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Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Montauk by Nicola Harrison is a great debut novel. It‘s easy and enjoyable to read.... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/montauk

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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THE NICKEL BOYS is a fabulously written book about a difficult truth. The read is wrenching, but it‘s also enlightening and moving. The writing is straight forward with thought-provoking prose. The story is captivating, but the reality is simply infuriating. This is a book you may not really want to read...but read it anyway! You‘ll be glad you did. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-nickel-boys

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Sign up for The Butterfly Girl drawing at https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/contact-me Registration ends 9/30/19. Book publishing 10/1/19.

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Happy Friday! What are you reading this weekend?

Prairiegirl_reading I‘m determined to finish Bunny by Mona Awad so I can get to The Testaments!!! 1mo
RenePenn Starting 1mo
BlueStockingReviews @Prairiegirl_reading I have The Testaments too. Hope to get to it next month! 1mo
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What makes The MOMENT of LIFT different from other women‘s empowerment books is the author and her experiences. Melinda Gates‘s foundation work has taken her around the world meeting people from every culture and background. She shares stories from farmers, teachers, sex workers, scientists ....read the rest ...https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-moment-of-lift

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Pour yourself a cold one and sit back and enjoy this delightful book about three women in the beer business. THE LAGER QUEEN OF MINNESOTA is warm and funny, and a totally enjoyable read.
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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#TheGiftedSchool by #BruceHolsinger...what would you do to ensure your child got a place in the new gifted school! Entertaining and engaging! Read it! https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-gifted-school #penguinrandomhouse #audble #januarylavoy

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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THE NANNY is a fascinating and gripping thriller filled with unbearable tension. Who is telling the truth? Who do you believe? These are just a few questions that are pervasive throughout the story that will have you enthralled. GILLY MACMILLAN‘s writing is captivating... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-nanny

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The Most Fun We Ever Had | Claire Lombardo
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Hold on tight because THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD is a hefty family drama set in Chicago, and spread over half a century. It‘s a serious reading commitment at 530 pages, but well worth the effort. The writing beautifully weaves the past and the present into a unique tapestry of one family‘s story of significant... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-most-fun-we-ever-had

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The Perfect Wife | JP Delaney
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I love technology and I love how artificial intelligence (AI) has already improved our society. And I thought I would love this book. But instead I struggled with it. The story, while a little intriguing just didn‘t work for me. It seems to just fold back on itself. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-perfect-wife

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Summit Lake | Charlie Donlea
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SUMMIT LAKE is a haunting story of both a murdered law school student, and the reporter assigned to cover her story. I loved the well-crafted alternating storylines detailing both Becca‘s life prior to her murder and Kelsey‘s investigation after Becca‘s murder. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/summit-lake

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All-American Murder is a interesting and thought-provoking non-fiction account of the life of Aaron Hernandez. This story is not a typical James Patterson thriller. The writing was good but not quite as descriptive as his typical novels. The story is extremely sad and frustrating. The book made it difficult to feel any sympathy for Hernandez. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/all-american-murder

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE is a delightfully fun and entertaining read. The story is well told and features themes of family, forgiveness, betrayal, and love. Cassie‘s character is strong and she is more than determined to prove herself as a firefighter. She is relentless and faces her opposition head on. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/things-to-save-in-a-fire

Crazeedi Nice review! 2mo
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When We Left Cuba | Chanel Cleeton
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Beatriz‘s confident and courageous character richly drives the narrative. She was a smart, independent and fascinating woman well ahead of her time. She wasn‘t interested in marriage and playing a traditional role in society. Instead she was interested in making a difference in the world. Beatriz‘s passion and strength in her beliefs is what make this book compelling. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/when-we-left-cuba

Cinfhen Lovely photo 💗 2mo
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hermyknee Oooh gorgeous photo! 2mo
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The Art Forger: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro
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THE ART FORGER was as captivating as a Degas canvas. The story cleverly weaves a plot that includes both facts and fiction that seems ripped from the headlines real. But only a few parts are real... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-art-forger

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Have you signed up for the Crescendo Book Giveaway Drawing...sign up now! Monday is final day! ... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/book-giveaway-crescendo

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Lost You | Haylen Beck
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LOST YOU is a gut-wrenching, compulsive read. One mother is being economically forced to surrogacy and one woman has lost her adopted child at a hotel. And what comes between these two events will have you on the edge of your seat. The writing is smartly structured and goes back and forth in time to reveal a story of two women... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/lost-you

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Keeping Lucy | T. Greenwood
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KEEPING LUCY is a moving book about family, loss, betrayal, and a mother‘s love, and redemption. My favorite part was when Ginny walked out of Willowridge with her daughter in her arms, and later when Lucy spoke her first word—“moon.” ... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/keeping-lucy

tammysue Gorgeous photo! 3mo
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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Never have I ever scuba dived, but this is the first book that has ever made me wish I did. I absolutely loved Joshlyn Jackson‘s references to the ocean letting you in and letting our hurts sink to those murky places where the light can‘t reach. Jackson‘s writing and characters were delightfully clever, and the pages seemed to just turn themselves... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/never-have-i-ever

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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CITY OF GIRLS is an evocative coming-of-age retrospective told by Vivian at the age of 95, in 2010. Vivian has had plenty of years for reflection and has plenty of outrageous and poignant stories to share. Her stories are rich and memorable, like her escapades at Vassar that resulted in https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/city-of-girls

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Park Avenue Summer | Rene Rosen
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PARK AVENUE SUMMER is simply delightful. The characters, the setting and the story all work together to transport us to New York City in 1965 and the start of an iconic magazine as we know it today. Alice‘s character is spot on for a young twenty something in the Big Apple trying to live the life her mother had had to give up. Alice was scared but also brave https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/park-avenue-summer

marleed I really enjoyed this. It had all the makings for a fun read for me. 3mo
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Have you read this delightful book? I‘m giving away a copy! Check it out!
https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/crescendo-the-story-of-a-musical-genius...

Reecaspieces This is a fantastic read! 3mo
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One of life‘s pleasure is finding a book that really surprises you by how good it is...this was that book for me. Crescendo was delightful and I couldn‘t stop inhaling the pages. It‘s a touching chronicle of a life well lived, a gifted musician that made a difference in this world. Read the review... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/crescendo-the-story-of-a-musical-genius...

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Good Girl, Bad Girl: A Novel | Michael Robotham
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Good Girl, Bad Girl is fabulously creative and cleverly layered. The title suggests a story of a good girl and a bad girl, but which is which? We see the lives of both girls either transformed or be revealed to be something different... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/good-girl-bad-girl

JaclynW Sounds intriguing. 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy Fourth of July from BlueStockingReviews!

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A Long Way Down | Randall Silvis
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In the third book of the Ryan Demarco mystery series Demarco returns to Erie, Pennsylvania after his estranged wife attempted suicide. While there Demarco runs into an old high school buddy, Ben Brinker who is a county sheriff. Brinker asks for Demarco‘s help investigating three recent homicides... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/a-long-way-down

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Girls Like Us | Cristina Alger
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FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn‘t been home for ten years. It‘s a place she had no desire to see again. Her mother had been brutally murdered there when she was only seven. She and her father never had a particularly close relationship. And now her father, a thirty-year homicide police officer, is killed... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/girls-like-us

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Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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THE ESCAPE ROOM is simply great entertainment that you will want to read. I couldn‘t stop myself from turning the pages.... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/the-escape-room. Coming June 30!

ReadingisMyPassion I loved this book! 3mo
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Most intriguingly, SOMETHING IN THE WATER starts at the end. Erin is digging a grave and she doesn‘t have much time. She googled the appropriate depth, because she wants to do it just right. She doesn‘t want the body to be found. Erins‘s efforts definitely grabbed my attention. Who is she burying in that grave? We have to know more... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/something-in-the-water

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Dear Wife | Kimberly Belle
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DEAR WIFE kept me on the edge of my seat the entire book. The story was engrossing. I read it quickly and enjoyed it immensely. My favorite part was a huge twist that I never saw coming. 5⭐️. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/dear-wife

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Walking the Bones | Randall Silvis
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WALKING THE BONES is a continuation of the intriguing saga of a man fighting the demons of grief, loss and guilt. Ryan DeMarco is a man who knows he needs a break, and who know he needs to move beyond the memories that are haunting him. This RV road trip and his relationship .... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/walking-the-bones-ryan-demarco-mystery-...

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THE PERFECT HUSBAND was a suspenseful novel of unrelenting tension.
Lisa Gardner‘s writing draws you in with a deranged serial killer on the loose who has promised to cut out his wife‘s still beating heart. Tess, of course is scared and you watch delightedly as she evolves from weak and needy into a strong, determined... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-perfect-husband-fbi-profiler-series...

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THE PERFECT HUSBAND was a suspenseful novel of unrelenting tension.
Lisa Gardner‘s writing draws you in with a deranged serial killer on the loose who has promised to cut out his wife‘s still beating heart. Tess, of course is scared and you watch delightedly as she evolves from weak and needy into a strong, determined... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-perfect-husband-fbi-profiler-series...

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Dear Wife | Kimberly Belle
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Sign up for a drawing to win an autographed copy of Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/book-giveaway-dear-wife

akckitty Good luck! 4mo
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Meet Me in Monaco | Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
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MEET ME IN MONACO smells as delightful as the Duval parfumerie in Cannes. You can just smell the scents of jasmine, violets, lavender and tuberose wafting from the shop‘s beautiful glass bottles, on the streets of Cannes and from the fields of Grasse, where Sophie‘s family has grown their flowers for generations. I couldn‘t stop myself from inhaling the pages.. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/meet-me-in-monaco

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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DAISEY JONES AND THE SIX is a riveting and unforgettable novel about one of the biggest bands in the 1970s. What makes it so uniquely special is that it is written in an oral history format about a band that doesn‘t exist. But you‘ll certainly feel like they do! You can even hear their music in your head. it sounds a little like... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/daisy-jones-and-the-six

PSreads73 I‘m 20% finished and I agree completely. It‘s a very believable story. If I didn‘t know better I could believe it was real. 5mo
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THE NEXT PERSON YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a touching and thought-provoking chronicle of the impact of daily interactions on the lives of others. This short and simple story is written in the same easy style... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-next-person-you-meet-in-heaven

Texreader I just finished this one too. I really liked it! 5mo
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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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PARKLAND is an evocative and enlightening narrative of the events following the shooting of 17 students and staff in Florida. Cullen has masterfully captured the thoughts, feelings and mood of the students and their activities as they unfolded... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/parkland-birth-of-a-movement

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Wingspan | Chris Bohjalian
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Hold on tight, there is more than a little turbulence on this flight to London. The flight attendants swap secrets at the beginning of the flight and Emily confides a shocking story. The dialog is entertaining, and the story is intriguing... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/wingspan

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DEAR GEORGE, DEAR MARY is a heartbreaking love story, intertwined with Washington‘s military exploits. This is one of those historical fiction novels that leaves you scratching your head. What is fact and what is fiction? ... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/dear-george-dear-mary

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Beyond the Point | Claire Gibson
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BEYOND THE POINT is a moving story of female friendships at West Point. It is a delightful debut novel. The book magnificently captures women exhibiting strength, faith, forgiveness and perseverance, while encountering discrimination, pain and loss... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/beyond-the-point

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Before She Was Found | Heather Gudenkauf
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Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship, bullying and betrayal. It‘s about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. Cora, Violet and Jordyn‘s characters were so typical of twelve year old girls... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/before-she-was-found

BlameJennyJane Great review! 5mo
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The Time Collector | Gwendolyn Womack
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Gwendolyn Womack has created a fascinating and unique tale of mystery, intrigue and adventure. Her writing is engaging and keeps you on the edge of your seat. She allows Roan and his extraordinary gift to take us on a perilous journey across time, across continents and across history... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-time-collector

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Mother-In-Law | Sally Hepworth
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The Mother-in-Law is a intriguing family drama. Diana was quite the character that you‘ll love to hate. How dare she not help her kids. I found myself holding my breath just waiting for the next horrible or rude thing she would do... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-mother-in-law

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This book is absolutely adorable. It‘s light and laugh out loud funny and will capture your attention as well as your imagination. I couldn‘t put it down. It‘s easy and fun to read, and particularly would appeal to those hard-working mom‘s that never seem to get a break... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-overdue-life-of-amy-byler

BlameJennyJane Man, I just returned this without reading it to Kindle Unlimited. I may have made a mistake... 5mo
rubyslippersreads I‘m glad I picked this for last month‘s Kindle First book. 5mo
BlueStockingReviews It‘s a cutie! 5mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This is a unique, fascinating and enlightening story about the Kentucky Blue People and Pack Horse Librarians. I was not familiar with either of these topics when I selected the book, but a book about books is bound... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-book-woman-of-troublesome-creek

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Jane Hawk is a fabulously strong female character, who comes alive on the pages of The Night Window for a dramatic conclusion. I will miss her intelligent and thoughtful character and am delighted to see that at least the first book in this series, The Silent Corner, was optioned for television... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-night-window

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The Favorite Daughter | Kaira Rouda
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Kaira Rouda loves writing with unreliable narrators, and Jane Harris is just about the worst. As a narcissist, she is obsessed with the perception of how things looks and she has grandiose opinions of her self-worth, her looks and her abilities... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-favorite-daughter

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Some Choose Darkness | Charlie Donlea
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I couldn‘t stop myself from inhaling the pages of this breath-taking thriller. SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS grabbed me on page one and didn‘t let go until the last page was turned. The story was simply mesmerizing... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/some-choose-darkness

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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I love books about books, but this one is epic, with epic being defined as long. It‘s not for the faint of heart with over 565 pages. The story was compelling... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-shadow-of-the-wind

JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved it!! In fact, it‘s one of the few books I will keep, always. 5mo
Ncostell I loved this book too. It made me want to visit Barcelona! 5mo
sprainedbrain One of my all-time favorites! ❤️ 5mo
Nebklvr Book fave 5mo
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