The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
1. What I’m currently reading:
I’m finally getting around to reading the YA book American Royals II: Majesty after I was able to get the first book in the series, American Royals. I wasn’t sure if I needed to read the first book in order to appreciate the second, but I took no chances. I enjoyed the first book enough to continue on to the second.
And speaking of Royals, I’m listening to the audio books of The Royal We and The Heir Affair. The Royal We is so satirically funny and well written, I’m really enjoying it and can’t wait to get to the newest release, The Heir Affair, which just came out in July 2020.
2. What did I just finish?
No surprise, another royal book, this time non-fiction. Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown was a very interesting read. Lady Anne Glenconner was Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret for 30 years, but has known the royal family since her childhood days in Scotland.
I also finished an ARC Christmas book, The Winter We Met, which is released to the public on October 8, 2020. It’s very British, which sort of fits this week’s unintended theme, and a light romance, and very enjoyable. Find my review here.
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m completely switching gears for my next reads. No more fluffy royal books or YA or children’s classics.
Little Lindy Is Kidnapped: How the Media Covered the Crime of the Century. This is an ARC from NetGalley that I’m finally getting around to. Many moons ago I checked out every book on the Lindbergh kidnapping from the library. Each book had a different theory on what happened, and I never came to any strong conclusions about the Crime of the Century one way or another. But one thing’s for sure: the kidnapping and investigation and subsequent trial were a media circus. We’re sort of used that sort of thing nowadays, but back in 1932 when the kidnapping happened, it was cray-cray.
The other book I’m going to tackle is Lake Wobegon Virus audio book by Garrison Keillor. I grew up listening to Lake Wobegon stories on public radio, and reading all of Garrison Keillor’s books. I naturally bought the audiobook as well as the physical book because I love the melodious tones of Keillor’s voice. I’m happy to dive in to a world where all the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children above-average.
“A mysterious virus has infiltrated the good people of Lake Wobegon, transmitted via unpasteurized cheese made by a Norwegian bachelor farmer, the effect of which is episodic loss of social inhibition. Mayor Alice, Father Wilmer, Pastor Liz, the Bunsens and Krebsbachs, formerly taciturn elders, burst into political rants, inappropriate confessions, and rhapsodic proclamations, while their teenagers watch in amazement. Meanwhile, a wealthy outsider is buying up farmland for a Keep America Truckin’ motorway and amusement park, estimated to draw 2.2 million visitors a year. Clint Bunsen and Elena the hometown epidemiologist to the rescue, with a Fourth of July Living Flag and sweet corn feast for a finale.”
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