[A READER’S LIFE] The Crazy Book-Girl// Things I did as a kid that earned me this title//

Books and Me = inseparable.

For as long as I can remember.

I have loved them, lived in them, sometimes hated them as well BUT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN APART. Even during that phase when I used to despise the very existence of the written word – yeah that did happen to me as a teenager – I still ensured the well-being of all the pretties that adorned my shelf.Β 

And people noticed that. Called me obsessive.

BUT it’s not like I didn’t find leisure in other things as well! I was not the kind whose nose was stuck in a book every hour of every day. I liked being outdoorsplaying badminton/volleyball with my friends after finishing the homework, running, thinking of world-dominion. (AND WE CAME UP WITH SOME PRETTY CRAZY IDEAS! xD)

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But reading was still one of my FAVORITE things to do. And as my love for it increased, so did the number of extreme and crazy things I used to andΒ I am here to share them with you. ARE YOU READY???!! πŸ˜‰

(PLEEEEAAAAAASE DONT BE TOO SHOCKED!!!)

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I BEAT UP A GUY ONCE

BECAUSE….

he took one of my books out of my bag during lunchtime when I was out with my friends. IT WAS A JOKE, he said! A JOKE? What about the fucking heart-attack I suffered from when I thought it was lost? Add to it the fact that it was the illustrated collection of fairy tales that mumma had gotten for me as a present!

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I was fuming. THIS TIME HE WENT TOO FAR! So I punched him in the eye REAL HARD and took my book back. Sure, it got me a strict tete-a-tete with the principal, my parents were called, I was scolded A LOTBUT IT WAS ALLLLL WORTH IT!

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THE DINOSAUR BOOK

There were some books in our library that kids below a certain age weren’t allowed to read. And the ENORMOUS and ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS book about Dinosaurs and how they became extinct belonged to this category.Β  I saw a guy reading it in the library once and the next time it was our class’ turn, I asked our librarian for it. But upon hearing my request, she made the ugliest face imaginable and said,

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BUT I WAS DETERMINED TO HOLD THAT BEAUTY IN MY HAND NO MATTER WHAT!

So, I called my grandpa and told him all about it. As a kid, he was the one I went to with all my school-related trifles and this incident was no different.

The next day during our English period, I was summoned to the principal office and there he was, my grandpa, talking to her and I KNEW THAT MY DREAM OF READING THAT BOOK WAS GOING TO BE A REALITY REAL SOON because right then and there theΒ principal wrote a note granting me permission to read whatever I book I desired.

 FORM THAT DAY ON, SCHOOL WAS A B0OK HEAVEN FOR ME! ❀

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MY BOOKISH NEEDS ARE ABOVE YOUR CHILDREN’S

My aunt used to have this little copy of Captains Courageous that I was drawn to. It was a very beautiful – faded and soo fucking cute! The very moment I saw it in her house, I knew I had to have it. So, I, doing my best puppy-dog eyes, convinced her to give it to me. I WAS SO THRILLED BY THE FACT THAT IT BELONGED TO ME NOW!Β Β 

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Fast forward to two years later.Β 

One of my cousins, my aunt’s daughters, asked for her mother’s copy of Captains Courageous.Β I led her into my room where it was proudly sitting on my night-stand. Upon seeing it, she asked me if she could have the book back now that I had already read it. I refused andΒ offered to buy her a new copy but she wanted her mothers’ which was OUT OF THE QUESTION, as far as I was concerned. She cried about it but I DIDN’T BUDGE.

Listen, THAT BOOK BELONGED TO ME NOW.Β THOSE PAGES HELD THE MEMORIES OF ALL THE TIMES I HAD READ AND RE-READ IT AND THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GONNA GIVE IT UP.

(YEP! Now that I think about it, the title was well-earned. πŸ˜‰ )

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(I still do this.)

Bent corners add to the beauty of used books but they are a blot to the beauty of the new ones. There is nothing I hate more than seeing the perfection of a new book being compromised and my little self used to feet just as keenly about this.

And to tackle this problem of ruined edges, I started taping the edges of all of my paperbacks AS SOON AS I BOUGHT THEM! Sure, it took a bit of time but IT RENDERED THE COVER INDESTRUCTIBLE (at least from rough-handling)!!

 

LOOK AT THEM!

These editions are 10 years old,Β have been read MANY MANY TIMES and they are still in impressive condition, aren’t they??!!

YEAH, THAT’S THE MAGIC OF TAPING THE FUCKING EDGES! ❀ ❀

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I know. I know.

You must be judging me for some of these. xD BUT WHAT CAN I SAY!???! That’s how I used to roll! And although I don’t make little girls cry anymore, I am not completely unwilling to throw the occasional punch should any threat may befall my precious paperback companions. πŸ˜‰

BUT ENOUGH ABOUT MEEE!! I WANNA KNOW ABOUT YOUR CRAZY EXPERIENCES TOOOOO!!!
So, let’s talk. ❀

50 thoughts on “[A READER’S LIFE] The Crazy Book-Girl// Things I did as a kid that earned me this title//

  1. :’) :’) OMG YOU Punched HIM THATS HILARIOUS!! – TBF he shouldn’t have touched your book sooo his own fault!

    I HATED that schools did not allow you to read certain books because of your age- that use to stress me out so much, until I befriended the librarian and she let me read whatever I wanted because she knew I was capable. ❀ ❀

    These are absolute gold :') πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ Great post- very amusing!!

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    1. I KNOWWW RIGHTTT??!???? 🀣🀣 I mean, what the fuck you were expecting? A peck on the cheek? A FUCKING HUG? 🀣🀣

      IT WAS REALLYY SOOO FRUSTRATINGGG!! UGHHH!! But my grandpa always came through for such issues! 🀣🀣 He would complaint to the principal until she yielded ! 🀣🀣
      AND YAYYYYY FOR YOUUU!! I wish I had such friendly librarians! Mine was like a grizzly bear 🐻 🀣🀣

      AWWWWW!! THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH, Kb! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•πŸ’•

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚True true he bought it upon himself – your posts never fail to make me smile πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        AWHHH friendly librarians are the best! Its a shame yours wasnt but at least your grandpa was helpful! πŸ’œπŸ’œ

        You’re welcome- THIS POST DEFINITELY MADE ME SMILEπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œπŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

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      1. Hahhaa!! Awwww!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH, Saania! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€£πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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    1. I AM JUST SOO GLAD YOU LIKED THIS ONE, Lisa! 😍😍❀️❀️❀️😊😊😊 THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCHHH!! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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  2. O.O You should change your profile pic to a green flamingo ’cause you got some serious HULK SMASH vibes on this post.

    I remember one time the school librarian refused to allow me to check out a really nice illustrated hardcover because it was “too advanced”. She then later let another student (who also happened to be the daughter of the County Attorney btw) in my class check it out.

    I am 100% certain she didn’t want to let the poor kids take the book because she thought we were dirty.

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    1. Hahahahha!! 🀣🀣🀣 Now THAT’S an idea! 🀣🀣😍

      OH MAN! THAT IS SICK!! 😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑 I hate it when that happens! THATS JUST….ugh! Because my librarian was a prejudiced fuck llama as well! 😑😑😑 AND I HATED HER FOR THAT! 😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑 I STILLL DOOOOO!! I am just glad that during the later years, she got replaced and the new one was AWESOMEEE!! We befriended him and HE WOULD ALLOW US TO CHECK OUT ANY BOOK WE WANTED! No restrictions, no questions asked! THATS HOW IT SHOULD BE ANYWAY! ❀️❀️

      I just hope you got your revenge against her Rook because I CERTAINLY would have! This one time I tore the attendance registers of my class teacher and blamed the VERY guy mentioned in the story above (but a few years later the book incident) 🀣🀣 I am not saying it’s something I am proud of but yeah, I am proud of it!🀣🀣🀣🀣

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  3. You punched him….. I die πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ also I love that tip about taping the edges of books!!!!! THAT IS GENIUS!!!!!!!!
    I don’t think I was ever stopped from reading a book I wanted to because of my age in the library. That would have upset me deeply if I had been! I love this post my fabulous friend <333333

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 I am glad my bravery impresses! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£β€οΈβ€οΈ

      YOU GOTTA START DOING THAT EMER! it is sooo helpful! You just do it and you’ll know what I am talking about! JUST DOOOO ITTTTTT!! 🀣🀣❀️❀️❀️

      I KNOW RIGHTT?!? I HATED my librarian for it! But its not like she could stop me from reading it! HUH! I AM INVINCIBLE!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

      AWWWWWW!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCHHHHHHHHHH, hon! 😍😍❀️❀️ Your comments are a jewel to my posts and I AM SERIOUS! πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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    1. HEYYYYYAAAA Nili!! LONG TIMEEEE!! How are youuuuu?!? 😍😍❀️❀️❀️❀️😘😘😘🌟🌟🌟

      AND YAYYY!! ITS SUCH A GOOD TRICK THOUGH, isnt it? πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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    1. Awwwww!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCHHH, Carol! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ€£β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’«πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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  4. I remember my school librarian wouldn’t let me borrow a Point Horror book, as I apparently wasn’t old enough! Yet I could borrow them from the public library, no trouble.
    I love how devoted to books you are πŸ™‚

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    1. Lucky that you got the same book in your public library! The trouble with me was that I wasn’t old enough to be going there, you know. And that Dinosaur book was a special edition! AND I AM TELLING YOU IT WAS SOO FUCKING GORGEOUS! ❀️😍❀️❀️❀️

      Thank you SOOO much, Ford! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’«πŸ’«

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  5. I laughed so much while reading this post! You really made me smile, thanks so much for that, Rain ❀ I can tell that you really love your books and they are very special and precious to you and I LOVE that!

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    1. Hahhahhaha!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Well, I am glad I was able to make you smile! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ AND YOU ARE SOOO SWEEEEETTT! Thank you soo much for this awesome comment, Darina! LOOK NOW YOU MADE ME SMILE!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Šβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ­οΈβ­οΈ
      THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THAT!

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  6. RAIN!!! You really made that kid cry about their mum’s book??? You brute! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I mean, I get that but still!!
    For me, there were never enough of the books I was interested in in the library so I was reading illegal unofficial translations on my computer πŸ˜€ And thus, I’m more into ebooks now!

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    1. Hahahaha!! I totally did!! πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ🀣🀣🀣

      There weren’t that many classics in my library either but PLENTY OF GORGEOUS BOOKS FOR KIDSSS!! ❀️❀️❀️

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  7. This is incredible!!! 😍😍 I loved reading this and hearing about your adventures and YES you have some absolutely golden moments πŸ˜‚
    You were totally justified in punching that guy!! Who steals a book from someone!?!? I support past you!!
    And your grandpa getting your a note so you can get the dinosaur book and any other book is such a wonderful story, I LOVE IT!!! ❀
    Your books do look incredible, taping edges saves books!! I heard it here first!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
    This post was iconic and I loved reading it!!! I’m not sure what the craziest thing I did as a child was for books was haha πŸ˜…

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    1. Awwww!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCHHHH, Sophie! I am glad you enjoyed reading them! 🀣❀️❀️😍😍

      I KNOW RIGHT!!??? Fuck his pranks! MY BOOKS ARE OFF LIMITS! 😑😑😑

      I LOVE IT TOO!! I was SUCH a celebrity for a few days after that, you know! Other kids would look at me with envy during the library period as I sat there, reading gorgeous books with PICTURES IN THEM!! ❀️😍😍😍🀣🀣

      IT IS SOOOO HELPFUL, I AM TELLING YOU, Sophie! YOU GOTTA TRY THAT!

      HAHAH! Thank you SOOO much again, hon! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ

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      1. I did thank you for writing this!!! β€πŸ’›
        Yes definitely, he certainly won’t be touching your books again so justice was served!!!
        Ahh.. That’s amazing, gorgeous book celebrity!! I would have been extremely jealous as well!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        I will haha!! πŸ˜‚
        Of course!!! ❀😊❀

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      2. Hahhaah!! Book celebrity! I LIKE THE SOUND OF THATT!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

        β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ˜”οΈ

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  8. woahhhh I’ve never punched someone but that would be a valid reason for me. Seriously, he deserved it. AND YOUR GRANDPA IS THE BEST. Also, taping the edges is a good idea I need to try that omjg. I think the craziest thing I did that was bookish would be harassing amazon for sending me damaged books. idk. THis was downright HILARIOUS omjg

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 I KNOW RIGHTTTT?!? LIKE HOW DARE YOU TOUCH MY BOOKS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION! THE FUCKING NERVVEEEE!! 😑😑😑

      HE REALLY IS THE BESTTTTT!!!😍😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️

      YOU DEFINITELYY DOOOO! Please try it! It will save your paperbacks!! ❀️❀️😘😘

      OHHHH!! THAT DEFINITELY COUNTSS! And Amazon is SUCH a sleaze sometimes, isnt it?! Ugh!

      Hahhaha🀣🀣🀣🀣 I AM GLAD I COULD MAKE YOU LAUGHHH!! 😍😍❀️❀️😍😘😘😘 THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCHHHHH, Beckk!! 😘😘😘❀️❀️

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  9. I’m still puzzled by that incident about the dinosaurs book: what could have been the reason for the librarian to deny it to you? There should be a law preventing adults from denying books to children, especially when they talk about dinosaurs! Or dragons…. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Oh they used to! I dont know why either but they just reserved some of the more EXPENSIVE books and never let anyone borrow them! IT WAS SOOO IRRITATING! Ugh!!

      THERE SHOULD TOTALLYY BEEE SUCH A LAWW, OH MY GODDD!! 🀣

      YESSSS DRAGONSSSS!! EVERYTHING DRAGONSSS! A dragon could kidnap me right now and I wouldnt utter a single word of defiance! 🀣🀣🀣❀️❀️❀️

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  10. Hahahaahahahaha duuuuude back to back hilarious posts, I’m dying!!! Knocking out the dude to kick things off is genius! He had it coming. I would’ve been annoyed if someone mishandled my favourite books, even if they didn’t know hahaha And that librarian denying you access to a book on dinos???????? Her Thomas the Tank Engine ugly face is gooooold!!!! She deserved a punch in the eye by you too…. Come on. But I love the gesture by your grandpa. That is pure. That is awesome. Love this post, Rain. You go, crazy chick! πŸ˜›

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    1. 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 I KNOW RIGHT?! What are you doing going through people’s bags anyway?! But I cant say I was surprised to find out it was him! He was always a sneaky little guy!

      YESSS!! I mean!! WHAT THE HELL?!? What other book can be soo well suited for children than dinos?! Ugh! SUCH A HATEFUL WOMAN! We had to put up with her until high school when she was replaced by a much more generous librarian!

      Hahhaa!! Yeahh! As soon as I saw that gif I knew I had to use it! 🀣🀣 I USED TO WATCH THAT SHOW ALL THE TIMEEEE!! Once I even put the music as papa’s ringtone! I was soo obsessed!!! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

      HE IS THE BESTTT! He always used to help me with EVERY LITTLE THING! And still does! 😍😍😍❀️πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ’•

      Hahhaha!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCHH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ, Lashaan! I know how busy you really are, dude – and YOU STILL FIND TIME TO SUPPORT US, YOU ARE AWESOME! 😍🌟🌟πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Thank you sooo muchhhh!! β€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ˜”οΈ

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  11. Taping the spines of new paperbacks was a regular practice at the library where I worked. It increased the longevity of the book so was deemed financially wise.

    By the way… your Grandpa sounds amazing. I wish everyone had a grandfather like him.

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    1. OHHH?!? I gotta start doing that as welll!! 😍😍😍 THATS SUCH A GREAT IDEAAA!!

      I KNOW RIGHT?!? He is THE SWEEETEST! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•πŸ’Žβ˜”οΈ

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  12. I wouldnt feel too bad about the first one tbh. Guys are a total pain when they decide it’s funny to take your things.

    Plus the second one I don’t understand. Why couldn’t you read a dinosaur book? It doesn’t sound like anything that would be inappropriate /:

    I can’t think of any extreme book stories for me. I stayed off the internet and did nothing but read when the final HP came out to avoid spoilers but I think a lot of people would have too.

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    1. YESS!! It is SOO ANNOYING! Like who gave you the permission anyway?! UGH! 😑😑

      See it was one of those glossy, expensive editions you know! And our librarian felt us kids beneath the ability to handle such a gorgeous book carefully! 🀣🀣 But obviously that made me even more determined to hold it! πŸ˜‰πŸ€£

      Ohhh!! Well I read it as a child soo no worries about spoilers at that time! 🀣🀣

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      1. I know!! I’m so glad it’s in the past now.

        I think that’s ridiculous though. Some older students are just as likely to cause damage to a book. It depends on the person. At least you got to read it though.

        I was still in school but I just knew everybody would be talking about it so I had to read it as quickly as possible πŸ˜‚ not that I could have put it down anyway, I had to find out what happened next regardless

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      2. Hahhaa!! That’s understandable! Harry Potter is PURE LOVEEE!! 😭😭😍😍😍 Oh my god I am feeing nostalgic now- may have to re-read the entire series! 🀣🀣

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      3. I couldn’t see a reply option to your most recent response so sorry if this posts in the wrong place but thank you ❀️❀️ Happy reading to you too!

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