We like to take pictures of books to show off what we’ve been reading.  But, face it, it can get boring to look at stacks of books on Instagram over and over.

I try to get creative with my book pictures even if not everyone is as excited about it as I am, like in this picture I took for World Rabies Day.

Today let’s get creative with our international books!  The challenge is to make a photograph that captures the setting of the book.

Saudi Arabia

The main characters in Finding Nouf are trying to find a girl in the Saudi Arabian desert so I photographed the book lost in a vast field of sand.

The Bahamas

If you follow my line of sight quite a few miles straight out from this Florida shoreline, you get to the setting of War of the Whales – a book about whales beaching in the Bahamas.

Central and South America


Atomik Aztek is an alternate history in which the Aztec defeat the Spanish. I paired it with clay pottery animals that I hand carried back from Costa Rica.


The Blue Fox, set in Iceland, is paired with my wool horse ornament that I picked up at the airport in Iceland this spring.


It’s Harry Potter time. This is me at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross in London and my Hogwarts mug from Universal Florida.


Now it is your turn!  Use setting or props to take a book picture.  Link up below to your blog post or your Instagram or Twitter link to the photo.  (Use the hashtag #TTWIBRAT)  In one week there will be a random drawing from all the entries for a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Random draw winner – book trail