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AiBBot

Joined May 2016

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Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Cancel everything! Busy reading!!!

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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If you are in the mood for an audiobook with no political intrigue, do not listen to this book. If you want to read a brilliant story about a woman who faces an empire as a new ambassador dealing with solving the murder of her predecessor, a faulty/sabotaged memory, and trying to save her home/space station, read this amazing book!!! I loved it so!

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The Dark Forest | Cixin Liu
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If you want a light fun read that will not leave you feeling like your soul has been stripped bare, do not read this book. If you want slow read full of space battles, engineering solutions/problems, human/alien psychology and possible strategies against an alien race who thinks of humans as bugs, read this brilliant book. I am exhausted.

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If you want a graphic novel with rainbows and unicorns, do not read this book. If you are looking for a story about robots/humans/aliens in space trying to determine whether to kill or not kill, read this gorgeous book.

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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If you are in the mood to read an Urban Fantasy based in Balzac, Alberta, do not read this book. If you love city of London and reading detective/police books full of wit and the supernatural, read this amazing amazing book!!! So much fun.

Liatrek Loved this one too! I can‘t wait to start the next one in the series. 3mo
julesG Great review! 3mo
AiBBot @julesG Thanks! 3mo
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AiBBot @Liatrek I am impatiently waiting for the audiobook of Moon over Soho and checking flights for another trip to London. 3mo
AiBBot @Liatrek I wonder if they do London walking tours related to the novels. That would be fun! 2mo
Liatrek @AiBBot That would be so cool if they did 😊 2mo
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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If you are looking for a book full of older adults who are not dead, annoying or broken, do not read this book. If you want a thrill ride (great action scenes) with young adults (geniuses, bounty hunters, extreme-world renown gamers) as they struggle to cope with their own issues whilst solving mysteries in the real and virtual worlds, read this fun book!

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Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng
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If you hate gothic novels written or based in the 1800‘s full of intrigue, horrific realizations/truths and Christian ‘High Church‘ driven theology within the framework of a Fae realm, do not read this book. If you want to read a book from an author who obviously loves the above mentioned themes and treats them with reverent and delicate respect to the point of giving you goosebumps/chills, read this amazing amazing book.

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If you are looking for a sci-fi book about an isolated person who does not rely on anyone, do not read this book. If you want to read how a group of individuals (humans/aliens/AI) end up on a spaceship and the communities they meet (not all friendly), read this amazing book! Amazing break/time read. On to the next one if this #Hugo winning series!

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If you want to read a story where the ‘noble‘ save the world, do not read this book. If you want a brilliant story where the thieves, shunned, sneaky, brave, and misfits race to solve a mystery and fight evil, read this amazing book.

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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If you hate to laugh and think humanity is great, do NOT read this #hugo2019 nominated book. If you want a story about Galactic music concert reality show being the only way to save Earth that is full of humanity-depreciating jokes and brilliantly diverse aliens, read this book. The photo is of the Flaming Lips‘ Wayne Coyne. Thank you Catherynne M Valente....Thank you.

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The Raven Tower | Ann Leckie
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If you are looking for an action pack and fast moving novel, do not read this book. If you are in the mood for a grandiose pondering of the mind of gods (ancient and patient vs young and impulsive) and their relation to humans and each other, read this epic book.

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If you are looking for a story where treating anyone as an object has no consequences, do not read this book. If you want to read a gorgeously drawn graphic novel that looks at the complex dynamics of rage/despair and how that effects how we treat others, read this book.

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If you want a book where people are not broken, do not read this book. If you are seeking an adventure with diverse characters, a deal with the devil, and a quest to be finished no matter what the cost, read this graphic novel.

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If you are in the mood to read a story not based in USA, do not read this book. If you want a creative story based the post-WWII Hobo culture with a fight ring, the Devil, action, and mystery, read this awesome graphic novel.

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Sexcastle | Kyle Starks
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If you in the mood for a graphic novel with a brand new concept, do not read this book. If you want to read a novel based on 80‘s action movies that will make you laugh and reminisce (if you are old enough), read this completely brilliant graphic novel.

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The Element of Fire | Martha Wells
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If you do not want to read a book full of magic, political intrigue, and complex characters, avoid this book. If you want to read a novel about kings and queens, surviving an abusive parent, manipulative friends turned enemies with seelie/unseelie courts thrown in the mix, read (or listen to) this amazing book!

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If you are in the mood to read a dark and intense romance, do not read this book. If you are in the mood to read a light and hilarious novel of the author‘s daydream of dating a famous actor, read this book. The ending is a bit weak as I find there is too much explaining of character‘s motivations but so many fun parts to read.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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If you in the mood for a book with straight forward timeline, do not read this book. If you in the mood for a book full of mystery, creativity, wonder facing a predetermined future and the fight to change it, read this book that is busting at the seams with magic.

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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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If you want a book where the good guys and bad guys are clearly defined, do not read this book. If you want to read a book full of messy relationships, loyalties, and ‘causes/revenge‘ where the real tragedy is the suffering and loss of the innocent, read this amazing book.

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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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Well...there goes gardening/adulting for a while.

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Kingdom of Copper | S A Chakraborty
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This is the best description of a #MotherBear. This book is so great. I wish there were more stories about women like this.

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Witchmark | C. L. Polk
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If you want a perfectly polished and sterile story, do not read this book. If you want to story full of brilliantly flawed characters in a complex political/hierarchical world where one witch, who has escaped enslavement by joining the army to become a doctor, returns from the horrors of war to find a mystery of corrupted souls in soldiers, read this delightful book.

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If you want a boring book with boring characters, do not read this book. If you want to read about starlight fuelled magic feuding lawyers epically fighting in the courts over the power/control/freedom of gods and their dominions/powers, read this series. Wow this book is amazing.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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If you want to read a novel where evil is evil and good is good, do not read this book. If you are ready for a book written 30 years ago that is full the joys/pitfalls/beauty of humanity and the indestructible power of friendship, read this hilarious book. I may have laughed out loud (scaring strangers) when listening to the explanation of UK currency.

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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If you are looking for a YA romance, do not read this book. If you are in the mood for a coming-of-age story where a girl who is straddles two worlds must unravel the mystery of her father‘s disappearance while discovering her own powers/history/future with a ragtag crew, read this great book.

AiBBot Not a very good picture of the ceiling sculpture in a bar in Lisbon...but I need one! 6mo
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Portugal | Dk Travel
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Portugal is so lovely. This book helped prep me but did not prepare me for the beauty.

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If you are looking for a story with simple problems and simple solutions, do not read this book. If you are ready to finish a dynamic story of a girl‘s journey through space back home to wrestle with others (years and years of strive/war/misunderstanding/greed/fear/power) and self (the toughest is resolving one‘s own internal battles) towards harmony and peace, read this book! May we all strive to be great Harmonizers.

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Null States: A Novel | Malka Older
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If you hate reading a story that starts a bit slow, do not read this book. If you want to continue to read The Centenal Cycle series with a second instalment that unravels a complex world wide political conspiracy full of amazing characters/heroes that ends with a gripping ending that make you want to run right now and get the next book, read this book! This book was my work-break read and therefore endured rugged handling/coffee treatment.

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The Devourers | Indra Das
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If you did not enjoy reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, do not read this book. If you want a erotic story based in India about shapeshifters devouring souls of humans while dealing with the power of change from struggling with desire vs possession vs love, read this book. If you are interested in a Highlander/Princess Mononoke/Muslim/Hindu/history professor/monster mash up, read this book.

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If you find historical novels tedious and too ‘real world‘ to deal with at the moment, do not read this book. If you are the mood to read about one of the first female lawyer/detective based in New York in the early 1900‘s who championed for the poor, immigrants and young women during a time when women were not even allowed vote, read this historical book.

AiBBot I almost bailed on this book numerous times. My rage towards how they treated her and the women around her....especially when she became middle aged....We have come so far in 100 years and yet, not so much. Oh the rage. 8mo
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If you are looking for a Sci-fi adventure from a North American/British perspective, do not read this book. If you want to be blown away by ideologies becoming mania/religion, social/eco injustice, sacrificing others out of fear and despair mixed in with physics, astrophysics, nanotechnology, and micro/multiple dimensions with Aliens thrown in this artistic mix, I think you should read this book. READ THIS BOOK!

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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If you want a short story, do not attempt this series or this book. If you are prepared for read (or commit 55 hours via audiobook) an intensely described world where various complex and angsty characters gain different ranges of super powers who all struggle with the effects of war, self doubt, being influenced by external forces and revelations which challenge established political/social view of honour, read this fun and long book.

TrishB This was my least fav in the series! 8mo
AiBBot @TrishB I agree with you. There was ALOT of inner turmoil and angst. It felt exhausting and frustrating to read those parts but that was probably the effect he was going for. 8mo
TrishB I‘ll probably still read next one, but thought this one was a slog... 8mo
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If you have difficulty reading about a young person being seduced by a predator, a woman choosing married to try to escape poverty and isolation in a traditional patriarchal society, and dragons (and humans) who are not born “healthy” or “viable” dealing with being abandoned/killed/shunned, do not read this book. If you can deal with a heart wrenching story full of self delusion and struggle towards self realization/hope, read this book.

AiBBot There is no resolutions to any issues by the end of this book. I feel exhausted and I need to read another light read before continuing this series that hits so close to home in so many ways. It is brilliant. 9mo
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Tool of War | Paolo Bacigalupi
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If you want a story where the future genetically enhanced individuals remain helpful slaves to humanity‘s whims, do not read this book. If you want a finale of a trilogy set in a world dealing with the rise of the oceans due to global warming and the creation of super warriors where one defies its forced “obedience” programming, read this book!

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Revenant Gun | Yoon Ha Lee
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If you want a sci-fi book that glorifies power and dehumanizes war, do not read this book. If you want to finish an amazing trilogy inspired by the fight against self promoting power maintained through terror of death to the non-compliant (heretics) on a calendar based ‘holidays‘/remembrances, one fucked up mission for eternal life, creators enslaving their creations, and the glories of Math, you should read this amazing book.

SailorMoon Ceiling of the Bellagio in Vegas? 😍 9mo
AiBBot Yes @SailorMoon I have never experienced anything like it. #chihuly is genius. I must go to Seattle soon. (edited) 9mo
SailorMoon He is!!! I was completely overwhelmed by such beauty!!! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love Chihuly! Was just showing someone my pics from his Seattle Garden + Glass site. His work is amazing! 9mo
AiBBot @BarbaraTheBibliophage Trip to Seattle In the works! 9mo
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If you want a peaceful story about a journey on a river, do not read this book. If you want to read a prequel of a trilogy that provides a rich mythology of the forces at work to either protect/nurture or control/manipulate a child with the added bonus of epic canoe escapes by two brave heroes, read this book.

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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie
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If you want a sci-fi book that is fast paced and glorifies war, do not read this book. If you want a book that glorifies free will, equal opportunity, incredible significant beings and being brave enough to move forward even though all the details/factors cannot be known, read this book.

Texreader Great review 9mo
AiBBot @Texreader Thank you. It is an amazing trilogy. 9mo
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Shards of Honour | Lois McMaster Bujold
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If you want to read a story that about beautiful teenagers, do not read this book. If you want to read about a #badass middle-aged woman (well, early early middle-aged) who falls in love with middle-aged man the during a military sci-fi adventure, read this book!

AiBBot I may be addicted to audiobooks. I just discovered I can borrow so many using my library card. I am in heaven. 10mo
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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If you do not want to challenge your presumptions/prejudice of yourself and your family, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about a woman‘s journey of self discovery by returning to the familiar with the purpose to challenge what was previously viewed as ‘correct‘ to discover truth, read this book.

FlowerFairy I absolutely love this photo 💜 10mo
AiBBot @FlowerFairy It is from the Canada House in London. I was extremely lucky to get a tour! That is my favourite view from it. 10mo
FlowerFairy Wow!!! It‘s beautiful 😍 10mo
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Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie
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Wow. If you want to read a book where AI does not possess freewill, do not read this book. If you want to read about an 2000 year old AI who agrees to be sent on a mission by a fragmented ruler to champion equality in order to protect society from the horror that unrestrained privilege produces, read this amazing book. I also want to buy a new tea set, listen to more music and read poetry.

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If you want a delightfully sweet fairytale, do not read this book. If you want a dark and heart wrenching fairytale/parable with twin sisters to finish during a blood moon lunar eclipse, you should read this awesome book.

AiBBot That may be the worst picture of the lunar eclipse ever. 10mo
esurient @AiBBot It's maybe not clear that it is a photo of the eclipse, but it is a great photo of the moon in the trees. It looks like a floating pearl. 10mo
AiBBot @esurient It totally does! Thanks! 10mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk The picture compliments the book nicely. 10mo
AiBBot @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Perfect timing! 10mo
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The Hallowed Hunt | Lois McMaster Bujold
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If you want a fast-moving easy read, do not read the book. If you are in the mood to finish a brilliant political/spirit animal/theological heavy/royal court fantasy murder mystery with the most hilarious scene that includes an Ice Bear, you should read this book. #hugoaward

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Part of a series or no? 10mo
AiBBot Yup. @TobeyTheScavengerMonk She won Best Series at the Hugo 2018 with World of Five Gods Series. It was a great. This was the last one of the Series. 10mo
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The Grey Bastards: A Novel | Jonathan French
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If you are tired of reading a book where the women are either whores/rape victims, wet-nurses/childcare providers/bedwarmers, or a warrior (who has to prove worthy while still being sexually attractive) with an INCREDIBLE amount of references to vaginas and penises (I almost made it a drinking game but I was worried about my liver), do not read this book. If you want to read a predictable old school D&D GM-turn-writer campaign, read this book.

AiBBot I have read other reviews. I agree with the comment that it uses a “locker room” kind of banter. 10mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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If you want to read a boring story, do not read this book. If you want to read about how the fates of two mystical creatures become intertwined while in New York in the 1900‘s (I want to go on a Golem and Jinni New York walking tour), you should read this delightful book.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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If you want to read a novelette about a girl who is too scared to leave home and who ignores her dreams, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about a brave young woman who uses math, logic and kindness to conquer her own fears and therefore transforms into a peacemaker/harmonizer, you should read this book. #hugoaward

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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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If you want a graphic novel to read with your young children, this book is not appropriate! If you want an intense read with adult content, sorrows, and the shit that life sometimes throws at you (if you and your loved ones were being hunted and you were escaping capture and torment by flying around on a spaceship full of refugees that become like family), then read this book.

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Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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If you are in denial of requiring reading glasses, you will be tormented by this graphic novel. If you finally face reality and purchase the appropriate eyeglasses, you will be able to discover a gorgeously drawn and written journey of a girl fighting/merging with an inner demon. You should read this book and aging sucks.

esurient I sympathize. It's good to hear the new specs are working out! 10mo
AiBBot @esurient Thank you. It is a bit embarrassing how long it took me. Reading it to important to waste time in denial. 10mo
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If you want a book with perfect parents, do not read this book. If you want a book fraught with gods vs magic conflict and desperate choices that ends in an epic battle, you should read this book.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Looooooove this series! This one comes next for me. Are you going publishing order or title order? 10mo
AiBBot I bought the first five of the series in a bundle on my Kobo. Thank goodness for sales! @TobeyTheScavengerMonk It is a fabulous world. 10mo
AiBBot And in reviewing the previous posts connected to this book, I learned it from you! @TobeyTheScavengerMonk 10mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk That made me smile! So glad you enjoyed it! 10mo
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Paladin of Souls | Lois McMaster Bujold
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If you want to read a book about how a middle aged woman who ends up enslaved by her families‘ expectations and her own perceived uselessness, do not read this book. If you want to a story about how a middle aged woman finally get to reach her epic potential when finally released from her duties of wife/widow, mother, and daughter, read this inspiring book! May our lives continue to adapt, grow, and be full of love! #hugoaward

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I tried. I might try again another time.

AthenaWins That title is too intriguing. Lol 11mo
AiBBot @AthenaWins I know!!!! 11mo
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