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I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers | Guinevere De La Mare
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AmberWB
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Current situation: it is parent conference day. Out of about 190 students I teach, I have TWO parents scheduled for a meeting. It‘s a great opportunity to get some work done, but I am getting distracted by Litsy and deciding what book to read next. 😁

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megnews
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Quick read of essays, poetry, and artwork on reading.

Book 225/265 8/5/19

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megnews
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Megabooks Interesting! 2mo
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Soubhiville
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My July wrap up, minus the 24 children‘s books I read, because that‘d just take up too much room. 24in48 always helps with the book count.

Favorites: Friday Black and The Heart Goes Last.

8little_paws How was d'arc? 2mo
Eyelit Nice!! I‘ve been meaning to get around to that Repino series (love the covers). Good? 2mo
Soubhiville @8little_paws I love the series! It‘s so quirky and unique, and I really love Mort(e) and D‘Arc‘s relationship in this one. 2mo
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Soubhiville @Eyelit want to borrow the first one to see what you think? 2mo
Eyelit Ooh! Yes, please and thank you! 2mo
suvata Oooo! I really liked 2mo
Sweettartlaura How‘d you like The Serpent King? It was one of my faves this month 🙂 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💕📚💕 I've ever heard of that particular Atwood book. Did you enjoy it? 2mo
Hooked_on_books Peanut Butter Dogs! Mine love the stuff. I don‘t even have to open the container, just pick it up, and they are immediately there. It‘s great for pill-giving. 2mo
Soubhiville @Sweettartlaura I loved Serpent King too! 2mo
Soubhiville @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it‘s one of her dystopias, and I did really like it. 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books Sietje loves it too 🐶😋. The book is a collection of photos and short blurbs of dogs eating PB. It caught my eye at the library. 2mo
Soubhiville @suvata I liked Goodbye Vitamin a lot too. 🙂 2mo
8little_paws @Soubhiville nice! I read mort(e) a few years back, so original and clever and possibly my favorite first chapter EVER. but haven't made it to the rest of the series yet. Is it complete now? 2mo
Soubhiville @8little_paws I don‘t think so... I‘m pretty sure I recently saw a cover for a 4th... I‘ll look it up. 2mo
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Soubhiville
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Time for a break from my chunkster to read something a little lighter. Sietje says it‘s nap time, but I think I can get a few more hours in before I nap. Currently at 18 hours 5 minutes! #24in48

AmyG Wow..18 hours. Good job. 3mo
GypsyKat Wow!!! 3mo
prowlix Wow impressive 3mo
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Kdgordon88 You are doing great! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Yay!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
SW-T The tagged book was a fun bookish read 😊 3mo
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Soubhiville
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I‘m doing #24in48 a little differently this time, as I try to get through this crazy stack of kids books for @LibrarianRyan ‘s #BBRC picture book A to Z! This is almost my full A to Z, in order, with the exception of two I‘ve already read (p and u) and of x and z, which I haven‘t found yet. About half of these are my own, half Library.

I‘m hoping to get most of the way through TPOTOG, but chose a few backups Incase it doesn‘t hold my attention.

LibrarianRyan Nice. 3mo
Eyelit Excellent!! 3mo
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Soubhiville
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Thank you for the birthday book @Kdgordon88 ! The title is a sentiment I think all Littens can relate to! The bookmarks are lovely too 😊. Thank you for thinking of me 💕

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 4mo
Kdgordon88 So glad it arrived! Hope you had a great day! 4mo
SW-T I loved that book 💕 4mo
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jb72
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Pickpick

#idratherbereading #bookdragon
Very short book with some wonderful artwork.

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LibraryLovingMommy
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Super fast read. 4 short essays and a lot of neat book-loving images/cartoons/quotes.
Will resonate with readers. Could work great as a coffee table book if you are into that kind of book display. Recommend. Read in one sitting.

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LibraryLovingMommy
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Pg 16

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LibraryLovingMommy
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"It is her voice I hear when I reread my favorite books from childhood." page 9 essay entitled "Autobiography of a Bookworm" by Guinevere de la Mare

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Pg 8

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LeslieO
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I really need to buy fewer. I bought 111 in 2018. I read 52. Not the best ratio. #IN2019 @RealLifeReading

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CoffeeK8
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A sweet little book about the joys of reading 💕

Crazeedi I love books about books 12mo
ladym30 A lovely book! 12mo
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CoffeeK8
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Great book list!

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Krisjericho
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Mehso-so

A tiny book of some lovely art and a few essays. Nothing substantial, but nice to look at. A nice palette cleanser for book lovers.

Tadams4 Nice review! Very succinct! 12mo
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Mehso-so

So-so to a book on reading (what did I say about rocking #unpopularopinions today?) 😱?!? By its own definition, this is an art book. While the three written essays are very, very good, I found the art itself to be odd and a little amateurish. I love Gretchen Rubin‘s piece and the Ann Patchett makes me want to both shop at her store and read more but I‘m not sure those are enough to warrant the purchase of an art book with poor art. #borrownotbuy

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GlassAsDiamonds
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An interesting article... a little pretentious and I can‘t say I agree with the dismissal of everything other than what the author seems “real literature” but this quote is brilliant.

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GlassAsDiamonds
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THIS. I‘m sure it‘s some sort of book sin but other than potentially Joan Didion, who I also cannot stand (cranking out the #unpopularopinions today!), but I am deeply skeptical when it comes to modern application of “critical reading” as we assess it in our institutions of learning.

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GlassAsDiamonds
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I received this as a gift and was ambivalent until I read the Gretchen Rubin and Ann Patchett .... ♥️♥️♥️

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Andrea313
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This is both a book I want to read at some point and my exact mood right now because OMG why isn't it 5 pm yet?! #longday #ratherbereading

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SW-T
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“A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another.”

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SW-T
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A short collection of poems and art for those who love to read. Super short, so easy to read and savor again and again.

#Idratherbereading #booklovers #reread

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ladym30
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Went to buy a present. Got a few for myself.😉

TheSpineView I get it, the buy one gift buy 3 for me rule!☺ 1y
CatLass007 I must have those socks! 1y
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JoScho Love the socks. ❤️ 1y
ladym30 @JoScho 💕💕 1y
Oryx Excellent socks 1y
ladym30 @Oryx Thank you.💕 1y
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vkois88
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So it's not as drastic as the picture, obviously... but I have been having health issues. As such, I wore leggings to work bc they're most comfortable right now. Because they aren't dress code, I got in trouble. Even though the majority of my coworkers don't abide by the rules either...

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vkois88 and I'm legit doing it for a reason. Yet they don't care. I'm so frustrated and tired of dealing with it all. I seriously just want to be home under a blanket with LO, and reading. Or, preferably, sleeping since I feel so awful. 1y
Amanda23 Sending hugs. Take care 1y
vkois88 @Amanda23 thank you... sorry to rant on here, it's just super frustrating. I'm sitting down to work. And trying not to curl up in a ball. I work in a frame shop, so I should be able to move more freely and stuff. I just can't. Wednesday can't come quick enough... not that that visit will do much either 1y
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Trashcanman ((((hugs)))) I hope things turn around quickly and for the better. The sleeping thing is a slippery slope. 🤗 1y
CouronneDhiver Lame. 😒 Health stuff can be so frustrating! 1y
JoScho Ugh that is ridiculous. Like wearing leggings keeps you from doing your job. 1y
Kdgordon88 I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time. I hope you feel better soon! 1y
vkois88 @CouronneDhiver it can be! Especially when they aren't really looking for an actual answer, just dealing the obvious stuff that comes with it. @joscho it's against the rules bc of glass safety... buuuuut I'm not handling any glass of any kind, AND I'm across the room from it. Also, I've been cut through jeans and glass gloves. If it's gonna get me, it's gonna get me. @Kdgordon88 thank you, me too! Essentially 3 months of this crap and I'm done! 1y
vkois88 @Trashcanman thank you!! Man, teething is serious business. Especially when it keeps her up, which keeps me up, when I'm already not feeling well... and also making her feel like 💩💩💩 I wish I could make all the negative go away for both of us. I'd love to celebrate weight loss instead of moaning about other health issues 1y
wanderinglynn {hugs} Hope you feel better soon. Sending positive healing vibes your way. 🌈💜 1y
vkois88 @wanderinglynn thank you, I'll take whatever I can get ❤❤ 1y
tournevis Rant away, dearest! *Hugs* 1y
Ddzmini Hope you feel better soon 1y
Craftylikefox I hope you can get answers and feel better very soon! 💕 sometimes leggings are the most comfortable thing. It‘s stinks that your work doesn‘t get it! Sending 💕💕💕💕 1y
kezzlou85 Hope you feel better soon and I'm sorry to hear work are being so awkward. ❤💜 1y
Eggs Awww the work thing is crummy. So are health problems. You can always share your frustrations with us. Wish I could help 😔. 💜💜 and 🙏🏻🙏🏻 for you 1y
huntersmom1977 Positive vibes for you, my dear ❤️🙏 1y
vkois88 @tournevis @Ddzmini @kezzlou85 @Craftylikefox @Eggs @huntersmom1977 thank you everyone ❤❤❤ I appreciate all the love and support! 1y
GripLitGrl Hope you feel better soon💐💕 1y
GripLitGrl Hope you feel better soon💐💕 1y
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon💐❤️ 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘m sorry you‘re not feeling well. Could you possibly get a doctor‘s note to give to your employer so you can wear leggings? Just a thought. 1y
vkois88 @GripLitGrl @CarolynM thank you ❤ @QuietlyLaura probably not... I don't go until Wednesday. And it's not an everyday thing where I need to wear them. It's just some days that the pain and bloating is less tolerable than others. It was mostly just frustrating bc the rules only seem to apply to certain people. 1y
Purrfectpages Aw, we aren‘t supposed to wear them either...but I do. Feel better! 1y
vkois88 @Purrfectpages if I wear them again, I'll be written up and/or sent home to change! And thank you ❤ 1y
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guinsgirlreads
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Fun illustrations, good quotes, and includes good advice on how to read more!

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John Wilson quote 💯

LMJenkins I love that font! 1y
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guinsgirlreads
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guinsgirlreads
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Cool illustration !

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Louise Hooray! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
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guinsgirlreads
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Love the colors in these pages!

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guinsgirlreads
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I‘m going to read through this cute little thing in order to break from Lululemons for a little.. expect lots of posts of the pics!!

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GripLitGrl
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#readingresolutions #celebrate @Jess7
This one's on my TBR i see it as a celebration of books for booklovers 📚💕🎉

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Kaye
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Dedication for tagged book. I thought it was so nice I wanted to share it.

Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️ 2y
dastevensish 😍 2y
JoScho 💕 2y
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AmyG ❤️ 2y
tammysue 💞 2y
goodbyefrancie 💛💛💛 2y
Trashcanman That is a nice one too 2y
Kaye I have been paying more attention to the dedications, @Trashcanman , after you mentioned them. 2y
rubyslippersreads Lovely! Both my grandmothers loved to read. ❤️ 2y
Kaye That‘s great @rubyslippersreads . You were so fortunate. I never knew one of my grandmothers. She died when my dad was a boy. My other grandma had so many kids and grandkids I don‘t think she had time to read. She was always cooking and cleaning but still a good grandma. 2y
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Kaye
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In a major Reading Funk ? I found this little gem and highly recommend it to those in the same place. It‘s very short, but has gorgeous photos, sayings, and 4 articles. One from the author about her love of books, one about 13 tips to read more , slow books and why they matter , and my favorite : an article by Ann Patchett called Cheating. She lists her top 25 favorite books, plus a 13 question quiz that really makes you think. Found on Hoopla.5💖

Reviewsbylola Oooooh @emilyhaldi this looks like something you might like. 2y
Reviewsbylola Glad to know this is one Hoopla. I‘ll have to check it out. I want to see Ann Patchett‘s top books! 2y
Kaye @Reviewsbylola The Ann Patchett part is probably my favorite. She lists questionnaires she gets repeatedly when doing book talks and interviews. It‘s very interesting , the answers she gives and quite good questions. Makes my brain think , which is always good. 2y
emilyhaldi This looks very cool! That cover!! 💚 and I love Patchett 👍🏻 2y
Kaye Me too. Especially Patron Saint of Liars. Probably my favorite so far. @emilyhaldi 2y
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ashimilie
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Super cute mini-coffee table book

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Branwen
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So very true! 📚❤💙💚💛💟💜

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Branwen
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This is one of my favorite quotes! 😀

Louise Love it! ❤️ 2y
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Branwen
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This book is filled with awesome book art and bookish quotes! 😀📚❤

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Chelleo
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ super cute and short book. S/N as much as I love libraries I really hate how stickers and labels obstruct covers.

Lcsmcat I just picked this up at our art museum on Saturday! 2y
Jess7 Hey @Chelleo - do you have video about what Litsy is? Like just an overview to share with someone who doesn‘t have it yet but is considering downloading the app? If not, I think that would be great. Just a simple video that says why Litsy is awesome. Some of the features that it has that are the same and different than Instagram (bookstagram) and Goodreads - and that mentions what Litfluence is and everyone is so nice! 2y
Jess7 I mention this because a few book bloggers are considering Litsy but don‘t know much about it - they‘re not really ready for a specific how to video but more of a general - what is it, why it‘s awesome and why it‘s worth having if you already use a blog, Instagram, Goodreads, Twitter etc. it‘s hard to write to them how awesome Litsy is but I bet your enthusiasm Captured in a video would be perfect! 😉🤗 2y
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Chelleo @Jess7 I haven‘t done such a video but there are a few on YouTube that are similar to what you described. I‘ll take a look and see if they‘re worth recommending before doing one of my own. 2y
Jess7 🤗🤗 2y
Chelleo @Jess7 Hi Jess, I haven‘t forgotten about this. 2y
Jess7 oh, I know! You‘re super organized. Totally up to you if you want to do it — but it could be cool for sure. 2y
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Pretty

MarriedtoMrT Yes! 2y
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NHLibrarian
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When we got down to Gibson‘s, we discovered that it was their annual sale weekend. 25% off everything!
👍📚🤓

Suet624 Fantastic!!!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Nice surprise for you!! 2y
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ashimilie
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#BirthdayGift from my sister-in-law, from my amazon wish list. Can‘t go wrong with getting someone exactly what they want. This isn‘t really a “sit down and read” book, but I‘ll be flipping through it and let you all know what I think when I‘m done. #IdRatherBeReading #WhoWouldnt

Jess7 Neat!! 2y
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Chelleo
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Another library hold that came in (totally forgot I requested these so it‘s an added treat). This book has the cuties bookish illustrations, art and photos!!

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Melmar
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My #bookhaul from the library. Treated myself to a visit to the library after my dentist appointment, decided that it was better than sugary treats or retail therapy #proudbookworm #supportyourlocallibrary

mrozzz Great stack! 2y
Melmar @mrozzz thanks! I tried to keep it balanced, some serious reads and some entertaining ones 😊 2y
mrozzz @Melmar that‘s a good idea! ☺️ 2y
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RowReads1
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By Henrik Franklin.

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By Courtney Cerruti.

Tamra 💜 2y
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RowReads1
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It's too bad this book isn't longer. Above by Jim Rugg.

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