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Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk

Joined December 2016

LibraryThing member Jillian_Kay

Nose stuck in a book. Visit me at www.allthebooksihaventread.com
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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This book. Imagine going to that war and coming home to a country that didn‘t even believe you had been there.

I almost gave up at one point because I was frustrated with all of the love stories. I‘m glad I didn‘t though because the last 1/4 of this book was extremely powerful.

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Finally getting some #LitsyLove out. Sorry for the delay friends!

KadaGul @Bookwormjillk Awesome 🤩! I can hardly wait for it🥳 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 18h
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#5joysFtiday

1) the flowers this year are so full and vibrant
2) loved looking at all the eclipse pictures this week
3) my cats are very excited to have the windows open and watching them run from room to room has been entertaining
4) many sporting events this week
5) planning to catch up on #LitsyLove today

Thanks @DebinHawaii this is a great idea!

DebinHawaii Wonderful joy list!! 💛💛💛 Spring flowers & kitty zoomies are the best! Thank you for joining in! 🤗 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛🐾📚 18h
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Small Mercies | Dennis Lehane
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Whew this book. All the trigger warnings, but I tore through it. My grandmother was born in Southie, but my family had moved to the South Shore by the time I was born. Still Mary Pat seemed real to me. Would it be weird to give this book to my mom for Mother‘s Day?

Suet624 Being from the Boston area, I think you should. I found the book to be true to the area and the time. 2d
Tamra The characterization & pacing is amazing! 2d
Jari-chan Such an impressive book! 2d
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Camp Zero | Michelle Min Sterling
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It was warm the other day and I was in the mood for summer reading. I tried a few titles before I tried this one from last year‘s Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide. It was exactly what I was looking for- different without being too hard to follow.

Camp Zero is a post climate change dystopian novel told from 3 points of view. I enjoyed the addition of the flick- a social media gadget that gets implanted into the brain.

Bookwormjillk A solid 3 star read 3d
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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April has barely started, but I‘m getting ready for May. I‘ve wanted an excuse to read these three all in a row for a while now. #AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville I really love Station Eleven. 🙂 3d
Bookwormjillk @Soubhiville Me too. This will be my third time. My second time for the other two. 3d
Lesliereadsalot Loved all three! 3d
MaureenMc Ooh, that‘s a great idea! 3d
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I have to give a presentation on cybersecurity this week and decided to re-listen to this audiobook. I absolutely love this book about a woman making a career in the early days of ethical hacking and penetration testing.

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Happy #HyggeHour all! I‘m feeling satisfied after spending some time in the garden and then cooking dinner with my son. I‘m chilling in bed trying to finish the tagged book for a work bookclub discussion tomorrow. #Naturalitsy

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 6d
Sparklemn What are the flowers? They're lovely. (edited) 6d
TheBookHippie Beautiful!!!! 6d
Bookwormjillk @Sparklemn they‘re creeping phlox 6d
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6d
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POV you decide to read the last few pages of your book before you get up to feed your cats.

Yuki_Onna That look! 😹😼 7d
Jari-chan 😻😻😻 7d
Balibee146 ❤️❤️❤️ 7d
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Princess-Kingofkings Think again about what your choices, she says. 😸 7d
BarbaraBB 😂🥰 7d
AmyG Ha! 7d
ShelleyBooksie So cute! 7d
bookwyrm7 I think your priorities are being judged! 😹 7d
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 7d
peanutnine This is the cutest! 😻😹😻 7d
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 7d
AnnCrystal 👏😍😘💕😻💝. 7d
Meshell1313 😻😻😻 6d
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A New Song | Jan Karon
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Traveling south always makes me nostalgic for this sweet series about a Episcopalian priest in North Carolina. Since we were in the Georgia islands last week I returned to this one which has our preacher filling in on the coast.

Sparklemn I absolutely love this series. I'm savoring it so I've only read the first 10. #11 is on my shelf. 1w
Bookwormjillk @Sparklemn it‘s very soothing 1w
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A New Song | Jan Karon
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My wild Friday night continued

BarbaraJean This is my kind of wild Friday night. 😁 1w
AnnCrystal Chocolate 🍫🤩👍. 1w
Ruthiella Simmer down there now! 😂 1w
Texreader My kind of Friday night 1w
Leftcoastzen The best kind!😄 1w
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A New Song | Jan Karon
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Friday in the couch with a warm blanket and a cat.

Aims42 Bliss 🥰🥰🥰🥰 1w
thegreensofa Puss looks like she couldn‘t be happier 😻❤️ 1w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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AnnCrystal 😘💕😻💝. 1w
Leftcoastzen 👏😻 1w
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This recent history of Venezuela once again made me realize how little I know about what‘s going on in the world. Thank goodness for books and reading challenges. #FoodAndLit @Catsandbooks @Texreader Still #ReadingTheAmericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB You‘re so right. About Venezuela and about books. I love that you‘re still reading The Americas 🙌🏽 (edited) 1w
Librarybelle So true!!! 1w
Catsandbooks Fantastic! 🇻🇪 1w
Roary47 Yay! This is on my list I‘m glad to see you liked it. 🥰💛 1w
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What even was that?

I got to the epilogue and decided to finish. I was surprised to see even the epilogue had three chapters 🤣

One star for the book and five stars for the company. #HashtagBrigade #TheBros

@BarkingMadRead if I had known you in high school I would have had better grades in English class. Honestly I don‘t know how you do it every day. @Aimeesue I really hope you publish a book of your hilarious scenes.

BarkingMadRead You did it!! That epilogue was Dostoevsky‘s final FU 🤣 1w
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead yeah it was an FUx3 🤣 1w
Daisey I had the same reaction when I realized the epilogue had chapters. 1w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Does that then mean that we get to say back to Dostoevsky to STFU? 😂 1w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe if only 🤣🤣🤣 1w
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1) The Martian
2) Field of Dreams (Shoeless Joe)
3) Big Fish (thanks for jogging my memory @TieDyeDude )

Thanks for hosting @dabbe

Amiable Definitely “Field of Dreams” —love that movie! 1w
TheKidUpstairs I went with Field of Dreams, too! So much better. 1w
TieDyeDude Big Fish makes me cry every time I watch it! 1w
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Bookwormjillk @TieDyeDude Me too! Have you ever seen the episode on HGTV where they re-do the house? https://www.southernliving.com/travel/alabama/home-town-takeover-erin-ben-napier... 1w
Lesliereadsalot Really liked The Martian movie and book! 3 Body Problem tv series is terrific as is the book. 1w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚🩷💚 1w
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Just a couple days late here is my April #BookspinBingo

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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@BarkingMadRead #HashtagBrigade instead of my usual #BoringKindle cover this month I‘m going with the audio version I already owned. The audio for this is kind of cool. There are subtle sound effects so every once in a while you hear a tea cup hitting a saucer or melancholy music. (Also has anyone watched this on Netflix?)

Mshookquilts It‘s on Netflix? I‘m going to have to go look. 1w
TheBookHippie Not yet!! 1w
rubyslippersreads Oooh, I see the audiobook is available on Hoopla. 1w
mcctrish I meant to watch the Lily James one ages ago 1w
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Catching up on my #BookspinBingo after a few hectic weeks and then a trip. I‘ll post my April list tomorrow. I need to print out a board and I can‘t quite face turning on my laptop yet.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!! 1w
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Eggs 🩷💜🩷 1w
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I‘ve been gone for a week and I‘m so happy to see my neighbor‘s apple tree is still blooming. It hangs over my fence and I put a bench under it for the perfect reading spot. #Whatsnewednesday @Read4life @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TieDyeDude

Read4life 💙🦋💙 1w
AnnCrystal 😍🌳💝. 1w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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My top 12 books from March. I started slow, but have picked up the pace recently. Hoping to carry that focus into April.

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Finished this one on the beach today and loved it. It‘s about nuns and their various social justice initiatives. I‘ve been pretty heavily involved with an environmental ministry this year and I am going to recommend all my tree hugger ladies read this empowering and motivating book.

(Beach is Cumberland National Seashore in Georgia. So worth the logistics involved!)

TheBookHippie I loved this book! 2w
Bookwormjillk @TheBookHippie it was so good! I was surprised at how relatable it was. 2w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk one of the social justice nuns we protest with recommended it to me. 2w
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I spent most of today reading this ARC in various outdoor locations. The story of private detectives in post war California searching for a missing estranged wife and her spirit lover was a great vacation read. (ARC sent through the LibraryThing early readers program)

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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs Thanks for the tag @Read4life

1) Mine are Louise Penny, Alice Henderson, and Emily Henry

2) This is a tough one. Maybe How The Light Gets In from Louise Penny‘s Gamache series

3) Louise Penny again. Love her.

Bookwormjillk Want to play @Princess-Kingofkings 3w
Read4life You‘re welcome. 🤓 3w
Eggs 💚 Three pines🌲 💚 3w
Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes Love Louise Penny. 📚❤️🔎🕵️‍♀️ 3w
Mshookquilts Agree with you on all three…although the one with the beast (tank) is also a favorite. 2w
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Death in the Sunshine | Steph Broadribb
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A promising start to a mystery series about retirees solving crimes in Florida.

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Death in the Sunshine | Steph Broadribb
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I love that song!

Leftcoastzen Ear🐛 3w
Balibee146 "old tune" yep and now I feel ancient ???? 2w
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I didn‘t like this book as much as when I read it 10ish years ago, but I do still think it has value.

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It‘s #hyggehour ! I‘m eating cookies and catching up on my ARCs.

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛💛 3w
AllDebooks Nice mug 💚 3w
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Death in the Sunshine | Steph Broadribb
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I say it‘s time for yard work. Daisy says one more cup of tea.

AnnCrystal 💕😻💝☕👍. (edited) 3w
Bookwomble Daisy's got the right idea! 😸 3w
Aimeesue In this case, Daisy knows best 😸 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
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The Physicists' Daughter | Mary Anna Evans
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This is a #LMPBC book so I don‘t want to say too much. Looking forward to hearing what you all think @bookandbedandtea @ElizaMarie @TheBookHippie

I‘ll stick this in the mail soon.

bookandbedandtea Woohoo! I've finished mine as well and plan to mail it Tuesday (I hope) 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Looking forward to taking part in #MarvelousMarch this week with @Andrew65

This stack is overly ambitious, but it is spring break so who knows!

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Death in the Sunshine | Steph Broadribb
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Reading in the car and waiting for soccer practice to end. Sometimes a cozy mystery is the only answer. It‘s almost Friday friends!

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Cookbook Politics | Kennan Ferguson
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I had high hopes for this one, but I just wasn‘t that into it.

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My spring mood board- I‘m all about road trips, flowers, Easter baskets, tea, and reading outside. #Naturalitsy #Litsolace #SpringEquinox

Chrissyreadit 💛💚💛💚 4w
TheBookHippie 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 4w
KadaGul @Bookwormjillk Any plans for spring road trips? I was thrilled to see the sun shining ☀️ in the Chicagoland area today. Fingers crossed 🤞 it stays that way till the weekend.#PLEASESTAYSUNNY 4w
AllDebooks 💚🙌💚 4w
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I really liked the first 3/4 of this book, but the last 1/4 dragged. It was all resolved but for some reason kept going. Still pretty original for a WWII book. 3 1/2 stars.

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This was interesting. I never thought so much about fens, bogs, or swamps. A short book worth the time.

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Finally settled on an audiobook to walk with on this cold and blustery day.

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There are a lot of drawbacks to living close to DC, but for a few glorious weeks we get the cherry blossoms. It‘s a beautiful time of year and I wish I could send you all a bouquet. Thanks for hosting #Litsolace #SpringEquinox @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @AllDebooks Looking forward to #HyggeHour soon.

Chrissyreadit beautiful! 4w
AllDebooks 💚 So pretty 💚 4w
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Audio gardening while listening to the tagged today.

AnnCrystal 😍👍. 4w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
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There‘s nothing earth shattering here, but I enjoyed listening to the Bush and Obama social secretaries give examples of civility during their times in the White House.

AmyG Civility hasn‘t been the same since. 😢 4w
Bookwormjillk @AmyG it really hasn‘t. 4w
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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This book was so atmospheric you can feel the salt water drying on your legs while you sit in the sun.

Soubhiville Great description! 4w
BarkingMadRead Ohhhhh this is my pick for this month, I‘m starting it soon! 4w
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This was interesting, but dated at this point- it was published in 2016. I read it for #FoodAndLit #SouthKorea but the Latin American chapter was my favorite.

Texreader Sounds really interesting 1mo
Kristy_K I have this sitting on my bookshelves still unread. Worth the read still or too irrelevant now? 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Kristy_K I think it‘s still worth the read since it wasn‘t too long, and gave some good history behind what‘s happening in the world today. I wish this author would update the book though. 1mo
Kristy_K @Bookwormjillk Thank you! 1mo
Catsandbooks How cool! 🙌🏼🇰🇷 1mo
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Middlemarch | George Eliot
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It‘s a beautiful night for an audiowalk. I‘m listening to the very weird Strange Bedfellows Death-march Through Middlemarch podcast. Members of the #hashtagbrigade might get a kick out of it.

https://open.spotify.com/show/3qhQK56wn0mbTmXGgEnKgX

AmyG Lovely! 1mo
BethM So pretty! 1mo
Deblovestoread Lovely sunset! 1mo
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1) Get my headlight fixed and plant some lettuce seeds
2) I wanted to own a restaurant called Alice‘s Restaurant because I loved to cook, my mom‘s name is Alice, and my dad made us listen to that song every year on Thanksgiving
3) Visiting the Georgia islands in a few weeks
4) Just finished something so going to look for something new tonight

#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

kspenmoll Love your Alice‘s restaurant story! 1mo
Aimeesue Haha! I went to school with Arlo Guthrie‘s kids and worked down the street from where Alice‘s Restaurant used to be. I listen to that song every Thanksgiving too 🧡 1mo
Cupcake12 Love no.2, thanks for joining in and have a great week x 1mo
JessieKB 2💗 1mo
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This is the one where the story really starts to get deep. It picks up where the last book, A Brutal Telling, leaves off. I‘ve read this a few times and the end still shocks me a bit. 🌲🌲🌲

Susanita This is my favorite of the series so far. 1mo
Aimeesue Ralph Cosham was the perfect narrator for this series. ☹️ 1mo
bthegood I just started this series - looking forward to it 🙂 1mo
Bookwormjillk @Aimeesue he was so good 1mo
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The Survivors | Jane Harper
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The wind is howling and my house is creaking. I‘m here reading for #hyggehour until the lights go out. Not the best weather but perfect for reading a mystery. (Note I am not wearing my snuggy tonight because my daughter has a friend over to work on math so it has been forbidden 🤣)

Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛 1mo
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I woke to snow on the ground. 1mo
AllDebooks Lol, wear the snuggy. My guest rule is welcome to our home, but take us as you find us. It seems to work as folk keep coming back. Either that, or they've been assimilated into our tribe and have yet to leave. 😅 1mo
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Cat Me If You Can | Miranda James
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These books are great for when I need something easy to read. This one took place in Asheville, NC but it was the same old story about a guy who brings his cat everywhere and solves mysteries.

Leftcoastzen 😻 1mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
AnnCrystal 💕💝👍. 1mo
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Was laying in bed with my cat reading today‘s chapter when I looked up and saw this amazing sight. Life is good. Happy Friday everyone! #TheBros

Sleepswithbooks Wow 🥰 1mo
Librarybelle Gorgeous! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1mo
Deblovestoread Absolutely stunning 😍 1mo
AnnCrystal 😍 Amazing!! 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
bthegood Beautiful 🌄 1mo
kspenmoll Beyond beautiful! 1mo
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I wasn‘t ready for winter to end. I was too deep in hygge and coziness. Today‘s walk changed my mind though.

(Still in my Louise Penny mood for audiowalks.)

mcctrish This Gamache lets you stay in winter mode with its super freeze setting 🥶 1mo
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish good point! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 1mo
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Six Feet Deep Dish | Mindy Quigley
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The main character in this one was just pretty dumb. I won‘t continue this series. Oh well one more off my list.

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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