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What the Lyric Is | Sara Nicholson
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#bookHaul from Coffee Hound Bookshop in Louisburg this afternoon. The Patchett is What Now? And the Fred Chappell book is signed! 😀

Crazeedi You did really great!!💖 16h
Aimeesue Pure was on sale for Kindle yesterday. Europa Editions ❤️❤️❤️ 15h
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Europas are gorgeous. I knew nothing about the novel, but have never gone wrong with a Europa. 15h
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Complete Poems | Claude McKay
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A lot happened, or didn‘t, in these chapters. His father pushing him to get into the Salon, he didn‘t. Julie following him all over (do you thinkStone is right, that she didn‘t mind playing 2nd fiddle to his painting?) being disinherited. And always the name-dropping of other celebrities of the day. And how could anyone tell anything about a painting in a situation like the above Salon? #depthsofglory #readalongs2020 @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves

smilingshelves I know they complained when their pictures were hung by the ceiling, but I didn't realize the ceiling was so tall. No wonder they complained! I felt so bad for Julie in this section. I think she minds a lot more than she lets on. On the other hand, her life could have been a lot worse if he didn't treat her as his wife and had abandoned her. So maybe she's grateful to have what she does. 22h
smilingshelves But to move all the time and always be a stranger, having to start over in a new neighborhood would be very hard. @Kdgordon88 22h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 21h
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves Yes! And in areas where you‘re an outsider unless your grandfather was born there. It must have been so difficult! 20h
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Untitled | Unknown
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I found it here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/92715/the-editor39s-ex and can‘t find any poetry volumes by her in the Litsy database. #half #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I like this poem. I am not a romance reader so this spoke to me.😍 2d
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Icy Sparks | Gwyn Hyman Rubio
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3d
ValerieAndBooks I was so confused at first by your hashtag, which I had read as “Antony Ms” (instead of antonyms) and was wondering what this had to do with Cleopatra 😂 3d
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Kdgordon88 Love Icy Sparks! 3d
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One of the major works oboists learn is Benjamin Britten‘s Six Metamorphoses After Ovid. The movements are Pan, Phaeton, Niobe, Bacchus, Narcissus, & Arethusa. Since learning it in the mid 80s I‘ve thought I should read the book, but never got around to it. Until now. So far none of the 6 have appeared. Here‘s a link if you want to hear the piece. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ywSnArfKxmk

Palimpsest This is on my to read list this year as I‘ve wanted to read it for a long time. So many other works reference it. 3d
Lcsmcat @Palimpsest Yes! And lots of the stories are known from other cultural references, but I want to see what Ovid makes of them. 3d
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Archaic Smile: Poems | A E Stallings
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#utility #poetrymatters Of course I found this online, so I‘m not sure it‘s in this volume. @TheSpineView

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Nine Island | Jane Alison
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Jane Alison was a #newtomeauthor until this month. Now, I‘ll be on the lookout for her work. #auldlangreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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About the painter Daubigny “There was no mistaking his expression: try not to be any more stupid than is necessary.” (Portrait of Daubigny by Nader) #depthsofglory

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Wreckage | Emily Bleeker
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Having only read The Good Earth by Buck, I‘m not sure what to expect from this one. #currentlyreading

jewright I feel like Pearl S. Buck‘s writing sticks with you. 6d
Lcsmcat @jewright That‘s definitely true of The Good Earth. I‘m barely started on this one, but liking it so far. 6d
jewright @Lcsmcat I read The Good Earth in high school and still remember it. 6d
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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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Reading Austen‘s unfinished novel, Sanditon, makes me sad all over again that she died so young. I wonder how the PBS series will end it? (This is the dust jacket on my edition.)

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Sanditon | Jane Austen
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The cover and end papers on my tiny edition make it worth the small print!

LeahBergen That‘s lovely! 7d
Aimeesue Ooooh! Nice. 7d
Lcsmcat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @LeahBergen @Aimeesue Thanks! It‘s MacMillan Collector Series, but I bought it used. 7d
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Sonnets from the Portuguese | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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I reread these today, probably the first time I‘ve read them straight through since junior high. Such beautiful poems, from such a romantic story. No wonder teenaged me loved them. (My edition is nowhere near this pretty.)

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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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Possibly the best Forster I‘ve read, and I‘ve read quite a few. I could have spammed everyone‘s feed with quotes, because he wrote some beautiful sentences! And the theme of needing to set aside our differences and learn to talk out our misunderstandings is timeless.

cariashley Ooh just realized serial reader has this! Starting it now as I‘d never read it! 1w
Kimberlone I have a paperback of this book with the same cover I picked up in a thrift shop. I love A Room with a View but I‘ve still not read this one! 1w
Lcsmcat @Kimberlone I got my copy used - it‘s a hardback from the 50s, with a price tag of $1.65! 1w
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The #debut novels by the authors I‘m currently reading. I‘ve read he tagged book, the Cather is on my TBR. I‘m not sure if I will read the Stone or not. #AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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“In Europe life retreats out of the cold, and exquisite fireside myths have resulted- Balder, Persephone-but here the retreat is from the source of life, the treacherous sun, and no poetry adorns it because disillusionment cannot beautiful.”

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Lean Bean Cuisine | Jay Solomon
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Three of my favorite #cookbooks. I have go-to recipes in each. #newyearnewyou @Eggs

Eggs #coverlove ❣️❣️❣️ 7d
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TheSpineView Excellant choice! 🤩 1w
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Julie Velay, 1860. How are you finding the beginning of our boy‘s career? I wondered why Stone started where he did- I would have liked more about the time in Venezuela, as that seems to have been a big influence on Pissarro. But I‘m learning lots about the man and about art in general. So (pun intended) what are your impressions? @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves #depthsofglory #readalongs2020

smilingshelves I agree that more about his early life would have been interesting. I understand that Stone wants to focus on his life in France because there we get the overlap with all the other painters (which is interesting, too. I didn't know Pissarro and Monet were such friends!). But pacing-wise, I feel like we could have expanded the early years and shortened the current ones. 1w
smilingshelves Thanks for posting this painting. I kept meaning to look it up, but never did. She's so completely covered by her clothes! I'm not a painter, so I guess I don't understand why he felt the need to sketch everything under the clothes in detail. And really, how did he get away with coming up to her room at night for so long?? 1w
Lcsmcat @smilingshelves I too wonder how undetected those visits were. The smell of paint and turpentine alone would give them away! But maybe they weren‘t as undiscovered as they thought they were? 1w
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Lcsmcat @smilingshelves I am not an artist, but I can see the need to sketch the body under the clothes, but coloring it in? That, I think, was for his own reasons. 1w
smilingshelves Right! You can't even see a, ahem, certain area in the way she is sitting. Ulterior motive, I think! The smell of paint is a good point. Even if his family (beyond his sister) didn't notice, surely the cook in the room next door would have. 1w
Kdgordon88 I agree with you both. Having the earlier years fleshed out would have added something especially since he couldn‘t leave the palm trees behind. That time mattered to him. I am not convinced they wouldn‘t have been found out between the smells and the conversation. I love looking up the paintings as we go and enjoy Stone‘s writing. @smilingshelves 1w
Lcsmcat @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves I‘m hoping the dialogue gets less stilted as we go on. Sometimes it feels to me like Stone found Pissarro‘s philosophy of art somewhere and tried to force it into little speeches to Julie. 1w
smilingshelves I was also wondering what his sources were. It sounds like he's quoting journals or letters or something. Accurate, yes. Natural-sounding, not so much. 😊 @Kdgordon88 1w
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Complete Sonnets | William Shakespeare
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#bookwpets #newyearnewyou @Eggs On my TBR, Steinbeck‘s travels with his poodle.

Eggs Oh I forgot about this one! It was great—you should read it👏🏻🤗 1w
Naltez One of my all time favorites 1w
Lcsmcat @Eggs I intend to. I love Steinbeck‘s writing. 1w
Soubhiville This is on my TBR too. 1w
smilingshelves I love this book! 1w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Not sure, I read so early I don‘t remember.
2. Watergate
3. Vicks44 - it tasted so bad we‘d stop coughing to avoid having another dose!
4. 👋🏻 @SeaBreezeReader @typhlax @Jeshara @Jasmine_P
#friyayintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

Chab256 Ahhh, I had forgotten about Vicks 44 until you mentioned it! 😂 1w
Lcsmcat @Chab256 It was nasty stuff! 1w
typhlax 👋 1w
SeaBreezeReader 😀 👋 1w
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A #comopolitanmc , in the best sense of the word. #NewYearNewYou @Eggs

kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Eggs Yes!!!👏🏻👏🏻!!! 1w
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Ivanhoe | Sir Walter Scott
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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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”It matters so little to the majority of living beings what the minority, that calls itself human, desires or decides.” (Image from Wikipedia) There are so many beautiful sentences in this book!

batsy I love his writing 😍 1w
Lcsmcat @batsy Me too! I‘ve read a lot of his novels and I‘m not sure why it‘s taken me so long to get to this one. 1w
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A Passage to India | E. M. Forster
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A long day at the (almost) end of a long week deserves to end with a repeat of New Years‘ Day dinner and a new read. Maybe 2020 will be the year of reading things I‘ve put off. #100essentialnovels

Butterfinger Is that ketchup on your peas? I may have to try that next year. 1w
Lcsmcat @Butterfinger Yes. I love ketchup on black-eyed peas! Don‘t wait til next year to try it. 😋 1w
Texreader I‘ve never put ketchup on black eyed peas. Ok, going to have to try that. 1w
Butterfinger Once a year is enough for me. 😃 1w
Tanisha_A What a beautiful copy! 1w
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Nine Island | Jane Alison
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Not at all what I expected, and in a good way. The MC comes across at first as a 50 something Bridgett Jones, but as the short, seemingly disconnected, chapters unfold there emerges something beautiful. I love the writing, and it makes me want to read Ovid. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review, and excellent work checking off your #bookspin book!! I still haven't read mine! 😬 I'm also weirdly attracted to this cover. 1w
Leftcoastzen Your kitty could be my kitties sib! 1w
Lcsmcat @TheAromaofBooks It is an interesting cover. I picked it up at a library sale partly because of that. 1w
Lcsmcat @Leftcoastzen I‘ve noticed that too! Tuxedo cats are sweethearts, aren‘t they? 1w
Leftcoastzen Mine is a sweet boy! He chose me ,went from semi feral to indoor snuggler pretty quickly. (edited) 1w
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If anyone else in the #depthsofglory buddy read has been looking up the paintings mentioned, I found a great resource here for Pissarro‘s work.
https://www.camille-pissarro.org/Portrait-Of-Julie-Velay-Wife-Of-The-Artist-C.18.... I‘m still using Google for other artists. @Kdgordon88 @smilingshelves

smilingshelves What a beautiful painting! I've looked up some of his artist friends, but not so many of his own paintings yet. 2w
Kdgordon88 Thank you for this! I am not as far as I should be due to looking up the paintings and a few life hiccups but I will persevere. 😀 1w
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Poems | Carlo Betocchi
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TheSpineView I greaa with this poem. 😊 2w
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1791, Mozart's Last Year | H. C. Robbins Landon
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I haven‘t read this study of the last year of a #childprodigy (it‘s my husband‘s) but if anyone can claim that title, Mozart can. #NewYearNewYou @Eggs

Eggs Indeed! 2w
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TheSpineView I like this one. I like the line “offering his future to folks he did not know.“ I have never though of marriage like that, but in a way it is. Great choice! 2w
Lcsmcat @TheSpineView I agree! My 20-something self had no idea. 😀 I like too how it‘s a little melancholy, but also affirming. Kind of like life. 2w
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Leftcoastzen Keep passing the open windows.😉 2w
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The last time I ordered from #BetterWorldBooks half my order never arrived. They refunded my money quite nicely, so I decided to give them another try. I ordered the complete set of Proust‘s Remembrance of Things Past / In Search of Lost Time because I didn‘t trust that I could get through it in French. This is what arrived. All the volumes (the bottom book is 5, 6 & 7) except 1. Instead I got Smoking Typewriters ?!?! I‘ve written them 👇🏻

Lcsmcat 👆🏻 and I‘m sure they‘ll once again be cheerful and make it right, but it‘s so frustrating! 2w
Aimeesue Of course it's the FIRST volume! 😂 2w
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue I know! That made it just that much more frustrating! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks I mostly deal with them via ebay, and have had mixed results. Usually if I order just an individual book it's okay, but every time I've tried to order an entire series of books, something goes wrong. Last time I ordered a set of six books and got one! As you said, customer service is good - they refunded me in full - but... I kind of wanted the books!? 2w
Lcsmcat @TheAromaofBooks I love their concept, and until the last two orders never had a problem. But I may use ThriftBooks from now on for big orders. 2w
Tamra That is too bad! 😢 I‘ve never had an issue with BWB. I wonder if something has changed (for the worse) in the organization? That is disappointing. 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve recently ordered some books from them, keeping my fingers and toes crossed my orders will arrive correctly, eventually. I do have to wait around 6 weeks for them to travel across the 🌏 . 😏 2w
Lcsmcat @erzascarletbookgasm 🤞🏻 that they get your order right. 2w
Lcsmcat @Tamra @erzascarletbookgasm @TheAromaofBooks @Aimeesue UPDATE BetterWorld Books refunded my money, as expected, and told me to keep the book or pass it on. I‘ve found it a home in a local charter high school where a friend teaches English. 1w
Tamra @Lcsmcat 👍🏾 1w
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s great 🙂👍 1w
TheAromaofBooks Happy ending!! 1w
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This is a #bookIreadin2010 that has stayed with me, and I‘ve recommended it often. #auldlangreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

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KatieDid927 I love this one. 2w
IndoorDame One of my favorites too! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!!! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#fresh #poetrymatters @TheSpineView I couldn‘t find any volumes of poetry by her in the data base. This poem was found here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/89176/they-dance-through-granelli39s

TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 2w
Nute Ooooh, I like this one! 2w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I appreciate why Backman wrote the first half the way he did, it makes the reader able to see the complex humans involved, rather than cardboard cut outs. It made it a slower read than expected, especially for me who has no interest in any sport and no knowledge of hockey. The exploration of toxic masculinity, herd mentality, and class privilege was well handled and is needed. Not as charming as My Grandmother Asked or Ove, but a pick.

Soubhiville Yes, I thought it had an entirely different feel from his other writings. I liked it a lot though, even though it was emotionally difficult. I‘m enjoying the sequel so far too. 2w
CarolynM I agree. I thought it was excellent and the sequel too. (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I find this very good, I still need to read the sequel. 2w
Soubhiville Logged 📚 2w
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janeycanuck This title on this changed?!? I had no idea!! 2w
Lcsmcat @janeycanuck It‘s one of those US/UK title things, I think. 2w
janeycanuck @Lcsmcat ahhh, that makes more sense. 2w
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Still fighting this cold, but the good news is that I get to do nothing but read and pet the cat all day. I‘m starting this for both #AuthoraMonth2020 and #ReadWithMrBook @MrBook @Soubhiville

TheAromaofBooks Oooo I am hoping to read this one this week, too! Hope you feel better soon! 2w
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The Poems of Thomas Love Peacock | Thomas Love Peacock
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Professor's House | Willa Cather
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So happy to get back to Cather‘s prose! #catherbuddyread @Graywacke

Graywacke You‘re setting the pace (I haven‘t started yet ☺️) 2w
Tamra @Graywacke neither have I! 2w
Lcsmcat @Tamra @Graywacke It‘s from the 1st chapter. I‘m not very far in. 2w
Louise Cather is so great with these atmospheric details! 7d
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1. So many, but I‘ll go with the birth of my granddaughter.
2. Read more books that are sitting on my shelves, especially the big ones.
3. Black-eyed peas, greens (collards this year) and pork. It‘s a southern thing.
#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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The darkness of this world view is one reason I‘m not enjoying this book. I hope we at least get some good discussion out of it at book club next week.

KarmonR I read this one in college and remember loving it. That was so long ago it is probably worth a re-read to see what I think about it a couple of decades later. 2w
Lcsmcat @KarmonR I read it for the first time as an adult. If you do reread, I‘d like to hear your thoughts because I wonder if it‘s one of those books that work better when you‘re young, like 2w
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Nine Island | Jane Alison
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So the January color scheme continues with my #BookSpin book. Maybe this will go to Florida with me for my conference later this month. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I am really digging your color scheme. It's very January, too! I'm planning to read Beartown this month as well. I've heard a lot of good things. Thanks for participating in the spin - hope you enjoy your pick!! 2w
rachaich Beartown was superb. I've just finished the sequel and it was just as brilliant. 2w
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Life on Mars: Poems | Tracy K. Smith
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TheSpineView Great take on the prompt! 🙂 2w
Graywacke Such a terrific title 2w
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The Magic Mountain | Thomas Mann
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