First Line Fridays: Vox by Christina Dalcher @BerkleyPub @PenguinRandomCA #travelingfriendsread #BookBloggers


First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books. Where we share the first line or lines of a book we are currently reading or going to start soon.

Our First Line Friday is for an upcoming Traveling Friends Group read that we all are pretty excited to start reading.

Vox by Christina Dalcher

If anyone told me I could bring down the president, and the Pure Movement, and that incompetent little shit Morgan LeBron in a week’s time, I wouldn’t believe them.

Goodreads Summary

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.


Have you read this one? Want to read it? Please add your first line to a book you have started or going to start. We would love to hear from you!!!

Random Book Musings: Where do you spend your time reading? Do you have a special spot? #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers


I always have these random bookish questions that I’m curious about so I ask our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question.  We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do.

So this next question that we asked of the Traveling Sisters comes courtesy of Lindsay.  She has always wondered where and what we book lovers like to have close by us while we are reading and where that special comfy place to curl up with a good book is.  I hope that you will also join in on the discussion with us.

Norma’s random book question:

Where do you spend your time reading? Do you have a special spot? Is there anything in particular that you like to have with you when you read?

LC44-20Norma’s Answer Web_L337-2_brunette_brown eyes

I spend most of my time reading during my lunch break at work and in the evening’s when everyone else is in bed. I don’t really have a special spot but my son just gave us a nice leather reclinable loveseat that is equipped with drink cups as well as USB ports which I am absolutely loving. It is so comfortable and I can have my iPad plugged in while I’m reading. Very handy! I also have a Diet Pepsi with me wherever I go (I’m hooked) and always have to have one close by.

LC44-10Brenda’s Answer Web_L365-2_brunette_green-eyes

My most loved reading spot is in “my chair” in my living room.  My family leaves my chair for me and no one sits in it but me.  It’s so cute they do that.  My favorite time to curl up in it is first thing in the morning with my coffee.  I have mood cups with little motivation saying on it and I choose which one depending on my mood.   In the evening my favorite spot is in bed with a nice glass of white wine.  If it gets too late reading in bed usually leads to sleep reading.  Then in the morning when I look at discussion threads I wonder why I missed things.  lol .


LC44-14 Lindsay’s Answer Web_L353-2_blonde_blue eyes

I love discovering everyone’s most loved reading spots! Thanks for using my question Norma!! 💕 📚 

Mine is the corner of my sectional sofa in my living room. (The cushion actually has a permanent imprint of my butt 🤣). I always have a blanket on me, even in the heat of summer – crazy, I know! More of a comfort thing than a source of warmth. Along with my 75 pound Golden Retriever lap dog, I usually have a coffee or tea to accompany me. I do most of my reading in the evenings once the littles are sleeping, and if I’m lucky enough to have them napping at the same time, I get some quality reading time in the afternoon! 😍

LC44-19  Kristin’s Answer Web_L297-2_blonde_brown eyes

I love this question, and all the responses! I feel like I just got to know you all a little better through your answers ☺️

Norma: I want that chair! It’s like a reclining, cup holding, USB supporting heaven ❤️

As some of you have mentioned, I mainly read in bed at night while everyone else is asleep and all is quiet.

I too have had my kindle fall flat on my sleeping, unsuspecting face—as well as large hardcover books with book lights clipped to them 🤯

I do try to get in some daytime reading when I can, curled up on my couch with a couch cushion supporting my book. If it’s raining or snowing, that’s a drop-everything-and-reading-now kinda day. Oh, and a hot drink of some sort always tags along ❤️☺️

Now to the best part. Your answers. Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!

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