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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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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 🤬🤬🤬

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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. 💚❤️💚 19h
StayCurious This is great! 16h
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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))))))) 3d
Victoriahoperose I LOVED this book. She‘s such a great writer. I loved Master Class by her, too 3d
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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... 3d
CoverToCoverGirl This is part of my BookSpinBongo list for December. It‘s definitely going to be interesting. 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jdiehr great find at dollar tree 🌲 👏🏻📚 3d
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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 ❤️🗣 📚 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️🤍💙 🇺🇸 6d
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JenniferEgnor
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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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. 5mo
BoleyBooks @vlwelser that‘s cool! What‘s the title? I‘ll add it to my list. 🤓 5mo
vlwelser It's this... 5mo
BoleyBooks @vlwelser thank you for this information. 😊 5mo
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Gracelovesreading
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER
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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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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 😡😡😡 6mo
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paulareadsallthetime
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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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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. 9mo
tessavi @Sweettartlaura yeah, I felt anger every now and then as well, as this didn't seem farfetched at all. 9mo
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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! 11mo
Nute Always fun to look at Shelfies!😀 3w
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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 12mo
RaeLovesToRead @ElizaMarie thanks 😊 I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would, but it lost it's way a bit by the end. 12mo
Caroline2 Totally agree. 👍 12mo
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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!! 12mo
RaeLovesToRead Great! Thank you 😁😊 12mo
Yuki_Onna How cool you're also participating in December's #bookspinbingo! I'm looking forward to your posts and thoughts! 12mo
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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!!! 12mo
Sarahreadstoomuch This is my favorite event-and it happens every month! 12mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm happy to be joining in... although I'm a super slow reader so not sure how far I'll get! 😅 12mo
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Lcsmcat
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Here‘s my #bookspin and #doublespin list for December. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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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. 13mo
Heideschrampf Me too! ❤️ 13mo
Thousand-Lives Yes! I‘ve been keeping a handwritten book journal since 2015. 🙂 13mo
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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. 13mo
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 13mo
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) 13mo
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sgoffe
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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“Monsters aren‘t born, ever. They‘re made, piece by piece and limb by limb, artificial creations of mad men who, like the misguided Frankenstein, always think they know better.”

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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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#3books that made me mad

Here's the thing about me...I really hate people telling me what I can and can't do. In the event we became a severe dystopian society, I would either be among the first or last dead because I'm a defiant jerk. All three of these are focused on the oppression women, with the first two being fictional and the third being oh so real.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m like you!! 1y
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read the last one but I‘m with you on the other two! 🤬 1y
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Cathythoughts
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Victoria, Thankyou so much for my birthday gift. I really love it & appreciate your kindness. Thanks for the bookmarks & your lovely card my friend. I love it all ❤️😘 CathyXXX

Birdsong28 Glad to hear that you liked it. I was literally just wondering if you had received it, how funny! 📚📖 1y
Cathythoughts @Birdsong28 I love it ! I only just received it ... a lovely way to start the day. It came yesterday & we were out & my neighbour just popped it over. I know your birthday was late April & I will have something on the way to you soon x. Thanks so much ❤️ 1y
Birdsong28 @Cathythoughts Aww don't worry about sending me something I know that it is a messed up year and that it is only just starting to get back to normal. 😘📚📖 1y
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Tanisha_A Woohoo! When is your birthday? 🥳 1y
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A it was ages ago... but we are on a go slow sinse covid 😁 1y
erzascarletbookgasm 👍❤️ 1y
TrishB Definitely a Covid go slow! I‘m very slowly making my way through my list! 1y
batsy Covid has really altered time! 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB @batsy 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB @batsy What a state the world is in , such unbelievable times 1y
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AWildMandaPanda
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

The very premise of this book terrifies me. The writing was well done and the pace kept the story moving along quickly; however, the characters are not fleshed out as well as I would‘ve liked. It was thought provoking but it seemed rather implausible. 2.5 stars ⭐️ #bibliophile #dystopian

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LibrarianBecky
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Pickpick

Another quick read!! This had me from the beginning! Definitely a thriller dystopian book .. imagine a world where women and girls are only allowed 100 words a day?!? 🤪😭🤐😷🤢 highly recommend!!

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yvo_about_books
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Happy Easter!! 🐰🥚 Today's food travel destination: France. 🇨🇵 This was my first time making croissants from scratch, and they definitely came out better than I thought they would! 🤗😍🥐 The ones pictured are ham & cheese, but I also made plain ones. 😋 #croissant #ambaking

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janeycanuck
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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This month‘s #GirlyBookClub was a virtual meeting... We didn‘t have any fans of this month‘s book. Some felt the writing was bad, some felt it was a cheap knock-off of The Handmaid‘s Tale, some (including me) just didn‘t care for the genre.

BkClubCare Yea, I was disappointed. 2y
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iamcourtneyb
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iamcourtneyb
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Reminds me of someone lol...

Bry Indeed! Also reminds me of the part I‘m reading in 1984 right now where they eliminate all synonyms...resulting in the only word for bad being “ungood.” 2y
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iamcourtneyb
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Good night!

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BkClubCare
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Starting this today. Finally done reading for #TOB2020 #TOB20 #dystopia #stayhome #washyourhands #thankyoumedicalpeople

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iamcourtneyb
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Perfect for the next few days...

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iamcourtneyb
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Been holding on to this one for a while. Might as well use these weeks off from school to catch up onto favorite pastimes—reading!

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Kempfme
Vox | Christina Dalcher
Pickpick

Read for Girly book club. It‘s a dystopian story of a time we‘re women are limited to 100 words a day. It centers around a lot of themes like church vs state, slut shaming, and oppression.

This is one of my favorite books so far this year.

Reagan I‘ve heard a lot of very mixed reviews on this one but I am really looking forward to reading it! Glad you enjoyed it. 2y
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brandybear22
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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My biggest accomplishment of last night and today was finishing this book. Also protecting my sushi from the cat. I thought the book had a good theme but I was very disappointed with the ending, I think this is because it is a debut novel. While this book and theme was compared to Margaret Atwood, there is no way she would have ended a book like this. All in all, well this will never be my favorite book, I would read another by this author

Bry Similar to what our book club members thought - really interesting idea and a quick read but kind of falls apart at the end. 2y
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Bookwormjillk
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

This book could have been so much better. The beginning was amazing, but then it just fizzled.

keithmalek The ending felt rushed. 2y
Jaimelire I gave it a thumbs up, but I do agree with you about the end. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Thank you Tracey @tracey38 for these books!! They have been on my list forever!! Can‘t wait to get to them!! Thanks sweet friend 😘

#LitsyLove

Bookwormjillk I just started Vox tonight. It‘s good. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwormjillk awesome!!! 🙌🏻📚 2y
tracey38 Wow, that got to you fast! I mailed it Saturday afternoon. So glad you are excited about them. You are so welcome! ❤📚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 I am!! Thank you 😘❤️ 2y
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Bookwormjillk
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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4 pages in and I‘m already freaked out.

Soubhiville This book was great but it made me so mad! 2y
runswithscissors007 Yep, pretty freaky...... I have sons and that aspect of the story was pretty unnerving.... keep us posted! 2y
Bookwormjillk @runswithscissors007 @Soubhiville I was reading this afternoon and getting pretty worked up. I had to stop before I went to my daughter‘s Girl Scout meeting. 2y
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TorieStorieS
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been curious about this one for a while-it‘s an interesting concept for dystopian fiction where women are limited to 100 words a day & society has taken on a puritanical stand. It shares a lot of qualities with other titles in this genre-but #RecklessCharacter Jean is not always easy to root for (or to understand why everyone falls in love with her). I understand the mixed reviews but think this is a good discussion starter! #NewYearNewYou

Eggs Fascinating choice👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Eggs ! 2y
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Neesay
VOX. | CHRISTINA. DALCHER

Monsters aren‘t born, ever. They‘re made, piece by piece and limb by limb, artificial creations of madmen who, like the misguided Frankenstein, always think they know better.

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ElizaMarie
Vox | Christina Dalcher
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So I am hopefully gonna have a bunch I borrow from the library :)

#bookishbingo #audiobookbingo

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rather_be_reading
Vox | Christina Dalcher

Nts: fricatives.

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rather_be_reading
Vox | Christina Dalcher

I try not to think of Orwellian possibilities...

(nice nod to 1984)