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because I missed you all SO much! (or, in which I give away SIXTEEN books!)

Monday, October 25, 2010

I'm back from the doctor and sadly, my stupid lungs are still not totally better. Ugh.

UGH! (mostly because I'm tired of being sick and I'm really REALLY tired of taking antibiotics. I swear, I've taken just about everything that's out there, I think. Next thing you know, I'll be eating moldy bread ;-)

Anyway! Because I'm feeling a little blue, I thought--well, you know what I thought! Contest always cheer me up and this one...

Well, it's a big one--FOURTEEN hardcover YA novels (yep, 14!) and TWO of the hottest ARCs out there are up for grabs and for your chance to win all SIXTEEN books, all you have to do is have a US mailing addy and tell me what your go-to-comfort-read is (mine is either Lolita, How To Eat by Nigella Lawson, or Possession by A.S. Byatt)

Comment with your fave comfort read--and leave a way for me to contact you if you win, please!--by this Friday, October 29th at midnight EST and then--well, you know the drill...

Almost forgot! Here's a couple of pics of the SIXTEEN books for you:

Can't wait to know what your fave comfort reads are!


Blogger Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Hmmm...I have a lot of favorite comfort reads, and which one I choose is usually based on my mood at the time...but the one I probably would go with now would be Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series!

Thanks for the giveaway!


October 25, 2010 1:34 PM  
OpenID need-tea said...

My favorite comfort read is probably Harry Potter. One of the books I associate with my childhood!

- Krystle -


October 25, 2010 1:34 PM  
Blogger Connie Onnie said...

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Cheers - Connie


October 25, 2010 1:42 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Awww I hope you feel better soon!

My comfort read is, and always will be, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. I've read it more times than I can count and it still remains my favorite of all time :).



October 25, 2010 1:49 PM  
Blogger Christi said...

This may sound odd, but my comfort reads are anything that I've already read by Stephen King. Re-reading one of his books is like visiting with old friends. Old SCARY friends who will unfortunately meet horrible and untimely demises, but still...

October 25, 2010 2:25 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Comfort reads. Depends on my mood but How to Ruin my Boyfriend's Reputation or How to Ruin my Teenage Summer by Simone Elkeles always makes me smile and relaxes me. Old school, I love to get lost in Pride and Prejudice on really long days. Also love rereading Lauren Barnholdt's Two Way Street. (I am avoiding putting your own books like Bloom, one of my favorites!!, and Stealing Heaven, because if you are wanting comfort books for yourself, you probably aren't comforted by your own words. But those definitely work too!)

October 25, 2010 2:27 PM  
Blogger jpetroroy said...

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

October 25, 2010 2:28 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

DragonFlight by Anne McCaffrey. I also reread sections of All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren. And Outlander by Diana Gabaldan. So pretty eclectic and mood dependent!


October 25, 2010 2:29 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Sorry you're still feeling poorly, hope you're better soon! Watch Nigella it's even better!

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford - I LOVE that book and not sucking up here it's true, Perfect You because I read it four times when I was pregnant and those were happy days :)


October 25, 2010 2:32 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder or the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer (I know, I know lol)


October 25, 2010 2:46 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

Pride and Prejudice <3 when I was about sixteen, it was Eclipse :P but Austen tops Meyer any day...


October 25, 2010 4:27 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

All Charlaine Harris books are comfort reads for me, the Harper Connelly series is my favorite.


October 25, 2010 5:01 PM  
OpenID kathleenliz said...

My comfort read is Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I've read it so many times that I had to buy a new copy two years ago when the pages started falling out of my first copy. Howl's Moving Castle is the perfect comfort read because it's technically a children's book so it's fun and amusing and easy, but has a lot of the complexeties of a YA or even adult read, so it never gets boring.


October 25, 2010 5:25 PM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

My comfort read is most definitely To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, I cannot even count the amount of times that I have read it, it is my favorite book in the entire world.



October 25, 2010 5:30 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

I have two comfort reads and I alternate between them, but I just read a book and I'm pretty that book will become a comfort read for me.

My comforts:
Just Listen- Sarah Dessen
Bloom- by You
Seriously, they are my comfort reads. I read them when I'm sick, when I fight with someone I care about, when I've had an awful day. Both of those books are so worn and loved. I actually have multiple copies of each. The characters always warm my heart though and bring me to a happier place.

And my new one:
Anna and the French Kiss- Stephanie Perkins
I mean WOW<3


October 25, 2010 6:21 PM  
Blogger Shalonda said...

An old favorite that I read to reminisce is Silver by Norma Fox Mazer. A newer comfort read is Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.

shalondasblog (at) hotmail (dot) com

Feel better soon!

October 25, 2010 6:30 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine is at the top of my list.. also, I love to pull out the books I used to read when I was like 13 - Bailey School Kids Club, Dealing with Dragons, just fun, light reads that make me think of summers when all I had was free time. : )
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

October 25, 2010 7:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel Cully said...

One of my favorite comfort reads is The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis from the Chronicles of Narnia. Although recently i have gotten really into the Mortal Instruments series and i could read those all day, over and over again.

-Rachel R

October 25, 2010 7:37 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

My comfort read is the Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty. I absolutely adore Marcus Flutie and I love how funny this series is. I find something new to laugh at each time I read it.


October 25, 2010 7:52 PM  
Blogger pointy star said...

My favorite comfort read has got to be Bloomability by Sharon Creech. Loved it ever since I read it in middle school. The characters are so sweet and real and just awesome...like the characters in your books! :D [lol, I'm not sucking up at all XP]


October 25, 2010 8:08 PM  
Blogger Mismikado said...

Rest up and get feeling better soon! :-/

And I think Miranda is inside my head! My go to feel better reads are also:
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
and one of yours ;) but for me it's actually Perfect You.
And I'm pretty sure Kody Keplinger's DUFF is gonna be added to that list :)


October 25, 2010 8:12 PM  
Blogger Jessica Love said...

My favorite comfort read is This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

foreveryalit at gmail.com

October 25, 2010 8:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

My comfort reads are definitely the Harry Potter books. I have so many great memories about reading them for the first time and the general happy feeling that comes from reading such an epic story.

I hope you feel better soon! And thanks for this giveaway! :)

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

October 25, 2010 8:37 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

A comfort read? I would pick something classic, like Pride & Prejudice. Or one of the Twilight series.

Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway! Hope you feel better soon. If it's any comfort, I've been sick most of October with a chest cold which has now become bronchitis.



October 25, 2010 8:45 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

I hope you feel better. Miss your blogs. I was excited to see a new post today :)

My favorite comfort read is Maria V. Snyder's POISON STUDY. It's the perfect novel. Gets me every time. Romance, action, ah. Love it. And Valek's the perfect fictional husband.

Anyways, for the classics, I like to reach for The Great Gatsby. Heartbreaking, I know, but I love it every time.

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

October 25, 2010 9:03 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Wells said...

It's got to be The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen. There's just something inherently comforting about it! I don't know, but I've read it enough times the spine's started to come off... It may be time to get a new copy.


October 25, 2010 9:13 PM  
Blogger Mariah said...

My comfort read would have to be Beauty by Robin Mckinley! Because it was one of the books that got me back into reading and it combines all of my favorite parts of a book!
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October 25, 2010 9:15 PM  
Blogger Bookworm1858 said...

It's got to be Pride and Prejudice-love story, social commentary, and wit! Nothing better!

October 25, 2010 9:31 PM  
Blogger Briana said...

Hmm.. My comfort read is definitely anything by Meg Cabot. I love every one of her books.

Hope you feel better soon, Elizabeth! :)


October 25, 2010 9:40 PM  
Blogger Cambria Dillon said...

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my go-to comfort read. Time travel? Check. Romance? Check. Hot Scottish man who can throw a lass over his shoulder in .02 seconds? Check.

Hope those antibiotics start working soon!

October 25, 2010 9:52 PM  
Blogger erica and christy said...

I rarely read and never write historical fiction. But Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel is one I always go back to. The best of the series, although I've read them all many times.

Feel better!

October 25, 2010 10:26 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen is my main comfort read. I've read it so many times. I love Dexter and I love Remy and her friends. It just makes me feel happy to read it.
The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti is a close second, although I haven't read it nearly as many times.

Thanks for the contest!

October 25, 2010 11:50 PM  
Blogger Bookworm1858 said...

Forgot my email address: bookworm1858 AT hotmail DOT com

October 26, 2010 1:04 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

I'm glad that you're feeling better! That was very nice of your husband to let us know that you were sick.

Hmm, comfort read? I'd have to say when I'm sick I tend to read:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle

I'm a pretty fast reader so if I'm out a week, I'll have read most of those books! I first read P&P, the Anne books, and a Wrinkle in Time all in 4th grade and for some reason I just keep going back to them for comfort.


October 26, 2010 5:48 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

I have so many beloved reads, but have picked up several *sure thing* comfort reads through my life, and the first is from childhood:
*Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. I used to check it out from the library over and over. I still sing the poems to myself when I'm anxious (which is usually before tests & dr visits lol)
The second comfort read is from my my teen years:
*Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster. I related to Jerusha Abbott a lot when I read it at 12/13 yrs old, and it's a sentimental favorite now.
The most recent of my comfort reads is:
*Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, because whenever I get too jaded about love it makes me a mushy, gushy, believer in love <3 again, especially since it has my name in it,lol
And last but not least, there's a book/story that has always been a favorite for me and my 2 sisters:
*Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Even though we dont get along, this one always unites us, ever since the Emma Thompson movie came out when we were young. We watched it thousands of times and then read the book to each other and dreamed our little girl dreams of our weddings,lol. We still sometimes call each other Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret :")
So maybe it will help comfort you too:)
Hope you feel better soon Elizabeth!

October 26, 2010 6:12 AM  
Blogger katie said...

I have a lot of favorite comfort reads but I think Ella Enchanted or Harry Potter would be at the top of that list.

Thanks for the giveaway!


October 26, 2010 7:39 AM  
Blogger Jacob said...

Like many people, I have a ton of comfort reads--so many I should probably put them all on their own shelf, if they'd fit--but topping the list is definitely Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. It's one of those books I can just read over and over again and never get tired of. Awesome giveaway! (Obviously--all of yours are!)

alaskasbluecitrus12 (at) gmail (dot) com

October 26, 2010 8:09 AM  
Blogger Ari said...

My all time favorite comfort read is I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith, but there are some books I have recently read that are on my "to buy now" list. xD. Like, The Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwansey or as I saw someone else mention the Outlander (I'd take the entire series) great story, and characters.
Hope you feel better soon. I was recently sick (I blame it on the stress of a new school year) and finally I am well.=D I know that in a day or two you'll wake up and feel so refreshed. Thanks for making this giveaway!

October 26, 2010 9:17 AM  
Blogger Vanesa said...

So many choices! For sure "Can you Keep a Secret" by Sophie Kinsella and the Harry Potter books...those were the very first books I read in English, so it always brings good memories

Thank you and get better!


October 26, 2010 10:17 AM  
Blogger Vanesa said...

ooopps! forgot my email!!


October 26, 2010 10:19 AM  
Blogger BlindedbyDoubt said...

Perks of being a Wallflower... in which my favorite line is " I feel infinite" because I can relate to those moment where time just stops

or yanelysmhernandez@gmail.com

October 26, 2010 10:23 AM  
Blogger sunnynikki said...

My comfort reads are all books that have been with me for a long time. Anything by Sarah Dessen, especially if it is summer or I'm longing for summer. Outlander by Diana Gabeldon, I've probably read it over forty times. Also anything by Madeleine L'Engle- now that I've reread her books as an adult they mean so much more!

Glad you are feeling better and I hope the rest of your recovery is swift!


October 26, 2010 10:34 AM  
Blogger Pam Harris said...

My comfort read would be anything by Jodi Picoult--and you, of course. :) Feel better soon!

October 26, 2010 10:51 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

My all time favorite comfort read is Anne of Green Gables. There is something about that book that always makes me feel safe and warm. A couple of others that I turn to are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and lately, Rosemary Clement Moore's Maggie Quinn trilogy.



October 26, 2010 11:00 AM  
Blogger Brenny said...

"Where the Heart is" by Billie Letts, mostly because it is a story of finding home and family.

When I need to clean the 'palatte', which could also be considered type of comfort reading, I go to anything Austen.

Fun giveaway -- it really made me think.


October 26, 2010 12:05 PM  
OpenID notesfromhere said...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. There is nothing more comforting than being wrapped in that magical world. And the last book especially holds a magic all on its own.


October 26, 2010 1:25 PM  
Blogger marxgirl said...

I read through a lot of genres, and have several comfort reads. The one I have at the moment is the David Eddings The Belgariad fantasy series. Never seen an author better at making you care about his characters.



October 26, 2010 2:18 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

Ah, I hope your throat gets better. I'm not feeling too well myself.

I really enjoy the book Going too Far by Jennifer Echols.


October 26, 2010 2:27 PM  
Blogger NiaRaie said...

My favorite comfort read would probably be Someone Like You, by S. Dessen.


October 26, 2010 3:01 PM  
Blogger Renahe said...

It depends on how I'm feeling, but I usually read the Georgia Nicolson series since it makes my laugh and feel better. Plus you don't have to concentrate too hard to read these, which is always a bonus when you're sick. :)Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway. renahe_90(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

October 26, 2010 5:26 PM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

My comfort reads are end up always being a Sarah Dessen book. Her books always have that real life home feeling to them. Kind of like walking into someone's house but yet still feeling at home? Truth About Forever and This Lullaby are the books for me.


October 26, 2010 6:17 PM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

I hope you feel like yourself soon!
I hate school (school? More like purgatory.), but I'd take that any day as opposed to a day off sick in bed.

As for my comfort reads... hmmm...
Any Sarah Dessen book (especially The Truth About Forever and Just Listen)
The Kiki Strike series
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (I can't get enough of Dimitri)
Something Maybe by, um, you (Finn is so cute I can hardly stand it)
The Frog Princess series by ED Baker
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Oh yeah. My friend Emma got this as a joke for me before she moved to Texas, and it reminds me of her. I only read it a couple times, but I was smiling practically the whole time. :)

Thanks, Elizabeth. :)
Love, Hannah

October 26, 2010 8:27 PM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

OHMYGOODNESS, I didn't get a close look at the picture until now, but seriously, OHMYGOODNESS!

October 26, 2010 8:28 PM  
Blogger Michelle Hodkin said...

Mine is also Lolita!

Had to stop by to share. And feel better, please, NOW.


October 26, 2010 8:50 PM  
OpenID floridalyn said...

After being born on Christmas, A Christmas Carol has become my favorite comfort read :)

Hope you feel better!


October 26, 2010 9:15 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

Harry Potter, or perhaps the Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. It really just depends on my mood though.


October 26, 2010 9:15 PM  
Blogger Perla said...

My favorite comfort read is The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I always find myself coming back to the book because the story always draws me back in and gives me a sense of familiarity

October 26, 2010 9:42 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

I usually read my guilty pleasure books, mostly series like Private by Kate Brian, Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard and The It Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar. Very very light read and definitely comfy:)


October 27, 2010 2:51 AM  
Blogger â™¥Iffath said...

My favourite comfort read? Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Actually, forget that, ANYTHING by Sarah Dessen! Or Meg Cabot :D

Thanks for the great giveaway!


October 27, 2010 9:02 AM  
Blogger lostnthestacks said...

One of the most comforting books I have read this year was If I Stay by Gayle Forman. It is so hard to pick just one!!! I also really loved The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.


October 27, 2010 9:03 AM  
OpenID Liza Wiemer said...

Elizabeth, wishing you a full recovery! My favorite comfort read is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte and Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles - two books I love snuggling up with and reading again!

October 27, 2010 9:11 AM  
Blogger Book Crazy Jenn said...

Elizabeth, you in my thoughts!!! I hope you get better soon, soon, soon!

My favorite comfort read is The Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs - I love it for so many reason's but mostly because I found a "home" within the pages...it's masterfully told, with beautiful words and a solid amazing story!

If you ever get the chance I can't recommend it enough!

Thanks for the giveaway!
Jenn@book- Crazy.com

October 27, 2010 9:25 AM  
Blogger Wulfie said...

Wow, sorry about you being sick. Hope you feel better. This has been the year for lung problems for people.

Cool give away. Thanks!

My comfort read, believe it or not, is Salem's Lot by Stephen King. I think I've read that about a million times.

October 27, 2010 9:32 AM  
Blogger DeNiSe said...

Ohhhhhh I have so many books that I read on bad day's I can't pick I really like reading romance so meg cabot 1800 where are you series is my comfort read so much adventure


October 27, 2010 9:56 AM  
Blogger Minas said...

My favorite comfort reads would be: Perfect Chemistry, Harry Potter series, and Truth about Forever.

Feel better and thank you!


October 27, 2010 10:12 AM  
Blogger Liz S said...

Possession is one of my favorites, too. (I wrote my undergrad thesis on it!) But I'd have to go with John Irving's The World According to Garp. I've never reread a book as much as I've reread that. Then again, Irving is one of my favorite all-time authors.

LizSF72 (at) gmail.com

October 27, 2010 10:12 AM  
Blogger Leigh said...

For me it would be a book that I could read over and over (and have many, many times). For me that would be any Harry Potter, and I also LOVE the Anne of Green Gables series, all eight of them are so great. I really love them.

October 27, 2010 10:36 AM  
Blogger SarahChristine said...

aww i hope you feel better soon!

i think my favorite comfort (or several out of many) would have to be the truth about forever by sarah dessen, miracle on 49th street by mike lupica,or amazing grace by megan shull.
i think one thing that makes a book a comfort book is ether is or was a favorite from when i was going through the drama of middle/ high school and when i would escape to books...which i still do sometimes :)

October 27, 2010 10:39 AM  
OpenID adriannerussell said...

Anything by Norma Klein! It totally takes me back to my early teens when I realized that I wanted to be a writer.


October 27, 2010 10:40 AM  
Blogger Melissa Walker said...

So generous! Don't enter me but mine is GONE WITH THE WIND. Epic and satisfying.

October 27, 2010 10:45 AM  
Blogger April said...

What a fabulous contest!

My comfort read(s) would be any of the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. I used to read and re-read those books as I was growing up. I had a soft spot for Ramona - she was always so misunderstood!

librarianapril at gmail dot com

October 27, 2010 5:10 PM  
Blogger sullivan, m, kristen said...

Well, its hard to just pick one book but I'd have to say Sarah Dessen's Just Listen.



October 27, 2010 5:21 PM  
Blogger Alatariel said...

My comfort read is probably The Giver. The first time I ever read it I was in elementary school, and over the years my love for it hasn't diminished in the slightest. There's just something about The Giver that feels like home to me. My copy is so worn that I should really just buy multiple copies so that I never have to worry about the condition it's in.

I hope you feel better soon!!

Sidenote: I just finished The Unwritten Rule a few days ago, and I really loved it. It's . . . very real, and I appreciate that you put it out there! (Not to mention the pining-for-someone feeling hits close to home for me at the moment.)

alatarielsunrise (at) gmail.com

October 27, 2010 7:48 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Sorry you are feeling unwell. I hope you feel better soon!

I have comfort authors, Here are some of the best of their books:

1. Waiting for you, by Susane Colasanti
2. Perfect You, by Elizabeth Scott
3. Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club, by Laurie Notaro
4. Return to Paradise, by Simone Elkeles
5. Just One of the Guys, by Kristan Higgins
6. Me & Mr. Darcy, by Alexandra Potter
7. According to Jane, by Marilyn Brant
8. The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks
9. The Next Big Thing, by Johanna Edwards
10. My Favorite Mistake, by Beth Kendrick

October 27, 2010 8:02 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm sorry i forgot my email address


October 27, 2010 8:04 PM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

It might sound silly, but I love reading the Sweet Valley University books. I only got through a couple of them when they first came out and then I was too old to read them...but now I am trying to read the whole series whenever I need a comfort read!


October 27, 2010 10:06 PM  
Blogger twentyxfragments said...

My favorite comfort read would probably be "Perfect You" (not even sucking up, I LOVE LOVE that book :)), Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (Confession: still working through it, and more than halfway done!), "If I Stay" by Gayle Norman?, and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Anna Brashares' voice is just one that you snuggle up with a coffee/sweet on a cold day. :)


October 27, 2010 10:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I can't narrow it down to just one. I would say Truth about Forever or This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen. I can't go wrong with reading the Outsiders either.

leyser73 (at) yahoo (dot) com

October 27, 2010 11:45 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

My comfort read would have to be: Good Omens by: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet. That book always seems to put me in a good mood. : )


October 28, 2010 2:24 AM  
Blogger Peppermint said...

One of my favorite comfort reads is Caribbean Cruising by Rachel Hawthorne.

Or anything by Lurlene McDaniel such as A Rose For Melinda, they remind me of my childhood :)


October 28, 2010 11:34 AM  
Blogger J.S. Wood said...

This totally depends on mood.

Jeanienne Frost's Cat and Bones series is totally hot and I love to read it for a pick me up.

I also reread Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Kelley Armstrong's Awakening series, plus Kimberly Derting's The Body Finder. There's something about first love.

Thanks for the contest and I hope you feel better fast!!


October 28, 2010 1:04 PM  
Blogger I am lying said...

Will Grayson, Will Grayson!


October 29, 2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Tran said...

My favorite comfort read would have to be Sarah Dessen's novels.


October 29, 2010 6:26 PM  

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