This week marks the one year anniversary of my Travel the World Wednesday features here at Becky's Book Reviews. Here is how I introduced this feature last year, "Each week I will review one or two books. What kinds of books? Well, for the most part international books. Books that were first published in another country (not United States) that have since been published here. This includes books that were written in English (Australia, Canada, England, etc.) and those books written in another language that have since been translated into English. But I may also look at a handful of books about characters that enjoy 'traveling' the world and learning about new places and new cultures." I hope you've enjoyed this aspect of my blog, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on what I've done this past year. I hope that I have shown that international literature comes in all shapes and sizes--board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, novels; fiction and nonfiction and even poetry; kids, young adults, adults; all genres--fantasy, science fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, etc. And that it is easier to find than you might think. Reading the copyright and the jacket flap might reveal a shelf full of international titles where you weren't expecting it! I hope I've encouraged you to seek out some international books of your own to read.
If you'd like the chance to win one of four boxed sets: Asia Boxed Set, Discover the World Boxed Set, Travel the World Boxed Set, or Explore the World Boxed Set, please leave a comment on this post answering one of these questions...there will be four winners. Each boxed set contains four books. Please be sure to leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win. Winners will be announced on August 27th. This contest is limited to those living in the United States and Canada.
Who is your favorite international author? Why?
What is your most humorous travel story?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
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