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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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ShaniaAJ
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Mehso-so

Pretty good read, definitely gave me Handmaids Tale vibes.

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brittanybooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

I could hardly put it down! #book105of2022

KathyWheeler I bought it when it first came out. I still haven‘t read it though because I got so angry in the first couple of chapters that I had to put it down. 1mo
humouress @KathyWheeler I see what you mean; the premise sounds a lot like 'The Handmaid's Tale' 1mo
Bibliomania I really enjoyed it, if enjoyed is the right word for this dystopian world - and found it quite different to the Handmaid's Tale, though must surely have drawn inspiration from Margaret Atwood. 1mo
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brittanybooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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DLQBOOKNERD Scary 1mo
mandarchy It's very scary for those of us who can remember when we were not allowed to wear pants, our mothers went by our fathers name, women could not get a credit card or a mortgage without her husband's or father's permission. #wewillnotgoback 4w
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Twocougs
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

Just feeling a little too “real” right now. Not quite the Handmaid‘s Tale but not too far off.

keithmalek I read this a few years ago, but the other day I was thinking the same thing about how this will be the next step for women in this joke of a country. 7mo
Twocougs @keithmalek I keep thinking, “It won‘t happen” and then I watch/read the news. 7mo
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mdm139
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

If you like The Handmaid‘s Tale, you will like this book. Set in a dystopian near future of the US women‘s rights have been stripped away to the point they must be housewives, and only speak 100 words a day. This was a scary with the current affairs going on.

CoverToCoverGirl I concur! 7mo
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Hannah_11
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

At the end of this novel the author writes “I hope this book makes you a little bit angry, I hope it makes you think”.
While Vox doesn‘t come close to Handmaids tale, I found this interesting and well written and yes it certainly did make me angry and it made me think #pick #Vox

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Sleepswithbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Happy National Hang Out Day Y‘All!

When you get an unexpected day off work, it‘s all about reading, writing, and slothing like furry slow moving mammal.

#introvertgoals #litsylove #readinablanket #Vox #snacks #readajourney #penpals #showersoptional #icecreamnecessary

AmyG Enjoy! 7mo
BkClubCare Ha! I read FURY rather than furry 🦥! So you be a ferocious sloth and read all the books, ok! 😁 7mo
Sleepswithbooks @BkClubCare I can TOTALLY be a ferocious sloth 😤🦥 !!! Hahahaha (it will deplete all my energy however). 7mo
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LitStephanie Damn straight! Enjoy! 7mo
LitStephanie @BkClubCare me too and thought fury was perfect. 7mo
BkClubCare @Sleepswithbooks @LitStephanie - and now, I am wondering why ferocious isn‘t FURocious, but I guess it is more a root issue with furious… nevermindme. #wordplay 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Exactly!!! 💕 7mo
UwannaPublishme I missed hanging out with you? Hope you‘re having fun over there! ❤️ 7mo
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jlowery999
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Mehso-so

An Atwood-esque world, but not quite as masterful. The last third of the book turns into somewhat of an action thriller which lost me a bit. Left me wanting a little more.

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Cortg
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

A good read to start to Women‘s History Month! When crazies brainwash others for control, in this case silencing women to 100 words a day and taking away any sort of independence. I did cringe when people were sent to Fort Meade. I live down the road and can hear the shooting range when I‘m doing yard work 😬
#pop22 ~ social horror
@KarenUK @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB @Laughterhp @RaeLovesToRead @jenniferw88

Cortg @Cinfhen There are always those that will do anything for control, those that allow themselves to succumb to others and those that fight for justice. I thought the book had some good messages about the importance of voting and fighting to let your voice be heard. I just kinda went with the flow with this one. 9mo
Cinfhen Yeah, That‘s probably the best way to enjoy this book!! It was a quick read and I agree, there were some important messages. Thanks for recommending 😁 9mo
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Sleepswithbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Misty!!! What an unexpected and wonderful surprise 💖💖💖 You always make my heart smile my friend. Thank you so much!! I 💛 you !

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! It arrived safely! Love you too ❤️❤️ 9mo
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Cinfhen
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Sorry @Cortg I‘m a lousy buddy-read partner. I think the premise had potential but the execution wasn‘t quite right. The plot felt a bit implausible & the author drew the MC in such an unflattering light that no matter the outcome I was never going to respect her. Plus there was too much we were asked to accept off page. Between a so-so & pan. #SocialHorror #PoP22

RaeLovesToRead I thought this one started well but the second half was rushed and there were major shortcuts taken with the world building. 9mo
Cinfhen Yes @RaeLovesToRead EXACTLY!! It bugged me that SO MUCH happens off page and we‘re just told certain events occurred. It bugged me. 9mo
Cortg @Cinfhen No worries! I'm only about 50 pages in, but it's made me think. I know it's far out, but that to me is the point. I keep thinking of a couple things while reading, I'm reminded of Afghanastan and also TX (and a handful of other sates) with their new abortion laws, anti-CRT, book banning & states trying to take voting rights away or make it much more difficult, and the hate crimes here in the US, espcially religous ones (Steven's AP class) 9mo
Cinfhen I understand what the author was trying to highlight and I agree, there‘s a lot to think about @Cortg but ultimately the premise didn‘t work for me. Keep me posted on your thoughts. I enjoy learning from others. 9mo
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Cinfhen
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘ve started my #SocialHorror book #pop22 @Cortg
No pressure to read right away.
It‘s easy to get lost in but the premise seems wayyyy to far-fetched. #DystopianHorror

Megabooks I think this was a bit more fear inducing and believable when it came out in 2017. 9mo
Cinfhen I think you‘re 💯 right about the timing @Megabooks 9mo
Cortg Nice! I‘ll start it tonight 😀 9mo
Cinfhen Yay @Cortg I can see the Handmaid comparisons but the Atwood felt more believable. I‘m curious to hear your initial thoughts ☺️ 9mo
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Lcsmcat
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

Maybe a better concept than execution for me. It started out a pretty strong dystopian tale, but the end felt more like a thriller. A difficult read in terms of how plausible the concept is, but a quick read in terms of the prose. A low pick for me. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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BookishGirl06
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Panpan

Really wasn‘t a big fan of this. I like dystopians but I thought this was gonna be different. Also I wish I‘d had the foresight to check Libby before I got this ebook. 😞

MelissaSue81 I remember this one started well but the end went off the rails a bit. 11mo
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Cortg
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘m switching out my Social Horror book to the tagged book because it occurred to me that I own it (yay, Dollar Tree find) and I think it fits the prompt 🤔 #Pop22

Megabooks This is a really interesting book! 11mo
Cortg @Megabooks I‘ve heard good things and couldn‘t pass up a new hardcover for $1 😂 I‘m looking forward to it. 11mo
Megabooks I need to go to dollar tree, but freaking Covid. I can‘t get my booster yet, and I think I‘ll feel better after that. 👍🏻 11mo
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Cinfhen It‘s on my kindle!!! So thanks for posting the option!!! 11mo
BarbaraBB I am going to read this one for that prompt 11mo
Cortg @Megabooks I think I picked it up before covid, it's just been sitting around, unread, like so many of my other books.
11mo
Cortg @cinfhen Yay! One less book to have to acquire 😂 11mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB I haven't heard of that one, it looks entertaining!
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BookishGirl06
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Trying to picture a world where women can only say 100 words a day and it just seems crazy.

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m listening to this right now, it scary and infuriating. 11mo
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Kris10H
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐
I started reading this book after it was first released a few years ago, but only got about 1/4 of the way through it at the time. Finally decided to start over and plug through. The premise is interesting, and reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, but unfortunately begs the comparison and then falls short. While I connected with the horror of possibility of a world where women are - literally- silenced, I felt no connection to the characters.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Profound statement…

emmalouise1 I thought this one was quite good . A little scary but kept me hooked 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emmalouise1 I totally agree! Very scary and makes me so mad 🤬 12mo
KathyWheeler I really want to read this, and I did start it when it first came out, but it made me so angry that I quit. I may try it again this year. 12mo
vlwelser I really like this author. The one you are reading might be my fav. 12mo
BookBabe Wow! Profound indeed 😮 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Whoa!!! 🤬🤬🤬 I don‘t want to use curse words, but you get it!!

#Equality
#Womensrights
#WomenEmpowerment

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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“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.”

Getting in a little reading time with this delicious 😋 popcorn 🍿 📚

#LitsyLove

AmyG That popcorn is like crack. 😂 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I knew I would have this reaction… I get more and more upset with each page I turn 🤬🤬🤬

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I know what you mean. This book was good but it made me feel very stabby. 12mo
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AbigailJaneBlog
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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My first entry for #WinterGames2021 is the #FestivePhotoChallenge 😍🎄

10pts + 5pts for the literary theme 📊 #MistletoeManiacs

@Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Awesome! Looks great. 💚❤️💚 12mo
StayCurious This is great! 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I‘m only on chapter 9 and already having very strong feelings about this and how much some of it resonates with things going on today.

100 words a day… What would you say and to whom with only 100 words in a day? I would tell my loved ones I love them everyday… 🥲😡 lots of emotions right now.

Mimi28 Aaaaaawwww (((((( Hugs))))))) 12mo
Victoriahoperose I LOVED this book. She‘s such a great writer. I loved Master Class by her, too 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Starting this one day… I can already tell that I‘m going to be terrified, angry, and full of emotion. Something just keeps telling me to read it.

Let‘s begin…

jdiehr I picked this up at the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago. Haven't started yet... 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl This is part of my BookSpinBongo list for December. It‘s definitely going to be interesting. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jdiehr great find at dollar tree 🌲 👏🏻📚 12mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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“Think about waking up one morning and finding you don‘t have a voice in anything.”

I fear that if things don‘t change quickly we could be facing these fears! Use your voice by voting and stand up for what you believe in!!

#Silence
#GratefulHarvest

Eggs Brilliant ❤️🗣 📚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️🤍💙 🇺🇸 12mo
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JenniferEgnor
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

This book ended quickly, but it was very scary. It is alarming when you read it and look at what is happening to womxn in the US (and everywhere). Imagine a world where you are silenced, in every way possible. Where misogyny is taught and embraced in schools. Where you are property. That‘s VOX. That‘s the wet dream of the alt right. So? Think about what you need to do to stay free.

Shown: Womxn‘s March Oct 2, 2021, Charleston, SC

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JenReadsAlot
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

The first part of this book sucked me in and terrified me! And then it kind of fizzled...

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BoleyBooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #vox #christinadalcher #bookbeast #bookjoy #readwithme
What are you reading? 😊

vlwelser I love this author. I just received a galley of her newest book. 1y
BoleyBooks @vlwelser that‘s cool! What‘s the title? I‘ll add it to my list. 🤓 1y
vlwelser It's this... 1y
BoleyBooks @vlwelser thank you for this information. 😊 1y
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Gracelovesreading
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Mehso-so

Cool concept. Scarily possible. Started this book last year and moved away, came back home for a visit and finished it off.

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Victoriahoperose
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

This is a dystopian book that is about a future in which women lose their voices. To be more accurate, their voices are taken away by a government run by misogynistic men who create wrist counters that limit women to 100 words a day. This chilling book shows what the world would be like if women‘s rights are fully taken away and how easy it would be for something like this to happen. If you love The Handmaid‘s Tale, this book is for you.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😡😡😡 2y
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paulareadsallthetime
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wow! So very good!! Women can only say 100 words per day. Men rule. There were women who tried to worn of what was coming and no one would listen.

I used to believe this type of scenario was impossible. Now this seems all too possible and real.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Panpan

As a blurb, Vox is great: I‘d love to understand what might happen in a world where women are literally silenced! But it‘s a premise in search of a plot that could do it justice. Dalcher would have done better to let this one marinate for longer, maybe come at it with a broader view and a bit more distance from the realities of the past few years. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/vox-christina-dalcher/

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Hilary427
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

I loved this book...I read it in a day! It is VERY similar to Handmaids Tale. Which is probably why I liked it. Great read!
⭐️: 4.5/5

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natsteph
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

This book was terrifying, and not far from reality. Women all over the world have been silenced for too long. The author wrote in a voice that drew me in and kept me wanting more, which made the ending that much more upsetting. It was rushed! I would have liked more detail about the after effects of the rebellion, and the satisfaction of reading about the fall of those men who silenced Jean and her daughter for so long.

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Kayla8
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Themes of patriarchy and oppression, the cost of freedom and the power of words.

A dystopian present novel paced like a thriller, Christina Dalcher‘s debut is a cautionary tale about how quickly the world around us can change while we‘re not paying enough attention. The plot is plausibly uncomfortable, but an absolute page-turner nonetheless. Kept my heart racing - both from blood-boiling fury and chilling suspense.

#thriller

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tessavi
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio and was engrossed. Not the best dystopian novel ever, but it did make me feel uncomfortable.

Sweettartlaura SO uncomfortable 😮. I was angry reading this pretty much all the way through. Wasn‘t expecting that much of a reaction. 2y
tessavi @Sweettartlaura yeah, I felt anger every now and then as well, as this didn't seem farfetched at all. 2y
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JenniferEgnor
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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My husband got me some book nerd stuff for V🖤Day!
A book seat, a finger placement (holds back the pages to prevent your fingers from getting tired and hurting) and a shirt.

A note on the book I‘m reading—I was 35 pages in and terrified. With every page I just get more pissed off! This is a lot like The Handmaid‘s Tale.

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iamcourtneyb
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I love looking at pics of peoples‘ book stacks. I look to see which ones I‘ve read. I look to see what kinds of titles and authors the person chooses to get a feel for what that person might be like. Here are a few shots from some of my shelves ☺️

Chelsea.Poole I love looking at them too! 2y
Nute Always fun to look at Shelfies!😀 13mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

Neither the best dystopian fiction novel I've read, nor the worst. Interesting concept and started as an excellent psychological horror. Sadly I found the second half less plausible and it lost stars for me at that point. Tried to do too much in too few pages.

ElizaMarie I think thats a perfect way to describe this book! I enjoyed the beginning and the concept just sounds like it was on point but then ... yeah! I get it! I had such higher hopes for it 2y
RaeLovesToRead @ElizaMarie thanks 😊 I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but it lost it's way a bit by the end. 2y
Caroline2 Totally agree. 👍 2y
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RaeLovesToRead
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Next up is Vox... I'm a few chapters in and the author's voice is very engaging. I was expecting to hate this, but so far it's getting under my skin. I guess not being able to speak is one of my worst nightmares!!

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RaeLovesToRead
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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#bookspinbingo
Let's do this thing!!!!!!!! (I should probably stop posting on here and start reading some books... I'm just so easily distracted... especially checking out everyone else's TBR....)

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RaeLovesToRead
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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My next read... If I understand the premise, I'm looking forward to seeing how (if) the author makes the concept believable. Have heard good things so let's give it a whirl.

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RaeLovesToRead
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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@TheAromaofBooks
Hello 😊 may I join in #bookspinbingo for December? If so... here is my list to be read!
Looking forward to it 📚☕

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! I'll tag you with the winning numbers & the bingo board on the 2nd!! 2y
RaeLovesToRead Great! Thank you 😁😊 2y
Yuki_Onna How cool you're also participating in December's #bookspinbingo! I'm looking forward to your posts and thoughts! 2y
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RaeLovesToRead 😊 thank you! I'm so behind on my reading at the moment so hopefully it'll give me some motivation!!! 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch This is my favorite event-and it happens every month! 2y
RaeLovesToRead I'm happy to be joining in... although I'm a super slow reader so not sure how far I'll get! 😅 2y
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Lcsmcat
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Here‘s my #bookspin and #doublespin list for December. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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rather_be_reading
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Anybody else keep a handwritten list of the books read for the year? I finally sat down and wrote mine for the year so far.

mom2bugnbee I have a handwritten book journal. It's nothing fancy - I just record each book, format, page count, & my star rating, then I add up monthly & yearly totals. I also keep track of challenges/thons. 2y
Heideschrampf Me too! ❤️ 2y
Thousand-Lives Yes! I‘ve been keeping a handwritten book journal since 2015. 🙂 2y
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mdm139 I have a bullet journal for reading tracking. I write down each book I read with a little review. I put in my book bingos too. 2y
KarinWestbrook I have a bulletin journal as well! Need to catch up, I‘m a bit behind .... perhaps next week during Thanksgiving break! Yours is beautiful 2y
quanners I also keep a journal but only of physical books. I don‘t journal my audio books. I listen to those in the car to and from work. If I really enjoy the audio I buy the hardcover and that gets written down. (edited) 2y
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