Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday Post #166

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 

This week started off with beautiful weather, 50's and sunny. As the week wore on it cooled off, but it's been a great fall week. Although the last two days have been blustery and cold it's supposed to get nicer again this weekend. The highlight of the week for me was volunteering at a marching band invitational this past weekend- it was a blast! 42 bands from all across the state came to perform and it ran all day- I was pretty tired by the end but it was awesome. Lots of talent. This is the biggest invitational in the state and I would definitely do it again.  

This was a so-so reading week. I did get through Fear The Drowning Deep. My review will be up on Nov. 3rd but I can say read it if you like atmospheric tales and creatures from the sea. I had to order a physical copy of The Wanderers so my review of that is coming but it's a week or two away yet. Otherwise- I'm just reading steadily and trying to watch a little Netflix. I kept getting distracted on the Internet this week *cough Pinterest cough* so that may explain some of the extras below again. 

Also, SciFi Month starts on Nov. 1st and all month there will be a ton of SF related goodness. You can find all the details here and sign up there as well. There's also a Google doc with all the scheduled posts. 

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)Fear the Drowning Deep

Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics Airships    
Tuesday Tagline 
         
Top Ten Halloween Freebie       
How Scary Is Too Scary    
Bookcover Spotlight    

Next Week: 


Cover Characteristics   
Tuesday Tagline   
Top Ten Books If Your Book Club Likes X   
SciFi Month Intro Post      

Bookcover Spotlight  
PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Dead Girls Society

Okay this makes me laugh every time. And it's all Sam at BookMinx's fault- she had Lake Placid on her Top Ten Tuesday post last week, and it reminded me of this scene. She reminded me it was Bette White, I couldn't remember who was, um, feeding the local wildlife. Check it out. 

 

I may need to buy this. Link here

Star wars travel posters:


Star Wars Poster by Drew Roberts -:

87 comments:

  1. I have been toying with The Wanderers. I keep seeing it and also love the cover. Looking forward to your review.

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    1. I hope to finally get that review up soon!

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  2. I snowed twice here last week and the second time about a half to 3/4 of an inch stuck! I am not ready for it to be winter already! It is pretty nice today, but tomorrow it is back to the chill. The marching band invitational sounds like it was a perfect activity for fall. Thanks again for posting all of the wonderful artwork. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Snow? Yikes- way too ealry! You have a great week too! The invitational was a lot of fun, hope to do it again next year.

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  3. Love the old Star Wars posters. I think they had some of these posted at Disneyland when I was there in June. Did you know they are making a Star Wars land at Disney? Have a great week.

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    1. I had heard that. I don't know the details but if I ever went I'd want to check it out definitely. :)

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  4. I wonder if I can find that "Kessel Run Tours" idea on a t-shirt version, because that would be awesome.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I would love to have that on a Tshirt or even a print! Love it.

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  5. It's so funny you shared that Lake Placid clip because this week there was a report that someone saw a crocodile 'take' a cow from the banks of the river. Not many people believed it though.

    PS. I now have Netflix, so let the fun begin!!!

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    1. Wow, really? Interesting. Although hopefully the crocodile wasn't quite as big as the movie one!

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  6. It's been noticeably chillier here too, though not actually cold. Just enough that I haven't had to run my AC except when I'm using the oven.

    The marching band thing sounds like fun!

    I have no idea what Lake Placid is, and after watching that clip I have even less idea, haha. Why is she feeding cows to the crocodile?

    I'm still waiting for that Wanderers review, haha, glad to see it'll finally be coming soon!

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    1. The invitational was great, it was awesome to hear all the bands and just a really good time.

      Lake Placid is basically a crappy movie ha ha about a killer monster croc, and in that scene this lady on the lake is FEEDING it for some reason. I don't recall why. It's campy fun, think Sharknado quality (okay maybe a little better than Sharknado).

      Wanderers? I know right- I'm terrible at getting that going. It will happen though. :):)

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  7. The band event sounds like fun. It's been in the mid to high 80s here. Loving it while it lasts:) I loved that scene. Bette White rocks! The things she said!


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    1. The band event was awesome. Glad you're still getting 80's- those temps ar gone here. And yeah Bette White- loved her in the movie.

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  8. I hadn't thought of that movie, Lake Placid, in ages. Love Betty White...and Bridget Fonda. Haven't seen Bridget in ages!

    Enjoy your week...did you know that the newest book in the Country Club Murders is out? Send in the Clowns.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Lake Placid! Is that a trip or what? and I miss Bridget Fonda- I wonder whatever happened with her. And yes I did hear about Send in the Clowns- can't wait to read it! I see on Katherine's post that she has it. I can't wait to check back with Ellison. :)

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  9. It sounds like you had a fun week! I also had a so so reading week, so hopefully this week will be better. Have a fabulous week! :)

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    1. It wasn't bad! Let's hope reading goes better this week. Enjoy your weekend!!

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  10. Sounds like your week was a busy one! Love those old-style Star Wars posters. :)

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  11. That's a lot of bands competing! Haha - That was funny in Lake Placid. I haven't watched it in many years.

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  12. I always thought you are marching to the beat of your own drum - now you just confirmed it! Glad you enjoyed your week and hope the upcoming week will have more reading. I've never seen Lake Placid, don't know if I want to now! But I love Betty White!!

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  13. Sounds like you've had a good week! Atmospheric & sea inspired sounds good. I also really like the Star Wars posters, they're great!

    Have a great week & happy reading!
    Laura
    http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/sunday-post-30102016.html

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    1. You too Laura! I like those Star Wars as well- I think I want all of them. :)

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  14. Those Star Wars photos look awesome!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Catch you over @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  15. Pinterest is dangerous, dangerous I tell you! :-)

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  16. It has been a lovely Autumn here so far too. Your marching band day sounds fun, and volunteering at an event is a great way to really be part of it. Dead Girls Society has a fun name, I hope you enjoy and I'll keep an eye out for your review. Happy Halloween Greg!

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    1. It was a great event, I loved volunteering for it and hope to again.

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  17. Oh Betty White is so funny!! Love that clip!
    Glad you enjoyed your day volunteering with the band invitational. I was in band in HS and remember going to all those events. I can't imagine the time, effort, and planning that has to go in to something like that!
    Have a great week!

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    1. I know, right? That scene always cracks me up! And yes the invitational was quite the undertaking. I have a lot of respect now for the people who put it together (and the bands and color guard) too.

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  18. Fall is such a beautiful season once the leaves change colors (and before they all fall off!)! I'm glad you're enjoying it, Greg.
    The ski poster is amazing, we have lots of vintage posters at our house, from various Swiss ski resorts :D
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Agreed! And I'll bet the Swiss ski resorts are incredible!

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  19. OMG, Lake Placid. That movie is ridiculous and exactly the sort of cornball movie that I go for. The more unrealistic, the more that I am reminded that there is nothing real about it. Those gators...bahahaha.
    I am glad that you are enjoying some cooler weather, and am also feeling a little jealous. We don't really get much of a change of seasons here, and the temperature hasn't dropped yet.

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    1. I know? I love it and it's perfect for Halloween... just the right amount of camp. :) I am enjoying the change of season but not liking how cold it's going to get.

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  20. You always share so much cool stuff. Lake Placid...I have watched that series so many times...I love it. Bette White is fantastic in it and they cast her in the perfect role. LOL A good laugh with my coffee starts my day in a good way. Happy Halloween. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes

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    1. I love that movie! And Bridget Fonda- where did she go??

      You have a good week!!

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  21. I remember seeing Lake Placid in the movie theater and yes, yes, YES for Betty White!!! That was THE best role for her and I LOL'd!!! She is so freakin' fabulous!!!

    I would have loved to have seen the marching band invitational!! I wonder if Port Huron North was there?? Hmmmm, I'll have to check with my neighbor... Have a great week!!

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    1. I never saw it in the theater- that would have been a blast!

      Port Huron wasn't there, I bet they had one closer to home? This one was mostly west side bands although we had ones from up north too. Petoskey was there!

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  22. Fear the Drowning Deep looks suspenseful!!

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  23. Pinterest is definitely very distracting. Love the Star Wars pics. ;)
    I hope you get more reading time this week. Have a great one! ;)

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    1. Pinterest could devour all my free time if I let it!

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  24. The weather has been amazing. Today might be the best day. Looking forward to the cooler weather.
    Lake Placid might be one of my favorites, my husband and I crack up everytime we watch it. The Sheriff and Hector crack me up.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I'm glad you're having good weather. It got blustery here but that just made it seem more Halloween like if you know what I mean. :) Lake Placid is awesome, I should own that one. :):):)

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  25. Ah, you must have had a blast at the marching band invitational-- great of you to volunteer!

    I see you're into Pinterest (I have a dormant account because I spent way too much time on it in the past) but you never know.
    I love that poster of Yoda awaiting the spaceship landing-- how cool is that!

    Have a great week ahead, Greg, and enjoy Autumn!

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    1. It was fun definitely.

      I just joined Pinterest, I'll have to look for you. I'm just getting started so not a lot of boards yet, but I'm having fun.

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  26. It snowed here the other day, yucky thankfully it didn't stick. Pintrest will do that, it's such a time suck. Once again great posters. Have a great week!!

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    1. Snow? Yikes we're not at that point yet- although I take that back, some areas just north of us did get some snow, and it stuck around. So yeah- may not be far away. :)

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  27. I love Bette Of course I remember the scene, but had to rewatch it! The cooler weather is lovely. We have lost almost all of our fall foliage this week, a sign the cold is coming! Have a wonderful week Greg :)

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    1. I never get tired of that scene!

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  28. The marching band invitational sounds like a lot of fun and you had nice weather to enjoy it. I get stuck on Pinterest too and I love the images you found. I finished listening to Star Wars: Bloodline and it was really good. My review will be up soon and I want to read more Star Wars books. I hope you have a great week Greg!

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    1. It was fun. I loved hearing all the bands, and their shows were amazing. The color guard are all seriously good. Glad you liked Bloodlines, I mostly did too and can't wait to see your review. I haven't seen a lot of reviews.

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  29. I loved being in marching band as a teen (though our marching band never did very well in competition) so the invitational sounds like a fun event to be part of. I've seen some televised competitions with some really amazing talent.

    The weather was cooler here too but yesterday was in the 60s. I was bummed that I was sick and unable to go out and enjoy it. Today we have thunderstorms.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  30. Oh the memories, marching bands and Star Wars posters, both. Nothing like marching down the field on a crisp fall day.

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    1. I was never in marching band but it was amazing to see how good these bands were. And their color guards- together they put on quite the show!

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  31. I love those Star Wars posters! My husband would geek out over those! If only he had a man-cave, I would get him some to hang on the walls.
    Send some of that cold weather this way! I've had the a/c on this week! :)

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  32. Love the star wars stuff! Sorry Pinterest has sucked a lot of time this week.... Or not? ;) I had a chuckle at the - who needs a tauntaun when you have skis.

    I hope you have another great week this week!

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    1. I liked that one too! All those Star Wars images get me- why does Pinterest have to have so much? I'm not complaining though. Glad you liked it. There's so much out there. :)

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  33. Fear The Drowning Deep looks interesting, but the cover is pretty eye catching. Have a good week, Greg!

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    1. I just finished it and my review will be up this week. I've seen mostly favorable reviews for it and while I had some minor issues, I did like it.

      You have a great week too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. We had snow three or four days this week, but thankfully it didn't stick around long. Put snow brushes and ice scrapers in the cars, the patio furniture in the shed... can't ignore the fact the water is almost here any longer. Ugh!

    My brother in PA spends a lot of time volunteering with my nephew's marching band and loves it. They travel to competition all over and I had no idea how much work goes into simply moving the kids and equipment around! They refer to the dads as the "Pit Pops" ;-)

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    1. I know, I think I put it off as long as I can lol. We had some snow a little north of us (my hometown about 2 hours away got a few inches) but luckily we were spared.

      I definitely have a newfound respect for all the effort that goes into the marching bands and the color guards. They practice like crazy and the logistics of everything- it is amazing. I agree completely!

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  35. I'm loving all the Star Wars! I'm super excited about Rogue One - though I'm not excited about how many times they've pushed back Ep. VIII. It better still be arriving in 2017. :o

    Have a lovely week! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I didn't know they pushed Ep VIII back? Yikes- I hope it's still in 2017. I need to see Luke... and Rey too. And Rogue One I am SUPER geeked for!

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  36. When I was at Disney I saw some cool retro merch for Star Wars just like this but I resisted the temptation. Looking forward to see what you have planned for sci-fi month. Have scheduled my first two posts and am feeling smug!!! Have a fab week!

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    1. Oh I bet Disney had TONS of cool stuff. I woulda went nuts. SciFi Month should be awesome, and I do have a few posts ready (or sorta ready- you know me, I wing it) lol. Can't wait to see what you have!

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  37. Those Star Wars posters are great!

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  38. It's been a long time since I saw Lake Placid, but I liked that movie :) Our weather has gone from warm to cold, dropping 30 degrees in a matter of days. It's weird.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  39. Oh, Pinterest really can be distracting! I'm trying to get through some different reads. I feel like my reading time has been limited, or I'm just reading slow, but hopefully things will pick up!

    -Lauren

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  40. Okay so now I am curious about Fear the Drowning Deep so I must remember to come and check out your review. :)

    Stormi

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  41. Sign me up for a Kessel Run Tour please lol

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  42. Pinterest is but one of many wonderful Internet distractions.

    Have a great week!

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  43. That is some absolutely stunning Star Wars art! Oh how I wish I could make things like that...I have stupid hands, lol.
    It was in the 70's and 80's here (in Georgia), but it cools off to the 60's or so at night every night. Supposedly this week is supposed to be in the 90's, so I'm not sure what's going on with out autumn but I'm not complaining at the moment.
    I hope you have a great Halloween and a great week!

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  44. The volunteering at the marching band invitational was a great thing to do. Tired but satisified I bet at the end of the day!

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  45. the illustration are beautiful. I didn't about the dead girl society. happy reading and have a nice week

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  46. The band event sounds great! Lovely illustrations this week. And I mentioned a couple of November events on my blog today but didn't know about SciFi month.

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  47. Dead Girls Society sounds really good! And I don't read a lot of SciFi but it's cool to know it is SciFi month!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

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  48. Fantastic illustrations! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

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  49. So jealous of your cooler temps, Greg!
    And the marching band event sounds like it was so much fun. I don't know what it is about marching bands but they're always so rousing and inspiring to me.
    Ah, another Pinterest junkie... I feel your pain. :)
    Love the Return of the Jedi poster with the Ewok on it. I always loved the Ewoks.

    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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  50. I've never been able to wrap my mind around Pintrest, so that is one less distraction to deal with. It still up the upper 70's here occasionally, but mostly we are lower 70's.

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  51. Oh man, I hope your weather holds out a little longer! It's still in the 80s here! ;) Fear the Drowning Deep looks really interesting but I'm still not sure if I'm going to read it... I love all the Star Wars art! Thanks for sharing :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  52. Sci Fi Month. I bet that will keep you busy!

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  53. The Sci Fi month sounds exciting - I do hope you enjoy it! I hope you have a great week reading wise this week and the weather is kind to you. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :-)
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  54. I remember loving Lake Placid when I watched it years ago - a great blend of humour and horror. And Oliver Platt! ;)

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  55. My reading has been sucky the past weeks - I'm in a HUGE slump due to a book hangover and I can't seem to shake it. Sci-fi month sounds like a blast! Every year I say I'll join up and it never works out. I hope you have fun with it :D Oh and I just adore Betty White ♥ she's hilarious!! Have a great week my friend! xx

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  56. We've had some great fall weather here as well, it's getting a bit cooler now, but still nice. That marching band event sounds like it was fun! I hope you'll have fun with sci-fi month. Thanks for sharing those nice pictures. I hope this week was a good one too!

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