World Changing Women – Bess Myerson

Bess Myerson was the first, and so far, only, Jewish Miss America. She first won the Miss New York pageant and went on to win the American crown in 1945. Bess was the daughter of Jewish-Russian immigrants and was raised to focus on her intelligence rather than...

What I’m Reading – The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is a retelling of the Illiad from the perspective of Patroclus, Achilles’ dearest companion and lover. It starts off when Patroclus is five and first sees Achilles at an athletics competition, jumps forward to when he is nine...

World Changing Women – Mayumi Narita

Mayumi is one of the best Paralympian swimmers in the world. She has 15 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals and competed from 1996 to 2004. She has had to make sure of a wheelchair for several years due to her myelitis (inflammatory spinal cord condition that can...

What I’m Reading – Captive Prince Short Stories

Green but for a Season It was a little bit of a shock to jump back into the story at this point after having read Kings Rising. I also had to struggle a little bit to remember exactly where within Prince’s Gambit this story takes place. We get to see young Laurent in...

What I’m Reading – Kings Rising

Oh boy. There is a lot that goes on in this book. As per usual, SPOILER ALERT. Kings Rising is the final installment in the Captive Prince Trilogy and while it certainly comes to a pretty balanced end, tying up a bunch of loose ends, I can’t help but feel that there...