Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Spotlight and Giveaway of Vox by Christina Dalcher

Berkley/Penguin Random House is 
The Paperback Release Of:


With a USA Giveaway!!
Information in this post is courtesy of Dache J. Rogers of Berkley, Penguin Random House.
AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK on July 16 – Christina Dalcher’s VOX, the electrifying debut about a near-future U.S. where women are limited to speaking just 100 words a day, will be available in trade paperback next month on July 16.

One of Good Morning America's “Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer”
One of PopSugar, Refinery29, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Real Simple, i09, and Amazon's Best Books to Read in August 2018

“[An] electrifying debut.”O, The Oprah Magazine

“The real-life parallels will make you shiver.”Cosmopolitan

The National Bestseller • One of Entertainment Weekly's and Shereads' Books to read after The Handmaid's Tale.

Set in a near-future United States, VOX imagines a society in which women are allowed only 100 words per day. 

Every female child, teenager and adult has a wristband to keep count, and for every word they go over their quota, they receive an electric shock of increasing intensity. 

To Dr. Jean McClellan, who was a neurolinguist before all women lost their jobs, words are not only a way to communicate but a source of identity. And without the ability to freely express her thoughts, opinions and emotions, Jean is afraid of who she—and her young daughter—might become. 

But when the President’s brother suffers brain damage in a ski accident, Jean is put back to work, at least temporarily. In exchange for her help, she negotiates her and her daughter’s release from the word quota. 
However, she soon finds that her research will not only be used to aid the President’s brother. The government has an agenda even more dangerous than the wristbands—and the effects will be permanent. 
Jean has no choice but to stop them, not only for her family, but for a whole nation of women forced into silence.

 Photo Credit: Laurens Arenas

Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities. 

Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred journals worldwide. Recognition includes first place for the Bath Flash Award, nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and multiple other awards. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with her husband.

I am partnering with Dache J. Rogers of Berkley, Penguin Random House for this giveaway.


July 16 - July 23
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Mailbox Monday - 7/15/2019

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. 

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf
THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
I hope you had a good mailbox.

I have been away for two weeks and have received AWESOME books!!
On Wednesday, July 3, I received:
1.  THE CHRISTMAS SPIRITS ON TRADD STREET by Karen White and a beautiful ornament, courtesy of Penguin Random House/The Berkley Marketing Team.
On Friday, July 5, I received:

1.  BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly, courtesy of Katie Bassel of St. Martin's.

On Tuesday, July 9, I received:

1.  MIDNIGHT AT THE BLACKBIRD CAFE by Heather Webber, courtesy of Forge Books and Bookishfirst.com
On Thursday, July 10, I received:

1. THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS by Lisa Jewell, courtesy of Atria Books and NetGalley.

On Friday, July 12, I received:

1.  A PRIZE PACKAGE from Ashley Hasty and Ariele Fredman of Simon & Schuster.


It's Monday!! What Are YOU Reading? - 7/15/2019

I hope you had a great reading week.  
This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
Books Completed:

THE WOMEN OF THE COPPER COUNTRY by Mary Doria Russell - review will be on August 6 - finished on July 10.
BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE by Rea Frey - review will be on August 5 - finished July 4.

THE CHELSEA GIRLS by Fiona Davis - review will be on July 31 - finished on July 1.

A STRANGER ON THE BEACH by Michelle Campbell - review will be on July 23 - finished June 28.
LAYOVER by David Bell - review is in the book's title.

PRETTY REVENGE by Emily Liebert - review is in the book's title.

A very good read...not as sinister as the cover and title appear.

NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on July 30 - finished on April 2.

Book Currently Reading:

THE WINEMAKER'S WIFE by Kristin Harmel - review will be on August 13.

Books Up Next:

THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE by Susan  Wiggs - review will be on August 20.

THIS TENDER LAND by William Kent Krueger - review will be on September 3.

TODAY WE GO HOME by Kelli Estes - review will on September 4.

29 SECONDS by T. M. Logan - review will be on September 10.

THE LAST TRAIN TO LONDON by Meg Waite Clayton - review will be on September 11.

THE MURDER LIST by Hank Phillippi Ryan - review will be on September 12.

RED SKY IN THE MORNING by J. Walter Ring - review will be on September 26.

COLD WOODS by Karen Katchur - review will be on October 1.

HOUSE OF BRIDES by - review will be on October 22.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson - review will be on November 4.

I hear this was THE BUZZ at the Book Expo.

HOW QUICKLY SHE DISAPPEARS by Raymond Fleischmann - review will be on January 14, 2020.

THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS by Lisa Jewell - review will be on October 29.