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Kathrin

Kathrin

Joined May 2016

Read! I don't care what you read as long as you read!
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Portrait in Sepia: A Novel by Isabel Allende
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Overstory by Richard Powers
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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I am still enjoying this book!

tpixie I liked this quote also ♥️ 1mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Listening to a book about trees on my walk through the woods today. So far, I am very much enjoying this month's #litsybookclub pick

@SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess @Bookworm83 @tpixie @Daisey @Theresa

tpixie I love the collage! And cute puppy!! Perfect way to listen to this book – out in nature! 🌳🌸🐶🎧📚🌳 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Fun collage!! And I agree, cute puppy! 1mo
Daisey Great collage and a very appropriate setting for appreciating this book. 1mo
Theresa Love the pictures! I was afraid I was not going to like this month‘s pick but I was wrong. I‘m about 10 hours into the audiobook & am so intrigued to see where it goes! 1mo
Kathrin @Theresa Yes, I was worried that I don't like it too, but I am still into it. It really makes me think. 1mo
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This Life Or the Next | Demian Vitanza
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Genrebusting - Magic for Liars 🌟🌟🌟
Muslim MC - This Life or the Next 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Book to Movie - Push 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Comic - Teenage Wasteland 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Gifted - Kirchberg 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Diverse Middle Grade - Hurricane Child 🌟🌟🌟🌟

#booked2019

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Mostly 4 & 5 star reads! That‘s awesome 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 😊 1mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Mehso-so

I actually quite liked the story. It was interesting and innovative and had some nice twist and turns.

The only reason, that it's not a complete pick for me, is that I am tired of the literary figure of the “down on his/her luck“ cop or PI.

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Mehso-so

Not sure why I picked this book up. I think it was on some kind of list.

Anyways, not bad, but I am just not that interested in the daily hardships of affluent people.

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This Life Or the Next | Demian Vitanza
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Reading while on the beach in PR last week. Vacation is unfortunately already over.

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Sweetpea | C.J. Skuse
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Mehso-so

Sooooo.... this wasn't bad, I just found the main character to be inconsistently portrayed for the sake of making the storyline more twisted.

Kind of liked the ending, so still might pick up the next book.

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Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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Bailedbailed

I tried, but 10 hours in I am going to throw the towel.

I thought the storytelling was so discombobulated and the individual stories felt drawn out.

Unfortunately not for me.

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Kirchberg: Roman | Verena Boos
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The story of a little village in southern Germany told through the lives of three family and focused on Johanna the granddaughter of the village teacher and her return after having a stroke.

I liked how the book was written as a series of individual stories and not chronologically.

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Elsa ungeheuer | Astrid Rosenfeld
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Weekend trip to the Bavarian Forest... I am surprised at how little reading I got done during this very relaxed weekend.

#audiobook

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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I am impressed with this Middle Grade novel about a 12 yo girl finding her mother. It‘s packed with cultural impressions, young love and family issues.

#booked2019 #audiobook #readdiverse

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 #MiddleGrade was way better than I expected 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job. I actually like Middle Grade better than YA... 3mo
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Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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This year I seem to be getting to the #worldbookday books much quicker than last year.

Unfortunately, I just don't seem to be liking the Japanese books that are being selected.

The book worked for me when it was looking into the tension between Korean living in Japan and the Japanese. The dialogues sounded wooden to me, the love story was not necessary even though it was supposed to be the central topic.

Kathrin Last year the Japanese book was 4mo
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Jack Delano‘s photograph of migrants on their way from Florida to New Jersey, 1940. PHOTO: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Very comprehensive investigation of the Great Migration of Blacks living in the segregated south between 1935 and 1975. It combines three personal accounts with lots of research data.

Leftcoastzen I‘m reading it now and am blown away by their stories . 4mo
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Delphi Resistance | Rysa Walker
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The picture is from my #audiobook yesterday.

Second book in the series. Solid story, solid storytelling, solid progress of the story and I am looking forward to the third and final installment. No middle book syndrome. 😻 😻 😻

Crazeedi You have delightful scenery!! 4mo
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I am off today and am planning to make a dent in this book.

It is very interesting, but I recently just didn‘t have the headspace to deal with this topic, but I think today will be a good day for it.... also, it‘s due back at the library, so I better get cracking.

Theaelizabet Loved this book! Enjoy! 4mo
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This is such a good series.... So many changes for Constance Kopp in this book and so much historical background.

😍😍😍😍😍

Blaire I keep meaning to try this series. 4mo
Kathrin @Blaire Yessss... I think it would be worth it and there is so much out there. 4mo
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The book is a four generational family drama following an Eastern German family from around the 1930s through 2001, giving a history lesson about the GDR while we are at it.

The whole story is basically a collection of vignettes showing different stories from different view points throughout the times.

The step grandpa's birthday is a central scene in the book that was covered several times from different view points.

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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Interesting family story, following the firstborn son to immigrant parents and how he is navigating the culture differences between his parents and his home country.

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Aller Liebe Anfang: Roman | Judith Hermann
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Mehso-so

This was odd and not in a great way. A woman gets stalked by a neighbor and she basically ignores it until the situation completely escalates.

I thought the dialogue was too simplistic and nobody‘s motives for anything they did were ever explained.

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Aller Liebe Anfang: Roman | Judith Hermann
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Had a nice walk this afternoon even though the book is not super exciting right now.

#audiowalk

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Mehso-so

I thought this was pretty “meh”. Allene‘s life was long on tumultuous, but by itself I just don‘t think it warranted a whole book and the author was filling up the gaps with historical and social-life tangents.

Greetings from my reading spot for the weekend! 😎😎😎

#worldbookday #dogsoflitsy

squirrelbrain I felt the same about this - the historical bits were definitely fillers and very skimmed over. 4mo
Crazeedi I love your comfy porch and furniture!💞 4mo
Kathrin @Crazeedi Thank you! 🙃 4mo
Hooked_on_books What a sweet pup! 🐶💚 4mo
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Push: A Novel | Sapphire
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Wow... just wow. Raw and powerful and heartbreaking. I can‘t believe I am just reading this now.

#booked2019 #booktomovie

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I should probably read this book, too!! But im trying to stay away from sadness for a while 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage What @Cinfhen said ⬆️. Good pick for this prompt! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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This was pretty awesome. For a dystopian novel very short and also not part of a series.

This works if you are looking for a book to complete #RHC translated book by a woman.

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Kiss Me First | Lottie Moggach
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My grand finale for the spring prompts of #booked2019 for the #socialmediafocus

I really really enjoyed this... It was creepy and interesting and odd and the narrator was great!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻♥️♥️📚📚 4mo
mhillis Wow!! Nice choices!! 4mo
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This might be the first #romance novel that I have liked in my life. So much so, that I am considering to read the other books in the series. Gasp!! 😂😂😂

#RHC Task 16: An historical romance by an #AOC

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I am one of those people that only know Union from Bring It!

Wow, she sure has way more on her resume in front and behind the camera.

#booked2019 #drinkcover

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Agreed!! Lots of NEW respect for KIKi 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 5mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Almost finished the book on my #audiowalk with #dogsoflitsy today.

This was a compelling story spanning half the world that thoroughly engaged and entertained me.

Crazeedi Sweet puppy!!🐶❤ 5mo
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Coconut | Kopano Matlwa
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Matlwa‘s debut novel follows two South African teenagers through one day of their lives. One is wealthy, the other one poor, their day intersects in a cafe where one it a patron and the other one the waitress.

I thought that Fiks‘ story (the waitress) was much stronger than Ofilwe (the patron), but overall a strong debut.

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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This was right up my alley. A family drama that managed to be engaging and thought provoking despite it being fairly short.

This my #RHC pick for task 3: A book by a woman and/or #AOC that won a literary award in 2018.

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Panpan

Oh wow, this one was a waste of time. A total filler until the grand finale, which is not published yet... yay! 😬😬😬

jpmcwisemorgan Boo! I haven‘t gotten to this one yet. 5mo
Kathrin @jpmcwisemorgan It covers a couple of previous instances when the gods decended on the earth. It didn't push the present instance forward at all. 5mo
Eyelit This series has kinda been all over the place quality-wise. Sad, cause it started out so strong! 5mo
Kathrin @Eyelit I agree 💯! 5mo
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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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#booked2019 #clifi

Covering roughly the same timeframe as the first book of the series, we are now following Toby and Ren and slowly are discovering overlaps and conbections to the first book.

I need to pick up the last book quickly, because I have forgotten so much of the first book and I am sure I didn't see many of the overlaps.

Cinfhen Please remember to tag us 😊 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I really like the Maddadam Trilogy, especially this one. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m going to read the first one for my #clifi pick. Great job! 5mo
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For me, this is “Fight Song” #poetry

I used this for task 24 of the #RHC (A collection of poetry published since 2014).

I have been listening to short books over the last couple of days, because I should have some library holds come through soon and I don‘t want to break into anything big. 🤓🤓🤓

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The Emissary | Y?ko Tawada
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Mehso-so

The book had some definite highlights and I liked how humor was splashed into a pretty grave situation. But overall it was way to scattered to really work for me.

I read this for task 10 of the #RHC (A translated book written by and/or translated by a woman), but it would also work as #clifi for #booked2019

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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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Written in 2009.

#clifi #booked2019

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This book is not what I expected, but I really appreciate what the author is doing by combing the biography of Mercury and history of HIV/AIDS... I really do believe that it doesn‘t take away the accomplishments of Mercury as a singer, songwriter and performer.

#audiobook #booked2019 #featuresamusician

Centique I would stack this except I already have! I love Freddie so much. What did you think of the movie? I really enjoyed it. 5mo
Kathrin @Centique I am not a movie person, so I haven't seen it yet. 🙄🙄🙄 5mo
Centique @Kathrin oh well maybe avoid it then! I love movies almost as much as I love books 😍 5mo
Kathrin @Centique I am just to impatient for movies... the only time that I watch them is while I am on long plane rides... once I am tired of reading. 🤪 5mo
Cinfhen Great job on another prompt 5mo
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#audiobook #hoopla

I learned a lot reading this book about the half that isn‘t discussed like this in the history books.

Slajaunie Not really. This was true only with the southern plantations. Steel, oil, and industrialization were bigger factors. 5mo
Kathrin @Slajaunie The author makes a good case, that the north was able to build a diversified industry that was fueled my the slave laborers in the south. 5mo
Slajaunie I understand. 5mo
Centique This sounds fascinating. I‘ve heard this said too - and also for wider world economics, where the wealth from sugar plantations ended up for example. Stacking this for sure. 5mo
Kathrin @Centique Yes, its also talked about how England profited off the slave labor. 5mo
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Looking forward to our @litsybookclub discussion tomorrow at 2.30pm EST.

I know everyone loved the book, I think I will be the odd duck out in this one. 🤪🤪🤪

@tpixie @Daisey @Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC @Bookworm83

#audiobook #bookclub #scribd

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MyBookSwapClub Thought provoking and much needed. My daughter has autism and she has none of these symptoms..I prefer people to know it's a spectrum and all children are different 5mo
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Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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It is already mid May and I feel like I am way behind on the Spring reading for #booked2019 ... HELP!!

I already know what I want to read for #cli-fi and #featuresmusician, but I am still completely clueless for #socialmediafocus and #foodbeveragecover. Any input you have is more than welcome!

RealLifeReading And I was considering reading this for social media 5mo
Kathrin @RealLifeReading I have tried to read that one a while ago and bailed on it... But I think the problem was, that I first saw the movie and the book wasn't better. 5mo
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Kathrin @RealLifeReading I keep this one in mind. For July @litsybookclub has Sourdough on the reading list, so technically it wouldn't fit into the Spring reading quarter, but I might pull it ahead and do “double duty“ with it.
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LiteraryinLititz Have you read Sourdough? That was a quirky and fun read. 5mo
Kathrin @LiteraryinLititz No, I have not... but I went make to some notes that I made earlier this year and Sourdough was a contender back then as well. 5mo
Cinfhen Let me look through and see what others read and I‘ll share back with you!! For Food Or Beverage I read this memoir and LOVED it 5mo
Cinfhen I wanted to read this one for SM but I couldn‘t find it overseas 5mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen Oh, that one sounds good. I had this a little on the radar, but didn't connect it for the challenge. 5mo
Kathrin @Cinfhen I havent' heard about the #metoo and Parkland books... Have to look into them. Thanks for the recommendations!! 5mo
Cinfhen I alternated between book and audio for the Gabrielle Union book and both formats were fantastic 5mo
tjwill For social media, I read and liked 5mo
Kathrin @tjwill Thanks for the recommendation!! 5mo
mhillis Last year I read this book with social media 5mo
Kathrin @mhillis Thanks... I will look into this one! 🤓 🤓 🤓 5mo
WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : I read Parkland and didn‘t even consider it for this prompt. If Parkland counts as Social Media Focus, I‘m done with Spring! 5mo
Cinfhen Woohoo @WanderingBookaneer Way to go🙌🏻‼️🎉🎉 I‘m just tagging my cohosts so they now who‘s boss 😘😘 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 5mo
Kathrin @WanderingBookaneer 👏👏👏👏👏 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m currently reading this one for social media focus and like it so far! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage For food / beverage, I‘d suggest also going back to books you‘ve read already this year. I just realized one I wasn‘t going to count for any challenges had some food on the cover. Which is awesome because I‘m super behind on my challenges! 5mo
Kathrin @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I agree... every now and then I find read books that fit challenges. 5mo
Kathrin @4thhouseontheleft Do you like it? You are second person recommending it. 5mo
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Not your Mama‘s Sabrina.... this is pretty dark, but I want to know how things will develop.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This book is so packed with quotes... it really is quite amazing.

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Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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We had a fantastic discussion today about a very controversial topic. I have tremendously enjoyed the conversation today with the ladies of the LitsyBookClub. Join us in May for “The Alice Network“.

Daisey Agreed! It was a great discussion today! 6mo
tpixie Yes! Great discussion! So great seeing you all! Missed @bookworm83 and @Graciouswarriorprincess 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Sorry that I missed this discussion. I spent the day in bed with my back having spasms. I hope to see everyone next month. 6mo
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Kathrin @Graciouswarriorprincess I hope you get to feel better soon! 6mo
SoniaC I couldn‘t agree more. Great conversation with some wonderful ladies. 6mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Kathrin Thank you! I am so sorry that I missed it. After I took a muscle relaxer, I sleep until this morning. 6mo
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Maddow spoke here about the Reagan presidency, but also be said about many presidents since.

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Wow... truth is stranger than fiction.

This is one of the free books for World Book Day. Good start to this year's selection.

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I am really enjoying this even though I wished the past and present scenes would be organized a little different.

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Short and powerful and heartbreaking.

TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 6mo
Libby1 Agree! 6mo
Kathrin @TrishB I was reading this for the Booked Challenge and I am just so glad that because of these challenges and the exchange between the readers I get to read stuff that I would probably never had picked up otherwise. 6mo
TrishB Yes, Litsy has broadened all our horizons! 6mo
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Sooo... I was a little ambivalent about this book for most of it, but in the end it did win me over because of the painfully honest narration.

DebbieGrillo The movie was good. 6mo
Kathrin @DebbieGrillo I am not much of a movie person... but I can imagine this making a heartbreaking movie. 6mo
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