Go Indie Now!, who have since renamed themselves the Literary Vacation Club, are a book club that sends out independently published novels and items to tantalize your senses. For example, with their two book “The Holiday” box they’ll send out a recipe or food item to taste; an art print, button or other visual to see; Spotify playlists based on the novels to hear; an item related to the theme to touch such as jewelry, bookmarks or fashion accessories plus something to smell like a scent pack, candle or soap. They’ve also added a bonus bookish item since I received this past box. Their one book box, called “The Weekender,” only sends out items for 3 senses with no bonus. I got the two book box under their Go Indie Now! name. The theme for December was Fallen Angels. Here’s what I found inside.
Everything was packed in a bright green bubble mailer, shown up top. I was a little worried that items wouldn’t arrive in good shape without being in a box, but inside everything was individually wrapped for extra padding and it all got here safely.
The wrapping this month was holiday themed and came with a note telling me exactly what was inside the packages. I decided to unwrap everything before looking at the note.
On top of my goodies was a holiday card with a glitter icicle ornament inside. I hung it on my tree and it reflected the lights nicely. It was a nice surprise addition to the package.
Under the card were my items to smell, see and touch. To smell was a scent pack from Adventurescents that is supposed to bring to mind the setting in this month’s main book selection. It was a bit over-perfumey for my nose, but I’m sure some people will enjoy it.
To see was a magnet with a quote related to this month’s selected book. It’s pretty and sticks well. To touch was a pretty universe themed necklace. I think it’s beautiful and I hope to get a lot of use out of it.
Last in the package were my new books and a star lollipop. The universe themed goodies this month were based on the Fallen Angel novel, Before a Million Universes by T.W.R. Shelton. It looks like a YA Dystopian read and while it doesn’t have many reviews, they all seem to be positive. It also came with a signed bookplate that looks like a library stamp card.
The second book this month was a spiritually healing novel, Trusting the Currents by Lynnda Pollio. It won 12 separate awards for its visionary writing. I haven’t had a chance to read either of the novels yet, but they sound captivating. I also have not eaten the lollipop, but it’s pretty to look at. I assume it tastes like plain sugar. Lollipops all tend to be similar.
Overall, I was very happy with this box. I loved the themed items and the novels look great. There were playlists for the novels as well that I thought were very creative. If you’re interested in signing up, the Holiday box sells for $29.99 plus $6.99 shipping to the US. Worldwide shipping is also available. The Weekender box is only $14.99 plus shipping. To check out their website, click here.