Join my Expat Book Club

Hi all!

I have joined a few FB groups in the Belgrade area, but I am at a loss for real community. I recently had an epiphany… I could start an online book club! It is an effort in sharing ideas, posting reading revelations, making friends, and finding direction for expats who have been uprooted and are trying to get their “sea legs”.

It really doesn’t matter what country you are from or where you are in the world. You just need to be able to read the book and share your thoughts on what you have read.

The first book we will read is A Career in Your Suitcase by Jo Parfitt.

The book has a great website that sports a blog, stories, resources, events and more. You can see it all here!

You can find it here:


Now in its fourth edition, it has had amazing success. I think we will find it the perfect book for Expat inspiration.

Please join our group here.



I am excited to introduce you to a book I just read. Gilded!

The link above takes you to the description of the book. You should check it out! The book is due to be released for sale next month, BUT! if you have a Kindle there is a special offer and it is available to buy now for less!If you have a Kindle, Kindle First is offering it a month early for only $1.99! I got it and read it immediately.

I love it. I found it hard to put down. I didn’t want to go to sleep or stop reading for anything. As a mom, of course I had duties that kept me from reading non-stop, but I finished the book in just a couple days. You don’t have to take my word for it though, feel free to check out the customer reviews! There are a BUNCH!

Gilded would not normally be on my radar since it is in the YA or “young adult” section, but it was written by one of my best friends from college, Christina Farley! I am so proud of her as well as awed by what an amazing book it is.After reading it, I was hooked. The only thing I don’t like is having to wait for the rest of the books to be released as it is the first of a trilogy.

Christina lived in Seoul, Korea for seven years. Her life experiences there are what really bring the book to life. She uses real places, people, and practical life experience to breathe life into the characters. Her own personal Tae Kwon Do study and archery schooling make the characters detailed actions so calculated and clear you can imagine doing it yourself.

Having visited Christina there in Korea, was a small bonus. I knew some of the places in the book and ate some of the food the character eats. How cool is that?

If you are looking for a good book, check this out! It is entertaining, educational, and a fast read.

Huge congrats to my very good friend Christina Farley! Bravo! Gilded is amazing.