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CSeydel

CSeydel

Joined February 2018

Science writer🔬Angeleno 🌴 Mom of teens🍷Worst Buddy Read Partner Ever 📚⌛️😵
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No 1 Ladies Detective Agency BINGO CARD 🤣

I enjoyed this one (book 18), but I have to be careful not to read several of these in a row! The formula gets to be a bit much after two or three back to back!

Kristin_Reads I love this series! I‘ve been reading one a year since it started. My comfort reads! 4mo
Tamra Yay!! 4mo
CSeydel @Kristin_Reads they are so good! 4mo
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Yay, it‘s April #bookspin time!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
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I enjoyed this; although it did feel a bit disjointed at times, eventually I got into it and it get easier to keep reading. Some fascinating history of pigments and ways of thinking about color.

My #bookspin for February - or actually I think it was my #doublespin ?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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CrossTalk | Connie Willis
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#Two4Tuesday

Definitely chocolate!

For a good Valentine‘s Day read I would suggest CrossTalk by Connie Willis. She has a great talent for blending sci-fi, humor, and romance and her characters are so much fun to be around.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤🍫📘❤ 8mo
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Great Hunt | Robert Jordan
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#weekendreading Working my way through book 2 this weekend!

Andrew65 That is a Chunkster! 8mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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My February #bookspin list

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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#doublespin

I didn‘t manage to tackle my bookspin pick, but I read my double spin and it was amazing

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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Read this for my science writers‘ book club. Interestingly, the group was divided between those who found it grim and those who found it hopeful. I‘m in the latter camp. Sure, the theme is how well-intended human intervention creates unforeseen problems, but ultimately I find it hopeful that scientists continue to look for creative, technological solutions to humanity‘s ecological problems. Kolbert‘s writing is lovely yet direct.

DrexEdit I really liked The Sixth Extinction. Stacking this! 😊 9mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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#bookspin
Because I have to do everything the derpy way, here is a photo of the spreadsheet on my laptop with my bookspin list! I hope I am not too late to play! I am back on litsy and ready to join in for 2022. Woot!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Never too late to BookSpin!!! 😁 9mo
CSeydel @TheAromaofBooks yay thanks!! 9mo
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#starwarsbuddyread

Yes that says JANUARY. I did read it closer to Jan, but I never posted my review. I quite liked this one although there were times that I would have liked to spend a little longer in a particular timeline. I don‘t mind the multi-thread construction, but occasionally it felt a bit fragmented. Still I enjoyed the adventure, the characters, the humor, the action. Well done.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great review! And I always want to spend more time in all the timelines. They added together nicely, but each one could have made its own book! 1y
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Blackout | Connie Willis
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#bookspin #february @TheAromaofBooks

Finally read this! Connie Willis time travel books are always a turmoil of emotion. She enjoys setting the scene so much that sometimes it feels like the plot is stagnating. But once it gets going, wow. This is part 1 of 2 and it‘s truly part 1 - it just ends in the middle of everything. Ack! Good thing I have book 2 right here ...

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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My April #bookspin roster! Hopefully I‘ll have more reading time in April. I think things are settling down some, work wise.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!! 2y
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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1. Last Shot (Star Wars) by Daniel José Older
Blackout by Connie Willis
Assembling California by John McPhee

2. Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

3. One of Ours by Willa Cather

#weekendreads

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My March #bookspin list. I hope it‘s not cheating to double up, but I wanted to make sure I got to at least one book for my yearlong challenge!

Also ... I‘m still reading my February books so 😬🤪

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And doubling up is totally fine!! 2y
CSeydel Oops i need to change 17/18 to 2y
Bookzombie This is a neat idea to focus in on what you want to read. 2y
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Mehso-so

This was an ok romance. Started out intriguing, but the second half was mostly contrived and frustrating. The characters were forced into awkward conflicts and made to react in unnatural ways in order to move the plot to its necessary resolution. I didn‘t really like or relate to any of the characters and I got SO. SICK. of reading about Olive‘s ginormous boobs and Ethan‘s rock-hard abs that I was ready to toss them both into Kilauea by the end.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Great review 😂 2y
CSeydel @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thanks! I call em like I see em 😄 2y
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#nonfiction2021
This was a very important book about a real but largely unseen problem - missing data. When tools, systems, and even medical technology and drugs are developed, it‘s from an assumption that men represent all humans and women represent a special case. The problem with the book is that she too often drifts from her thesis, muddling the point. Also, some of her statistics are of questionable sources. 3/5⭐️

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Little Eyes | Samanta Schweblin
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#BookCupidSwap @LadyCait84 @candority

Love all my goodies! Dove chocolates are my favorite, and there‘s 3 different kinds in there 💕 I hadn‘t heard of this book before, but it looks really good. I always like reading more translated works and this seems like it will be creepy and fun! Thank you so much!

❤️📚💗🍫❤️📚💕🍫❤️📚💕🍫❤️📚

CSeydel Oh and the Star Wars book clips!! Adorable! 2y
candority I really want to read that book! I hope you like it! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💘💘💘 2y
CSeydel @candority thank you for organizing the swap! 2y
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candority @CSeydel It has been my pleasure! 💖 2y
LadyCait84 Hope you enjoy the book!! And the chocolates!! Happy Valentine‘s Day!! 2y
CSeydel @LadyCait84 @candority Happy Valentines Day! 💕💘 2y
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Cupid's Match | Lauren Palphreyman
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#BookCupidSwap @candority

Aaaaaand look what arrived today 😍 Such a cute and festive package ... but I have no idea who my Cupid is. Hopefully she included a note inside!

@Bookbinger - yours is projected to arrive on Friday 🤞🏻

Chelleo Hey neighbor! 👋🏾 I‘m across the river a ways up 75 2y
candority Yay! So cute 😍 2y
CSeydel Hey @Chelleo I‘m actually the one in California (although I grew up in Cincinnati!) I don‘t know who my KY Cupid is, there‘s no Litsy handle on the package. I hope she sees this! 2y
LadyCait84 @CSeydel Ahh!! Forgot to put my handle on the box, sorry!! And wow to a random Cincy connection! 2y
CSeydel @LadyCait84 haha no problem! It‘s so cute, thank you - can‘t wait to open it 😍 2y
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Cupid's Match | Lauren Palphreyman
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#bookcupidswap @Bookbinger @candority

As usual I forgot to include a note before I sealed up the box! But it‘s on its way, and at least the box is marked with the Swap hashtag. (Also, the box is comically big for what‘s inside, so I hope you‘re not disappointed when you open it 😬)

Happy Valentines Day!

Bookbinger It‘s going to be amazing whatever it is!!! Thank you so much!♥️ 2y
candority Wonderful! 💖 2y
Bookbinger I‘m so excited, my birthday is Valentine‘s Day do I‘ll get to open this with everything else! 2y
CSeydel @Bookbinger oh nice! Happy birthday! 2y
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#bookspin #February #MountTBR

I made my list for Bookspin! 10 fiction and 10 nonfiction. Can‘t wait to find out where the spinner lands!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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1. I‘m working on a 3000-word feature article about how biological sex differences influence drug efficacy, and it‘s due Friday.

2. Coffee Crisp! I got 4 in my Christmas stocking and I‘m savoring them.

3. First thing in the morning, while I‘m drinking my coffee and getting ready for the day. And last thing at night when I‘m tucked in and relaxing.

@Cupcake12

BiblioLitten I love Coffee Crisp! 2y
Cupcake12 Good luck with your feature article 👍🏻 Have a good week and thanks for playing x 2y
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Smile | Raina Telgemeier
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#recommendsday #webtoons #graphicnovel

My 13 year old is looking for a new graphic novel to read. She has read Raina Telgemeier‘s books and enjoyed them. She is asking for recommendations based on her favorite Webtoons: Gourmet Hound, True Beauty, Castle Swimmer, Edith.

Help me out, littens! I don‘t know a lot of graphic novels. Anyone?

Purpleness Try Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rex Ogle and maybe El Deafo by Cece Bell 2y
LibrarianRyan 5 Worlds (series), Akward (series), Cleopatra in Space, Castle in the Stars (series), Rapunzel revenge (series), Real Friends by Hale (series), Invisible Emmie (series that is half gn half novel), Tea Dragon Society, Cucumber Quest (Series), I have not read the webtoons you mentioned these are just some of the MG GN series that I like. 2y
CSeydel @Purpleness @LibrarianRyan Thanks! I asked her what she liked about her Webtoons and she said, the romance. Do any of the ones you mentioned have a romance aspect? I already requested Invisible Emmie from our online library and I‘ll look for the others! 2y
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CSeydel @LibrarianRyan awesome. I was able to get Castle in the Stars on her kindle. It looks really good! 2y
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#translations #AmazonCrossing

I expected a psychological thriller, which this was - but with the emphasis on "psychological" and not so much "thriller." It was a suspense book full of sordid, horrifying events, but written in a quiet, gentle, philosophical tone. If that sounds like an odd reading experience, believe me, it was.

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The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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This was good, not my favorite Miss Marple but a quick read. The solution was a bit tenuous but overall it was entertaining. #wintergames @FantasyChick

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The Body in the Library | Agatha Christie
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#24b42020 OMG I STINK at readathons! I read this book yesterday, some in the afternoon and some at bedtime. No idea how many minutes. I got through about 5 chapters. Let‘s call it an hour and a half? #wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @TheReadingMermaid

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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#wintergames #jingleballers #holidayread #booktomovie

Highly satisfying account of a puzzling Christmas Eve murder, where everyone has a motive but the evidence points nowhere. Naturally Poirot reveals the truth using his “little grey cells” and a careful study of the victim‘s psychology. Nobody does it like Dame Agatha!

Note, this was made into a TV episode starring David Suchet as Poirot

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Arthur Christmas: The Novel | Justine Fontes, Ron Fontes
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Watched our favorite modern Christmas movie, ARTHUR CHRISTMAS. I adore this movie! It never gets old! #wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @Clwojick @StayCurious

mabell I love this movie! “Techno Tommy textin on his calcoolator” Grandsanta is great! 😂 3y
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I have put off reading this for many years because I didn‘t want to commit to a 19 book series or whatever, but now that I‘ve read it, I really enjoyed it! The characters are vivid, the quest is exciting, and the world felt rich. Looking forward to book 2.

FantasyChick Haha I've had this series on my list for years and never picked it up for the same reason. That's a lot of books to read! Happy you enjoyed it! 16pts 3y
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Reading by the light of the Christmas tree #wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @Clwojick @StayCurious

FantasyChick Looks so cozy!! 3y
CSeydel @fantasychick Very cozy 😊 Do I get 15 pts for it in the #selfiescavengerhunt, or was that a limited time game? (edited) 3y
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FantasyChick 😄 16pts 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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CSeydel @mabell Wow! Yes it is! 25 pts 3y
mabell Yay! I got lucky 😊 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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AmyK1 The Eye if the world 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Eye of the World 3y
CSeydel Wow wasn‘t sure anyone would know this one :) 25 pts to @Kati15 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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ads0123 Anne of Green Gables 3y
CSeydel @ads0123 none other! 25 pts 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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LouBeth If I stay 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves If I Stay 3y
CSeydel Y‘all are fast! @LouBeth 25 pts 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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CSeydel @EliNeedsMoreShelves ooh good guess but no 3y
mabell The Hot Zone? 3y
CSeydel @mabell ding ding ding! 25 pts 3y
mabell Yay! 3y
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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Winter Games Mad Libs | Roger Price, Leonard Stern
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TheDaysGoBy Crazy Rich Asians? 3y
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Christmas Trivia | Jennie Miller Helderman, Mary Caulkins
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Good morning! #wintergames #jingleballers
1. Coca-cola
2. Eel
3. Silver and gold?
4. Button
5. Four
6. ??? It‘s a fractal, so ...
7. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen (and Rudolph?)
8. Eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, four calling bird three French hens two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree 👇

CSeydel 9. Underneath the mistletoe 10. Green 11. Eggnog 12. Beard 13. Angel gets its wings 14. Someplace warm 15. Alvin Simon Theodore 16. The Nutcracker 17. Polar Express 18. All I want for Christmas is You, Mariah Carey 19. We wish you a merry Christmas 20. Kevin? 21. New York 22. Nimbus 3000 broomstick 3y
FantasyChick 45pts Awesome job! 3y
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Would You Rather... | John Burningham
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#WGWouldYouRather #wintergames #jingleballers

I hope I‘m doing this right. I tried not to look at anyone else‘s questions before I thought up some of my own. Now, off to answer some!

ads0123 Travel. Board games. One at a time. Too many kids! Snow. Tv shows. 3y
Addison_Reads Travel. Board Games with people, video games if it's just me. One at a time. Lots of kids. Snow. TV shows. 3y
Cinsarly Travel, board games, one at a time, no kids, the tropics, definitely TV shows 3y
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wanderinglynn Travel. Board games. One at a time. No kids. Tropics. Tv shows. 3y
AmyK1 Stay home. Board games. One at a time. Lots of kids. Tropics. TV shows. 3y
samantharoberts Host, board games, one at a time, no kids, snow, TV shows 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Travel. Board games. One at a time. Too many kids. Tropics. Tv. 3y
Linsy Family Christmas. Board Games. One at a time. Too many kids. Snow. TV. (edited) 3y
Deblovestoread Host, board, one at a time, too many, snow, tv 3y
AsYouWish Travel, board games, one at a time, lots of kids, snow, tv shows 3y
MoonWitch94 Host big family Christmas. Board Games. One at a Time. No kids. Snow. TV Shows. 3y
AnneCecilie Travel, board games, one at a time, kids, snow, TV shows 3y
cwarnier travel, board game, open one at a time, no kids, tropics, tv shows 3y
Inkblotsandcoffeestains Host a big christmas, board games, one at a time, lots of kids, snow, tv shows 3y
FantasyChick Host, video games, one at a time, too many kids, tropics, tv shows 3y
teebe Host, board games, at once, too many, snow, Tv shows 3y
JenlovesJT47 Home, board games, one at a time, too many, snow, TV shows 3y
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas | Agatha Christie
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Doing a little backstage reading while I wait for my part in the ballet dress rehearsal. Hey, I guess it‘s a #holidaytradition - this is my son‘s 7th Christmas recital. Sadly it is his last! He‘s playing Ebenezer Scrooge (and I get to fill in as Mrs Fezziwig!)

#impulseread #holidayread #wintergames #jingleballers

FantasyChick The last one is always hard. 1pt 3y
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#wintergames #jingleballers #holidayrecipes #holidaytraditions

Not sure anymore what cookbook this came from (and it‘s driving me crazy!) but about 8 years ago I bought a pudding mold that goes inside my slow cooker and started making Steamed Chocolate-Pecan Pudding for Boxing Day each year. It‘s delicious, and not as dense as plum pudding, so a nice bit of dessert after a heavy feast.

FantasyChick Looks good! Also sounds like a #HolidayTradition so 20pts for making a recipe, 5pts for sharing and 20pts for tradition! Plus one for participation is 46pts!! 👏👏 3y
CSeydel Wow! Racking up points 🤘🏻 3y
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#wintergames #jingleballers @FantasyChick @Clwojick @StayCurious

Wreath
Mistletoe
Angel
Ornament
Cookies
Reindeer
Toboggan
Present
Stocking
Carols
Fruitcake
Silent
Jingle
Fireplace
Santa
Candle
Poinsettia
December
Gingerbread
Noel

FantasyChick Holy crap! I almost want to give extra points just for 18! I had no idea what that one was 😱 41pts 3y
CSeydel I spent a good minute on 11, 14, and 17, those ones stumped me 3y
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