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Librarybelle

Joined September 2016

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Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
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Lilac Girls: A Novel by Martha Hall Kelly
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The Last Hours by Minette Walters
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
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The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz
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We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach
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Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
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Arabella by Georgette Heyer
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The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
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Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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Thank you for the tag, @Eggs !

1. There are quite a few titles I really wanted to read this year but did not get the chance
2. Working Saturday; hoping to catch up on rest on Sunday (and reading, of course!)
3. Chocolate Chip
4. I‘ve received so many wonderful gifts, it‘s hard to qualify the best out of them. One of the most touching was a photo frame with my cats and their gotcha anniversaries, from my brother & his family
5. ❤️❤️❤️ #Friyayintro

Eggs My pleasure 🤗 6h
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A perfect way to end the day...unboxing my #BookOutletHaul from Black Friday. 😁

#Zeke is standing on top of the couch. He, of course, has to make sure the books meet his approval. #CatsOfLitsy

Megabooks Fantastic!! 1d
CoverToCoverGirl Impressive! 🎉 What a sweet furry face! 🐾 (edited) 1d
Jemmygem Sweet 1d
lele1432 Heaven! 😍 1d
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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I started this one this morning, and now I want to keep reading it instead of going to work. It‘s fascinating, gut-wrenching, fury-driving, and almost so incredibly unbelievable that it‘s nonfiction. Yet, it also shows power and everything wrong in society. I breezed through 100 pages this morning. It‘s so worth the hype so far.

JenReadsAlot I'm reading it right now as well! 2d
MicheleinPhilly I ripped through this in like 36 hours. I could NOT put it down. 1d
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m on chapter 38 and it really is gut-wrenching! 1d
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Librarybelle @JenReadsAlot @MicheleinPhilly @CoverToCoverGirl I‘m amazed how much I‘m sucked into this story! 1d
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s really scary how much manipulation and intimidation goes on behind closed doors between the rich, powerful people, their lawyers and the news media! 1d
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s really scary how much manipulation and intimidation goes on behind closed doors between the rich, powerful people, their lawyers and the news media! @MicheleinPhilly @JenReadsAlot (edited) 1d
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl YES! It‘s super scary! 1d
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#TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA friends: next week is our next rotation!

@corycatelyn , I should have a book out to you by the end of next week!

StephanieGeiser @Librarybelle - I haven‘t received a book in a while, which I know was to be expected with the loss/replacement of books, but do you know where we are in the rotation and when I should expect my next book? 2d
Librarybelle @StephanieGeiser The rotation is out of order for some books, unfortunately. Between replacements & a member leaving, & getting those books back, a couple books are lagging behind the regular rotation. Have you received Scythe yet? That may be your next one. I‘m a couple ahead of you on the rotation and will be sending Between Shades of Gray to the next person. That will take a few rotations to get to you. Thanks for hanging in there! It‘s a mess! 2d
StephanieGeiser @Librarybelle No worries! I completely understand that this postal book club has become a bit unconventional (to say the least). I have read Scythe but I haven‘t read Shades of Grey yet. Happy to hang out on the bench (as it were) until the next book reaches me! 17h
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More #LitsyMail today. Thank you for the lovely cards, @BookwormAHN @Eggs and @TheSpineView ! ❤️

Eggs You‘re welcome! This has been fun exchanging cards💗💗 2d
BookwormAHN 😸😸 2d
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Thank you for the tag, @Eggs !

1. I love cold weather - the snow, curling up under a blanket and reading
2. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold - so well written and a nod to the victims of Jack the Ripper. It certainly shows how perceptions can obscure true history
3. Mysteries
4. ❤️❤️❤️
#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗👏🏻. Yes it is part of the human experience: perception vs reality 3d
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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#LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead ers...welcome to Week Four of our readings! Week Three saw a more complicated plot line. What are your thoughts from this week? Mine appear in the comments, under a spoiler tag.

Librarybelle I am not surprised by Eleanor‘s actions, and the way that she pitted the young men against each other for her attention. She‘s very calculating. I‘m nervous for Thaddeus, who seems to have so many heavy decisions on his shoulders, and the way he handles this current situation - taking the boys with him, shows he sees so much more than people realize. It‘s a bold move, but one that will save everyone. Also, Lady Anne is amazing! 6d
Sace I wasn't surprised by Eleanor's actions at all. I am a bit confused though...it did not seem super obvious to me that she was guilty, but I confess I was not reading carefully because I was playing last minute catch up this morning. 6d
Jerdencon Not surprised by Eleanor either - and I am a little confused about Thaddeus reasons for leaving so suddenly - can‘t wait for the next section. 6d
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BethM Once you get to the next section he explains his reasons which make a ton of sense. If the boys didn‘t do it she‘s the only one left. She‘d have a slew of MH diagnoses today 🤣 5d
Chrissyreadit I really like how community is developing. I was not surprised by Thaddeus taking the boys, or Eleanors behavior. I was more surprised by then priest, although that too is wrapped up by the end of the book. 5d
Sace @BethM I'm sorry MH? I don't understand 5d
Sace @Chrissyreadit what does that say about me that I wasn't surprised by the priest at all. 😔 5d
Lauram I‘m here! I‘m here! I‘m a bit behind with reading, but I love reading the comments and am getting just enough information to see where things are going. 5d
Chrissyreadit @Sace it says you have a realistic view of how religion has been used 😁 5d
BethM @Sace mental health. At minimum she has a few personality disorders! 5d
Chrissyreadit @BethM I think the end explained a lot.... 5d
BethM @Chrissyreadit I still think she‘s deranged. 5d
Sace @BethM Ah! Now I understand.... And agree! 5d
Chrissyreadit @BethM yes- deranged but we have better understanding of why. 5d
BethM @Chrissyreadit it definitely adds to it, but i feel like the ship sailed even before then. 5d
Librarybelle Great discussion so far, everyone! @Sace @Jerdencon @BethM @Chrissyreadit 5d
Librarybelle @Lauram I understand about being behind on reading. Catch up whenever you can! 5d
Jerdencon @BethM totally psychiatric- but so was her father 5d
CoverToCoverGirl The priest is a toad!! And as I feared Eleanor has escalated and I‘m not exactly surprised by her actions either @Sace @Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle Staring the next section now! 5d
Sace I'm really glad there are more good characters (Lady Anne and Thaddeus for example) that balance out the completely disgusting characters. 5d
Sace Oh....and there better be a whole lot of comeuppance! 5d
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#WeeklyForecast ...

I have a six day work week this week, with very odd hours, so my reading may be kind of off. However, I am determined to keep up and get through more library backlogged books.

The left hand side features books I have to read, so they are priority. I‘ll continue to read Hours and December for buddy reads. Kill Artist I need to finish. Lilac Girls is for a book club this week. The others are due very soon to the library. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle The right hand side represents books I should read, as they are either also coming due to the library, or are for a book club. The Dry will be a reread for a book club for me, so I‘m not as concerned about making time for that. 6d
Cinfhen Catch and kill is meant to be so good!! 6d
Librarybelle @Cinfhen I‘m hoping it‘s a well written read! 6d
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squirrelbrain Wow, some great books there - hopefully you‘ll get at least a bit of reading time.... 6d
Librarybelle I‘m crossing my fingers, @squirrelbrain ! 6d
Librariana I agree with everyone's previous comments -- looks like you've got some great choices there! I'm with @Cinfhen -- I've heard so much buzz about Ronan Farrow's book and have the audiobook on hold myself 😁 Can't wait to read what you think of 6d
Librarybelle Thanks, @Librariana ! What We Talk About has been on my to read pile for weeks, and my final renewal ends on Saturday. I hope I can get to it! 😁 6d
Librariana I'll be cheering you on! Hope you get to it before Saturday! (Or that you can pull an Ana -- that would be yours truly -- and "check it in and check it back out again" - lol! ?) 6d
Pricel101 😀📖 Look forward to your review of The Dry. Great choices! 6d
Librarybelle @Pricel101 Thanks! The Dry is a reread for me, to refresh my mind on storyline for book club. I loved it the first time I read it! 6d
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Another fun challenge! I may have to do this one too, though I‘m notoriously bad at signing up for challenges and not completing them. Head to @BarbaraTheBibliophage ‘s post for more information. #mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsmysteries

squirrelbrain Aargh another great-sounding challenge! What are you doing to us @BarbaraTheBibliophage ?! 🤣 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @squirrelbrain Haha! I feel the same way ... what am I doing to myself?? I have a hard time not overcommitting to challenges! 🤪📚😎 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing, Jess! 😘😘 6d
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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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Playing catch-up for the #LiteraryCrew #buddyread and came across this quote in the week two reading. I love quotes that give me pause and almost take my breath away.

Lady Anne‘s words: “‘It will be as if we never existed if our history cannot be read.‘”

Crazeedi Good book 6d
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#BookReport - thanks to a few days off this week, I was able to read a lot more than the past few weeks...

Of note: I read a mix of serious reads and hilarious reads. It Only Takes One Bite is by an author I know. Truth be told, it‘s not the greatest, but I‘ve read worse.

Cinfhen That‘s a strong week!!! Glad you had some time off to read and relax 💕 6d
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I had to run to the Dollar Tree for some Christmas gift bags. I can‘t help it if my feet took me to the book section. Small #BookHaul

Gissy Of course!☺️ 1w
Sace Those look like great selections! 6d
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The Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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Finished this one for November‘s #agathachristieclubr2 ! I‘m enjoying the re-reads of Christie‘s earlier works.

ferskner Woooooo! 1w
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Twisted Twenty-Six | Janet Evanovich
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I breezed through the latest Stephanie Plum book. I enjoyed this one and thought it was better than her last few books. Stephanie seems to have grown, in her thought process and to a degree her maturity. There were a few laugh out loud moments, but I also had a feeling that the mystery element played more of a role this time than it has lately.

I‘m using this for the #NeverEndingSeries prompt for #GrowUp #BBRC .

LibrarianRyan yeahhh 1w
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#BookMail and #LitsyMail today! My #BOTM arrived, as well as a card from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks . Misty, thank you for the card and the sweet message!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I chose the top two also!! I‘m glad it arrived!! ❤️💚 1w
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For anyone participating in next year‘s #ReadingEurope2020 , you may find some book suggestions through the site. A huge thank you to @ljuliel for posting about this!

Here‘s the site:

https://www.amazon.com/amazon-crossing/b?ie=UTF8&node=11585009011

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 💟 1w
BookNAround Other publishers that offer a lot (or solely) translated fiction are Europa, Oneworld, and Harper Via so their websites will probably be helpful too. 1w
Librarybelle Thanks for the information, @BookNAround ! They will be helpful resources too. 1w
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Crazeedi Thanks!! 1w
ferskner Oooo thanks for the reminder! I'm signed up for too many reading challenges... 1w
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If you‘re a fan of the US pilgrim pageantry at Thanksgiving, and/or a narrative nonfiction lover, this book is not for you. This is a very academic, yet extremely necessary, view of the history Wampanoag Indians, from pre-colonialism up to present day. It‘s heartbreaking and maddening. It‘s over 400 pages of text, with nearly 100 pages of end notes. I‘m so glad I read it. I learned so much, way more than any other text I‘ve read. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I‘m doing a little bit of work in my home library this evening. I went to catalog this book in LibraryThing and noticed it‘s perfect for Romania for #ReadingEurope2020 ! I‘m a sucker for histories of countries, and this sounds fascinating. If you‘re joining in on the journey, this might be one to consider.

Crazeedi Thanks for the recommendation! 2w
BarbaraBB In that library of yours I bet there‘ll be many more 😉 2w
Librarybelle @Crazeedi You‘re welcome! 2w
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB So true! 😂 2w
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Yay for #litsymail ! Thank you for the card, @ljuliel !

To those who filled out my holiday card form, I mailed all the cards this afternoon. They should start arriving for most of you later this week!

ljuliel You‘re welcome ⛄️ 🎄 😊 2w
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November stats, a day late!

As of right now, I am 3 books behind on the GR challenge. The focus on December, especially towards the end of the month, will be to finish all of the in progress readings. If I do that, I can easily reach the goal again this year.

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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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#LiteraryCrew #buddyread friends: we‘ve finished week two of our reading! I‘m playing catch up today on this section, but I‘m loving this book so far! I also ordered book two, so we‘re totally reading that book next.

What are your thoughts on this section? Please use the spoiler tag if you think your comments are spoiler-worthy.

I love reading the enthusiasm for this book in your posts!

Jerdencon I caught up yesterday and am loving this book! Will request the 2nd from the library so I‘m ready for the next one! 2w
Mollyanna I‘m a little behind but hoping to catch up today or tomorrow. I‘m excited to read the second one next 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Sace I'm excited for the second book! 2w
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Sace Thoughts - how did Eleanor end up so awful? Did her mother have so little influence? Or am I overthinking a plot device? 🤣 2w
Librarybelle @Jerdencon @Mollyanna @Sace Hooray! I‘m glad you would like to continue with this story! 2w
Librarybelle @Sace Good question! Eleanor is horrible...I wonder if we learn more as the story progresses. 2w
Mollyanna @sace @librarybelle I think it‘s the influence of her father and his disrespect for Lady Anne. It gives Eleanor a reason to ignore her mother‘s guidance. I do hope that we learn more about Lady Anne‘s early life at the convent and with her husband. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Eleanor is horrible @Sace it‘ll be interesting to see what happens with her. Very excited to be doing the next book.. well next! Lol. I think you‘re correct @Mollyanna in part, but I also think that she believes in the class system so she definitely feels superior and entitled because of it. (edited) 2w
Sace @Mollyanna I think Sir Richard (heh...Dick) has no respect for any woman, but he basks in the glory of Eleanor's hero worship and even encourages it. Lady Anne is practical and realistic and tries to balance Richard's indulgence with Eleanor...much to Eleanor's annoyance. I'm hoping that as the story unfolds, Eleanor matures and becomes a more fleshed out character. Right now she feels a little one dimensional. 2w
Sace Also tagging @CoverToCoverGirl for ⬆️ 2w
Chrissyreadit @Sace @CoverToCoverGirl @Librarybelle Eleanor adds some good conflict - to an already highly conflicted situation. This is one of the few times I wish I had drawings of the setting and characters. I also wonder how Lady Anne grew into herself? She was clearly married into a difficult marriage but has so many skills- I think she is a product of the enlightenment. 2w
Sace @Chrissyreadit and so many of those skills she learned at the convent. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl She definitely more enlightened @Chrissyreadit and I sense that Eleanor is only going to become even more disagreeable as her character develops @Sace .. I‘m settling in now to read this week‘s recommended chapters. 2w
Chrissyreadit @Sace @CoverToCoverGirl @Librarybelle I think Anne and Eleanor of Aquitaine would have gotten along. 2w
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit I like that thought! 2w
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My #WeeklyForecast ...it seems like a lot, but I‘m in the middle of half of these, or they‘re for buddy reads. Depending upon how my reading goes (I‘m off work most of the week), I may be able to read other books in addition to this stack!

Of particular note:

One Day in December - starting and continuing for #BOTMBuddyread

The Last Hours - continuing for #LiteraryCrew

Murder on the Links - finishing for November‘s #agathachristieclubr2

Tamra I‘m so sorry, but I won‘t be able to join The Last Hours. 😕 My library hold has not come in and today was the day I could start my recreational reading in earnest. (Turning in my final essay - yay for that anyway!) 2w
Librarybelle @Tamra No worries! Congratulations on turning in your final essay! It is a really good book so far, so when you have an opportunity to read it, I hope you enjoy it too. 2w
Cinfhen Another great stack!!! 2w
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Mechanicsburg Mystery Book Shop | Mechanicsburg, PA (Bookstore)
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I had to support #smallbusinesssaturday yesterday by visiting my favorite independent bookstore. A store the specializes only in mysteries? Yes, please! Here‘s my #bookhaul from my adventure.

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll love to visit the store! 😍 2w
Librarybelle @erzascarletbookgasm It‘s small but jam packed with books! The owner also does a marvelous job promoting local authors and bringing in bestselling authors to the store. 2w
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Squeaking in my #BookReport at the end of Saturday...

It was a pretty ambitious stack, and I bounced from one book to another, which means a few started but only one (an audiobook) completed. Oh well! Some scheduling changes have kind of let reading slide, way more than I anticipated. There is hope for next week, though!

CoverToCoverGirl Is Sarah Fraser the author of The Last Highlander? 2w
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl Yes, she is! I watched her on a documentary earlier this month about Scottish royalty, and I wanted to read one of her books. 2w
CoverToCoverGirl I imagine it was a very interesting documentary, I‘ll be adding this one to my TBR pile, thanks. 2w
Cinfhen There‘s always hope ❤️😁 2w
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Kneaded to Death | Winnie Archer
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I really enjoyed this audiobook...it‘s the first in a cozy mystery series, set in a bread shop. Ivy, the main character, recently lost her mother in a hit and run accident. She returns to her hometown to mourn and to heal with her father and brother. She decides to take classes at the local bread shop. One of the students is murdered, and Ivy wants to solve the case. Fun characters and drool worthy bread descriptions make this a good read!

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Thanks to the #Amazing Cindy for the fun music challenges over the last couple of years! These challenges were my first foray into the Litsy community, and I appreciate the push they gave me to interact more with all of you!

What could be more amazing than a picture of my growing personal library? Image is of a section of the room. For those who have followed me for awhile, you know I like to post updates. 😍 #Movember

squirrelbrain Wow! That is truly amazing! 2w
Librarybelle @squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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TheSpineView Look at all those books!💜 2w
Librarybelle @TheSpineView ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Settings Love the view. 2w
BeckyandBooks 😍😍😍 2w
marleed Wow!! 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve loved interacting with you and your lovely feline family and of course all the #AMAZING book recommendations over the YEARS!!!!! Excited to share #ReadEurope2020 with you and my dear friend @BarbaraBB 🌍💫 2w
BarbaraBB That IS amazing indeed!!! 😍😍 2w
Copwithabook I wish I could come browse your shelves! 2w
Librarybelle @Copwithabook Thanks! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Lillian reminisces her life on New Year‘s Eve in New York City. This is one of those that I should have read last year but did not...perhaps the way to end 2019?? #IllRemember #Movember

Cinfhen It can easily be a one sitting read and a lovely ode to NYC ~ perfect for this time of year 💚 (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain I loved this one! Definitely read it soon.... ❤️ 2w
marleed I hope to read this month. My favorite setting for a book is NYC so there is little excuse for me to have not read this - except that I love looking at the cover and anticipating it! 2w
NeedsMoreBooks I unexpectedly enjoyed this 💕 2w
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To my American friends: Happy Thanksgiving! And to everyone, I am so grateful for you! Thank you for the bookish conversations, the budding friendships, and the support you give. This is such a great community! Blessings to you! 🧡🧡🧡

Tamra Thank you for hosting the historical fiction buddy reads! 2w
DaveGreen7777 I‘m very grateful to be friends with you as well, Jess! Happy Thanksgiving! 😊 2w
Megabooks Thank you!! 💜💜💜💜💜 2w
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Librarybelle Thank you, @Tamra ! 😁 I‘m glad you‘re able to join in on them! 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @DaveGreen7777 ! Have a great day with family! Happy Thanksgiving! 2w
Librarybelle @Megabooks 🧡🧡🧡 2w
Nute Thankful for you, Ms. Jess. Have a wonderful day today!🧡 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Nute ! Enjoy your day! 🧡 2w
IamIamIam Happy Thanksgiving!!! 2w
Dawnrod1970 Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🍽🦃 2w
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 2w
MicheleinPhilly Happy Thanksgiving Jess! ❤️ 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @IamIamIam @Dawnrod1970 @LeahBergen @MicheleinPhilly ! 🧡 Michele, I hope Pickles also enjoys the day! 2w
readordierachel 🧡🧡🧡 2w
ljuliel Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 2w
AnneCecilie Happy thanksgiving 🍁 2w
mabell Happy Thanksgiving!🍁🍽❤️ 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 🥧 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @CoverToCoverGirl ! 🧡🧡🧡 2w
Bookzombie Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃 🍂 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Bookzombie ! 🧡🧡🧡 2w
Mollyanna Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Mollyanna ! 🧡🧡🧡 2w
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Foul Play at the Fair | Shelley Freydont
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Everyone knows my love for cozy mysteries - they‘re my perfect way to escape from reality! I‘ve yet to read this one, but I think the cover is gorgeous. The first in the #Celebration Bay mystery series, it features a Manhattan event planner looking for a slower paced town (enter Celebration Bay, NY). Something happens at the harvest festival, so our amateur sleuth has to figure out the culprit before she becomes the next victim. #Movember

Cinfhen What a fun choice for today!!! Have a wonderful day, Jess 🧡 2w
Librarybelle Thank you, Cindy! Hope you‘ve enjoyed your day too! @Cinfhen 🧡 2w
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Why yes, I enjoyed the notification from the #BOTM app that the December choices were up! How could I not pass up yet another edition of Little Women??

Lovesbooks87 The Wives was so good! 2w
Librarybelle @Lovesbooks87 Good to know...thanks! 2w
Laughterhp Me too! I‘m glad I downloaded the app for this specific reason! 2w
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bookandbedandtea That's a beautiful edition! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I‘m going to get the top two!! 2w
Librarybelle @bookandbedandtea I thought so too! 2w
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The Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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It‘s a #Holiday of sorts for Poirot when he is asked to investigate a circumstance in France. Upon arrival, he discovers his client has been murdered. Puzzle and deduction are his specialty, so Poirot goes on the case to find a resolution to the crimes. I plan to re-read this today for the #agathachristieclubr2 discussion. #Movember

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I‘ve highlighted this book before...

Spiritualism and communing with the dead wasn‘t a new concept in the 19th century, but interest peaked post Civil War, for #ThePowerOfGoodbye .

Enter Katie King, a spirit who entered parlors during seances & helped bridge the gap between the living and the dead. Or, did she? Hoover records the history; I haven‘t read this yet, but I‘ve heard Hoover speak on the subject, and she‘s compelling! #Movember #NFNov

IamIamIam This looks great! 3w
ljuliel Neat looking book. Is it old, or is it just made to look antique ? 3w
Librarybelle @ljuliel It‘s made to look old! 3w
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Crazeedi I'm interested in if this is a good book! 3w
Librarybelle @IamIamIam @Crazeedi I hope it‘s good! 3w
Cinfhen Sounds phenomenal 3w
ljuliel Really neat ! I like things that are old or look old. 😊 3w
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“Sometimes silences in the historical record can speak as loudly as words.”

I was just thinking this morning about the way we interpret history - historical record passed down is mostly from the victors or those who have the best ability to record an event (those who have a written language and can record an event with the pen).

In the case of the Wampanoag, the English man got to tell the story. #NFNov

Moonprismpower I think with the 400 coming up many celebrations are focused on indigenous people. And it‘s about time and I‘m thankful for this turn. Let hope it continues. 3w
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I love Millard‘s narrative nonfiction writing style - she really engages the reader in the topics about which she writes. In the tagged book, she chronicles former President Teddy Roosevelt‘s exploration of the Amazons. Along with his son and others, the group wants to investigate the River of Doubt, notorious for its deadly predators, both human and animal. #Fever becomes a deadly weapon, too...will the group survive? True story. #Movember #NFNov

Cinfhen This sounds like it‘s right in my wheelhouse/ NF expedition and The Amazon 3w
ljuliel I‘ve had this book for ages , just haven‘t gotten to it yet. It sounds very good 3w
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#TIL : A whole lot more about the Native American tribes living in southern New England prior to the European colonization of the US‘ Northeast. It was interesting how experts have pieced together roughly when these groups started growing maize and beans (about a thousand years ago).

This is a good read for the Thanksgiving week - a closer to the truth story of the first “Thanksgiving” in the US. #NFNov

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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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We‘re starting week two today for the latest #literarycrew #buddyread . England in 1348, with the advance of the bubonic plague.

To those reading - any thoughts to share so far?

I wanted to keep reading! For me, the narrative is well-flowing and captivating. More comments as spoilers below ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle I really like Lady Anne, who feels so much wiser and stronger than any woman of that time. Her ideas on medicine and cleanliness are revolutionary for that period, and I‘m rooting for her in this book. I liked the sprinkling of her diary entries as well. 3w
Jerdencon I really liked the first four chapters too and made myself stop at chapter 4. 3w
Sace It's going to be hard to stop every week! 3w
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Chrissyreadit I love this book, I only have one hour left on the audio. I will def listen to the sequel too. I‘m looking forward to the discussion 3w
Sace Lady Anne seems almost like an anachronism to me. And I watch too much soapy entertainment because I'm dreaming up Thaddeus plot twists. (hidden as spoiler just in case.) 3w
Sace @Chrissyreadit whaaat? Sequel?! 3w
Librarybelle @Sace Yes - I wonder what we will see with Thaddeus 3w
Librarybelle @Sace @Chrissyreadit Yes, there‘s a sequel that came out earlier this year. I think this is meant to be a trilogy. Maybe we should read book two as the next book?? 3w
Librarybelle @Jerdencon I know! So hard to stop! 3w
Crazeedi @Librarybelle @Sace @Chrissyreadit @Jerdencon I have read both books! Enjoyed both of them. In fact I was trying to decide who might enjoy getting them. Didn't see/realize you were doing a buddy read 3w
BethM I‘m loving this book! I can‘t keep to the schedule! 3w
Sace @Librarybelle Well I just ordered the second book as soon as I saw @Chrissyreadit mentioned it so I'm in! 😂 3w
Mollyanna I am really enjoying this book. The writing is beautiful and lyrical. It keeps you so involved in the story. 3w
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle I can‘t wait too long to read the second book! I get my new audible credits Dec 5.... 3w
Librarybelle @BethM I have a feeling none of us will be keeping to the schedule! 😂 3w
Librarybelle @Mollyanna Glad you‘re enjoying it! 3w
Librarybelle @Sace @Chrissyreadit I‘m waiting until Friday to buy book two! 3w
Sace @Librarybelle It's really hard to stick to the schedule! 🤣 At the same time, I've been off work so maybe it's good that each chunk is not super long. When I start back to work I will still be able to catch up on weekends. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m in if you want to do the sequel next! I find the entire book riveting — the setting, the characters - I find it very atmospheric. It‘s like I‘m there watching the whole story unfold before my eyes. 3w
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl Great description! I totally agree! 3w
CoverToCoverGirl I can‘t wait to see what happens when Anne‘s smarmy husband shows up.. he‘s such a distasteful character and so is her daughter Eleanor. I‘ll definitely be reading on this evening, after my company departs. 3w
Laughterhp I‘m starting this today! I‘ve only read Ch 1 but I‘m intrigued! 3w
lele1432 I'm up for reading the sequel as the next book! Really enjoying it so far. Also, my husband's name is Thaddeus and it's pretty unusual, so that's been interesting lol. 3w
Laughterhp I just finished the first 4 chapters and am really loving this book. I don‘t think I‘ll stop reading and will probably not stick to the schedule! (But we‘ll see). I really like Lady Anne and I‘m glad so far there hasn‘t been too much of her daughter in the story. I‘m definitely interested to see what happens when her husband shows up. 3w
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My #WeeklyForecast , based on books soon due at the library! Most of these are nonfiction, so perfect for #NFNov , which I‘ve kind of let slide the middle of the month. I will not get to all of these, unless a freak snowstorm hits & I can stay home instead of working. 😂

The Last Hours - plan to read 2nd section this week.
Murder on the Links for #agathachristieclubr2

I should finish the audiobook I‘m currently listening to in the car this week.

Librarybelle @Cinfhen Not yet - it‘s the second one on my list to read. I‘ll let you know what I think! 3w
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your review of it! I‘m going to read it asap too! ❤️ 3w
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Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I‘d like to hear your review of it too! 3w
TheAromaofBooks I have the exact same edition of Murder on the Links out from the library for the exact same reason! :-D 3w
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks Awesome! I love the new editions from William Morrow. The one from my stack is one I bought - one of the few non-library books from my stack, though this one may be a former library book... 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yes, those editions are lovely to look at and also lovely to read - I love paperbacks that stay open on their own! 3w
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Jane Austen at Home | Lucy Worsley
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The lovely Worsley shines a #RayOfLight on Jane Austen in this recent-ish Austen biography. I love Worsley‘s writing style, a very conversational narrative with humor mixed in. #Movember

Cinfhen Love the cover 💕 3w
kspenmoll Sounds good. Agree with @Cinfhen , the cover is lovely. 3w
Moonprismpower I feel like Jane Austen is really in right now especially with the new Emma coming out which I must see. But I‘ve also wanted to start a reading binge of her works, if I can find the time! 3w
LeahBergen This was really well done. 👍🏻 3w
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My #BookReport for the week!

I‘m happy I could complete a couple and get deep into others.

I‘m already thinking about the week ahead!

Cinfhen Great 👍🏽 you‘re back on track 3w
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Reposting: I love sending out holiday cards. It has become a tradition of mine to send out holiday cards over the US Thanksgiving weekend, and I'd like to extend an invitation to anyone who wishes to receive a card from me to fill out the form, linked below. I will not share addresses, & no obligation to send me a card in return. It's just my way of saying “thank you“ for another amazing year on Litsy!

https://forms.gle/E8QrXCv6LtLNaFhB9

Librarybelle Thank you to everyone who has responded to this! 💓 3w
MoonWitch94 What a sweet tradition! 😊💌📪 3w
BiblioLitten That‘s lovely! 😍 3w
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squirrelbrain What a lovely idea! ❤️ 3w
Texreader Love this! 3w
ljuliel That‘s a very sweet offer. I think I‘ll sign up and will send you a card in return . 🎄. I hope you receive lots of cards. 💕 3w
wanderinglynn What a lovely idea. ❤️ 3w
LittleBug Such a kind thing to do!💕 3w
Addison_Reads Such a wonderful idea. I love sending/receiving holiday cards. 💚 3w
mrp27 So kind and will be awesome to receive "fun" mail at my new address! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️💌📬 3w
sblbooks That's very thoughtful of you! 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @sblbooks ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
QuietlyLaura How wonderful and kind! 💕 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @QuietlyLaura ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
UwannaPublishme How sweet you are! 🤗❤️✍🏻💌 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @UwannaPublishme ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Mollyanna What a wonderful thought! Love it. 3w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Mollyanna ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Finding Fraser | Kc Dyer
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Emma is #LivingForLove ...that is, hoping to find a real life James Fraser, of Outlander fame. So, she decides to travel around Scotland in search of Jamie and of love. It sounds quirky and cute - on my to read list. #Movember

Cinfhen Sounds cute and light and good for holiday season 3w
Mishu94 Omg! I would love to read this! You have to tell me how it is once you‘ve read it! 3w
Mishu94 @Librarybelle thank you! 3w
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What started as a meh read for me turned into a book worth finishing well past my bedtime. The Kennedy assassination is the backdrop for this story about hitmen and women who take a stand against 1960s housewife mores. It‘s gritty in its narrative, yet the book didn‘t feel too overly like a mobster read. Not my usual type of read, but I‘m so glad I could join in on the #BOTMbuddyread this month for this book.

JennyM Great review, and very much where I‘m at with about 50 pages to go. Turned into a good read. 3w
JaclynW Great review! I enjoyed it too! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome review!!! Can‘t wait for discussion!! 3w
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TheBookHippie I can‘t wait for tomorrow to talk about it!!! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wanted to throw it!!! 🤣🤣 3w
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I think Tyler is hilarious! Not necessarily of #Hollywood fame, Tyler is a comedienne of the small screen and stand up comedy. I was slated to read this for a challenge last year but did not get around to it - maybe soon?? #Movember

Cinfhen Didn‘t she play Russ‘s girlfriend on Friends??? 3w
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Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a famous Confederate general during the US Civil War. Arguably, his death in 1863 was a crucial blow to the Confederacy; it happened prior to the battle of Gettysburg, and the lack of his knowledge in part led to the Confederacy‘s defeat.

Outside of war, Jackson was a fanatic. He was a teacher, a preacher, but also deeply loyal and a task master. This is one of many bios about him. #papadontpreach #Movember

ljuliel It‘s great to see more history books listed ! 3w
Cinfhen Seems like a larger than life character 3w
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Danger After Dark | A. E. Parker, Dona Smith
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I know I‘ve highlighted my Clue book collection over the years, but anytime I think #revolver , I think of the board game Clue... “Miss Scarlet in the library with the revolver.” I pulled a copy randomly from my shelf for today‘s prompt.

If you‘re unfamiliar with this book series, it‘s for kids based on the board game. There are clues throughout the book, all set in a mystery setting, and the reader can solve the mystery by the end. #Movember

AlaMich I loved Clue as a kid, and if this series had existed then I would owned every single one! 😊 3w
Bookwormjillk I had no idea this was a series. Cool! 3w
Cinfhen My favorite board game of all time!!!!!! Awesome choice 😁🥰 3w
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phatsallylee I love the game clue! I had no idea there was a book series based on the game. 3w
MidnightBookGirl I am super jealous! I plan on reading this new Clue soon though! 3w
batsy How fun! I would have loved this as a kid. 3w
MoonWitch94 I read so many of these when I was a kid! It was also one of my favorite games 3w
MommyOfTwo Fun! I may have to see if the library has them and read them with the kids. 3w
IamIamIam WHAT 👏 IS 👏 THIS???? Holy moly, I've never seen this in my life and now I need them all!!!!! 3w
hes7 I love this game! The books sound just as fun. 3w
ferskner I CANNOT believe I didn't know about this!!!! 3w
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Confession: poetry isn‘t really my thing. However, I greatly enjoy Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson. Years ago, I visited Dickinson‘s home and really understood her genius. Her works are a #masterpiece in feelings - dark and stormy, with a dash of hope. There has been a lot of renewed interest in Dickinson of late, and this book chronicles how Dickinson‘s works gained the limelight after Dickinson‘s death. On my #tbr pile. #Movember

Cinfhen Beautiful photo💜book sounds lovely 4w
TrishB This looks good 👍🏻 4w
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Not book related: I love sending out holiday cards. It has become a tradition of mine to send out holiday cards over the US Thanksgiving weekend, and I'd like to extend an invitation to anyone who wishes to receive a card from me to fill out the form, linked below. I will not share addresses, & no obligation to send me a card in return. It's just my way of saying “thank you“ for another amazing year on Litsy!

https://forms.gle/E8QrXCv6LtLNaFhB9

TheSpineView What a great idea!❤🎄 4w
MallenNC How fun! That‘s really nice of you. 4w
Christine Such a sweet idea! I love sending holiday cards, too. 4w
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Librarybelle Thank you, @TheSpineView @MallenNC @Christine ! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️❤️ 4w
Shakespearience How sweet! I hit you up 4w
BookwormAHN 💗💗 4w
NeedsMoreBooks That is so cute! I send cards, too! 4w
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me 4w
Lizpixie Done! I love getting cards in the mail, especially from overseas🎄❤️💚❤️💚 4w
ferskner Mememememe! 4w
Copwithabook Yay I just filled out the form 4w
Readage Filled out the form. Thanks for doing this!! Happy holidays ❄️ 4w
Librarybelle Thank you, @Readage ! ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
shellleigh33 Got my form filled out. Ty for doing this. 4w
Librarybelle Thank you, @shellleigh33 ! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Shiny new book from the library! I‘m loving the latest trend in royal nonfiction - an examination of the princesses and daughters of royalty whom are often overshadowed. This one looks at Edward I‘s daughters. Debut author. Now to find time to read this...

CoverToCoverGirl Oh my, I expect it will be a great read! (edited) 4w
Librarybelle @CoverToCoverGirl I‘m really hoping it will be! 4w
CoverToCoverGirl I have to hunt it down. I really want to read this book. 4w
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A vaudevillian actress is offered the role of a lifetime - impersonate an heiress who vanished years ago, and she (and the heiress‘ uncle) will receive a fortune. But, what happens when Leah, the actress, gets a little too close to the heiress‘ disappearance? This is the first in a mystery series. I haven‘t read this yet, though I have met the author, and she‘s fabulous! #LuckyStar #Movember

Reviewsbylola Beautiful cover! 4w
Librarybelle @Reviewsbylola ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Bookzombie This sounds like a good one! 4w
mabell Reminds me of Anastasia 😄 4w
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The Magic Misfits | Neil Patrick Harris
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Full of humor and magic tricks, Harris has presented a fun middle grade book. I was engaged throughout, and it almost had the Lemony Snicket feeling of slight snarkiness in the storytelling. Good read! My #WrittenByAnActor read for #MiddleGrade #BBRC .

raeintheworld My eight year old loves these! I think there are three now. 4w
Librarybelle @raeintheworld Nice! They seem perfect for kids who love magic. 4w
LibrarianRyan I hope it was written by an author. If it‘s a ghost that could be really cool. Or maybe a possessed typewriter. Okay. Sorry for the funnin‘ glad you liked it. 4w
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Librarybelle Oh my, @LibrarianRyan ! I see my typo! 😂 4w
StayCurious Ooh, I might steal this one for my middle grade pick. Looks good! 4w
Librarybelle @StayCurious It was so much fun...steal away! 4w
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