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BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage

Joined May 2016

Blog: https://linktr.ee/barbara_searles | Phage = from the Greek: φαγεῖν (phagein), "to devour" | Co-Host for #Booked2019 Reading Challenge
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1. I just seeing love my irises in bloom right now. Plus my recent bookish activities have been fun!
2. Work Saturday, plus some reading time. Wine tasting event with friends on Sunday. Maybe a cookout on Monday. My family plans at the last minute!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Recommended4Reading 1. Cleared off the back deck and enjoying the view of my trees...
2. Hosting book club Saturday, reading Sunday, and I'm assuming picnic on Monday at mother-in-laws (my family plans at the last minute too!)
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Megabooks Your irises are beautiful! 3h
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Thursday's Child | Sandra Brown
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#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary @Cinfhen @TheSpineView (thx for the tags 😘)

1. Maybe a Litten Meetup?? Some extra grandkid time — and we just got our A/C recharged so I‘m ready!
2. City of Girls from Elizabeth Gilbert
3. Watermelon
4. Record high is 103 F (in 2011) 🤯
5. How about some new followers: @fancynancy_reads @ulrichyumiodd @JMEdwards ?!?!?

TheSpineView You're most welcome! I am always open for a meet. Wouldn't it be fun to plan a meet up a year in advance! Like a book reading cruise or a warm destination in the winter. 20h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheSpineView I think we should definitely have a convention or a cruise!! 20h
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Recommended4Reading 1. Time on my backyard deck
2. Haven't decided yet (TBR list is getting long!)
3. Watermelon (as well!)
4. 103 (1988)
5. Still making them! (new)
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Recommended4Reading Thanks for playing along! You can also screen grab a post like this and use that as the image on a post of your own. No pressure, just a helpful hint for another time. 😘 19h
laurenslibrary Thanks for playing! 💛🧡 18h
Cinfhen A little meetup sounds great 😉 12h
Recommended4Reading @BarbaraTheBibliophage I don't know how to grab a post and use as an image...yet. Litsy is so new to me. What I will say about Litsy...the people are so friendly!!! I'm really enjoying it! 7h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Recommended4Reading I understand. And yes, we are generally a really friendly bunch! If you follow @Chelleo you‘ll find some links on her page to how-to videos. I‘m pretty sure one is about grabbing posts and making images. 7h
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The Pearl Diver: A Novel | Sujata Massey
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I couldn‘t resist. I‘m sure you‘re not surprised (especially @LeahBergen ). Here‘s my haul from half-price day at our biggest library book sale of the year. By the third day it‘s pretty picked over, so pickings were slim. Got all of these for just under $7. And the tagged one is signed. #bookhaul #librarybooksale #readerswhocantresist #myshelvesareoverflowing #somuchforreadingwhatiown #heyatleasttheywerecheap

BarbaraTheBibliophage @MayJasper Yay—it gets good ratings but I‘d rather know what a friend thinks. Thanks! 1d
MayJasper Also very good is 1d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @MayJasper 👏🏻📚♥️ 1d
MayJasper I have not read The Aviator's Wife but I love that font on the spine. It is calling to me. Pick me up 😆 1d
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 I can‘t love this enough. 1d
Rachel_nyc Nice! I have had London sitting on my shelf for far too long. Am hoping to get to it later this year...or maybe in 2020! 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen ♥️📚♥️📚 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Rachel_nyc I have Paris also. I‘d like to get at least one read this year! 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MayJasper It is a cool font. 1d
Rachel_nyc @BarbaraTheBibliophage I liked Paris, especially the involvement of the building of le Tour Eiffel! 19h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Rachel_nyc Thanks—I‘m glad to know that! 19h
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The “naive conception” is how we currently define misogyny—a man or men who hate all women. Manne makes a compelling case for a different definition. I‘ve been underlining a LOT. And reading any given sentence multiple times. This is intense.

#nfornonfiction @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill @daniwithtea

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh, that‘s good! 2d
tjwill I think I‘m going to love this one. 2d
SW-T Very good point. 2d
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Gillyreads Sounds like a great book 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tjwill I think you both will LOVE the book, even though the content is very dense and academic. Just start it early in the month. Can‘t wait to read everyone‘s comments after too! 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SW-T She really has a unique way of looking at misogyny. 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gillyreads It definitely is! 1d
Leftcoastzen Which makes me think of the feminist classic 18h
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I was so busy posting about the #gburgbookfest talks that I forgot to show you what I bought. Politics and Prose (famous DC bookstore) has a *big* tent at the festival. I limited myself to three books—it was hard! Since I shopped early the selection at the freebie #ARC table was still pretty great! I‘m super excited about the McMahon too! #bookhaul

Leftcoastzen I love Politics and Prose! 4d
Graciouswarriorprincess I love that bookstore too! I miss home sometimes. 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Leftcoastzen @Graciouswarriorprincess Someday I‘ll make it to the actual store! 4d
Graciouswarriorprincess @BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s a must visit along with Kramer books and also Busboys and Poets. 4d
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 4d
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Lancaster Public Library | Lancaster, PA (Library)
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I won‘t go the library book sale this year.
I won‘t go the library book sale this year.
I won‘t go the library book sale this year.
I won‘t go the library book sale this year.

Trying to #readwhatIown. But it isn‘t easy.

I won‘t go the library book sale this year.
I won‘t go the library book sale this year.

wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 I‘m rooting for you, but I‘m not sure I could be that strong. 😉 4d
taraWritesSci I'd say that you got this, buuuuut... I support a change of heart just the same. 🤭 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @wanderinglynn Thanks. Trying to save $$ to travel more. 4d
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wanderinglynn I say that I‘m going to save money for travel too. Then I just placed an order at Thriftbooks & Book Outlet. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @taraWritesSci I know ... thanks! (edited) 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @wanderinglynn Haha. Yes. I hear ya! 4d
blondie Good luck! I somehow only got 4 books from the last one here. Yet, I'm going to the library today to check out some books rather than reading my own.🙄 4d
DivineDiana Cheering you on! Actually, I did refrain from going to the Library Sale this year. Surprised myself! But in all honesty the huge Church Garage Sale was the week before and I went a little crazy 🤪buying books! So I was somewhat satisfied. 😉 4d
LibrarianJen Good luck resisting temptation! 4d
Eyelit Good luck!! 🍀 4d
CoverToCoverGirl Resistance is futile! LMAO 😂 😊 4d
BookwormAHN Good luck and if your resistance fails maybe only bring so much cash so to limit yourself. 4d
LeahBergen Show us what you bought at the library sale. 😆😆 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @blondie That‘s not many—and checking out books isn‘t *that* bad ... really! 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana Right? There are actually a lot of library book sales. This is just the most massive. Made it all day without going! Two more days of denial to go. 🙄 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @librarianjen @Eyelit @CoverToCoverGirl Thanks ... so far I skipped one day of three. 🙄 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookwormAHN Actually, I do always pay cash for exactly this reason! 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen LOL. Oh ye of little faith. I am about to post what I bought this weekend. Not at the sale. Full freaking price but signed at the book fest. So, there goes my budget! 🤫🤫 4d
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Pickle's Progress | Marcia Butler
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This is about four NYC residents who are deeply damaged and fundamentally unlikable. Be warned. But I like that kind of thing if it‘s well written and full of curveballs. This one is. The author clearly loves her city, but like these relationships, it has an ugly underbelly. I‘m glad I was only a tourist in their lives!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Plus I got to meet the author yesterday and she‘s lovely!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

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Strange Practice | Vivian Shaw
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Sometimes a book you unexpectedly loved (The tagged one) is written by an author willing to really engage with the audience and interviewer. Now I‘m more excited than ever to read Dr. Greta Helsing Book 2, Dreadful Company. Thanks Vivian Shaw! (p.s. She‘s on the right.) #gburgbookfest

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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir | Joshua David Stein, Kwame Onwuachi
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We loved Chef Kwame Onwuachi on Top Chef, and I‘ve heard good things about his book. The conversation he had with Dr. Michele L. Simms-Burton was wide-ranging and honest. He talked about being a young chef, a Black chef, and about his decision to go to The Culinary Institute Of America. Plus, how he paid for it by catering. He‘s an up and comer that I hope can stay strong in the food scene. Now I MUST read his book! #gburgbookfest

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Adding to my unintentional Paris / France theme yesterday was this #gburgbookfest talk with author Lynne Olson and critic Bethanne Patrick. Olson just published the tagged book. It sounds absolutely fascinating and I already tracked it down in Scribd Sweet like a macaron!
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#gbf #bookfestival #authortalk #bookblog #bookblogger #madamefourcadessecretwar #lynneolson

tpixie Cool in many ways! I‘m just finishing up The Alice Network which is about women spies during World War I! It is a fantastic read! (edited) 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tpixie Oooh. I have that one—great suggestion! 5d
tpixie @BarbaraTheBibliophage so glad you got to go to this event!! Last year I went to #NatBookFest and it was amazing! 5d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @tpixie I‘d like to the #NatBookFest also. But I‘d stay in DC overnight rather than drive/Metro it all in one day. Not sure when, though. It always seems to be over Mr. B‘s birthday weekend. 5d
tpixie Yes it‘s over Labor Day weekend. Someday I want to do the NYC #BookExpo & #BookCon I was hoping to this year, but a colleague at work left this Spring, so I‘m holding down the fort until a replacement comes in August! Can‘t go to NatBookFest this year - my daughter is due to have twins in October. I‘d hate if I were gone and they came really early! Oh well, it‘s always good to have wants!! 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tpixie I‘d love to do those NYC book shows. But it‘s just SO expensive to stay up there. Maybe someday ..: 5d
tpixie @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes - money 💰 is a sad deterrent! 5d
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Abby Maslin, author of the tagged book, is in the middle. She‘s in conversation with Adele Levine, who wrote Run, Don‘t Walk about her experience as a physical therapist at Walter Reed. And on the right is Michael Scadron who self-published Two Mountains: Kilimanjaro to Quadriplegic and Back. They have three perspectives on traumatic injury—caregiver, patient, and medical professional. All very inspiring! #gburgbookfest

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I‘m getting on the road today and headed to this book festival on the grounds of Gaithersburg‘s City Hall. It‘s about two hours away and just jam packed with great authors. I‘m on a book buying ban, so let‘s also see how disciplined I am about actually NOT going home with a thousand books.

#roadrip #gburgbookfest #GBF2019

Jerdencon Have a great time! 6d
Cathythoughts Have a great time 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
Morr_Books Gaithersburg in Maryland? I lived there for a couple years. Have fun! 6d
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CoverToCoverGirl That‘s sounds like an amazing adventure! 6d
Leftcoastzen The line up looks great ! I wondered if a Litten was going.So much to do at these events! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Jerdencon @Cathythoughts @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CoverToCoverGirl It was great fun—commencing many pictures from my day! 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Morr_Books Yes, Maryland. It seems like a great town, but I‘ve only been there for the Festival. 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Leftcoastzen The lineup was so good! I had trouble choosing which talks to attend! And the authors were literally fabulous. 📚♥️👏🏻 6d
tpixie @BarbaraTheBibliophage awesomeness!!! 🥳📚🥳 5d
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. David Litt‘s memoir about Obama‘s White House
2. Hanging out with our grandson now that‘s he‘s home from college for summer
3. After our trip, I‘d say French but really, I can‘t choose ... 🤷🏼‍♀️
4. I have 17, although three have passed away
5. Heading over to the hashtag to find posts!

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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn #belatedpost

1. Watching the kids in my life grow up and become amazing people
2. Any kind of cleaning
3. Carefree days with literally NO responsibilities
4. Office work
5. My dad taught me (repeatedly) about budgeting and living within your means

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💛 7d
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Pickle's Progress | Marcia Butler
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Been working my way through this ARC, which was published in April. I liked the author‘s harrowing memoir, but am really hoping this isn‘t quite as dark. So far, it is dysfunctional relationships with some dark humor. And a dog call The F‘ing Doodles (except the author spells it out)!

#picklesprogress #newyorkcitystory #nycstory #arc #netgalley

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Joanna Guest compiled the myriad notes she and her brother received from their dad. He created a note—with both writing and art—almost every day during their school years. He wants them to grow into good people who love themselves and others. Guest captures his ideas perfectly. She also offers context, with some family history and insights into her dad‘s perspective on life.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

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Diving into this one for our informal #lmpbc #nfornonfiction group. Already I can tell I should have started it earlier! But I‘ll give it a go and hopefully finish by end of May.

#downgirl #katemanne #buddyread #wemadeourownschedule

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Well, we are informal, so no pressure. 😉 1w
Connster This looks really interesting....just about to order a copy 😁 1w
daniwithtea Take your time!! No point in rushing through just for the sake of arbitrary timelines :) 1w
tjwill I enjoyed her on the Ezra Klein podcast that you suggested. Take your time and enjoy! I look forward to reading it too. 1w
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Advice from father to daughter. With illustrations. This whole book is a gem!

#foldedwisdom

Tanisha_A Perfect! 1w
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The Paragon Hotel | Lyndsay Faye
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This was a freight train that ambled for 150-200 pages, then hit me with 3 or 4 twists just when I thought the end would never arrive. I can‘t give it a pick, but it redeemed itself from the Pan it was headed towards. Readers must be ready with patience in hand. The social issues addressed make it intriguing, but still ... a little 😴 also.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#theparagonhotel #lyndsayfaye
#netgalley

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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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📚 The Hot Zone or, more recently Dark Matter
🎥 Fight Club or watching Psycho (on TV) in a house by myself when I was in high school
🎤 In a Gadda Davida, because it is also mind-numbing and ridiculous

#manicmonday #emojimadness @JoScho

TheBookHippie That song!!!!!! 2w
JoScho Dark Matter! 🤯🧡 2w
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What The Bonjour Effect details is not how to speak French, but the conversation and language conventions used by the French. It‘s more of a social history, with a large dose of language and linguistics thrown in. It‘s approachable, funny, and a great balance between history and personal stories from the authors. Definitely recommend if you‘re planning a trip to France anytime.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

twohectobooks This sounds excellent! Another motivation for me to practise my French mire, perhaps.. 2w
MellieAntoinette Agreed. This was an enjoyably fresh take on navigating La Belle France. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @twohectobooks It makes you want to be there—and practice to prepare! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MellieAntoinette Glad you also liked it! 1w
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1. 👊🏻♥️📚
2. Not this year
3. Worked late tonight. More clients tomorrow. Sunday we have dinner and a concert with friends. Hope to see the kids also!
4. I‘m an only child
5. 👊🏻📚♥️

#friyayintro @howjessreads

tjwill 💕 2w
Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 2w
Erinreadsthebooks Only child‘s unite! 😁💃🏽😍🙌 2w
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I couldn‘t be more excited to have this #bookmail in the house. A daughter compiles the sweet notes her dad penned to her and her brother. Thousands of them! The endpapers on the book are awesome (top photo). And the publisher made stickers too. Swoon! I‘ll probably bawl my way through it, because I was so close to my dad. And I miss him every day of the 14 years since he‘s been gone from this earth. Anyway, I‘m anxious to read this! #foldedwisdom

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Help a fellow Litten out, if you‘re so inclined. @Richryan52 writes terrific Sherlockian mysteries. I loved the tagged book, and also had the chance to read an ARC of the book that‘s now a Kickstarter project. This new one also rocks and deserves to get published and promoted! Here‘s the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229605719/the-merchant-of-menace-a-sherloc...

p.s. That‘s my Twitter feed above—hope it‘s clear. 🤪

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1. Cardio but I need to factor in strength and flexibility more
2. Inside
3. No music #unpopularopinion
4. Swimming laps - very meditative and no sweating
5. Pool doesn‘t equal playlists. I like the sound of the water.
https://youtu.be/H-aLtj0WDXM

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
KathyWheeler I want a waterproof iPod or something that I can listen to audiobooks or music while I swim, but then I‘d be afraid that I‘d lose track of my laps. 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler I know what you mean. My watch tracks my laps, so that part isn‘t an issue. I see a couple of folks moving coins on the pool deck to count their laps. 2w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraTheBibliophage Do you have to hit a button on your watch when you turn? 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler Nope. Apple Watches just sense when you change direction. Plus I tell it how many yards long the pool is. 2w
saguarosally I‘m with you on 3, I like silence! 2w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve always said I didn‘t want an Apple Watch; I might change my mind. 2w
SaturnDoo @KathyWheeler samsung watches have the same features as the apple watches. 😊 I've been thinking about buying one as I would rather exercise in water. 2w
Sharpeipup I want to swim more. 2w
KathyWheeler @SaturnDoo I‘ll have to compare. 2w
GlassAsDiamonds You can get Bluetooth headphones that are waterproof if you wanted to try that - the husband has some. You preload them with music, audio books/ whatever, they don‘t need a phone nearby. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler Chexk out ⬆️ from @GlassAsDiamonds. I actually like the pool noises rather than having ear pods. 2w
KathyWheeler @BarbaraTheBibliophage I used to as well but very recently I‘ve found that one of my ears is bothered by the water even though it‘s covered by my cap and I‘ve had to start wearing earplugs. 😞 I figure if I‘m wearing those, I might as well be listening to something. (edited) 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler Yeah, I find the earplugs to be both helpful and necessary. 2w
GlassAsDiamonds Okay @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @KathyWheeler - grilled the husband. They‘re the Sony NWZ-W274S and it‘s actually an MP3 player built into swimming headphones so you could easily use them for audiobooks and around a swimming cap. I‘m impressed at how streamlined they are really - he‘s had them for a few years and they‘re still going strong. 😊 2w
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This is a major #chunkster. 45 hours of listening. But it‘s divided into three books, so I‘m not sure I‘ll plow through it all at once. It‘s my pick for #publicdomain #booked2019 and #readingwomen #translatedbefore1945. #currentlyreading #currentlylistening

LeahBergen I loved it. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen Good to know! It‘s very simple so far, but interesting. I‘m part Norwegian, so it‘s my heritage also. 2w
LeahBergen I read it after a trip to Norway. 😄 2w
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BarbaraBB I loved it too. She‘s so strong and admirable! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Oh good. I‘m still in the part where she‘s young and a little stupid. 2w
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage Oops I‘m sorry, I didn‘t know. It‘s no spoiler though, she grows up fast 😅 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Haha. No worries. That‘s not really a spoiler. 🌞 2w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This is one inTENSE book. The large cast of characters added to the challenge, but I find I‘m still thinking about them days after finishing the book. Instead of going deep, Orange goes broadly into the urban Indian experience. Calling it a tour de force is an understatement. I also loved the nonfiction essays he added to the fictional story.

Full review: http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#ownvoices #indigenousauthor

Nuwanda When I first read it, I wanted it to be longer, but as time goes on, the more I appreciate it for what it is. I really loved it! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Nuwanda 👊🏻 Yes, it‘s growing on me. 2w
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Well now. This. Makes. My. Day. 💯

4thhouseontheleft That‘s incredible! Way to go! 🎉🎉 2w
readordierachel Wow! Awesome! That must feel wonderful 😃 2w
DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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LiteraryinLititz That‘s so cool!! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @readordierachel @DivineDiana I am pretty well over the moon. Thanks!! 😘 2w
Mollyanna So cool! You are a rock star! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Tamra 🙌🏾🙌🏾 2w
LeahBergen Woohoo!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful!! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mollyanna Awww, you‘re the sweetest. 😘 2w
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I never fail to get a little excited when new books arrive in the mail. Am I alone?

#botm #bookhaul #nonfiction

Freespirit No I get really excited too!! 2w
Lovesbooks87 No! I may have just hugged the Amazon box that had all my preorders in it because I was so excited to see it! 2w
LeahBergen The tagged book sounds great! 2w
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These short stories have all the feels. The characters are diverse in age, and face unique conundrums. Maizes clearly has history with beloved pets, because many stories include their relationships with humans. It‘s a quick read, and was perfect for a vacation with limited reading time. I especially loved the titular story and one called Tattoo. But honestly, every one was enjoyable. Pub date 7/23/19 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com

4thhouseontheleft Great review! Stacked! 3w
kspenmoll Yes, good review! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft You may also appreciate the themes around Judaism in several of the stories. 3w
Cinfhen Great collage!!! 3w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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One of the hard things about vacation was NO audio books. It‘s weird how I‘m so used to having them in my ears. It makes me happy to start a new one again!

This one‘s for my IRL book club. They are so kind to agree to books I suggest! 🤪

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1. One of my favorite non-bookish photos from our trip. Me and Mr. B. 🇫🇷♥️
2. The short story collection called We Love Anderson Cooper by R.L. Maizes. Review‘s on my blog. Posting here shortly.
3. Our granddaughter today. Local political campaign kick off tomorrow. Giving some of the souvenirs we brought back!
4. Cool and overcast today. High 60s, Low 70s. ☁️☁️
5. I think Mr B is making tacos! 🌮

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ♥️👍🏻 3w
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 3w
howjessreads Mmmmmm 🌮! 3w
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Leftcoastzen Wonderful photo! Bet your trip was great! yummy tacos! 3w
Megabooks Love the picture! 3w
UwannaPublishme Great photo! Glad you‘re having a wonderful getaway. 💕 3w
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Thursday's Child | Victoria Poole
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. Nope
2. I‘d like Trevor Noah to write another book—not necessarily a strict sequel, though
3. I read my local paper., WaPo, and NYT online pretty regularly.
4. Sometimes
5. There are lots near where I live, but I never seem to stop.

Helloll! New followers, care to play along? @Daria.Adrianna21 @Mmassaro @ReadWithAJ

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 3w
Annl I agree about Trevor Noah! They are making a movie out of Born a Crime. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Annl I‘m excited for the movie. Will have to go looking for which fierce woman they cast as his mom! 3w
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I watched this movie on our flight back to the US today. It was all I could do to keep from giving her a “hell yeah” out loud. And not just once or twice! Now I plan to inhale a couple of books about her that are on my shelf! #rbg #notoriousrbg

TheBookHippie I cried!!!! Yelled! Screamed !!! Oh well. (On the plane) 3w
Itchyfeetreader I also just watched this on a plane - thought it was fantastic 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Itchyfeetreader Funny we both picked it! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Heideschrampf Yeah, for sure. 👊🏻 3w
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Here‘s a fun #shelfie for Wednesday. It‘s in the train station shop in Béziers, France. Lots of choices and also some lovely covers!

LeeRHarry Oooh love Beziers!!! Enjoy! 😊 3w
Traci1 That's beautiful. ❤ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeeRHarry OMG—you‘ve been here! We‘ve been in this department for a few days and are now headed back to Paris to fly home tomorrow morning. We staying with a friend who has a place in the village called Les Aires. It‘s been incredible! 3w
LeeRHarry @BarbaraTheBibliophage I visited with my brother and his wife over 10 years ago - we stayed on the coast somewhere and also visited Carcassonne and Sete, beautiful part of the world 💕 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeeRHarry Oh nice! We went to Carcassonne one of our days, but didn‘t get down to the coast. We‘d like to go back again. 3w
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All set up for our five-hour train ride from Paris to Béziers, France. I just need the essentials!

Cinfhen Nice set up!!! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen But I‘ve mostly been looking out the window! 4w
Cinfhen Even better 4w
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BibliOphelia I‘m having the worst vacation hangover and cannot settle back in to ‘real life‘. Enjoy every minute! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BibliOphelia Aww that stinks. Hope it gets better soon! I don‘t go back to work until Monday, but we get home Thursday late. I‘m giving myself some jet lag recovery time. 4w
BibliOphelia Recovery time is essential!! One needs to ease back into these things!! 😂 4w
rwmg I often feel I need a holiday to recover from the holiday 4w
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Lady Friday | Garth Nix
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#friyayintro @howjessreads Thanks for the shout out! Can‘t wait to see people‘s answers, but may not be able to respond to everything. We‘re traveling!

1. Little House on the Prairie—I wanted Michael Landon to be my dad.
2. Ireland!
3. a) From the lists I make to plan reading challenges or b) scrolling my Kindle, Audible or bookshelves
4. Barbara Kingsolver
5. Favorite magazine and why?

Jerdencon Travel and Leisure - self explanatory! 😉 1mo
Addison_Reads Favorite magazine would be National Geographic. It satisfies my inner science geek and I love the photography. 1mo
AsYouWish Entertainment Weekly, I love reading about shows and interviews. 1mo
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wanderinglynn Right now I‘m enjoying Seattle Magazine because I‘m new to the area and it has all the best things to do/see, places to eat or explore. 1mo
Leftcoastzen The Nation :totally unrelenting when it calls out the badness in regards to American social ills and politics.see also the 2 runner ups :The Progressive and In These Times. (edited) 1mo
paulfrankspencer The New Yorker. Good to get a liberal perspective and good writing overall. A joy to read. 4w
xxjenadanxx I love Southern Living, as a fancy myself a Southern Belle, and Archaeology, because it‘s fascinating and educational and growing up I wanted to be an archaeologist. And Elvis. 4w
Megabooks The Week because it‘s brief and balanced. 4w
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I read some of this before we left, and am still reading it here. The first chapter is a must, since it discusses the everpresence of “bonjour.” The best greeting I‘ve had since arriving was the 3-4 year old girl who greeted me as she was running down the stairs to the ladies‘ loo with her mom. The French train them young, and everyone greets you, as you greet them back. It‘s more genuine and yet somehow not more over-friendly than in the U.S.🇫🇷

Alex20 Hello how you doing I can see you read alot of books so I was wondering if we could be friends am still very new to English 1mo
Stacy_31 Stacking! We are going to London and Paris next year. This sounds like it will be a bit helpful. 😁😁 1mo
Lynnsoprano It‘s the same in Czech with “Dobry den.” And when you respond in their language, they are much more open to you as a foreigner. Same thing happened in Quebec when we used Bonjour 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Alex20 Sure. I will follow you too. If you want more friends, I‘d suggest you make your account public instead of private. (edited) 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Stacy_31 I think you‘ll appreciate it! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lynnsoprano Yes, most of the Parisians I‘ve run into are at least a little bilingual, unlike Americans. I could have worked harder at my French, but I‘m glad I have what I have. Nice to know the Czech version! 1mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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My #haulofbookishness from Shakespeare and Company! No inside pics, b/c there are signs specifically asking you not to take them. It is super duper tiny, so I suspect selfies, etc. get in the way of people‘s book buying. And, yes, the spirit of money changing hands! 🤪 Anyway, totes for gifts (1 to keep). And I wanted to find a cool European edition of a book I want to read. Tagged one has foil stamping and is ooohlalala! Plus freebie bookmarks.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m glad you are having a great vacation! And I realize I never even asked where you were going, sorry about that....have a great time! 1mo
Cathythoughts Brilliant 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Mitch It‘s such a pretty store isn‘t it. I loved all the little nooks 1mo
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Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 🎉 awesome purchases!!!! And I LOVED 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Whatup buttercup? I‘m glad to know you loved it! It‘s certainly had enough buzz, without being over hyped. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No worries, you have a lot on your mind. Did your mom have her surgery yet? I‘ve forgotten when it is. So, we are even. 🥰 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mitch Yes, very sweet and crammed to the gills for sure! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes she did, her surgery was yesterday... and they are sending her home today! 1mo
TheLudicReader I cheated and took pictures inside...I know, I know, but I was so excited I couldn‘t help myself. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great news—she must be doing well! Now the rehab begins... 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage She was determined to do well enough to go home today...so she can sleep in peace! 😂 it‘s funny, but true. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I understand that—plus, less chance of infection. 1mo
TrishB I cheated too and took pics 😮 I have one of these totes too! @TheLudicReader (edited) 1mo
BooknerdsLife @BarbaraTheBibliophage awww how lovely! 😍😍 Would love to go there one day too!! 1mo
youneverarrived 😍😍 1mo
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Saw the cathedral from a variety of angles. You can see the rose window covered by a screen for safety. The one above it appears to be out. Saw plenty of workmen up there, and the police with major weapons guarding all access points. For our safety and the workmen‘s as well.

Dragon Thanks for posting this photo. 1mo
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I made it to Shakespeare and Company. It was a solo adventure b/c poor Mr. B is not feeling well. And also got to see Notre Dame from multiple angles as my directions kept telling me to walk on streets that were ultimately closed off. It is still beautiful, despite what has transpired. And the bookstore was tres bien as well. Only bought two books and three totes. (Gifts for friends!) 🇫🇷📚🇫🇷📚

Hollie Oooh I‘m so jealous! 1mo
Lcsmcat I miss Paris! Post lots of photos, please. 1mo
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TrishB Loved it there 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts Great pic ♥️👍🏻 1mo
Sarah83 Great pic 😍 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your trip!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Mind is blown! One of my most desired destinations!Love your sunglasses! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lcsmcat If you‘re on IG, all my photos are there first. I‘m @barbara_searles over there. 1mo
Rachel_nyc Loving your photos on IG! Hope you got your books stamped from Shakespeare & Co. I love opening the books I‘ve bought there and seeing it since the memories just flood back. 1mo
youneverarrived Great pic 💛 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Rachel_nyc I did get them stamped...of course! Now I have to keep them both forEVER! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Leftcoastzen It was lovely, and their cafe is sweet as well. Posting my purchases shortly. And thanks, about the shades. 😎 1mo
BooknerdsLife @BarbaraTheBibliophage Great photo 😍😍 Have a wonderful holiday 🙌🏼📚💖 1mo
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La Gloire de Mon Pere | Marcel Pagnol
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Booksellers are just as lovely in Paris as they are in Pennsylvania. Not that I ever had any doubt. I went to three book shops today looking for the tagged book (in French) for my high school Junior granddaughter. I told her to pick a book she wanted from France, and she gave me three to choose from. This one is apparently the hardest to find, and yet ... voila! (Then I looked it up on Amazon—it‘s available there!)

catsuit_mango It's strange because I've read and loved a lot of pagnol and thought it would be widely available... But on the other hand I was reading from my dad's bookshelves. What other books were on her list? I hope she likes it. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @catsuit_mango The other two were la femme rompue by simone de beauvoir, and notre dame de paris by victor hugo 1mo
catsuit_mango La gloire de mon père is the easiest. But having Notre Dame de Paris brought back to her from Paris right now would have had extra significance 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @catsuit_mango Yes, I thought of that too. I may still get it for her also. 1mo
Blaire I read le gloire de mon pere in high school and really liked it. I agree @catsuit_mango I assumed this was a popular book. I think I remember a film adaptation that was quite good. (edited) 1mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this graceful, but strong perspective on the Achilles story. Rather than focus on the likely hero, Miller chooses to make our narrator the man by his side, Patroclus. He‘s no warrior. Instead, he‘s truly a gentle, caring soul caught in the midst of war and turmoil. They are Greek heroes, for sure.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#readingwomen #mythretelljng

4thhouseontheleft Great review! I hope you‘re enjoying your trip! 😘 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Yes, it‘s been great! I just had this *one last* review left from pre-trip reading! 😘 (edited) 1mo
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Just found this one in Read Now on NetGalley ... so much for winnowing down my shelf there. It sounds like an interesting perspective, building on Martin Fletcher‘s book The Promised Land from another angle. I also have a few more for this venture into the early times of the State of Israel.

4thhouseontheleft Heading over to Netgalley now! 😃 This sounds interesting. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Doesn‘t it? And I‘m guessing you have some extra reading time right now. 1mo
AlaMich This does sound really interesting! Stacked! 1mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing, Barbara! Will definitely check this book out!!! Reminds me of two other books one I read and one I still need to read. Spies of No Country and 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage So much extra reading time! I‘m actually amazed at how little pain I have ( I haven‘t needed the opiate pain meds at all 🎉), and I‘m bouncing back pretty fast, other than the annoying catheter and fatigue. So now the test is not to overdo things for the next 4 weeks! 1mo
MoonWitch94 This looks really interesting 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘ll add them to my TBR also. 💕 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I‘m really glad to hear the pain has been manageable. I know you‘ll listen to your body and rest up plenty. But I understand how hard it is. With 2017 brain surgery, I slept 9 hours a night and took a long nap every afternoon for about 10 days. That‘s unheard of for me 1mo
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The Paragon Hotel | Lyndsay Faye
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This seems like a light-ish vacation read. I need something for the plane and train time. Still working on getting my #arc pile down to unpublished books. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

JSW It‘s a good read but serious topics. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @JSW Thanks—that‘s what I was guessing based on the description. If it feels too heavy for vacay, I‘ll put it aside. But my other choice is the Mueller Report, so this couldn‘t be heavier than that! 😜 1mo
JSW @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😂😂😂 1mo
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My 3rd book this year with psychometry (feeling past events by touching an item). Best of the bunch—just the right balance between character development, action sequences, and descriptive passages. Love the heroine and the challenge she tackles. Strong supporting characters, and plenty of suspense. Book two (pub date 10/19) on my NetGalley shelf already. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#arcapril #thanksnetgalley

Crazeedi I enjoyed this book 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks @eri.reads for the tag! #bookishquestions @Clwojick

1. Historical Fiction, Mysteries, Politics, Memoirs, Urban Fantasy
2. I‘m good with my various genres
3. YA
4. I love period dramas, so Historical Fiction I guess
5. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
6. Same one I always answer for least fav - Twilight
7. Tagging some new followers @SuhaniKayal @SaniyyahK @christine_reads88 @Sward7

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Down to (gasp!) 1 book during our travels, as my reading time will be limited.
2. Final prep for our flight to Paris on Sunday evening—I may not be here much but please follow me on IG if you want pictures. (@barbarasearles)
3. Yes, quite a lot actually.
4. The only possible novel in my head revolves around Inger, my great-great-great grandmother who arrived on the 1st ship of Norwegians to the US in 1825.
5. 👊🏻

merelybookish Bon voyage!! 🥖🥐🧀🍷 1mo
Velvetfur I've just followed you on Insta, you'll see me listed as vikkivelvetfur in your followers 😊 I wish you a smashing trip, I love Paris so I'll look forward to seeing your pics from there! I really like your little bit of family history in this post, too 😊 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Velvetfur Thanks for the follow on IG. I look forward to being connected there too, V. We are so excited about the trip! And thanks for the 👍🏻 on Inger. 🙂 1mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m a sucker for Paris pics so I just followed you in IG. 1mo
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You have to respect an author who tells the truth about smells of past centuries. Right, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa and @Gezemice ?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep! Especially now! 1mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I have recently read The Woman in White and could not help thinking about Unmentionable. It is essentially a contemporary study of all the ways Victorian women were subjugated. It is a good mystery, nevertheless. 1mo
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Exile | Gregory Erich Phillips
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Phillips weaves a compelling story, and Leila is a likable character with plenty of moxie. He bounces around from Columbia to the States, as well as shifting time periods several times. It‘s 50% romance, 35% immigration story, and 15% mortgage brokerage drama from the inside. I recommend It if you like supporting new authors who take on big topics and build accessible stories.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#arcapril #arc

BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat This show more of what they look like from the top. 🤓 1mo
gradcat I really, really want to try my hand at this...I love these! 😊😊 Oh, and great review, too! (edited) 1mo
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