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Joined January 2018

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Ophelia After All | Racquel Marie
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I'm so behind on reviews but here's my next read! Lol somehow it also ended up being about seniors in HS who are weeks away from homecoming...

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Congrats @MatchlessMarie !! 🥳🎉🎉🎉
#yearend100k

My top 3 are:
Our shadows have claws
Caste
At midnight

MatchlessMarie Thanks for playing! 🥳 1mo
coffees @MatchlessMarie congrats on the milestone 🥳🥳 and thanks for the giveaway chance!! 🤓 1mo
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It's almost the end of the year so gotta get through as many books as I can that involve challenges. This is for the "M" slot and so far I'm enjoying it. There's a lot of drama but also many hurt kids that just don't know how to communicate, hopefully they get through it without hurting each other too much #amreading

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Updates @Kenyazero #lgbtqbookbingo

Holiday (🎃): grounded for all eternity

Have to double check for animal friend, i feel like i read a book for that but not entirely sure xD these last slots are tough

Kenyazero You're so close! Excited to see what you fill your last spaces with, especially since they're tough! (For time travel, if you're on Storygraph at all, you can look to see what others have marked) 2mo
coffees @Kenyazero so close!! XD that's true! I always forget, i need to both update my books on there and check out that list, i think there's also bonus prompts on there too, right? I think i saw that the last time I was on there 2mo
Kenyazero @coffees yep, there are some entirely optional bonus prompts I added in June! 2mo
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I'm only at the beginning so there's only so much I can say about it, I mean, it's interesting but it also feels like the author is talking about humans that I am not a part of, I mean, there is still a lot that can be improved on in terms of happiness and wellbeing for people like me. That said, I also understand that he's looking at the big picture, not just for individual groups but humanity as a whole, let's see where it goes

DieAReader 🥳📚🤓 2mo
Andrew65 Sounds intriguing 🎄🎄🎄 2mo
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I had major Coraline vibes from this (tho I've never finished that movie) bc of the replaced parents with strange eyes, lol. That said, I really enjoyed that this had a strong focus on #chronicillness. We get to see many of Lily's fears manifest as well as see her grow and accept her new lifestyle all while not losing hope or self-love. I think this is a great read not just for kids but parents as well #middlegrade #family #fantasy

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Ok, didn't realize this wasn't a strictly #science book so I was slightly blindsided by the #memoir sections. Still, I ended up really enjoying everything, I think the author does a great job of weaving together their #queer and #trans journey through the interesting animals they have studied ⚠️TW for graphic SA and substance abuse #nonfiction

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If it has Alexis Hall on it, I'm going to read it (eventually!) So ofc i was excited when I got this! Tbh it's not as good as some of his other books, but I think that in every book he talks Abt something v important. Here it's #mentalhealth and getting help, and lack of sex in relationships. I really enjoy that this convo came up bc nobody really talks Abt this (and how messy things can get when there's not good communication)

CarolynM Completely agree. He‘s brilliant. 2mo
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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Been on my TBR for forever now and decided to buy during the Libro holiday sale, such a good read esp relating to books. I was iffy about the whole "girlfriend" talk bc it was so random and uncalled for but it's such a norm to see this type of (idk what to call it) heteronormative pushings(?) In Japanese lit. That said, I did like that Natsuki came out of his shell and reforged his relationship w his grandpa #family #fantasy

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In conclusion, everyone should be reading more about #africa because wow, I feel like the anti-africa/black agenda has been very well done. I learned so much about #humanhistory here and the more I learn (via multiple resources), the more I realize that we have been robbed of an important part of our #history by colonizer countries. Engaging and eye opening, esp since idk much #africanhistory

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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Reread this one and it's still just as amazing as before!! I think Tracy does such an amazing job at creating characters that are both flawed and in pain, and loveable. Bree is such an amazing character and her growth is 💯. Likewise, the world and #magic building is so well thought out. EVERYTHING counts for something and I was always engaged. Also, Sel 💕💕 #arthurian #fantasy #family

Liatrek Love Sel ❤️❤️ This book has so many great characters! 2mo
coffees @Liatrek yes!! 2mo
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LOVE THIS COVER!!

NGL, this wasn't what I was hoping. It has a bit of a slow start and conveniently drags in some moments because plot, lol, but I couldn't help but let it grow on me. I think the kids were fun to follow, I'm a sucker for heaven and hell stories, and the #queer vibes were beautiful 😍 I'm glad that Mal finally got all of those troubles off his chest and figured out what he wanted to do #fantasy

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This is a bit of a mixed bag. As an American and a food lover, I did have many intense feels reading this, but stepping back, I think this was a so-so. It didn't really contribute to my nutrition knowledge but it did introduce me/make me connect some dots abt food and japanese culture. It has some recipes, which is nice, but I wish it had been more indepth. It was a lot of surface info #nonfiction

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Katie the Catsitter | Colleen AF Venable
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I kept putting this one off and it ended up being such a fun read! It does have a slow start since Katie is trying her best to raise funds to go to camp but when she finally meets the cats, yeah, all of that was hilarious! I did think the superhero backdrop was entertaining. Idk, it was a fun read but it did lack a bit of oomph compared to other titles, def want to see what B2 will give us

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I had fun with this book but not as much as I thought I would. I really enjoyed the idea of pirate ghosts and Stephen is such a fun kid to follow but I think the actual plot didn't interest me as much as I would have liked. Like, why does this kid have to pick up after adults he doesn't know? That said, I enjoyed the #family growth and just his insistence to stick with what he believes/ being himself! #middlegrade

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Terry's Crew | Terry Crews, Cory Thomas
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It's been a while since i last enjoyed a #graphicnovel this wholeheartedly! It was such a fun read and Terry is such a great kid. A story about sticking to your values. This was part of a blog tour so I do have a "5 reasons to read this book" on the blog #family

https://bookmarksthat.wordpress.com/2022/11/13/blog-tour-terrys-crew-by-terry-cr...

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Nubia: The Awakening | Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes
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Really enjoyed the start to this series, I think the authors do a really good job at creating complex characters and setting up the scene. I'm not usually a fan of #scifi but this was easy to follow, it is a reflection of our own world so that is a bit sad (as in wow i can't believe these injustices are still happening, believable too if you ask me). That said, not a lot happened in terms of plot, but that's not a bad thing, engaging read #fantasy

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I'll add the book later. As a Mxn I have feelings abt the topic and identity of one of the characters. Aside from that, I feel like this was just not for me. I don't mind sexually charged reads but legit, these twos only character traits seemed to be that they were sexy and reckless thrill seekers. Characters came in and out, others disappear even tho they are "imp", and just, everything ends... suddenly? Like, no oomph

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Murder is Easy | Agatha Christie
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Uhhhh, I was not impressed lol. I've been watching a lot of Case Closed recently and idk, maybe my expectations are too high 😂😂 The case starts off interesting but I found myself drifting somewhere in the middle. I wasn't expecting the end but idk if that's a good or bad thing. I felt like there weren't enough clues but I'm also not good at mysteries so maybe I just didn't realize, lol. Ends a bit anticlimactically and the characters are meh

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1619 Project: Born on the Water | Rene Watson, Nikole Hannah-Jones
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I've heard of this book before and oh my, it looks like I have a kids version of it?? It was a good read but also made me feel ashamed for not knowing my own roots (and no, I can't really remedy this like the character in the book). It doesn't contribute to my current knowledge in #africanamerican #history but I think it's mainly bc this is meant as one of those intro books, esp for younger audiences. Also fosters self-love and community 👍

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I totally blanked on Scarathlon, oh well. I read V2 (finally!!) And I'm conflicted. I wasn't a big fan of the narration, it was very hard to tell who was who and for a story that follows multiple characters, has multiple povs, and jumps around the timeline, this made it hard to follow. It was also a generally dense read. That said, some v not great things are happening, esp to Tanya, which we didn't see in the anime #fantasy #historical

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The others were mainly cute, but these were more funny (also cute). They were recs from the librarian and she even read them to me! Made all the voices too!! I checked them out to read again bc I liked them that much #scarathlon2022 #scaracoffee2022 #teamMonsterMash

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Went to the library today and did a bit of reading! They were really cute and apparently the blue and yellow one was originally in German. Some of my students saw me and said hello 😆 #scarathlon2022 #scaracoffee2022 #teamMonsterMash

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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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I figured this would be an easy read bc it's a novella but wow it took me forever to get through. I think I just wasn't feeling it. It read like a self-insert fanfic story and I'm not a huge fan of those. I also felt that the constant analyzing of "how it usually is" broke the flow, making it not as engaging. But I did enjoy the more modern take and my lesbian children made it better in other ways #fantasy #friendship

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Tbh I wasn't feeling this book for most of the read. I think it's told in a very interesting nonlinear way but I often felt like I was missing context...even tho the context was usually filled in soon after. Perhaps it's bc Morbius was kind of a prick at first and the plot moved soooo slowly. I did warm up to him by the end but then there's still the issue that he can revert back to the anger bomb from the start. Ends on a bit of cliffhanger

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I feel lied to, lol. I thought this was a NF book but it's just a novel about very disturbing to-be doctors and nurses. There's a lot of problematic personal drama but also some, imo, disturbing medical decisions, many based on personal annoyances and tiredness. This is written by a doctor but tbh, nothing feels insightful. Glad I'm done with it #fiction

#scarathlon2022 #scaracoffee22 #pointsathon #31by31 #teamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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coffees Death, non con, coercion, incest, alcohol abuse, dependency, harassment, trespassing, death, police brutality, medical malpractice, mental illness, sexual content, sex industry, SARS, cancer, etc 4mo
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Texreader Ugh. Sounds awful. But another letter down! 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🖤👻 4mo
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Cursed | Marissa Meyer
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Wow WOWWWWW i cant believe it's finally over and this book was just as amazing, perhaps even more, than the first book! I am still blown away at the amazing storytelling and the way it's just as ruthless as B1. Part of me is a bit disappointed with the end but also very happy with how it ended. I think I will rant about this on TikTok one day bc I HAVE FEELS #fantasy #magic #fairytale #retelling

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Looking through my Libro library to see what else to read and I spot Morbius for scream! #scarathlon2022 #teamMonsterMash #scarathlondailyprompt #scaracoffee22

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I really enjoyed this one! Also, I think it's cool that my #nonfiction reading is starting to overlap bc I actually had prev knowledge abt a few of the cases he talked about. But also others sort of 🤯 bc they were little things I'd never considered but that were obvious. The book ends with some questions for the future that I thought were v interesting and sort of sound like a scifi novel but that are grounded in our reality #history #science

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Next up on the list of books to read is this one, also my Oct ALCs included Cursed and IM SO EXCITEDDDDDD #scarathlon2022 #teamMonsterMash #pointsathon #scaracoffee22 #bookspin #bookspinbingo

#scarathlondailyprompt for killer

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Princess of Souls | Alexandra Christo
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I'm not entirely a fan of some of the typical #fantasy situations in this book but it worked out really well. I liked the characters and that even our sides didn't feel neglected. I was esp worried I wouldn't like the MC but she grew on me and I really enjoyed the pace she grew at. The romance was cute and though I cringed at what the MC had to do, I also respect she had the courage to do it. Confused about the consistent Rapunzel references

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Princess of Souls | Alexandra Christo
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Next on the list of October books! I also have a blog tour scheduled for this one in a few weeks 👀 And I like the #netgalley reader more than the kindle one for these arcs but that also means i can't mark it like i can in kindle SIGHHHHHH lol #fantasy #witches #scarathlon2022 #teamMonsterMash #scaracoffee22

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So much progress made in this book like woah, my heart was pounding during the raid, which takes up most of this volume, but even after when Jinwoo is back home, there are many things happening that are moving the plot along. Things that are ominous and a few countries making their moves, also THAT CLIFFHANGER. NOOOOO #fantasy #magic

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Oops, am late but here's my #bookspin list! Belatedly decided that maybe I should add titles that also would help me tick off the #autumnAtoZ challenge as well 😅 @TheAromaofBooks @Texreader #scarathlon2022

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
Texreader YES, let's get started with AtoZ! You'll love it! 4mo
coffees @Texreader I've always wanted to finish one of these, lol and since I'm feeling good about my reading this month i thought I'd try again xD 4mo
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I ship it 😏😏😏 #fantasy #sololeveling

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A really nice collection of #poems. I also liked the moments in between when the author talked about the overall theme of the poems or something that inspired them. I didn't realize that was bc this is a collection of her books, it works well. Good if you want some reassuring and powerful words to encourage you #poetry

#scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #autumnAtoZ @Texreader #20in4 @Andrew65 #teamMonsterMash @StayCurious #scaracoffee22 #pointsathon

TheSpineView Fantastic 4mo
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This is happening! A nice way to start off #scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #20in4 #readathon @Andrew65

Nothing really planned, we'll see how it goes xD

☑️ Solo leveling v4
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Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 4mo
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Did I skip 1+2? Yes, LOL. Perhaps it's because most of the action happened at the start, but it almost felt like a big chunk of this book was just political players moving around as they slowly discovered that Jinwoo was a new S- class. There's also some stuff happening with Japan and potentially the US? Meanwhile, Jinwoo is annoyingly oblivious to everything happening behind the scenes. Ends on some dungeon fighting #lightnovel #games #fantasy

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If you don't know much abt the food you eat, where it comes from, the enviro and human costs to make it, and how to be a good shopper (or consumer in gen) then maybe this is the book for you. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It's not a dieting book, which I was afraid it would be. Instead, we get so much useful information, things I sort of knew from previous books and just my mom's knowledge, and more that left me 🤯 #nonfiction

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This was a really interesting read. I did a project on the color orange before so know how muddy color history can be and getting to find out that even one of the most popular colors isn't exempt from this was fun. We got to learn about blue via #science and from multiple perspectives: how it's found in #nature, it's use (or not) in literature, its identification in cultures and language, mutations, its many meanings, etc #colorhistory #history

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💙 🦚 💚 4mo
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I made a #trappedisland tag in my Libro library, which I'm slowly throwing into Goodreads (used to be my BookSpin list) 👀 I'll also be adding more books into it from my tbr 😆 #TeamMonsterMash #tbr #alcs #scarathon2022 @aperfectmjk

Here is the GRs link:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/60865928?shelf=trapped-island

Libro ref link:

https://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm135487

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The Soul of a Woman | Isabel Allende
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This is the 1st time I read a #nonfiction book by this author and it wasn't bad. It's short and sort of like an #autobiography with a focus on #feminism, how she's always been a feminist and the things she's done to prove this. She's a very engaging writer but I rated 3.5 bc I feel she uses very non-inclusive language, which she says is for simplicity's sake but then there're some comments abt certain topics that don't feel genuine or respectful

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Tbh im still planning my #scarathlon2022 tbr but here are some audiobooks I'd like to get through #teammonstermash #scaracoffee22 @StayCurious

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The concept of an audiobook graphic novel is interesting. I can't talk about any of the art but the script/story was very nice. This is my first time reading about Anne and NGL, she was annoying at first and made me go :000 but she also really grew on me. She's a very charming character and brooooo the lesbian vibes, I live for thee!! Tho it looks like that's not where this will go, sadly. I'd love to continue reading her story!

Kenyazero Oh I bet this graphic novel was fun on audio! The art is super pretty if you ever get your hands on it. Also, the sapphic vibes are even stronger in the novels, if you ever pick those up! 4mo
coffees @Kenyazero it was and hehehe now i must read it!! XD 4mo
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All Rise | Nick Offerman
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This was more like "watching" a live performance or listening to a podcast. But I did feel uncomfortable with some of the jokes because I wasn't sure how serious some of what he said was. His jokes seem to be grounded in sarcasm and many made me chuckle but when he was taking a more #political stance like abt race and sexuality, I felt like I couldn't figure out if he was laughing at or with, ya know? Eh, but the concept is very interesting #nf

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I'm not a huge fan of #selfhelp books esp not the ones with some form of profanities on their title, I think they come off as pretentious and idk, "woke" lol but I really enjoyed this one. I think the author is very careful when answering the questions he's asked and is also very honest with his answers, which are obvious but also so helpful. I mean, oftentimes, we don't notice things or we refuse to, Gary doesn't let us get away w that

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I'm not even into #sports (so maybe that's why this was new info for me?) but this was such a good read, the narrator was great and I think it's so cool to see how the NBA has developed and because of a black player. It's very inspiring. At the end, the author does drop many black athlete and community achievements so also very educational in general #nonfiction #blackamerica #history

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I started to read Tales from the Cafe but since it's a different narrator, I kind of got put off? And it's not that they're bad, it's just that is gotten used to the other one 😂 I'll pick it up again soon

marleed I‘m excited for the third installment this November 4mo
coffees @marleed same!! That's why I decided it was finally time to reread and cont reading xD 4mo
marleed @coffees haha. I‘m considering a reread of book2 just to be ready! 4mo
coffees @marleed if it's as good as B1 I'd reread it 😏 no harm when they're so good 4mo
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Ghost Squad | Claribel A. Ortega
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Didn't realize I had another of Claribel's books in my library and decided I had to get through it now, it was such a nice read! I love books about family and friendship and when you add spooky elements like ghosts and witches, it's only better! Loved the use of Spanish, esp at the start where it was heavier

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#teammonstermash #scarathlon2022

It's that time again! Come join Team Monster Mash 🧌 we'll be reading fantasy and supernatural focused books throughout October 😉 or if you like more crime, mystery, and thrillers, there's also Team Slaughter @Clwojick @StayCurious

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrAKF_4P5QR-kJDU9lrhzW7PQata8xPbqkHpE7...

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Clwojick Thanks for the repost! 🦇🖤 4mo
coffees @Clwojick 👍👍👍 4mo
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