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Mollyanna

Mollyanna

Joined July 2017

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Lye in Wait by Cricket McRae
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Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett
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1. Tagged
2. Slippers
3. Somewhere in the Rockies (not sure of the exact height)
4. Brussel sprouts
5. No

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Timeless | Gail Carriger
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The final Parasol Protectorate Book, and boy am I going to miss Alexia, Conall, Lord Akeldama, Ivy, Madame Lefoux and the rest of the characters in this steampunk world. Gail Carriger did a great job of ending the series, while giving the reader enough to imagine more.

I look forward to reading her other series.

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1. Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
2. Homicide or Psych (depends on my mood)
3. Yes
4. I‘m making my grandmother‘s dumplings and beef stew this weekend.
5. He does although he came to reading late in life. I introduced him to fiction a few years ago. Now he loves Agatha Christie.

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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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Housekeeping: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Scoundrels | Timothy Zahn
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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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My TBR for #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Looks good! 😍 3w
jb72 Glad to have you join us! 3w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I haven‘t done one of these in a while. I‘ve got several books going that I‘d like to finish or get close to finishing, so I‘m in. I have some things to do this weekend, so I‘m sure I won‘t make the 24 hours. My personal goal will be 12 hours.

#24B4Monday

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck with your goal. 😊👍 3w
Mollyanna @andrew65 Thank you! 3w
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#7days7covers Day 1

Thanks for the tag @NatalieR

Feel free to play if you like... just post 7 covers over 7 days, no explanation.

NatalieR 👏👏👏 You‘re welcome! 😊 3w
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1. Ireland!
2. Very windy! Mid-70s.
3. My date was rude to our waitress. I was appalled. No second date!
4. 1 fur baby- 🐶

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Fun book! Bryson astutely describes life on the AT. I enjoyed traveling along (from my comfy chair).

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Oh wow! This was wonderful, atmospheric and truly engaging. Usually with dual timelines I rush through one timeline just to get back to the one I enjoy more. That was not the case with this book. Both timelines were so well written and plotted. Willig‘s writing is so lyrical. I even read her acknowledgements 😉. Another great pick for #literarycrew buddy read.

Librarybelle Yay!! 1mo
kspenmoll Love your review! You captured the book‘s essence perfectly! 1mo
Mollyanna @kspenmoll Thank you ☺️ 1mo
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1. This was such a waste of paper. Harris could have put this “book” at the end of Dead Ever After. To me it was just greed on the part of the author and publisher.
2. Psyche!
3. Banana bread and coffee
4. Central time
5. Purple Summer

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Some afternoon reading on this long weekend. Hoping to finish this sometime next week.

#literarycrew

Librarybelle Love the glass! 2mo
Mollyanna @Librarybelle Thank you! My friend gave me the set of four last year for Christmas! I may have squealed with delight 😉 2mo
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The President's Shadow | Brad Meltzer
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1. Tagged - my current audio in the car
2. Renaissance Faire, grill out, relax
3. Mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip cookie dough
4. Piano and flute, piccolo in a pinch
5. Will do!

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xxjenadanxx I love a Renaissance Faire! Will you be dressing up? 2mo
Mollyanna @xxjenadanxx It is a lot of fun! Unfortunately, I don‘t have a costume (although I really want one). 2mo
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The Restorer | Amanda Stevens
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Wow! What a ride. This books was so atmospheric and had a wonderful gothic feel to it. It was a different take on the traditional ghost story. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series. Thanks to @Slajaunie for the copy of the book! I will be paying it forward and plan on lending it to my mom to read.

This was my final book for #14books14weeks. Thanks for hosting again this year @TheHeartlandBookFairy I loved this challenge!

TheHeartlandBookFairy Congratulations! 2mo
Avanders Sold! 😁😘 2mo
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The Restorer | Amanda Stevens
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Finally settling into Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon. I hope to finish the tagged and get started on the next #buddyread for #literarycrew.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3mo
Librarybelle Awesome! 3mo
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Witness in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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Another great installment in the In Death series. A bit of an homage to the Great Dame Agatha Christie!

Book 13 for #14books14weeks

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1. Second in the new Thrawn series!
2. Little J
3. Fried Cheese Curds
4. Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon
5. 2

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The Grand Finale | Janet Evanovich
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And that‘s a wrap for another fabulous #24in48 readathon! I was able to read a lot of short stories and novellas, plus some half read books. My currently reading stack is back to a manageable level. Yay! 🥳

Quick breakdown of the stats:

Time: 24h16m16s
Books Read: 6
Pages Read: 754

It was so much fun spending this weekend with my fellow readathoners. To all the cheerleaders, who may or may not have participated in the ‘thon... Thank you! 😁

24in48 Congrats! Amazing! Fabulous! 3mo
parttimedomestic So great! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Congrats! 3mo
Mollyanna @24in48 and @parttimedomestic Thank you 😍 3mo
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Megabooks Congratulations!! 🍾💃🏻📚🥳🎉👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Mollyanna Thanks @Megabooks 🥰 3mo
janeycanuck Awesome, congrats!! 🥳 3mo
biblio_ginger Yay! Congratulations 🎉👏😁 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
Mollyanna Thanks @Librarybelle 😁 3mo
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Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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Final finish for #24in48! I have almost reached the 24hr mark and won‘t finish another book, so this will be final finish.

As with any collection of short stories, some of these were better than others. I have added to my TBR with novels by a few of these authors. I enjoyed this #FallOPFiction with @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver and my other fellow readers.

Book 12 of #14books14weeks

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3mo
Librarybelle Great job! 3mo
Mollyanna Thanks ladies ( @CouronneDhiver and @Librarybelle ). Love these HF buddy reads. (edited) 3mo
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Fifth Finish for #24in48. I only had one of the short stories remaining to read in this collection. I have been doing a lot of clean up of my currently reading stack during this readathon and am loving it!

This was a decent little collection of the inbetweens in the Sookie Stackhouse world. Nothing earth shattering but nice little stories.

Book 11 for #14books14weeks

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Fourth finish for #24in48. I was half way through this audiobook reread at the beginning of the readathon. The narration was a little weird, as I‘m used to certain voices for Han, Leia and Luke... The story still holds up after 20 years, and I will continue to reread the trilogy.

Book 10 for #14books14weeks

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Midsummer Night | Deanna Raybourn
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Third finish for #24in48. This a novella in the Lady Julia Grey series. It is the story of her marriage to Brisbane. As is usual for novellas, I would have liked more detail, but it was cute enough.

Book 9 for #14books14weeks

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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So this was my total for yesterday! Now I‘m back at it after a good night‘s sleep. Happy Readathoning all!
#24in48

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Honor's Splendour | Julie Garwood
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Hour 18 challenge for #24in48: I enjoy a good #romance now and again. It‘s one of my palette cleanser genres after a long or difficult book. My favorite author is Julie Garwood. Although her modern romance/suspense novels are great, I truly miss her historical romances.

Here‘s a poorly taken picture of my Garwood collection.

CareBear Julie Garwood will always have a special place in my heart. I devoured her books in high school/college and have many of the same copies you do!! 3mo
LibrarianRyan I love Julie Garwood!! 3mo
StayCurious I love her Highland romances! 3mo
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Mollyanna @carebear Same here. I loved her in High School. I remember immersing myself in the stories. 3mo
Mollyanna @librarianryan and @StayCurious She‘s great, isn‘t she? It‘s a wonderful memory when I think about discovering her books. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @Mollyanna yes. The For the Roses. series is my Fav. 3mo
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Book 2 completed for #24in48. The 5th book in the Griffin and Sabine saga. This one further delves into their connections to Isabella and Matthew and throws in the mythology of The Sphinx, Thoth and Hermès. A bit of a cliffhanger at the end...

Book 8 for #14books14weeks

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My first finish for #24in48. The second book in the new Thrawn series. This is Thrawn‘s story before the events of Star Wars. This had more backstory of both Thrawn and Vader and delved into their complex relationship. The next book is supposed to be released Monday.

Couple of short books up next, I think.

Book 7 for #14books14weeks

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Listening Woman | Tony Hillerman
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Hour 12 challenge for #24in48. I love audiobooks! I always have one on my phone and one in the car for commutes. The top two are my current reads. The All Souls Trilogy is probably my favorite audios. I don‘t know that I would have finished them if it wasn‘t for Jennifer Ikeda and her expert narration.

I get the majority of my audios from the library.

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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Today is my 2nd Litsyversary! I found this fabulous group because of #24in48 (which I am participating in today, of course), and am so happy I did. Although managing my TBR has gotten exceptionally more difficult 🤣🤣🤣.

Thanks for being awesome, fellow Littens!

AJBowers 💕💕💕 love it. Happy Littenversary 3mo
Reviewsbylola Happy anniversary! 3mo
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Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary!!🎉🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3mo
Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!!! 3mo
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So I am finally settling in for the #24in48 readathon! I got in a little over an hour of my audiobook this morning while running errands.

This is also my Hour 6 #photochallenge. I think my current read is definitely #SFF. Looking forward to finishing this. The third installment comes out Monday and I‘m 3 on the wait list 🤞🏻.

janeycanuck That is a very tasty looking readathon snack! 3mo
Mollyanna @janeycanuck It was very good! 😋 3mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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So excited for this weekend‘s readathon #24in48. Perfect excuse to stay inside during the heat wave! Here is my TBR and some of my reading “buddies”. There‘ll be a couple furry ones too (they wouldn‘t pose for a picture 😤).

Happy Reading!

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Mehso-so

It was just okay. I didn‘t really connect with any of the characters.

Book 6 of #14books14weeks

TheHeartlandBookFairy I always wonder when that happens if it's my frame of mind at the time I'm reading that book or if it's just the book? 3mo
Mollyanna @TheHeartlandBookFairy Me too. Lots of positive reviews on GR but they talked more about the thriller aspects than the characters. So maybe.... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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Silent on the Moor | Deanna Raybourn
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The third book in the Lady Julia Grey series, and she has gone off to the North to find Brisbane and finally settle where their relationship is or is not heading. The setting of the moors added another level of gothicness to this series and it was well done. I enjoyed the relationship between the Manor house and the Village. Looking forward to the next in the series and where our heroine and her hero are headed next.

Book 5 for #14books14weeks

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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
2. Horseradish
3. I‘m not a fan of heights, especially those over water
4. 1 brother
5. Will do!

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CouronneDhiver I forgot about horseradish - good choice! 4mo
Bookjunkie57 I don‘t think I‘ve ever had horseradish. What do people even put it on? 4mo
Mollyanna @Bookjunkie57 I‘ve always seen it with roast beef and prime rib. It‘s a bit spicy. 4mo
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Mollyanna @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I try and forget about horseradish, but my mom loves it. 4mo
Amiable @Bookjunkie57 I mix a squirt of horseradish, a scoop of relish and a spoonful of mayo into a can of tuna fish for a yummy sandwich. 😋 4mo
robinb 1 brother 🙋🏻‍♀️ Happy Friday! 4mo
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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A re-read and still not as good as Outlander, but important events happen that impact future story lines. On to Voyager next...

Book 4 for #14books14weeks.

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@CatLass007 Just wanted to let you know the next #whodunitthesequel book arrived yesterday.

CatLass007 @Mollyanna Thank you for letting me know. 4mo
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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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This is the story of Marcus and of Phoebe‘s transformation into a vampire. I enjoyed Marcus‘s backstory of the American and French Revolution, but found both Marcus and Phoebe obnoxious during her transformation. The remaining story (which wasn‘t much) was just blah. They also had a new narrator, who was not on par with Jennifer Ikeda, who did the All Souls Trilogy.

Book 3 for #14books14weeks

RaimeyGallant There's always another vampire story. ;) 4mo
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Rendezvous | Amanda Quick
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Not my favorite Amanda Quick novel. The male protagonist, Harry was beyond arrogant and annoying. The female protagonist was a bit naive and mentioned her family and it‘s quirks waaaay too often. I‘m slowly working my way through Quick‘s backlist, so another one down.

Book 2 for #14books14weeks

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I missed this yesterday, so.... Here goes (a day behind)

1. The return of #humpdaypost 🥰
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. Neither (Go Bucks!!! 😢)
4. Catch-22

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The second in the Oscar Wilde Murder Mystery Series, and what a romp. Oscar holds a meeting of the Socrates Club where everyone anonymously picks who they would like to die. When people listed start dying Oscar is off to solve the crime. Brandreth does a great job of bringing Oscar to life and creating an interesting mystery.

Book 1 for #14books14weeks

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Summerlong: A Novel | Dean Bakopoulos
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Here is my stack for #14books14weeks. The two on the right, I need to get from the library. Here‘s hoping I get through them all.

TheHeartlandBookFairy So happy you'll be joining us, good luck with the stack! 😁 5mo
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A little behind, but real life got in the way... I enjoyed this #nanreathread. A tale of mother and daughter told in separate times one during WWI and the other during WWII. I enjoyed Anna‘s story more than Kitty‘s, but both were told well.

Thanks for hosting @Librarybelle and @CouronneDhiver

Also fits #newtoyouauthor for #booked2019

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 thanks for joining in 5mo
Cinfhen Great!! Glad you enjoyed your buddy read and new to you author 😃 5mo
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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So real life has gotten in the way of my reading. Ergh 😤 and I have 6 books that are within 100 pages of finishing... 😫. But I finally finished one! This was a great sequel to ThebHunger Games, and I can‘t wait to get to the final book in the trilogy to find out what Gale meant by that final statement. Great narration by Carolyn McCormick

#booked2019 #booktomovie

Cinfhen Ugh.... real life!! Yay for finishing the prompt 🥳🥳🥳 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I can so relate to real life and my TBR! 👊🏻♥️📚 5mo
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The Restorer | Amanda Stevens
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Look what arrived today from the incomparable @Slajaunie 🥰🥰🥰

I am so looking forward to reading these, that I am adjusting my TBR to fit them in sooner rather than later.

Thank you so much!

Melissa_J I love this series! Enjoy! 5mo
Mollyanna @Melissa_J Good to know. They sounds amazing. Can‘t wait to delve into the first one. 5mo
Slajaunie You can thank me by enjoying them as I did. 😁💙 5mo
Mollyanna @Slajaunie I hope to 😊. Thank you again. 5mo
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1. Characters and writing. They must go together.
2. Christmas decorations
3. The one my grandmother compiled over the years and handed down to me
4. Shel Silverstein
5. @Avanders

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3 💗💗 5mo
Avanders 😘💝Thanks for the tag! & Great answers :) Having your grandmother's cookbook must be amazing... 5mo
Mollyanna @Avanders It is! Although sometimes she didn‘t use measurements at all. Just “add enough” and other things like that.... 5mo
Avanders Lol sounds like my mom‘s recipes 😆♥️ 5mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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@BookwormAHN the next #whodunitthesequel is finally on its way. You should have it Thursday.

BookwormAHN Okay great, I'll watch for it 😺 6mo
BookwormAHN I received it a few days ago. Sorry I forgot to let you know. 5mo
Mollyanna Glad it made it. 5mo
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