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 […]
I am so happy to share this review and interview with Jo Furniss! Jo is a member of our Expat Book Club and author of the Amazon charts bestseller ‘All the Little Children’. Here she talks to us about her life as an expat and the inspiration behind her second novel, ‘The Trailing Spouse.’ But […]
I connected with artist Cath Brew in the forum I Am A Triangle (which is like an online ‘home’ for expats). Cath the woman behind ‘Drawn To A Story’ and has just published her book ‘Living Elsewhere‘ – a series of cartoons that beautifully depict those expat moments when you don’t know whether to laugh […]
I met Saaskia through the Expat Book Club and was intrigued to hear that not only had she published ten books (in both french and English) but she also has her own You Tube channel with poems, interviews…and fabulous make up tips for over seventies! A truly international woman, this seemed like the perfect interview for […]
Because, let’s face it, I’d far rather do some reading than Spring Cleaning. Anyone else?! Since starting The Expat Book Club I have been reading more than ever – that coupled with the recent freezing weather which made curling up with a book preferable to doing anything else. But this morning it felt spring-like for […]
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 […]
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 […]