Today I’m participating in Sam’s WWW Wednesdays Here’s how it works:

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.



  1. So I should be getting my library hold of “Fear” soon. I almost walked out of the bookstore with it last week, but I just didn’t know if that was a book I would want to keep, because I have a feeling I will feel like you and be a bit terrified. I don’t know if I will want that reminder on my bookshelf. I enjoyed your review. Thanks for visiting my post!

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    • Thanks for visiting, Sarah, and while I enjoyed reading the book (well, “enjoyed” is probably not the word, but stimulated and informed), I am glad my copy is an e-book. I wouldn’t want to have to see that cover with his face on my shelves! LOL


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