30 day book challenge - day 15.

30 day book challenge - DAY FIFTEEN.

15. A book that you haven’t read, but is on your “will read” list.

Errr, let me go check the giant queue. I have a bad habit of buying books because I know I will want to read them eventually, without regards for the piles of unread material already in my possession.

From where I sit, I can see Paper Towns (John Green), The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), An Abundance of Katherines (also John Green), Ghostwritten (David Mitchell) and a bunch of others :p

But I will get to them! :p

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30 day book challenge - day 13.

30 day book challenge - DAY THIRTEEN.

13. Your favorite book from childhood.

No question about this one: Matilda by Roald Dahl. There was some obvious identification going on. And also I was hoping for superpowers. I still am.

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30 day book challenge - day 11

30 day book challenge - DAY ELEVEN.

11. Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.

Again, nothing against adaptations, but these just totally missed the point:

I’ve already ranted about the upcoming adaptation of Under The Skin, here. I know it’s not out yet, but see post for details of why I doubt it can be saved at this stage. Totally misunderstood several of the key points of the story. 

So that’s one.

Two is this adaptation of Mansfield Park. To my mind, what makes it an awful adaptation is that they completely mistook the main character. Fanny Price is shy, reclusive and just generally subassertive except when she’s VERY sure she has right on her side. In the movie, she’s a wild tomboy type who verbally spars with her uncle about his keeping slaves on a foreign estate. No. Just no.

Three is Tim Burton’s Alice, which just sort of officially ended whatever was left of my fangirl heart. Let’s not dwell on that. It’s just pretty bad. When did he turn into a Quirk Factory?

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30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



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30 day book challenge - day 7.

30 day book challenge - DAY SEVEN.

7. The worst book you’ve read in the last year.

I’ve had pretty good luck in the past year or so, mostly because of good recommendations. However, I went psychotic briefly a while back and bought “I am Number Four” [since adapted to a no doubt equally horrible movie]. I’ve since given it away, but remain mildly traumatized. Story: terrible. Narration: lazy. Cringe-worthy names and “Powers” with latinised names. Horror. Horror. Horror. Though no doubt, not in the way the writer had intended.

Not my cup of tea! ;)

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30 day book challenge - day 5.

30 day book challenge - DAY FIVE.
(I know it’s a day late!)

5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each.

Those would probably be my re-read classics, or some of them. I’d add the complete Shakespeare, because that isn’t cheating.
The reasons are pretty much the same across the board: I know I can re-read these forever.

so:

- Either the complete Austen, or just P&P

- To Kill a Mockingbird

- One Hundred Years of Solitude OR 1Q84

- The complete Shakespeare

- 1984 OR Brave New World, depending.

And if I wanted to be a smart-ass, some kind of “how to survive on a deserted island”. But not Robinson Crusoe.

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30 day book challenge - day 2

30 day book challenge - DAY TWO.

2. Your 5 least favorite books of all time.


This is going to be disappointing, but I don’t have a list of least favorites. There is one book I really hate which I will write about further on in the challenge, but usually when a book disappoints me, I put it down. I don’t pick it up again. I erase the sting of my bad judgement with a book that I actually enjoy.

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30-day book challenge!

I took this from this blog. I wanted to reblog but then for some reason it shortens the post, so, credit here.
  1. Your 10 favorite books of all time. Here.
  2. Your 5 least favorite books of all time. Here.

  3. Your favorite characters and which books they’re from. Here.

  4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from. Here.

  5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each. Here.

  6. The best book you’ve read in the last year. Here.

  7. The worst book you’ve read in the last year. Here.

  8. Your favorite quotes from books. Here.

  9. Your favorite quotes about books. 

  10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

  11. Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.

  12. Your favorite authors.

  13. Your favorite book from childhood

  14. A book you regret not having read sooner

  15. A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list.

  16. A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading,.

  17. A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it?

  18. A book that you think is highly overrated.

  19. A book that you think is woefully underrated

  20. The environment you most enjoy reading in

  21. The most disturbing book you’ve ever read

  22. A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed?

  23. A book you once hated, but now love. What changed?

  24. Your favorite series

  25. The nerdiest book you’ve ever read.

  26. Your favorite type of nonfiction book

  27. Your favorite genre

  28. The first book you can remember reading on your own

  29. An author you wish was more well-known

  30. The book you’re reading right now.

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30 day book challenge - day 14.

30 day book challenge - DAY FOURTEEN.

14. A book you regret not having read sooner.

Most of my re-read classics, really. There could always have been a sooner. They could have been with me for longer. I’m especially sorry about not reading Austen before I got to college.

Actually I’m mostly sorry that I had to learn to read in school instead of on my father’s lap before I could walk, Scout Finch-style. 

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30 day book challenge - day 12.

30 day book challenge - DAY TWELVE. (I’m behind! I know! Exams!)

12. Your favorite authors

Well, these are the ones producing re-read classics at this point:

Austen, Atwood, Asimov, Faber, Huxley, Orwell, Ishiguro, Murakami, Lee, Emily and Charlotte Brönte, John Green, Eugenides, Safran Foer, Herbert (Sr. & Jr.),…

and a bunch more :)

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30 day book challenge - day 10.

30 day book challenge - DAY TEN.

10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

The book is always better, but that said, I really enjoy these adaptations:

- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because they are excellent. Especially the extended.

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, despite some rather large differences. Adheres to the spirit of the original and fantastic acting. Almost perfect Nurse Ratched.

- Fight Club, because just as awesome as the book. In that sort of grungy, oh-god way.

- Controversial opinion: I really love the Keira Knightley adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (gasp! more than the Colin Firth version) because I think it’s perfectly cast and she is such a very good, lively Lizzie.

- Said The Shining first, but just remembered that I watch Girl with a Pearl Earring much more often and do love the way it interpreted the novel. So that. Also Scarlett Johansson :D

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30 day book challenge - day 8.

30 day book challenge - DAY EIGHT.

8. Your favorite quotes from books.

I love this question! I have a ton, really. I regularly put some on the book blog if you’re interested.

Here are some of the absolute best:

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
(Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird)

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
(Atticus Finch, TKAM)

“Lady, you are full of so much bullshit.”
(Mr. Harding, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

“I love my murderer - but yours? how can I?”
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)


"Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you. Oh! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)

"Vanity, not love, has been my folly."
(Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice)

"I stopped you ungraciously, just now, Mr. Knightley, and, I am afraid, gave you pain. But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplation — as a friend, indeed, you may command me. I will hear whatever you like. I will tell you exactly what I think."
(Emma Woodhouse, Emma)

And a bunch more from more other authors and more recent work, but as these are what I’ve been reading lately… :)

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30 day book challenge - day 6.

30 day book challenge - DAY SIX.

6. The best book you’ve read in the last year.

Discounting the re-reads, because I’m assuming you mean “new” books, it’s a toss-up between 1Q84 and Shades of Grey, both of which I like for very different reasons.

1Q84 just blew my mind and is more serious. Shades of Grey (the Jasper Fforde one, not that glorified piece of **** about sex) is more light and enjoyable, but still manages to make several good points. I’ve also re-read it already, so as far as re-read classics go, it was pretty much instant.

I’ll definitely re-read 1Q84 as well, but as it’s quite big, I’m putting it off until I have a few days to myself.

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30 day book challenge - day 4

30 day book challenge - DAY FOUR.

4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from

First off, let me clarify that “hate” is usually too strong a word. In general, I do dislike a lot of characters - mostly because they are weak in a “I am now going to lash out to better people” type of way [see Ruth, William,…]. Weakness always bothers me more than outright evil. Also bad is characters who are destructive AND self-righteous. Killer combo right there.

Characters I’ve felt negatively about include:
- Ruth, Never Let Me Go
- Tom Buchanan, The Great Gatsby [because ARGH YOU AAAARGHH]
- Honestly, most of the people in Wuthering Heights - a book blog post about this is still to follow.
- William Rackham, The Crimson Petal and the White
- Shaddam Corrino, Dune and its preludes [because incompetent AND destructive? GREAT. Just great.]
- several others, but these stand out.

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30-day book challenge - day 1

30-day book challenge: DAY ONE.

1. Your ten favorite books of all time.

See, I hate “favorite book” questions, because they are too difficult, but ten is doable. Ten is an okay number. If you read my blog, and the book blog, regularly, you probably know that I have a number of what I call Re-Read Classics which I pick up about once a year. Here are some of those :)

- Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [and basically all her other novels minus perhaps S&S]

- To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Márquez

- Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

- 1984 - George Orwell

- Good Omens  - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

- Dune - Frank Herbert

- Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami

- Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

-The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

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30 day book challenge - day 15.

30 day book challenge - DAY FIFTEEN.

15. A book that you haven’t read, but is on your “will read” list.

Errr, let me go check the giant queue. I have a bad habit of buying books because I know I will want to read them eventually, without regards for the piles of unread material already in my possession.

From where I sit, I can see Paper Towns (John Green), The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), An Abundance of Katherines (also John Green), Ghostwritten (David Mitchell) and a bunch of others :p

But I will get to them! :p

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30 day book challenge - day 14.

30 day book challenge - DAY FOURTEEN.

14. A book you regret not having read sooner.

Most of my re-read classics, really. There could always have been a sooner. They could have been with me for longer. I’m especially sorry about not reading Austen before I got to college.

Actually I’m mostly sorry that I had to learn to read in school instead of on my father’s lap before I could walk, Scout Finch-style. 

1 year ago
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30 day book challenge - day 13.

30 day book challenge - DAY THIRTEEN.

13. Your favorite book from childhood.

No question about this one: Matilda by Roald Dahl. There was some obvious identification going on. And also I was hoping for superpowers. I still am.

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30 day book challenge - day 12.

30 day book challenge - DAY TWELVE. (I’m behind! I know! Exams!)

12. Your favorite authors

Well, these are the ones producing re-read classics at this point:

Austen, Atwood, Asimov, Faber, Huxley, Orwell, Ishiguro, Murakami, Lee, Emily and Charlotte Brönte, John Green, Eugenides, Safran Foer, Herbert (Sr. & Jr.),…

and a bunch more :)

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30 day book challenge - day 11

30 day book challenge - DAY ELEVEN.

11. Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.

Again, nothing against adaptations, but these just totally missed the point:

I’ve already ranted about the upcoming adaptation of Under The Skin, here. I know it’s not out yet, but see post for details of why I doubt it can be saved at this stage. Totally misunderstood several of the key points of the story. 

So that’s one.

Two is this adaptation of Mansfield Park. To my mind, what makes it an awful adaptation is that they completely mistook the main character. Fanny Price is shy, reclusive and just generally subassertive except when she’s VERY sure she has right on her side. In the movie, she’s a wild tomboy type who verbally spars with her uncle about his keeping slaves on a foreign estate. No. Just no.

Three is Tim Burton’s Alice, which just sort of officially ended whatever was left of my fangirl heart. Let’s not dwell on that. It’s just pretty bad. When did he turn into a Quirk Factory?

1 year ago
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30 day book challenge - day 10.

30 day book challenge - DAY TEN.

10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

The book is always better, but that said, I really enjoy these adaptations:

- The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because they are excellent. Especially the extended.

- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, despite some rather large differences. Adheres to the spirit of the original and fantastic acting. Almost perfect Nurse Ratched.

- Fight Club, because just as awesome as the book. In that sort of grungy, oh-god way.

- Controversial opinion: I really love the Keira Knightley adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (gasp! more than the Colin Firth version) because I think it’s perfectly cast and she is such a very good, lively Lizzie.

- Said The Shining first, but just remembered that I watch Girl with a Pearl Earring much more often and do love the way it interpreted the novel. So that. Also Scarlett Johansson :D

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30 day book challenge - day 9.

30 day book challenge - DAY NINE.

9. Your favorite quotes about books.

Can I just say I’m really enjoying this challenge? First off, the one I’ve already posted in “quotes from books” and that I’m getting tattooed at some point:

"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."

Then there are a couple of excellent Austen quotes, from and about books:

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
(For once, Caroline Bingley has a point even if she’s just pretending. Pride and Prejudice) 

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
(Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey) 

And then the same sentiment returns in a more explicitly sex-oriented way in this John Waters quote:

"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them."



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30 day book challenge - day 8.

30 day book challenge - DAY EIGHT.

8. Your favorite quotes from books.

I love this question! I have a ton, really. I regularly put some on the book blog if you’re interested.

Here are some of the absolute best:

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
(Scout Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird)

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
(Atticus Finch, TKAM)

“Lady, you are full of so much bullshit.”
(Mr. Harding, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)

“I love my murderer - but yours? how can I?”
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)


"Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you. Oh! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
(Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights)

"Vanity, not love, has been my folly."
(Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice)

"I stopped you ungraciously, just now, Mr. Knightley, and, I am afraid, gave you pain. But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplation — as a friend, indeed, you may command me. I will hear whatever you like. I will tell you exactly what I think."
(Emma Woodhouse, Emma)

And a bunch more from more other authors and more recent work, but as these are what I’ve been reading lately… :)

1 year ago
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30 day book challenge - day 7.

30 day book challenge - DAY SEVEN.

7. The worst book you’ve read in the last year.

I’ve had pretty good luck in the past year or so, mostly because of good recommendations. However, I went psychotic briefly a while back and bought “I am Number Four” [since adapted to a no doubt equally horrible movie]. I’ve since given it away, but remain mildly traumatized. Story: terrible. Narration: lazy. Cringe-worthy names and “Powers” with latinised names. Horror. Horror. Horror. Though no doubt, not in the way the writer had intended.

Not my cup of tea! ;)

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30 day book challenge - day 6.

30 day book challenge - DAY SIX.

6. The best book you’ve read in the last year.

Discounting the re-reads, because I’m assuming you mean “new” books, it’s a toss-up between 1Q84 and Shades of Grey, both of which I like for very different reasons.

1Q84 just blew my mind and is more serious. Shades of Grey (the Jasper Fforde one, not that glorified piece of **** about sex) is more light and enjoyable, but still manages to make several good points. I’ve also re-read it already, so as far as re-read classics go, it was pretty much instant.

I’ll definitely re-read 1Q84 as well, but as it’s quite big, I’m putting it off until I have a few days to myself.

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30 day book challenge - day 5.

30 day book challenge - DAY FIVE.
(I know it’s a day late!)

5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each.

Those would probably be my re-read classics, or some of them. I’d add the complete Shakespeare, because that isn’t cheating.
The reasons are pretty much the same across the board: I know I can re-read these forever.

so:

- Either the complete Austen, or just P&P

- To Kill a Mockingbird

- One Hundred Years of Solitude OR 1Q84

- The complete Shakespeare

- 1984 OR Brave New World, depending.

And if I wanted to be a smart-ass, some kind of “how to survive on a deserted island”. But not Robinson Crusoe.

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30 day book challenge - day 4

30 day book challenge - DAY FOUR.

4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from

First off, let me clarify that “hate” is usually too strong a word. In general, I do dislike a lot of characters - mostly because they are weak in a “I am now going to lash out to better people” type of way [see Ruth, William,…]. Weakness always bothers me more than outright evil. Also bad is characters who are destructive AND self-righteous. Killer combo right there.

Characters I’ve felt negatively about include:
- Ruth, Never Let Me Go
- Tom Buchanan, The Great Gatsby [because ARGH YOU AAAARGHH]
- Honestly, most of the people in Wuthering Heights - a book blog post about this is still to follow.
- William Rackham, The Crimson Petal and the White
- Shaddam Corrino, Dune and its preludes [because incompetent AND destructive? GREAT. Just great.]
- several others, but these stand out.

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30 day book challenge - day 2

30 day book challenge - DAY TWO.

2. Your 5 least favorite books of all time.


This is going to be disappointing, but I don’t have a list of least favorites. There is one book I really hate which I will write about further on in the challenge, but usually when a book disappoints me, I put it down. I don’t pick it up again. I erase the sting of my bad judgement with a book that I actually enjoy.

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30-day book challenge - day 1

30-day book challenge: DAY ONE.

1. Your ten favorite books of all time.

See, I hate “favorite book” questions, because they are too difficult, but ten is doable. Ten is an okay number. If you read my blog, and the book blog, regularly, you probably know that I have a number of what I call Re-Read Classics which I pick up about once a year. Here are some of those :)

- Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [and basically all her other novels minus perhaps S&S]

- To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

- One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Márquez

- Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

- 1984 - George Orwell

- Good Omens  - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

- Dune - Frank Herbert

- Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami

- Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

-The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood

1 year ago
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30-day book challenge!
I took this from this blog. I wanted to reblog but then for some reason it shortens the post, so, credit here.
  1. Your 10 favorite books of all time. Here.
  2. Your 5 least favorite books of all time. Here.

  3. Your favorite characters and which books they’re from. Here.

  4. Characters you hate and which books they’re from. Here.

  5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each. Here.

  6. The best book you’ve read in the last year. Here.

  7. The worst book you’ve read in the last year. Here.

  8. Your favorite quotes from books. Here.

  9. Your favorite quotes about books. 

  10. Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.

  11. Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.

  12. Your favorite authors.

  13. Your favorite book from childhood

  14. A book you regret not having read sooner

  15. A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list.

  16. A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading,.

  17. A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it?

  18. A book that you think is highly overrated.

  19. A book that you think is woefully underrated

  20. The environment you most enjoy reading in

  21. The most disturbing book you’ve ever read

  22. A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed?

  23. A book you once hated, but now love. What changed?

  24. Your favorite series

  25. The nerdiest book you’ve ever read.

  26. Your favorite type of nonfiction book

  27. Your favorite genre

  28. The first book you can remember reading on your own

  29. An author you wish was more well-known

  30. The book you’re reading right now.

1 year ago
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