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CaffeineAndCandy

Joined August 2020

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Exposure by Helen Dunmore
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Outlander: A Novel by Diana Gabaldon
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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia by C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
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Bleak-House... by Charles Dickens
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Ten Plays by Euripides
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Yay 😀 #20in4 is here again. This is my lineup 👆
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Andrew65 Love Greg Iles. 8mo
bthegood Just checking in - hope you are well - 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Just checking on you ❤️ 6mo
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Queen Takes King | Gigi Levangie Grazer
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Little late but I‘m jumping in this #AnyWayYouReadathon !! My goal is to read 20 hours 😬🤞. One can only hope. @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl thx for hosting guys!

Eggbeater Good luck! Thanks for joining! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you sweetie? 💛 10mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am doing good. Catching up on #LitsyLove 😬 10mo
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#DashingDecember Readathon begins in a few hours!!! 😀 thank you @Andrew65 for being our awesome and gracious host!

Ruthiella My copy of A Taste for Death looks exactly the same! Very well read. 😅 10mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 10mo
CaffeineAndCandy @Ruthiella hi!! I‘ve not read it yet but it has definitely been used 10mo
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@Andrew65 thx so much for tagging me! I‘ve been a bit MIA, and I think this is just the thing to get me going here on Litsy again. Will post reading list soon for #DashingDecember Readathon.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us again,good luck 😊👍 Have missed seeing you. 10mo
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Hi guys! I‘ve been absent the last couple weeks but I miss you guys so much and I love you. I have got to get back into a good book or any book! Xoxoxo from Illinois

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You look beautiful 💛💛💛 14mo
Linsy ❤❤❤ 14mo
Ruthiella Welcome back! 😀 14mo
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SW-T Welcome back! Great pic! IL is my home state.😀 Sometimes rereading an old favorite helps you get back into the groove again. 14mo
JessClark78 Welcome back! 14mo
ladym30 Welcome back!❤️ 14mo
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Kitty's Cuddles | Jane Cabrera
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Found this little guy outside. Gonna name her Smoke. Unless someone has a better idea. ❤️❤️❤️😻

rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😽 1y
Palimpsest ♥️♥️♥️So much cuteness! 1y
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Ruthiella Hey Smokie! 😻😻😻 1y
DrexEdit Awwww 😻😻 1y
Mommamanzi Yay! We just found our little guy a couple weeks ago outside. He‘s been an awesome addition, I hope the same goes for you! 1y
Catsandbooks Omg so cute!! 1y
NikkiM5 So cute and I love the name 😻 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @Mommamanzi she‘s hilarious! I tried to give her dry food and she knocked it off the paper plate then put the plate on top of the food so I could see that her food was “gone” and maybe try again with soft food. So happy for you! What did you name him? 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @NikkiM5 thank you! ❤️ 1y
Mommamanzi Haha he has too many names because there are too many personalities in this house! “Jesus kitty” “fluff ball” “renegade” “Ren” annnnd “Meow Cow” 1y
BookishMarginalia How is Smoke doing? 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @BookishMarginalia I thought it was a girl, but Smoke is actually a boy. He‘s doing great although I think I may be allergic to him. Have to see my doctor 1y
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Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1y
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#AnyWayYouReadathon @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl

My stack for the #readathon. I‘ve already read Out of the Silent Planet as well as Perelandra. The third book in the trilogy, That Hideous Strength, is the journey I will be embarking on. Also hoping to read Arsenic and Adobo. Thx for hosting guys! ❤️❤️❤️

EvieBee Nice stack! 1y
Eggbeater Thanks for joining us! 1y
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MidnightBookGirl Loved Arsenic and Adobo!!! I also read it through BoTM. Thank you for participating! 1y
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 1y
mandarchy I heard that this trilogy is a product of a bet with Tolkien. I loved these books, but not many people have heard of them. 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @mandarchy interesting! 🧐 1y
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The Harvest | Robert Charles Wilson
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Nice end-world premise. A spaceship lands on earth and otherworldly cells, called neocytes, somehow invade the human body, producing in it a change in its physical makeup. Everyone is offered the opportunity to live forever. How many accepted? What happens to those who accepted? To those who declined? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

NikkiM5 Sounds interesting. 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @NikkiM5 it‘s unique and entertaining. A fresh take on the apocalypse. As with almost every other post-apocalyptic world, people become hostile and dangerous and live in a survival-of-the-fittest type of way. The climax is pretty actiony. (edited) 1y
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Fabulous, funny and witty. Unimaginably imaginable. A triumph. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

skewermann @RaeLovesToRead @CaffeineAndCandy & lovers of #satire would appreciate dear Martha Skewermann's pyromaniacal parody of "Fire and Fury"... "Dire and Puny" ? - blowing the lid on the Chump administration ???Will keep checking my mailbox for the Pulitzer... Love Martha ??✒? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 1y
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Yay 🎉 Readathons hosted by @Andrew65 taking place in June. I‘ll post my goals closer to the start date of #JoysofJune

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Adventurous and powerful. A stunning first book to the series. Believe the hype. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jerlynn Outlander is one of my favorites, it's truly something else❤️ 1y
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The Harvest | Robert Charles Wilson
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Wine after a year in a nursing home. And a book of course.

Aims42 Cheers!! 🍷🍷 1y
Ruthiella Enjoy 😊! 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy @Ruthiella love you! ❤️ 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Are you back home now? 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick yasssss! I‘m living with my Dad for now. 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's great! I hope that wine was delicious! 1y
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Thanks always for hosting @Andrew65 I will try to go #NutsInMay Planning to read 28 hours. Good luck everyone! Super yay 😀

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1y
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Pigs in Heaven: Novel, A | Barbara Kingsolver
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Books for #24in4 🎉🎈🥳

Thanks for hosting @Andrew 😘

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1. Singer 🎤
2. Snooze 😴 most of the time
3. 2+2 is 4
4. Black, pink and gold

Thank you for the tag 🏷! @Kdgordon88 😊

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🖤💗🧡 1y
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Thanks for the tag 🏷 @Ruthiella

These are the four books on my bed right now.

Ast_Arslan Thanks for playing 🌻🌸😊 1y
Ruthiella You got some serious chuncksters there! 😅 1y
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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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Got my smoothie machine today! Super yay 😀

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Mine changed my life. 🥰 I never knew how much I like to drink my meals. 😅 1y
bibliobliss Ooh tell me more about that peanut butter protein thing you've got going on!! I just started protein shakes and I love them 1y
SeaToSkyes What brand did you get? I have a Nutribullet (sp?) but it's a bit on the small size 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy @bibliobliss I got the chocolate peanut butter powder from Walmart. I put chocolate syrup, ice and water or milk then blend it up! It‘s so good 😊 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @SeaToSkyes it was $10 at Walmart. It works pretty good. It‘s just a single serve size. 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm i love it. I feel like a drug addict going back and back to make more smoothies. 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Exactly! 😂🤣😂 1y
bibliobliss @CaffeineAndCandy Sounds delicious 1y
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For Such a Time | Elyse Larson
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Historical fiction set in France and England as Hitler‘s Third Reich took over. “Madame Fauvre” is trained and sent back to France to bring back her cousin who was captured and tortured by Germans. A traitor once believed to be a friend tracks them down to redeem himself with the Third Reich after botching past assignments. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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Begins with a girl on a train and what she sees out the window. A lady comes up missing and the woman who rides the train has an alcoholism problem that discredits the information she has for police. Drunkenness prevents her from clearly remembering what happened that night, but it slowly comes back to her, to the horror of those involved. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Magic Terror: 7 Tales | Peter Straub
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Uncharacteristic of Straub. I found myself constantly looking up thinking, “Amazing, this is Straub?” Seven short wow stories. A reread must. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

susurran I had this audiobook years and years ago and remember the narrator really sinking her teeth into "Ashputtle". Just a wonderful collection, I'll have to seek it back out. 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @susurran 👍 it‘s really enjoyable 1y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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From rags to riches overnight, but at what cost? Love and deception combine with a fantastically-molded plot where nobody is who they seem to be. The only person who turns out not to be under a false guise is the young boy whom the MC grew up with and is separated from when trouble strikes their ship as they sail through the thick darkness. Spectacular world building. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Unsolved | James Patterson, David Ellis
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An FBI agent struggles to solve a string of cases across the country in which all the victims appear to have died accidentally. Everyone soon becomes a suspect, even the detective‘s colleagues. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A new and interesting concept where a cult of readers try to decipher the writings of deceased writers. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Hey 👋! We start the third book in the #NarniaReadalong tomorrow. As you all know, we are reading them in publication order and not in the series order. I‘m a bit behind and haven‘t made a post for Prince Caspian yet. I hope 🤞 everyone is enjoying the readalong so far. It‘s so great to have you all in this! 💜😘

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I haven't posted about Prince Caspian either! I tend to read 2-3 chapters at a time so I might start Voyage next Sunday and plow through. 1y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yes! I‘m definitely ready!! ❤️⚓️❤️ I‘ve enjoyed rereading the series in publication order for the first time. I can now see why some people prefer this order. 🥰 1y
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CaffeineAndCandy @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Amen. I am with you on that. I‘ve only read about five chapters. By next Saturday I will have a post for Prince Caspian 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘ve not read them before in any order! It will be interesting to read them in series order when publication order is finished 1y
SeaToSkyes I got caught up last week so I'm all set! 😁 1y
EdnaC This is my favorite book series and I haven‘t been keeping up. I‘m going to really try with Voyage. 1y
KathyWheeler I‘m looking forward to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I remember it being my favorite part of the PBS series but that was a million years ago and I remember nothing. (edited) 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @EdnaC no worries! 😉 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @KathyWheeler a million years ago 😂... you‘re no dinosaur 🦕! 😘 1y
SeaToSkyes @KathyWheeler there was a PBS series?! 😱 1y
CoffeeAndABook I‘m enjoying this so much and still a little behind... 🙈 I‘m at chapter 13 in Caspian. I‘ll catch up eventually though!! There‘s so much going on in my life right now and I‘m having serious trouble concentrating on anything longer than a few minutes 🌀🌀🌀🤪 1y
KathyWheeler @CaffeineAndCandy 😄. I‘ll be 64 this month. 1y
KathyWheeler @SeaToSkyes I looked it up to be sure when it aired and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe season aired in 1988. https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0094500/ 1y
SeaToSkyes @KathyWheeler oh wow I never knew about that! 1y
KathyWheeler @SeaToSkyes I remember liking it. Of course, the production values are nothing like they would be if it were produced today. 1y
SeaToSkyes @KathyWheeler I do vaguely remember an animated Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe when I was younger that was probably made in the 70s or 80s; not sure if that's the same one 1y
i.besteph Woohoo can‘t wait to start the next book. I‘m loving the read along! 🥰 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @SeaToSkyes thank you for looking up and relating the show to us 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @I.be.Stef yay 😀 we begin the third book today! 1y
CaffeineAndCandy @CoffeeAndABook I know exactly how you feel. My mother and I keep having disputes and it makes it hard for me to concentrate as well. We will have to keep each other in prayer! 1y
KathyWheeler @SeaToSkyes No — this one wasn‘t animated. 1y
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Aprilly | Jane Abbott
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Here‘s my stack for #AwesomeApril

Totally in love with @Andrew65 for hosting great readathons 😊

#LosersClub

Andrew65 Look some good choices, hope you enjoy the Readathon, and thanks 😊 1y
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Shutdown | Heather Anastasiu
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A few days late but loving this #Shutdownround3 idea hosted by @DieAReader I‘ve got plenty of caffeine ☕️ Not sure what to goals to set because there‘s no set end date 🤔 Never fear a quarantine, your reading pals are here!

DieAReader Happy you‘re jumping in! I didn‘t even set any goals😂 1y
CaffeineAndCandy Okay, @DieAReader cool cool 👍 1y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Yay 😀 for another #AnyWayYouReadathon @MidnightBookGirl @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater Thanks for hosting!

Goal: To read two books 👍👍
📚1. Magic Terror by Peter Straub
📚2. For Such A Time by Elyse Larson

Eggbeater Thanks for joining us! 😊 1y
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 1y
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Dead End in Norvelt | Jack Gantos
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A chill read. Funny and summery. Reminds me of what being grounded was like long ago when I was a kid.

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Super yay! #20in4 hosted by @Andrew65 planning to read 24 hours or at least 20.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2y
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Hitler's reign through the eyes of a young girl who is obsessed with books, which are hard to come by. The poor become poorer, boys are sent to train to join the army and men are enlisted. Those who do not join Hitler are seen as traitors and their lives are at stake. Sons never make it home, Jewish parades are thrown to showcase the weak, dying, famished Jews held in captivity. Heartbreaking. A wonderful read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

melissajayne Such an excellent book 2y
KrystalClarity This is one of my all-time favorite books 🙂 2y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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A fantastical story, a rags-to-riches main character and betrayal deeply felt and vividly expressed. Love and war go hand in hand, but who does Alina really love, and is she sure? ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Unsolved | James Patterson, David Ellis
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A thrilling ride. An unexpected ending you'd never guess in a million years. Everyone in the story either is or becomes a suspect. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Hey all! Yesterday we started Prince Caspian of The Chronicles of Narnia. We are reading in publication order instead of in the order of the series. This is the second book of the #NarniaReadalong. We are still reading a chapter a day. Thanks so much for participating with me in this! Off we go on another adventure 🤴⚔ I can't wait to see what happens within these pages!

KathyWheeler Thanks for doing this! I may actually get these books read. A read along helped me read Moby Dick after I had avoided the book for over 40 years. 😊 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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BethM Today is day 3 right? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @BethM every new book starts on the following Sunday or on the 1st of the month. We started Pronce Caspian on Sunday, so yes, today is day 3! 2y
i.besteph Woohoo! The movie of the same book is my absolute favorite 😻 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm SO EXCITED! ❤️😍❤️ 2y
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Here we are with more parallels between the Bible and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

After his resurrection, Aslan goes to the witches home (page 182) and there he frees those who have been turned into stone. Similarly, Jesus, "After being made alive, he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned sprirts" (1 Peter 3:19) that were in Sheol or hell.

CaffeineAndCandy Aslan freed a giant who was turned into stone, and following his newfound freedom the giant says, "Bless me! I must have been asleep." Those who are dead in Christ are also said to be asleep. "And if Christ had not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 👆 (1 Corinthians 15:17-18) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy At the end of the story the people of Narnia shout, "Ling live King Peter! Long live Queen Susan! Long live King Edmund! Long live Queen Susan!" (Page 199) Those who believe Jesus is the Son of God and that he died for our sins will be made into royalty when Jesus returns. "...and had made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." ( Revelation 1:6) 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy On page 166 Aslan allows himself to be bound at the White Witch's command, "though, had the Lion chosen, one of those paws could have been the death of them all. But he made no noise.. " Jesus also could have saved Himself when he was on the cross, but he too mowed himself to be bound. "Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him." (John 18:12-13) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Page 168 says, "And they surged around Aslan, jeering at him, saying things like 'Puss, puss! Poor pussy,' and 'How many mice have you caught today, cat?' and " Would you like a saucer of milk, pussums?'" Luke 22:63-65 reads, "The men who were holding Jesus in custody taunted him while they beat him. They blindfolded him and asked him, repeatedly, 'Prophecy! Who hit you?' Insulting him, they said many other horrible things against him." 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Just as Satan would like for us and our family and friends to fall and go to hell, the White Witch feels the same about Peter and his siblings. On page 107 the White Witch says to Peter, '" How dare you come alone!... Did I not tell you to bring the others with you?'" 2y
CaffeineAndCandy '"Here is your brother,' Aslan said, 'and there is no need to talk about what is past.'" Aslan instructed Peter's siblings not to speak of what he had done and Peter is forgiven. Similarly we are all forgiven our sins when we confess Jesus as Lord, and He does not bring them up again. "And he sat upon the throne and said, 'Behold, I make all things new.'" (Revelation 21:5) 2y
i.besteph Thank you for tagging me! I love seeing the parallels 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @I.be.Stef 😉🙂 2y
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Hi! It's a few days late, but I want to bring up some of the symbolism in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Not to be religious and hopefully noone is offended, but as you may already know, a lot of the story mirrors stories from the Bible. I will start with the story in its entirety, and we will see how overall it is akin to the Bible.

CaffeineAndCandy A child, Lucy, discovers a secret land in a wardrobe. Later, her brothers and sister also find the land of Narnia inside the wardrobe. Perhaps of it is a coincidence, but Jesus says, "...Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3-4) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Secondly, I will discuss the characters. The professor is likened into King Solomon, the wisest king who ever lived according to the Bible. On page 53, the professor says of Lucy that, " If she had been pretending, she would have hidden for a reasonable time before coming and telling her story." Aside from King Solomon, the professor could also be likened to Sherlock Holmes because of his knowledge of the situation. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy It is odd that the White Queen, who is evil in the story, is not named the Dark Queen or the Black Queen. Then again, maybe omit is not so odd, for the Bible says, "...when I consider how Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." (2 Cor. 11:14) 2y
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CaffeineAndCandy The White Queen is also 1/2 giants and 1/2 Jinn, which is comparable to the Nephilim in the book of Genesis. "The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them; the same were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown." (Genesis 6:4) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Aslan, the Lion, is obviously likened to Jesus who is called the Lion of Judah (Rev. 5:5). Just as Aslan sacrificed himself in place of Edmund, so Jesus is said to have sacrificed himself to redeem all of humanity. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Peter in the story has a strong resemblance to Jesus's disciple Peter in the Bible. On pages 140 and 142, Peter approaches with his sword drawn. John 18:10 says, "Simon Peter therefore having a sword, drew it, and struck the high priest's slave, and cut off his right ear." Peter was also the first to approach Aslan (page 140) due to the other's being afraid. Matthew 16:18 says, "...Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church." 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Lastly, Edmund sadly resembles Judas Iscariot from the Bible. Edmund was more than ready to hand over his siblings for more of the White Queen's Turkish Delight, just as Judad readily gave up Jesus for 20 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16). Page 197 says that Peter is not told about the sacrifice Aslan made in place of him because, "'It would be too awful for him.'" This may be so because Judas hanged himself because of his shame (Matthew 27:5) 2y
megnews I always think of this song when I think of Aslan: https://youtu.be/h5BViw3xppE (edited) 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @MeganLindell I haven't seen the movie yet. I wanted to read the book first. That song is so pretty and the video is moving. I can only imagine how powerful the movie is! Thank you for sharing 😘🥰 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Should be 30 pieces of silver that Judas gave Jesus up for. ** 2y
Catsandbooks Unfortunately I'm just not able to keep up with the readalong at this time. Thanks though! 2y
CoffeeAndABook Thank you @CaffeineAndCandy for the insights. I had no idea there were so many parallels to the Bible. I obviously recognized Aslan‘s sacrifice and resurrection but that‘s it. How fascinating! And well done by C. S. Lewis, it really works! 👏🏼 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @CoffeeAndABook thanks for mentioning Aslan's resurrection. Can't forget that! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, I knew what a lot represented the first time (as a teen), but it stood out even more this time as an adult. Even Aslan heading to the stone table with his head hanging down and then Susan and Lucy going with him was alluding back to Jesus‘s walk, the weight of the cross on his back and I thought the two on either side of him that day. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 2y
SeaToSkyes I knew the story had references to the Bible, but never realized there were so many! 2y
rwmg I first read it whrn I was about 8, and I recognised the parallels between Aslan and Jesus, but I was worried because I thought it might be mocking the Biblical story. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes! I didn't even think about that. Nice 👌👍 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @rwmg I'm not so sure that it is mocking, I rather feel like it endorses the biblical account. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @SeaToSkyes and there are even more. I will be posting more tomorrow in a new post.👍😘 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rwmg @CaffeineAndCandy no, it wasn‘t meant to be mocking at all CS Lewis was very intentional in his efforts to help explain Christianity to children. 2y
rwmg @CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I recognise that now but aged 8 re-telling the story of Jesus in a fantasy world really wasn't something that occurred to me as something you could do 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @rwmg I understand that! I‘m sure it still seems scandalous to many. I know some religious groups still debate whether it was a good thing or bad for Christianity. I seem to remember there being a fuss when the newest set of movies were being made....whether it brought a greater audience that could learn more or made light of something that should be more serious. And of course, that‘s always in the eye of the beholder no matter the intent. (edited) 2y
BethM I had always known there were parallels but as a kid I thought it was just adults making something of nothing. Reading it for the first time as an adult I was astonished how thinly veiled the symbolism really was. 2y
Vansa As someone not brought up in a Christian country, or in the Christian faith,I didn't get the Christian symbolism at all when I read it as a kid.I've read about that later, so I know of it,but even in my reread now,it isn't something that strikes me at all,since I have no context for it! It's very easy for me to ignore that bit of the books,really,and if CS Lewis wanted to make the religion more accessible to children,good for all of us, we've (1/2 2y
Vansa (2/2)one of the best works of literature ever out of it. 2y
i.besteph So many parallels! All I could recognize was Aslan‘s sacrifice and Edmund representing Judas. What‘s even more great is how CS Lewis depicted that in such a simple story. I‘m loving the read along. It also helps to see your inputs on it. Thanks for hosting @CaffeineAndCandy ! 🥰 (edited) 2y
PurpleTulipGirl I was struck by the imagery of the stone table. It serves as a gathering point, and is presumably meant to invoke connections to an altar. In the Gospel according to Mark, the temple curtain is torn apart when Jesus dies. When Aslan dies, the stone table breaks in half. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @PurpleTulipGirl nice 👍Great insight 💜💜💜 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Growing up religious, the parallels were noticeable to me and even pointed out in greater detail by my father. My church even had a short Sunday school series themed around it. Looking back as someone who is now nonreligious, I have to applaud Lewis for writing an allegory that still stands well on its own without the reader having to be a believer to enjoy it. ❤️ 2y
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Buddy Reads:
#NarniaReadalong
#Potteraday
#Losersclub The Regulators

Finish:
The Raid
Gone
Dead in Norvelt

Start and finish:
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Shadow and Bone

#MarvelousMarch @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck. 😊👍 Good book choices. 2y
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#NarniaReadalong check-in.

How is your reading going?

Question: Do you think lying is a bigger deal to children than it is to adults? Is lying a big deal to all children in general, or are the children in the story a special exception?

Question: Which character are you most fond of so far?

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m ahead of the group, and might just finish it up this weekend. I‘m really enjoying this, it‘s a fun trip down memory lane. I love Lucy, always have. 2y
Addison_Reads I started reading today and read the 6 chapters. In so tempted to keep reading, but I also want to take my time. My favorite of the children is Lucy, but my favorite character is Mr. Tumnus. 💚 I think lying is a bigger deal for children because of their innocence. Once they break the seal and tell a lie it's almost like a little piece of childhood is chipped away. 2y
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BookwormAHN I don't think children always realize what a big deal lying is. I don't think I have a favorite character 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m loving this chapter-a-day return to a childhood fav! I think lying is a bigger deal to adults. I‘ve worked around kids for several years, and they lie about the silliest things, sometimes not realizing the gravity of the situation. Maybe it‘s today‘s generation..? Answering as if I don‘t know the rest of the series: the Professor is my fav so far. 😅 2y
megnews Like @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m having trouble stopping at one chapter but succeeded so far. I don‘t remember the chapters being so short. And like her and @Addison_Reads Lucy is my favorite. Her age makes her most open to magic. 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m caught up. I like Lucy best but, like @Addison_Reads I also love Mr. Tumnus (especially because I‘m picturing him as portrayed in the film by James McEvoy. 😊) 2y
HufflepuffGirl90 This is so much fun reading a chapter a day. I have to force myself to stop reading tho 😅 I growing up I always loved Lucy, but I have really come to love Edmund as I‘ve gotten older, the poor thing, his growth throughout the book is wonderful. (edited) 2y
bookandbedandtea I agree with @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm that lying is generally a bigger deal for adults than children. At this point I like Lucy the best but by the end of the book I usually switch to someone else. 2y
BethM I‘m loving Lucy. And yeah I think kids have more of an issue with lying bc they haven‘t learned to use it as a “tool” yet. 2y
Lesanne I think lying is a bigger deal to adults, generally. Kids don‘t yet realize how lies can be damaging in the long term. And my favorite character so far is the Professor. (“What do they teach them in school these days?”) I love the chapter a day format, too! 2y
SeaToSkyes I'm a little behind, but hopefully will catch up tomorrow! 2y
Catsandbooks I'm a little behind, but planning to catch up this week. This is my first time reading the series and I'm enjoying it so far! 2y
Vansa I think lying is definitely a bigger deal to adults(at least some adults),I think it comes quite easily to kids to lie,to impress a friend,to avoid a scolding from a parent.I absolutely love Mr.Tumnus!In this case,they're horrified that Edmund lied though,and didn't back up his sister-you don't break your honour code that way!That's something that's easier to do as an adult when we can justify to ourselves that self-interest has higher stakes 2y
PurpleTulipGirl As cranky as I‘ve been lately, the Professor‘s character is definitely more relatable. I like him this time around more than I remember liking him. And I‘m really enjoying reading this again. The chapters are so short, it‘s almost like devotional reading. 2y
CoffeeAndABook I‘m really enjoying the chapter-a-day format! Even though it‘s hard to stop after each chapter, it‘s great how relaxed it is to keep up, even on busy days. * Lucy is definitively a spunky favorite ~ but the professor is a blast, his reaction to the children‘s questions just wonderfully unexpected!! I had no memory of that from reading the book as a child!! 😃 2y
BethM @CoffeeAndABook I agree on both counts! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Addison_Reads I agree with you about their innocence making lying a bigger deal, but I also agree with @BookwormAHN and @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm who provided insight into the nature and reasoning of children taking lies. With this in mind, lying is more often a bigger deal to adults who know right from wrong and are held more accountable for untruths. @bookandbedandtea @BethM @Lesanne @vansa 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Lesanne yasss! Loved the part where the professor said, "What do they teach them in school these days." ??? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @PurpleTulipGirl true, the reading does seem devotional 👍👌 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @CoffeeAndABook very relaxed reading. 🙂 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Catsandbooks @SeaToSkyes no worries! We will be here when you catch up! 👍😘 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @rubyslippersreads I've not yet seen the movies, but I can't wait to finish reading so I can watch them! 🦁🧙‍♂️ 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @BethM "to use them as a 'tool' yet" ?? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa how long has it been since you read the series? This is my first time. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CaffeineAndCandy I read it in Jr. High I believe, so late 80‘s...maybe 1988-ish. I didn‘t get into fantasy until about then, so I have memories of reading this on the school bus. 2y
Read4life I‘m really enjoying this readalong. I know I read these when I was very young but don‘t remember the details much. I like the professor the most so far. 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Romantic and snobby. Money drips from almost every page. Asians know how to be rich! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Why is Dobby my favorite Harry Potter character? 🤷🏽‍♀️
#potteraday
@Linsy

Bradleygirl dobby is a FREE ELF 2y
CaffeineAndCandy He's my favorite character in the Harry Potter series! @Bradleygirl 2y
bthegood I have a love/hate relationship with him - love him for all he does/hate how annoying he can be while doing it 😂 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Ikr! He always has me feeling like I'm walking on pins and needles with his antics. @bthegood 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Late post. I read for 18 hours and 40 minutes for #20in4 @Andrew65 I'm getting closer every time. Thanks for hosting! I finished zero books but I am almost at the end of two.

Andrew65 Next time you will get to 20 hours. Well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳😊 2y
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Today is the first day of the #NarniaReadalong Just use the hashtag and tag me to be sure I see your posts. Questions? Comments? Complaints? Quotes? Whatever it is, we want to know about it! Happy reading! 🧙‍♂️🦉🐴🦁

SeaToSkyes Can't wait to get started tonight! ❤️ 2y
CaffeineAndCandy This first chapter reminds me of The Secret Garden because the rain stopped the children from going outside and they were excited to see the birds, badgers, foxes and rabbits. 2y
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EdnaC I‘m so excited! 2y
PurpleTulipGirl Yay! Really looking forward to reading this book again. It‘s been ages. 2y
i.besteph I had no idea about the readalong! I was going to read it for the bookspin list in March any way so mind if I tag along? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Super glad to have you join! @I.be.Stef 2y
CaffeineAndCandy 👍😘 @I.be.Stef 2y
CoffeeAndABook Yay 😃🙌🏼 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m excited about this readathon because I haven‘t read the books in years. I just finished Chapter 1 and was a bit surprised to see not just one, but two warnings about what a bad thing it would be to shut oneself in a wardrobe. Probably a good idea, since I‘m sure this book sent many kids exploring. 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @rubyslippersreads ikr! I was reading and thinking that it felt unsafe to go further and further into the wardrobe. 2y
rubyslippersreads @CaffeineAndCandy Maybe it was a combination of warning kids while building tension in the story. 😂 2y
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February #20in4 readathon. Hosted by @Andrew65 we love you so much for doing such great readathons!

Reading goals:
📚 read 24 hours
📖 The Bungalow Mystery (Nancy Drew)
📖 Crazy Rich Asians
📖 Seven Days (not in database)

Ruthiella Nancy Drew!❤️ 2y
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @ruthiella ikr! I haven't read her since middle school, but I remember loving her and so I'm revisiting to see what all the hype was about. 🥰 Friend 💜💜💜 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Isn't today the fourth day? Like, doesn't it end at midnight tonight? @Andrew65 2y
Andrew65 @CaffeineAndCandy Yes finishes midnight tonight, end of 1st March. 2y
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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'No, no. We have never been readers in our family. It don't pay. Stuff. Idleness. Folly. No, no!'

@cuilin #whattheDickens

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Bleak-House... | Charles Dickens
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'I will not deny it. I was on the wrong side of the post. But I trusted to things coming round.'

That very popular trust in flat things coming round! Not in their being beaten round, or worked round, but in their 'coming' round! As though a lunatic should trust in the world's 'coming' triangular!
@Cuilin #whattheDickens

Cuilin I think Dickens is at his best with word play. Flat things coming round indeed. 2y
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and he knows about it, whatever it is. In short, in his bringing up, he has been so nursed by Law and Equity that he has become a kind of fossil Imp, to account for whose terrestrial existence is reported at the public offices that his father was John Doe, and his mother the only female member of the Roe family #whattheDickens @Cuilin

Cuilin Fossil Imp😳 what a description!! 2y
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And to hear the solemn thunder, and to see the lightning; and while thinking with awe of the tremendous powers by which our little lives are encompassed. @Cuilin #whattheDickens

Cuilin Keep the quotes coming. Love them. 2y
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Testimony: A Novel | Anita Shreve
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An overnight sex scandal at a private school shatters a community and ruins the futures of the students involved. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Dragons of Summer Flame | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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Relentlessly adventurous. Fantastic. Never a dull moment.⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

AllisonM89 I haven't read Dragonlance in forever!!! Love these books 2y
wordslinger42 I've been meaning to read this series again! I read them in middle school and was absolutely obsessed 😅 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Dragonlance!!! ❤️😍❤️ I‘ve been planning a giant read through of all of these but I still have quite a few to track down! 😅 2y
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jessjess Dragonlance!! 💕 I used to love Raistlin! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy This is the first of the series that I have read, but I loved it. A friend recommended it! @jessjess @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @wordslinger42 @AllisonM89 2y
jessjess @CaffeineAndCandy they are definitely good stuff 2y
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These are the dates for the #NarniaReadalong
Each new book is started on either the following Sunday or on the 1st of the month. We will be reading a chapter a day. I hope this works for everyone. Let me know if there's any problems. I'm super excited and I hope you all are as well!

AllisonM89 Oooo.. i tempted to join in. If i do, I'm skipping A Boy and His Horse. 😂 its the one book in the series that i really don't care about 2y
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BookwormAHN Looks good, thanks 😺 2y
EdnaC Awesome! I love this series!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you for hosting and posting. I‘ll repost it too. 2y
Daisey I'm going to try to join in! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm excited to read through the series for the first time. 2y
Lesanne Oooh, I would love to join in, if I may! 2y
HufflepuffGirl90 Great idea! I would love to join!! I‘ve been wanting to reread these for awhile! 2y
BethM So in- reading them to my son! 2y
megnews Im really overcommitted to buddy reads and I generally don‘t reread books anymore. But I‘ll make an exception for Narnia. I may not be able to join in for all of them but I‘d like to try some. 2y
SeaToSkyes Sounds good! I think a chapter a day sounds very reasonable lol 2y
wordslinger42 @CaffeineAndCandy Normally, I would love to do a read-a-long for Narnia, but I'm doing a lot of other challenges, and I don't think I should add another one 😅 Thank you for thinking of me, though! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Is this an open readalong? I‘ve read the series before, so it‘s ok if there‘s no room. It would just be fun to revisit a childhood favorite with fellow Littens. ❤️🥰 2y
Powered_By_Plants Yay super excited for this 🥰 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh I would love to join this readalong!! I've been wanting to revisit Narnia for quite some time and I think I can handle the pace!!! 2y
Catsandbooks Can I be tagged in future posts for the readalong? I want to join in! 😊 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @AllisonM89 you are more than welcome! We'd love to have you! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Lesanne you most certainly may join us! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @HufflepuffGirl90 yay we're glad to have you join us! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm it's open and we're sp happy to have you! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @TheAromaofBooks super great to have you join us! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @Catsandbooks I will definitely tag you! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay!!!! I‘m so excited! ❤️❤️ 2y
HufflepuffGirl90 Yay!! Im so excited!! 2y
Lesanne @CaffeineAndCandy Yay! Thank you! 😊 2y
KathyWheeler This is just what I needed to encourage me to finally read these books. I‘ve only ever read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and The Magician‘s Nephew. I‘m excited to finally read the whole series! 2y
bookandbedandtea I just heard about this and it sounds brilliant! Can anyone join? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy @KathyWheeler excited to have you! 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper I am interested in this read along. Can you please include me in this group? 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Of course, so glad to have you! @Blackink_WhitePaper 2y
Blackink_WhitePaper @CaffeineAndCandy thank you 🙏 😍💐 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Lollymya - Here is the post with the reading schedule!! Hope this helps!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks Rofl! You beat me to it! 😂🤣 Great minds think alike! 😜❤️ 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Why didn't I think of that 🤔 @TheAromaofBooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I will put this to use in the future and thanks so much for tagging her! 🥰 2y
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