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melissajayne
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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In addition to #dashingdecember, #anywayyoureadathon is taking place this weekend and is yet another way to get points for #wintergames2021

My goals are to finish up a bunch of my books for #bookspinbingo

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Just a reminder that #dashingdecember is happening and that anytime spent reading for the readathon counts towards your points for #wintergames2021

My goals are to get as many books completed as I can possibly finish and to work on my #bookspinbingo

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Last Christmas podcast for today #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +6pts

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Second Christmas podcast today #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +6pts

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Another Christmas podcast #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +6pts

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Watching this tonight with Mom & Dad #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +6pts

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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan
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4⭐️ A charming book about how books and bookstores can connect us with others and how a chance meeting can change a life. #2021 #bookreview #bookstagram #contemporary #christmasstories #fiction #bookaboutbooks #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs #averymerryreadathon +41pts #bookspinbingo

LeahBergen That sounds fun! 1d
Clwojick Cute cover! 1d
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Christmas Jokes | Toby Reynolds
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Texreader 😂😂😂 1d
OriginalCyn620 😂😂😂 20h
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Getting a Halmark Christmas movie off #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +26pts

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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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My #jolabokaflodswap package has arrived from @LeahBergen

LeahBergen Yay!! I hope you like it. 😊 1d
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Listened to this episode #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

+6pts

LeahBergen Hi, Melissa! You‘re my match for the #JolabokaflodSwap. I see you‘ve been staying at your parents so I thought that I‘d let you know that a postal delivery notice was left at your address today to pick up your parcel. 😊 2d
melissajayne @LeahBergen thanks; I picked it up today 1d
LeahBergen Thanks for letting me know! 1d
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Winter Games | Melissa J. Morgan
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Week one totals
Icebreaker game: 180
Books: 16
Other posts: 107
Readathons: 453.51
Total: 756.51

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Clwojick You‘re doing amazing! Way to go 💚❤️💚 2d
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Winter Wonderland | Belinda Jones
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After massive flooding, we‘re now getting snow in SW British Columbia.

TheSpineView Wow!❄❄❄ 3d
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ Thought it was ok; was kinda average. There were some aspects that I thought were better than others, but felt it was nothing special. #2021 #fiction #contemporary #romance #bookreview #bookstagram

+16pts #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Another movie for #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +6 pts

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Last Christmas | Catherine Izambard
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SW-T Liked that Christmas movie! 3d
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Christmas time with the Earl and Countess of Grantham and family #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +6pts

Texreader Love love DA! 4d
JenReadsAlot Love that show! 4d
Allkat I miss them! 4d
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Sending out my #littlechristmasswap today as well

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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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Will put this #JolabokaflodSwap package into the mail today #jolabokaflod

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This was on Ugly Christmas sweaters +6pts

#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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They keep cranking them out +6pts

#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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Hallmark Christmas Movie time +6pts #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

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Let It Snow | Sue Moorcroft
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It‘s snowing!! But it‘s the wet kind.

SeaToSkyes So pretty! Wish we had some! ❄️⛄️ 5d
SolaRaynor Beautiful :) 5d
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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Same downstairs tree; just a different angle #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +10pts

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tokorowilliamwallace That fish tank fireplace is intense! Total vibe! 5d
melissajayne @tokorowilliamwallace it‘s part of my dad‘s man cave (staying with my parents during my cancer treatments) (edited) 5d
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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Meanwhile downstairs #christmastree #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +10pts

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Oh! Christmas Tree! | Holly Berry-Byrd
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Tree upstairs is decorated (I‘m staying at my parents house during my cancer treatments) #mistletoemaniacs #christmastree #wintergames2021 +10pts

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KateReadsYA It's beautiful 5d
melissajayne @KateReadsYA my mom always does a beautiful job 5d
Charityann So pretty! 5d
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MoonWitch94 Love it! 🎄♥️🎄♥️ 5d
SolaRaynor Beautiful tree, hope your treatments are going well :) 5d
melissajayne @SolaRaynor my treatments are going well; tumours are very much reduced, as is my hair. I‘m staying with them because it‘s just easier for the time being. 5d
SolaRaynor @melissajayne Glad the tumors are being reduced! And your hair, but it WILL grow back!!! 5d
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Host is reading A Christmas Carol #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +5pts

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Christmas by the Book | Anne Marie Ryan
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Nora Walden‘s eyes drifted from the spreadsheet in front of her to the stacks of stocking fillers on the counter-a spotter‘s guide to local birds, a little gift book of the world‘s ugliest Christmas sweaters and a reindeer-shaped board book with a squashy red nose.

#firstlinefridays

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The Christmas Feast | Nathalie Dargent
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This one is on the history of Christmas feasts #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +5pts

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StayCurious Wow interesting! 5d
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Andrew65 Thanks 🥰 6d
Clwojick ❤️💚❤️ 5d
TheBookHippie ♥️🎄💚 5d
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 5d
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Onto my second Christmas Podcast #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +5pts

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Listening to A Cozy Christmas podcast #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs +5pts

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Clwojick ❤️❤️ 6d
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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Can I count non-Christmas reads for #wintergames2021? #mistletoemaniacs

Clwojick Definitely! If you read a non Christmas/Winter book you still get points for it. Christmas books are 25pt, books that are on your TBR/ books you‘ve been wanting to read are worth 15pts, and any totally new to you or impulse reads are worth 10pts. Any book regardless of the genre is worth Readathon points and #WGWordSearch points. 7d
Clwojick Hopefully that helps! I‘ll retag you in the point breakdown post as well 7d
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Just barely into the book and I can already see the slight nods to the character of a certain former president. Even though the individual was not named, I could definitely see where in certain places that the individual‘s overall character is being alluded to.

#obamabuddyread

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The Christmas Hat | A. J. Wood
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My Christmas hat for this year; will probably wear my Canucks Santa hat again at some point #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

MoonWitch94 ♥️🎄♥️🎄♥️🎄♥️ 1w
Pageturner1 cute! ☃️ 1w
Bklover You have a beautiful smile!!! 😊 1w
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Because when one is in a Coles bookstore because the packages your ordered with rush delivery don‘t come (an extra $20 btw) and you see one that you plan on getting from library and there is no way you‘ll get before the end of December. #bookmail #christmasbooks

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I sure hope so…

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Anne of Avonlea | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Today‘s mood. #suchajonahday. Most things have seemed to gone wrong today. The one I thought would go wrong, didn‘t; I was in and out of outpatient lab appointment @ the hospital within 20 minutes (last week I had to wait close to an hour for my lab appointment). And to top it off I got put in Twitter jail until 5 pm tomorrow.

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1w
melissajayne @TheBookHippie so much went wrong: my mom lost my chemo appointment on her phone; the charging cable for tablet won‘t work, ChaptersIndigo lost my items for two of my swaps (and I had paid for rush delivery) and I had to go to the Coles store to get books for those swaps (fortunately it was only two books). It doesn‘t help that I‘m overtired and haven‘t been sleeping. 1w
TheBookHippie @melissajayne OH MAN!! I am truly sorry! Mail has been just unreal---One of my last swaps got lost, and today I just got a letter that was postdated OCTOBER 24!!! Madness!! SO sorry about the chemo appointment too. Sending you so much LIGHT!!!! (((HUGS))) 1w
melissajayne @TheBookHippie My mom said that it‘s one of two times for chemo. Thanks 1w
MoonWitch94 Tomorrow will be better. Sending you peace ♥️ 1w
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Winter Solstice | Rosamunde Pilcher
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Just got the box packed and it all just fit as well. Now I can breathe. Now it can be sent to the East Coast this afternoon… #wss #wintersolsticeswap

Chrissyreadit 🤍🙌🤍👏🤍🥳🤍🎉🤍 1w
melissajayne @Chrissyreadit it‘s the only thing other than my blood appointment that went well. 1w
Chrissyreadit @melissajayne I hope tomorrow is a better day 😘 1w
melissajayne @Chrissyreadit as Miss Stacy said tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it…yet 1w
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I know I didn‘t get to the 20 hour goal, but it did spark me to start reading for multiple hours again. If didn‘t have book club on Saturday, I probably would have read for much longer than I did. #20in4

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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@TheSpineView is hosting #averymerryreadathon. It‘s very low key. Here is more info from the host: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2311231

TheSpineView Thanks for reposting! 💚📖❤🎄💚 1w
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The Christmas Escape | Sarah Morgan
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My #bookspinbingo list for December. It‘s heavily focused for #wintergames2021 for team #mistletoemanics. I may read a few non-Christmas books as well. The tear in the paper is because I was upset.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Go now, or you‘ll never go, Evvie warned herself.

#firstlinefridays

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The Last Green Valley | Mark Sullivan
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4.75⭐️ I really liked the book. Even though the characters were real people, the author did an excellent job of making Emil and Adelaide shine. The duel points of view were really well done. The one thing I didn‘t like was that he rushed the ending. Personally I wished he had ended the book at Chapter 40 and not added Chapter 41. #2021 #fiction #basedonatruestory #historicalfiction #bookreview #bookstagram #wwii #coldwar #ukraine🇺🇦

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@Andrew65 is hosting November‘s #20in4 again and he has more details on his feed, but I‘ll post here what he says:

“So you can either do the Readathon from 26th - 29th as it would usually be, or from 27th - 30th, or if you really want you can use all five days - I will be.”

I will be doing it over five days myself.

Andrew65 Thanks for sharing 😍 2w
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I‘m really frustrated with postal delivery companies at the moment. I don‘t get why they are delaying stuff. I get that it‘s Christmas, but when I pay for 2 day rush delivery, I expect that I‘ll get within 2 days of the shipping label being created. THIS ISN‘T HARD!!! And when a parcel is sitting in a warehouse that is less than 2 hours from my house, it should be delivered on time!!!

melissajayne The road coming into Abbotsford from the west are fine and 99.9% of Abbotsford wasn‘t affected by the flooding! Especially where I live! 2w
melissajayne And honestly when I ask to speak with a supervisor, I should be able to speak with one within a few minutes of requesting one, not 24-48 hours. 2w
melissajayne And when a person says that they are going to phone at specific time, they should call me at that specific time (it‘s ok when they give me a timeframe but when it‘s 1:04 and you say you‘re going to call me at 1 pm, you better phone me at 1 pm) 2w
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mcctrish Sometimes ( all the time) it feels like everyone‘s time is more valuable than yours 🤬 2w
melissajayne @mcctrish I so agree; it also doesn‘t hurt to take one‘s anxiety medication on time avoid these issues 2w
mcctrish 😆 true 2w
Sharpeipup I agree - you pay for a service but get treated like they are doing you a favor. I might have had a similar experience with a vendor recently. He was shocked when I cancelled my order for a full refund & I bought it from a local place. 2w
melissajayne @Sharpeipup it‘s even more frustrating when you‘re getting the runaround from a postal service blaming the weather, when the roads have been fine where I live. (edited) 2w
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I am exentending the #readingeurope2021 challenge into next year. I‘m extending it because life just got in the way. Yes I‘m including the United Kingdom in the challenge.

TrishB The U.K. is still geographically in Europe, just not in the EU. 2w
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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5⭐️ Found the book to be excellent. It‘s becoming one of the books I look forward to reading during the Christmas season. As creepy as the story is at times, it does have that Dickens magic. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #fiction #christmasstories #dickens #ghoststories #classics #bookclub

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Wednesday Wonderings | Gary E Nelson
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I have a lot of Christmas books from the library that I had wanted to wait until #wintergames to start and I‘m wondering if I shouldn‘t start some of them already.

mdm139 I am in the same boat. I want to help my team so I want points for them. But I also don‘t want to burn out and get tired of them. 2w
melissajayne @mdm139 I know what you mean 2w
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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1) I have a book club meeting on Saturday afternoon (tagged book) and I want to finish up The Last Green Valley.

2) Stuffing

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView I enjoyed The Last Green Valley. Thanks for playing 2w
melissajayne @TheSpineView I‘m enjoying it too; just too much chemo fog at the moment to read for long stretches. 2w
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