March 1, 2010

Monday Book Give Away, #28

Today's Monday Book Give Away is Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West, by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon. I always thought this would be a great way to have some fun while on vacation; I jumped at the chance to meet the authors. Both of them signed this copy.


For the new breed of vacationer who craves meaningful trips and unusual locales, the combination of reading and travel can be a heady mix—especially if you happen to be checking into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or strolling about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy! Cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinations—a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe.

The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of author and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate browser’s delight.

If you're interested, leave a comment. I will keep the comments open until Sunday afternoon and then announce the winner on Monday morning when I offer a new book. The winner will chosen by the Random-Number-Generator.

The winner of Crazy for the Storm, is Marianne of D is for Dovey.


  1. Jan, sounds like a delightful read. Please count me in your giveaway. I love these authors, love to travel and I like the idea of how this writer shares insights from this perspective. Sounds interesting and a good read!


  2. What a cool book! Please count me in on this fun giveaway!!

  3. Jan, just wanted to say thanks again for the beautiful scarf.. I appreciate the washing instructions also. This is not an entry for your book give away..Take care

  4. Hi Jan!
    I recently won one of your books, so I'm not sure if I can enter again. If it's ok, please count me in; Novel Destinations looks lots of fun.
    paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt


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