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Owlizabeth

Owlizabeth

Joined May 2016

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Practice of Generalist Social Work by Julie Birkenmaier, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education Julie Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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Gah this was so dang cute!! I thought the premise was absolutely ridiculous, but Tessa Dare‘s writing is so amusing it won me over. There‘s a foul mouthed parrot and a two legged dog in a chariot and a pregnant goat and two people who are perfect together in their brokenness. A perfect evening of a book. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #romantsy

ravenlee I love her books. They always surprise me. 2d
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The Nightjar | Deborah Hewitt
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Today‘s #libraryhaul is in no particular mood.

I returned 9 and came out with 7, progress!! #libraryaddict

charl08 Great mix- loved the Dare and the Cabot 2d
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did. I really wasn‘t a fan of Trisha. There was a lot of “I want to say this honest thing, but instead I‘ll demure.” which annoyed me to no end. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

Verity I basically gave up on this. I don‘t think I‘m reader for that much angst and drama 3d
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Really enjoyed this NYT By The Book with Seth Meyers. I don‘t watch late night TV, but I‘m so glad they‘re having interesting authors on! Meyers has some great taste in books.

https://nyti.ms/2NqclO4

vivastory I know Colbert is reliable about booking authors, didn't realize Myers did too. Very cool! 5d
BlameJennyJane Meyers‘ new stand-up special- Lobby Baby- on Netflix is brilliant. (edited) 5d
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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I took back 7 and left with three - progress!! #libraryhaul

vivastory 3 fantastic selections too! 6d
ReadingSusan Catch and Kill is amazing! 6d
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God I wish I could wrangle my thoughts and beliefs as coherently and funnily as Lindy West does hers. This was like reading my own anger and frustration and sometimes helpless amusement at the world we occupy. I loved every single page, probably more so than Shrill, and am so glad I own this so I can return to it when things get bleak. Highly recommend to everyone. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

KendallHershey I‘m going to see her speak in San Fran next week! Haven‘t read this yet. 1w
Owlizabeth @KendallHershey ooh I‘m jealous! 1w
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Love at First Like | Hannah Orenstein
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Bailedbailed

This is quite possibly the blandest romance I have ever read. I‘m halfway in and I don‘t really care about anyone or how this terrible mess is going to miraculously work out. If you like reading about White Williamsburg hipsters, this is a book for you. This is the artesianal mayonnaise of books - I‘m good for that.

Sace This is an entertaining review. "Artisianal mayonnaise" ???? 1w
hes7 Yeah, this one was not great. 1w
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Burning Chambers | Kate Mosse
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I don‘t have a problem!! I can totally handle the number of library books I currently have checked out! #libraryhaul

Sace Nope. Not a problem at all. 😁 1w
Kaylamburson Love at First Like looks like a fun rom-com! Can't wait to hear how it is! 1w
ravenlee It‘s only a problem if the check-out period is too short, and even then that‘s the library‘s problem rather than yours. 😆 1w
readordierachel I believe in you 1w
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It‘s heeeeEeere!!! #bookmail

Megabooks The witches have arrived in my Audible queue too!! 🧙‍♀️ 2w
readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 2w
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Well, this is everything one could ask for in a contemporary romance novel! Great characters, interesting story, inclusive, diverse, lots of consent talk, addresses serious issues without getting bogged down. Excellent company when insomnia rears its ugly head. Will definitely read more by the author. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 #romantsy

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This is my first Alisha Rai, and I loooove this dedication!! #romantsy

MrBook Perfect! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Bianca Oh that‘s beautiful. 3d
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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This is due on Wednesday and I can‘t renew. I don‘t have high hopes that I‘ll finish, I‘m loving the writing but the story itself seems...slow? It‘s just not something I‘ve been able to really get into.

MelissaSue81 It dragged for me too. 2w
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Very cute, if highly improbable story, about a Muslim Indian-Canadian woman and a white barbershop quartet singing man who fall in love. Touches on all types of prejudices amongst all types of people and how we deal with “traditional” family members. Kept me company in an insomnia/migraine haze. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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Feast of Sparks | Sierra Simone
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Book 2 in the Thornchapel series and I‘m still reeling from the ending. Lots more sexy sex, kink and polyamory, this time focusing on St. Sebastian and Auden‘s relationship. I loved it until the last few pages. I‘m going to go bananas waiting for book three to come out next year!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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A Lesson in Thorns | Sierra Simone
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Hooboy- this book! Yes, it is erotica, so if that isn‘t your jam, you‘re not going to be into this one. But it is SO MUCH MORE! It is kinky, queer, diverse, atmospheric, mysterious, smart, sexy, poly, supernatural, and the MC is a librarian. It‘s basically everything. The writing is gorgeous and I‘ve already downloaded the second in the series, after which I will wait impatiently for books 3&4. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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A Lesson in Thorns | Sierra Simone
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Fact: I am loving this book. Kinky poly gothic horror-y #romantsy goodness so far!

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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I had a quick trip to @chopsueybooks and picked up more than I intended, of course🙄, but we‘ll worth it. Then I got the #library notification that JVN‘s book was ready for me! And yet, I‘m rereading Anita Blake‘s series. #toomanybooks #nosuchthing

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Okay, this book is definitely x-rated, but incredibly steamy sexy sex aside, this was a good (if a little trite) story of polyamory and body acceptance - two major pillars of *my* life that are rarely, if ever, found in the wild. Certainly not combined in one place. So, yeah, this hit my happy place. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Y‘all, we got a new library and it is beyond gorgeous. The eldest loves the teen center and it‘s video games, I love this beautiful, peaceful reading area. Look at those light fixtures! And these chairs are comfy and isolating, complete with ottomans. And there‘s a great big fireplace next to me. 🎵Heaven, I‘m in heaven🎵

Sace It's beautiful 😍 3w
Dawnrod1970 Looks so relaxing 3w
Christine Wow! 🥰 3w
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Rachel.Rencher That's awesome! 3w
Cinfhen Stunning!!!! What a gem 3w
squirrelbrain Looks amazing! ❤️ 3w
Nute Golly! That is beautiful! I could sit in those chairs all day. 3w
tjwill 😍 3w
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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Because waiting has never been one of my strengths, I‘m diving in #lmpbc #Fisforfantasy friends! It feels very weird to write in a book 😬

CareBear Yay!!! I‘m probably starting mine soon, too! 3w
TorieStorieS I‘m planning on starting mine next week! Should we coordinate ink colors? Looks like @Owlizabeth is going with pink! @CareBear any preferences?? 3w
TorieStorieS I‘m planning on starting mine next week! Should we coordinate ink colors? Looks like @Owlizabeth is going with pink! @CareBear @babyruth2510 any preferences?? 3w
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TorieStorieS @Owlizabeth @CareBear @babyruth2510 do you think red is too close to pink? Or should I use green? 3w
CareBear @TorieStorieS green would probably be a little easier but I think you‘d be fine with red too 3w
TorieStorieS @CareBear just trying to think of what colors I have in finer points! 🤣 3w
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Oh goodness, this book was so sweet! And feministy. And romantic. It takes up women‘s roles in the sciences and arts, lesbian/bisexual love, the ways we can be hurt in relationships. There was sexy sex that wasn‘t too graphic or awkward. I signed up for updates from the author because this book was so in my wheelhouse. Do recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Loving this F|F historical romance so far! The #furbeast seems unimpressed, though. #romantsy

DGRachel Furbeasts are notoriously difficult to impress. 😂 3w
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Rage of Dragons | Evan Winter
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Current armchair situation. It‘s gloomy here in #RVA and I wish I could just burrow and read.

Alas, the school bus will be here any moment...

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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Picked up my hold from the #library and wondering if I should read Frankenstein first - I‘ve never read it and I worry the parallels will be lost on me. Thoughts?

Cathythoughts Don‘t know ??!! 🤔. Give it a go 4w
ravenlee Frankenstein is really good, and it‘s a pretty quick read. I haven‘t read the other, but I say start at the beginning! 4w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I‘m taking this book in little sips and it‘s just delicious. Never thought I‘d enjoy stream of consciousness, but I‘m relating to this so hard.

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Dearly Beloved | Mary Jo Putney
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Bailedbailed

This book has the rape of a fourteen year old “simple” girl as the fucking prologue and I just can‘t get past that. Back to the library with this one unread.

#romantsy fam - is Mary Jo Putney worth a second chance?

GypsyKat I‘ve never read her books before, but my mom used to read her books. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
ravenlee This sounds awful (and I enjoy romance!). I am surprised to see a recent publication date. I would have expected this to be from the 80s, when the “rape her til she likes it” (as a friend described it) style of romance writing was common. 4w
Owlizabeth @ravenlee it was originally published in 1990! 4w
ravenlee Ugh, well, I guess that fits. I bought a rereleased set by Catherine Coulter years ago, originally 80s, and got rid of it when the villain of the first book, who raped a ladies‘ maid in front of a room full of people to terrorize the lady, and impregnated her - became the hero of the second book! 4w
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Mehso-so

As an infertile myrtle, I was really excited to see this issue in a romance. But...I just didn‘t like the characters. Or the way the fertility stuff was handled. Or the big twist. Or the ending. It went by too quickly and too slowly. Banter was decent, but it was just whatever, I guess. Glad I only wasted three hours on it. And that I can return it to the library and never think about it again. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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I really wasn‘t planning on checking out any more books. I really have a problem, y‘all. #libraryhaul

Annl I don‘t see a problem. I do it all the time! What if a mood struck and you did not have a book to go with the mood? 😘 4w
Owlizabeth @Annl exactly! 4w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Emily Nussbaum has been a guest a few times on this Buffy podcast I listen to, I'm excited to check out her book! 4w
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❤️Richmond, VA, USA
🧡38
💛I‘m a library lover, so most of my reading is free/I work as an attendant/respite worker for two autistic teens to pay the bills
💚Partnered
💙she/her
💜I like owls, my name is Elizabeth. I use it on all social media (let‘s be Insta friends!)

@JoScho

JoScho ☺️❤️ 4w
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The River Maiden | Meredith R. Stoddard
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Went to the #RVABookLoversFestival today and met some local authors and picked up some cool swag! One of our local indies @FountainBookstore had some cool signed copies out too!

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1. The Others series by Anne Bishop
2. Bare feet all day every day. I resent shoes and socks.
3. Denver?
4. Mushrooms
5. Noooooope

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Sace Oh yeah...mischrooms 🤢 1mo
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Say No to the Duke | Eloisa James
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@EloisaJames does it again! This was more of a slow burn and I really enjoyed the build up. I loved the characters and the ending. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Not great, but readable. Didn‘t make me feel compelled to read any more Maya Banks. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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It is a cruel thing to do to children...

Every line in this book is a beautiful heartache.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree. So heart wrenching. 1mo
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There‘s a fine line between love and hate, as Lucy finds out in this cute romance that kept me up way past my bedtime. I really enjoyed it, but I don‘t think it‘s gonna be super memorable for me, and definitely not worth the lack of sleep this morning. (It‘s so hard for me to put down a romance once it gets going, though!!) 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

Zelma I‘m the same way with romances. They are like a bag of chips or bowl of ice cream; I want to just devour after I start one. 1mo
Owlizabeth @Zelma yes, self-control is not my superpower!! 1mo
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Book is down for now... #warren2020

Chrissyreadit This is a nail biter. It‘s so insane to know the disaster we are currently in. I am #warren2020. 1mo
readordierachel #warren2020 all the way 🙌 1mo
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Good lord is this book beautifully written. Which I expected, but it‘s still stunning. #furbeast agrees.

PatriciaU So, so good! 1mo
bernadette Really looking forward to reading this one. 1mo
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Current #library book sitch. What should I read??? #makemereadit #help

merelybookish Wow! That is a haul! If you like weird, Bunny is a ride! 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Dominicana is a quick, interesting read! 1mo
vivastory Hollow Kingdom, so you can join the chorus of enthusiasm, thereby convincing me to go buy it 😄 1mo
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Soubhiville I want to read so many of these! But Hollow Kingdom is the one I‘ve been most interested in lately. 1mo
readordierachel Tough choice! Dominicana sounds really good. And I'm seconding @merelybookish Bunny was a trip! 1mo
Reggie I dug Bunny so much!!! 1mo
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1. Tagged is all I‘m focusing on rn
2. Tooooo many!!! 17 physical and 8 (3 & an omnibus) digital
3. I‘m a rereader if I‘m slumping. Which I am currently and explains 1 & 2. 😳😣😉

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I‘m with the oldest for a sensory-friendly showing of Tot Story 4. He‘s playing video games and I‘m reading my kindle while we wait for the movie to start. Of course. #readeverywhere #actuallyautistic

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I‘ve been rundown physically and emotionally, so I‘ve crawled into my favorite series for a comfort #reread. Even though I have SEVENTEEN books out from the library (so much anxiety, yet another reason I need some comfort. It‘s a self-perpetuating cycle.). I really love the world of The Others (obvious statement is obvious), this is my third reread this year alone! 😳

Nessavamusic ❤️🥰❤️This series! 1mo
ravenlee This series is awesome! 1mo
TorieStorieS Anne Bishop is one of my favorites!!! 🤗 1mo
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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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“Serve with a spoon! No need for a finger orgy in the serving dish.”

This cookbook is so much funnier than I was expecting.

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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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Today‘s #libraryhaul was much bigger than expected...oops! #sorrynotsorry

Cathythoughts You did well 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Annl You were lucky to get Water Dancer. I am on the waiting list. 1mo
Owlizabeth @Annl I‘m surprised my hold came in as quickly as it did! 1mo
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Giving this series a try... I‘m in a weird mood and nothing feels right, hoping this does the trick. 🤞🏼

TorieStorieS I have heard good things about this series! 1mo
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OMG an historical lesbian romance novel that didn‘t make me want to bang my head against a wall! Actual characters and feelings! A slow burn that paid off!Sexy sex that was neither too vague nor too graphic! And it‘s not just a quick novella. The author is bi and really delivered for me. I got this free through the Kindle lending library and it‘s on KU too. Yay #queer #romantsy books!!!

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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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#GroupFforFantasy look what came today! I know I‘m crazy early and not supposed to start until 11/1, but I have a feeling I‘m going to start my reread sooner than that. So excited for my first #lmpbc!! @TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @suvata

Soubhiville I love this book! 1mo
Owlizabeth @Soubhiville me too - I hope my group does too! It makes me nervous sending out a book!! 1mo
TorieStorieS I‘m excited to read it, too!!! 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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So, this is the dumbest premise for a romance, very contrived even after reading the note at the end. That being said, this is a good one. It‘s not a mindless romance - it deals with emotional abuse, the aftermath, PTSD and the problems with the judicial system - all while making me care about a crochet book and gay WWII soldiers. It was a lot, but it worked so well, once it gets going. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 1/2

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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This one was slow to start, but once it started rolling I couldn‘t put it down. There was probably one too many obstacles, I think it could have been edited a bit and had better pacing, but I still found it a fairly good #romantsy pick. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I‘m not entirely sure what I just read, but I want more. This is a library copy, but I‘m going out to buy my own because I have a feeling I‘m going to want to revisit this world over and over. This wasn‘t perfect, but it was funny and clever and something new. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Best email of the day.