know there‘s nothing I can do about it.Even my library is looking like a hoarders den. I feel like crying just thinking about it, I find myself obsessing over what needs to be done🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
JacqMac I used to love Space 1999! Take care of you. Sometimes it‘s good to have a wake up call. I hope you feel better soon. 2w
Megabooks @Lizpixie I don‘t know Space 1999 or Taggart. I‘ve been watching Ramsay‘s Kitchen Nightmares (the BBC one), Unexpected (a US cable show about teen parents) and Jersey Shore Family Vacation. As you can tell, I have super highbrow tastes!! 2w
Sace I hope you feel better soon! 2w
ljuliel I understand. The good (? ) thing about housework is that it‘ll be there when you get to it. It‘s not an emergency. Just get up, do a little bit, then rest. It‘ll get done, only at a slower pace. 2w
Crazeedi @Lizpixie we will be here to encourage you! Lots of Littens are trying to make positive changes. So let us be your cheerleaders! 2w
CarolynM Look after yourself, Liz 😘 Hope you're feeling better soon. 2w
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I‘m a bit late joining in the #WeeklyForecast party but better late than never I suppose! I‘m hoping to finish Leviathan Wakes today then I‘ll finish the tagged book. After that, it‘s another #NFNov read, either the book about Hedy Lamar, the WTC book or the biography of Valerie Taylor, an Aussie icon, shark & ocean conservationist & one half of the team that supplied all the shark footage for Jaws & numerous docos. We‘ll see how I do.

Cinfhen Lots of great books in your mix as always!!!! How are you feeling, my dear #SistaFromAnotherMista 2w
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