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At the library, you see someone using a public computer—and the contents of her screen leave you speechless. Pretending to look at books, you peer over her shoulder and read.
Also, after putting all the author names from the last couple of months into the official Promptly top hat (or, more accurately, the Promptly bowl from my kitchen) and pulling one at random, Julie Jordan* will be laying claim to the latest collection of interoffice swag. (This time around, a hearty stack of books and a couple of magazines; to make up for lost time, we'll be doing another drawing soon, too.)
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