A Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway

We have yet another literary giveaway for you: a bookish bundle to help you navigate your novels.

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Photos courtesy of The Literary Gift Company and Wild & Wolf.

Sometimes simple concepts make the best designs. Such is the case with the gifts in the Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway. This bookish bundle looks at books and authors through the lens of location.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
- Saint Augustine

But, for the days you can’t literally hop on a train or a plane to some foreign land, you can remind yourself through books (and bookish things) of other places and other times.

Great for literary buffs, teachers, or students, you can peruse a literary map to find where your favourite author lived and keep track of the significant locations and events of your favourite novel while you’re taking notes or drinking tea.

 

What is Included in the Giveaway?

One lucky winner will receive:


A Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway | gimmesomereads.com

How to Enter the Novel Navigation Literary Giveaway:

Note: The giveaway will be going on through December 13th.

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Literary Transport Mugs & Notebooks » Wild & Wolf

Literary Transport Mugs & Notebooks from Wild & Wolf | gimmesomereads.com

“A tribute to the classic books which transform our lives and transport our imaginations far beyond our own world. Board a bus with a good book and be carried away, rumbling along, to a desert island, the moon or beyond. Books much like buses are there for us all.”

Literary Transport Mugs from Wild & Wolf | gimmesomereads.com

I love Wild & Wolf‘s concept for these mugs and notebooks. Like a well designed series of books, their simple design and great colour choices make me want to get the whole lot of them (the mugs in particular!). And, it’s interesting to consider entering a novel on a bus — what would the stops be? According to Wild & Wolf, it’s not just the physical locations; sometimes there’s an event or an item that provokes an event — like “The Letter” in Pride and Prejudice or “Mother’s Locket” in Frankenstein.

Literary Transport Mug from Wild & Wolf | gimmesomereads.com

Until I read this list, I didn’t know the Orkney Islands had anything to do with Frankenstein; definitely need to read that book now!

Literary Transport Notebook from Wild & Wolf | gimmesomereads.com

There’s even a handy envelope pocket attached to the inside of the notebook’s back cover to store your tickets stubs, postcards, receipts, etc.

Be sure to check out the entire collection and see if your favourite novel made their list.

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Literary Maps » The Literary Gift Company

Literary USA Map (East Coast detail) from Literary Gift Company | gimmesomereads.com

Another good concept that executes a simple idea with great results: a map that not only geographically locates authors, but actually creates the map through the hand-lettered author names. Brilliant. Exclusive to The Literary Gift Company, their literary map series includes maps for the USA; Britain and Northern Ireland; Ireland; and Wales; as well as one for children’s literature in Britain.

Literary USA Map (West Coast detail) from Literary Gift Company | gimmesomereads.com

USA Literary Map: Original hand-lettered poster featuring 226 geographically connected authors. Designed by Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan. Unframed. Printed on 160 gsm recycled card. 82 x 57.5cm.

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This giveaway is sponsored by Wild & Wolf and The Literary Gift Company. They provided me with complimentary products, but neither company otherwise compensated me to host this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own as always.
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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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  1. Awa — December 10, 2013 @ 10:23 am (#)

    Why have I not come across this until now?
    Would Montgemory be on there? I already found Anderson.

    • bet — December 10, 2013 @ 10:45 am (#)

      I think because L.M. Montgomery is Canadian, she wasn’t included, as this is a USA map.

  2. Amy — December 10, 2013 @ 1:28 pm (#)

    Even though I knew where to look (Texas/Mexico border) I checked that map for Cormac McCarthy. What a cool map!

    Wolf and Wild needs to make a mug for Anna Karenina.

    • bet — December 10, 2013 @ 2:21 pm (#)

      :)

  3. Andrea — December 10, 2013 @ 5:32 pm (#)

    well i’ve got transport on my mind. so i’d look for jack kerouac. and i’d like to see an ‘on the road’ mug.

  4. kevin — December 10, 2013 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    I’d love to see Leif Enger’s Peace Like a River on the map! What a cool idea. I love the map!

  5. kevin — December 10, 2013 @ 8:37 pm (#)

    I’d also love to see Erskine Caldwell on there steaming up the south. And Flannery O’Conner.

    • bet — December 11, 2013 @ 1:05 am (#)

      I was trying to remember Erskine Caldwell the other day and all I could think was — he had a really cool name…now, what was it? I still need to check him out.

  6. kevin — December 10, 2013 @ 9:06 pm (#)

    And I love that Marilyn Robinson is included. She (very quietly) rocks.

  7. Gayle Mercer — December 12, 2013 @ 6:29 pm (#)

    You find the neatest things!

    • bet — December 12, 2013 @ 7:01 pm (#)

      :)