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Competence | Gail Carriger
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From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the delightful sequel to Imprudence. Accidentally abandoned! All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her airship, the Spotted Custard, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail. When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions: Can the perfect book club give a man back his soul?Will her brother ever stop wearing his idiotic velvet fez?And can the amount of lard in Christmas pudding save an entire species? Custard ProtocolPrudenceImprudenceCompetence For more from Gail Carriger, check out: Parasol ProtectorateSoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimeless
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Competence | Gail Carriger
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After reading the original, it took me awhile to get invested in this spin-off series...and now I can‘t believe it‘s almost at an end. And with a cliffhanger ending like that, I‘ll have to pick up the last installment sooner rather than later. I love how this series has expanded on the shifter/vampire story ideas with different types of shifters and species of vampire all dependent on the local history and environment they originate from.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Sounds about right! 😼

Crazeedi Yep!😸 2w
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London_St_J
Competence | Gail Carriger
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In first reading I appreciated the queerness of Competence. It is difficult to place modern identity in an historical context, and the attempts are at times clumsy. Ultimately, representation matters more, and overall the whole is still a noble effort on rereading.

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vlwelser
Competence | Gail Carriger
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On my way back to BOS. And my flight is delayed. But I have a book so everything is going to be ok. 🛫

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Literaturenut
Competence | Gail Carriger
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I‘ve been on a Gail Carriger kick lately. I do enjoy her books so much.

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Chapter 8 - A Mystery, a Fez and an Italian Mathematician to the Last Page. This is one of my favorite parts of the whole Parasolverse. I can't wait until August to read Reticence. 💚💚💚💚💚
#great2019parasolversereadalong

fenchxrch Can't wait to read Reticence as well! I'm going the book launch in August. 4mo
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fenchxrch
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Footnote is such a cute name for a cat.

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MaleficentBookDragon
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Thank you so much for this fantastic #Makerswap package @theresidentromantic
It is wonderful. The felt succulent kit is great; I've been obsessed with felting lately. I may have squealed a little when I saw the needlepoint. It is perfect and I love everything. Great smelling candle too. Thank you!
It's funny we live so close. We should get together.
And thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting (I hope you like what I made you).

MaleficentBookDragon Okay @theresidentromantic you've made me want to try cross stitch now. Another hobby! 😸 4mo
LibrarianRyan That is gorgeous. I love the poisoned apple. I‘ll get yours posted here soon. I loved it. I‘ve just been a bit sick 😷 and I have to go people. 4mo
theresidentromantic Yay!! I'm glad you like it! I'd love to hang out sometime! And if you want to learn, I'm happy to teach you anytime. I have so much cross stitch stuff. And I'm glad you like the felting kit! I took a hard guess because I only know how to cross stitch. 4mo
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Freespirit That's fantastic @theresidentromantic ❤️ 4mo
Crazeedi What great cross stitching! That's a lot of work! 4mo
theresidentromantic @Freespirit @Crazeedi Thank you! It's my favorite thing to do 😁 4mo
Avanders So. Much. Fun. 4mo
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jpmcwisemorgan
Competence | Gail Carriger

Next up in the #ParasolProtectorate readalong, it started on July 1st. I‘m several books behind so I guess I‘d better get in gear if I want to be ready for Reticence!

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Competence | Gail Carriger
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I think this might be my favorite Custard Protocol Book so far. Primrose is one of my favorite characters and I loved reading from her perspective. The plot wanders a bit just like a lot of Carriger‘s books because it is really about the characters and their stories. A cute easy read with a f/f romance.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Enjoying this third book very much and having a lot of feelings about this F/f romance.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Happy summer reading.

alanacristin I just started this today in the backyard! ☀I've missed this crew 😍 5mo
KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee @alanacristin same! I‘ve missed this cast of characters 5mo
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Michollio
Competence | Gail Carriger
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This one was interesting because it was from Prim's and Percy's point of view. The group starts out in Singapore and heads to South America to save a weird species of vampire. And Carriger drops a big surprise at the end.

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
Competence | Gail Carriger
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I started this gem this evening and I‘m having a ton of fun with it already. I think this contains and f/f romance and I‘m already in love with all the characters since this is book three. Can‘t wait to read more!!

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nvhXesq
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Best book of the series so far. I laughed out loud many times! #tbr2019 #favoriteworlds

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ladym30
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Starting this today😍

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GivenLemons
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed and loved this book! It made me so happy and excited to read it every time I picked it up. Gail Carriger is a brilliant writer.

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orange.books
Competence | Gail Carriger
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I feel like I've only been able to read audiobooks lately?? It's annoying but oh well.
I love this series/universe so much!! I loved the development of all the characters, especially Prim and Percy. I can't wait to see what happens in the last book, and I wonder if there will be any more series in the universe?

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alanacristin
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Book mail! 😍✨💃 I'm so excited to catch up with Prudence 💘 and I'm obsessed with all the food truck books 😂 there's one more on my mommy-toddler TBR, but for now we're lifting flaps and discussing ingredients 🍕🍧🍓 #mommyreads #steampunk #babyreads #foodie #boardbooks #bookmail

britt_brooke Cute! 12mo
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WeeWeegieBookworm
Competence | Gail Carriger
Mehso-so

I love Miss Gail's work and I did enjoy this one but had to put it as "so-so" since for a book that's under 400 pages, it took me two months to read. I just couldn't get into it. I think I miss Alexia and Co. too much ? that being said, I do look forward to seeing what the next book holds. Hopefully, they spend more time in London ????

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Amie
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Mehso-so

Fun book, but I needed more plot and less banter. I don't know why but I can't seem to get into this series like the author's previous ones.

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Amie
Competence | Gail Carriger
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The way words are getting incorrectly hyphenated in this kindle book is bugging me. I read a lot of books on my kindle and don't recall seeing this before - maybe an odd one now and then, but it's frequent in this book.

heikemarie Maybe I‘m missing something - can you explain why they‘re incorrectly hyphenated? It looks like they‘re hyphenated when they break over a line, which I‘ve always thought was correct... the font is so big it seems to make more sense to hyphenate rather than push the whole word to the next line. Again, I‘m probably missing something! 14mo
CSeydel @heikemarie they should be hyphenated by the syllable. So for instance, “some-thing” rather than “so-mething” 14mo
heikemarie @CSeydel gotcha! 14mo
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CSeydel Un-known and pock-et. 14mo
CSeydel @heikemarie Here‘s an interesting post discussing English pronunciation vs hyphenation: https://sesquiotic.com/2013/01/09/hyphe-nation-hyphen-ation/ 14mo
JoyNorstrom Oh my! That‘s terrible. It would definitely irritate me too. 14mo
heikemarie @CSeydel I think I recall this from intro to linguistics in college, haha. I just assumed that the book was being auto-hyphenated as the font increased, not that someone or the program is incorrectly parsing syllables. Still annoying if it‘s a rule you‘re used to! 14mo
heikemarie @CSeydel as a specific example from the above, unknown is not incorrectly split in front of or behind an actual syllable break, it just is split where the space on the line ended regardless. 14mo
CouronneDhiver Does it get any better if you change the size of the font/print? 14mo
julesG @CouronneDhiver Same thought here. I don't think it's the book, it's just the Kindle breaking up the word at the end of the line. And the machine has only been told to add a hyphen/dash if that happens, but not to make sure that grammar rules are to be observed. 14mo
Amie @julesG @CouronneDhiver it's definitely a Kindle quirk and not the way the words would appear in a print book. It does change if I adjust the font size - with smaller font there are fewer hyphenated words but there are still some. It's just weird because I don't normally see it in Kindle books (and I always use this font size). 14mo
Amie @heikemarie it is just automatically happening because of the font size, but I don't normally see it like this on my Kindle books (and I always use this font size), so there's something weird with how the formatting is programmed. Unknown is incorrect: it has 2 syllables un/known and should be split between the n and k at a line break. 14mo
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DuckOfDoom
Competence | Gail Carriger
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The best kind of book for a day that started like hell. I read until 4am in the morning to finish it and fell asleep in an instant.
Gail Carriger is a mastermind. I really love the Victorian phrases and the banter between the characters. It always makes me smile

#sfftbrchallenge
#steampunk

Bklover Hope your day today is much better! 1y
DuckOfDoom @Bklover I think it will be! That's so kind of you 😊 1y
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Bookbeez
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Finished my audiobook as I got to work. I loved it! I knew that I would as Gail Carriger is one of my most favorite authors and I love all of her books. I loved the humor. I loved that the book was from the twins perspective. I loved the new discoveries. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Inspired by my Library's Adult Summer Reading Program I read 29 books in July.🤓
#stats #librariesrock #adultsummerreadingprogram

CatLass007 Love the hat. 1y
emilyhaldi Amazing!! 1y
MelissaSue81 That‘s so great!! 1y
julesG 👏👏👏 1y
Libby1 Yippee! ❤️📚❤️ 1y
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Bookbeez
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Working on my August journal spread while listening to Competence. I love everything in Gail Carriger‘s universe.

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Mandigolightly
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Competence by Gail Carriger

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A fun little romp. I enjoyed Prim and Percy‘s POVs much more than Rue‘s, but the adventure took a backseat to the romances. I really enjoy the self-made family trope in this spin-off

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DarcysMom
Competence | Gail Carriger
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#audiobook
#audible

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DarcysMom
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BookaholicNatty I could walk around the world with Gail Carrigers audiobooks!!!!! (edited) 1y
DarcysMom @BookaholicNatty Yes! They are fantastic!! 😍 1y
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theresidentromantic
Competence | Gail Carriger
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I'm baacckk! After a few weeks of caving into my depression, I'm trying to crawl back out of it and into my social media presence and crafting. I've been reading, still, but not what I should've been reading! I owe my #LMPBC group an apology, I'll get those books out to you asap. What really did it was yesterday, whoever posted a review for this book, THANK YOU. I haven't been actually, legitimately excited about a thing in about a month.

CouronneDhiver That sounds very difficult ... Welcome back 🙂 1y
vkois88 First, adorable purse. Bc it was important to get that out of the way. Second, don't feel bad about not being around. Depression is an awful thing to battle, and it is so much more important to deal with that than worry about books and a social media presence. A lot of us deal with the same thing (as well as many other issues), so we all understand. Take care of YOU! And enjoy that book ❤❤ *hugs* All that being said, we are glad you are back 1y
CoffeeNBooks Glad you're back! And great purse! 1y
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wanderinglynn Love your bag! ❤️ Welcome back! 👋🏻 1y
Miss_Shush Welcome back. Sending healing thoughts 1y
2BR02B Good to have you back! 1y
JoScho So glad you are back 💖😊 1y
Craftylikefox Happy to see you back 💕 1y
CoverToCoverGirl So glad you‘re back! {{ Hugs}} to you! 😊 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘m glad you‘re back. Don‘t forget we‘re here for you. Keep up the self-care! ❤️ 1y
Lynnsoprano Glad to see you back! 😘 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Welcome back! 🙅 (I think that's a hug emoji. I can't get used to my android phone😜) 1y
theresidentromantic @CouronneDhiver @vkois88 @CoffeeNBooks @wanderinglynn @Miss_Shush @2BR02B @JoScho @Craftylikefox @CoverToCoverGirl @QuietlyLaura @Lynnsoprano @MaleficentBookDragon Thank you all so much! My kitchen is clean and I'm trying really hard. Being on here is so important to me, because it helps me feel connected and a part of something bigger. I'm trying to be aware of that 💕 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Competence | Gail Carriger
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Plenty of tea and adventure in the Paraverse. Percy was especially delightful!
#steampunk #parasolprotectorate #custardprotocol ☂️🎩😽

DarcysMom I am really enjoying this one on audio! I keep craving fish tacos. 😂😂😂 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @DarcysMom I was listening and had to switch to Kindle to make sure they weren't Fish Tacos. 🤣 1y
SilversReviews What a lovely cup and saucer. 1y
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Blaire That is beautiful! What kind of tea? 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Blaire Simpson and Vail's Highland morn. I love the wee thistle. 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @SilversReviews Junk store find. Now I need to find another because it got broken. 😢 1y
SilversReviews @Crinoline_Laphroaig I hope you find one. 1y
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Mandigolightly
Competence | Gail Carriger
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A little high-glare beach reading

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DarcysMom
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tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻😊 1y
DarcysMom @whatshesreadingnow I love walking in the late afternoon/early evening. 😁 1y
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Mandigolightly
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😍 my afternoon is sorted

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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"Footnote greeted him upon arrival, the black-and-white tom rubbing his legs a few times in the classic cat fashion of this might be love or this might be attempted murder by tripping cleverly disguised as affection. Difficult to tell with cats. Percy, knowing his duty, gave Footnote the requisite head scratches and received a flop and minor ankle-nibble for his pains. ?

CoverToCoverGirl 😂❤️ 1y
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DarcysMom
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😁😁😁
#audiobook
#audible

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Daughter-of-words
Competence | Gail Carriger
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#bookmail #releaseday I‘m so excited for Kill the Farm Boy and Competence😆 and The Girl in the Green Silk gown is the sequel to Sparrowhill Road which I‘m reading now, it‘s about a hitchhiking ghost👻

WhatThePuck I love all of her books! 1y
JessLeigh Picked up a copy of Kill the Farm Boy at BookCon this year! Can't wait to dive into that one☺️ 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Y'all may have noticed I changed my user name from @missnavigation to my Parasol Protectorate name @Crinoline_Laphroaig
Say hello to my new friend @Mandigolightly
We met in @GailCarriger Parasol Protectorate Facebook page. ☂
#litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon

Mandigolightly You‘re so kind! ❤️🌂❤️ 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Mandigolightly That's one of the things I love about Litsy everyone is friendly. 1y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy @Mandigolightly! 🎉 I hope you love it here! 1y
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Mandigolightly @CoffeeNBooks thanks so much! 1y
jpmcwisemorgan I think mine is Corset_Taco, but I don‘t know if I want to change it yet. 1y
SilversReviews Welcome!! Love the dress and the “fluff” underneath. 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @jpmcwisemorgan Mine could have also been Corset Cheesy Girts or Crinoline Avocado Toast. But decided while my favorite food changes with the season my love of whisky stays. 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @SilversReviews Thank you! There was a moment in the evening when husband tried to set beside me for a picture and he said "there's just so much skirt." 1y
SilversReviews @Crinoline_Laphroaig 😎😎😎♥️♥️♥️ 1y
jpmcwisemorgan I love tacos all the time so it works! But yum to cheesy grits and avocado toast. 1y
Eggs Ohhhh that dress!!!! 1y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @Eggs The petticoat just makes it so special! 1y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Competence | Gail Carriger
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In honor of new @GailCarriger book coming out on July 17th; I wanted to change my username to my Parasol Protectorate Name. But every time I try, I get error code saying Username must be between 3 - 30 characters. I've counted several times. What's the ish? Can I get a little help @Litsy
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julesG My name would be Corset Cucumber or Corset Cream Spinach - both hilarious. 1y
Litsy Can you email Litsy@LibraryThing.com. Tel us your name and what you‘re trying to hanger it to, and we can troubleshoot. 1y
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