The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
Currently Reading: I’ve been reading this library book for two days already. For some reason, the pages are not flying by, but perhaps I am just easily distracted, since it is not a thriller. When Life Gives You Lululemons, by Lauren Weisberger, is all about life in suburban Greenwich, Connecticut, and the characters are super-annoying. I do like Emily, who was a favorite character in The Devil Wears Prada. But the book alternates between characters, and like I said: some of them are really unlikable. I’m more than half-finished, so I’ll keep plodding along.
BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK: (Click Titles/Covers for My Reviews)
Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward
Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties, by Camille Pagan
I saw this book on a blog the other day, and had to pre-order it. I do love Therese Anne Fowler’s fictionalized tales of people in history, so I was immediately drawn to A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts, which paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules—and how to break them.
Synopsis: The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women’s suffrage movement.
What did your week look like? I’d love to check out the books you are reading.