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Joined January 2018

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The Expats: A Novel | Chris Pavone
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Mehso-so

I was so torn on this one! It starts out strong, but jumps around quite a bit and I found it difficult to follow at times...I don‘t like when books change to the past or present with each chapter and it takes you a while to figure out which story line it was...overall it kept me engaged and I would like to read the next in the series, but I still have so many questions because the ending was quick and incomplete... ⭐️⭐️1/2

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New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
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Just signed up for this swap and I‘m SUPER excited for it!!! Can‘t wait to be matched. Thanks so much for hosting @MeganAnn and @Chrissyreadit #ReadInTheNewYear

MeganAnn Yay!! Excited to have you and thanks for sharing! 🎉❤️✨📚 19h
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Well, I didn‘t quite make it to 24 hours, but I‘m so happy with how much I got to read this weekend for the #mrbook1inamillion readathon! Since getting our puppies in June and July, I haven‘t had much time to relax and read...I really tried to put a lot of time in this weekend and (with the help of audiobooks) I was able to make quite a dent 📖🐶🐶 @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher #litsypartyofone #24B4Monday

MrBook Very well done!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🔥🔥🔥 5d
Andrew65 That‘s still a great time! 👏👏👏👍 5d
UnidragonFrag Audiobooks definitely help out! Congrats! 🎉 5d
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The Expats: A Novel | Chris Pavone
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Day 3 of the #MrBook1inAmillion - dark chocolate with sea salt, a strawberry refresher from Starbucks (in my yeti) and starting another new read 🥰 @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher #24B4Monday #litsypartyofone

Rachel.Rencher Dark chocolate and sea salt is such a good combo 👌 6d
kstadt929 @Rachel.Rencher One of my favorites 🍫 🥰 6d
MrBook Niiiice! Great book! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
kstadt929 @MrBook I‘m really enjoying it so far! Have you read the second in the series? 6d
MrBook I got halfway through it, and now it‘s boxed. 🙈 6d
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Starting day 2 of #MrBook1InAMillion with 8:06! My brother let me borrow this book from him and I‘m looking forward to reading it, although I expect it will be heartbreaking ❤️ #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher

MrBook Niiiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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My husband was in Amsterdam for work this week and brought back these snacks for me to try! I‘ll be eating these while reading for the #MrBook1InAMillion @MrBook @Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyOfOne

MrBook Oooooh! 😳😋😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 1w
tessavi Tony's is the best! 1w
CoffeeCatsBooks Those look great! 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Getting ready for the #MrBook1inaMillion readathon! This is my reading stack (plus an audiobook not pictured) that I‘ll be starting with! Excited for a book filled weekend ❤️ 📖 @MrBook #LitsyPartyOfOne #24B4Monday

MrBook Great stack!!! Really enjoyed Expats! Met the author too, great guy! 😁 1w
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WOW do I love historical fiction! This book is based on true events of pigeons being used to carry messages/intelligence during WWII. Although the characters and many events in the book are fictional, I am fascinated by stories like this! I love to learn more details about little known historical events and it always piques my interest to learn more! I enjoyed alternating between Susan and Ollie each chapter and really enjoyed the book ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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A Curve in the Road | Julianne MacLean
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#audiodishes I really enjoyed this audiobook!! While it was predictable at times, it kept me guessing at the beginning and I was feeling all the feels. Great pick!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2

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I already purchased 2 of the #botm choices for this month...so this was the best choice left 📖

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Such a cute book I got for my new nephew Peter!!! First book his parents read to him ❤️

Linsy Cute 😍😍😍 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Congrats @MrBook and what a cool idea to celebrate! Count me in ✅ #mrbook1inamillion

MrBook WOOHOO! ☺️🤗🤗🤗🥳 2w
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Snowballs | Lois Ehlert
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Not book related except for the fact that I‘m trying to read in between getting things done and taking my sweet pups outside...It feels more like Christmas than Halloween since we got several inches of snow overnight, but this little lady sure is enjoying her first winter ❄️

wanderinglynn She‘s adorable! ❤️🐶 2w
Meaw_catlady What a beauty! 🖤 2w
Kayla.Adriena Awwwwwwww 2w
JoScho So sweet! 2w
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Seeing Red | Sandra Brown
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure how to rate this one...it started off really strong and I couldn‘t put it down, but somewhere near the middle there were unnecessary parts that made it long, unbelievable parts to the story and too much intimate story lines...I‘m all for love and romance in a book but I don‘t need to read several pages at a time describing what‘s going on! Just get back to the story please!!

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Seeing Red | Sandra Brown
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“...who now lived in Wisconsin or somewhere equally remote” 🤣🤣🤣

I live in Wisconsin 🤣

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A Curve in the Road | Julianne MacLean
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Starting a new audiobook while cooking ham and cheese egg cups 🥚 #audiobaking

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Seeing Red | Sandra Brown
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Next up! My husband picked this one out for me recently from a “former bestsellers” stack when he got me 3 books for a gift ❤️

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Labyrinth | Catherine Coulter
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Mehso-so

Coming in and reading book 23 in the series without touching any of the previous books...Not sure if this had any impact on my review of this book. I felt like the overall story kept me intrigued, but I didn‘t like 1) the book seemed really stretched out and longer than necessary 2) the psychic aspect of some characters was unbelievable 3) not much happened for a 500 page book because of alllll the descriptions. Found myself skimming near the end!

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Untitled | Unknown
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❤️ Wisconsin
🧡 31
💛 Preschool Art Teacher
💚 Married to my best friend (Of course he is also a book lover!)
💙 She/Her
💜 Combo of my first and last name, along with our wedding anniversary 9/29

Great idea @JoScho !

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
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The Grey Sisters | Jo Treggiari
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This LibraryThing Early Reviewers book just arrived!! ☺️ I love book mail ❤️

hes7 I won this one, too! I‘m excited to read it. 1mo
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❤️❤️❤️

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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I think I have shared this before, but it is just so accurate 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Labyrinth | Catherine Coulter
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Next up! Found this one on the lucky day shelf at the library (no holds, no renewals)

LibrarianRyan I love coulter. I am so behind on Savich and Sherlock. (edited) 1mo
Hooked_on_books Oh my goodness, that is the cutest throw ever! 1mo
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The best way to finish a book is cuddled up with this little pup ❤️ I really really enjoyed this historical fiction book! It was written from three different points of view and the chapters rotated between the characters. I could not put it down and was curious to see how and when the stories would intertwine! I definitely need to read more by Pam Jenoff !!

sblbooks Adorable puppy🐕 1mo
kstadt929 @sblbooks Thank you! 1mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m intrigued by this one...who has read it!?!?
Side note: anyone else hate when you take stickers off a new book and it won‘t come off!?!?

Christine I do hate that! But less so since I‘ve used the method of a little bit of olive/vegetable oil on a paper towel, which often gets that sticky stuff right off! Works well unless the cover is too porous. 1mo
kstadt929 @Christine Oh good idea! Does it work on the dust jacket? I can usually scratch most of it off with my nail, but this pesky one is stuck on good!! 1mo
Christine Yes, it works best on dust jackets, really! As long as they are the standard shiny sort of dust jacket paper and not more cloth-like (which can sort of suck up the oil and leave a mark). 1mo
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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Went to Barnes and Noble tonight after dinner with my husband...the mug said we had to so we did “treat yo-shelf” with 5 new reads 🤣

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It‘s here! It‘s here! #botm

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Panpan

I heard good things about this book so I was excited for the humor of it, but I feel like I was way too old to be reading it. Many of the tips were obvious to me or not useful...I‘m in a different stage of life. I found some humor in the beginning, but by the middle and end I found myself skimming. HOWEVER!! I feel this would‘ve been a really useful/interesting/informative/enjoyable book if I had read this around the time I was in college!

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This was my first time ordering through the #botm app! Easy peasy! It was a pretty simple choice for me this month, as I absolutely loved Salt to the Sea so I‘m hoping I can‘t put this one down either! I love Ruta Sepetys‘ ability to shine light on historical events that aren‘t well known ❤️

hermyknee I loved her books Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy! 2mo
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Save Your Breath | Melinda Leigh
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Well today is our 1st wedding anniversary! My husband went to run a few errands so I finished this one on audiobook while cutting up all these apples for homemade applesauce 🍎 🍏 I loved the latest installment of Morgan Dane adventures and hope the series will continue! I enjoy these characters and the stories are easy to listen to while getting things done. Looking forward to trying out this applesauce in a few hours!

wanderinglynn Happy Anniversary! 🎉🎂🥳🥂 2mo
BethM Happy anniversary! On Wisconsin! 2mo
ravenlee Happy anniversary! 2mo
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BlameJennyJane Happy Anniversary! 😊😊 2mo
JenReadsAlot Happy anniversary and Go Badgers!! 2mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2mo
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Congratulations @megnews !! You won the #almosthomegiveaway !! 🎉🎈 Please email me your address to kbrinsko@uwalumni.com so I can mail it out to you!!! ☺️

megnews Wow! I never win anything! I‘m so excited! Sent you an email with my address. Thanks! 2mo
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Had to drive my Mom to a doctor appointment this morning which means READING TIME for me! 📖

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Save Your Breath | Melinda Leigh
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Audiobookin‘

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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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Pickpick

I love the Morgan Dane series and I am so excited that I have 2 of them to catch up on! It was easy to jump into this one and still remember details about the characters - even though it has been a while since I read the first ones. I was able to listen while I did dishes, worked on house projects and unpacked some of the never-ending boxes we seem to have. It kept my attention through it all! Looking forward to number 6!

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Grand Adventures | Alastair Humphreys
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🐉💰🦸🏻‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧜‍♀️⛷🚀🏰🏟✈️🗿🚂🏠

hermyknee I love this! 2mo
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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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Audiobooking while working on house projects...good bye orange bathroom and old tile flooring!!!

AlaMich Oh my goodness. That is quite...orangey. 2mo
kstadt929 @AlaMich Yes!! I can‘t handle it...why would you choose this color?! 2mo
TheLibrarian What an intense color. Sometimes I wonder what people were thinking when choosing paint colors. 2mo
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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No one had entered the giveaway yet! I would love to get this book into the hands of someone that likes Christian fiction and will appreciate the writing style. To enter:

*repost and tag me
*use #almosthomegiveaway
*tell me something you love about your home/hometown/home state

Winner will be chosen on 9/26/19. US Only.

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I‘ve been wanting to read this one since I first heard it was coming out and it has FINALLY gotten to the top of my TBR stack ❤️ Enjoying time relaxing on the deck while I can (before winter hits ❄️)

Catsandbooks Ooo yes! This one sounds so good!! 😄 2mo
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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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I have an ARC copy of the book Almost Home that I won to review. I did not enjoy the story and bailed after reading half of it...I would love to get this book into the hands of someone who would appreciate it! So I am doing a giveaway!
How to enter:
*repost the photo with #almosthomegiveaway
*tag me and tell me something you love about your home/hometown/home state
I will randomly pick a winner in one week on 9/26/19. US only. @LitsyHappenings

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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t often bail on a book (I almost always make myself push through!), but I just couldn‘t get into this book. I received it as an ARC so was looking forward to reading it. I made it about half way through and just wasn‘t invested in any of the characters, I didn‘t enjoy the Christian aspects thrown in, didn‘t like how slow it seemed or appreciate how the dialogue was written. I don‘t have much time to read with 2 pups at home so had to bail!

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Secrets Never Die | Melinda Leigh
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Next up on audiobook!

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NYPD Red 4 | James Patterson, Marshall Karp
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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first 3 in the series, so part of me is glad this is one of the last ones. I love reading books that are in a series, but sometimes you get to a point where there isn‘t as much new stuff happening and the story line becomes stagnant. I did enjoy a wrap up of sorts with the characters though and will be moving on to #5!

Lissie Ohh i hope i enjoy it. I‘m addicted to the first book 😬 2mo
kstadt929 @Lissie I loved the first one! I don‘t know if it was just the fact I am listening to them on audiobook - I just didn‘t get into this one as much, but still love following the characters on their story! 2mo
Lissie Im going to be reading them as physical books. I love the characters so far 2mo
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The Cover Artist | Paul Micou
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🤣🤣🤣

vivastory 😂😂 2mo
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The Swap | Megan Shull
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I feel like I‘ve missed out on a lot of cool swaps lately because I don‘t see the sign ups posted - I only see posts about it after matches have been sent. Are there any fun swaps going on out there with sign ups still open?? Drop your swap details in the comments 📦 Thanks!!

JoScho @LibrarianRyan has a Halloween swap that is currently open. I think tomorrow is the last day to sign up. 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @rather_be_reading also has a Halloween swap. 2mo
LibrarianRyan She is correct, sign ups end tomorrow. And I believe @TheReadingMermaid is planning one but hasn‘t released it yet. 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid @LibrarianRyan thanks for the shout-out sweetie. But I'm not doing my swap this year. Too many other games and prizes this year 😉 2mo
LibrarianRyan @TheReadingMermaid I thought the graphic said there was a swap. My bad. Sorry. 2mo
LibrarianRyan @TheReadingMermaid yeah, I just checked and the first thing listed on your graphic is a Halloween horror swap. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid @LibrarianRyan yes I decided to do it in my group on Facebook this year and keep it rather small. I will not be doing it on Litsy this year. But me and @Clwojick have lots of other fun things planned for October for everybody 👻🎃👻 2mo
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NYPD Red 4 | James Patterson, Marshall Karp
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Next up on audiobook while I run errands 🚗 🎧

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NYPD Red 3 | James Patterson
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Pickpick

I have been enjoying this series and it is a great way to enjoy as an audiobook! There is enough action to keep you listening and I love the continuation of the characters. Next up will be number 4!

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Almost Home: A Novel | Valerie Fraser Luesse
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I received this as a Library Thing Early Reviewers book....and didn‘t receive it for several months! (I thought it wasn‘t coming) We are finally organizing the rest of our books from the move (in April!) and I came across this one ☝️ Figured I should read it next (with my little pup snuggled up with me of course!)

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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My #botm is here! Also love the bookmark that came this month ❤️ I look forward to reading this one

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🤷🏻‍♀️ 🎺 ❤️ 📚

tjwill Truth. 2mo
TheBee 😂😂😂 2mo
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NYPD Red 3 | James Patterson
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This sweet girl is getting spayed today...the rescue we got her from is covering the cost so I had to drive 45 minutes to get her there and another 45 back home....that means I get 3 hours of audiobook time today just for drive time 🚗 I can‘t wait to go get her and bring her home ❤️

LiteraryinLititz Hope it all goes smoothly! 2mo
JoScho She is adorable 🖤 2mo
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