Travel the World in Books Readathon Discussion Post (Day 13): World drama, short stories and poetry + Spine poetry #TTWIBRAT

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We're nearing the end of this years's readathon, can you believe it?

The readathon goal is simple... read more about other countries and cultures than your own. Kudos to my faaaab co-hosts TanyaBecca, Savvy, and Lucy. Check out the entire schedule of events.

But ...this year we want to get YOU talking about your favorite books, authors, genres, and characters. Every day we'll have a different topic of discussion. You can write a new blog post, link up a couple of old posts that are pertinent to the topic and/or leave comments answering our questions. Linkups will be open through 11/7/15 (a week after the readathon ends to give you plenty of time to write a new post if you want).

Today's Discussion Topic is ...

Favorite world drama, short stories and poetry

I'm not quite sure what "world drama" refers to, so I am looking forward to your posts. And I'm not much of a poetry reader either, so maybe you lovely readers can educate me :) As for short stories, I am totally obsessed with the short story, so I am linking up some of my fave short story collections down below.   

Whatcha waiting for? Link 'em up!


Instagram Photo Challenge

Join us for our Instagram challenge for our Travel the World in Books Readathon, using our new shorter #TTWIBRAT hashtag. Be sure to follow your hosts on Instagram too: TanyaBecca, Lucy and Aloi (moi!).

Today, let's see your spine poetry using books from around the world!

Here's my attempt:

Homage: (A)Sleep
All my puny sorrows
Of love and other demons
Tears and laughter
This is paradise

I've linked the books to reviews/snippets or Book Depository if you'd like to find out more.

So by country ...
Homage by William Zink (poetry) - US
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto - Japan
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews - Canada
Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - somewhere in South America 
(Marquez is Colombian)

Tears and Laughter by Kahlil Gibran (poetry) - ?
(Gibran is Lebanese-American)

This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila - Hawaii, US


Tag each day's photos with the #TTWIBRAT hashtag. Don't worry if you miss a day, just share and tag the photo with #TTWIBRAT anytime!

Travel the World in Books Readathon Instagram Photo Challenge. Join us October 18-31, 2015 for the readathon and share pictures of your favorite books and authors from around the world.
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