Thursday, January 6, 2022

Book Beginnings + Friday 56: Recorder by Cathy McCrumb

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice and asks you to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader and share a non-spoilery sentence or two.

This week I'm featuring featuring Recorder by Cathy McCrumb. I've gotta say, this book is a great way to start off the year. It's fantastic! I'm loving it so much!

About the Book
The Consortium is All. But Recorder Can No Longer Obey.

Recorder has no family, no friends, and no name. Donated to the Consortium before birth, her sole purpose is to maintain and verify the records. A neural implant and drone ensure compliance, punishing for displays of bias.

Suddenly cut off from controlling technology, Recorder tastes what it means to be human. But if the Consortium discovers her feelings, everyone she knows will be in danger.

With no name, no resources, and only an infinitesimal possibility of escape, Recorder's time is running out.

Book Beginnings
I did not have a name - none of us did - but once when I was young, I had a friend.

Friday 56
I had decided to return to the beginning and follow the trail forward when an unexpected hand on my shoulder startled me. I spun around.

What have you been reading lately?


20 comments:

  1. I love the excerpts you shared, Ashley. And what a great sounding story! I am glad to read you are loving it so far. Adding it to my wish list.

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    1. It's so good! Thanks for coming by! Happy reading! :)

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  2. This sounds really sad. I bet she finds some power though. My Friday Quotes

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    1. It was really great watching her discover that she's more than what she was taught she was. Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend! :)

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  3. Glad you are enjoying this book. While the opening has a melancholy note to it, I'm very intrigued by the 56.

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    1. Yeah, the 56 had me reading as fast as I could to find out what happened next. Thanks for visiting! Happy weekend! :)

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  4. Recorder sure is something different. Don't know if it will work for me. Although, maybe I should just try all new things this year.

    Happy New Year and enjoy your book!

    Elza Reads

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    1. Recorder was such a fascinating character to read about. Thanks for coming by! Happy New Year! :)

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  5. Thanks for introducing me. This sounds great!

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    1. You're welcome! I can't recommend it highly enough. Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading! :)

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  6. Oooh I can see how this would be a good read, I'm definitely going to have a look on Goodreads! The opening is also very bittersweet, it would definitely keep my attention. I hope you have a lovely weekend :) Juli @ A Universe in Words

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    1. I was so invested in this story after that first line. I needed to know all about Recorder and her world. It was all so fascinating. Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a lovely weekend too! :)

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  7. Definitely adding this one to my TBR, bittersweet, melancholy, but hopeful for a different future - definitely very intriguing.

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    1. Yes! It's all those things. I couldn't get enough of it. So good! Thanks for visiting! Happy reading! :)

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  8. I really want to read this one this year! :)

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    1. It's so good! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for coming by! Happy weekend! :)

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  9. I hope you enjoy this one! Happy reading! https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/first-line-friday-33-fresh-scars.html

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! It was a great one! Happy reading! :)

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  10. Vague snippets but I hope you love it! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It was fantastic. Happy weekend! :)

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