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Lauram
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Pickpick

I‘m surprised at the low Litsy ratings for this book. It‘s predictable, often silly, but I identified with the MC‘s journey to reconnect with the carefree, adventurous person she was before losing her mom. Losing my mom was a defining moment of my life and I often wonder what my life would be like if she were still here.

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The Royals Next Door | Karina Halle
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Pickpick

Representation of mental health and family caregiving made this a pick for me.

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Lauram
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I‘m going with a new approach now that summer break is nearly here! I‘ve replaced most books on my long-standing TBR list with rom coms perfect for evenings on my patio. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I'll look forward to your reviews - I'm always looking for happy romcoms for my TBR!! 1mo
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This Side of Murder | Anna Lee Huber
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Mehso-so

I only managed to read my #doublespin selection this month. I enjoyed most of this but was disappointed in the way the story wrapped up. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks That's a shame because I love the vintage cover!! 1mo
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Work | CrimethInc, CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective
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This sounds perfect for a detail-oriented Litten!

https://apple.news/AOrmHrlxaTci3QB0SbvHTpw

AmyG Ha, my sister just sent me this. 2mo
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Lauram
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Started the tagged book when this little demon woke me up at 3. I hope to survive kittenhood.

AlaMich That‘s why they‘re so cute, so you don‘t kill them!! 😻 2mo
Texreader My demon (aka the cat) is more than 8 years old and she kept me up all last night. So…well …good luck… 2mo
BookNAround What a precious little monster. 😉 2mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Pickpick

I was annoyed that work and sleep kept me from reading this in a single session. Loved it. I hope the other 135 people on the waitlist enjoy it as much as I did.

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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. No, but I often dream that I‘m back in college and didn‘t attend classes for the semester and am not prepared for the midterm or final. This says a lot about my professional life.
2. I don‘t reread books.
3. Make it through the remaining days of this school year!

Thanks for the tag @bthegood and @Ddzmini 😁 #WondrousWednesday

Ddzmini Great goal and not one book you‘ve never read it a second time ? Awe you have a better memory then I do 😜📖🤣 2mo
bthegood I've had the college dream before too! Thx for playing😊 2mo
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Lauram
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Looking for travel inspiration and a little faith that my vote will do some good.

Librarybelle I love this book! I‘m not much for the outdoors, but I greatly appreciate the national parks. It makes me want to visit them. 2mo
Lauram @Librarybelle I‘m glad to hear you liked this! I‘m not outdoorsy but really love the national parks I‘ve visited, want to see more, and would love to hike some of the AT.We were going to do it the last time I was out in your neck of the woods, but I‘m sorry to say we went to Utz instead. (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle I don‘t blame you for visiting Utz instead! 😂 2mo
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Lauram
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After a 2 month Bookspin hiatus, I‘m looking forward to reading again!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Lauram
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Penny is clearly trying to recreate the cover.

Susanita 😹😹 2mo
BookNAround 😂😂😂 2mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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“Books are for nerds.” -unnamed 2nd grade student when I told him my lunch plans. He has no idea how happy I am to sit alone in a quiet room and escape for 30 minutes.

Jas16 I am happily a nerd then! Hope you enjoyed your break. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds lovely! I need to this more at work for lunch! 2mo
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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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My work busy season is slowly wrapping up and I‘m excited to be reading again!

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Lauram
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Bailedbailed

I‘m too old for self help bloggers.

Blueberry 😆 2mo
RebL Checked to confirm: My notes indicate this was my least favorite of the books I read in 2021. 2mo
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Just Haven't Met You Yet | Sophie Cousens
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Mehso-so

A pleasant diversion 3/5

EvieBee Aww! Poppy got spayed? 3mo
Lauram @EvieBee Yes, she had her surgery yesterday. Poor thing is miserable with the collar but I can‘t handle her being in heat every other week! 3mo
EvieBee Humphrey (the Great Dane) got neutered on Friday and he‘s still got 5 more cone days ahead. 😩 3mo
Lauram We were told the cone had to stay on for a full 2 weeks! 🙁 I hope Humphrey is recovering comfortably. 3mo
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Friends and Strangers | J. Courtney Sullivan
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I‘m taking advantage of a quiet afternoon to see if I can make it past chapter 5. I‘ve quit this one twice before.

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A Burnable Book: A Novel | Bruce Holsinger
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Enjoying a quiet morning with hot coffee and an interesting mystery.

Trashcanman I hope you have a fantastic day 5mo
Lauram @Trashcanman some of my favorite people came over to have dinner and play games tonight. I had a beautiful day and hope you did too. 💜 (edited) 5mo
Trashcanman @Lauram sounds lovely, thank you ❤️ 5mo
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Lauram
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I was thrilled to remove 3 books from my January list and replace them with other books that I‘d started over the last year. #Bookspin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
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Attachments | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

I have a few issues with this book but I let them go in order to enjoy this story for what I needed last week. It was a pleasant escape from the cold, snow, and stress from work.

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Lauram
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Mehso-so

I ended up liking this book more than I thought I would but wouldn‘t recommend it to any of the readers in my life. January #Bookspin #Doublespin

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Lauram
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Mehso-so

I can‘t remember if this was my #bookspin or #doublespin for January. My book club selected this title sometime in the past year and I couldn‘t finish in time for the meeting because I found myself rereading the same sections. I listened to the audiobook at 1.5 and even though my attention still wandered, I still feel like I tuned into the important sections.

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Lauram
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Pickpick

I liked it. Poppy meowed through the last 3 chapters. I don‘t know her well enough to know if they were happy or unhappy meows. School Custodian found her by the dumpster yesterday and put her in his office to keep her safe from freezing temps. I hope she‘s not sick and can be integrated into our family soon. She‘s a wonderful little cat.

AmyG What a beauty!!! ❤️ 5mo
QuietlyLaura She‘s such a sweetheart! 😻❤️ 5mo
squirrelbrain Little cutie! 😻 5mo
CoffeeAndABook Awww 😻 what a sweet little soul. Hope she settles in quickly 😌 5mo
Aims42 Awwww! So glad he found her ❤️ Hoping she‘s a great addition to your family!! 5mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Mehso-so

I‘m usually a big fan of Kate Morton but this book was too long and the conclusion (while not entirely predictable) was a little too tidy for my tastes.

Jess861 I had the same thoughts. Love Kate Morton - but this is my least favourite of hers that I've read. 6mo
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Lauram
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Settling into one of my favorite evening routines- Herbal tea, quiet house, and January‘s #bookspin.

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Lauram
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Bailedbailed

DNF‘d fairly quickly. It‘s just not for me.

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Lauram
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Pickpick

Fascinating look at the landmark hotel and the women who lived there. Easily one of my favorites of 2021.

Megabooks This was really interesting! 6mo
Lauram @megabooks All but one of my book club ladies really liked this. We‘ve talked about arranging a literary field trip to visit all of the places in NYC that we‘ve read about. (edited) 6mo
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A Curated Guide - Seoul | Robert Koehler
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My favorite library is closed to the public, so I took advantage of the curated bundles for the long weekend at home. In my request, I let the librarian know I wanted to sit in my favorite chair with a hot drink and spend a few hours getting lost in books. They understood the assignment!

ravenlee Aw, they even included a library cat! How thoughtful! 😆 6mo
Hooked_on_books The Big Burn is really good! 6mo
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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In 2022, I‘m going to focus my #bookspin and #doublespin efforts on the books that are 1/2 finished and have been skipped over (for what feels like) many years! I love a list!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 6mo
Crazeedi What a great idea, I'm sure I have 20 to do a list, lol 6mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Covid isolation day 7 and I haven‘t read a single book. Hoping to make some progress on this tonight.

Crazeedi Feel better soon! 6mo
Librarybelle Hope you are doing okay! 6mo
Megabooks 💜💜💜 6mo
kspenmoll Get well soon! 6mo
Lauram @Librarybelle @Crazeedi @kspenmoll @Megabooks Thanks! Fortunately, I‘ve been triple vaccinated and my symptoms have been mild. Only 1 more day of isolation! 6mo
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Lauram
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I‘m looking to make some progress on the tagged audiobook and wanted to have one last peek at the fall leaves before the forecasted snow and rain moves in later today. #audiowalk

Simona Looks beautiful❣️ I couldn‘t go on my weekend hike, because it is raining since Friday … 8mo
charl08 Wow, stunning! 6mo
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

“Anxiety is…a betrayal, my brain, and body working against me.” Yep. 😕 I liked this story about the afterlife and new beginnings.

Enjoy the morning sunshine and one of my many maple trees still covered in yellow and red leaves.

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Lauram
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November‘s list is mostly a reshuffle of the October. I‘m looking forward to getting a look at November‘s numbers and finally crossing a few off of my TBR list! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! I posted the numbers earlier this week, so just let me know if you can't find them!! 8mo
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Lauram
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Enjoying the sounds, sights, and scents that fall brings to Northeast Ohio.

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I‘m not sure conversations with the author are for me. That being said, I look forward to reading his book and I was happy to watch from home.

EvieBee The stack of library books in the background. 😍😍 3mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I‘m loving the cooler weather and the thousands of acorns covering the trail. Listened to the tagged book for a bit.

Trashcanman Beautiful 9mo
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Lauram
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I just registered to attend this virtual event. Would any Littens like to join me?

https://attend.cuyahogalibrary.org/event/5568468

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Lauram
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Giving this another go and make reading a priority in October. #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I posted the winning numbers yesterday so just let me know if you don't see the posts!! 9mo
megnews All the Light We Cannot See was excellent. Book Ends looks good. I DNF‘d Book Girl. 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence I loved The Overdue Life! 9mo
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Lauram @megnews I don‘t know how Book Girl made it to my TBR list. It doesn‘t seem like something I‘d enjoy but I‘ll give it 50 pages to change my mind. 9mo
Lauram @LiteraryinLawrence This is my second time I‘ve checked this book out from the library. I intend to get through it this time! 9mo
megnews @Lauram I like reading memoirs but that one didn‘t appeal to me. 9mo
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Lauram
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I often get to enjoy this spot by myself and leave my worries and the world behind. My sister filled me in on all the spoilers for the tagged book. If she hadn‘t, I‘m not sure I would have finished. 3.5/5 ⭐️

bthegood Beautiful spot😊 11mo
charl08 Wow. 😍 11mo
Suet624 So lovely 9mo
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Lauram
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Visiting a new coffee shop this morning. Iced chai and Matt Haig are an excellent combination. Have a good week, Littens. ☺️

Megabooks This was better than I thought it would be! 😁 11mo
Lauram @Megabooks I feel like I devoured this book! It exceeded my expectations. (edited) 11mo
bthegood glad you are enjoying it - like @Megabooks -even though I thought the concept interesting I wasn't sure about it - and it was better than I thought - (edited) 11mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I stopped for a matcha latte and reading break between errands this morning. I‘m digging the pub-like vibes in this coffee shop. It suits my mood.

BookishMarginalia Enjoy! 12mo
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Yep 😕

Suet624 💕💕💕 12mo
Librarybelle So true! 12mo
SexyCajun Absolutely true. I've been on Sertraline and Alprazolam extended release for over ten years because of the awful panic attacks. Those two meds keep me normal 🤷🏼‍♀️💜 11mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance
Just what I need, another streaming subscription. I‘m not sure I can resist!

https://jezebel.com/im-abandoning-my-family-to-sign-up-for-peacocks-new-reg-1847...

JacqMac I would watch, too. lol 12mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Pickpick

This is easily my favorite feel-good novel of the year. It was a wonderful distraction during a difficult week.
❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Lauram
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I love when a much anticipated library hold becomes available. I suddenly have Friday plans that cannot wait.

Aims42 Yes!!! That is a great feeling 🙌🏻 Enjoy!! 12mo
SilversReviews I enjoyed this book. I hope you do too. (edited) 12mo
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I‘m enjoying this food-themed memoir on this sunny and unseasonably cool morning.

AileenRR Love this one! 12mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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“Your voices matter, your dreams matter, your lives matter. Be the roses that grow in the concrete.” 💛

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Lauram
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I usually have something to drink while I read! In the morning, I typically drink coffee. When I read in the afternoon or evening, it‘s usually something on ice- seltzer water, herbal tea, or water. #QOTD

kathytrithardt I love sitting down with a book and coffee (although as I get older, my stomach doesn't enjoy coffee quite as well). 12mo
Ahw06 Yes! I have to have a drink, either tea, some sort of juice/ seltzer or water. I like to grab an easy to eat snack too! 12mo
kathytrithardt @Ahw06 I need a snack in the afternoon when reading if my body is contemplating a nap instead if letting me continue the story. 12mo
Ahw06 @kathytrithardt yes, I use them to keep me alert too. Usually in the evening though 😊 12mo
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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I‘m celebrating my 3 year Litsy-versary and the official arrival of summer with a photo challenge #giveaway! To enter, post a photo using one of the prompts, tag me, and use #Summer2021. Feel free to combine prompts for additional drawing entries! Winner to receive a book(s)from their Litsy TBR and a few bookish items. Winner to be drawn 8/1. Open internationally!
#Repost #Summer2021

Lauram Open internationally! I‘m certain I‘ve missed some essential details so please let me know if you have questions. 😊🏖📚 12mo
Crazeedi What a unique idea! So creative! Thank you and congrats on your #litsyversary!!🎉🎉 12mo
Lauram Thanks @Crazeedi. There was a Litten who did something similar when I first started and many of my ideas were taken from her list of prompts. I hope you‘ll participate! 12mo
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LeahBergen Oh, this sounds fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
HeathHof Happy litsy-verary! This looks like fun. 12mo
megnews Happy Litsy-versary! This sounds fun! 12mo
Lauram @LeahBergen @Mynameisacolour @megnews Thanks! I look forward to seeing your posts. ☺️ 12mo
Kimberlone Is this starting now or just in July? I would love to participate :) 12mo
Lauram @Kimberlone The event started Sunday and will go through the month of July. Interest has been low so far- your chances of winning are good! 🙂 12mo
Kimberlone @Lauram thanks, will start planning for the prompts! 12mo
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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I think I‘m going to put together a photo context in honor of my 3-year Litsy-versary and the summer solstice. Stay tuned!

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Thirty minutes of reading and caffeine before my day starts has become the best part of my self care routine. Have a good day, Littens. ☺️📚

Suet624 I agree. It‘s a great plan. 13mo
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