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Vox
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial--this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her. This is just the beginning. Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard. But this is not the end. For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
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Lisawb
Vox | Christina Dalcher

Just finished Vox. Enjoyed it a lot, but feels like the last 100 pages were condensed into 25.

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MatschMomma
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Very far fetched. The ending seemed a bit rushed and I found myself either wishing for 100 pages more or a sequel to wrap things up better.

But it was an interesting concept. Reminded me a lot of handmaid's tale but with a modern twist.

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

“My fault started two decades ago, the first time I didn't vote, the umpteen times I told Jackie I was too busy to go on one of her marches or make posters or call my congressmen.”

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

“Think about where you‘ll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like ‘spousal permission‘ and ‘paternal consent.‘ Think about waking up one morning and finding you don‘t have a voice in anything.”

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher

This book got me that much enraged that I wanted to scream at my fiancé just because he is a man, as if he was guilty of what those idiot-lunatic-male characters were doing.

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Riis_Books
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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VOX is full of tension.This book is extremely well written.
However, the story lacks of energy and adventure.When the adventure knocked on the door, the story flew quickly and the end came running.
Lastly...
Many says it is the importance of VOICE but since in the beginning I saw the consequences of not exercising the right to VOTE.
When people do not exercise their VOTE, lunatics start ruling.

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JoyNorstrom
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘m enjoying some amazing and immersive women-centred stories on our annual family camping trip. I recommend both of them. #vox #thesevenhusbandsofevelynhugo

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SilversReviews
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Have you read this book yet?

Have you spoken your 100 words today?

Best of luck if you enter the giveaway.

Enter here: https://tinyurl.com/yyxl6f4a

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ReaderLiz
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Wow, what an amazing and thought provoking book. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. It really makes you think, thank goodness it‘s only a story

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Jolynne
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This could be a reality.

BarbaraTheBibliophage For sure. And they are adding some elements of this book into the third season of The Handmaid‘s Tale. Just a tiny bit, but still. 2w
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Shanwow
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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I read it in one sitting. You can‘t put it down.

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UnidragonFrag
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Audiobook wasn't bad. Not full cast, but the accents weren't terrible. I felt like this wrapped up too neatly, idk. And how the ending went down was a little ironic to the point of the book, I think. There were some pretty heavy points though.

Skyrimir I thought the same thing about the ending, far too neat. I liked everything leading up to that though! 3w
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Meaw_catlady
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I started this book a while ago and had to stop because it was taking me a minute to get into it. I picked it back up this week. Yes I have had this checked out for 6 renewals from the library, no one has put it on hold since... I ate it up this week. There were a couple unique parts to this story . But it was very close to Handmaids Tale. Her college roommate is a lesbian cliche? It‘s between a pick and a so-so for me. Overall a chilling and good

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staci.reads
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Wow. I got drawn in quickly! The premise is wild, yet so believable. A fundamentalist govt creates the "Pure Movement"& passes laws putting women back "in their place." Trackers limit females to 100 words/day through electric shock. It's a cautionary tale about the dangers of ignoring extremism when we could speak up then finding it's too late. The conclusion is rushed & becomes an action story, but I definitely recommend it in spite of its flaws.

KathyWheeler I really want to finish this book. I found myself so angry while reading the first chapter that I had to put it down. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great photo! 1mo
staci.reads @KathyWheeler I found myself irrationally annoyed with my husband while reading this book 😏 so I definitely get it. I had to remind myself, wait...this is real life, not my book, and he can't help that he's a man 🤣 1mo
KathyWheeler @staci.reads This happened to me when I read The Handmaid‘s Tale. My poor husband.😄 1mo
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NotCool
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t get far enough into this for it to make sense. And the protagonist‘s husband and son are awful. But ...she doesn‘t notice. If your son started calling you, and other women, hysterical, wouldn‘t you drop the hammer on him? Wouldn‘t you think “Time for a teachable moment!”? Maybe that‘s the point: don‘t get comfortable with other people losing their rights. Cause it will be you too, soon. But its tough to read.

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Sarz
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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5 ⭐
I love the concept behind this book: Women can only speak 100 words per day and they must wear a bracelet that administers an electronic shock if they exceed 100 words. What a horrible idea!!

However, I found the story a little bit lacking. After a strong start, it sort of got a bit lost. I wasn't surprised to read that it was originally a short story that was made into a novel.

Nevertheless, recommend if you're into dystopian future!

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Susannah
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I know that many readers have said this book‘s conclusion doesn‘t live up to its beginning, but the first 70 pages have sure scared the hell out of me. 🤭

#currentlyreading

ManyWordsLater Love that cover! 2mo
Susannah I do too! 1mo
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ehewett88
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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started this today and already 3/4 of the way through. thoroughly hooked

Andrew65 That‘s quick! 2mo
ehewett88 haha yeah went on a reading frenzy and ended up finishing it the same day brilliant book 2mo
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xxjenadanxx
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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In a dangerously familiar feeling near future United States, the President has vowed to make America Pure again. That means putting women in their rightful place, one of obedience and silence. Rights have been taken away and so have their words. Every word spoken is counted by a tracker on their wrist and if the allotted 100 is exceeded there are dire consequences in the form of electric shock. Now more than ever actions speak louder than words.

kindergartenkat I really enjoyed this one too! 2mo
Readergrrl Terrifying. I had to put it down as I was so busy and I want to focus as I read. Will start up again after the school year is over. 2mo
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AdaChivers
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Panpan

I hated this book. It starts as a badly written The handmaid's tale alternate universe fan fiction and it just gets worst.
Awful ending!

Cinfhen Ugh!!! That‘s disappointing ☹️I bought this a few months ago on a kindle deal 2mo
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nichollinlove
Vox | Christina Dalcher

They won't kill us for the same reason they won't sanction abortions. We've turned into necessary evils, objects to be fucked and not heard.

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ladyonequestion
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I listened to this #audiobook at work and had to switch it off at times as I was getting too worked up! Imagines a #dystopian world where women are prevented from speaking more than 100 words a day, having a job or money and reading and writing. Very well written and imagined. If you liked The Handmaid's Tale you would probably enjoy this.
https://booksihaveneverread.com/2019/05/vox-by-christina-dalcher.html

CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m also listening to the audio of this and have about an hour left. I particularly liked the beginning of the novel. 2mo
KathyWheeler I was reading it and got so angry that I had to stop. I want to pick it back up but don't know if I can. 2mo
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Kaymaynard
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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Only being able to speak a 100 words a day..... a scary thought, more scary not being able to read 😱 A good book but felt a bit rushed at the end.

Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! This is on my TBR. I got a signed copy at a book fair, but haven‘t gotten around to it. Glad to read a positive review. 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy!!! 2mo
Kaymaynard @Lcsmcat thank you! It‘s worth reading 😊 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
BethM Welcome to the family! 2mo
ScientistSam Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
Kaymaynard @BethM thank you 2mo
Kaylamburson Welcome to Litsy!! I felt the same way about this book. I wish she dove in a bit more at the end, but a horrifying plot. 2mo
tpixie Welcome! What an intriguing concept at least! 2mo
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JillR
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I really enjoyed the first half of this book, it was intriguing, infuriating and terrifying. Running through the story is the message that not engaging or participating in what is going on around us, and in our politics, can have devastating results. But then after such an interesting start it lost me as I felt it turned into a thriller, and a bit of a daft one at that. Still a page turner, but this didn‘t live up to it‘s initial promise for me.

minkyb Exactly! 2mo
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bexreadsbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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First of this round of library books--done! This was a quick read and it was pretty enjoyable...I mean, as enjoyable as a book about a misogynistic dystopia can be.

RaimeyGallant On my list! 2mo
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JillR
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘ve seen mixed reviews of this one and I must admit I‘ve been avoiding it for some reason... Anyway I recently read a good review so am giving it a go...

Cathythoughts Look forward to your review. I‘m the same , seen mixed reviews- avoiding. ♥️👍🏻 3mo
Rachel.Rencher I loved 90% of it. Just remember that it's basically a dystopic satire...the ending was meh for me, though. I'm excited to see what you think. 3mo
Birdsong28 Don't avoid @Cathythoughts 😁📚📖 3mo
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Caroline2 Oh I saw this in the shop the other day and nearly bought it. Be interesting to hear what you think it about it. 3mo
BarbaraBB Great pic! 3mo
JillR @cathythoughts @rachel.rencher @birdsong @caroline2 @barbarabb glad I picked it up so far... 3mo
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AmyLarge
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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100 words a day.... And if you go over, your handy little tracker gives you a nasty little reminder to stay quiet. This is the world that Jean finds herself in. No passport, no money, no rights, no voice.... Just a mother, wife and subservient women. But when her specialist medical skills are needed, she begins to see just how far people would go for their belief or for freedom. Ending felt a little too neat, but an amazing and gripping story.

Smarkies I saw this book in the bookshop the other day and wondered if I should pick it up. Your review prompts me to do so the next time I see it. 😁 3mo
Leniverse I don't understand how you can fulfill your role as a mother with only 100 words per day! Your babies would not learn to speak and young children would run rampant! Somehow I can't see the father stepping in to do early age child care in this setting. 3mo
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Trace
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Panpan

Started out with a compelling narrative but ended up quite anticlimactic and the narrative wasn‘t filled in well. Was a lot of questions and gaps at the end.

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tracey38
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This was such a quick read. And I really enjoyed it. I agree with some other reviews that there could have been more in depth information about what brought this all about, and the ending was a little rushed for me. But I would still recommend this book. But be warned that it can bring a lot of anger about how the female population is treated.

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tracey38
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Started this one yesterday and have read about 2/3rds of it already. A very quick read. It hooks you right away. Great book but definitely leaves you angry and astounded at what is happening.

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Birdsong28
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I am using the tagged book for this prompt for my #52booksin52weeks challenge

@Schnoebs

Schnoebs I‘ve been hearing a lot about this one! 3mo
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Birdsong28
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Good. Interesting concept but I felt it didn't really get going till the last 20 chapters, lots of chapters as they were really short, lots more could have been done with the story. Recommend as it shows what could be possible if people don't care about standing up for your rights.

#HQ
#HarperCollinsPublisher

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dxmy
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

2/5⭐

I was expecting something more to be honest... I thought the first half of the book was pretty good, I liked the story (even though it was disturbing!), but then it all went down hill in my honest opinion and the last 100-something pages were a bit of a struggle for me. Not the best, on to (hopefully) something I'll enjoy more!

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dxmy
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I was on the verge of a migraine this morning, so I have to minimize my screentime today. The perfect excuse for picking up yet another book... I've been so impatient, I want to read so many books at the same time! I've never had it this bad before, reading this many books at the same time. Damn the bookshop I work in and their employee discount... 😅😂

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Tonton
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Picked up at the library due to the hype; almost panned but gave this a so-so based on the premise/concept which is brilliant. Unfortunately, sort of fell apart in execution. I expected more bad-assery / full on punk dystopian rebellion. And the self sacrificing husband, please! Needs more backstory to make sense than being wimpy woke dude and Lorenzo, I‘m half Italian but he‘s like a fantasy lover. Sorry, wanted a bit more queerness!

tealwish I agree! This was a let down. 3mo
kyraleseberg Completely agree it was a brilliant idea but really fell apart in execution! 3mo
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NamasteReading
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Bailedbailed

uhhhh this book was awful. DNF page 104. The misspelling of Grey's Anatomy was the last straw. 😭😭

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EmilyChristine
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I just barely started the audiobook today but I‘m thinking of reading it instead. I don‘t know if I can wait to listen to it to/from work. Has anyone read this one?

Samplergal I have. It‘s not the best I have read, but I enjoyed it. It was kind of a break from another type of book. 3mo
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Nlp1993
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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You can‘t protest what you can‘t see coming.

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Nlp1993
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.

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Sinara
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Bailedbailed

This book is dangerous. Not only badly written with ridiculous characters motivation, this shit is dangerous.
I‘ve read bad books before, none of them I had to put in a bin. This one did it for me (recycling bin, of course - at least one good thing had to come out of it).

I‘m a feminist and don‘t understand how this book could represent this movement when the author decides the day is to be saved by a man.

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OriginalCyn620
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Good job! 📖💖 4mo
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JaneyWaneyB
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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OMG this is a really good book. It is chilling and scary that this could happen to women. Relatable lead who asks the questions of herself we would/do ask of ourselves about equality. Good thriller running through it, some edge of the seat moments. Giving 4 🌟as one bit felt a little rushed (no spoilers 😉)

#Books #BookNerd #Bookaholic #Books #Thriller #Equality #ReadABook

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LaLecture
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Went on a 6-day-trip to England and came back with 8 new books.
What am I doing wrong 🤔?

Have you read any of these?

thebookishtype15 I liked Vox. It was well done but also could've used a little more action with it. But overall a nice read. 4mo
LaLecture @thebookishtype15 The premise sounds really interesting so I‘m excited to read it! 4mo
Samplergal I liked Vox and Elinor, and loved A Room of One‘s Own. I haven‘t read the others. Enjoy. I went for nine days last October and only bought two books. I was so impressed with myself! 😂. 4mo
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Buechersuechtling You‘re doing nothing wrong. You‘re simply getting priorities in correct order. – Happy reading❣️ 4mo
LaLecture @Samplergal Thanks :)! We discussed “A Room Of One‘s Own” in university and I was intrigued. Haven‘t read anything bei Virginia Woolf so far. That is indeed impressive! 4mo
LaLecture @Buechersuechtling Haha, thank you :D! 4mo
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KatieBailey
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

It was... fast-paced? A version of The Handmaid's Tale with a happy ending that lacks Atwood's grace and ability to convey interior life with selection of detail.

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OutsmartYourShelf
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Given all the hype & rave reviews, I was expecting more from this book. I thought the main character was too passive & the ending just seemed to fizzle out. Disappointing. 3⭐️

Bklover I agree!! Was disappointing. 4mo
MCYmermaid I felt like this was a debut that definitely needed more editorial guidance to shape it. 4mo
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mutlee
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Well, this was scary! Interesting premise. It gave me lots to think about. I really enjoyed the first two-thirds, but what happened to the end? It was an absolute mess!

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Djspens
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I hate to say I "enjoyed" or "liked" this book as the subject is anti-female and scary as hell... But it definitely drew me in and I couldn't wait to see how it ended. If you "liked" Handmade's Tale, you should read this! #girlpower #dontcountmywords

VeryLazyDaisy LOVED this book! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I still think this was the best of the recent dystopian, feminist novels. (edited) 4mo
OriginalCyn620 I‘m reading this one right now! It hooked me immediately. 4mo
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Djspens
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Should finish Vox today. Listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane when driving or walking.
2. I watched Roma after hearing about it on the Oscars. Strange little movie but I enjoyed it.
3. Looking forward to a good glass of red wine this rainy Sunday..
#rainysunday #dontcountmywords #redredwine

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JaneyWaneyB
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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1) Vox📚 - It is so good so far
2) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 🎬- plan to watch The Battle of the Five Armies later. Love these films LOTR next 😍
3) A cup of tea - good for the soul and there isn't anything a cup of tea hasn't made better

#WeekendReads #WeekendAllBooked #Lazyday #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #SundayReading #Bookaholic #BookVfilm
@rachelsbrittain

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Daiana
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Good