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PolaroidPoet

Joined October 2017

American high school English teacher living in Italy. Goodreads.com/polaroidpoet
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Workshopping the Canon | Mary E. Styslinger
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NCTE‘s summer reading. This book demonstrates how to make literary classics relevant to today‘s teenagers by pairing classics with high interest novels through reading and writing workshops. #ncte #teachersoflitsy

Daisey Sounds interesting! @jewright @CharleaFinley This might be worth considering. 1w
jewright I‘d be up for reading it together. 1w
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I read an article today that suggests replacing The Great Gatsby with Behold the Dreamers in the classroom.
#teachersoflitsy https://www.bustle.com/p/5-classic-books-we-should-skip-in-high-school-5-to-read...

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Three weeks into summer vacation and slowly working through my TBR pile. Recursion was my favorite so far! . #teachersoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great stack!! I‘ve read all but the middle and Recursion!! 💗📚 (edited) 1w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book has me pausing and pondering so many different passages. Great read so far.. 🤯 #botm

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Finally getting to June‘s #botm

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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My summer reading stack for next year‘s 9th and 10th grade ELA classes. #teachersoflitsy

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Beyond the Point | Claire Gibson
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I have found very few books that have captured the complicated dynamics of a female friendship so well. It spans many years similar to the Kate and Tully friendship in Hannah‘s Firefly Lane. I think the book jacket blurb misled me into thinking this story would be more centered around September 11 (which was glossed over in the novel), but it was a great emotional story. #botm #catsoflitsy

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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When you want to read but your kitten has other plans. 😻 #catsoflitsy

TheLibrarian 🤣 1mo
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If You Come Softly | Jacqueline Woodson
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Finishing up book 1 of John Green‘s book club #lifeslibrary

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Santa brought me two reading buddies this year. Lexi and Astro. ❤️ #kittensoflitsy #catsoflitsy

Bookzombie Cute! 💕🐱🐱 6mo
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My 6th and final #feedareader box was sent today. I‘m visiting family in NV, so you should have it before New Years. I greatly enjoyed these swaps! Happy New Year!

MinDea 👏👏👏👏👏 7mo
Kappadeemom Thank you!! Can‘t wait to get it! 7mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I love this box! The book is a duplicate from a box I just received but my local book club will have someone that will swap with lme. I LOVE the journals and pens and notecards. Thank you so much for all the supplies!! ❤️

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This was such a great collection of items! I love the pasta recipes but even more.. I love the pasta journal (for recording my own versions of recipes!) the measuring spoons are just perfect and the office supplies and highlighters will be put to good use. You outdid yourself. That gatsby journal ❤️❤️❤️Thank you @JenlovesJT47 I deeply love it all!! #feedareader

JenlovesJT47 Yay I‘m glad everything made it there in one piece! 🤗❤️ 8mo
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Although it is still October, this will be late arriving to you PatriciaU. It‘s coming from Italy, so maybe 7-10 days to arrive. Time slipped away. I hope you enjoy everything!! @TricksyTails @MinDea @PatriciaU #feedareader

PatriciaU No worries! Looking forward to it! hank you! 8mo
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I‘m starting October‘s #BOTM

PenguinInFlight I love Kate Morton! I can‘t wait to read this one. 😍 9mo
9999 I didn't realize you could do BOTM overseas. Wow. That's great! 9mo
tjwill It is amazing. 🙌🏽 8mo
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Genius: The Game | Leopoldo Gout
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All of this for $135 at book outlet! My new favorite online bookstore. Most of this is for my classroom library but some are for me. #teachersoflitsy #bookoutlet

kspenmoll Wonderful haul!!! 9mo
TheLibrarian Now that‘s a stack of books. 😍 9mo
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Adding some nonfiction to my high school classroom library #buildingaloveofbooks #teenreads #teachersoflitsy

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Halloween | Laura Marsh
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My Halloween shirt arrived!! #teachersoflitsy #ireaddeadpeople

PolaroidPoet I bought this shirt from user: buildingbooklove on Instagram. Love it!! 🖤 9mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Such a great read... our October book club pick. So many great talking points. This one will have you asking the hard questions.

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Boy's Life | Robert R. McCammon
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I forgot how much I LOVE this book!! A mix of youth, fantasy, horror and mystery. Definitely on my top 10 all-time favorites! ❤️❤️

TrishB Have this on my tbr! 9mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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Another amazing British cover. ❤️

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Beautiful cover in Europe. The British version.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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I bought this for my classroom library and couldn‘t get any of the teenagers to read it. I showed the movie trailer in lieu of a book talk and now there‘s a long waiting list to read it. They are loving it (both boys and girls). Here‘s a link to the trailer (even though we all know the book is better!) https://youtu.be/tqoAMfe_rPM

APLitlife Loved that book. What a concept. 9mo
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I'll Meet You There | Heather Demetrios
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I meant to just read a few chapters to have a talking point with my students, but I got sucked in to these characters and can‘t put it down! Love them!

JenlovesJT47 Hey! Just wanted to let you know I‘m working on your #feedareader package but it‘s going to be a week late probably because I‘m waiting on some stuff in the mail. Hope you‘re doing well! 🤗 @MinDea 11mo
PolaroidPoet @JenlovesJT47 no worries! We just started back at school and life has gotten busy! Take your time :) 10mo
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My July / August package is going out today! @mabell I hope you love it all!! #feedareader

MinDea 👏👏👏 12mo
mabell Yay!! I'm so excited! 😁 12mo
Meeko93 Beautiful wrapping paper 12mo
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I'll Meet You There | Heather Demetrios
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Every once in awhile, a dedication page speaks to me.

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Romeo & Juliet | William Shakespeare
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I updated my classroom library to include high interest novels that are thematically related to Romeo and Juliet. Money well spent!! #teachersoflitsy

Wan.der.love Would have loved you as a teacher!! Now you just need a field trip to Verona ❤️ 12mo
Linsy That looks amazing!!! Your students are so lucky! 12mo
Lovesbooks87 Wow! So many amazing books! 12mo
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Best news all day!! #firstreads #amazonprime #primeday

DGRachel Yes! I totally took advantage of this. 12mo
Christine Fun, thanks for sharing! There was one title I really wanted but couldn‘t get for free because I had already snapped up the children‘s book offered. 12mo
TrishB Not in U.K. - or I can‘t find anywhere? 12mo
PolaroidPoet @TrishB I have an American prime account, so I don‘t know about the U.K. Sorry 😢 12mo
TrishB I‘ve had a good look and doesn‘t seem to be UK 😔 you wonder why.... 12mo
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The Monster of Florence | Douglas Preston
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I had no idea Hannibal Lecter was possibly based on the Monster of Florence. 😱

JamieArc I liked this book a lot! It‘s one of the true crime books I always recommend because a lot of people don‘t know about it, and my book had commentary in the afterward about the Amanda Knox trial that was really interesting and fit with the book. 12mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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We just got home from vacation and this package was waiting. I love it all immensely! The recipes are *cherry cheesecake cookies *3-ingredient Bleu cheese appetizer *overnight French toast *nachos Napoli. I‘m super excited about the 3 books and notebook, all 3 of which I have been wanting to read. I will let you know when we try the recipes! The spatula and mitt are adorable. I can‘t wait to try the pb!! Cute cactus tabs and clips! #feedareader

MinDea Awesome box! Great book choices. The book thief is one of my all time favorite books. And Home plate peanut butter is so good! 12mo
mabell Yay!! I'm so glad you liked everything! ❤️❤️ I hope you like the recipes! 😊 12mo
mabell @MinDea I'm a Home Plate Peanut Butter fan girl! 😂 12mo
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Using my summer to read through some award-winning young adult books to use as book talk examples for my incoming 9th graders. I love this one so far... a friendship between two Mexican-American teenage boys. ❤️#teachersoflitsy

elizabethlk I'm listening to this audiobook right now (about halfway through) and I'm absolutely loving it. 13mo
ElishaLovesBooks I loved this book! I have recommended it to many students and always gotten positive responses! 13mo
staci.reads This one is fantastic! 13mo
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1. Little Fires Everywhere
The Hate U Give
Eleanor oliphant is completely fine
Eleanor and Park
2. Hot tamales, gobstoppers, starburst, chocolate and raspberry treats but in summer they melt when shipped.
3. Spatulas
4. Small sticky notes for annotating texts, bookmarks, colorful pens, highlighters, journals #feedareader

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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I received my package today from @PatriciaU for #feedareader I love the recipes and the vintage recipe book. What a treasure to include! The kitchen gadgets are awesome and will definitely be used. Lilac girls was an awesome read. We read it in my book club a few months ago, but I will pass it along to another reader who I feel will love the WWII setting. Thank you for your kindness. ❤️

TricksyTails 👏😄 Lovely haul!! 1y
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This is going out early because I‘m including a baby gift for Jen. Although you‘re my may/June match, please open when you receive it. Congratulations on your baby boy! I can‘t wait for you to open my box! Only partially photographed contents since the rest is unwrapped. Mailing out today. Enjoy! #feedareader

JenlovesJT47 Aww thanks so much! 😘❤️ 1y
PolaroidPoet @JenlovesJT47 I also forgot to tag the box!! Haha it‘s for #feedareader. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1y
TricksyTails Yay! How sweet! Congratulations @JenlovesJT47 !! 🎊 👶 🎉 1y
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I finished the book and finally watched the film. Kenneth Branagh must be my theme of the month. He played Hamlet in the version I‘m showing my seniors. Agatha Christie writes her genre well. It was an easy read and fun to piece together.

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1. Matilda
2. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
3. 13 Hours
4. Garfield
5. Seinfeld
6. J.K.
7. Poe
8. Shakespeare
9. Joe Hill (pen name of Stephen king‘s son)
10. Fannie Flagg
11. J.K. Rowling
12. There‘s a sweet valley twins books titled “Jessica + Jessica = trouble”
13. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Bonus. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

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Vampire Academy | Richelle Mead
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@Aurora0044 sent me HER favorite book as part of a swap. I love when someone steps outside my wishlist and recommends something completely different. I‘m hooked so far.. thanks again for sending this.

Aurora0044 YAY!!! I‘m so glad you are loving it! 1y
LibrarianJen I loved this series! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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As most of us will begin spring cleaning soon, consider donating your used books to U.S. military members and their families. This is a wonderful, legit program that I have participated with in the past as both a donor and a recipient. I don‘t think many people know about them. They are appreciative of all books, any level, all genres. #operationpaperback www.operationpaperback.org/

Aims42 How cool! I didn‘t know about this, thank you for sharing the info 1y
Mollyanna Thanks for sharing this information. I will definitely be contributing... 1y
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Omg.. I love my blanket and books!! We know the swap rules said “1 book,” but she and I chatted before and sent each other the same #. Thank you thank you thank you for these pens. Mine had dried out and they don‘t sell anything like that in Italy. I can‘t wait to read the two books you picked! I love surprise books recommendations. It‘s still freezing temps here so this blanket will be used immediately! Love it all! #blanketandabookswap

BeckyB So glad you like it all! 💕 1y
Kappadeemom I LOVED Behind Her Eyes!!! 1y
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It‘s here!! Thank you Becky!! #blanketandabookswap

BeckyB Yay! I‘m glad it made it in time! Sorry I forgot the card! But I think I mentioned in one of my emails why I picked what I did. 1y
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Mailing out Monday for my March / April match #feedareader

squirrelbrain Gorgeous wrapping! 1y
AmyG Such pretty paper 1y
MinDea Wow! You're on top of this. Love it!!! 1y
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TricksyTails Wow! I wish I could wrap this nicely. Hey, @ElishaLovesBooks does this give you wrapping envy too? 🤣 1y
ElishaLovesBooks @TricksyTails Yes! So beautiful! #goals 1y
PolaroidPoet @TricksyTails one of the things I love about Europe is that they have these random wrapping paper stores. Think of Michaels‘ scrapbook paper section where you buy by the piece. In Europe, they sell wrapping paper by the sheet. Sometimes it‘s in large rolls where they measure and cut (like Joann fabric) to your specifications. The only drawback is you can‘t buy wrapping paper anywhere else except at Christmas. It‘s fun to shop there though. 1y
TricksyTails @PolaroidPoet I‘m just going to package myself up and ship me to you okay? 🤣 Then you can teach me to properly wrap gifts! Europe has all the cool stuff! 1y
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Brains: The Mind as Matter | Marius Kwint, Richard Wingate
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Does this count as reading? My brain is fried with information overload #teachersoflitsy

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Heading out today... a litten who didn‘t get her valentine will get some bookish mail from me! ❤️ #mybloodyvalentineswap take 2.

JenP Wrong Jen 😊 @JenlovesJT47 1y
PolaroidPoet @JenP I fixed it as you were commenting. Haha 😁 1y
TricksyTails Thank you so much for your kindness! This is going to blow her mind! 🤗♥️ 1y
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AmyG Littens are amazing! Thank you for being one of them. ❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 You are awesome, thank you for doing this!! 🤗💚 1y
Aurora0044 You are awesome!! 💜 1y
blithebuoyant @AmyG You too! 😂 Thank you guys, this came at just the right time, I really needed this during this week ❤️ 1y
TricksyTails @blithebuoyant Bwahahahaha 😈 We sneaksies! Happy it brightened your day! 1y
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Starting anew... I love this bookmark from @Aurora0044

Aurora0044 YAY!!!! 😊😁😍🇪🇸📚 1y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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World War II books have never really interested me, but I pushed through this one despite it being difficult to get into. I like how Kelly weaves the three female characters together with chapters titled after each. It was very well written, and I see why so many love it. The ending includes actual photos which adds a nice personal touch to the overall story.

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Who knew cross stitching could be so fun!? I just ran across a blog of bookish cross stitch patterns. So many to choose from, I can‘t decide! https://bookriot.com/2017/03/07/15-bookish-cross-stitch-patterns-stitchers/ #bookishart #crossstitch

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great link. I love the book shelf one! Guess I need to pick up cross stitching. 1y
Mdargusch Looks like a cool book. @Meredith3 you could do one of these for the Lord. 1y
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Just bought this for my daughter... who read most of it on the drive home 😍 can not wait for the movie!

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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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I heard a student whisper “I actually understand what‘s going on” as we were listening to the audio of Hamlet in class today. My 💜 was happy.

maich Pretty😍 1y
readinginthedark ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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I 💜 my wrapping paper for this one!! I‘m mailing out my package to @BeckyB tomorrow for #blanketandabookswap Becky.. I barely got it to fit in the box I had, so please be cautious as you cut through mountains of tape. I don‘t want you to cut through the blanket itself. Enjoy! 💜

BeckyB 😍😍 I can‘t wait! 1y
MaleficentBookDragon 😍 that wrapping paper. 1y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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1) 41
2) none
3) two daughters
4) Lilac Girls, Hamlet & Dracula
5) The Great Gatsby
6) 😂
7) serendipity
8) After battling cancer for 4 years, every day is a struggle to feel “normal.” I think it would surprise some to know how bad I feel most days since I hide it so well.
9) cat😻
10) tea
11) Little fires everywhere (I want this book!)
12) @JessHeartsBooks

#hallowhoareyou @Gyldholm

BookishMe Hey, you 💪🏽 person!! 💓💓 1y
ooomeooo 8.) ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️👊💪 1y
Eggs So sorry about your struggle 💕❤️♥️💖😍😘 1y
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PenguinInFlight ❤️❤️❤️💪🏻💪🏻 1y
dariazeoli You‘re strong! I admire that 👊🏻 1y
LiteraryinLititz 💜💜 1y
ElishaLovesBooks ❤️❤️ 1y
ooomeooo 5.) Yes! 👍👊🤟 1y
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