Monday, February 25, 2013

Grounded Book Blast: Giveaway for a $100 Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Apple Gift Card!

Grounded

Grounded

“All my life I’ve worked to be simple, but I can’t pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.”

In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunteers with a retrovirus. The goal? To abate the energy crisis by reprogramming human DNA to power personal electronic devices. The experiment works but with disastrous consequences.

Seventeen years later, Lydia Troyer is far from concerned with the energy crisis. Growing up in the isolated community of Hemlock Hollow, life hasn’t changed much since 1698 when her Amish ancestors came to America. She milks her cow by hand, makes fresh bread every morning, and hopes to be courted by Jeremiah, the boy who’s been her best friend since she could walk.

But when Lydia’s father has a stroke and is taken to the outside world for medical treatment, Lydia and Jeremiah leave Hemlock Hollow. An ordinary light switch thrusts Lydia into a new world where energy is a coveted commodity and her own personal history makes her the most sought-after weapon on the planet.

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Author GP Ching

About Author G.P. Ching

G.P Ching is the author of The Soulkeepers Series, The Grounded Trilogy, and a variety of short fiction. She specializes in cross-genre paranormal stories, loves old cemeteries, and enjoys a good ghost tour. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig. Learn more about G.P. at www.gpching.com and more about The Soulkeepers Series at www.thesoulkeepersseries.com.

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“I am seriously impressed with how the author took the simplistic Amish life and combined it with a futuristic, almost dystopian story line as seamlessly as she did. I highly recommend it.” Crafty Cauldron

“I am also a sucker for Amish stories, and love the idea of the new paranormal/supernatural/dystopian twists using them. This book is electric. You are pulled into Lydia’s story and keep on reading, trying to find out what happens next. I tried to figure out what I would do if I were in her situation. I am impressed by the strength she is able to find within herself.” Andi’s Young Adult blog

“I never know what to think when I start reading a book by a new author. But this one was electrifying!!! This book had me on the edge of my seat all the way to the last page.” Taking Time for Mommy

“It begins with the perfect bang, and lights up your mind in ways you may not have thought. As much as it is dystopian it is speculative, and I am all for challenging the minds of the human race.” Literary Sweet

“The characters were so well written that I felt like I knew them. Lydia stayed true to who she was and her personality even when she had to make decisions that were not at all what an Amish would have ever imagine anyone would have to make.” Delphina Reads too Much


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216 comments:

  1. I've read stories online, but never a published book. I've been drawn to Amish stories lately, though :)

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  2. No I havent read a book with amish characters yet, sounds interesting though and i liked the review above , and I love the premise , sounds cool

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  3. Yes I have read a few books with Amish characters. Probably since we live in PA.

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  4. no I have never read a book with a Amish character before

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  5. Never read a book with Amish characters, but this sounds fascinating.

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  6. No, I haven't.

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  7. No, I haven't but I've always been interested in the Amish people and their way of life.
    Thanks so much.
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  8. I haven't...YET
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  9. No, I haven't read a book with Amish characters before.

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  10. I have never read a book with Amish characters

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  11. I haven't yet, but I do have a few on my nook I haven't gotten a chance to read yet.

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  12. I haven't, though I've heard of a few.

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  13. I haven't, however I would like to.

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  14. No, I haven't read any books with Amish characters

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  15. Yes I have many many years ago...

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  16. I have and it was very interesting.

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  17. I haven't, I have read a book with Quaker characters. Amish characters intrigue me and I would love to read a book with them in it.

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  18. I have never read a book with Amish characters. But i would love to.

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  19. Have you ever read a book with Amish characters before?

    yes,but i cant remember the book

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  20. No, I haven't but I'd like to!

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  21. I haven't but I've wanted to especially because I love literally down the street from some. They are so friendly and wave when we drive by. Their children are adorable, especially the little girls in their black and blue dresses with tiny, little bonnets. I've always been interested in their culture.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  22. No, I have never read a book with Amish characters. This one sounds very interesting!

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  23. I have not read any that I recall.

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  24. No, I have not read a book with Amish characters. I am sure they would be quite interesting. :-) Thank you.

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  25. I have never read a book with Amish in it thanks

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  26. Never read about amish characters

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  27. yes, I've read the At Home in Mitford series.. what a great series of books.

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  28. Yes, I have. My mother actually got me into them.

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  29. No I have unfortunately never read a book with Amish characters in it before but there is a first time for everything.

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  30. No, I have never read a book with Amish characters before. - Judith R.

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  31. I have never read a book with Amish characters.

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  32. Yes, it was a crime book, but I can't recall the title.

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  33. I read something, but a long time ago!

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  34. I have never read a book with Amish characters.

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  35. No, but i would like to.

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  36. I have never read a book like that before

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  37. I haven't read a book with Amish characters

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  38. I have never read a book with Amish characters

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  39. you never now, but not that i remember

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  40. yes i have by laurelene mcdaniel

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  41. no....but I think it would be very interesting.

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  42. I have never read an Amish themed book before.
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  43. I have read a few books with Amish characters and loved them.

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  44. I have never read a book with Amish characters before but I would like to.

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  45. Have never read a book with Amish characters

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  46. I have never read a book with Amish characters

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  47. I have read books with Amish characters.

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  48. not yet
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  49. No, not really.

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  50. nope, i dont think i have.
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  51. No I've never read a book with Amish characters.
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  52. No, I haven't read a book with Amish characters

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  53. I have never read a book with Amish characters.

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  54. No I haven't read a book with Amish characters.

    Allie L.

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  55. I haven't, but the idea sounds intriguing :)

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  56. Nope, I never have.

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  57. I have read a few. My first was Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.

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  58. I think the last time I read about Amish was when I read the Dear America series.

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  59. No but there's always a first!

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  60. Never have, that would be new for me!

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  61. Never read a book with Amish characters, but this sounds interesting :D

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  62. Yes, I have read a book with Amish characters. I can't remember the name of it but it was a murder mystery.

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  63. Yes, I have read books with Amish characters. We have Amish near us and I find their lifestyle very interesting.

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  64. never!
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  65. I've never read a story w/ Amish characters!

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  66. No, I never have. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

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  67. No, I can't say that I've read about with Amish characters in it. Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

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  68. I have read several with Amish characters.
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  69. No, I've not read any books with Amish characters, although it sounds like a very interesting concept.
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  70. Never Amish characters - but I did read a series LOVE COMES SOFTLY, Janette Oake, where the family was just moving west, settlers.
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  71. No but it sounds interesting.

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  72. No, I have read a book with Amish characters. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  73. no I never have

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  74. No I havent read a book with amish characters yet

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  75. No but I would love to

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  76. no never read a book about an amish character but I am interested

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  77. I haven't read a book about the Amish before, thank you:)

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  78. No I havent although I find their way of life interesting

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  79. No, I have never read a book with Amish characters yet

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  80. No, I don't think I have. I would be interested to though.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. No, this would be the first book reading Amish, sounds good!

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  82. I've never read a book with Amish characters. But it would be nice to.

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  83. no i haven't

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  84. No I haven't.

    Kimberley Meier
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  85. Yes, I have read some books about the Amish

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  86. Yes, I read a series about an Amish family and really enjoyed it!!!

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  87. No, I have never read a book with an Amish character.

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  88. no, I haven't a book with Amish characters.

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  89. No, I have not,
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  90. Yes, I have always had a particular interest in Amish-themed books.
    kayla_93@hotmail.ca

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  91. No, I don't think I ever have.

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  92. No, I don't think I ever have.

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  93. I haven't actually, but this sounds very intriguing.

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  94. haven't read a book with Amish characters.

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  95. No I haven't but 'Grounded' sounds interesting so it'll probably me my first! Thank you :-)

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  96. No, I haven't. This sounds like a good but though, so I may :)

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  97. No I haven't but I'm interested by the amish lifestyle so I imagine I would enjoy reading such a book.

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  98. I have not at the point read a book with any Amish characters.

    classy_mommie@yahoo.com

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  99. I have not read an Amish book before but my mom had and has really fallen for certain series of books.

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  100. No, I haven't read a book with Amish characters.

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  101. I've never read a book with Amish characters.

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  102. No I haven't but there is always a first time for everything!
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  103. I've never read a book with amish characters!
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  104. No I have not. I am interested in reading this.

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  105. yes, i have! the amish are so interesting!

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  106. no I have not. email me at redrobin1191 at yahoo dot com if I am the winner.

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  107. Never read a book with amish characters :)

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  108. I do not recall reading a book with Amish characters.

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  109. I haven't read a book with Amish characters yet

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  110. I have not yet read a book with Amish characters.

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  111. No, I've never read a book about Amish characters.

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  112. Yes, actually. I grew up with Beverly Lewis books,
    and most of hers are about the Amish on Lancaster
    County or wherever. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  113. I don't think I have read a book with Amish character. Would be interesting though.

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  114. I think I read a Jodi Picoult one about a pregnant Amish teenager. But it has been a long time ago.

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  115. No I have never read one.


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  116. I have read some ya novels with amish characters (when I was much younger), havent read any recent books with amish characters

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  117. I have never read any book with Amish characters before


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  118. Yes I have read a few books about the Amish people the last one was about a gal that wanted to marry a widower and be a stepmom to his childern wish I could remember the name.

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  119. No I haven't before.
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  120. Yes, I have read several books with Amish characters. I enjoy learning about their culture in the books that I read.

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  121. Yes, I have read a book with Amish characters

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  122. No I haven't
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  123. I have never read a book with Amish characters

    Ted Kooper
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  124. No, I never have but it certainly is a type of living that I am interested in learning more about.

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  125. No I haven't
    julie hawkins
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  126. I have never read a book with Amish characters before.

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  127. No I have not.

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  128. No, I haven't

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  129. No I never have before with Amish characters

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  130. i haven't read any books with Amish characters to be honest. Entered rafflecopter as Ann H:)

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  131. Never read one with Amish characters in it

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  132. No I never have read a book like that but I am very interested in their way of life.

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  133. Yes i have read books with Amish characters.

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  134. I have read one by Jodi Picoult. It was a very good novel.

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  135. I haven't yet but I had read a sample. They seem to consider everyone in the neighborhood as family. A problem of one family seemed to extend to all and everyone helped to fix it. Very interesting. I would love to read more about Amish characters.

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  136. No I have not yet.

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  137. thischickwins said:

    no i havent

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  138. Yes, I have read several books with Amish characters.

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  139. No, but I would not be opposed to reading one!

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  140. No I haven't read a book w/ Amish characters.

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  141. I have not read a book with any Amish characters yet. Thanks

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  142. No, never have read a book with amish charcters.

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  143. Yes- I have read the Bishop's Daughter and a sequel. I do like the Amish people as literary factors. I think their simple life lets us to want to know more!

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  144. I haven't read one, but would like to

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  145. almanyc said:
    no i haven't
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