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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | Mark Twain
Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur's utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic.
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AshleyHoss820
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I have a love-hate relationship with Twain. however, I‘m saying pick b/c I think this is important to the Arthurian tradition. Railing against medieval mania, Twain seeks to de-glorify the Dark Ages. Is Hank a pretentious douche? Yes. Did I laugh out loud more than once? Yes. This sets up future generations of Arthurian tales that we adore today. Once the legend didn‘t have to be taken so seriously and reverently, it could really take on new life.

rabbitprincess Is that Bing Crosby?! 4w
AshleyHoss820 @rabbitprincess Yes indeed it is!!! 😊 4w
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ulrichyumiodd
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The book is SO long. The chapters themselves are very short, so we get a glimpse of an element of the plot, then often quickly skip to a new one. While I understand and enjoy the satire, it did become repetitive to see “the Boss” making fun of the Middle Ages again and again and again by proving that he was superior to everyone else. I liked the end, but it is slightly confusing and seems to negate what we already knew about magic.

suzisteffen I read this book SO MANY TIMES as a kid. And I loved it! But now ... yes, I see what you‘re taking about. 5mo
ulrichyumiodd @suzisteffen To be fair, it is part of a reading list for my PhD exams, so I couldn‘t just put it down and come back to it later. I feel it might have been a “pick” in a different situation. 5mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nineteenth century New Englander Hank Morgan bonks his head and time travels to King Arthur‘s court. Once he realizes that by default he‘s the smartest man on earth, he aims to take over the kingdom by applying his modern knowledge. Twain created a brilliant stroke of satire, early genre bending, and one of the first time travel novels, but it‘s just SO long. I had to speed up Offerman‘s (always fabulous) narration just to get through.

RealBooks4ever Nick Offerman narrates?! Oh golly, now I have to decide between paper or Nick... paper... or... Nick... 🤔 💜 9mo
britt_brooke @RealBooks4ever Definitely Nick! He does an amazing job with all of the characters. Such a brilliant narrator. He also narrates Tom Sawyer! 9mo
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Lcsmcat
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LoverofLit
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Mehso-so

This was a slight miss for me. While the themes of injustice and slavery in this book show how far ahead Twain was for the time he was alive and there were some decent lines that stuck in my head, my mind had a tough time not wandering and it took about a third of the book, 5 hours or so, before I started getting interested in the story.

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LoverofLit
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LoverofLit
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Hello again Mr. Offerman. I have missed your honeyed voice.

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EllanaRose
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Loved this! 12 hours to go and I'm already reading the next book.
#24in48 #AudioOnly #DamnYouMigraine

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EllanaRose
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I need to sleep. Really enjoying this! Went into it expecting a children's book but wow was I wrong.

#24in48 #AudioOnly #DamnYouMigraine

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EllanaRose
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#24in48 #AudioOnly #DamnYouMigraine
Going well so far, 19hrs 36 to go

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EllanaRose
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Starting soon! #24in48

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TracyReadsBooks
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Right next door to Harriet Beecher Stowe‘s house was the residence of Samuel L. Clemens (otherwise known as Mark Twain). I used our stop as an excuse to buy a really cool edition of the tagged book which is my favorite of Twain‘s works. I highly recommend visiting both houses if you are ever passing through Hartford CT. A very interesting day—and a huge thanks to the husband who totally let me geek out about books & authors for an afternoon.

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jlondon1963
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I forgot how much I loved this story. The audio version read by Nick Offerman had me laughing he pulls off the perfect amount of snarkiness!

Avanders Hiya lady! Hoping you haven't moved..... have you received anything from me? 😬 (hope it wasn't lost in the mail!) 1y
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ReadZenRites
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This 1917 edition of Mark Twain‘s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur‘s Court” is a #novel. This copy is barely being held together by its binding, the “limp leather” cover having deteriorated to flakes.

#OldCoolBooks #novel

tammysue Wow! Very nice! 2y
Slajaunie Love old books! 2y
ReadZenRites Thanks @Slajaunie & @whatshereadingnow 😊💕I chuckle every time I see that “limp leather” description!😁 2y
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Linsy Love that illustration! 🙌 2y
Linsy @ReadZenRites 😆 It is a great description! 2y
ReadZenRites Thanks @Linsy 😊💕 2y
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LeahBergen
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A 19th-century New Englander finds he has travelled back in time to King Arthur‘s England.

(A gift from the wonderful @DeborahSmall 😘).

#Time
#MayLovesClassics
#LitsyClassics
#FolioSociety

Aimeesue 😍😍😍 2y
emilyhaldi Love this cover ! ❤️ 2y
Robothugs What a cool edition! 2y
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tammysue ❤️ 2y
DeborahSmall Great pic 😘 2y
ApoptyGina69 I still@haven‘t read all@of@Twain, but this one was my mom‘s favorite and my dad‘s was 2y
ApoptyGina69 What is wrong with my thumb? And all those @s?!? 🤭 2y
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 2y
LeahBergen @ApoptyGina69 Your thumb! 😂😂 And I haven‘t made it through all of Twain yet, either. 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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#OldCoolBooks #yellowedpages I don‘t even know where I found this well loved (beat up)Twain.Its pages have yellowed for sure.I like to think back in the day the whole family read it ending in its worn look.

Linsy What a cover!!! 😍😍😍 2y
Leftcoastzen @Linsy Yay ,olden days!I love that the trim size of novels was bigger then , 7x9 inches. 2y
LeahBergen Ooo! 😍 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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This book is gold; it cracks me up! 😂 I can‘t wait for @Snikt6 to listen to the Audible version by Nick Offerman. #hello #AdelesMayMashup

vkois88 Nick Offerman?? I may have to look it up!! 2y
amber_ldsmom @vkois88 I know, right? So awesome! 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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#asylum #QuotsyApril18
I love Mark Twain‘s sense of humor!

TheBookKeeper I read this as a teenager and loved it. I only just realized who wrote it. Thank you 2y
amber_ldsmom @TheBookKeeper You‘re welcome! 😊 2y
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amber_ldsmom
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He arrived, looked me over with a smiling and impudent curiosity; said he had come for me, and informed me that he was a page.
“Go ‘long,” I said; “you ain‘t more than a paragraph.”

#QuotsyApril18 #insult

TK-421 😄 2y
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ulmannc

"In a good book room you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom in all the books through your skin, without even opening them."

I guess I'll add the ones that fall into the quote above.

Thomas Macaluso Books would fit but we lost a wonderful man and book seller about 2 weeks ago.

Macmanus Books

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Book Barn, West Chester PA although the inventory is getting a bit thin.

Linda Lebsack Books, Denver CO.

ulmannc Copy and paste is a bit hard. I'll keep trying This Is how it works when I use the stylus. 2y
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LoverofLit
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@britt_brooke How did Audible know about your post and my interest from yesterday?!?! 😮😮😮😨😨😨

britt_brooke I can never decide if these things are awesome or creepy! 😆 2y
LoverofLit Haha @britt_brooke Right there with ya! 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Today I‘m sharing my cuppa with a mana-tea. I love the bad pun, really.

BarbaraJean Love it! I have a Tea- tanic in my tea. ☕️🚢😆 2y
Tamra 😂😂👌🏾 2y
tammysue 😂💕 2y
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SandyW I wanted to thank you for posting all these, I never would have known able them otherwise. I put in a request with hubby for some birthday presents. 😀🎁🎂 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @SandyW OMG, she doesn‘t have those! Shame we live outside the US, the shipping would be crazy. 😔 Hope your husband helps you start a collection 😂 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @BarbaraJean we need that one!! 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Back to book club book, because it‘s not reading itself and I gotta finish it.

starlight97 Omg is that a sloth? 😍 2y
JoScho I have that same adorable little sloth ❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ your mug and sloth! 😊 2y
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kgriffith I have the sloth too 😍 2y
tammysue Oooh I love that little guy❣️ 2y
SandyW I'm going to be so bummed when you run out of tea strainers! 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @starlight97 yup, an adorable one at that too 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @rubyslippersreads cute and cuter, right? 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @kgriffith it‘s adorable! 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @SandyW I‘ll have to get more 2y
Litsi Love this book! 2y
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TheAnitaAlvarez
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My book club is reading this book and I‘ve never liked Mark Twain, but this is what we voted for.

mdhughes72 You‘ve never liked Mark Twain? 2y
CaraLiane I listened to the audiobook recently. I enjoyed a lot of it but it ran way too long for me. It was witty writing and might have been a favorite had it been condensed by a third to half. As it was, the idea behind it lost its freshness by the end. (edited) 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @mdhughes72 nope, I read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in HS, didn‘t particularly enjoy them, and basically never read him again. Maybe it‘s because I‘m not from the US 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
TheAnitaAlvarez @CaraLiane so far, it‘s sort of interesting... but I‘m reading it with attention to potential discussions topics, so I‘m actively looking for something to become interesting 2y
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Gezemice
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In this satirical send-up of medieval society and culture, Mark Twain transports a nineteenth century man, his knowledge and ideals to King Arthur's court. While skewering the tales and customs of the day, he makes a stance against the abuse of the downtrodden by the priviliged, and against the slavery. There is adventure, creative use of technology and language, a king in disguise, knights and damsels. It drags in parts, but fun overall. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Sarah83
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#LitsyAtoZ letter Y @BookishMarginalia

The idea behind the book is great. Twain suggests, if former democracy can resist in a time, where kings and knights are established. Can mankind be fixed up with radical new ideas and behaviours?
It was a interesting book, but it was partly boring. Descriptions were to long and some ideas didn't fit for my taste. But next year = next Twain. I will read one for #litsyclassics 💞

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Sarah83
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Having another ride, so I invest the time for another #LitsyAtoZ. It's my Letter 'Y'. In German it is called 'Ein Yankee an König Artus' Hof.
As I travel by train, I bought a milk roll with chocolate chips. 😍

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The.Book.Drunkard
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KCorter
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Lcsmcat
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The Twain was the first time-traveling book I ever read, and the Niffenegger the latest. #timetravel #sizzlinsummerbooks @Tiffy_Reads

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Leniverse
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It is here! My precious! My first Folio book, courtesy of the loveliest @DeborahSmall 😍😘 It has been languishing in a sorting office for over a week, due to a Royal Mail computer error, but now it is safely here and I'm high on new book smell. Thank you once again, Deborah, and for the really neat bookmarks too!

LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
DeborahSmall Just seeing this now! So happy it arrived in one piece ❤️❤️ 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I lucked out with #FolioSociety free book that came with my latest Fairy book - I loved this strange & hilarious & biting Mark Twain book in college. And a wrap-around cover design always amuses me 💕
#FolioFreaks

LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
Reviewsbylola Great cover! 2y
TheLondonBookworm You and your enviable folio collection 😍 2y
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DeborahSmall
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#foliogiveaway2 and the winners are @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @Leniverse @LeahBergen send your address to me @ deborahhill1422@yahoo.com ❤️👍📚

Leniverse Oh wow! 😍 But... I never win anything! 🙀😃Woohoo! Thank you, thank you! 😁👏 2y
Suet624 Congrats to all of you!! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Wow, so lucky! Congrats all! 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Neat! This made my day! 2y
LeahBergen What?!?! Yay!!!!!!! I'm so excited. Thank you so much! 😘😘 2y
DeborahSmall @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @LeahBergen you're welcome! My pleasure guys. Will post on Thursday when I'm next in town 😘❤️️ 2y
Jess_Read_This @TobeyTheScavengerMonk @LeahBergen @Leniverse 🎉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🎉Congrats!!! 2y
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Thanks, @DeborahSmall for your very generous offer to give away this lovely book! #foliogiveaway2

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Caterina
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What a gorgeous edition! And the book itself is one of my brother's favorites! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! #foliogiveaway2 @DeborahSmall

HardcoverHearts Folio society books make my knees weak. 2y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I rarely enter giveaways because if I win I have to find the space to put the book! But winning this would be worth it. #foliogiveaway2

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Leniverse
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#Foliogiveaway2 with deadline sometime Saturday. (I can't work out how to repost, and the screenshot cut away both half the pictures and text.) See the lovely and generous @DeborahSmall for details.

tpixie Yes one more option for that arrow at the bottom right should be to repost on Litsy, not just FB and Twitter 2y
tpixie ( ooo there's a copy option) 2y
Leniverse @tpixie Oh! So there is! But that will likely still just make it a picture that then has to be squared, I think. 🤔 I'll have to experiment. 2y
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tpixie @Leniverse well and it ended up just being a link?? 2y
Leniverse @tpixie Yeah. Direct link to the post. Which is handy at times, but useless for reposting purposes. We should ask the @Litsy team for a repost option! 2y
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TrishB
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Wow 😱😱😱 another fab folio give away from @DeborahSmall
#foliogiveaway2

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Betty
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Wonderful of @DeborahSmall to do a #FolioGiveaway2. Lovely volume!

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Boghunden
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Kalalalatja
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This sounds like so much fun - the awesome @DeborahSmall is doing a #foliogiveaway2, and I am excited! 👏

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Seshat
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OrangeMooseReads
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DivineDiana
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Thank you @DeborahSmall for the opportunity! I am yearning for a Folio of my own! #foliogiveaway2

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LeahBergen
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#FOLIOGIVEAWAY2
I'm entering this one FOR SURE!!!
Thanks for always being so fabulous, @DeborahSmall . 😘

Crystalblu Is that Stedman art?! 2y
LeahBergen @Crystalblu I think the illustrator is David Hughes? 2y
DeborahSmall @Crystalblu I thought at first glance it was Steadman too but as Leah said it's David Hughes. Some hilarious illustrations 2y
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Redjewel_7734
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#foliogiveaway2 This would be a beautiful thing to win 😍 Thanx so much for the opportunity @DeborahSmall

Sydsavvy Oh I want this! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Sydsavvy me too!!!!!!!!! 2y
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Jas16
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I didn't throw my hat in the ring last time it this time I cannot resist. Such a beautiful edition. Thank you so much @DeborahSmall for this opportunity. #foliogiveaway2

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DarcysMom
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The sweet and lovely @DeborahSmall is giving a lucky person this beautiful #folio! #foliogiveaway2
If you aren't following her, you really ought to.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Another one? 😍😍😍😍 Thanks for sharing the love @DeborahSmall
#foliogiveaway2

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Aninski
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Oh, another one! Thanks again, @DeborahSmall 😍#foliogiveaway2