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TheSketchyReader

TheSketchyReader

Joined December 2017

I‘m a book blogger who loves art journaling and illustrating bookish snail mail letters. https:ricki-treleaven.com
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The Shabby Chic Home | Rachel Ashwell
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The @bookriot #bookstagram challenge #riotsgram #riotsgramday1 #shelfie This is the only bookcase area in our home that isn‘t filled to overflowing. It‘s the home decor section! 😜

Zelma Beautiful and calming! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Zelma thank you so much! 2y
robinb Hi @TheSketchyReader are you still with us on Litsy? Working toward an Alabama Litsy meet-up and thought I remembered you living here? If so, would love to hear from you! 😊 13mo
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I have three more days in the Ultimate Blogger Bootcamp so I thought is pop in and say “hello” and share this quote. Bootcamp is making me want to read a comfort book. Do you read comfort books ( like eating comfort food )....🤓

Eggs Often...Dandelion Wine, Meet the Austins, The Four Agreements 💕 2y
TheSketchyReader @Eggs whew! So happy I‘m not the only one! 🤓😜 2y
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1. Mork and Mindy. 2. Forty Autumns. 3. Anything with curry in it. 4. Reading the latest Flavia de Luce murder mystery. 5. #friyayintro ❤️ ❤️ 💜 💕 💕 💗 love. Thanks for hosting @jesshowbooks

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The Rosie Effect: A Novel | Graeme Simsion
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Littens I need your help! I was organizing our home library and these are the books I‘ve either abandoned or totally overlooked. It‘s weird that most of them are blue. I feel guilty because someone needs to enjoy them so I‘m making an effort to read them this year. #bookishproblems. If I don‘t finish by the end of December I‘m donating them to our neighborhood library. Which one should I #readfirst? Go!

Jess_Read_This I just added Silver Witch to my TBR after seeing it in your pile! That one sounds really good. 2y
TheSketchyReader @Jess_Read_This maybe that‘s what I should read next! 2y
MeganAnn I loved The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic! But it is quite long with some slower sections so it's takes some time to get through. The Rosie Project was fun and quick reading, although not one of my favorites I would recommend it. 2y
MeganAnn @Jess_Read_This I agree! That sounds really good! I have one of her other books on my TBR shelf that I need to read too! 2y
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I‘ve missed Litsy and you Sweet Littens so much the past week as I‘ve been in an Ultimate Blogging Bootcamp. My brain is about to explode, and I still have a few days of work left. So since I can‘t focus to read, I‘ve been enjoying this #delightfulbook about the world‘s best #indie bookstores #roadtrip #fieldtrip

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This was one of my favorite books of 2017. I love how the two mysteries are intertwined and the characters are unforgettable. The conclusion is genius I tell ya! #bookcrush #readthebook

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Stacked!! This sounds really good!!! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is. I hope you read it! 😁 2y
Cinfhen Pretty photo ❤️ 2y
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TheSketchyReader @Cinfhen thank you! I‘m an artist and my art teacher thinks I‘m a suckish photographer so I‘m trying to improve. You‘ve made my day! 2y
Cinfhen Tell your teacher to go🤬🤭😂 2y
TheSketchyReader @Cinfhen 🤣she‘s really nice honestly. She lit a fire under my butt! 2y
Cinfhen Ok, then it‘s all good 😊 2y
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1. Crunchy 2. Little Fires Everywhere 3. Bloggers‘ Boot Camp 4. I already talk with animals. Just ask my Westies! 5. English Literature Thank you @jesshowbooks #friyayintro

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I enjoyed this book much better than The House at the End of Hope Street. Fun Magical Realism, and several quirky characters. This is the perfect beach read if you‘re traveling this winter ❄️ or quick little fireside read.

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Artist Blogging West Highland White Terrier Perylene Red Dark Chocolate Cuban Coffee Tea Roses Summer Chicago Cubbies and Alabama Crimson Tide. Thanks for the fun @hermyknee #litsylovelist

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Super fun book! Who doesn‘t love snail 🐌 mail? Love the projects, and extras like templates and stickers! Most crafts aren‘t difficult.

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My sweet daughter sent me some Sucre drinking chocolate. It‘s so yummy! It‘s my snack paired with a book I won. #muglove #perfectpairings

TheKidUpstairs Great photo! 2y
Reecaspieces Love that pottery! Great pic! 2y
Eggs What a lovely and colorful tableau 💕💕 2y
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TheSketchyReader @TheKidUpstairs Thank you! I was playing in the art studio and I got cold! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Reecaspieces thank you! I needed something warm to drink while I‘m the Studio this morning 2y
TheSketchyReader @Eggs thank you sweetie! 2y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Love me some Outlander! #jamesfraser #outlander #bookcrush

MeganAnn This is gorgeous!! 2y
TheSketchyReader @MeganAnn Aw thank you! 😊 2y
Shauna1 Love it! Outlander is one of my obsessions ❤️ 2y
TheSketchyReader @Shauna1 thank you! One of mine, too! 2y
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All the books I read during Christmas vacation. Can you guess my favorite? 🤓

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Steal Away Home | Billy Coffey
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Sometimes it‘s best to stay inside with hot tea and a book!

Christine11 So pretty!! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Christine11 aw thanks so much! It‘s been so cold lately that I don‘t want to go outside so I‘m reading and journaling! 2y
Christine11 @TheSketchyReader It‘s better to stay inside where it‘s cozy ! And you are super talented at drawing 😊💕 2y
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I really want to know what happened to Frank. I want a sequel, darnit! #sequeldammit #wherethehellisfrank

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1. I‘m an oil painter and here are a few of my most recent paintings. 2. I plan to read forty books at least because I want to do more literary art. 3. I wear glasses. 🤓 4. I prefer the ocean! 5. #theimmortalists #HumpDayPost @MinDea

Clwojick Sooo pretty! Love the paintings 2y
cobwebmoth Beautiful! 2y
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Cinfhen Beautiful 2y
Christine11 Lovely art ! 😊 2y
robinb Gorgeous art! 😁 2y
AmyG You are amazing! 2y
Eggs Wonderful detail💕💕 2y
TheSketchyReader @Cinfhen ☺️ Thank you 2y
TheSketchyReader @Christine11 thanks so much! 2y
TheSketchyReader @AmyG aw shucks thanks! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Eggs thank you! 2y
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#lykke is my word of the year for 2018. I enjoyed reading 📖 about happiness research, and if we can tweak our behavior to live a happier life sign me up! I‘m also giving away a copy of this book on my blog. Is there a way to host giveaways on Litsy?

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Peer Pressure | Justin Healey
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Who knew giving in to Litten peer pressure could be so much fun! 😝😘 #funko #avatar

PurpleyPumpkin 😂Perfect outfit for your vacation! 2y
TheSketchyReader @PurpleyPumpkin *giggles* I know, right?!?! 2y
KirstieE Holiday vibes ! Thanks for sharing 🌸 #mypopfunko 2y
TheSketchyReader @KirstieE aren‘t they fun!!! 2y
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My daughter and Mom bought me these books for Christmas, and I‘m reading them while on vacation. We found the shell on nearby Cockleshell Beach. These are the books in the Amazon bag from yesterday‘s post. The only place my daughter could find The Last Pearl Fisher is Scotland was from an Amazon seller. #beachreads

Morr_Books Looks beautiful there! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Morr_Books it is! It‘s the first week long vacation we‘ve had on six years. We‘re on St. Kitts overlooking Nevis. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Looks beautiful! I envy your sea and warm weather. It‘s -24 degrees Celsius where I am. Enjoy your vacation and reading!☀️📚 2y
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TheSketchyReader @PurpleyPumpkin thank you! I hear we might get snow New Year‘s Eve and Day for our return home! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Nothing would surprise me about the weather at this point. 😬❄️ 2y
TheSketchyReader @PurpleyPumpkin 😝❄️☃️ 2y
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I have three books 📚 in my bag. I gave you the first one. Any guesses on the other two? Here‘s a hint about one: it involves 🐝 bees and a wedding. 😝🤪 I‘ll come back later for the reveal.

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#merrychristmas from beautiful St. Kitts overlooking Nevis and inactive 🌋 volcano. #joinin. #christmasblessings to you!!! Merry Christmas to Littens everywhere!

robinb Beautiful! #MerryChristmas from Alabama! 2y
TheSketchyReader @robinb I‘m from Alabama 😀 This is the first Christmas vacation we‘ve been on in 7 years! Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 2y
4thhouseontheleft One of my favorite places in the Caribbean! We went to Nevis a year ago, and can‘t wait to go back. 2y
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TheSketchyReader @4thhouseontheleft This is our first time and I would love to come back one day! 2y
4thhouseontheleft @TheSketchyReader We stayed at the 4 Seasons on Nevis, which had snorkeling right off the beach...the sea turtle sightings were amazing! 2y
TheSketchyReader @4thhouseontheleft How cool! We love sea turtles. We‘re staying at the Park Hyatt St. Kitts on Banana Bay Beach which overlooks Nevis. We‘ll take a water taxi later in the week and explore Nevis for a day! 2y
CouronneDhiver Well that‘s quite a different view - sunshine and beaches! Very nice 2y
JessClark78 Merry Christmas! 2y
TheSketchyReader @JessClark78 Merry Christmas to you! 2y
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I made it to St. Kitts but my suitcase did not. But I did have this in my purse so I‘m reading it among the daisies and frangipani. I only have one section left. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 to all of my new Litten friends!

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Christmas in Icicle Falls | Sheila Roberts
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Read this #funbook this week, and there are some recipes in the back of the book of dishes mentioned in the story. My daughter and I made the eggnog muffins. They are so yummy! #readingsnack

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My #favoritebooksof2017 not all were published this year but that‘s okay. #booksandflowers

MyNightstandRunnethOver I just started to the Almost Sisters this morning. I am more excited to read it seeing it listed as a favorite. I also read the Keeper of Lost Things. I loved it. 2y
TheSketchyReader @MyNightstandRunnethOver The Almost Sisters is so wonderful. Look at my letter for the book after you‘ve finished reading it! Let me know what your thoughts when you‘re done! 2y
RaimeyGallant Pretty picture. :) 2y
TheSketchyReader @RaimeyGallant 🙂thank you!!! 2y
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Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs
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1. I prefer bags but either, really. 2. Caffeine! 3. Earl Grey and Ginger 🍐 Pear. 4. Rooibos. #muglove. @TheKidUpstairs

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Merry and Bright: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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I bet we see this one on Hallmark‘s Countdown to Christmas next year. If you‘re looking for a sweet romance you can read in between wrapping gifts, baking Christmas cookies, and holiday parties look no further. Quick and fun read!

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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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One of my three favorite books of 2017

Amiable Love your sketches! 😍 2y
TheSketchyReader @Amiable thank you!!! 2y
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The book frogs 🐸 say: Vote for Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore for #litsyawards. #vote

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Love this #Christmas #craftbook I‘m getting my Christmas craft on and made this mistletoe heart-shaped wreath. If you like Scandinavia style and simple, natural decor you‘ll enjoy crafting from this book!

Eggs Lovely😊 2y
TheSketchyReader @Eggs Thank you! I had fun making it. 😊 2y
AJBowers Adorable! 2y
TheSketchyReader @AJBowers thank you! 😘 2y
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Christine11 So pretty! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Christine11 Thank you so much! 2y
ShanleyBelle Gorgeous! They are even more beautiful in person... 2y
TheSketchyReader @ShanleyBelle Thank you so much, Shanley Belle! So happy that you‘re a Litten! 2y
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CarolynM Lovely picture 2y
TheSketchyReader @CarolynM thanks so much! 2y
Nute I‘m am so happy that I found my way to you.🤗 Your artwork is amazing. Are the letters an actual review of the book? Very cool. Gushing now, but I am thrilled to follow you! BTW...absolutely love Flavia de Luce. 2y
TheSketchyReader @Nute I love Flavia, too!!! Her next adventure will be released at the end of January. My letters are mini reviews to encourage folks to read the book. I also include fun ephemera and discussion questions. (Mostly for my book club gals) 2y
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1. Malibu Barbie. 2. See above. I‘m gifting it because I love the illustrated edition. 3. Older. 4. Yes. 5. 😍😘❤️💖💕. #FRIYAYINTRO thanks for the fun, @jesshowbooks

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#Christmas is the season for #Hygge This little book is like wrapping your brain with a blankie while sipping hot chocolate so thick a spoon can stand up in it! 😝

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Untitled | Unknown
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Only the best #ChristmasOrnament *ever*. Thanks to my sweet daughter!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! 💗 2y
TheSketchyReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! It‘s my first Christmas gift. 🎁My daughter did well! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSketchyReader that‘s so sweet!! I wonder where she got it!! 🤔 2y
TheSketchyReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She bought it at Anthropologie 2y
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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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#vote for #meddlingkids Tim says so! I hope it‘s okay to campaign for a favorite book. I‘ve lived through an embarrassing and hellish campaign here in Alabama so it would be nice to campaign for something worthwhile! I‘m excited about the #LitsyAwards

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read it yet, but I will soon for our #LMPBC!! 📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s a group of 4 littens... Litsy Markup Postal Book Club... We each choose a book, we annotate, then send to the next person in the group. We keep the book for a month then send it on! Does that make sense?! Lol it killed me to write in a book!!! It is hosted by @suvata 😊📚 2y
TheSketchyReader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks lots to write about in this one! If you like I‘ll send you my Sketchy Reader letter about it when you read it. 2y
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Christmas in Icicle Falls | Sheila Roberts
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I want to #thank you kind #Littens for welcoming me to your community. This Christmas red velvet cookie and cozy Christmas read are for you! Merci!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. 48 -52
2. Salt Houses by Hala Alyan; The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman; and In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende 3. Favorite Genre is Magical Realism, and new genre is Science Fiction. 4. 3 Litsy Swaps. 5. I really don‘t know enough about Litsy to set a Litfluence goal 🤓.

IheartYA Yay! You got it! 😊 2y
IheartYA Have you read A Criminal Magic? So good! Oh and The Paper Magician is also good. 2y
TheSketchyReader @IheartYA thank you so much. I‘m trying to learn how to navigate Litsy and I appreciate your help! I‘ll definitely look up your recommendations. I have not read them yet! Have you read Magic Bitter Magic Sweet? 2y
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Super fun Christmas gift 🎁 for the #Francophile in your life. Very little skill required!

Jess_Read_This What a neat sounding book! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Jess_Read_This It even has pretty perforated craft paper in the back! (edited) 2y
CrowCAH Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! This is beautiful 😍😍😍 2y
TheSketchyReader @TheKidUpstairs thank you so much! Everyone is making me feel welcome here! 2y
Scurvygirl Welcome!! 👋👋👋💚 2y
TheSketchyReader @Scurvygirl thank you so much! 2y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy. I hope you enjoy it here 2y
TheSketchyReader @CarolynM thank you so much! Everyone has been so kind and helpful. 2y
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ValerieAndBooks Love your artwork!! 2y
TheSketchyReader @ValerieAndBooks thank you so much! 2y
RebelReader I'm in awe of your artistic talent. Beautiful! Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Lilac Lane | Sherryl Woods
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Clwojick I am in awe at your artwork! So so beautiful 😍 Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Hiddensee: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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Jess_Read_This Oh! I love the Nutcracker drawing! ❤️ 2y
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DebinHawaii Love the colors in your sketch--and a fun book too. 💙💚 2y
Jess_Read_This I have this one up next to read. ❤️ 2y
TheSketchyReader @DebinHawaii thank you so much! 2y
TheSketchyReader @Jess_Read_This enjoying it so far. The recipes in the back are fun to read, too! 2y
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The Crows of Beara: A Novel | Julie Christine Johnson
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TheKidUpstairs Your artwork is beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us! 2y
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! Beautiful sketches! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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TheSketchyReader @RaimeyGallant thank you! I‘m sort of a Lost Ball in High Weeds so I appreciate the link to your tips. Very helpful. Thanks so much for the welcome! 2y
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TheSketchyReader @DebinHawaii thank you for your warm welcome! I‘m trying to figure out this app! I love it so far! 2y
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful posts!👍🏽 2y
TheSketchyReader @PurpleyPumpkin thank you. This is such a cool place. I‘m loving it already! 2y
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