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jenniferw88

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Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
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This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes
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Mehso-so

3.75 🌟

Some useful things in here but the photos are gorgeous.

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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Ruthiella He‘s quite handsome! 13h
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😂😂😂

Pinched from FB.

BethM 😂so good 1d
Vansa This isn't factually correct at all though- A song of ice and fire pre-dates Twilight by nearly a decade. And totally different genres, paranormal romance and high fantasy aren't overlapping! 21h
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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julieclair I remember visiting Chawton years ago, and staring at that table like it was a shrine. I could barely drag myself away! 1d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3d
Ruthiella This chapter underscores just how difficult it could be to accommodate a surprise dinner guest with no refrigerator or nearby shops! 😱 3d
KristiAhlers @Ruthiella right? We totally take for granted how easy it is comparatively to do just that. 3d
StolenBookmobile Sigh……I haven‘t even started yet haha. Finishing Lady Susan first. 2d
batsy @Ruthiella I was thinking the same thing! Also the bit about dealing with the tedium of domestic life by falling ill (and all of that laudanum consumption) really struck me. 2d
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June #roll100 @PuddleJumper

I've already read my #15, so have substituted my #14.

PuddleJumper Looks good! 3d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Too many favourite authors to choose from, but I ❤ his Oscar Wilde Mysteries. #pop22

5 🌟 and read in time to hear her talk this evening!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @Cortg @squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead @Kalalalatja @Laughterhp @KarenUK @Megabooks

Cinfhen Enjoy!!! Very cool 4d
squirrelbrain Enjoy the talk! 4d
Cortg WooHoo! 4d
AbigailJaneBlog I saw the talk a few weeks ago - it's so great! Hope you enjoy it 4d
shanaqui Ooh, I listen to her podcast with Gyles Brandreth, and have been pondering whether to pick up either of them's books. 3d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Not quite what I was expecting - it's more about his ancestors than him - but I still enjoyed it.

4 1/2 🌟

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Just found another fun, no time pressure reading challenge!

https://app.thestorygraph.com/reading_challenges/73bb273b-ab5b-4a5a-bf28-573b5ee...

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Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌 5d
DinoMom Yay 5d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Clare-Dragonfly Such drama in Jane‘s family! (edited) 5d
mollyrotondo As I was listening to this chapter I was hearing a lot of similarities to Lady Susan and was reminded of the Sanditon tv show. 15h
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It's a while since I posted about this show, so thought I'd amend this with a new series of Beat the Chasers starting Monday! Plus it's related to books 😂

Anne won't be on the new series as she had Covid during filming, so Issa replaced her.

#AddictedtoTheChase @TrishB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen

Cinfhen No Anne, boo but SO EXCITING to know that chasers are back!!!! Yay 😁 6d
Linear When I was in highschool. I got grounded from reading for pleasure. My parents made me put all my books (most hardback) into a large suitcase, and put it in the basement. We lived on the 4th floor. I secretly would buy books during my lunch break at school and sneak them into the suitcase when I finished reading them. My dad suspected. So when I got ungrounded, the catch was I had to carry it up on my own. I was grounded for 6 months. 5d
Linear It was very heavy and I almost couldn't make it. It took my a good half hour of panting. I couldn't even put it down to rest or he'd make me start all over again. When I finally got to the top of the stairs and put it down, I felt like I would float away. This was before e-readers. So I call it my old/lady " in the snow both ways" story. Because now I have over 1,000 books in my purse lol 5d
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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AllDebooks I am loving this book so much. 1w
jenniferw88 @AllDebooks Lucy's a brilliant writer isn't she? 1w
AllDebooks @jenniferw88 she really is and an even better presenter. Her history programmes are excellent 1w
jenniferw88 @AllDebooks I know! I've even been lucky to attend two of her talks in person, and I'm going to see her talk about her Christie bio in October hopefully! 1w
AllDebooks @jenniferw88 oh wow, that will be good. Can't wait for the Christie book to be published 😍 1w
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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Ruthiella So interesting to read about inheritance and how it affected her own family and their prospects. 1w
KristiAhlers This totally makes the “drama” about inheritance in stories more realistic. I can‘t imagine having to rely upon this as a means of comfort 1w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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4.75 🌟

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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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KristiAhlers I‘m loving the fact that despite what I knew about this woman I‘m still learning more 1w
batsy @KristiAhlers Yes, I feel the same! 1w
janeycanuck @batsy @KristiAhlers Me, three. And it‘s making me itch to finally really get into her letters! 1w
mollyrotondo I‘m learning so much about the norms of her time. I didn‘t know that the Georgians did live the concept of “it takes a village”. 1w
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Clare-Dragonfly I love that they thought potatoes were expensive to grow! 😂 1w
janeycanuck I might have to listen to this chapter again - I think I missed the potato part! 1w
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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TODAY starts the buddy read of this book, starting with the INTRODUCTION (not Chapter One)!

It tells us of the importance of houses in Jane's novels and life, and also that everyone has their own version of Jane, and that this is Lucy's!

@sprainedbrain @quietjenn @Crinoline_Laphroaig @Kdgordon88 @BarkingMadRun @AllDebooks @nanuska_153 @DebinHawaii @Andrea313 @Clare-Dragonfly @StayCurious @julieclair @TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads ⬇️

jenniferw88 ⬆️ I hope I've tagged everyone but please notify me if you want to be and I'll add you. #PemberLittens 2w
KristiAhlers I found this chapter to really informative. I agree we all have our own mental picture of her. 2w
julieclair I liked how Worsley pointed out that "home" was a constant theme in Jane's novels. I hadn't really thought about that before. 2w
janeycanuck A great intro that has really made me intrigued for the rest of the book! 2w
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Not a book to read at the start of a pandemic, but a few years down the line is OK 😂.

Turns out coronavirus has been around since at least 2006 but it's managed to be contained, only becoming a pandemic when it escaped Asia.

#Tbrdeckofcards #titlebeginswithe @Clwojick
#ReadingAfrica2022 #gabon @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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BarbaraBB It sounds fascinating- a few years down the line 😉 2w
persephone1408 I thought chinese lab altered the coronaviris. 2w
shanaqui Hmm, do you mean this book claims that SARS-CoV-2 existed in 2006? SARS-CoV-1 has been known since 2002, and of course coronaviruses as a family have been around and worldwide for thousands and thousands of years, but I can't find anything in the scientific literature that suggests that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating prior to 2019...

I've always liked Quammen's work, I'll be disappointed if he's gone astray!
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shanaqui @persephone1408 That's one theory that some scientists believe, and many do not. There is no conclusive proof either way, only circumstantial evidence. (My scientific opinion is, for lack of any actual proof otherwise, that it's most likely a natural zoonotic disease.) 2w
Librarybelle Agree…probably not the best book to read at the start of a pandemic 2w
jenniferw88 @persephone1408 @shanaqui probably mean SARS-CoV1. The book was mainly on Ebola, after all - coronavirus was only briefly mentioned! 2w
Bookwormjillk This does sound interesting, thanks. 2w
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Finally home! Thank you @TrishB for the tagged and puzzle (not the auction one!) - it was very kind of you! The rest were gifts or things I've bought with birthday money.

Looking forward to reading it!

TrishB You got some lovely gifts ❤️ 2w
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Kipling & Trix | Mary Hamer
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Just bought this at this bookshop!

merelybookish I initially read this as: "I bought this book shop." ? 2w
Ruthiella @merelybookish me too! 😂 2w
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Just some of the cards and presents for my birthday! Currently in Norfolk so I suspect there may be more when I get home tomorrow!

youneverarrived Happy Birthday 🥳 2w
Cupcake12 Happy birthday! Have the best day 🎉 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper Wish you happy birthday 🎂 💐 2w
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Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 🌈🎉🙌💫💗🍄❤️ 2w
MaureenMc Happy birthday! 🎈 2w
Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!!! 2w
BarbaraBB Happy birthday!
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AmyG Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎈 2w
Cinfhen Happy Birthday 🎉🎈🎂💜 2w
DivineDiana Wishing you a fantastic year! 🥳📚 🎂 2w
sprainedbrain Happy birthday!! 🎉 2w
BkClubCare Happy Belated! 2w
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Die Again | Tess Gerritsen
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Yes, I read this book out of order so that I could get #Botswana completed for #ReadingAfrica2022, but I'm definitely going to be going back to the start!

5 🌟

@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle This series has a lot of love, and I didn‘t realize this one had a Botswana element! Awesome! 2w
bookaholic1 Love this series!@ 2w
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The Holt Bookshop | Holt, Norfolk, United Kingdom (Bookstore)
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Visited this independent bookshop today & bought this! 😂

shanaqui I remember really liking A is for Arsenic, so I'm keen to pick this up sometime! 2w
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Challenging, informative, reflective. 5 🌟

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Ghana @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Your map is looking great! 2w
BarbaraBB What @Librarybelle says 😍 2w
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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4 1/2 🌟 because when I started reading it I quickly remembered who the murderer is, as I've watched Suchet's version too many times 😂😂😂

Using for the above #pop22 prompt, as well as #52Booksin52Weeks #Tbrdeckofcards #bilingualcharacter @Clwojick @Cinfhen @Cortg @KarenUK @Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft @Megabooks @Laughterhp @squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead

RaeLovesToRead This book was incredible and even more incredible that I didn't guess the murderer 😊 3w
LauraBrook Not a bad problem to have, hey? Love Suchet. 3w
Clwojick Oohoo! 💜 2w
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She Said won for April (it was up against Sugar, but I think the things I learnt from She Said will stay in my mind longer, although it was very close).

But The Priory of the Orange Tree won overall as I loved all the fantasy elements and I could picture the settings, characters etc. It was also a much lighter read than She Said, even though it was longer!

#readingbracket2022

BookwormAHN I just read The Priory and it was fantastic 🧡 3w
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Any UK fans of Jay Blades / The Repair Shop interested in a book tour?

aa_guer2021 I am little far away, but that is awesome!! 3w
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Third book from Raynor Winn! Tagging @Cinfhen as I know you liked book 1!

Cinfhen Ohhhh, thanks!!! I‘m super curious to learn more of their story 3w
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Sugar: A Novel | Bernice L. McFadden
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5 🌟! I really enjoyed your pick @Mrs_B ~ it took me on an emotional rollercoaster! I hope to send to @jhod in the next 2 weeks. #lmpbc

jenniferw88 @jhod @Mrs_B planning on sending Tuesday. 1w
Mrs_B I was just thinking about you - I saw the Chase won a bafta! 1w
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Going to see Secrets of Dumbledore later today... wearing odd socks to represent Grindelwald (Slytherin) and Newt (Hufflepuff) 😂😂😂

Oryx Have fun! 3w
Cupcake12 Enjoy the film 🍿 3w
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Marple: Twelve New Mysteries | Agatha Christie, Leigh Bardugo, Elly Griffiths, Ruth Ware, Jean Kwok, Kate Mosse, Val McDermid, Alyssa Cole, Dreda Say Mitchell, Lucy Foley, Naomi Alderman, Natalie Haynes, Karen M McManus
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Just pre-ordered this!

EvieBee Me too! 3w
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Heroes | Stephen Fry
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Top 54
Left 85
Right 96

#roll100 @PuddleJumper

Will probably get to 54 and 96 as I have 2 holidays in May and don't want to take the hardback (85)

PuddleJumper Hardbacks are such a pain! They never fit into anything 3w
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! I just got the new ARC from the same author 3w
TrishB Glad you enjoyed 👍🏻 3w
squirrelbrain 😁👍 3w
Cathythoughts That‘s great you enjoyed it 👍🏻♥️ 3w
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Cinfhen Hope you enjoy 4w
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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jenniferw88 @LitsyEvents can you share please? 1mo
KristiAhlers Yay. My copy arrived yesterday in the mail! 1mo
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MoonWitch94 Yay! 1mo
Ruthiella Looking forward to this! 😃 1mo
eeclayton Lovely 😊 It's great that not each buddy read starts at the same time! 1mo
staci.reads I will be sitting this one out, so you can remove me from the tags. Thanks! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly How did I not know that Lucy Worsley has an Instagram?! 1mo
rwmg I read my father's copy over my unexpectedly prolonged Christmas/New Year break. Loved it. 🥰 1mo
jenniferw88 @staci.reads will do. 1mo
ravenlee My copy just arrived and I‘m really looking forward to it! 1mo
peanutnine Could I be added to the tag list please? Looking forward to reading this one ☺️ 1mo
StolenBookmobile Excited! 4w
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@TrishB is this more like Will for you?

TrishB Definitely more like him 😁 1mo
jenniferw88 @TrishB He's the actor from Hudson and Rex that I mentioned on your post. X 1mo
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Cinfhen Well played 🙌🏻 1mo
squirrelbrain Good choice! 1mo
BarbaraBB Very good choice! 1mo
Librarybelle Nice! 1mo
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See @KateReadsYA to enter

StolenBookmobile Is this for the Dewey's Read-a-thon 4/30/22?
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Thank you @Leniverse for everything in my #speculativespringswap - I love it all! I'm going to use the tagged for #tigeronthecover #pop22. And After 8's are my favourite chocolates so they'll be saved til last!

Thanks @Avanders for organising!

Tagging #pop22 crew - @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @Laughterhp @Kalalalatja @Cortg @KarenUK @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks How wonderful! 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhhh, nice!!! I still need a book for that prompt too!!! 1mo
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Leniverse I meant to add a note that had a stealthy look at the first couple of chapters of Sorrowland and it looks super interesting but might skirt a bit close to your triggers. 😬 But I did find it on your wishlist. It starts off pretty intense, so I guess you'll know right away if it's for you or not. If it isn't just send it back to me and I'll get you something else. I'm going to have to buy one for myself anyway! 1mo
jenniferw88 @Leniverse thanks for the heads up! Anyway, it's good to test my boundaries with my triggers. As you've said it 'skirts' them, I should be OK. 🤞 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 1mo
Avanders 😍😍🔮🧬🦠 1mo
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#litsyteaswap letters ready to send! @Nutmegnc

sarahbellum Woohoo! 🎉 1mo
BkClubCare Cute stationery- or the envelopes suggest it 😻 1mo
Nutmegnc Are this CAT ENVELOPES?????? 😱😱 *faints* (edited) 1mo
perfectsinner OMG cats 🐈 😻 1mo
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Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
RaeLovesToRead I've got Shuggie Bain to be read and have got my eye on Young Mungo too. From what I've heard, it sounds like a worthy Booker winner. 1mo
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The Gilded Shroud | Elizabeth Bailey
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4 1/2 ?. Two things prevent this from being 5 ?, the first being that Ottilia is too "perfect" (she doesn't seem to have many flaws), and there's no link between the title and plot.

Second book for April's #roll100 @PuddleJumper
#Tbrdeckofcards #52Booksin52Weeks #relatedtothewordgold @Clwojick
#booked2022 #murdermystery @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I hate when book titles are misleading or don‘t connect to the story 1mo
PuddleJumper That's great! 1mo
Clwojick Way to go! ❤️ 1mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Walking the Nile | Levison Wood
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Clwojick Oooh! This sounds interesting! I love cross country walk/run books. Another favourite is from a guy that lived in my hometown in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and walked to New York City. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m planning on listening to this audio too!!! I loved his other travelogue that I read last year for #Asia 1mo
Librarybelle Stacking this one! 1mo
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BarbaraBB I loved his book Arabia top do I will certainly check this one out too! 1mo
jenniferw88 @Clwojick It was! It takes place just after the Arab Spring - 2013/14. 1mo
Cinfhen I have this queued/ I‘m looking forward 4w
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