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JacqMac

JacqMac

Joined May 2016

Read all the things! 🇨🇦 ☕️ 📖
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Yesterday was a totally busy bust for me. My dad is visiting and we had our Thanksgiving dinner. I fit in a tiny bit of reading time and some TV. But today will be better. #scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Jeffery Dahmer | Joel Norris, J Norris, Dr Joel Norris
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Currently working my way through this show. #killer #scarathlondailyprompt #scarathlon2022

candc320 I just finished it last night 🫣😳 3d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! 🕯📚🖤 3d
Eggs Love it 🕯👏🏻🎃 3d
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🔥📚 4d
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🔥 🧡 4d
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I am almost finished this book. There are so many interesting #creatures in it. #scarathlonDailyPrompts @StayCurious #TeamMonsterMash

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A History of Horror | Wheeler W. Dixon
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I love these shows! Watching one while I have a slow start to my Sunday morning. There will be more, too.
#scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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The Empty Man | Cullen Bunn
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Let the horror movie season begin! This one is kinda creepy so far. I wonder if the book is any good?
#scarathlon2022 @StayCurious #TeamMonsterMash

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Just writing down some of my points and checking in. I didn‘t get to start my readathons until today. I have three hours on the clock now though. Copper would like to know why I have so many books in his napping spot. #20in4 @Andrew65 #spookoween @TheSpineView #pointsathon @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES Hoping to finish this book tonight. We will see. #scarathlon2022 @StayCurious

TheSpineView 🤩 5d
DieAReader 🎉🎉 5d
Bookzombie Copper is so cute! 4d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4d
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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I‘m surprised by how many black books are on my shelf. I decided to go with the King for this first day.
#scarathlondailyprompt #scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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Eggs 🖤❤️🐈‍⬛ (edited) 5d
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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#bookhaul Hubby took me on a bookstore date. They are my favourite kind of dates. I forgot the new Backman came out this week. But it will have to wait until after #scarathlon. I also picked up this gothic horror for next month. I hope it‘s good. It sounded good. #TeamMonsterMash
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StayCurious Wow I love the idea of a bookstore date! 7d
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Yay! Tomorrow is a holiday. And I have some stacks of books to get through. This is perfect timing for me @Andrew65 and for #scarathlon2022 @StayCurious #TeamMonsterMash #20in4

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I have been considering a reread of the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles. And maybe the Mayfair Witches. I gave away my Anne Rice collection in one of our many moves and I thought this would be a good time to reread and rebuild. But I‘m having a hard time finding new copies. So we will see how it goes. #scarathlon2022 #TBR @StayCurious

StayCurious Surprising since she recently passed and the new series is coming out 1w
JacqMac @StayCurious I thought the same. I find it surprising, too. 1w
StayCurious I have an old tattered copy luckily 1w
persephone1408 @StayCurious is there a #buddyread time frame for this book?? 5d
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There is still time to sign up! You have until the 28th. This is always so fun. And I really appreciate the extra work put in by @StayCurious and @Clwojick Come join in the fun!
#TeamMonsterMash

StayCurious Thanks so much for sharing! 1w
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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We were hit a little hard by Fiona. We didn‘t have any serious damage, but our power has been out since Friday. It just came back tonight. Since I didn‘t have a lot to do, I was able to get pretty far into Fairy Tale. It was a great book to read by candlelight. I can‘t wait to finish it.

tpixie Take care! 5d
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New library book. I need some food inspiration. I always like to burrow cookbooks before I buy them.

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#grateful @Eggs
I spent a lot of today preparing for the hurricane. I‘m most grateful to have a safe place to be during the storm. Not everyone is so lucky. Hopefully it won‘t hit too hard.

Eggs Oh no! Prayers 🙏🏻 2w
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The Elements of Style | E. B. White, William Strunk
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I am trying to organize my hubby‘s new home office. I can‘t tell you how many years I have been trying to find my Strunk and White. But here it is. I guess he used it a lot. The last time I saw it, it still had a cover. Sigh. I guess it might be time for an upgrade. But it won‘t be the same.

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I almost forgot to introduce you all to my new reading buddies. Meet Castiel and Copper. They are 15 week old brothers. We have had them for a week now and I already love them so much.

alisiakae adorable! 2w
kspenmoll Easy to love. Look at all that hair! 2w
Clare-Dragonfly 😻😻😻 2w
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Megabooks So cute!! 2w
Texreader Adorable!!! ❤️🐈‍⬛ 2w
AmyG The cutest! 2w
5feet.of.fury Awww 🥰 2w
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 2w
Soubhiville 🥹🥰 Aw the babies! 💛 2w
BookNAround Lovely sleepy kitties. 2w
LeahBergen Ohhhhh. 💙💙 2w
julesG 😍😍😍 2w
Tamra Cuties!! 😍 2w
CBee How precious 😍😍😍 1w
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I‘m still working on my new book nook, but it‘s getting close. I think it‘s ready to share. Maybe. My brother brought me a plant. It has my grandfather‘s rocking chair. And a lamp that just fits. I think it still needs a little table for my tea.

Mrs_B 😍 2w
RaeLovesToRead ❤❤ 2w
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EvieBee Very cute! If you don‘t find a tea table, I find it convenient to use cute coasters on the shelf closest to me. 😩😂 2w
ozma.of.oz Looks very cozy! 2w
LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 2w
kbibliophilific ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
marleed So nice! 2w
MyNamesParadise Very cool! I need one! lol. 2w
BookNAround What a lovely place to sit and read! 2w
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“Books lists featuring banned and challenged children‘s books and resources to support and educate anyone interested or involved in the fight against censorship.”

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Read all the things!!

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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I‘m back! Maybe. Thanks for checking in on me Littens. My husband got a new job a couple of months ago and we spent our summer cleaning out our house, packing our things, and moving across the country. I have mostly unpacked. We are mostly settled in. There is a bit of paperwork stuff and a few boxes left. But I rewarded myself with a trip to the bookstore. I have been waiting. I have reading time! And I‘m going try to catch up with you all.

Richryan52 If you are a Holmes fan, publisher just added a great stretch goal! 3w
AmyG Welcome back. Wishing you allthe best in your new home! 3w
ErinSueMreads Yay! Welcome back! We missed you! 3w
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LeahBergen Hello again! 👋 3w
Megabooks Welcome back!! 3w
Chelsea.Poole Glad to have you back…great choices! 3w
JacqMac @AmyG @ErinSueMreads @LeahBergen @Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole Thanks everyone! I missed you all. 💕 2w
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Mayflies | Andrew O'Hagan
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“Make death proud to take us.” This book destroyed me, right where I am. The first half is set in 1986. A group of boys travel from a small town in Scotland to a music festival in Manchester. James and Tully bond over music, movies, and books. They agree to live a different life than their fathers. The second half is set in 2017. Those boys are now in their 50s. And it hits hard.

MicheleinPhilly This was one of my top reads last year. Just marvelous. 4mo
TrishB I loved this. Felt like my 1980s life. 4mo
CarolynM Loved this - best book I read last year. 4mo
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BiblioLitten Hi 👋🏼 I hope you are keeping well. It‘s been a while since you posted. 1mo
JacqMac @BiblioLitten Thanks for checking in. Everything is fine. We just moved across the country. It has been a lot. I‘m still unpacking and getting everyone settled. I haven‘t had much time to pop by. But I‘m hoping to be back really soon. 3w
BiblioLitten Moving houses within a city takes so much energy, let alone moving across the country. I know how you feel. I hope things settle down soon. 💕 3w
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Hubby just pulled this book off a shelf and said, “You should read this one. You‘ll like it.” He didn‘t even read the back. “What holds more secrets in the library- the ancient books shelved in the stacks, or the people who preserve them?” The writing wasn‘t the best, but the story was good. The editor was lazy. Overall it made for a good Sunday read. So I guess hubby was right. Don‘t tell him I said that.

Alfoster Your secret‘s safe with us!!😝 4mo
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I loved this book. Wallace thinks he might be dead, when a reaper shows up. At his funeral. She takes him to Charon‘s Crossing. A lovely lopsided tea house, owned by Hugo, a ferryman, who promises to help Wallace cross over. Wallace learns how to live, only after he dies. At it‘s heart, this is a love story. All the kinds of love.

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I guess I‘m reading a big book next. I had to dig a fat hardcover from the TBR piles. My new bookmark needed an appropriate home. Isn‘t it lovely?!?

5feet.of.fury Ooooh love that! 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence Amazing! 5mo
Karisa So creative! A match made in Hell. 😂 Love it! 5mo
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BarkingMadRun That‘s fabulous 5mo
LeahBergen Very cool! 5mo
Nute That is super cool! 4mo
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Katherine | Anya Seton
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The true story of Katherine Swynford, the long time mistress and eventual wife of John of Gaunt, The Duke of Lancaster. And how they become ancestors of much of the British royal family. A decades long love story that survives war, plagues, murder, loneliness, and arranged marriages. It‘s a well researched and beautifully written piece of historical fiction. It‘s soo good.

StaceGhost I love Anya Seton! 5mo
merelybookish Cute new profile pic! (Or new-to-me.) 5mo
JacqMac @StaceGhost She‘s very good. 5mo
JacqMac @merelybookish It is fairly new. Thank you. It was time for an update. lol 5mo
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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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My birthday #bookhaul. I can‘t wait to have some time to dive into these. My family buys me the best books.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Jealous of the John Darnielle! Enjoy! 7mo
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We are having a lazy snow day and this was a perfect read for a lazy day. Grimm fairytales are always better than Disney tales. I think I need to read the rest of these now.
#FabulousFebruary Book 3. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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I love David Sedaris! His observations on life and the people living it, never fail to amuse me. I liked this diary better than the first one. But he never fails to make me laugh or just see the world through other eyes for a bit.
#FabulousFebruary Book 2 @Andrew65

vivastory This title cracks me up 8mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 8mo
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I love a good history book. This was both informative and funny. It would make a great BBC documentary.
#FabulousFebruary One book down. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 8mo
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Reading the tagged book. And loving it. It‘s both fascinating and funny.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Not the title I was expecting when I read the first three words of the title. 8mo
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Hubby went out, all on his own, and bought me an early Valentine, without any guidance at all. I think he did well.

squirrelbrain He did really well! 8mo
BiblioLitten Indeed! 8mo
Megabooks Yes!! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wonderful! 8mo
Cathythoughts He did very well ! Good book ! 8mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I‘m almost 100 pages in and I‘m so bored. I find myself wondering if it‘s worth it. It sounds like the kind of book I would love. I want to like it. But I just can‘t get into it. Maybe I‘ll take a break and come back to it later.

Soubhiville I finished it but was disappointed… 8mo
JacqMac @Soubhiville It sounds like it might not be worth it. I don‘t think it‘s going to get any better. 8mo
DivineDiana I just started on audio for my Book Club, and I am quite interested in what will happen to Washington. 8mo
Booklover2 Not worth it ! It doesn‘t get any better 2mo
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Scarborough | Catherine Hernandez
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Canada Reads, book 4. This one broke me. It‘s very intense. So much beauty, poverty, abuse, diversity, racism, friendship, and despair. Having lived in a few, I think it could have been set in any city in the country. I don‘t know how she fit so much into so few words. I think they are trying to turn on the country‘s empathy with the choices this year. It‘s going to be a great debate. But I‘m going to need something uplifting soon.

merelybookish Do you have one you're rooting for? (I've only read 5 Little Indians) 8mo
JacqMac @merelybookish I am about to start Washington Black. It‘s my last one. But so far, it‘s close between Five Little Indians and Scarborough. Story wise they are a tie, but I prefer the writing in Five Little Indians, so I think it‘s in the lead for me. 8mo
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I love this cover. Canada reads book 3. So much generational trauma. But somehow Thomas- Muller, is turning it all around. From residential schools, poverty, drugs, abuse and gang life, to bettering the next generation and healing the planet. A lot of people don‘t like his writing style, but it made his story feel more real to me. It‘s very Canadian and very relevant to life in our country right now. 4 ⭐️s

Tamra That is an amazing cover! 8mo
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Canada Reads book number two for me. The story of a little Syrian boy who washes up on a beach in Europe. I bet you can picture him now. It‘s a good read. And beautifully written. I give it four ⭐️s. I don‘t think it will win. It isn‘t set in Canada. It‘s not irrelevant, but I think it will be hard to defend. It will be a repeat of what happened with American War. It already won The Giller, so it‘s all good. We will see what the rest bring….

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Our Violent Ends | Chloe Gong
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My daughter gave me These Violent Delights at Christmas, and I was really upset that it was “to be continued”. I‘m glad I didn‘t have to wait too long for this one. It‘s a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. I keep hoping they won‘t die in the end, but I have this feeling….
@Andrew65

TrishB My daughter is reading this one at the moment 👍🏻 9mo
Andrew65 Looks good. 9mo
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These were my top 10 favorite reads of 2021.
I can‘t wait to see what 2022 brings.
Happy New Year Littens!

BiblioLitten TJ Kline and Jay Kristoff are on my list for this year. I loved Hamnet and Judith 💙 8mo
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It was a bit of a slow year for me. It was a weird year. But I did read a lot of really great books. Not disappointed.

brittanybooks It‘s about quality- right!? 9mo
kspenmoll No apologies! Life happens! 9mo
Nute Excellent commitment to reading!🙌🏽 9mo
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I am reading, but I‘m really awful at posting these days. I had my booster last night, so most of my day is going to be spent with a heating pad and I this book my daughter bought me for Christmas. And I‘m really going to try to post more.
#NewYearSpecial #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Lovely cover. Hope the effects of the booster aren‘t too bad. 9mo
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Stanley Tucci is making me hungry.
And thirsty.
And miss my family.
And I love him even more.

elkeOriginal Stanley is a treasure. 9mo
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Perfect book for a snuggly day. Boxing Day is my favourite. Just warm blankets, lots of tea, and all the books I haven‘t had time to read.

kamoorephoto I still need to read more of this series!! It amazes me how multiple authors can write together like this. Have you read the other ones? 9mo
JacqMac @kamoorephoto It is pretty amazing. I read all the Jane books and I loved them. 9mo
elkeOriginal This is on my bedside TBR 📚 9mo
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Witches? Chemists? Serial killers? Two hundred years ago, Nella sells potions only to women who want to rid themselves of oppressive men. There is also a lovely, adventurous 12 year old and a present day historian of sorts. Their fates all become intertwined. This has the all the great dark and magical things. I loved it.

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a cute and fun quick read. I love anything she writes.
#DashingDecember @Andrew65 Three book goal met. :)

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 I enjoy her books. 10mo
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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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This was a fun book to escape with during crazy December days.
Book2 for #Dashing December @Andrew65 I‘m not sure if I will finish a third one but I‘m going to try.

Andrew65 Well done and good luck 👏👏👏 10mo
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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I wasn‘t sure about this one. I‘m kinda really over this pandemic. But I ended up loving it. It also pulled me out of the slump. Reading slump. Winter slump. All the slumps.
One book down for #DashingDecember @Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 10mo
Lovesbooks87 I felt the same way! But it was good! 10mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve only read two of her books, but I really enjoyed both!! Stacking! 10mo
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Tea is made. It‘s a whole pot kinda day. Hubby is working, so hopefully that means a lot of reading time for me today.
#DashingDecember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love the tea pot. (edited) 10mo
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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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I really did start this yesterday, but I forgot to post. I have been a bad Litten this month. December is always so crazy. And a little moody. As long I find time to read, right? I‘m halfway through the tagged book. I‘m going to try to finish three this week..
#DashingDecember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon 😊👍 10mo
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1. Anne of Green Gables. I still love it.
2. A dark and rainy day.
3. My phone. I love being able to send a quick text, just to check in with someone.

Thanks for the tag @Eggs
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs #3 so true! It closes the gap❤️ 11mo
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