I picked up this short book because I was in need of something simple and quick to read, something that didn't require any real thought in order to enjoy it. This was the perfect book for that.
In this unlikely story the aging Queen of England picks up a sudden interest in reading, an interest in which her family and advisers do not approve. The fun part of this book is seeing how this slight interest turns into a burning desire and then into a passion, a progression which a book lover like me can easily identify with.
The story isn't particularly believable but is isn't exactly far-fetched either. Don't expect tons of character development or plot progression - pick it up when you need a quick getaway. It will remind you of why you fell in love with books all those years ago.