Stranger Things Book Tag

 

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Hello! Are you obsessed with Stranger Things like I am? Well that’s great because it’s time for an amazing book tag dedicated to our new obsession, Stranger Things! I just finished watching this show recently after I binged it in basically less than 24 hours because it was that addicting! If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to.

This tag was created by A Running Commentary, thank you and Flavia the Bibliophile for tagging me!

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the first book in a series that left you intrigued and slightly confused

startouchedI am choosing The Star-Touched Queen because I remember in the beginning I was so confused! I had no idea what was going on half the time and the world slightly confused me. Even though I ended up really enjoying this book, I was still a little unsure of what exactly was happening while reading. I still wish we were given just a little bit more.

 

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a book with a setting you would never want to live in

Ihungergames am a huge fan of The Hunger Games. It is one of my favorite books ever, but I am sorry but I do not want to live in this whole! Being selected to enter the Hunger Games would definitely frighten me each year. Knowing me, I would last like 2 seconds. So nope. Don’t sign me up!

 

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a book you own that is somewhat damaged, but loved to pieces

I hate to do this, but I am choosing The Hunger Games again because my copy is so worn and torn. There’s a section of pages almost falling out because I’ve read it so many times. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve read it. ❤

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a trilogy you always go to whenever you need a pick-me-up

ACOMAFAfter reading ACOMAF, the Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy is now one of my favorite trilogies ever and I will definitely keep going back just so I can visit my boyfriend Rhys ❤ again and again. Every time I miss him, I go back and read some of my favorite parts that I have tabbed.

You really can’t go wrong with Rhys ❤

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a book with a terrifying beast you wouldn’t want to face in a dark alley

asosI had a hard time choosing an answer for this one. So I decided to go with the Whitewalkers in A Song of Ice and Fire series. Those suckers creep me up and every time they show up, I start stressing out! I mean I could literally pick anyone from this series because everyone is terrifying. Even the humans! Am I right?!

 

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a book with a villain who is both manipulative and dedicated

sebmorJonathon Morgenstern takes the cake for this one! I think he is my favorite villain! He was an even better villain than Valentine, in my opinion. I loved how manipulative he was, the lengths he went to get his twisted goals accomplished.

 

 

 

 

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a book you didn’t expect to love

fallingkingdomsFalling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, for sure. I had so many doubts that I would actually enjoy this series because so many people had mixed feelings. I thought the hype would have lessened by interest, but it was so fantastic! Yes, it feels a bit like Game of Thrones but for YA but that doesn’t take away it’s greatness. There are so many interesting characters and story lines that you can’t help, but get invested. I can’t wait for the next couple of books! I need more Magnus Damora!

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a book with a setting that’s just a little bit strange

theravenkingI have to agree with Nisha’s answer. Henrietta from The Raven Cycle just bleeds “strange” that is so intriguing. Plus, ley lines, psychics, and hello the Raven boys! 

 

 

Now it’s your turn! (if you want)

Olivia – Books & Coffee

Cassidy – The Little Book Cottage

Kat – Life and Other Disasters

xxoo! Thanks for reading! Now go watch stranger things, if you haven’t already! 

 

until next time,
Dee

Pokémon Go Book Tag

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When I saw Aentee at Read at Midnight created the Pokémon Go book tag I just knew I had to do it immediately. I have become obsessed with with this app, like everyone else, and have had so much fun walking around looking for new Pokémon.

So let’s mix some Pokémon with books! Perfect!

I am using Aentee’s graphics because they were just so cute and perfect. Everything belongs to her. And please go check out her post! ❤

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I always mention how Twilight or Nicholas Sparks got me into reading. However, this time I think I am going to mention The Hunger Games. I was so stuck in reading YA Paranormal  books before I read The Hunger Games and then so many doors were opened to me. So THG has a very special spot in my heart because if not for those books.

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I am going to say Harry Potter. I know I didn’t read the whole series until recently but it is such a classic. Everyone loves Harry Potter and it’s everywhere. No matter what I loved Harry Potter and what it represented for my childhood, getting together with all my friends when a new movie was out and such.

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I don’t really have a specific book, but I am starting to lose interest in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. After reading Glass Sword I was just so disappointed that I don’t think I am looking forward to her next books. Plus they are everywhere now and it’s making me lose a little interest because of the hype. I will probably still read book 3 just to satisfy by curiosity.

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I think Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout really reminded me of Twilight at the beginning but I loved it so much. I really enjoyed the whole series and fell so hard in love with Daemon Black. Amirite? ❤ ❤

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Definitely Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Christine (polanbananasbooks) and Kat (katytastic) always talked about how amazing this book was and I really want to try to read it, but good lord is it huge! I am already in the middle of Outlander and ASOIAF and really don’t know if I can start another book that’s just as long. I get too exhausted.

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City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. There are definitely more books that have kept me up but I am choosing this book because I remember I was so scared of its size, but then ended up reading it in one day because I stayed up all night. I couldn’t put it down because I was so anxious and nervous!

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How am I supposed to pick just one? Not possible so here are my top 5. 😉

Feysand (ACOTAR)
Jamie and Claire (Outlander)
William Herondale and Tessa Gray (TID)
Kaz and Inej (SoC)
Khalid and Shazi (TWATD)

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Oh man I have so many books that are filled with action and were such a quick read because they are so engaging and wonderful…Legend by Marie Lu, Morning Star by Pierce Brown (book 3 in Red Rising trilogy), Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes.

But for this question I am choosing A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab. This book is so rich with magic and action and unique characters. If you haven’t read this book, you’re going to want to get to it soon!

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The Shadowhunters Chronicles by Cassandra Clare. I know many people are annoyed that she hasn’t written anything outside of this universe but I will read whatever she decides to release. I admit I would like to see what else she has up her sleeve plus the Shadowhunters chronicles. But I love these characters she creates and I am never bored reading her novels plus novellas. 🙂

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I am going to say the Percy Jackson books. I haven’t read HoO yet, but I am really looking forward to it. When I first started reading Percy Jackson, I was really skeptical because I didn’t know how I was going to relate or be entertained by a 12 year old since I was already older but my god it was wonderful. I love Percy and his voice is just fantastic. I can’t wait to read more Riordan books. It’s been a few years since I’ve read PJO though and I am hating myself that HoO is still unread 😥

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I still have not read The Kiss of Deception and it has become very popular on bookstagram. I feel ashamed that I haven’t read it but at the same time I am scared of the hype. Although I am excited to read it (whenever I get the chance).

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I don’t really have a specific edition that I want, but I do want every single edition of Harry Potter that I can get my hands on. There are so many beautiful editions out there and I want them all!

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The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. I know this book is already out but I haven’t read it yet and it was my most anticipated debut release. I just got it for my birthday!! So I can’t wait to start it 😀

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I have many auto-buy authors! There are:  Colleen Hoover, Marie Lu, Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare,  Leigh Bardugo, and now Victoria Schwab. TAKE MY MONEY!

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The Midnight Star by Marie Lu. I feel like it’s been so long since The Rose Society came out and the wait is going to kill me. I am scared of the ending but I can’t wait to see Adelina and where she goes.

Also, Crooked Kingdom and Empire of Storms. Can we just have these out now please? The uncertainty of what happens next is driving me insane!


Well there you have it! This was so much fun!

Now it’s your turn!

I choose you!

Cassidy

Ari

Kat

and YOU!

aRE YOU PLAYING pOKEMON GO? wHAT TEAM ARE YOU ON??

Until next time xxxxoooo

Dee

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag | 2016

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Wow I cannot believe this year is almost over. Where has time gone? We are already halfway through July! Thank God too because I cannot wait until summer is over!

With that being said, I am going to do the Mid-Year Freak Out tag. I had planned to do this last month but I am feeling a little unmotivated to write posts. I am trying to get back into the swing of things but with this heat it’s very hard.

Oh well. Here I am.

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I did it last year and liked it so I thought I’d do it again!

Best book you’ve read in 2016 so far

ACOMAFI cannot say ACOMAF. I feel like I am still in a hangover over this beautiful book. I have read other books, yes, but I keep thinking about these characters and this story. It was just so wonderful and beautifully written. I loved the character development and twists SJM gave us. I am so excited we are getting more books in this wonderful series. It’s definitely become my favorite! Plus, my fae bae Rhys ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016

agosDefinitely AGOS. I have fallen for this series completely. Head over hills. The magic system, the different Londons, the amazing characters! Everything is so fantastic and just beautiful that I can never seem to want to put my book down whilst reading. If you haven’t started this series, you really need to. It’s so fantastic and the writing and world that Victoria created is breathtaking.

 

New release that you haven’t read yet but want to

startouchedThis was on my list of most anticipated debut novels and I regret that it is still unreadBut my birthday was over the weekend and I got some B&N cash to spend now and this was the first book that I ordered! Once it arrives I am going to devour it!

 

Most anticipated releases for the second half of the year 

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I have many more but these are just some of them. Oh my gosh and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu. I am litterally itching to get my hands on that book!

Biggest disappointment

thecrownThe more I think about this book the more I get upset. While I loved her choice in the end because that was who I was rooting for I am still upset that this book was so short. It felt so underwhelming and I wanted a more of a BANG for a conclusion to one of my most beloved guilty pleasure reads. I really think she should have stopped writing books after The One because that had a great conclusion and this was just meh. Oh well, it was still nice to see America and Maxon together once more 😀

Biggest surprise

frozentidesThis series has quickly become one of my favorites. I chose this as my surprise because I didn’t know how much I was going to like it going into the books when I have seen so many mixed reviews from people I follow on GR. However, from book one, chapter one I was hooked. I marathoned the current four books quickly. I cannot wait for book 5! Let’s not forget about my bby Magnus Damora ❤ I fall more and more in love with him. Can I have Crystal Storm now?

Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

victoriaVictoria Schwab! I follow her on Twitter and I don’t even know why I never read her books until this year but I am so glad I picked up ADSOM because holy guacamole! Those books ❤

I can’t wait to get to This Savage Song because it sounds fantastic and so many people have said nothing but amazing things.

Newest fictional crush 

magnusdamoraazrielI could say Rhysand because my love for him is so strong, but my crush on his isn’t new. I fell in love with him in ACOTAR so! I am choosing Azriel the Shadowsing (ACOMAF) and Magnus Damora.  I just couldn’t choose between the two so both they go. 😉 I almost put the entire inner circle of the Night Court so I guess be thankful that I didn’t turn this whole post into ACOMAF 😉 hehehamil

 

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Newest favorite character

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I am choosing Prince Rhy Maresh because he is such a precious cinnamon roll. And if I mention Rhy I just can’t not mention Alucard. These two will be the death of me.

 

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Also I am going to choose Emma Carstairs because she is such a bad@ss. I fell in love with Lady Midnight and The Dark Artifices. I love Jules and all the Blackthorn kids. Especially Mark. I can’t believe i didn’t mention this book sooner!

If you haven’t read Lady Midnight yet please drop what you’re doing and read it now! It’s glorious. Well only if you’re caught up in the Shadowhunters Chronicles because it’s better experience if you are.

Book that made you cry

asosRed Wedding. I am still not over it.  I hate this book because of it. That is all I am saying.

 

 

Book that made you happy

roseanddaggerI am a puddle of feels just thinking about this book. I am so happy for my ship and everything that happened. I loved this book so much and this is my favorite duology and retelling! Seriously, if you haven’t read this duology yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

 

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far (or received)

hamiltomeHAMILTOME! HAMILTOME! HAMILTOME!

Seriously guys, this book is beautiful. It has one of the best spines I have ever seen! Plus the deckled pages and pages themselves are just gorgeous! Everything about this book is wonderful. I probably could have chosen is as a book that made me cry because I was an emotional mess reading this book. Seeing so much of Lin’s heart going into Hamilton was so inspiring and beautiful. If you’re a fan of Hamilton then you really need this book in your life. Plus all of Lin’s footnotes are just great. I love this man.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year 2016?

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Okay I really need to get my act together and read these. Especially Fangirl. I have had Fangirl on my shelf forever and still haven’t read it. Help convince me to read it right now???? JK I know, I know. I am working on it….


Well there you have it! My Mid-Year Freak Out. See any of your favorites on my list too?

I am not tagging anyone specific but if you want to do this tag, please feel free to do so! It’s fun 🙂

What book is your favorite of 2016 so far?? Send me some recs! xxoo

until next time xxxxooooo

Dee

The Harry Potter Book Tag

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I saved this tag for when I finally read all of the books and now I can finally do it! Yay! No one tagged me, but I am doing it anyway because I can do what I want 😀

THE QUESTIONS

What is your favorite book?

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This is hard because I love so many equally but I think I can going to go with Goblet of Fire. I think the Triwizard Tournament was so exciting and fun to read about. Plus it really took Voldemort’s journey to a whole other level. Also, Cedric Diggory ❤

What is your favorite film? 

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I am going to have to go with Goblet of Fire for this one again. For so long this has been my favorite movie. I loved the tournament, the Winter ball, and just everything.

What is your least favorite book?

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I still really liked this book, but it was just not my favorite.

What is your least favorite film?

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I still like this movie, but I just think it was missing too much. Plus if I am going to let my feelings get in the way, I hate what happens to one of my favorite characters 😥

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Parts of the books/film that made you cry?

I have literally so many moments. I am a baby while reading so I won’t list everything, but here are some of my favorites:

  • Sirius giving Harry permission to go to Hogsmeade on the weekends
  • Sirius’ end.
  • The Order of the Phoenix speaking to the Dursleys and sticking up for Harry
  • “I’m not worried, Harry. I am with you.”
  • Dumbledore
  • Every. Single. Death.
  • and ugh Snape. Even though I don’t love him as much as everyone else seems to. I liked him and he redeemed himself in the end, but not enough for me to forgive him for all the bullying. The end was still pretty heartbreaking.

Who is your favorite character?

SIRIUS BLACK ALWAYS! He was the only family Harry had left and I will never be over this OKAY?!

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Who is your least favorite character?

Petter Pettigrew. What a little twerp. I can’t stand this guy.

What is your least favorite line?

“After all this time?”
“Always.

I am only choosing this because it gets overused.

What would your Patronus be?

Well according to a Buzzfeed quiz, my Patronus is a swan. Like Cho Chang’s.

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If you could have the resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which would you choose?

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The Invisibility Cloak. Because how fun would that be?!

Which house would you be in?

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RAVENCLAW PRIDE! I’ve been sorted on Pottermore 3 times so it’s official. 😉

If you could meet any one ever of the cast, who would it be?

Emma Watson. She is so beautiful and wonderful and now she is my favorite Disney princess ever, Belle.

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If you were on the Quidditch team, which position would you play?

Can I be a mascot? Because I am so not athletic and cannot play sports at all haha.

Were you happy with the ending?

As awful and heartbreaking as it was, yes I am really satisfied with the ending,

How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

It means my entire childhood. Though I didn’t finish reading the books until recently, I remember getting together every year with all my friends to go to the theater to see the movies. It was always memorable and fun. I only regret I didn’t keep up with the books like everyone else.

Now, what house do you belong?

Until next time,
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The Outlander Book Tag!

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🎶SIING ME A SONG OF A LASS THAT IS  GOOOOONE, SAY COULD THAT LASS BE I…..🎶

So it’s no surprise that Outlander is my favorite series of all time and I am obsessed. So when I saw Sasha from abookutopia create this tag I just knew I had to do it as well. Now I am going to try really, really hard not to choose Outlander for every single question because let’s be real, I could…

Let’s do this!

➳ YOU TOUCH SOME STANDING STONES AND GET TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME, WHAT YEAR WOULD YOU HOPE TO LAND IN?

I am going to have to say the Victorian Era. I know many people always pick this era but honestly, it’s so fascinating to me. I am such a sucker for period piece movies and this time period was always my favorite. Besides, hello TID! Where’s my William?

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➳ CLAIRE IS A VERY GOOD NURSE, WHAT TYPE OF SKILL WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE THAT A FICTIONAL CHARACTER EXCELS AT?

Honestly, I am so untalented that it makes me cry that I am so worthless lol so I would take literally anything. However, I think I would like to a hacker? And I mean an awesome hacker like Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds. That woman can do and break into anything! Plus Felicity Smoak is pretty awesome so I wouldn’t mind being like her too! 

➳ JAMIE AND CLAIRE ARE ULTIMATE RELATIONSHIP GOALS, WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL COUPLE?

Okay, Jamie and Claire are my ULTIMATE OTP so I just had to mention them, but I will choose…William Herondale and Tessa Gray. Yep another shocker right? Sorry, not sorry.

But how can I not choose them? I love their connection and their passion for the written word that they share. They are so beautiful and cute and I love to love them!

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➳ THE ENDING OF OUTLANDER WAS SHOCKING, WHAT IS ONE ENDING OF A BOOK YOU READ THAT TOTALLY BLEW YOUR MIND?

Every single Sarah J Maas book! But I am going to go with LADY MIDNIGHT! This book took me completely by surprise. Oh man, my mind still goes fuzzy just thinking about it.

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➳ SCOTLAND HAS LOTS OF CASTLES AND WE SEE QUITE A FEW IN OUTLANDER. WHAT FICTIONAL KINGDOM WOULD YOU WANT AS YOUR OWN?

Limeros from Falling Kingdoms. I am constantly wishing I could be in the frozen palace with my baby Magnus Damora ❤ 😀

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➳ OUTLANDER HAS SOME VERY STEAMY SCENES; WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ROMANCE NOVEL?

Every single Colleen Hoover novel ever. Seriously, this woman knows how to write tragic and beautiful love stories that also have such a greater meaning. I think my favorite is going to have be Ugly Love because Miles and Tate have some very very hot and steamy scenes!

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➳ THE JACOBITE RISING IS A HUGE PLOT POINT IN THE OUTLANDER SERIES; WHAT BOOK HAS YOUR FAVORITE BATTLE IN IT?

I don’t know if this is considered a huge “battle” scene but I really liked the ending to Queen of Shadows with Aelin and Dorian…that is all I will say because of spoilers. But I really loved the visuals of it all. I thought it was a great scene. 🙂

➳ JAMIE AND CLAIRE GET MARRIED VERY UNEXPECTEDLY; WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTER WOULD YOU WANT TO MARRY ON A WHIM?

Okay, I am sorry. I can’t not choose Jamie Fraser for this answer. No way. James Alexander Malcolm Fraser always! He is everything. I will never not choose him okay?
We belong together!

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💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

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➳ SCOTLAND IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE; WHAT IS ONE FICTIONAL WORLD YOU WOULD LOVE TO VISIT?

THE WIZARDING WORLD. I’d feel like a fraud if I didn’t choose this world. I mean come on, IT’S MAGICAL!

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➳ IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE PAST, WOULD YOU?

No, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Plus, I think I would be too afraid to change something that makes the future even worse. I watch The Flash, it never goes well lol

If you want to do this tag then, I TAG YOU!

Until next time,
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