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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell
Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Terry Pratchett novels and The Princess Bride, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he's bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there's the Dark Lord who wishes for the boy's untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there's a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar "happily ever after" that ever once-upon-a-timed.
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Farm 🐐 #SavvySettings 🍀

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome shelves!! 7mo
Eggs Love looking at your shelves! 7mo
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BookBr
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Pickpick

Okay, but the GOAT tho😂 This book is like reading a Mel Brooks movie, all spoof. Similarly, I found the conceit wore thin at times, but overall the story hung together well and the characters were so appealingly likeable that I‘ll give it a pick. Extra points for the cutting insights on politics in the last quarter there.

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BookBr
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Is there such a thing as being too tired to read? I‘m looking at this book — which is, BTW, an absolute riot — and I just can‘t even summon the strength to pick it up. Blah. I hope this doesn‘t last…

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BookBr
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As a remedy for the last tragedy-steeped book, I pick up this delightful looking one, passed on by a friend. Hoping for a cheery outlook!

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GreenGrl87
Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Today‘s Beach read.

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rachelsbrittain
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My library has almost all of my #NewYearWhoDis books recommended by @Laughterhp so I made a special tag to group them together for January reading. So excited to dive into these! @monalyisha

monalyisha I‘m SO interested in one of the titles on your list! I may try to get my IRL book club to read it... (edited) 2y
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RamsFan1963
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Comic Fantasy isn't usually my genre of choice, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Yes I could have done with much less poo and fart jokes, but I found the characters engaging, and the puns and wordplay kept me chuckling. I'd be willing to visit Pell again in the future.
4 👑👑👑👑
#LitsyAtoZ #LetterK @BookishMarginalia
3/6 #crushtherush @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great job! I'm glad you liked it. I read this earlier this year, too. 2y
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RamsFan1963
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📖 Tagged plus Sticky Fingers and Occult America on audio.
📖 The Mystery of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer (Enola Holmes Mysteries, Book 1)
📖 Yes, because of Covid I'll be doing most of my holiday shopping online

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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RamsFan1963
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Many moons ago in a principality far, far away, a hirsute lady slept in a tower that was covered in thorns.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 30

#tbrpile #theTBRmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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Sweetkokoro
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Mehso-so

This was a great break from heavy worldbuilding that gave me a few laughs but I will admit you can only have so many poop jokes before they are just not funny anymore (not that they were funny to begin with). The character building was great though. I loved Poltro and I will fight all the chickens in the world for that girl.

ChasingOm I agree 100% with this review. 2y
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Laughterhp
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Here is my entry for #Booked2020 - Spring

I didn‘t finish all 6 prompts for Spring, but I did finish more than 6 prompts. So I pulled one I‘ve already finished for Summer.

Made Me LOL - War and Peas
Parent Child Memoir - Motherhood So White
Tartan Noir - The Blackhouse
Pan Asian Author - A Different Pond
Animal on the Cover - Kill the Farm Boy
Red, White or Blue Type of Cover - The Boyfriend Project

Cinfhen Great job 🥳Thanks for sharing 🙌🏻This is your #OfficialSecondQuarterEntry #Booked2020 📚🎉💕 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome job! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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SAT words! Puns! Sexual innuendos!

A Farm Boy. A Dark Lord with a potbelly, tramp stamp, & bread making magic. A bumbling rogue. A talking goat. A human/rabbit hybrid bard. A 7-foot-tall lady-warrior in a chainmail bikini. A Sand Witch. One of them is the Chosen One.

It started out really fun but it got to be a bit much with all the jokes, aimless plot, & little character development. After much deliberation I'm giving this ⭐⭐⭐. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I have book 2 so I will read that to see if the series improves. This was my #bookspin pick and also satisfies the #sagittarius #readyoursign challenge prompt 9 as the ensemble provides us with an adventurous character, a creative character, and a strong-willed character. @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Yay for another #bookmap 🤗
I finally finished my first book for the #readyoursign challenge. This book covers prompt #9: Read a book with a character that is adventurous, creative, or strong-willed. Since this covers a bit of an ensemble cast, all three traits were found in at least one of the characters with whom we are traveling. Official review to come.
@Clwojick @Meaw_catlady #sagittarius
#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks LOVE your book map!!!! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheAromaofBooks Did you notice the seven toes?! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I didn't!! That's fantastic!! 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This fantasy adventure required a whimsical quitter strip.
#bookmark

vlwelser 😍😍😍😍 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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This is my prospective #sagittarius #TBR for #readyoursign but I might swap out another light blue book if the mood hits. @Clwojick @Meaw_catlady

I committed to 5 books but I should be able to read more. These cover at least a few prompts:

Adventurous, creative, or strong-willed character
Topaz (color on cover)
Light Blue (color on cover)
Read between 5-10am
Fire (element in title)
Birth year & Sagittarius author

Clwojick I loved The Bookish Life of Nina Hill! Hope you do too ♥️ 2y
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TieDyeDude
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1. Probably Chuck Palahniuk, though Stephen King and Neil Gaiman are up there.

2. A flight of beer, a nice dinner, and a concert or play.

3. Never thought of it before. I guess a distinct settings I remember most would be in medieval times, or similar fantasy lands.

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Lovely responses ❣️ Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚🤗 2y
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Katies_always_booked
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t DNF but I‘m skimming most the the last 75% 🥺 it just won‘t end and doesn‘t hold my attention. I had high hopes too, the beginning was funny and who doesn‘t love a talking 🐐 but it reminds me of Family Guy when a joke starts out funny and they let it go on wayyy too long and your like “really...?” Time to move on...

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bibliobard
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Mehso-so

There were parts that were amusing and parts that fell a little flat for me. Overall not a bad story, but I don‘t think I will check out the sequel. Still, it did make me laugh at times so I am using it for my #Booked2020 #Spring #MakesYouLoL category!

ErinSBecker FWIW - I enjoyed the first few chapters of this on audiobook. But definitely not enough to finish it. 😅 2y
Cinfhen A few good laughs is still a win🙌🏻 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds unique anyway, if not fall off the couch funny! (Guess where I‘m sitting ...) 2y
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 2 books this week. But made a lot of progress with my current reads.
I‘m about 5 hours into Eight Perfect Murders
I‘ve read about 220 pages of the Last Time I Lied

#WeeklyForecast - I have to start Know My Name for a book club. I am going to read it in sections and break up my reading with these other books.

erzascarletbookgasm Ooh I want to read the Peter Swanson. 2y
Laughterhp @erzascarletbookgasm Just make sure you‘ve read all the mystery books listed! It spoils all of them within the first chapter or 2! (Or all the ones you want to read). (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Know My Name was so powerful 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the heads up! 2y
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

This book was so much fun. It‘s a fantasy adventure full of laughs, crazy characters and puns. A talking goat, a woman turned into a bunny, a very tall woman in a chain mail bikini, a rogue who can‘t rogue, and dark wizards. It‘s making fun of all the white man tropes in fantasy books.

Book 2 finished for #EasterExtravaganga
Easter Egg Hunt - A on Cover
#Booked2020 - Animals on Cover

Andrew65 Poor farm boy! 🤣 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
Laughterhp Forgot to mention this was the #triplespin book for #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Cinfhen Sounds craycray 🥳we all need a little bit of escape right now!!! Fun pick 2y
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Laughterhp
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This is how I exercised today. We just got an exercise bike. It was great and I expect a lot more like this in my future 😂

#EasterExtravaganza

BookDragonNotWorm I feel like I need wrist supports 😂 2y
Laughterhp @BookDragonNotWorm Haha it has to be the right size book! This one was really thin! 2y
Andrew65 Now that‘s exercise I can buy into! 2y
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Laughterhp
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Happy Saturday! Enjoying some outside time these evening with a new book.

Well, new in that I bought it last April and am picking it up now. The one “good” thing about libraries being closed is I‘m reading a lot of my owned books.

This is the #triplespin book pick I believe.

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BethM
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@nelehelen thanks for the extra goodies! @cwarnier I promise to go to the post office Saturday or Monday!

nelehelen Glad you got it!! 2y
MusicallyMorgan I am about to start Kill the Farm Boy! I‘m so excited for it. 2y
cwarnier It's all good. Take your time. 2y
cwarnier Thanks ladies for an awesome round. 2y
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Laughterhp
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I decided to participate in #BookSpin for the first time in April. My list is all books I own.

Have you noticed the theme? It‘s all fantasy, mystery and sci-fi. My comfort reads. 🥰

This will also help with #TheUnreadShelfProject

marleed @Laughterhp This is turning out to be one of my favorite challenges! 3y
Laughterhp @marleed Oh that‘s good to hear! We‘ll see how it goes for April! ☺️ 3y
hes7 I loved The Sun Down Motel! 3y
Laughterhp @hes7 The only reason I haven‘t read it yet is because I‘m home alone a lot and know I‘ll be scared 😂 3y
TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you along!!! Great list - no idea why it's sometimes a challenge to read my own books haha 3y
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benderbooks
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Mehso-so

The idea of this book was intriguing and the humor made me chuckle. But the big problem was too much content thrown in too quickly. I wish we had lingered with characters or situations instead of running through multiple places so quickly I couldn‘t connect with any of them in particular.

Would recommend as a library read, not a full purchase price.

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This line feels a little too applicable during this time.

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benderbooks
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The thing I love about this is the idea of a group of dungeon party members filing paper work to join an union 🤣. Imagine the party sitting around the dining room table and they‘re arguing about the name of their organization

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benderbooks
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I think we all know an annoying person who meets this description.

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benderbooks
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Well ... historically that‘s not necessarily true for everyone but that‘s just the historian in my twitching. Otherwise, nice quote from the book.

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benderbooks
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This made me pause and reread the book before laughing to make sure I read it right.

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benderbooks
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Liked this quote a lot. It fits with the quest theme of the book.

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benderbooks
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Lols. True, but then the rude person will get offended much faster. So I feel like it‘s a catch 22.

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benderbooks
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Got to make sure our goals are reasonable and reachable. Lessons with Dark Lord Toby

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benderbooks
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Thought this was perfect for a Monday. One day through the work week and it already feels like a lot. Here‘s a wish that everyone‘s week is nice and enjoyable with little to zero drudgery 😋

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benderbooks
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Sometimes the level of ridiculousness in this book takes a second to overcome before pushing through to read more.

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benderbooks
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Those darn public warning announcements against roses. We really got to get better about that 😋

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benderbooks
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Goals. To have eaten enough to actually be able to tell the difference between minimum effort in cooking and gourmet. I mean a pinch of salt and a dash of Tabasco can carry me a long way.

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benderbooks
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The shade is strong with this one

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benderbooks
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Made me think of the moment in Lord of the Rings where Sam stops and recognizes how he‘s stepping further then he‘s ever gone before.

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benderbooks
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Started reading my new book, Kill the Farm Boy. So far ... it‘s interesting

SW-T It‘s pun central, and shade is thrown liberally 😊 3y
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nelehelen
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Got the next #lmpbc book in the mail along with some goodies from @Sharpeipup 😃 Thank you so much, Tina! 😘

@BethM yours is in route! Sorry it‘s late. It was in my husband‘s trunk so I completely forgot about it. 😣 Should be there by Tuesday!

Sharpeipup Both the soap & the chocolate are locally made-enjoy! 3y
cwarnier Sorry ladies, I am really behind. I am almost done with the sheep book and I have Masterpiece as well. 3y
BethM @cwarnier that makes me feel better! I probably won‘t be able to mail you the next one at the start of March- I‘m behind in book club books too! 3y
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Sharpeipup
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A little afternoon reading with a side of sunshine.
#lpmbc #bookntea

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mutlee
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Panpan

Started out cute but got old really fast! Too over the top for me.

Soubhiville Agreed. I bailed pretty early on. 3y
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Sharpeipup
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@cwarnier it arrived just in time for a rainy day!
#lpmbc @nelehelen @BethM

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cwarnier
Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson

#lmpbc @Sharpeipup
I just sent off this book today. It should be to you by Monday. Hope you enjoy it.

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cwarnier
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#wintergames #teamfozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious @BarkingMadRun
#24B4Monday #24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72
Here is yesterday's reads. 5 hrs 54min
18 hours 36 minutes total.
Not sure what I am reading today.

Andrew65 👏👏👏🙌 3y
BarkingMadRun Nice!! 3y
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cwarnier
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Pickpick
BarkingMadRun ❄️❄️❄️ 3y
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cwarnier
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#lmpbc #bbrc
#24B4Monday #24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72
This is all I read yesterday, but am set to finish it today.

Total time: 12 hours 44min

Andrew65 Poor Farm Boy! 😱 Good time. 👏👏👏 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is a fun book - loved the goat! 3y
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cwarnier
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Andrew65 😊 Progressing nicely. (edited) 3y
BarkingMadRun ❄️❄️ 3y
BethM I‘m glad you‘re liking it- i struggles. 3y
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