Select Annotations From Red, White & Royal Blue- Entry 1


If you’re a reader of this blog, you know how much I adore Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. If you’re new–welcome! And I’m obsessed with this book. I have 4 different copies, the audiobook, and did I just sign up for Book of the Month last week just because RWRB is one of the options for December? YEP I SURE DID!

So a few months ago Casey was part of a charity auction benefiting RAICES (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), and I was all over it. Annotated books are SO FUN to me–it’s like getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a movie.

But I know how many OTHER people love Red, White & Royal Blue, too. So I don’t want to keep it all to myself! I’m going to attempt to get one of these up every week, several pages at a time.

So here we go, Entry 1! Grab your copy and follow along!

-Other opening scenes for this book included a Vanity Fair story on Zahra 12 years laters. 

Pg. 3:

“Alex started at Georgetown the January his mom was sworn in”

Yes, this means Alex finished college in only 3.5 years

Pg. 6:

“Alex has since conceded Nora is 100 percent smarter than him and definitely too smart to have ever dated him”

It’s true

Pg. 7:


Had to change his name after the last royal baby

Pg. 7:

“I’ve been working on it for Roman Political Thought all week”

A real course at Georgetown

Pg. 8:

“He rolls off the bed and flips it, resetting the needle, and the second side picks up on “London Luck & Love”

I picked “Rich Girl” for this scene for the vibe/lyrics and this actually just happens to be the first track on the other side

Pg. 9:

“She’d escaped her tiny hometown in the shadow of Fort Hood”

Ellen’s dad was a military guy who died Vietnam 

Pg. 9:

“Amy, his mother’s favorite Secret Service agent, a former Navy SEAL who is rumored around DC to have killed several men”

First clue that Amy is trans-she transitioned after her service


What do you guys think?? Worth it, not worth it? Do you want to see more every week?






8 thoughts on “Select Annotations From Red, White & Royal Blue- Entry 1

  1. Miko says:

    You are the absolute best. Please keep sharing!!

    Re: Amy I hadn’t even considered that a hint when reading…but I love the movie GI Jane and RWRB already has idealized gender roles soooopp

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    • pagesandpugs says:

      Thank you so much!! I don’t have any more than what’s posted (I wish I did!!!) but make sure you go through and read all of them! I can make a post that links to each of them if that would be helpful.


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