Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words, the revamped take on of the meme hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading!
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What am I currently reading?
I’m trying a bit of true crime as despite my love for crime fiction, I don’t read that much of the reality. I totally missed this in the news at the time so now’s my opportunity to find out more! Here’s the blurb:
Published alongside the 2013 film The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson, this is the explosive true story of the seven celebrity-obsessed teens who became the most audacious burglary gang in Hollywood history.
It s 19 September 2010, and 21-year-old Rachel Lee has emerged from Los Angeles Superior Court, having just been sentenced to four years behind bars.
A few months earlier, she had been running the Bling Ring: a gang of rich, beautiful, wild-living Valley teens who idolised celebrity, designer labels and luxury brands. Who, in 2009, became the most audacious thieves in recent Hollywood history.
In a case that has shocked the nation, the seven schoolfriends stole millions of dollars worth of clothing, jewellery and possessions from the sprawling mansions of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, among others using gossip websites, Google Earth and Twitter to aid their crimes.
But what made these kids all of whom already enjoyed designer clothes, money, cars and social status gamble with their lives at such high stakes?
Journalist Nancy Jo Sales, the author of Vanity Fair s acclaimed exposé of the Bling Ring, gained unprecedented access to the group to answer that question. In the process she uncovered a world of teenage greed, obsession, arrogance and delusion that surpassed her wildest expectations.
Now, for the first time, Sales tells their story in full. Publishing to tie into Sofia Coppola s film of the same name, this is a fascinating look at the dark and seedy world of the real young Hollywood.
What have I recently finished reading?
I finished my beta read and without giving too much away, it’s brilliant! It’s out in August so keep your 👀 peeled!
It was quite a stressful week with my youngest being off with Covid and work being crazy busy. But then my eldest had a stomach bug at the end of the week so my reading mojo had a few days off, hence only one book got read 😔
What am I reading next?!?
I probably should return to my blog tour reads and up next is the upcoming instalment in the Kane and Alton series by D. K. Hood, Don’t Look Back…. However I might sneak another free read in before…
So what are you guys reading? Have you read anything I need to add to #MountTBR??