I'm excited to announce that today my first review as a columnist for The Displaced Nation is live!
The Displaced Nation, which bills itself as "a home for international creatives," invited me to start a book column to review books on topics that would be of interest to their readership of long-time expats and adult "third culture kids."
My first column looks at an engrossing series I recently finished, the Dublin Murder Squad books by Irish writer Tana French. Please stop by the site and check out my review, and the other great articles by Displaced Nationers!
I'm not a huge fan of organized sporting events, but I *am* a big fan of social media!
One of my clients, the social media analytics company Socialbakers, has released a fascinating (and addictive!) new tool that will measure fan participation--mentions are counted as "cheers"--for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, happening now in Brazil. Want to find out which teams get the most love on Twitter? Which players are pictured most often on Instagram? Check out the tool--and my blog about it on the Socialbakers site. Who will you cheer for at #Brazil2014?
I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I am participating in the generous challenge set up by the Untreed Reads publisher, to read and review one of their titles each month. The deal is, I get a free book and agree to write an honest review about it.
The last three months I chose stories that put murder mysteries in an interesting setting.
In February, I chose Nightmare in Morocco, by Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton. Check out my review on Goodreads here.
In March, I devoured An Inconsequential Murder, by Rodolfo Peña. Check out my review on Goodreads here.
And, in April, I went back in time with fellow Sisters in Crime member Kaye George's Death in the Time of Ice. My review is here.
Have you read anything interesting lately? I love getting book recommendations!
Beth is an American freelance writer who has lived in Europe and Asia since 2003. She grew up on a sailboat and, though now a landlubber, still enjoys a peripatetic life. She writes articles and suspense about travel, expatriate living, and many other topics.