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New word learned today:

palliasse = a straw mattress

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"Immediately the train stopped, the guards started yelling."

#FirstLineFridays

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The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome David Salinger
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#dedications

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The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome David Salinger
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Ahhh, you gotta love a well worn book cover!

I am loving this book so far. I can't remember anything about the story from the first time I read it at age 16. I find myself laughing outloud a lot now, but I sure wish I could remember exactly what I thought of it way back when. What could my teenage perspective have been like? Did this book shape who I became as an adult? It will be fun to find out as I read more!

Bookwomble I read it when I was 21 and remember also laughing a lot, which my girlfriend thought was an inappropriate reaction. Not sure what I'd make of it now, as I recall so little of it. 2w
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble I read it when I was young and a couple times years later, I laugh every time ! Maybe that says I‘m still stuck in an adolescent state in a world full of phonies. 2w
SRWCF @Bookwomble I usually never re-read books, but I've had such a good time with Catcher thus far, that I'm thinking of revisiting my teen favorites. In particular, The Little Prince, 1984, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. 2w
SRWCF @Leftcoastzen Hey, you can either laugh or cry in this world. I prefer to laugh, even if that makes me appear to be emotionally stunted. 🤣 2w
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The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome David Salinger
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I LOVE finding hand-written gems like this in old books. The edition I have was published in 1966. 💘💝💖💗💓💞

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Flowers | Scott Nicholson
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Planting flowers...for a second time in two weeks since the first time they didn't take. Wish them luck!

💐 🌹 🌸 🏵 🌼 💐

Ruthiella Good luck! 🤞🌺🌺🌺 2w
SRWCF @Ruthiella thanks! 2w
BooksNBowls I never have luck with flowers so I just stick to plants 😅 Hope it works out this time!!! 💕🌸 2w
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SRWCF @BooksNBowls Last year we planted the same exact type of flowers and they exploded! I think I underwatered them the first time around. I do very well with plants, too! 2w
Dragon Good luck 🍀 🪴 2w
SRWCF @Dragon 🙏🙏🙏 2w
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The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome David Salinger
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."

(I still can't believe this book was first published 71 years ago - wow!)

Graywacke “all that David Copperfield kind of crap” 🙂 (edited) 3w
SRWCF @Graywacke Good one, eh?! 😅 3w
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The Catcher in the Rye | Jerome David Salinger
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Up next! I first read this book way back when I was 16 years old (as evidenced by this photo that my mother snapped of me in 1988). I remember liking the story a lot and immediately running out and buying the rest of J.D. Salinger's books. Now I am looking forward to reading it, again, at age 50 and seeing what I think of it after so many years have passed. 🙃☺️🙂

Graywacke Cool picture. Also, I had no idea what JD stood for. 3w
SRWCF @Graywacke Thank you! It's my favorite picture I have of me. 😊 I didn't know what it stood for, either. My edition is so old it doesn't have an ISBN number so I used one from the Litsy database that at least had the same original red cover and that's how I first found out about his names. I was today years old! 😂 3w
Alfoster So cool (pic and experience)!❤️👊 3w
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SRWCF @Alfoster Thanks! 3w
jlhammar Love that! Have you read this one yet? I really enjoyed it. 3w
SRWCF @jlhammar 🥰🥰🥰 I have not read that book but it sounds amazing. STACKED! 3w
marleed What a cool pic to have! 3w
SRWCF @marleed Yes! I cherish it. 3w
thelastmabelcorn The picture is everything! 3w
SRWCF @thelastmabelcorn I agree! It's a great memory! 3w
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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I loved this book so much that I didn't want it to ever end! I laughed outloud a lot at the 16 year old angst-ridden narrator's observations on life. The ending was a bit sad, but I don't see how the story could have turned out any other way.

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Ahhhh, you gotta love a book that starts out with a descriptive map! 🥰

PhyllisH I 💜 book maps. 4w
Zoes_Human I love a good map. I immediately feel better when I open a book to one. 4w
SRWCF @PhyllisH Same! 4w
SRWCF @Zoes_Human Yes! Especially for this book since it's set in Russia, a vast land I know nothing about geographically. 4w
Zoes_Human @SRWCF Come to think about it, neither do I. A couple of place names with no idea of location and a vague idea that Siberia must be northern and interior because of the climate. 4w
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Will you look at this lovely book! I picked it up yesterday at a neighborhood Little Free Library. It was published in 1993 and is in perfect condition! Unfortunately, it's not in the Litsy database so I can't tag it.

bibliothecarivs I found it in the Litsy database. I searched for Eleanor Roosevelt and Freedman. 4w
SRWCF @bibliothecarivs Well, what do you know?! Thank you, I've updated it! 4w
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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This book literally put me to sleep nearly every time I sat down to read it! It wasn't terrible, but it certainly was not good. The author should stick to running and give up the idea of being a writer.

Suet624 LOL. 1mo
Smrloomis 😂 Ouch! 1mo
SRWCF @Smrloomis I know, I know, but it had to be said. Just because you're a world record holder in the running world does not mean you should quit your day job! 😆 1mo
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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"You must distance yourself from the mountain to be able to see it whole."

Picture credit: me!

BookDragonNotWorm Great shot! Looks like a gorgeous day for a hike! 1mo
SRWCF @BookDragonNotWorm Thank you! This was taken last weekend when we went mushroom hunting and it was a lovely day. This holiday weekend it's been raining 🌧 which means lots of indoor activities like reading 📚. 🌝 1mo
bibliothecarivs @SRWCF Nice photo. I read your comment about rain and thought, 'It's been raining a lot here this weekend as well'. Then I remembered that you said in a comment on another post that you live in southwestern Idaho. I live in northern Utah not far from the Idaho border so it seems we might experience similar weather. Happy reading. 1mo
SRWCF @bibliothecarivs And it appears we have more rain forecasted for today! 1mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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"When I was four years old, my mother told me it was impossible to send a letter to heaven because the wind does not go there. Heaven is always calm, with no wind."

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The Morels | Christopher Hacker
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It was a glorious day of mushroom hunting for my husband and me. We bagged 4.5 lbs of morels! 😋😋😋

AmyG Oh wow! 1mo
SRWCF @AmyG 😍😍😍 1mo
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Nute Wow!❤️🍄 1mo
SRWCF @Nute yes! They were also delicious! 1mo
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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"Once you have chosen your path, follow it confidently."

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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My mom told me my sister had stopped believing in God.

"No," I whispered." "Yes," said my mom.

"That f*cking library card, man!"

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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"I live with my father, Ray Nickel, in that low brick bungalow out on highway number twelve."

#FirstLineFridays

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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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"A day comes in life when you have to decide which train to take, and once you are aboard, there is no point in thinking what might have happened if you had caught a different one. You have to make the most of what you find on your route."

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St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store | Madison, Wisconsin (Bookstore)
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Ahhh, it's been awhile since I posted a book haul!

BookDadGirlDad Thrift stores and used books are the best!!!!! The Neverending Story was pure delight!! 2mo
SRWCF @BookDadGirlDad I am looking forward to reading it! 2mo
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Run or Die | Kilian Jornet
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Next up! This one has been on my TBR list for years.

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Bailedbailed

I started this book while on vacation and now that I'm back home I just cannot get into it. So, this is more of a DNF than it is a BAIL. I'll definitely return to it at another time.

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Nomi, the narrator of this book, smokes Sweet Caps.

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Next up! I've always been fascinated by supermodels and the design aspect of fashion, so I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

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Pickpick

This book was so interesting. I learned a lot about the American gun industry. A definite pick!

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Life does not suck right now. Not one bit!

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My husband and I leave tomorrow on our vacation to 🇲🇽 !!! Here are the books I've decided to bring with me. I am currently in the middle of reading Glock and A Complicated Kindness, and the other three are TBR. I am so looking forward to some rest and relaxation!

Ruthiella Enjoy! 😃 2mo
SRWCF @Ruthiella awwww, thank you! I plan on it. 😉 2mo
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Has this ever happened to you? Your significant other orders a book and you have to immediately cancel the order because said book is already part of your collection? Oh, yeah, and you also know EXACTLY where the book is located within your vast color coded filing system and you walk right to it! Note to spouse: never order a book without checking my collection first! 🤣

KathyWheeler I, myself, have bought books that I already own! 😄. It doesn‘t happen so often now since I got LibraryThing and cataloged all my books. (edited) 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yes- it happens to me. 3mo
SRWCF @KathyWheeler same here! 3mo
SRWCF @Chrissyreadit I'm in good company then! 3mo
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Spring Snow | Yukio Mishima
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Oh, man. It was 80° here last Thursday and today we woke up to this! We leave on our Mexico trip this coming Friday and it can't get here soon enough! My most difficult task right now is trying to decide which 📚 to bring along with me. 🤔

AmyG We got a dusting, too. Ugh. 3mo
SRWCF @AmyG Where are you located? I live in southwestern Idaho, so this type of weather isn't too unusual for us. 3mo
AmyG I live in Colorado….Rocky Mountains. Our spring is a month of sun…and occasionally some snow. And then….summer. 3mo
SRWCF @AmyG Sounds familiar! 3mo
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SRWCF Ok, so I just read the poem again and realize to some it may not sound positive at all, maybe a little dark even. 🤣 I guess the prose appeals to me because of the sense of perseverance and coming out of very difficult times on top! 3mo
Ruthiella I thought it was positive! “Captain of my soul “ 3mo
SRWCF @Ruthiella Phew! It's my most favorite poem ever. 🥰 3mo
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Nute Love love love this poem! 2mo
SRWCF @Nute Me, toooooo! 2mo
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"In 1985, there wasn't a single Glock pistol in the US. By 1995, the company sold more than 20,000 a month at an average cost of $600 apiece for civilians."

SRWCF @bibliothecarivs It's also the #1 gun for law enforcement. 3mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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I'm only four chapters in and I already love this book! The author really captures the main character and all her 16 year old angst. I've laughed out loud a few times already, and that's awesome!

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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"How are you?" Uncle Hans asked my dad.

"Oh, unexceptional. Living quietly with my disappointments. And how are you?"

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I went to a neighborhood Little Free Library to get rid of my Peter Pan book and came home with this one. It's a little-known early (1976) Follett published pseudonymously in England before he became famous.

LindaLappin I read this years ago.

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SRWCF @LindaLappin I've never read anything by him, but I of course own A few of his books 3mo
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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Up next! This time I'm going to write down the characters' names and who they are so I don't miss anything. 😉

SqueakyChu I write down character names all the time. I find it really helps, especially if a book has numerous characters. 3mo
SRWCF @SqueakyChu Yes! I even go one step further and type the character list into a spreadsheet. I then tape it into the inside cover of the book so that the next reader can refer to it if they want. 😉 3mo
SqueakyChu @SRWCF That‘s pretty cool! I type my character list into my phone as I read and often later add this information to “Common Knowledge” on LibraryThing so others can use it as well. (edited) 3mo
SRWCF @SqueakyChu Oh nice! A long time ago Goodreads granted me librarian rights and I'm able to go into book records and add names of characters and places. I haven't done that in a long, long time! 3mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, but I didn't love this book. It was hard for me to accept it as a story for children with all the focus on death, dying, and murder.

There have been several Peter Pan related movies made and I've reserved a few at my local library. I think I'm going to start with "Finding Neverland" which actually tells the author's story and focuses on his inspiration behind Peter Pan and its cast of characters.

rubyslippersreads If you really want to ruin this book for yourself, read the fascinating 3mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads WHOA!!! I just read the book description. To be honest, there was an "afterword" in the book I just finished that touched lightly on the author's history. I'm not gonna lie...I wondered if something nefarious took place with that family. ? Now want to read the book you tagged. Thank you for the recommendation! 3mo
rubyslippersreads @SRWCF I would watch “Finding Neverland” first, because you might not enjoy it after reading this book. 😏 3mo
SRWCF @rubyslippersreads Hey, I have no qualms about what might have been going on. Like I said, I already suspected something weird happened. 3mo
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Garden City Library | Garden City, ID (Library)
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So, I had to run to the post office for work and I couldn't pass up stopping in at this local library branch to see what they had on their used books shelf. I got all of these for only $6.75! 😯😲😯

slategreyskies I‘ve been wanting to read Forever Amber. 3mo
SRWCF @slategreyskies Me too! I was so excited to find it and it's in really good condition, too. 3mo
slategreyskies I love when that happens! :) 3mo
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xicanti Ooh, I loved the Castings Trilogy! 3mo
SRWCF @xicanti I definitely judged that book by its cover. 😉 3mo
danx Wow! What a score! 3mo
SRWCF @danx I know! It's so hard to find second hand Stephen King books; people must hang on to them. I was lucky enough to get the entire Dark Tower series, minus the last book. 3mo
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CHAPTER 7: Going Hollywood

Colt gun brand chauvinists derided the plastic Glock as "handgun Tupperware."

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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"Hook or me this time!"

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Los Angeles Times article: PROGRESS GIVES US GREAT NEW HANDGUN - HIJACKER SPECIAL.

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The Glock handgun was once referred to as "plastic perfection" in a Soldier of Fortune magazine article.

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Gaston Glock (born July 19, 1929)

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Up next! I bought this book for my husband years ago. Now it's time for me to read it.

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This turned out to be really excellent. The amount of raw and unapologetic courage it took this woman to write her story is nothing less than awe-inspiring.

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YES! After recently finishing this awesome book, I discovered they also made a film version released in 1973. I couldn't find it streaming anywhere or available to check out from my local library, so I purchased the Blu-ray. I'm looking forward to watching it this weekend!

Bookwomble Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern sounds like a fantastic combination! 3mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Doesn't it, though?! I bet it will be an epic performance by both of these legendary actors. 3mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Also, the film was shot in San Francisco, so it will be real cool to see how the city looked back then since I was just there last week. 😀 3mo
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Bookwomble @SRWCF That'll be cool, for sure 🙂 I love seeing how places have changed, too. 3mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Yeah, almost 50 years later. 😮 3mo
SRWCF @Bookwomble Bruce Dern was amazing! What a great flick. 🖤 3mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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The Lost Boys

emz711 My favorite 🌟🌟🪶🏴‍☠️ 3mo
SRWCF @emz711 💖 I just can't believe this is my first time reading this book. Where have I been?!? 3mo
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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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"I say, how do you do it? How do you fly?" asked John.

"You just think lovely wonderful thoughts," Peter explained, "and they lift you up in the air."

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Peter Pan (Centennial) | James Matthew Barrie
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CHAPTER THREE ~ Come Away, Come Away!

"You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."

?‍♀️ ?‍♂️

BookwormM Love that image 4mo
SRWCF @BookwormM Isn't is just adorable?! 💞 4mo
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Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar | Joseph E. Germano, Conrad J. Schmitt
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This Friday, my husband and I are headed to San Francisco so that I can take an Italian language exam on March 14th as the first step in getting my Italian citizenship. I've been speaking the language for nearly 30 years, so I'm not too worried about whether I'll pass or not. That being said, since we are driving there (which takes about 10 hours), I'm going to take advantage of that time to cram. Altho, if I don't know it by now, I never will!

Dragon Good luck- I know you will pass that exam! 🍀💚🐉 🇮🇹 4mo
SRWCF @Dragon Grazie! 4mo
Dragon Prego ! 😃 4mo
LindaLappin In bocca al lupo
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