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The Institute
The Institute | Stephen King
Deep in the woods of Maine, there is a dark state facility where kids, abducted from across the United States, are incarcerated. In the Institute they are subjected to a series of tests and procedures meant to combine their exceptional gifts - telepathy, telekinesis - for concentrated effect. Luke Ellis is the latest recruit. He's just a regular 12-year-old, except he's not just smart, he's super-smart. And he has another gift which the Institute wants to use... Far away in a small town in South Carolina, former cop Tim Jamieson has taken a job working for the local Sherriff. He's basically just walking the beat. But he's about to take on the biggest case of his career. Back in the Institute's downtrodden playground and corridors where posters advertise 'just another day in paradise', Luke, his friend Kalisha and the other kids are in no doubt that they are prisoners, not guests. And there is no hope of escape. But great events can turn on small hinges and Luke is about to team up with a new, even younger recruit, Avery Dixon, whose ability to read minds is off the scale. While the Institute may want to harness their powers for covert ends, the combined intelligence of Luke and Avery is beyond anything that even those who run the experiments - even the infamous Mrs Sigsby - suspect. Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, THE INSTITUTE is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.
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toofondofbooks
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No secret King is a good storyteller, and this was a good read. It was missing something though. The kids connection to each other didn't seem as real or poignant as in past novels like It or The Body.

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bohemian_yogini
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So. Excited. To. Dig. In. 📖

#bookswithbohemianyogini #currentlyreading

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Sara_Planz
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When you have to bring you new book on a nearly four mile hike because you just can‘t stop reading it. Welcome to Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Cathythoughts
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I was in town today & got this ... the Litsy love is big & reviews good ! But I need to get in before any more hype. Wine is poured ... ready to go 👍🏻💙🍷

TrishB Enjoy, hope you love it 💕 11h
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Zoes_Human
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Well, this is off to a disturbing start ...

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Outofcontroltbr
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I thought this was a great book. So much happened and it felt like all these characters were real and I sympathized with all of them. The story itself was so good and I just couldn‘t put it down. I‘m a constant reader of Steven King and this was better than the last few I‘ve read of his

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BookishBecky
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Book_ish I‘ve found that I seem to only like his really looong books, The Stand, 11/22/63, Under The Dome, etc but I‘m going to give this one a shot because it sounds really good. Plus it‘s almost 600 pages so hopefully that‘s long enough 🤣 16h
BookishBecky @Book_ish it really good! Ive read The Green Mile, The Shining and Doctor Sleep before this and this book is possibly my favourite King book so far 😍📙 16h
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ReadingOver50
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I put my name on the library‘s waiting list for this book. Only 30 people ahead of me 😁

8little_paws Nice! I want to read this 19h
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Violetsunrise84
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I really like these kids. I want to read more, but I‘m tired. All in all, the book is so good! #theinstitute #stephenking

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this one 1d
Violetsunrise84 @Cathythoughts It‘s very good! 1d
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BookBoggart
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Currently reading the new King. Been a long day of literal pulling teeth. Been a mix of reading and watching MindHunter, making the start of fall a success! 🎃☺❤
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#stephenking #theinstitute #oliveoil #newmug #pumpkinspice #dogsofinstagram #horror #new #mindhunter #fallfeels #wisdomteeth #facepain #bedtime #bookish #bookstagram #booklove

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DavidDiamond
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Hmmm...I wonder what horror movie he‘s referring to?🤔

ValerieAndBooks The Shining ?! 1d
lele1432 Lol. I see what you did there Mr. King 1d
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bookish_wookish
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So I may have gone to Barnes & Noble last night.....The cozies were 25% off though! 😬

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BookishRedhead
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This doesn't disappoint!
Making friends, magical powers and excitement.
Great!

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JoyBlue
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Well, now maybe I'll be able to concentrate on real life again.

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Branwen
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I finished this book a little bit earlier this evening and I am devastated that it's over because this has made its way into my top five favorite King novels (the other four are: The Stand, It, Rose Madder, and 11/22/63). My favorite aspect of King's writing is his characterization, and that really shines through in this book. Absolutely phenomenal. One of his best works, IMO. Even if you aren't a King fan, I guarantee you'll love this book! 💕📚

TrishB I loved it too, vintage King ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts Yes 11/22/63 is my favorite so far , and Lisey‘s Story. I see a lot of love already for tagged book ... already stacked 👍🏻 2d
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Is there anything... Weird in this one, for lack of a better word? I didn't do very well with the disturbing stuff in his short stories and have never read anything else as I can't stand horror either. But this sounds so good. 2d
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DaveGreen7777 Glad you enjoyed this book so much, Becky! 😊 2d
Branwen @TrishB Yes! That's exactly what it felt like!💕 @Cathythoughts I hope you enjoy it!💕 @DaveGreen7777 Thank you! 😀 2d
Branwen @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I would not even classify this book as horror, it's really more of a thriller, honestly. And while there are bad people in this book, they're just that-people. No monsters or anything. I would say this book is more on par with say, The Green Mile, rather than his books that are strictly horror. I honestly think you'll love it! 😀💕 2d
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Branwen thank you! That reminds me that I should read The Green Mile 2d
Branwen @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Hooray! You're very welcome! Now you have two awesome King books to look forward to! 😍 💕 📚 2d
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C.Perone
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5 stars
Stephen King
Need I say more?

Cathythoughts More great reviews of this one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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breemariegarcia
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Oh really, Luke? And what old horror movie would that be? #stephenking #theshining

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candc320
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I completely forgot to share my books this week! Trying to decide whether to start this one next or The Handmaid‘s Tale 🤔.

JacqMac I started this one first. I do not regret my choice. It‘s really good. 2d
candc320 @JacqMac oh yay! Ok you‘ve made my choice for me....I have very weak willpower 😆 2d
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TrishB
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Well I loved it. Vintage King all round. Feel like I‘ve had a day with my best mate.

Melissa_J It‘s always nice when a beloved author doesn‘t disappoint. 3d
batsy Awww, I love this review for that sentiment ❤️ 3d
JacqMac Yay, you had time to finish! I‘m finding it very vintage King, too. It‘s great! 3d
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TrishB @Melissa_J it gives you a warm glow 😁 3d
TrishB @batsy 😘 3d
TrishB @JacqMac I always try to leave Sunday as reading day! 3d
LeahBergen I like that it feels like his old stuff. 👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻stacked 2d
Oryx Excellent. Looking forward to reading this one. Your review made me smile, as after I finished On Writing I felt like, yup, me and Steve are mates now 😁 2d
TrishB @Oryx he makes that link between (constant) reader and author so personal. 2d
Caroline2 Yay! Stacked! 👍 10h
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C.Perone
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When the story has gone beyond amazing and you still have over a hundred pages at midnight with blurry eyes 😖😖😫😩

Trashcanman But it's only 10:27 Clarice 3d
C.Perone @Trashcanman Time can be a slippery slope George 3d
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avgeyer
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My heart is in PIECES. Goddammit I can't remember the last time I rooted so hard for characters in a book. King absolutely KILLED IT with the kids in this story. Think the Losers Club from IT combined with the powers of Charlie from Firestarter. I couldn't put it down. If anyone needs me I will be over here, in my feelings about this book.

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Branwen
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Pasta tonight! Of course I had to bring my book with me! 😍🍝📚💕 #bookndinner

vivastory Looks amazing! (Dinner looks good, too 😂) 3d
Branwen @vivastory Hahahaha! Thanks! 😂🤣 It was amazing-both the book and the food! 😁 3d
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JacqMac
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Squeezing in a little book and tea time today. I wish I had the time to just read it cover to cover.

TrishB Me too! Had family stuff today, but determined to finish tomorrow. 3d
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Minervasbutler
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Oh Stephen you tease, lol

Cathythoughts 😱... lol , sounds freaky 4d
OwenBanner I love all his Easter eggs 4d
JulietBooks Uh.. you mean like The Shining? Lol. 3d
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peaknit
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Library run! New book excitement!!

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Outofcontroltbr
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It‘s finally time. 9.5 hour car ride to go fishing for a week and I‘ve been waiting to dig in since I got it on Tuesday

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Minervasbutler
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Didn't take him long to get in his first dig at Trump lol

TrishB I laughed at this one too 😁 4d
LauraBeth 😹😹 4d
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Branwen
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Now this is my kind of Friday night! 😍 Stephen King🎈🤡, popcorn🍿, and tea ☕! Happy weekend, littens! 📚💕

Leftcoastzen Happy weekend! 4d
Ruthiella Enjoy! 😊 4d
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JacqMac
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I made it to the bookstore. Finally. The lady working there said it has been very busy. She also said the Stephen King is sooo good. This has been a crazy week for me. But these are going to be my weekend. Now, where do I start??

TrishB I‘m reading King ♥️ 4d
Lissie I saw these advertised on waterstone website looked interesting, will keep an eye out for your review, tag me if you remember to ! 4d
Lissie Mainly the testament one i was interested in 4d
Branwen I'm reading The Institute right now and it's SO GOOD! 😍 4d
JacqMac @TrishB @Branwen I‘m going with The Institute, too. I just can‘t resist a King. 4d
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Chellebearss
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My insta friends voted for me and I guess I‘m reading the new King first! Perhaps I should reread A Handmade‘s Tale before starting The Testaments? #StephenKing #MargaretAtwood #newbooklove

TrishB I‘m reading the King, but my choice completely! 5d
Chellebearss @TrishB I just couldn‘t decide lol 4d
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dxmy
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Another book I cannot wait to read!!

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C.Perone
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I love Stephen King!!! 😁

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JadeBethJ
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Now all of my library books have come in at once but I‘m determined to get to some of them at least. So, that being said this just came in the mail today and I‘m beyond happy about it! I can‘t wait. To read it. Only thing is that I have so much schoolwork to do that I don‘t know if I can get to it right away.

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Violetsunrise84
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Yeah, I have two books I need to finish reading, but I had to start reading this one. Seven pages in and it‘s so good. #TheInstitute #StephenKing

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SitsWithaBook
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A Stephen King fan since junior high. And that was a looooong time ago!

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Owlizabeth
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I really want to keep reading, but I can‘t keep my eyes open!

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Sydneyreads
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Nothing quite kicks off the spooky season better than the spooky master himself.

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rather_be_reading
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They even had Stephen King's newest in Italian!!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great souvenir to me! 6d
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BookishBecky
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MrT
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Managed to buy the Collector's Edition with one of four different endpapers. The last one in my local bookstore 😏

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Megabooks
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So some people on audible have already finished SK‘s new 18 hr audiobook, including this fellow who is very confused about centuries. Normally I try not to make fun of people, but Mr. King: author of the future!! 🤯🤪

I kept on trying to give him a typo benefit of the doubt, but 🤷🏻‍♀️

MelissaSue81 I don‘t always like SK but this review makes me want to read the new book. 7d
Megabooks @MelissaSue81 I have actually never read him, but the blurb sounded interesting, so I figured I‘d read some reviews when I saw Santino Fontana was the narrator. 7d
lele1432 Was he thinking in decades or...🤔🤔🤔 7d
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Tex2Flo The numbers for the centuries always confuse me, too. I have to just say “the 1900s” or “the 2000s”. Can‘t keep straight which way to change it. 7d
Megabooks @lele1432 But it‘s not the 2020s yet either?? I knew what he was going for, I think, but I just couldn‘t figure out how he could be so off 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
Megabooks @Tex2Flo It would‘ve made more sense to say that. I just don‘t see where he got the 22nd century??? 7d
Ruthiella Clearly he has a time machine and knows that King will be writing into the next century! 😀 7d
Megabooks @Ruthiella Space operas?? 😉😁 6d
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Twainy
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Very excited to start this! I‘m certain it‘s time for my library to move my 7 holds to loan status 😂 I have to admit I‘m intrigued to find out more about Sherlock Holmes meeting Pinhead from Hellraiser! 🤨 😈 B&N shopping after work today! 🤗 🥰

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Sweettartlaura
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So now it can be told...
(The names are withheld to protect the ~ involved 😜)
Saturday a friend and I went to my neighborhood wine walk. We stopped in the bookstore ... and my first step in, I saw a copy of this for sale ... 3 days early!
We asked about it ~ “somebody” put it out😏 ~ but only 1.
I gave it up to her, knowing I‘d get it today, & could listen too.
But I discovered my superpower:
Knowing release dates of my favorite authors🦹🏻‍♀️

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allureofbeauty
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I‘ve been wanting this so badly since I saw Santino Fontana narrated it. I adore him so much, it kicked it up my list and I signed up for Libro.fm - use code SWITCH to get 3 audiobooks for 14.99, sharing my link below 🖤
http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm66906

Idk what to pick for my other two audiobooks now tho. Suggestions?
#stephenking #theinstitute #santinofontana #librofm #audiobook #newbook #releaseday

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C.Perone
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Thankfully, I got out of work early enough to make it to B&N for The Institute because I could NOT read one more word of Make Something Up!

Went for 1 ended up with 4 🤷‍♀️😁

MrBook I want to read all of those! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
C.Perone @MrBook 🙌🙌 1w
Ruthiella Went for one - got four! 🤣 Sounds familiar! 1w
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C.Perone @Ruthiella Story of our #Litsy lives 😂 1w
bookandbedandtea Good choices! I'm eager to read The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill. 1w
C.Perone @bookandbedandtea Me too, it sounds so fun 7d
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SiriuslyWeasley
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This Constant Reader is well pleased. 🖤

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DeeLew
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It‘s here!!! 😃 Also, please excuse the slobbery dog. We got hot playing in the yard. 😅

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Owlizabeth
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I decided to start this instead of The Testaments because it‘s due back to the library first. I‘m 125 pages in and have so much dread already, and there‘s some people that need their comeuppance rull quick.

Also, this statistic gives me heartburn.

tjwill So sad. 1w
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DavidDiamond
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You can all rest easy now! After an entire day wasted trying to decide which to read first between The Institute and The Testaments...a decision has been made.
#FirstWorldProblems

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Branwen
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OMG IT'S HERE! I am over the moon excited for this book! Dropping everything else (including homework! 😉) to start this tonight! It smells so gooooood! 😍💕📚 #bookmail

Meaw_catlady Ahhh I also need to get this!! 6d
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Omg. You need to drop everything and start reading this! It's SO FREAKING GOOD SO FAR! I'm trying to read slow because it's amazing and I want it to last! 😍 6d
Meaw_catlady @branwen I‘M SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT! I will get a copy ASAP! 🖤 6d
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