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Tender is the Night
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of "Tender is the Night, " "If you liked "The Great Gatsby, " for God's sake read this. "Gatsby" was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, "Tender is the Night, " is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness.
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ajmayorquin
Tender is the Night | F. Scott Fitzgerald
Panpan

I found this hard to read.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Mehso-so

I think maybe I simply do not enjoy the tragic romance genre. I don‘t relate to the appeal of this or Gatsby.

BkClubCare Yeah, this was a tough one for me, too. 11mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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The book was first published 1933 and a character who goes by Dick and is married to Nicole signs a note to a friend of theirs as being from Dicole.
Did F. Scott Fitzgerald invent “ship” names???

SRWCF I love this! 11mo
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SusanLee
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#falltreasures #lesserknownbook @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I have yet to read this but it‘s in Goodreads for this prompt! A tattered old copy given by a friend 😅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love old copies! 1y
SusanLee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks likewise! Old is gold, they say 😘 1y
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 1y
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Chab256
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Three classics that I really disliked!
#3Books

Scochrane26 I‘m not sure why I finished Tender is the night, maybe I used it for a book challenge. It was horrible & extremely boring! 2y
Chab256 @Scochrane26 I agree! I loved Gatsby, tho. 2y
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BkClubCare
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LibrarianChels
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“I don‘t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there‘ll always be the person I am to-night.”

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GatheringBooks
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JennyM
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#7days7books

Day 2: I adore this book.

7 books that left a deep impression on me.

BarbaraBB Great edition as well 😍 3y
JennyM @BarbaraBB it‘s a little worse for wear from so much loving 🥰 3y
ju.ca.no Oh I have this on my tbr at home, I hope I will get to reading it soon😍 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read this but I like the cover 👍 3y
TrishB Definitely much loved copy! 3y
jillannjohn One of my favs! 3y
TheBookHippie I love this book! 3y
Buechersuechtling One of the books I only know the title of. But, guess what, now I feel the urgent need to read it. #BlameItOnLitsy 😊 3y
CarolynM I liked it a lot too 3y
JennyM @ju.ca.no @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @jillannjohn @TheBookHippie @Buechersuechtling @CarolynM - I must have read it at least 10 times. I really love it! 3y
Rissreads I‘ve never read it, so I think I should fix that! How you doing? 3y
JennyM @Rissreads hi my lovely. We are good, thanks. Keeping our spirits up and getting into the home school routine. How are you and your family? Have you got all your kids back home with you? Hope all is well 😘 3y
Rissreads I just picked this book up at a secondhand book store, my boys needed some new books to read. That‘s one good thing to come out of ISO is them reading again! Reid and I will be back at school next week, he is in yr 11. Lane is doing Uni from home and Shannon is still in Melbourne. We have been binge watching Brooklyn 99 and playing some card/board games, which I love to do! I‘ve also been trying to get some jobs around the house done. 3y
Rissreads I have been dancing everyday as I set myself a challenge to dance for 100 days straight. Today is day 26! I‘m really enjoying it but I‘m not loosing any weight which is a bummer because I cannot stop eating everything in sight!!!!! Working again will fix that! Stay safe xxx 3y
JennyM @Rissreads I love this, Riss! A dance challenge is what I think we all need! Hope you go ok back at school. Mine are doing well with the challenge it all brings - I actually think they are quite enjoying the less hurried schedule and being home with the dogs 🐶 Enjoy the book when you get to it. 😘 3y
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jenniferw88
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Not really #aboutmentalillness but it does feature one. Also this is a postcard for the #litsylove challenge, not a book cover - decided to make a start on it. #magnificentmarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💌💗 3y
OriginalCyn620 I have this one but haven‘t read it yet! 3y
Ephemera Fitzgerald used his life with his wife Zelda as the seed for this book. 3y
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YOMFD
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Fitzgerald and love, a perfect combo! ✨

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kspenmoll
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#DearDecember #greencovers

@Suet624 What do you spy in the left bottom corner? !

Eggs Great selection💚📚💚 3y
Suet624 I've gone from my phone to my ipad to my computer and I still can't tell what it is!!! I'm intrigued though. 3y
Eggs Yes! Someone please tell me what it is 3y
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kspenmoll @Suet624 @eggs. It is truly hard to see. Small patch in lower right hand corner is a hint of a felt book mark Sue sent me a while back. Can you see it now? Little rounded orange brown print, some bluish green underneath. A small corner of the bookmark. (edited) 3y
Suet624 I do now!! 3y
kspenmoll @Suet624 ❤️ didn‘t mean to rope you into an I Spy or Where‘s Waldo type game!! 3y
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Awk_Word_Smith
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Trying to keep this sentiment ever-present in the forefront of my mind.

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Nymphette91
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That moment when the end of the day comes, no more chores to do, everything is quiet... And you grab your book and just keep reading in peace. Oh, that moment.

#WhatImReading #Relax #Readlax #SummerBooks
#BookLover

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toofondofbooks
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JennyM I so love this book. 3y
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CoffeeNBooks
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Saturday morning #coffeeandabook.

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CoffeeNBooks
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My next TBR Jar pick. #TBRJar

ephemeralwaltz LOVE this one! 4y
CoffeeNBooks @ephemeralwaltz I'd forgotten how much I love F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing style! 4y
TheShaggyShepherd I keep meaning to read this after I read a new release called Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda - it has their letters to each other in it and is so beautiful. 4y
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Cathythoughts We/I are so used to hearing the title of this book. But you know, isn‘t it a beautiful title 4y
CoffeeNBooks @IvoryLunatic I'll have to put that one on my TBR list! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
Scochrane26 It may be just me, but I barely made it through this book. I almost didn‘t finish, if it hadn‘t been a classic, I wouldn‘t have. 4y
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Schlinkles
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Mehso-so

Finally reading this further cements for me that Fitzgerald is just not my jam. I found all these characters rather unlikeable and while it‘s not necessary to like the characters in a book, it certainly makes reading it more pleasurable.

LapReader 😭I love it. 4y
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Schlinkles
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July‘s Tequila Mockingbird book club pick is another classic that I‘ve managed to have never read before now.

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Hestapleton
Tender is the Night | F Scott Fitzgerald
Bailedbailed

Okay so I started this one on audio and I like the story, but I‘m having a hard time focusing. I picked up a paperback copy, but the print is too small to read without my glasses. They broke last night and I can‘t afford new ones until August, so I‘m putting this one down for now!

Smrloomis Sorry your glasses broke! 😢 4y
Hestapleton @Smrloomis I mean, they‘re like 6-8 years old and needed replaced anyway. I wish they could have held on another month, but it‘s not a surprise. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
Smrloomis @Hestapleton yeah, 6+ years is a good run! Hope you can replace them with a good pair. 4y
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callielafleur
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Mehso-so

The beginning and the end were good, but the middle was kind of a narrative mush. I stuck with it because I love Fitzgerald's prose, but this took me like 2 months to get through. I probably should have just DNF'd.

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emilyhaldi
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Loving this spring weather 🙌🏻 After some yard work and gardening I can finally enjoy reading on my porch swing! This threeway situation between Nicole & Dick Diver and Rosemary Hoyt has some #taintedlove vibes....
#anglophileapril

Julsmarshall lovely cover! 4y
Mdargusch Fun! Pretty pansies 💜 4y
Reviewsbylola I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this one or not but I need to read some more Fitz! 4y
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Cinfhen Yeah, a three way usually leads to some tainted love 🙄your house looks lovely!!! Love the columns and a porch swing sounds 😇 4y
emilyhaldi Thanks ☺️😉 @Mdargusch 4y
rohit-sawant I'm hoping to start with this soon! 4y
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BestDogDad
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Mehso-so

I thought it was OK. Through the first third of the book I was uninterested but as I pressed on the plot began to darken and motivations of the characters became more evident. And everyone got more drunk and depressed and I became more interested. I didn't quite buy the ending.

Fun facts: I play basketball weekly at the high school F. Scott Fitzgerald attended: St. Paul Academy. Go Spartans!I‘ve spent many a night in F. Scott‘s theater.

Centique That‘s so cool to hang out at his high school - wow! 😍 4y
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Rachbb3
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Library book sale! 😍

#bookhaul

Bklover Good stuff!!!👍👍👍 4y
merelybookish Nice!! 4y
CarolynM Elizabeth Peters❤️❤️❤️ 4y
wordzie 😎😍 4y
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24in48
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New challenge up on the site! Tell us your favorite series for a chance to win. And don‘t forget to check past posts to see if your name was listed. Happy readathoning! #24in48

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GregZimmerman
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“Well, how can one tell what‘s eccentric and what‘s crazy?”

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toofondofbooks
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jenniferw88
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@IamIamIam I see your American Psycho in Humour and Entertainment and raise you Tender is the Night in Crime, Thriller and Mystery!

IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 That's great!!!! 4y
Reviewsbylola Definitely an interesting classification 🤔 4y
britt_brooke 😆 4y
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twohectobooks
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Panpan

Yet another #modernlibrarytop100 book that seemed a whole lot longer than it actually is. This book about a married couple and their various issues and infidelities felt so pointless and mostly lacked any kind of energy. There were very brief flares of beauty and insight but I was too bored to give them much notice. I really hope that Gatsby is better than this!

Notafraidofwords I‘m starting to think that is his only good book was Gatsby although I did enjoy the ending of the beautiful and the damned. 4y
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twohectobooks
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Very glad that “Baby” seems to have fallen out of favour as a nickname for adult women.

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twohectobooks
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Once I knew a man who fell in love with his nurse—

Is this Fitzgerald throwing shade at Hemingway?! #modernlibrarytop100

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Purrsistently
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“It was only a sunny little smile, and little it cost in the giving but like the morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

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twohectobooks
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Next up for #modernlibrarytop100 is a library book that smells like it‘s been doused in perfume. This could be an interesting reading experience.

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Tashreads
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Just in: Fitzgerald Penguin Classics 😍😍😍

thereadingowlvina Pretty pic! 🤗 4y
Bookcation74 Awesome picture! 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fab pic! 👌🏼 4y
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JennyM Ah sooo beautiful. Tender is the night is one of my favourite books of all time. 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely editions and I love this pic! 👍 4y
saresmoore I love these editions. 4y
LauraWeasley Oh, I love these editions and I really want them on my shelf but I haven't read any of Fitzgerald's books yet so I'm kind of hesitant... Beautiful picture! 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#poetrymatters #smile
Not a poem but it‘s poetic and beautiful. 💛

Cathythoughts ❤️ 5y
Tanisha_A Love it! 5y
batsy Ooh, well played 👍🏽 5y
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laurieluna 😍 this is lovely! 5y
LazyDays 💙👏 5y
tammysue ❤️ 5y
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JennyM
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15 | #HeatOfJuly #CrazyInLove

Fitzgerald used real letters his wife, Zelda, wrote during her breakdown in his fictionalised bestseller. Can‘t say I would have appreciated that if I were Zelda but the book is so good - my all time favourite and annual re-read.

Can‘t seem to tag you Cindy and Barbara.

LapReader I have a soft spot for both of them. 5y
JennyM @LapReader me too. I‘m fascinated with this era - Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Wharton, Pound. 5y
TrishB Tagging isn‘t working for a lot of people (me included!) Great pick 👍🏻 5y
Cathythoughts I havnt read this in many years. Must reread 5y
BarbaraBB Really? I still need to read it, I do have a copy. 😘 5y
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SLSbooks
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Pickpick

This one I will have to read again. Initially confusing, then compelling, then finally revealing. Anyone who is interested in Fitzgerald‘s complicated life will see it on display here. Was going to give it a so-so, but can‘t do it to him.

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Wilkie
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The beautiful back cover of my new/old copy of Tender is the Night. They don‘t make them like this any more! #ififell #heyjune

umbrellagirl And only .35 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa No they don‘t! That‘s gorgeous! 5y
Cinfhen Amazing 5y
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GypsyKat I‘m loving seeing your collection of old paperbacks! 😍 5y
Wilkie @gypsykat 21 vintage books arrived in the post today....I have a problem☺️ 5y
Wilkie @umbrellagirl We need to build a time machine! 5y
youneverarrived 😍😍 5y
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Wilkie
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A suggestion to all psychiatrists out there...do your best not to fall in love and marry your patient. #ifIFell #heyjune

blithebuoyant Is very bad idea. Very bad. XD 5y
Cinfhen Thirty Five cents!!!! 5y
GypsyKat Haha! For sure! 😂 5y
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jenniferw88
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Eggs My favorite flower 5y
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OhMeaghan
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Pickpick

This book is killing me. It‘s so good.

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OhMeaghan
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Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people‘s lives.

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OhMeaghan
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An overwhelming desire to help, or to be admired, came over him.

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ChloeTallis
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#7favesin7days 1/7*

*post a book you love each day for 7 days, without review or comment, with the hashtag #7favesin7days in your post so we can keep it going!

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this! If I‘m honest I didn‘t enjoy it as much as The Great Gatsby or The Beautiful and the Damned, maybe cause I read those when I was younger. I appreciated that this book seemed more reserved somehow, it had a slower, withdrawn kind of melancholy. I definitely want to read more Fitzgerald.

ephemeralwaltz I loved this one and Gatsby not as much! I‘m looking forward to the Beautiful and The Damned 5y
RaimeyGallant Nice review. 5y
Emilymdxn @ephemeralwaltz I really recommend the beautiful and the damned I loved it! 5y
Emilymdxn @RaimeyGallant thanks! 💖 5y
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Emilymdxn
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#25infive day four update! Such a busy day today - 2.5 hours in traffic, 1 hour shopping for clothes to wear to work, 1 hour tutoring, 1.5 hour on job applications and 4.5 precious hours reading! I split my time between listening to the tagged book and reading Flights on my kindle. That‘s 20 hours in all now, really hoping I manage the last five tomorrow!

Andrew65 Brilliant, especially with everything else going on! 5y
Emilymdxn @Andrew65 thanks!! I really need it to keep me sane with all the work stuff... 5y
Andrew65 @Emilymdxn Reading is my sanity amongst work stress too. 5y
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Emilymdxn
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‘Sometimes it is harder to deprive yourself of a pain than of a pleasure.‘

Oh Fitzgerald how do you do this to me.

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Purrsistently
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Clare-Dragonfly Beautiful ink! 5y
Purrsistently Thanks! 5y
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bookvixen
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Pickpick

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