Why a reading challenge? Well, its easy to get stuck in a reading rut. So this is less a challenge than a framework – to read wider, and use reading to learn about wherever you are living.
Is there a greater gift than the gift of a book? I honestly don’t think there is. Books can transport us, they can offer comfort. They can teach us about the world and about ourselves. They can be an adventure, a refuge, and inspiration, a solace. And it’s a pure pleasure to give a child […]
One of the lovely and unexpected things that has happened since I set up The Expat Book Club is that I have made connections with lots of other expat women – all of them are readers, but some of them are authors too. So I thought I would do a series of ‘Expat Author’ interviews to highlight […]
There is a social media post that does the rounds at this time of year. It’s about simplifying Christmas (which I am ALL for) and giving children four things. Something they want, something they need, something to wear…and something to read. It’s the something to read that does it for me. As a recipient (I […]
I think, at heart, I am Icelandic. Because in Iceland, on Christmas Eve, books are exchanged and everyone snuggles up to read and eat chocolates. Sounds like bliss, right? There is no gift that makes me happier than a book. To give books, to receive books. And shopping for books is pure pleasure; a book […]
Why an article on encouraging boys to read? Let’s start by stating the obvious: all children are different. And not only are all children different, the age at which reading ‘clicks’ can vary massively from child to child. We all want our children to enjoy reading, but what do you do if you have a […]
Following on from my blog post about book clubs, I thought I’d share some book recommendations for your summer reading. Because we all now that now that school’s out and summer’s here we all have acres more time to read, right?! What makes for great summer reading? Well, that’s about as good a question as […]