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booksandsympathy

Joined September 2016

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I think it's safe to say I love this series. I've now read the first two books, a novella, and am going to start on the third book in the series. It's a fun series that is easy to read, so I think it helps with mourning my kitty, Pepsi. It's just enough to keep my mind off of it, but isn't difficult to get into.

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Heart's Blood | Juliet Marillier
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Today, I had to say goodbye to my Pepsi boy. He loved books almost as much as I do. My husband always said he was definitely my cat. I'm heartbroken and don't know what to do with myself. 💔 I'm going to try to read because I don't want to do anything else.

xxjenadanxx I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2w
mcipher I‘m so sorry. It‘s so hard to say goodbye to our kitties. Sending much love and hugs. ♥️ 2w
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CoverToCoverGirl So, so sorry for your loss. 😢💔 Sending my sympathy and hugs. ❣️ 2w
OrangeMooseReads I‘m so sorry. It‘s never easy to say good bye to a much loved fur buddy 💔 2w
ravenlee I‘m so sorry. I was missing my cats today, and a year later I‘m still heartbroken. I couldn‘t even read when it happened. All I could do was watch mindless TV. 2w
CouronneDhiver 😭😭😭😭 2w
booksandsympathy @ravenlee I've thought about watching some TV, but all my comfort shows involve death: Doctor Who, Supernatural, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I may need to find some other comfort show to watch. I'm not good at the mindless tv thing. 2w
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2w
Jas16 I am so sorry 2w
batsy I'm so sorry 💔 2w
Briary I'm sorry for your loss, it's always so hard to say goodbye 💔 2w
ravenlee I hope you find something to get you through. My TV was travel shows on dvd, I think. I don‘t even have TV service! I‘m sending hugs your way. 💓💓💓 2w
booksandsympathy @ravenlee Thank you so much! I thought about travel shows or history shows maybe. Last night we watched Monty Python to try to laugh. 2w
rubyslippersreads So sorry to hear about your kitty. ❤️ 1w
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The Daydreamer Detective | S. J. Pajonas
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I'm so glad I took the chance on this book. I loved it! I was immediately invested in the story and the life of the main character, Mei. Even though my life is very different from hers, I felt like I could relate to her, maybe because I too am a daydreamer. I had a hard time putting it down. When I was getting closer to the reveal, I found my heart was pounding as I read. I definitely recommend this one!

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My Pepsi hasn't been feeling good for about a week. 😿 We have medicine for him and he's definitely better than he was, but still has more improvement to make. He decided to take a nap on some books while I read.

KristenDuck Oh no!! Positive thoughts your way! (edited) 3w
booksandsympathy @KristenDuck Thank you! We've been very worried. 3w
JoScho Hope that little buddy feels better 🖤 3w
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CoverToCoverGirl So sorry your fur-baby is feeling so poorly.. 3w
OrangeMooseReads Hope kitty feels better soon 3w
rubyslippersreads Hope he feels better soon! 😽 3w
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The Daydreamer Detective | S. J. Pajonas
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The dedication in the front of the book. Lol.

britt_brooke 😆 3w
Caroline2 Yay!!! 😆 3w
CoverToCoverGirl What is miso soup? 🤣😂🤣 3w
booksandsympathy @CoverToCoverGirl It's a traditional Japanese soup. Broth that has Miso paste melted into it. Miso itself is made from soybeans. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl Thanks, I learned something today! 😁 3w
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The Daydreamer Detective | S. J. Pajonas
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This cozy mystery set in Japan is free for Kindle on Amazon. At first, I wasn't certain if I wanted it(not certain why, as I love Japan). Then I saw the series is called Miso Cozy and I laughed. Starting it today.

Magpiegem That is one fantastic pun! 3w
booksandsympathy @Magpiegem It is! I love puns. 3w
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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Got these three books today at a local used media store for $14. I'm so excited to read King of Scars and The Rules of Magic. The Night Circus both my husband and I love but didn't own, so now we can re-read it.

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"Is that a two-way mirror? Good. I don't like the idea of there being people on the other side of a mirror. It's creepy." I hate mirrors! They totally creep me out, especially dark ones. Glad I'm not alone. Lol. This quote is actually from the book A Dash of Pepper, but it's not on Litsy, so I tagged another book by the author.

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"Wisdom tolerates blustered opinions, the better to dismiss them later with discovery. "

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"Sometimes he feels certain that if men could but be made to hold still and think at length on the vast incomprehensibility of creation, wars would cease altogether."

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House of Bathory | Linda Lafferty
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My husband and I are currently living month to month until we find a new place to live. We've been slowly packing. Today, I decided to start packing up the books in our bedroom. Eight boxes so far and there's still five more shelves of books, plus my tbr books in the living room. Sigh.

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My husband bought me this book two years ago. I've decided to finally read it.

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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I stayed up late to finish this, knowing I'll be tired in the morning. But I couldn't put it down. Love this series! 💜

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My Amazon first pick for the month. When Amy‘s estranged husband offers to watch their kids for a few months, it‘s no surprise Amy is a bit thrown by the idea of having time to herself. Amy ventures to New York City, where she embarks on a “momspringa” and attempts to reinvent herself. She learns to let love back into her life—and really, how to live again. Her journey is punctuated by moments that are very, very funny and also deeply insightful.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book of fairytales set in the Grisha world. Beautiful stories and beautiful illustrations.

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The Sonoran Desert | Charles Bowden, Jack W. Dykinga
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Desert Spring
The desert seems a desolate place,
But know this isn‘t so,
As spring arrives,
It comes alive,
And shows a different face.
Of color, texture and sweet, sweet smell,
Birds warble and flit about,
The barren sings,
Rejoicing rings,
From nature‘s steeple bell.The land‘s most guarded soften up,
As blooms are born of spines,
Short masquerade,
Then colors fade,
See now and fill your cup. By Kevin Earl
Picture is my own

Eggs Gorgeous! 3mo
booksandsympathy @Eggs thank you! 3mo
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A good book, a soft blanket, and a cuddly kitty on my lap. Perfect evening. 💕

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Untitled | Unknown
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How did I miss that I'd hit 10,000? Thank you all for being so awesome and for always brightening my day.

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉🙌🏻🥳 3mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3mo
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Erofan Congratulations 🎉🎆 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congrats 💥🎉 3mo
Eggs Congrats 🎊🎈🎉 3mo
Dragon 👍😀🎉 3mo
LSTabak Whoa! 👍 3mo
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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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Went to a book signing with Deanna Raybourn tonight! It's the third time I've seen her. She always has such fascinating information and tales to tell.

robinb I am so envious...would ❤️ to see her! Love her stuff! 3mo
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I finally looked at this month's Amazon first reads offerings and chose this book. Childhood friends Asher and Mykhail are inseparable, but the brutality of World War II tears them apart and forces them to make impossible choices in order to survive. Years later, mired by the horrors of war, their paths reconvene, and together they confront their pasts and face the question of forgiveness.

TrishB I choose this one too 👍🏻 3mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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So much action and twists and turns in this book. So many emotions to sort through. Like any good series, I'm reluctant to leave it and move on. I have The Language of Thorns and might pick that up next just to continue in this world.

Jovy I love this series! Six of Crows is also set in the same world and then there‘s Nikolai‘s duology 4mo
booksandsympathy I know! I told my husband we need to read them all. Especially Nikolai's stories. 4mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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After spending yesterday at the Japanese festival, my husband and I are spending a lazy day reading. This fuzz ball is keeping me company. The fluff ball is at my feet begging for attention.

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This book is currently FREE for Kindle in U.S. Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one…and it happens to be government-sanctioned. She earned it the hard way: her husband was killed the day she delivered her third child. To avenge his death, she leads a secret life – as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows – and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I‘m home…"

DarcysMom The whole series is so much fun! 4mo
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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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So, I completely forgot about Amazon first reads this month. Crazy! I chose the tagged book about a woman who travels to Ireland to scatter her grandpa's ashes and is transported back to 1921. The Broken Circle about the author's escape from Afghanistan and Where the Forest Meets the Stars about a mysterious girl who claims to be from the stars and sent to witness five miracles also sounded really good, so I pre-ordered them.

LazyDays I picked the tagged book also, Happy Reading! 4mo
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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren

So, I just finished The Sisters of the Winter Wood and am currently reading the third Grisha book. I'm in the mood for more Slavic or Russian folktales. I've read, and loved, Uprooted. Any other suggestions?

booksandsympathy @Jas16 I haven't. It's on my tbr though. 4mo
ravenlee This is kind of a stretch, but Ilona Andrews‘ Kate Daniels series incorporates mythologies from several different traditions, with a hefty dose of Russian and Slavic (it‘s a husband and wife team, and wife is actually Russian). 4mo
booksandsympathy @ravenlee Thanks! I'll check it out. 4mo
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I snatched this book up when it was only $2.99 on Kindle. I've been reading it slowly, but each time I started reading it, I was engrossed with this book. At first I wasn't certain about the two viewpoints, especially since one was in prose, but I came to enjoy the differences between them, as they felt tied to the sisters' personalities. It was a wonderfully dark blend of historical fiction and Eastern European fairy tale.

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The Hidden Village | Imogen Matthews
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Free on Amazon in U.S. today! The Hidden Village is about Jews who hid in a forest in Holland during WWII. The Walls of Lucca is about the aftermath of WWI in Italy.

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A Brush with Shadows | Anna Lee Huber
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This book was beautifully written and bittersweet, as is life often when it comes to families. These books keep getting better and I somehow grow to care even more about the main characters each time I read one. I'm so glad I discovered this series several years ago and eagerly await the next book, which comes out in April.

CoverToCoverGirl This series is dear to my ❤️ too! So well written. (edited) 4mo
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A Brush with Shadows | Anna Lee Huber

I have 50 pages left. 50! But it's 2am and I can barely keep my eyes open. Why do the Lady Darby books always do this to me?

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1. 67°F. It's supposed to be 73°F today.
2. 60-70°F not too hot, not too cold.
3. I think it's set at 65°, but we don't have anything turned on.
4. Rainy
5. Don't have a favorite, but I love mysteries this time of year.
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And I want to live where you are.😉 4mo
booksandsympathy @wanderinglynn It's great this time of year, but summer time it is way too hot. 4mo
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A Brush with Shadows | Anna Lee Huber
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"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” C.S. Lewis

CoverToCoverGirl Ahhh a Lady Darby book... ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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The Reivers | William Faulkner
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FREE book on Amazon Kindle today! In the year 1569, the bloody borderlands between England and Scotland are controlled by families of raiders. And when young Richie Reade stands up to the mighty Armstrong clan, killing two of their own, his life will change forever. The book isn't on Litsy, so I linked to a history book about reivers(raiders along the Scottish/English border).

CoverToCoverGirl Unfortunately not free for us here in 🇨🇦 😞. It sounds so interesting. (edited) 5mo
booksandsympathy @CoverToCoverGirl Oh no! I'm sorry. 😟 5mo
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@Linsy Thanks for the goodies! I'm really excited to read the book and I do love fun socks.

Linsy So glad! 🎉 5mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Shippo has now claimed this book for cat kind.

Texreader So adorable!!! ❤️❤️❤️😻😻😻 5mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Finally! It's been two months since I requested this at the library and I finally have it to read! Starting it after I sleep some.

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The tagged book is FREE on Kindle today & the other is only 99¢. Synopsis for tagged book: Historian Carrie Jo uncovers clues about the mysterious, long-ago disappearance of a wealthy heiress. But her investigation might awaken an otherworldly threat… Synopsis for other book: In the summer of 1919, the lives of three women intertwine as they seek to discover what happened to the men they love during the war.

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The Snow Gypsy | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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These were my Amazon First Reads picks for the month. They both look so good!

Emiller I chose these 2 also!! 5mo
JazzFeathers That Snow Gipsy cover would be enough to buy the book for me. 5mo
booksandsympathy @JazzFeathers It was enough to get me to choose it. Lol. I love flamenco, so I didn't even read the description before selecting it. I read the description afterwards and thought it sounded good, thankfully. 5mo
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The books I got for Christmas. I'm so excited about both of them. 🌲💜📚

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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I read the first Grisha book quite a while ago and decided to buy the series. I told my husband he needed to read them and he has. I still have only read the first book. Oops! So now I'm finally starting the second book.

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Shades of Earl Grey | Laura Childs
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A tea giveaway! Thank you @umbrellagirl for this great idea. I love Earl Grey tea, but I think I'm most drawn to the Hot Cinnamon Sunset. I've never tried this brand before, but it sounds fabulous. #harneyteagiveaway

umbrellagirl Thanks for entering 💙☕️💙 6mo
umbrellagirl Great name btw 6mo
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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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My reading has been very unfocused the past couple of months, so it's taken me a while to finish this book. That has nothing to do with this wonderfully written story at all, though. This book was even more beautiful than the first in this series, the relationships between characters more detailed and intimate. I look forward to reading the next book.

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This is only $2.99 today on Kindle! Sounds like a great book.

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Ray Vs the Meaning of Life | Michael F. Stewart
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These two kindle books are free on Amazon today.

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Bruja | Wendy C Ortiz
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I am so intrigued by this book. It's a dreamoir, filled with four years worth of the author's dreams. What a fascinating idea! #bruja #witchyreads

Linsy Oooh, that sounds cool! (The word dreamoir is awesome) (edited) 8mo
booksandsympathy @Linsy I thought it was a beautiful word. That's what drew me in. 7mo
Linsy I totally forgot to message you last month, but you won my giveaway! Email me your deets and I‘ll get your stuff to you. Sorry about that! 😅 (My email: linsyh@icloud.com) 6mo
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booksandsympathy @Linsy What?! Now I'm excited! Thank you! 6mo
Linsy @booksandsympathy Glad you‘re excited and not annoyed!! It totally slipped my mind, but I‘m glad I can still get it out to you! 6mo
booksandsympathy @Linsy I just figured someone else won the giveaway. Lol 6mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Of course I had to use this for today's prompt of #omen. It's David Tennant and Michael Sheen, how could I not? #witchyreads

Linsy Can‘t wait to get to this one! 8mo
OwlAndTwine Omg I‘m so excited reading it to my 11 year old as soon as we can so we can watch it 7mo
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Salem's Vengeance | Aaron Galvin
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Head's up! This book is only 99¢ on Amazon today.

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This Wicked Game | Michelle Zink
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Claire Kincaid‘s family has been in the voodoo business for over 50 year, running an underground supply house for voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders in the family store, but she has a secret: she doesn't believe. But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there‘s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye. #voodoo #witchyreads

Linsy Cool cover! 8mo
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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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My book loving Pepsi Cola

Tadams4 Such a beautiful precious cat! 8mo
booksandsympathy @Tadams4 Thank you! He's the sweetest cat too. Spoiled rotten. 8mo
Libby1 😻 8mo
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The Supernatural Enhancements is a gothic book part of the found footage genre, like the #blairwitch. It tells the story of A and Niamh who inherit a creepy home from an unknown relation who died mysteriously and start trying to unravel the mystery. It's told through a series of journal entries, scrawled notes, recovered security footage, letters to Aunt Liza, audio recordings, complicated ciphers, and even advertisements. #witchyreads

Linsy Sounds creepy! 🖤 8mo
booksandsympathy @Linsy I enjoyed his other book, so I'm sure this one would be good and creepy. 7mo
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Some of the books in the #hex series that I have on my tbr list. They look like fun books. I have the first book(the tagged book) on my Kindle app. #witchyreads

mcipher I‘ve had that one on my TBR forever! If you read it, I‘d love to know what you think of it. 😊 8mo
booksandsympathy @mcipher You got it! 8mo
Linsy Those look fun! 8mo
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