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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy | Helen Fielding
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen's day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what SOME people rudely and outdatedly call 'middle age'. The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.
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Tera66
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It felt like catching up with an old friend I hadn't spoken to in a long time....but she still hasn't gotten her sh!t together!! Dang Bridget! You got kids now, and being a single mother you gotta do better. She stressed me out! But it was a good read. Will be picking up the fourth book.

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Curvybookgirl
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Pickpick

Bridget back to her best despite the absence of Mark. Loved every page. It‘s laugh out loud funny

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Ash.on.the.line
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After a little house work, I‘m hoping to finish ONE of these books. I‘m not very far into any of them and I think 3 is slowing me down. Felt like I‘ve been reading them for forever! 🤞🏼😁

Crazeedi I share your pain! 😉 4mo
Leftcoastzen I swear my stack always looks like this, yet I know I finish them eventually!😂📚📚📚 4mo
Ddzmini I know the feeling 📚📖😋 I have three physical books I‘m reading and one kindle book. I‘m trying to get through each one so I can go back to reading one at a time 🙌🏽🤣🤣🤣📖😋 4mo
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Ash.on.the.line @Crazeedi Oh the pain of a reader. 🤧😂😂 4mo
Ash.on.the.line @Leftcoastzen Yes, 😅😂 eventually they have to be finished! I‘ve done it before and I‘ll do it, probably a lot more! 😂🤣 📚 4mo
Ash.on.the.line @Ddzmini oh wow, so many stories at once! Hopefully you can, and I can get down to at least two! 😂🤣 4mo
Ddzmini Exactly 🤣😋📖📖 4mo
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Ash.on.the.line
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Reading in bed after a long week is perfect! Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! 😄

Melissa_J I loved this book. I went into reading it expecting that I wouldn‘t really like it, but it surprised me. 4mo
Ash.on.the.line @Melissa_J That‘s good to hear, so far it‘s a little slow but I‘m pushing through! 😄 4mo
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StayCurious
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#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB When I think of #londoncalling I think of Bridget Jones, one of my favourite series.

Cinfhen Totally agree!!!! And The Shopaholic Series!!!!!! 💕💕💕💕 5mo
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Clwojick
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Listening to the tagged book while working away on my #bulletjournal. A few short days ago, I was 14 months behind, and now I only have 1 page to finish up! Other than that I just have all my #MayMadness pages to prep. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I would be lying if I said I didn‘t feel pretty accomplished right now. ☺️

#BookToMovie #bujo #readingstats #bookstats #lists

xxjenadanxx Omgosh I love this! 6mo
JacqMac These pages are so pretty! 6mo
Clwojick @xxjenadanxx @JacqMac Thanks. ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
Clwojick Ps.That witch is definitely a window cling that I taped on. 😂 it was pretty and I wanted it in my book. 6mo
xxjenadanxx @Clwojick that‘s a smart idea! It looks great! 6mo
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thewallflower0707

Hello Litsy,

Sunday question! Is there a book or even several books that you usually reread every year?
For me, it‘s the two Bridget Jones books, The Book Thief and a Christmas Story by Charles Dickens.

#littens #litsy #question #reading #books #community #sunday #weekend

ju.ca.no I hardly ever reread actually🤔 13mo
tpixie The Little Prince. Otherwise I don‘t reread. (edited) 13mo
VioletBramble The books I re-read each year are A Child's Christmas in Wales, Christmas in Noisy Village, and the CD version of Holidays on Ice (revised) performed by David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, and Ann Magnuson. The first two are childhood favorites that I love to revisit even though I haven't been a Christian for decades. I frequently, but not yearly, re-read the Harry Potter books and Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. 13mo
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ephemeralwaltz I don't reread either🤔🤔🤔 13mo
Sarah83 I reread also the Christmas story 😍 13mo
EllieDottie The Christmas Carole is by far my most reread book!! 13mo
creativelittleladybug177 The Christmas Carole is so good! I would have to say my most re-read books are the mortal instruments series 13mo
Augustus-waters-his-plants I reread Harry Potter and The Goblet Fire and the Savvy series by Ingrid Law. They‘re childhood favourites of mine 13mo
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thewallflower0707
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Maybe I am wrong but I think that‘s the cafe where Bridget Jones often met with her friends? It‘s right next to St. Paul‘s Cathedral.

#sightseeing #holiday #london #uk

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LeticiaToraci
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This was entertaining, full of homorous lines, and I could read in one sitting.

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coxy
Pickpick

It‘s Bridget, what more can I say?

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clconn17
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1. Romantic comedy (Bridget Jones really helped last week!) or Stephen King
2. Worked at an ice cream shop
3. Sales rep for a musical instrument company (flutes specifically)
4. Actress
5. Coffee
#manicmonday
@JoScho

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Callemarie
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Yay on hitting 10k @Christine11 that‘s so awesome. I‘m not sure why but the only book I could think of that brings me utter joy is Bridget Jones diary. I seriously, with all my heart, love this book and it makes me so happy when I read or watch it. #joyfulbookgiveaway

Christine11 I LOVE Bridget Jones so I totally understand! Thanks for entering 😊💗 2y
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merelybookish
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Bridget Jones showing up to what she thinks is a Tarts and Vicars party. (Another movie I really like.)
#vicar #150pnpcoverparty @LeahBergen @CrowCAH

AlaMich That was such a great movie!! 2y
LauraBeth Love this scene 😂 2y
Cathythoughts Adore Bridget & this movie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Jess7 Love her!! 2y
batsy Love! 😂 2y
Zelma Ha, I love that scene! (edited) 2y
CrowCAH Such a funny scene! 😂 2y
saresmoore Yes! I love this. 2y
Chrissyreadit Love this movie! 2y
April2 Bridget Jones movies are my fave! 😂 2y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this movie too! 2y
LeahBergen I forgot about this! 😂😂 2y
merelybookish @AlaMich Agreed. A book adaptation that really works! 2y
merelybookish @LauraBeth @Zelma @CrowCAH I also love the scene where she's giving a speech and trying not to say Fitzpervert! 2y
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Me too. I remember being peeved when Renee Z was cast but she really pulled it off! 2y
merelybookish @Jess7 @batsy @saresmoore It still can make me laugh! 2y
merelybookish @Chrissyreadit @April2 @rubyslippersreads I might actually like Colin Firth better in this than in P&P. 😮 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen Add it to the rewatch list! 😀 2y
Chrissyreadit I like him in everything he is in. 2y
merelybookish @Chrissyreadit I'm on the fence about Mamma Mia 2. 😉 2y
Chrissyreadit @merelybookish hahaha! I did not realize there was a sequel... more ABBA? Pearce Brosnan? 2y
merelybookish @Chrissyreadit yep! Everyone's back plus Cher. They keep playing the ad during Olympic coverage. 2y
batsy I prefer him in this than in P&P too 🤐😅 2y
merelybookish @batsy it's the reindeer jumper! 😂 2y
readinginthedark I hated this movie! 😕 But it might be because I was expecting another Pride and Prejudice (based on recommendations from friends), and Bridget Jones is no Elizabeth Bennet. Or maybe I just watched it too early to appreciate it and need to rewatch it now...like I did with Fight Club. 😂 Two movies you never expected to be mentioned together, right?! 2y
merelybookish @readinginthedark It is loosely based on P&P but Bridget is no Lizzie. 😊 Have you read the book? I loved it and then was pleasantly surprised by the movie. But you have to be okay with awkward. Meanwhile I've never seen Fight Club. 😯 2y
batsy He is at his Darcy-est in that jumper 😂 I haven't seen Fight Club, either! 😬 @readinginthedark 2y
merelybookish @batsy @readinginthedark although I do know the first rule... 2y
readinginthedark @merelybookish @batsy Just watch Jane Austen‘s Fight Club, and you‘ll be fine. 😂 https://youtu.be/MskAK9VwDXc 2y
readinginthedark @merelybookish I still don‘t love Fight Club, but I read the book and then rewatched the movie, and I could appreciate the nuance and social satire much better after that. Maybe I‘ll try it with this! 2y
Zelma @merelybookish 😆 or at the microphone trying to get everyone‘s attention. “Excuse me. Hello. Oy!” 2y
batsy @readinginthedark Hahaha, I enjoyed that 😂 Thank you! 2y
readinginthedark @batsy 😉 You‘re welcome! 2y
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thewallflower0707
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#friyayintro @jess.how #tgif #happyweekend
1️⃣ Bridget Jones💁🏼. She always cheers me up. Also Mark Darcy🙋🏻‍♂️ is a babe.
2️⃣ Oh Tannenbaum..🎄. (it‘s German)
3️⃣ yes, but my family is very small. Parents, two grandparents and one sister.
4️⃣ I‘m 3 books 📚 behind schedule according to Goodreads but I‘ll hope I can make it😇
5️⃣ will do!
#bridgetjones #markdarcy #goodreads #readingchallenge

Morr_Books I think you'll get definitely get your Goodreads goal! 👏❤️ 2y
thewallflower0707 Thanks, I hope so! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 Good luck on meeting your Goodreads goal! 🤞 2y
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julesG
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#Sarcasm, British humour, #romance

I love Bridget.

#NoteworthyNovember @Jess7

rubyslippersreads I ❤️❤️❤️ Bridget too! 2y
LA_Mead One of my favourites! 2y
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thewallflower0707
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Day 5️⃣: Favorite Male Character
THIS WAS HARD because I just love women more, duh.
Jaime (ASOIAF), Peeta (HG), Gideon (Ruby Red), Tobias (Divergent), Kaz (Six of Crows), Lupin (HP), Mr Darcy (Bridget Jones), Faramir (Lotr), Percy (PJ).
#septemberlibrary17 #bookchallenge #malecharacters #percyjackson #lotr #asoiaf #soc #harrypotter #divergent #hungergames
To many white bad boys ugh.

Bklover Belated welcome to Litsy! 2y
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MariaW
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Mehso-so

I've read the last one of the Bridget Jones series. I don't know but the whole book was quite foreseeable. I didn't like it as much as the first one.
#bridgetjones #verrücktnachihm #helenfielding #bridgetjonesverrücktnachihm

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julesG
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#SmugMarrieds #JuneBookBugs

@RealLifeReading

I think Bridget sums up my thoughts precisely.

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rubyslippersreads
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I liked this book, though I wouldn't say I was mad about it. #madworld #lyricalapril

Cinfhen It's a fun read! 3y
LeeRHarry I was left a little disappointed by this one 3y
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TheKidUpstairs
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#marchintoreading #thebacksofwomen
This was one of my favourite Bridget Jones books. Gave me #allthefeels. Would love to see it turned into a movie, but don't know if they ever will.

Melissa_J I was a little worried about reading it, thinking I wouldn't like it, but I didn't need to worry! It's my favourite of the Bridget Jones books, too 😊 3y
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awishman
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#marchintoreading #backsofwomen

I actually loved this book, even after Fielding did the unthinkable.

HippieChickHomeschool I've been so afraid to read it and be disappointed! 3y
awishman @HippieChickHomeschool I really liked it, even though I didn't expect to. It's not as good as the 1st two books but it resonated with me. 3y
HippieChickHomeschool I might be brave enough to try it now, thanks! 3y
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Kimbow
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Fantastic! 😍

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Maleylovesbooks
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Saturday ❤️

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
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NikkiLeClair
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I mean, who doesn't read and reread the Bridget Jones' books?!!!

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kimmiecatj
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Weight 138. Calories consumed 1,000 estimated. Small cokes consumed 2. Tea consumed 3. Things checked off of to-do list 1.5. Time spent making to-do list 1 hour. Time spent doing to-do list 5 hours. Time spent watching American football 3 hours.

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Jejalena
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Sällan läser man om en så dåligt uppbyggd karaktär. En 50årig, ensamstående Bridget med två små barn, kunde varit liiiiite förnuftigare och enda behållit sin charm. Författaren har förlöjligat henne så pass mycket att jag har svårt att se att någon kan känna igen sig i Bridget och tycka hon är rolig. Sorglig utveckling av en tidigare älskad karaktär.

Asaja Nej, vad tråkigt. Då ska jag inte plocka upp den. 3y
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Jejalena
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Behöver muntra upp min ledsna själ efter "Little Bee"

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Kalalalatja
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These were the only books with #orangecovers on my shelves. I am not really a big fan of orange in general, and maybe it translates a bit to my book buying habits 😄

#photoadaynov16

charl08 That Little Women cover is fun - the pickled limes... 3y
Kalalalatja @charl08 it is great. It is all made up of lines from the book. I believe there are more books in the series 👍 3y
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NataliePatalie
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Just picked this up from the library so I can bring it with me to KY! It's bigger than I thought it'd be, so there might be a change of carry-on bag...

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Saryna
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Pickpick

adoro questa trilogia

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MissBiancaB
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Mehso-so

Three stars for nostalgia. Poor Bridget is still hilariously hopeless but truth be told it's time for her to grow up. As a reader, I have changed and think it was time for her character to evolve.

One of those sequels that is living on the coat tails of its predecessors.

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StephsBookRamblings
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DiPhillips
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What I'm reading while listening to my boys play at my feet. #mommytime

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Readingrobin
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Pickpick

Looking at the shelf of goodies in the staff room reminds me of this book because Bridget always notates what she eats with calorie count which makes me chuckle. Best to read if you've read the others BUT that said, I loved the audiobook which I downloaded from Overdrive through my library!

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Readingrobin
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Download from Overdrive and listening as I drive. Makes me laugh out loud!

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nakedspinster
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Mehso-so

Even though there were a lot of places where the story dragged, the text/twitter exchanges didn't translate well into the audio version, and the elements of the absurd that Mark Darcy cherished about our Bridget became cliche slapstick in nature, Fielding still manages to deliver a poignant portrait of womanhood and widowhood for women in middle age. I am also v. disturbed that I am closer in age to widow Bridget instead of spinster Bridget.

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CarrieKitz
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Sometimes look @ billboards of beautiful models, & the real people underneath, & think it's a bit like if we were on a planet where all the space creatures were short, green & fat. Except a very few of them were tall, thin & yellow. And all the advertising was of the tall, yellow ones, airbrushed to make them even taller & yellower. So all the little green space creatures spent their whole time feeling sad because they weren't tall, thin & yellow.

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Henriette
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Can't wait to devour these.

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KellyF
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Jellybeanbon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ At the moment I'm feeling pretty emotional that this is the last book in the series. I will absolutely miss Bridget's humour and disastrous life. That being said, I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other two. I longed for Mark Darcy but did enjoy experiencing B as a mother.

Elisa There were some good bits and Bridget is like an old friend, but I somehow was left with the feeling that I almost wished I hadn't read it 😕 For the movie they are picking a different premise, based on the teaser I saw online. 3y
ej0728 I agree with you. The first was so wonderful and the tale of a flawed woman. This one felt like a cash grab - it was missing the heart Bridget was loved for. 3y
Jellybeanbon @Elisa I also had a peak at the trailer. It looks awful. I really don't want to see it and it looks like a complete different story. I mean Hugh / Daniel isn't even involved. The whole book is about her life with children and in the movie she's only finding out she's pregnant. 3y
Jellybeanbon @ej0728 I think you summed it up perfectly with it was missing the heart of Bridget. She really started to irritate me in the book and it was so predictable that she would end up with Scott. 3y
Elisa Agreed, but I'm still holding on to the hope that the movie will capture Bridget as we know and love her, which in the last book was a total FAIL 😑 3y
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tracymcarr
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I've heard this is horrible. Can't wait!

tracymcarr Nope. Can't do it. 3y
Jellybeanbon Also busy with this one. 3y
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Jellybeanbon
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At least Bridget hasn't lost her sense of humor.

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Chrisalynn
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These books are amazing. Bridget is absolutely insane, like me. You can't help but get annoyed yet love her.

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Karintata

Currently reading....

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