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.
“Alex started at Georgetown the January his mom was sworn in”
Yes, this means Alex finished college in only 3.5 years
“Alex has since conceded Nora is 100 percent smarter than him and definitely too smart to have ever dated him”
“PRINCE PHILIP SAYS I DO!”
Had to change his name after the last royal baby
“I’ve been working on it for Roman Political Thought all week”
A real course at Georgetown
“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
“She’d escaped her tiny hometown in the shadow of Fort Hood”
Ellen’s dad was a military guy who died Vietnam
“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?