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Joined June 2016

"I own it but I haven't read it yet." My entire library can be found at http://www.librarything.com/profile/whitreidtan.
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Archipelago: A Novel | Monique Roffey
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Day 5 #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love. No explanations.

I‘d love for anyone not already doing this to join in!

DrexEdit Beautiful cover! 😍 I'm amazed at how few covers I've seen repeated! 2h
Biverson12 This cover is on my list too! It‘s so pretty! 2h
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An older Indian widow sets out on a tour of America en route to discovering what actually happened to her only child, a son who she was forced, by her husband, to disown when Rahi came out as gay. This is an emotion-filled novel as Pival starts to take charge of her life and to make peace with herself. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/07/review-america-for-beginners-by-leah.ht...

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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love. I explanations.

Anyone not yet tagged, please jump in!

cathysaid Oh my god...the hamster in the corner. 🤣🤣🤣 1d
Stacypatrice I just added this to my TBR list - it looks great 🙃 1d
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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#7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love, no explanation.

Anyone wanting to play along, please do. I love seeing what covers appeal to others.

*I missed yesterday so they‘re will be another one later to catch me back up.

Soubhiville Oh wow, that is beautiful! I would buy this based entirely on the cover! 2d
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Roxy | Esther Gerritsen
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Yesterday and today‘s book mail.

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Summer Before the Storm | Gabriele Wills
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Day 3 of #7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love with no explanation.

Anyone wanting to play, I‘d love to see your choices.

Melissa_J Oh, I liked that book! Plus Muskoka has a special place in my heart ❤️ 4d
Tanisha_A Love it! 3d
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This book is giving me the giggles. I am not a birder and know next to nothing about identifying them but I do enjoy watching our feathered friends from time to time. Maybe this field guide will change that and I‘ll be able to add a Red-Winged Buttwad or a Great Grey Shite to my life list. 😂

LeahBergen 😆😆 4d
batsy The "murder" one ? 4d
Catsandbooks Omg I love this 😂 4d
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Day 2 of #7covers7days #covercrush Seven covers I love, no explanations.

Anyone who hasn‘t played and wants to, please play along.

Megabooks Love this! 4d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Oh wow! Love the cover! 4d
Ruthiella I would buy that for the cover alone!😍 4d
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders Great cover!! 4d
Well-ReadNeck Awesome! 4d
LeahBergen Love this cover! 4d
batsy Nice one 👌🏽 4d
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I had my every three month appointment with the dermatologist and didn‘t need any biopsies so I might have gone bookstore celebrating. #bookhaul

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations!! This looks like a perfect way to celebrate. 5d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
Jas16 🙌🏽 5d
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Melissa_J I like the way you celebrate 🎉 5d
DivineDiana Treat yourself! 5d
kspenmoll A well deserved treat! 5d
Ruthiella Excellent! That‘s worth celebrating 🥳 🎈! (edited) 5d
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
Crazeedi I have house of gold in my pile too! Congrats on good news 5d
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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#7days7covers #covercrush Seven covers I love over seven days. No explanation.

Thanks for the tag @robinb

I think most everyone has been tagged already but if you haven‘t, consider yourself tagged.

robinb Love this b&w!! 🖤🖤 5d
Soubhiville Oh, I like it. 5d
LeahBergen 😍😍 5d
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writerlibrarian Looks real nice 💜 5d
LapReader Oh, but I really want an explanation of this one. 5d
BookNAround @LapReader I can‘t even give you an explanation because I haven‘t read it yet. But I clearly bought it for the cover! 😂 5d
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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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So many fantastic books in the mail today. All but one don‘t publish until 2020. I don‘t know if I can wait so long to read them! Tagging the others in the comments so you can read up on them and be as excited as I am.

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When you have dying veggies and cookout leftovers in the fridge, it‘s amazing what you can pull together for lunch! My next read looks pretty good too.

Tamra Yum! 6d
TorieStorieS You are making me hungey!! 😁 6d
Bookwormjillk Yummy 😋 6d
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Book mail! Love this series so much. And I crumbled on the cookbook. I‘ve been trying to cook through the truckloads I already have so I can pass them along but I couldn‘t resist getting this one after I heard about it on a podcast.

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I‘ve had this sitting in my next up pile for quite a long time now (and yes, I get the irony of that statement) so I thought I‘d finally give it a go. I like Amster-Burton‘s comedic podcasts, Spilled Milk and Look Inside This Book Club, and his writing voice is the same as in both of the podcasts.

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A tale of late in life friendship between an old curmudgeon and a dapper bon vivant who end up as nursing home roommates, this was humorous, sweet, and just a tad predictable. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-great-unexpected-by-dan-mooney.h...

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Different couch, different book, same doggo. This is my fourth book of the weekend! 😮#dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

Nebklvr Your pup looks very scholarly 1w
BookNAround @Nebklvr My dad does say our family‘s dogs are all Phi Beta Krappa. 😂 1w
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Ok, even with stopping to make dinner, the last one was a completely engrossing and quick read. Can I get lucky twice in a row? Side note: how gorgeous is this cover?

Tanisha_A This picture! 😍 2w
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This has gotten such universal praise I want to see what it‘s all about. And Gatsby jumped down from where she was sleeping to model (bed beard and all) the book for me. #dogsoflitsy #schnauzersoflitsy

CBee Bed beard 😂😂😂😂 she makes it look good! 2w
valeriegeary Cutie! I'm very interested in this book....a lot of people in my life have been talking about it 2w
Melissa_J Hello Gatsby!! 2w
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Karkar Hello Gatsby!!! 2w
Susannah “Bed beard” 🤣 So cute! (edited) 2w
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround 💗💗Gatsby is adorable! I love schnauzers!!! 2w
Bookish.SAM 😂 ‘bed beard‘ 😂 ... my Wheatie mix gets that an awful lot too! 2w
BookNAround @CBee Gatz says thanks so much. 😂 1w
BookNAround @Melissa_J @Karkar She says hello back. 😁 1w
BookNAround @valeriegeary @Susannah @Come-read-with-me Thanks! We think the old lady is pretty cute too. 1w
BookNAround @Bookish.SAM All the best dogs get bed beard! 😉 1w
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround She is lovely! Love the ears! 1w
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Book and bookmark mail. I have been drooling over this book and decided to get it for myself. The fantastic bookmarks are from @Lcsmcat from her #bookhaul contest. Thanks so much Linda!

Lcsmcat I‘m glad you like them! 2w
ShelleyBooksie Beautiful bookmarks! 2w
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Mehso-so

Primarily the story of two very different people, Ranjana and Harit, both Indian immigrants to America, this is a tale of loneliness and disconnection. Normally it would be right in my wheelhouse but the uneven pacing, the dead-end secondary plots, and the complete change in tone at the end made it hard for me to connect. Unpopular opinion, I know. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-no-one-can-pronounce-my-name-by....

NeedsMoreBooks I felt the same way 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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About to finish the first and pick up the second. Could they be more different?

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The Islanders: A Novel | Meg Mitchell Moore
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A character driven novel about three people on Block Island one summer, this is a satisfying and enjoyable summer read for sure. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-islanders-by-meg-mitchell-moore....

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Untitled | Unknown
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@rather_be_reading is hosting a fun sounding #Halloweencardswap of a card and candy. Check out her post for further info.

rather_be_reading yay ty! 🎃 2w
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My parents were on their way home to Savannah but stopped at my house and are now here indefinitely waiting for Hurricane Dorian to show his cards. Docker (in the picture) gets along fine with my Gatsby but poor Ozzie kitten hasn‘t come out from under the bed since they arrived. I‘m going to be reading a lot if they end up staying too long!

tessavi Docker looks like he is waiting for you to start reading to him 😄 2w
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Found at the front door today. Don‘t know where they came from. They must be strays. Can I keep them, mom? (Ok, yes, I ordered them myself but we can keep that just between us, can‘t we?)

squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 3w
robinb 🤐🤐🤐 (Thanks! I‘ve always wanted to use that emoji!!) Hope your strays are well-behaved! 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Ozzie thinks this height of finished and unreviewed books is just about perfect for him.

Amiable 😻 3w
Catsandbooks Adorable! 😍 3w
Erofan Cutie 😻 3w
brit91 So cute!😻😻😻😻 3w
BookNAround @Amiable @Catsandbooks @Erofan @brit91 Ozzie says he accepts all compliments as his due. 😂 2w
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I‘m pretending I don‘t have a million trillion unfinished books on my bedside table right now and I‘m picking this one up to start instead of diving back into the others.

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Barbados, family secrets, a hint of the Gothic, and a dual narrative are the highlights here. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-summer-country-by-lauren-willig....

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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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This is not my usual genre at all but in the end, I did appreciate this cerebral whodunnit and the look at the impact an unsolved crime and tragic death of a young woman has on a small town forever. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-current-by-tim-johnston.html

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Gatsby says “It‘s not national book day. It‘s national dog day. Pay attention to me!”

Bookzombie 💕🐶 3w
Trashcanman Take three diazepam and see what he does. 3w
BookNAround @Trashcanman I suspect she‘d get even blurrier if I did that. 3w
brit91 Awwww😍🐶 3w
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The Lost Daughter | Gill Paul
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Y‘all, my husband made me socialize two evenings in a row. I might be done for the rest of the year! I‘m going to curl up in the couch and read, ignoring all other things in an effort to recharge.

Tamra Good plan! 3w
JenReadsAlot I want to read that! 3w
GrilledCheeseSamurai There should be a law forbidding two days in a row socializing! 🙅‍♂️ 3w
robinb 🤣🤣🤣Shame on him! 3w
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A road trip novel about two sisters on a final scavenger hunt designed by their late mother and designed to bring them back together, to know more about themselves and about their mother. This isn‘t an adventure road trip; it‘s a journey towards recognition, forgiveness and understanding. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/05/review-desert-sky-before-us-by-anne.htm...

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Waisted: A Novel | Randy Susan Meyers
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I know some people have had issues with this tale of overweight women who agree to participate in a documentary at a weight loss boot camp but I saw myself in a lot of the women. And I think the novel asks us to examine society‘s and our beliefs about weight. It‘s frequently a difficult read but I appreciated it even as I cringed. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/05/review-waisted-by-randy-susan-meyers.ht...

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Tomorrow's Bread | Anna Jean Mayhew
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Next up.

Gissy I like that cover 4w
BookNAround @Gissy Pretty, isn‘t it? 4w
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The oldest is finding his foray into the adult working world less appealing than he expected so mama‘s going to send him a small care package: an American Gods graphic novel and Swedish Fish. And since I was at the bookstore, I had to look for myself too. #bookhaul

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Beautiful Failures | Lucy Clark
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I had to scroll back more than three years for my first #bookhaul post. Like so many others, I wasn‘t savvy enough to use the hashtag then though. I haven‘t read a single one of these yet (yikes!). My daughter has read one of them though if that counts. 😂 #bookhaulchallenge @Lcsmcat

Lcsmcat Of course it counts - we‘re raising readers. 😀 1mo
BookNAround @Lcsmcat I can‘t guarantee she read the one in the picture because I apparently bought it twice and gave her one. She is indeed my biggest reader (she‘s 20) and now keeps a list of books she‘s asked for at the bookstore that I don‘t buy because I already have them. LOL! (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen I‘m afraid to look back at mine as I have a sneaking suspicion I‘m in the same boat as you. 😆😆 1mo
Hooked_on_books It makes me so happy that you haven‘t read any yet. We are kindred spirits! 1mo
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A stormy night, a book, and a magazine about books. As long as the power stays on, I‘m all set.

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A sweet, gentle, and somewhat predictable read about three women coming to terms with their lives and the changes they want and need to make as they band together to try and save their bookstore. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/05/review-printed-letter-bookshop-by.html

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It‘s been crazy busy here moving the oldest to his first apartment and moving the middle back to college for her senior year. They‘re only 7 miles apart about 2 hours from us but of course they couldn‘t move in the same day so I‘ve spent a lot of time on the road this past weekend! Now settling in with this one and a dog who is happy no one else is moving out.

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@catebutler I love Book Depository too and I don‘t have any of these fun colorable bookmarks (I must have been exercising unusual restraint during the time they sent these!) so I‘m tickled to have them now.i love the little gnomes on the fabric bookmark too.😁 #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

catebutler Clearly, I didn‘t have any restraint when these were being sent with BD orders, I still have a pile of them! 📚💸 The shop that I bought the gnome bookmark from is so adorable! She operates from a little village in the U.K. She had seasonal bookmarks and this was part of her summer theme. I thought it was too cute to pass up! I truly hope you enjoy them! 💓 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
catiewithac Those look very fun! 1mo
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Oh my gosh @Hufflepuffle ! Totally love these. They‘re all great but I adore the homemade ones so much! #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

Hufflepuffle I‘m so glad you like them 😊 1mo
Kdgordon88 That little bee is adorable! @Hufflepuffle 1mo
Hufflepuffle @Kdgordon88 I had a lot of fun making it! I may have to make one for myself! 🌸🐝 1mo
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LibrarianRyan That BEE! 👍 😁 1mo
catiewithac These are all beautiful! 1mo
mreads 🐝❤ 1mo
ShelleyBooksie Love the bee!!! 1mo
Princess-Kingofkings 🌼🐝 so lovely 1mo
Smarkies That bee! 😍😍😍 1mo
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Thank you so much @rather_be_reading . I had trouble taking this picture because Ozzie kitten kept trying to chew on the tassel of the kitty bookmark. Lol! Love them all and will have to show some self-restraint and only eat one package of cookies at a time. 😂 #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 👍 😁 1mo
rather_be_reading haha!! glad u love everything. so cute abt ur kitten 🐱 1mo
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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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How cute are all of these? Thanks so much @Schnoebs ! #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

TheSpineView Very cute!😊 1mo
Schnoebs Happy you like them 🥰 1mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 1mo
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Bookmarks: 400 Patterns | Marcus W. Clemons, Jr.
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Thank to Kristy for this fun bookmark! There‘s no Litsy handle so I apologize for not being able to tag you personally. @LibrarianRyan #bookmarkswap

ThalassaLuna That's me! Apologies for forgetting to put my handle. I hope you like it. Sorry it couldn't be more. ❤️ 1mo
LibrarianRyan @ThalassaLuna you did great. !! 1mo
BookNAround @ThalassaLuna It‘s perfect! Thank you so much. ❤️ 1mo
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A #bookmarkswap envelope today. 😁 @LibrarianRyan @catebutler Looking forward to tomorrow!!!

catebutler I‘ve been biting my nails waiting for these to be delivered, ha! I‘m SO glad it made it when the PO estimated. 😅 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Funny evening at a brewery listening to Gavin Edwards talk about Bill Murray for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Final Draught series.

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Crazy Cupid Love | Amanda Heger
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I had to take a picture of dinner before the heathens in my house dug in, avoiding the bits they don‘t like: tomatoes for those two, eggs for a different two, and apparently celery for everyone except me (although they‘ll eat it if stuffed with peanut butter). Hoping the book will bust me out of my slump!

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Bookmarks: A Guide to Research and Writing | John J. Ruszkiewicz, Janice R. Walker, Michael A. Pemberton
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I‘ve checked the mailbox several times today and finally hit the jackpot. A couple of snail mail letters and one for the #bookmarkswap. @LibrarianRyan @Schnoebs

LibrarianRyan yeahhh
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TorieStorieS I recognize that sticker! 😁 1mo
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I have always liked non-fiction that doesn‘t always fit in categories so this one about current day gold prospectors, historical Gold Rushes, and the author‘s own experiences in this unusual community really hit for me. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/05/review-gold-fever-by-steve-boggan.html

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If you all want a good giggle, check out Bee Cave Public Library‘s Facebook post giving some “anti-recommendations” telling people why they shouldn‘t check out certain books. This was one of my favorites.

CarolynM Love it! 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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