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Before I Go to Sleep
Before I Go to Sleep | Steven J. Watson
Watson makes his powerful debut with a compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller, reminiscent of "Shutter Island" and "Memento," in which an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident cannot remember her past or form new memories, desperately tries to uncover the truth about who she isNand who she can trust.
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OutsmartYourShelf
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After watching the film version starring Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth, I bought the book which has languished on my shelf ever since. Finally read it & although it has some major differences to the film, I thought it was a great read. Recommended if you like psychological thrillers. 4🌟

Cathythoughts I love psychological thrillers ! Stacked 1w
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jenniferajanes
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Pickpick

This was a compelling read! The MC wakes up every day not knowing who she is, where she is, or anything about her past. She works hard to recover her memories, but who can she trust to tell her the truth? I definitely recommend this one.

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julesG
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#MOvember @Cinfhen

Playing catch up at the beginning of the month already.

#Music
#RescueMe
#GirlGoneWild

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MysteriousBookworm
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I read this book in 2016 and really enjoyed it. It was a little slow for me in the beginning, but I was really glad that I decided to push through it in the end. #beforeigotosleep #psychological #thesuspenseisthrillingme #bookworm

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DebinHawaii
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#RedRoseSeptember
We‘d like to think that we‘d #NeverForget our lives when we go to sleep at night which makes that loss a creepy concept for a book. Christine lost her short-term memory after a vicious attack & when she wakes up remembering nothing, she doesn‘t know who to trust...her husband or her therapist...or herself especially when things just don‘t add up. I liked the book much better than the movie—even with my Mr. Darcy in a lead role.

arlenefinnigan Excellent 5mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t know it was made into a film...its also a book that‘s been lingering on my TBR for a long long time 5mo
gradcat I saw the film as well, and I agree...book was much, much better. The film was awful, imho.... 5mo
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suzie.reads
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Thought this was fantastic! It's quite a terrifying thought that this could so easily happen to you. Such a good story 😃

Thank you for the recommendation @Birdsong28 I will definitely be reading more by SJ Watson 😊

Currently at 17hrs 42mins for #24B4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon
@Clwojick @Andrew65 @jb72

Birdsong28 Glad you enjoyed it. The tagged book is just as good. 5mo
Andrew65 Great time! 👏👏👏 This is a special book. 5mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 Thanks for this recommendation. 5mo
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suzie.reads @Birdsong28 I will definitely be reading that. Thanks 😃 5mo
suzie.reads @Andrew65 yeah it was a really good book 😊 5mo
Clwojick Yay! Glad you also liked this one. I thought it was fantastic! 5mo
jb72 Wow great time! 5mo
suzie.reads @Clwojick was very good 😃 5mo
suzie.reads @jb72 thanks 😊 5mo
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chloemichelle
Before I Go to Sleep | S.J. Watson

Been MIA but I am still reading. Mostly recently this one has captured my attention. A slow burn, a bit repetitive, but ultimately worth it in my opinion.

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Gidget1207
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Although not my favorite book I thought this book was good and I found myself needing to find out what was going on and what really happened. I was definitely rooting for Chrissy and I wanted her to remember her past and look forward to her future. Part of me really liked how the book ended and the other part of me wanted more. I am desperate to know if she finally can remember her past but that is just because I love a happy ending.

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Gidget1207
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Starting this book today 😁 I heard it is good...we shall see!

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OriginalCyn620
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These MCs need lots of help remembering. #remindme #springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choices!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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Andrew65
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The ultimate nightmare, waking up each morning not remembering anything about who you are or what is going on in your life. The main protagonist has to leave clues to help accelerate the memory process and get to the bottom of a BAD situation. A great book, strongly recommended.
#SpringIntoReading #RemindMe

RadicalReader Can‘t wait to check out this book love having books at my fingertips thanks to Libby 9mo
Andrew65 @RadicalReader Hope you enjoy it. 😊 This was also made into a film in 2014 starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. 9mo
RadicalReader @Andrew65 saw the movie and never would have thought that I enjoyed it as much as I did. I also loved the movie with Blake Lively All I See Is You 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can you tell me the ending??? I just could finish it 😫😫😫 9mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can see why you would have struggled to finish it. 😔 Been many years since I read it so this link may help you more than my trusty?!? Memory. FOR OTHERS THIS IS A SPOILER LINK, IF PLAN TO READ THE BOOK DON‘T CLICK ON THE LINK! http://www.bookrags.com/studyguide-before-i-go-to-sleep (edited) 9mo
Birdsong28 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 9mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 👍😊 9mo
Birdsong28 @Andrew65 Have you read Second Life? That was even better 📚📖 9mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 No I haven‘t 😔 Thanks for the recommendation 😍, I‘ve just stacked it. 9mo
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Drocchio03
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Started this morning and committed to fishing before I go to sleep. Terrible joke aside, the book delivered on being a page-turner that‘ keeps you guessing. I enjoyed the diary-esque format and pacing - but found the gratuitous sexual excerpts / lines uncomfortably forced. This one just makes it over the line to a “pick”; a solid quick empty-calorie read.

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Drocchio03
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In the middle of one book, committed to starting another with a friend - and really should be working and not reading at all. And with that, I‘m going to do what I want and need right now. And that‘s a few untaxing, yet suspenseful, hours with this. #booked2019 7. Night-oriented title @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Well played 🙌🏻Hope you enjoy 9mo
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brilremy
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Words can‘t even begin to describe how quickly I devoured this book. The secrets that pop up and confuse you all throughout keep you intrigued and needing to know more. This was honestly one of the best suspense books I‘ve read. I didn‘t suspect the end until I was almost upon it and normally I can guess things pretty early on. Upon finishing Before I Go To Sleep, I sat there for a minute and just let it all sink in. Amazing.

akckitty It's been a couple years since I read this book but I remember enjoying it so much!!!! Have you seen the movie yet? 10mo
brilremy @akckitty I didn‘t even know there was a movie. I‘ll have to go watch it now 10mo
bookaholic1 ❤ this book 10mo
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xoxocass
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So far this is great! It‘s been a quick read for me so hopefully I will finish on this beautiful snow day! ❄️☃️

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Elma
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"Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is forty-seven years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories."
#forgetmenot #literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thus book!! I started it years ago, but didn‘t finish it! 😱 12mo
Elma @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks According to Goodreads, I've already read this book, which I have no recollection of doing. But it's also on my library card, so...#irony 12mo
Monica5 I read this book a couple years ago and enjoyed it 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elma that‘s too funny!!! 🤣 12mo
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SusanLee
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I‘ve totally enjoyed this book! When the pace picked up, it kept me on tether hook, wanting to know if my assumed ending was right 😂

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MoniqueReads305
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Next up is this thriller that has been on my shelf for much too long.

Have you read it? What did you think?
#amreading #currentlyreading

Birdsong28 Love this!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 12mo
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Ncostell
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I enjoyed this thriller about a woman with amnesia who relies on her journal to keep track of her life as she forgets everything after she goes to sleep each night. It did drag a bit as it was somewhat repetitive but overall it was a good read and made you think about the importance of memory and the richness it adds to our lives. This was my B selection for the #litsyatoz2019 challenge.

SailorMoon A good read indeed! I liked it very much! There's a movie based on it, if I am not mistaken... with Nicole Kidman possibly... 12mo
Ncostell @Hufflepuff16 I have not seen the movie yet but will have to check it out! 12mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 12mo
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Amiable
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A thriller about a woman who loses her memory every night when she goes to sleep and has to recreate the pieces of her life every morning when she wakes up. A quick, fairly fun read. 3/5 stars

tracey38 This sounds like a movie I saw years ago but can't remember the name of. 13mo
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Andrew65
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Loved this book. A regular theme, waking up each morning to have forgotten everything, but this one was very well written. A standout in the field. Great tension! #TryToRemember #WinterWonderland

TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 13mo
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TheLibrarian
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Mehso-so

A quick read but just ok. I saw someone post that this was like “50 First Dates” mashed with a mystery/thriller and I‘d kind of have to agree 😂

RadicalReader @TheLibrarian the movie was also quite enjoyable too 1y
TheLibrarian @RadicalReader I want to watch it mainly because of Nicole Kidman but I‘m glad to hear it‘s good. 1y
LauraJ Ha! Ha! That was me. It‘s so nice to know there are people who understand my world. 😈 1y
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julesG
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The MC has #lost her memories. Every day she starts with a blank slate. She finds her diary and tries to keep track of what happens, and more importantly of what has happened.

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen
#YesFemmeberInNovember

Chrissyreadit Yes! Good one! I enjoyed this book. 1y
Billypar Nice choice! Stories with memory loss always seem to take interesting twists and turns- sounds like that might hold true for this one too. 1y
PurpleyPumpkin I really enjoyed this book! It was interesting to see the plot progress even though the reader, along with the MC, repeatedly has to start from scratch. It kept me guessing!😳 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is a smart thriller! 1y
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LauraJ
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The premise is just like 50 First Dates, but with an impending feeling of doom. And the end went a bit too far, but I still enjoyed reading it more than Cecil enjoyed wearing this costume.
#catsoflitsy

MinDea 😆😆😆😆 1y
Linear I love the costume ! I got one for my kitty, it mostly just puts her in a video game pause mode it seems lol 1y
RadicalReader @LauraJ Fifty First Dates is my favorite movie I still remember panclocks 1y
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LauraJ
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Cecil says it‘s time to take this #readathon to the 🛏. Just one last book before I go to sleep...

LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 1y
LauraJ @LeahBergen Why, thank you! Cecil brought me a dead bug for the occasion. 1y
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julesG
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After a terrible accident that happened 12 years ago, Christine can't remember the last 24 hours after she wakes up. Still, she is living her life #NextToTheRightOne, until she finds a diary. Her diary.

I loved this book. Haven't seen the film yet.

#septemberdanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja Ooooh, this sounds dramatic! 1y
julesG @Kalalalatja It's very good. And I just noticed I did the prompt wrong. It's #RightNextToTheRightOne 1y
Cinfhen Nice recovery!!! Good pick ❤️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz Yes!! Good pick. I thought about this one too! 1y
julesG @Cinfhen You know, great minds and so on 😉 1y
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InnerSavvy
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Wow this book had me anxious and freaked out throughut most of the book. I love when a good book makes you feel something, and I really enjoyed the ending too. #toppick #psychologicalthriller

RaimeyGallant Sounds good to me! 1y
InnerSavvy @raimeygallant If you like psychological thrillers I would read it. Not fast paced but definitely got under my skin. 1y
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CorganMooney
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MUST READ. This was so good, I really couldn‘t put it down. I felt like I was living the story. The ending is such a twist!

RadicalReader @CorganMooney I love unputdownable books be sure to check out The One by John Marrs love his books this one was my diving board into his other incredible novels 1y
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VenmariPasinos
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BOOK| Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson 📚

FOOD | Bacon 🐷

AUTHOR | Brown, Dan ☺

TV SHOW | Breaking Bad ☠

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Breaking Bad is a great choice! 2y
VenmariPasinos @JoScho Thanks! I loooved the series. I wish it didn't have to end. 😔 Anyway, did you get to watch it? 😁 2y
JoScho I did! It was awesome and you just get so consumed by it. 2y
VenmariPasinos @JoScho True! The show's a piece of art. 2y
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TrishB
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#uremindme #heatofjuly
Christine has to be reminded of things everyday!!

Cathythoughts Looks eerily good 😱 2y
artkavanagh I found it a bit disappointing but not enough to discourage anyone from reading it. If you like amnesia plots (as I do) you shouldn‘t miss it https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1489231082 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts I enjoyed it, if a slightly predictable ending. 2y
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TrishB @artkavanagh I‘d say I enjoyed about 80% , then it felt like a sort of stale ending. 2y
Cinfhen I agree, this was a three star read but a great choice for today 💋 2y
SledgeReader @TrishB @Cathythoughts @artkavanagh @Cinfhen Was this the only that felt like it was going to get super creepy but never quite made it? 2y
Cinfhen Yes, this book fell flat @SledgeReader 🙄 2y
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Purrfectpages
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CoverToCoverGirl Been there done that ✅🤓 2y
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Angelacarson
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I got through this book fairly quick and it was an easy read but it was predictable.

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VeryLazyDaisy
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I. Loved. This. Book. It‘s packed with character driven suspense. It‘s like the nightmare version of 50 First Dates. Christine has memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury and can‘t maintain memories more than a day. When she sleeps, she forgets everything. In her quest to take back her life she starts keeping a journal, and catches up every morning. This writing eventually leads her to the truth of her past and how she got there. Highly rec!

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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

The ending of this book was predictable and too gimmicky for me. It‘s getting a so-so since the book was tense and had me intrigued for 80% of it until that insanely ridiculous ending.

dragondrool I'm glad someone else wasn't impressed with this one. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm This was a so-so for me 2y
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Panpan

Nope! Not. For. Me. Not to mention unlikeable characters... repetitive to the point of boring .. I just didn‘t care! Blah, blah, blah was all I heard. 🤷‍♀️😔 Kept hoping it would get better but it never did.

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CoverToCoverGirl
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I‘m hoping to have this finished 🤞 by the end of my #AudioWalk ... it still hasn‘t improved and I would have #bailed if I hadn‘t promised to read/listen to it 🙁

#CurrentlyListening
#IDoNotCare 😳

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CoverToCoverGirl
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Unfortunately #CurrentyReading / #Listening to this one because a friend so highly recommended it... I will finish it but I need to do so before it puts me to sleep! This one is not for me 🤷‍♀️ I don‘t like any of the characters I find them all annoying 😳

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Nute
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#ReadingResolutions - Memory: Not holes in the memory. More profound. No memory. No recollection from day to day of your name or your identity, of your favorite things, of the people you love and those who love you. Every night while you sleep everything is erased, everyone is forgotten. Who are we when nothing is remembered? Are we defined by our memories? That was the intrigue of this book.👇🏽

Nute Oh, and the craziness that arises when you can‘t remember who not to trust which might be infinitely more important than remembering who to trust. (edited) 2y
CouronneDhiver Interesting! 2y
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Bpsmith6176
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Mehso-so

A woman wakes up with no memory- she gains some back over the course of the day- writes them down only to fall asleep and forget again. Ok book- by the end I was ready for the book to be over. It was like a creepy 50 first dates.

Ericalambbrown That‘s exactly what I was worried it would be! Thanks! 2y
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Arvena
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Mehso-so

Very slow, too long, unbelievable and predictable story. Very creepy story!

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RestingBodiceFace
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I've come to the conclusion: it's really hard for me to read suspense books without trying to figure out everyone's motivations all the time, which is a real buzzkill when I get to the end. That being said, this one is well-written and very engrossing. Recommended.

LoverofLit I'm the same way! I trust NO ONE 😮 2y
MyNamesParadise This is one of my favorite books! Read his second book called Second Life. Ignore the low review on Goodreads. It‘s different than this one, but still excellent! 2y
RestingBodiceFace @MyNamesParadise Thanks for the recommendation! I will add it to my list. 2y
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kezzlou85
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Well @JoScho these were my two blind date with a book . Looking forward to reading them both

JoScho Oh very nice! Thanks for sharing 😊 2y
kezzlou85 @JoScho yeah have heard of the before I go to sleep one but not the other. 💜 2y
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