Today I’m participating in WWW Wednesdays, at Taking on a World of Words.  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?




Ms. Demeanor, by Elinor Lipman



The Disinvited Guest, by Carol Goodman


A Good Neighborhood, by Therese Anne Fowler


EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: Spare, by Prince Harry, a book that I ordered today.


Synopsis:It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

For Harry, this is that story at last.

Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for his mother’s death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn’t find true love. 

Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.


That was my last two weeks.  What did yours look like?



20 thoughts on “WWW READING…

  1. I’m afraid I have no interest in reading Spare as I think a lot of what’s in there should have been kept private. It seems strange to complain about press intrusion and then reveal very personal stuff, often involving other people. However I accept many people think otherwise and I’ll be interested to read your thoughts on it.

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  2. Have you watched the Netflix docu? I have not. I am actually not interested in all that because I’m so confused about how they wanted out of the press but I seem them doing interviews, docus, and books all over. I’m perplexed. haha. Although, I’ve seen too many snippets and stuff of the book that I’m kind of interested to see what it’s all about. So, I’m on the fence. I’ll wait and see what you think of it!

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Laurel!!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie, I did watch the Harry and Meghan docu, just as I watched everything about Diana when those events were televised.

      I think they just want to control the narrative, which is why they do their interviews and write the books.

      Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thanks, Harvee, I have also watched the recent documentary of Harry and Meghan, so I may have to skip through some things, too. I always order hardcover books of celebrities and authors so that I can enjoy the photos.


  3. I am very curious about Spare but do not know if I want to read it. The few excerpts I have seen have made me feel very uncomfortable, like I was intruding on very personal moments. But I do hope that you enjoy reading it and get out of it what you need/want to

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