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erzascarletbookgasm

erzascarletbookgasm

Joined May 2016

“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
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Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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A surprisingly impressive and interesting play. An exiled Duke who uses magic power to control and manipulate others resulting in many theatrical scenes while exploring themes of sovereignty and colonisation. I‘m ambivalent about Prospero..mostly vengeful, manipulative, abusive, yet at the end so forgiving. Love the epilogue and reading fellow #shakespearereadalong discussion comments about 👇

erzascarletbookgasm ..(cont.) it very well being the speech of the Bard himself makes this play the more brilliant. Thanks for hosting @merelybookish . I enjoyed this very much. 14h
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The tagged book is inspired by the mouth-watering food and drink in the Famous Five book series. It was a nostalgic and jolly time when the 16 of us got together and presented our chosen dish from the book. We had farmhouse pie, rabbit stew, sausage-mash-onion gravy, ginger cake, drop scones, lemon biscuits (my contribution), jammy buns...etc. Going through the pages of the book (recipes & sketches of the food) transport us back to happy memories.

batsy That looks like a mouthwatering spread! 😍 2d
mabell What a cool idea! I‘ve never read any of them, but I do have a couple waiting on my shelf 😊 1d
Kalalalatja It all looks so good! 😍 1d
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Ruthiella Yum! 😋 I loved those books as a kid even though much of the time as a American child in the 70s I didn‘t quite know what they were eating (like tinned sardines). 1d
LeahBergen Fun! And now I need this book. 😆 1d
CarolynM What a lovely thing to do! I hope you had ginger beer to drink🙂 23h
Cathythoughts Oh how lovely! And delicious 😋 22h
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The Home Library | Dale Hartman
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Such an inspiring story. This old lady in Japan has a home library of more than 15,000 books, which she opens to visitors. She uses her monthly pensions to purchase books.

https://www.facebook.com/461895657190529/posts/2998571533522916?sfns=mo

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 12h
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The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco
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Another adaptation! Oh, well, I need to dig this book up from my tbr mountain ⛰.

https://www.bustle.com/p/is-the-name-of-the-rose-based-on-a-true-story-19207273

batsy I read while at uni and really loved it! But that was a long time ago 😂 so I'm tempted to read it again before catching the show. 4d
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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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A modern adaptation of The Turn of the Screw. Steven Spielberg also serves as an executive producer. It will star Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince, and Joely Richardson, scheduled to be released on January 24, 2020.

Will try to read it this month. You read this not long ago @batsy . Are you officially afraid now? 😁 Trailer here:
https://screenrant.com/turning-movie-2020-trailer/amp/

AmyG I just saw the trailer for this. Not too sure. I am thinking the book is better. 🤣 (edited) 4d
batsy I can't watch the trailer at the moment but I'm so curious! Thanks for the heads up 🙂👻 4d
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻♥️ 22h
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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Especially those of you who joined @Lindy in the buddy read earlier this year, look at this!

”Now, a fifth chapter has been discovered. Depicting Genji‘s relationship with a woman that would eventually become his wife, the fifth chapter was found among the heirlooms of the home of Motofuyu Okochi, a descendant of a formal feudal lord.”

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/09/national/history/missing-part-tale-...

batsy Ooh, cool! 4d
Daisey Interesting, thanks for sharing! 4d
Lindy Amazing! 4d
saresmoore Neato! 3d
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This little book is written as a letter from Adichie to her friend, when asked how to raise a feminist daughter in today‘s world. The author‘s fifteen suggestions are direct, wise and optimistic, talking about motherhood, womanhood and feminism..in relation to life in Nigeria and the rest of the world. Her suggestions are a good reminder for everyone. Just like We Should All Be Feminists, this inspires as well.
#AuthorAMonth

Kalalalatja Great review! 4d
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Tales of the Peculiar | Ransom Riggs
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This is a great collection of short stories which I enjoyed immensely. Intriguing, deliciously dark, and..yes, peculiar! I love the humour, the striking illustrations, and the message that each story carries. My favourites are The Splendid Cannibals (gruesome), The Woman Who Befriended Ghosts (strange but lovely), The Girl Who Could Tame Nightmares (sinister), The Locust (unsettling).

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CoffeeCatsBooks Looks beautiful! 5d
youneverarrived Gorgeous illustrations 🖤 5d
4thhouseontheleft The illustrations are 😍😍! 4d
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The Ghost of Thomas Kempe | Penelope Lively
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My first P. Lively turns out to be a children‘s book, a tale of 10-yr old James & a ‘poltergeist‘(a medieval sorcerer) who causes havoc in James‘ household & village, determined to make James his apprentice. Reading this is like being in a time warp..when life in the village is simple with regular tea & supper, climbing apple trees & digging holes are how boys spent their time after school. An atmospheric, sweet tale and a fine author.#Screamathon

batsy I loved this book ❤️ 7d
4thhouseontheleft Great review! 6d
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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"A fine, exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. Only 10,000 copies will ever be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000."

The ‘Seasons Edition-Winter‘, Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson Fiction. ?
https://www.thomasnelson.com/blog/2019/08/13/thomas-nelson-announces-the-seasons...

Lizpixie Yes but where do you buy them from!!! #takemymoney 7d
erzascarletbookgasm @Lizpixie Available at Book Depository! 7d
sprainedbrain Oh wow... those are gorgeous. I may need that P&P. Did you see these, @CrowCAH ?? 7d
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Caroline2 Wow 😯 💖 7d
Sace Gorgeous! 7d
batsy Wow! 😍😍 7d
Cathythoughts Lovely ♥️ 7d
CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m ordering the Wuthering Heights one and resisting the others although my greedy bookish heart says “You need the full set.” 7d
erzascarletbookgasm @CoffeeCatsBooks Ikr! I love the WH too but the four of them look so good together! 😩💸 7d
Kalalalatja Really pretty! 7d
IndoorDame Love these! So tempting! 7d
CrowCAH @sprainedbrain yup, ordered my edition! 😊 6d
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Celebrations | Delicious Magazine
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Congratulations @Librarybelle ! 🎉✨👏 Surpassing 200k Litfluence! 💃 and thank you for a fabulous giveaway! 😘

I‘ll love to read Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. I have it stacked for a while, I love a good thought provoking read with family dynamics, and there‘s much Litsy love for this book.

Thank you! #200KGiveaway

Librarybelle Thank you! ❤️ I snagged a copy of this awhile ago and haven‘t had a chance to read it. It sounds good! 7d
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An interesting and engrossing ghost story set in late Victorian London/Norfolk with all the essential elements of a good gothic read...old manor house with a history, constant fog, unfriendly house staff, unusual children, reticent villagers, and a malevolent ‘presence‘. Tensed atmosphere, captivating narrative, it‘s wonderfully spooky, (nothing too scary) and well written from a skilful author.

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Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻♥️.... I agree with everything you say 1w
batsy Great review! Spooky gothic read sounds perfect 🖤 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great review! 6d
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The copy of my #currentread is autographed! Unfortunately my name is not Elliott...this is a preloved copy and I didn‘t see the signature till now!

@Cathythoughts I saw your review 👍.

“I blame Charles Dickens for the death of my father” The first line got me hooked!

Cathythoughts Great first line .... ♥️ 1w
Libby1 Very good - both the signature and the first line! 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Now I want to know who Elliott is. Lol (edited) 1w
CarolynM You could always change your name...😂 1w
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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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So much sadness and cruelty in this story. The build up of the story is good and kept me in suspense. I loved the format between the two timelines - diary entries and illustrations. The evocative images, paired with the narrative in the diary which is full of emotions, make this a sad and unsettling read.

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Nute Fantastic review, Jessie! I knew about this book, but had forgotten about the intrigue of the format. Pushing this to the forefront again! Thanks for the reminder with your post!🙂 1w
erzascarletbookgasm @Nute Thank you! 💕Hope you‘ll get to read it soon. 👍 1w
4thhouseontheleft Great review! 1w
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Rage of Dragons | Evan Winter
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This is so cool! Books come to life with Google Lens!

From Orbit Books US Publisher‘s FB:
“Orbit is thrilled to introduce AR for some of our #orbit19 titles! Grab a copy of an #orbit19 book off your shelf and experience the magic yourself.”
“Available on:
Android devices via the Google Lens app
iPhone via the Google app”

Click on the link to see how it comes to life.
Source: https://www.facebook.com/121563204630823/posts/2399116996875421?sfns=mo

vivastory Awesome!! I'm wanting to read this one 1w
TrishB Wow 😮 1w
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Generally I don‘t do very well with science fiction novels but Octavia Butler was exceptional. (I loved Parable of the Sower, need to get to the 2nd book). Kindred is remarkably haunting, intense, and powerful. A compelling read that combines thought provoking questions effortlessly.

#Booked2019 #PersonofColorMCParanormal

Also for #ScreamathonReadingChallenge
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Kalalalatja Great cover! 2w
DrexEdit 😍 that cover! 2w
Tamra I adore that cover! 2w
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Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one. I haven‘t seen this cover before—love it! 2w
batsy On my TBR! Sounds really good. 2w
Ruthiella Butler‘s sci-fi is different from other writers. She keeps it at a very human and relatable level...no space wars or opera necessary. 😀 I admire her guts too...she goes places where others fear to tread and exposes our complicated natures. (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm She is admirable @Ruthiella , and the keeping things ‘at a very human and relatable level‘ is exactly what draws me to her stories. You hit the nail on the head on why her books are ‘readable‘ to me! 😊 2w
erzascarletbookgasm This pretty edition is a UK paperback published in 2018 by Headline. Joining the #coverlove 😊 @Kalalalatja @DrexEdit @Tamra @Reviewsbylola 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you‘ll get around to read it, @batsy 👍 2w
kspenmoll I love your cover!!‘ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is a perfect pick for this prompt. The second Parable book is darker than the first, but so worth the time. 👊🏻♥️📚 2d
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Here‘s my #ScreamathonReadingChallenge TBR stack. Hope I can stick to these.😄🤞 I have spooky, paranormal, psychological thriller, creepy, dark fables, gothic, disturbing tales, suspense...👀 You‘ll probably notice there‘s no actual ‘horror‘ books, ‘coz I‘m a scaredy-cat 😬🙈

I‘m including the tagged book, my #currentread , for #paranormal and the depiction of the horrors and brutality of slavery.

#Screamathon RC @4thhouseontheleft

Texreader Kindred is such a good book. 2w
Kalalalatja TBR-growing stack 😍 2w
batsy Looks very interesting! Dark Places was indeed dark but very good, imo :) 2w
4thhouseontheleft 👋Fellow scaredy-cat here! Although I am trying to branch out again, it's why I make #Screamathon so broad. 😃 2w
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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My first V Schwab and I really enjoyed it! The story is not terrifying at all, just a little spooky. The Edinburgh setting was great, and I really like the friendship between Cassidy and Jacob. I look forward to their further adventures!

#AuthorAMonth
#middlegrade

LibrarianRyan I like that cover. 2w
ShelfRighteous The second book is out now too! Really enjoyed this series so far☠ 2w
Cathythoughts Great review... I was tempted, but I see it‘s YA ... does it make a difference do you think ? 2w
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erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I think it does, definitely not an ‘adult‘ book but there‘s no teenage romance here, thankfully 😅. It reads more like a middle grade. 2w
4thhouseontheleft My daughter and I both love this one! She's reading the next book now, and it's my turn when she's finished. 😃 2w
WanderingBookaneer Pretty cover! 1w
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Engaging and well constructed with narratives from Alice trying to recall her lost memories, journal entries of her estranged sister coping with depression and blog entries of her feisty grandmother. The book delves into the complexity of relationships (between spouses, sisters, family), insight into subjects like infertility, adoption, death, divorce,..also offer lots of funny moments that had me chuckling. A good read with an important message.

ljuliel Great review and it‘s neat to see all the different covers. 2w
Crazeedi Love your picture and I enjoyed this story too! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks @Ijuliel @Crazeedi 😊 I was surprised there‘re so many different covers published, my copy is the one with the hands holding the heart. 2w
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LoverofLit Liane Moriarty is amazing at building complex relationships with humor involved. I've loved every one of her books just because of that talent, even when they weren't my favorites. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm @LoverofLit Totally! 👍 Some are better than the others, but I enjoyed them all. Now I‘ve only left two to read - The Hypnotist‘s Love Story and her latest, Nine Perfect Strangers. Which are your favourites? 2w
LoverofLit The Hypnotists Love Story was really great! I haven't read Nine Perfect Strangers yet but it is on my list. My favorite has probably been Truly, Madly, Guilty. The mother/daughter relationship in that touched so close to home with my relationship as an adult now with my mom. 2w
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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I didn‘t know it‘s the 4th book in the Eddie Flynn series but it can be read as a standalone. Fast-paced, and well written, it‘s a very plot-driven legal thriller with a sympathetic protagonist who is likeable enough to root for. I was surprised with the twists and final reveal. Thought a couple of parts are a bit over-the-top, still it kept me on the edges. Clever and gripping overall.

Thanks for sending me this @Cathythoughts

Cathythoughts I‘m glad you liked it. I agree , a bit OTT .... but a great read all thx same ! You are so welcome friend X 3w
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My #cozyswap package has arrived! Thank you @jenniferw88 ! I love the books (I‘ve been wanting to explore Margery Allingham), and the notebook & bookmark are perfect! 👌👍😊❤️🧡🍂🍁

Thanks for organising @Avanders 🤗

jenniferw88 Glad it finally got there! 3w
Avanders Yay! And now that I've *finally* read the first 3 Pines book, I'm so happy to see when other people get them ;D ❤ ☕ 💀 💌 ❤ 3w
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That‘s a wild ride. These two characters really make a memorable pair, especially with their capricious relationship. A dark and gritty read with humour in parts..the plot and dialogues kept the pages turning and had my heart pounding towards the end. Had me imagining different fates for both of them but the ending was not what I imagined. The ‘bathing in money‘ scene is one of a kind. Great noir read.

batsy So good. Glad that you enjoyed it! That image is unforgettable 😆💰💰💰💰 3w
LeahBergen I so enjoyed this book! 3w
Cathythoughts Great review! I just started this last night ... it‘s very good 👍🏻♥️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts thanks! I hope you‘ll enjoy too! 💕 3w
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Boyne, oh Boyne, did it again. I may have shed a tear or two. So much emotion in a simple, well crafted story. Anger, revenge, guilt, shame. Against the backdrop of the carnage of war, it asks the questions about courage and love. It will leave you thinking about the madness of it all (the war, the inhumanity). Tragic and 💔. Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from Boyne.

Thanks @cathythoughts for bringing this book to my attention for #SoldiersStory #Booked2019

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I love John Boyne!! I didn‘t know about this book. Stacked for immediate reading!! 3w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Oh this is one of my favourites. The audiobook is a definite treat! 3w
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m so glad you liked it. It‘s my choice for #booked2019 too & @TrishB suggested it to me !! I love Litsy recommendations 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Kalalalatja Oh, good idea for that prompt! 🙌 3w
AmyG Boyne has become a favorite author....thanks to Litsy. 3w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 this is my fav 3w
TrishB @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled this is my fav - you‘re in for a treat. 3w
TrishB @Penny_LiteraryHoarders mine too 👍🏻 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is so good! Read it pronto! 😁 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @TrishB Mine too, up there with Heart‘s Invisible Furies! I‘ve read four of Boyne‘s books so far, I loved them all! Must seek out his others. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Litsy recommendations are the best! ❤️ 🏆 📚 @Cathythoughts @AmyG 3w
jenniferw88 Hi, just wondering if your #cozyswap package has arrived yet? I'll delay opening mine if it hasn't. 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful review!!! MUST get to this book!!! And @TrishB has been talking about it for ages!!!!😊♥️ 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @jenniferw88 I haven‘t. Probably next week. No worries, it‘ll arrive, just that the mails have been acting up recently. And I insist you open yours on opening day! I can‘t wait to know if you‘re pleased with your swap items! 3w
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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With a narrative that moves between different characters‘ thoughts, including a mythical figure of the local folklore, it‘s surprisingly not confusing. This strange and poetic book tells more than just an eccentric boy as the voices of the villagers after the incident reveal prejudices, suspicions, bitterness. A magical and moving read, with a bit of humour, sadness and darkness. Didn‘t like the dreamlike theatre part but overall a Pick.

erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for including this book in my #summersantagoespostal package @mklong 👍 4w
youneverarrived That‘s the bit I didn‘t like either. Great review! 4w
Cathythoughts I really loved it ♥️ 4w
mklong I'm so glad you liked it! 4w
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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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#7days7covers Day 7

Last day of my #covercrush . Do feel free to share yours if you feel like joining in!

Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Love this!!! 4w
CarolynM Groovy baby! 4w
Leftcoastzen Oh so cool. 4w
Kalalalatja Awesome! 4w
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Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

Tagging @hes7 if you‘ll like to share your 7 favourites. 🙂

Cinfhen This cover seems different then the other Murakami covers I‘m used to seeing. I like it. Although I‘ve still NEVER read a Murakami novel. 🙈 1mo
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The criminal is not difficult to guess but the story focuses on the ‘why‘ and ‘how‘. It follows 2 persons linked by an unsolved crime for over 20 yrs, other ruthless crimes that occur around them, and a detective who never gave up on the initial case. It boasts a wide cast of characters but things come together at the end. An intricate maze of a mystery with well done translation that delves deep into the human psyche make this a terrific read.

Cathythoughts Great review! I see I already have it stacked 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Fish Boy | Chloe Daykin
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@ClairesReads if you‘ll like to join.

TrishB Lovely ❤️ blue covers are definitely popular. 1mo
Cathythoughts 💙 1mo
batsy Fun! 🐠🐟 1mo
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Cinfhen @KarenUK this one is perfect for you 💕 1mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm I love it! 💕🌊🐠😍 1mo
Kalalalatja What a fun and cute cover! 1mo
sudi 😍 1mo
BiblioLitten 😍 4w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m sure many already know about this..The front cover has a silhouette of a handmaid with a smaller silhouette of a girl with ponytail; on the back cover with the silhouette of the girl with ponytail, there‘s a smaller silhouette of a handmaid! I didn‘t notice the back cover until today! 🤦‍♀️😄 Just sharing in case some didn‘t notice either..cool right? 👇

erzascarletbookgasm I loved the ones she designed for Murakami books. You may be interested to see more of Noma Bar‘s designs for Vintage Books here. https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/negative-space-art-illustrations-noma-bar/ 1mo
ju.ca.no Awesome🤩 1mo
Cathythoughts Just had a look ! So good 👍🏻 1mo
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JennyM So good! 1mo
Ms_T It took me a few seconds longer to find the small handmaid but I got there. Very clever! 1mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t notice it. Very cool! 1mo
emilyhaldi Wow that back cover took me a loooooong time 😂 1mo
IndoorDame @erzascarletbookgasm so cool! Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Pruzy Yeah, I feel like the handmaid on the back cover is hard to spot! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Ms_T @BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi @Pruzy It took me quite a while to spot the small handmaid at the back too! 😄But once you saw it, it became obvious. (edited) 1mo
Amandajoy I didn‘t notice until you posted it! 1mo
Ruthiella Now I see it! 1mo
Gezemice Oh! I did not see that at first! Brilliant! 1mo
Birdsong28 Oh wow. I didn't make that out thanks for pointing it out! 📚 📖 1mo
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Picnic in the Storm | Yukiko Motoya
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

Tagging @Reggie if you‘ll like to join the fun. 😊

Cathythoughts Simple & ✨✨✨ 1mo
Moray_Reads Lovely 1mo
Kalalalatja Great cover! 1mo
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TrishB Lovely 💕 1mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous 😍 1mo
emilyhaldi Love this!! 1mo
youneverarrived I love this. Simple but beautiful. 1mo
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#currentread . I‘m liking the complexity of the story. Despite the wide cast of characters (story spans 20 yrs) and the length of the novel (539 pgs), it‘s holding my interest. I think I‘m liking it better than Devotion Of Suspect X.
Photo shows the sun this afternoon. We‘ve been plagued by unhealthy air for the past wk due to a long-standing cross-border haze issue with a neighbouring country. Haze is so bad, pic reminds me of the tagged book.

TrishB Wow 😮 what a pic 1mo
squirrelbrain Gosh, that‘s amazing... wouldn‘t like to be there though, the air-quality must be terrible... 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB the sun looks like an egg yolk, doesn‘t it?! ☹️ 1mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @squirrelbrain The API reading at my place was 143 when I took this pic. Many schools have been closed. Some states recorded API as high as 200 ! 😷 1mo
youneverarrived Wow that‘s crazy! 😲 1mo
LeahBergen Yikes! 😷 1mo
batsy Great pic, although the circumstances are awful. I was out for a couple hours and felt terrible. Take care & drink gallons of water! 1mo
Cathythoughts Take care Jessie & @batsy .... Stacking the book 👍🏻📚 1mo
LeeRHarry That does sound awful! Stay safe guys @batsy ! 1mo
CarolynM Oh no! Take care Jessie and Suba. Hope the air clears soon! @batsy 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks @CarolynM 💗 It improved a bit after a slight drizzle last night. 1mo
batsy @CarolynM Thank you @CarolynM ! Like Jessie said the rain and the wind helped a bit today 💙 1mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day3

@MeganAnn do you want to play along? With your keen eye for creative things, I know you have some beautiful covers! 😉

Cinfhen Oh, I LOVE this cover so much more than the US cover 1mo
sudi Love this cover ❤ 1mo
Kalalalatja One of my faves 👌 1mo
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MeganAnn Such a beautiful cover! I‘d love to play! Now I just have to figure which covers to post... 1mo
Centique That is GORGEOUS 😍 1mo
BiblioLitten I love the cover!! So pretty 🧡 4w
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The Makioka Sisters | Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

Would you like to show your favourites @TorieStorieS ?
7 days, 7 covers, use the hashtags, tag someone.

TorieStorieS Ohmigoodness!!! Would I ever!!! 😃Thanks so very much for the tag!!! I appreciate it soo much!! 😘😘😘 1mo
batsy Aahh, I love that cover 💜 1mo
Kalalalatja Nice cover 👌 1mo
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Cinfhen I love your response @TorieStorieS ♥️and a fabulous cover choice. I‘m not familiar with this book, but cover has me intrigued. Here‘s another one @Tex2Flo 1mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful cover! 1mo
Tex2Flo @Cinfhen graphic designers have such an interesting job! 1mo
TorieStorieS @Cinfhen Hahahahaha! Thanks!! Just posted my Day 1 pick! ☺️☺️☺️ 1mo
LeahBergen I love this cover! 1mo
BiblioLitten I love this cover🤩 4w
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

Would you like to share your favourites @youneverarrived ? Each day, for 7 days, share a book cover you love, no explanation needed, and tag someone.

@Cinfhen 😘

JennyM I so enjoyed this book and love the cover. Captures Yorkshire perfectly x (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Great cover and I really thought this book was super atmospheric 1mo
youneverarrived Thank you for the tag 😘 that‘s a lovely cover! 1mo
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Cathythoughts Great cover♥️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I hadn‘t thought of this one, but it‘s gorgeous indeed 💕 1mo
LeahBergen I love this cover! 1mo
Simona I like this cover👍, but dislike the story 1mo
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Yassss! My copy arrived on time for this month‘s #shakespearereadalong @merelybookish

batsy I'll be running to Kino tomorrow to pick mine up 😅 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ahh, since you‘re running all the way there, might as well.... 😈📚😁 @batsy #sorrynotsorry 1mo
batsy Noooo 🙈 #mustbestrong 1mo
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merelybookish Yay! You're ahead of me. Need to pick up a copy soon!! 1mo
merelybookish Also, that's a pretty little stack of Folger editions! 1mo
Avidreader25 This is my favorite Shakespeare! 1mo
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3 cities, an ex-soldier. NY to LA & SF, post war America of those cities is seen through the eyes of a WW2 veteran haunted by its past, trying to live in civil society. Powerful imagery of the sordid cities..the isolation & desolation of the homeless, the casualties of war; the evolvement, corruption & brutality of the cities & its people. The flashback of war scenes are vivid. Plenty references to noir films. Beautiful & haunting novel-poem.

batsy Lovely review ❤️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen I love this book 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 1mo
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He looked up the ceiling.
Laughed out loud:
‘It‘s like someone shook the map of America
and all the crap that wasn‘t bolted down
ended up here, in Los Angeles.‘

Billy‘s (an ex-soldier) unsparing observation.

(Internet photo of a crowd listening to a presidential address in 1950s).

#currentread

BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one a lot. 1mo
Kalalalatja What do you think, so far? ☺️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja it‘s brilliant! But sad. 1mo
Kalalalatja Couldn‘t agree more! 1mo
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‘People come to Los Angeles for refuge, sanctuary, but what they get is this massed, mechanized population moving in a confined space almost without collision or accident. The sounds, the movement of war: a ballet of battle without the guns.‘

(Internet photo of downtown LA in 1950s)

#currentread

Leftcoastzen I loved this so much! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great picture. I never think of LA as a real city ... I should learn more about it 1mo
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Stoner | John Williams
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Congratulations on your Litsy milestone @GrilledCheeseSamurai ! Wohoo! Six-digit Litfluence!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway!

The tagged book is one of my favourites so far. Love Litsy for its positivity, lovely bookish-minded people, and fantastic book recommendations. Scrolling Litsy is one of my little daily pleasures. 😊

Tagging @TheAromaofBooks

#SixDigitSamurai

GrilledCheeseSamurai One of my favorite things to do too. :) 1mo
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The Thirty-Nine Steps | John Buchan
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This is like a pre-WW1 Bond spy thriller. Or a Bourne. The protagonist is embroiled in international espionage in which he is pursued by the police, government agents, spies; hunted across country by aeroplane & motor cars; and survived a locked room explosion! He‘s quick-thinking and luck is always on his side! Considering it‘s published over 104 yrs ago, expect some flaws but pretty exciting adventure overall. #politicalintrigue #Booked2019

Cinfhen Good for you!! Knocking out Fall prompts 🥊 1mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻and ✅ 1mo
RachelO Great cover! 1mo
CarolynM It's a great yarn😀 1mo
Maria514626 @erzascarletbookgasm There‘s a BBC series based on the book. It stars Rupert Penry-Jones. I loved it! I believe it‘s on Netflix. 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Bookmarks galore! Thank you, Cindy for these lovely bookmarks, even some from your recent road trip. I love them all, especially the ‘Jerusalem‘ and the two designed by @BookBabe . Thanks, dear ❤️😘 @Cinfhen

RachelO How lovely! 1mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Glad they arrived 😁It was fun to pick up bookmarks for you while traveling xx Thanks again for the birthday mail #LittensAreTheBest 1mo
Cathythoughts Fab 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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LeahBergen Okay, @Cinfhen ... I‘m coveting that Jerusalem bookmark. We may need to do our own little bookmark swap so I can get one. 😆😆😆 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m happy to send you one my dear @LeahBergen next time I‘m in Jerusalem I‘ll gladly purchase one for you 😘😘No swapping necessary 1mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen You‘re the sweetest! 😘😘😘 And I WILL send you a little something in return. 😆 1mo
CuriousCaterpillar Beautiful 💙 1mo
BooknerdsLife Awww they are beautiful! 😍❤️ 1mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Peeps, the shortlist has been announced! Is your favourite here? Of these, I only have the tagged book stacked (because of Litsy) now I‘ll look up the others as well.
#TheBookerPrize2019

Cathythoughts I‘ve only read Orchestra of Minorities... but I loved it ♥️👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I read and loved Orchestra, I‘ve preordered the Atwood ( but I‘m not happy it‘s on the list) I‘m curious about Ducks, and I‘m sad that this one didn‘t make it 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m also annoyed that Rushdie is on the list 🙄I think taking the two big names is a cop out 1mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Simona I am blown away that Lost Children‘s Archive is not there! I haven‘t read any of these (made all the wrong choices obviously) and I don‘t feel like changing that at all 😬 1mo
Cinfhen I think you‘re in the middle of this one, right @BarbaraBB 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen No I did put it aside, I didn‘t feel like reading it at the moment! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ve come to the conclusion that literary prizes don‘t really work for me, as a reader @kathedron @BarbaraBB 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m curious to hear your thoughts @GuiltyFeat ??? Have u read the long list?? 1mo
GuiltyFeat @cinfhen I've read three of the books from the longlist and none of them made the shortlist! I thought Lost Children Archive was good enough to take the whole thing - truly astonishing. Then last week I read Lanny by Max Porter and it was also wonderful. 1mo
GuiltyFeat @cinfhen I would definitely have read the Rushdie anyway, but I was planning on skipping the Atwood. I read The Handmaid's Tale first time around in the late 80s and I'm not looking forward to revisiting that world. Also I could have lived without the 1000 page run-on sentence one. It doesn't inspire confidence.

The Book People in the UK already has all six for 50 quid, so I may splurge.
1mo
Cinfhen I thought Lost Children would be a definite @GuiltyFeat and I really enjoyed 1mo
Cinfhen I love those #BookPeople @GuiltyFeat it‘s worth the splurge!! I‘ve already preordered the Atwood ( I gave into temptation/hype/ curiosity) but I still might buy the bundle. I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to hate the Rushdie / we don‘t get on so well 😉 1mo
GuiltyFeat @Cinfhen I think we're going to hear more about Lost Children Archive. I predict it will take the Pulitzer or National Book Award. It's a major work in my opinion and the Booker judges missed a trick. 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lost Children Archive and Lanny have good reviews on Litsy. I have Lanny TBR but have not read any from the longlist other than My Sister, Serial Killer. @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @kathedron @Cathythoughts 1mo
Cinfhen I have an audio for Lanny that I‘m gonna try next🎧 1mo
Simona @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I had finished the longlist (except Testaments), and I must say that the Quichotte is much stronger story than Lost Children Archive and An Orchestra of Minorities. I‘m quite pleased with the shortlist🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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I kept an open mind diving into this due to the mixed reviews. Perhaps not literary-award material, but I find it surprisingly fresh and fun! The characters are unlikeable (which I have a thing for) but I enjoy the ‘straight-face‘ wit and mocking narrative that crackles throughout the novel. Among the humour, there‘s darkness as the sisters‘ childhood is revealed. Other likes : vibrant backdrop of Lagos, 👇

erzascarletbookgasm ..(cont.) the complicated sisters relationship, strong women, men victims, the poems. Suspend disbelief a little, you‘ll probably have fun! 😉 1mo
Megabooks Definitely need to suspend disbelief. I think the people who don‘t enjoy this, don‘t enjoy doing that, from what I‘ve read in reviews. I loved this book, but it‘s definitely not reality! Great review! 1mo
Cathythoughts I like review 👍🏻. “ fresh & fun “ good words to describe this. I‘m afraid I bailed. But I really like your take on this one 1mo
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mabell Great review, and terrific photo! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Divided opinions on this, and we all can‘t like the same books. 😊 Love your new profile pic btw. New hairstyle? 1mo
Cathythoughts Letting the grey grow out 👵🏻 thanks x (edited) 1mo
batsy Perfect review and photo 💛 1mo
Ruthiella Love the picture! A perfect detail for those who have read it! 🧤😍 1mo
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Pleased to report #Booked2019 #Summer completed. ☝️

4thhouseontheleft Congrats!! 1mo
valeriegeary 👏👏👏 1mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Cathythoughts Yay 😀 1mo
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Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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An utterly strange and chilling story where not much happens, except in the deeply troubled mind of the protagonist. However, towards the end, the story takes an interesting turn. A college student from a dysfunctional family is unsure how to navigate her college and adolescent life, feels alienation and fear. Gradually, she can‘t differentiate what‘s real and what‘s her imagination. (Neither can I!) Deeply unsettling.
#AuthorAMonth #August

Kalalalatja Stacked! 1mo
batsy Sounds so good! 1mo
Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 1mo
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Ruthiella Ooh ! This reminds me I need to get to this title! Might be a perfect read for Fall. 😀 1mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra @Ruthiella Ditto! 1mo
Soubhiville I‘m so glad we had Shirley Jackson this month! I‘ve added many of her titles to my TBR, and I really liked the one I managed to get to! 1mo
Soubhiville Also I love this cover! 1mo
merelybookish Striking cover! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Ruthiella @Tamra Great choice for Fall/Halloween read! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm The Penguin Modern Classic series for Shirley Jackson books have some interesting and quirky photos. @Soubhiville @merelybookish 1mo
Soubhiville Logged for Author a Month 💕 1mo
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Not read but I have it! 😂
🕺💃🕺💃

#ayupaugust #swingthemood

Thanks @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen 😙😙

Cathythoughts 👍🏻💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 1mo
squirrelbrain Another Murakami! I really need to read one of his books.... Thanks for all your posts this month - they‘ve been fab! ❤️ 1mo
Cinfhen You know me & Murakami ~ we aren‘t on the same page 😜 1mo
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I‘ve read A Head Full Of Ghosts in a Litsy buddy read..it wasn‘t the kind of book I‘ll go for but I was surprised I enjoyed it! I‘ve yet to read the tagged book, again not my usual kind of read, but I don‘t mind reading it. I may also enjoy it! 😉🤷‍♀️

#LetsTravelAugust #cabin

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 1mo
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read this but have heard good things! 👌🏻📚 1mo
readordierachel It's good! 1mo
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This is the story of the astonishing journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer-writer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they must navigate using the stars and ocean currents. After 3 exhausting months at sea, they achieve their goal. Not read the book but I‘ve watched the documentary film, a great retelling of the #daringadventure . #augustabc

KathyWheeler I‘ve read the book several times — I was obsessed with it when I was younger. 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I think I saw the film 2mo
Eggs Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Hotel Du Lac | Anita Brookner
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Loved this quiet book about the reflections and musings of a spinster writer who took a break and ‘flee‘ to #Switzerland .
#LetsTravelAugust

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Centique I loved this too -my first Brookner but I must read more! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇨🇭 2mo
Blaire That cover is so pretty! 2mo
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Apparently the song #sleepingsatellite is about man‘s exploration to space, the moon, in particular, as it was written at the 20th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon.

The book follows 3 members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build a ‘canon‘ and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon. Haven‘t read it.. it‘s considered one of the most scientifically accurate of the early Moon voyages! #ayupaugust

squirrelbrain Sounds intriguing! 🚀 2mo
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