Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

Today is the Third Annual Blog for International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures.” Who better to celebrate than the woman who has impacted the lives of 50 million girls (and counting) over the last hundred years? No one living among Savannah, Georgia’s elite class could have known that oneContinue reading “Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts”

Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books

Most people remember Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis for her glamorous role as First Lady and for her memorable fashions. Though she was constantly followed by the paparazzi and was closely scrutinized whenever she went out in public, she was an intensely private woman who divulged little about herself, even among her closest friends and colleagues. She burnedContinue reading “Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books”

Jane Austen: A Life Revealed

I have a confession to make: I’ve never read a Jane Austen book all the way through. Even though the entire thing was assigned to me when I was a student, I only dipped into Pride and Prejudice in high school but never finished. At the time, Jane Austen’s books just never interested me. TheseContinue reading “Jane Austen: A Life Revealed”

Cleopatra: A Life

I’m giving away several books throughout March in honor of Women’s History Month. Win a copy of this book, courtesy of Little, Brown and Company! Read on for more information. Cleopatra’s legacy is indelible: In her twenties and thirties, she ruled a country that was known for producing scholars, doctors, and artists. She had childrenContinue reading “Cleopatra: A Life”

A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster

Placing E.M. Forster’s homosexuality at the core of his identity, Wendy Moffat masterfully unlocks the rich history of the author’s life.  She gives readers extensive insight about Forster’s sexual identity and the impact it had on his work.  Morgan, as Forster was known to his friends, came of age at a time when homosexuality wasContinue reading “A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster”