03 December 2010

Chronicle Books' Happy Haul-iday Giveaway

You KNOW I love a good reading party!!  Yesterday, when I was popular, I was introduced to several blogs that I was unfamiliar with (love!) and a few of them were participating in Chronicle Books' Happy Haul-iday wishlist giveaway.  Books?  For free?  I'm sorry, friends, but I could not resist!  Here's how it goes down:

If you're a blogger: Head over to Chronicle's website and make a list of books (up to $500!) that you want.  Post your book list to your blog and enter the contest by linking up at Chronicle.  THAT'S IT.  The last day to submit posts is December 10th and the winner will be announced on December 13th.

If you're NOT a blogger: Check out the list of blogs participating in the giveaway and comment your little heart out!  One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will win the $500 wishlist!  (Here's some boring official stuff that's probably important.)

Click "Read More" to check out my list!  And don't forget to comment - get you some! ;)

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Deluxe Edition
by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters
By Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters

Olive, the Other Reindeer
By J.otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

The Space Between Trees
By Katie Williams

No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
By Chris Baty

Cake Pops by Bakerella: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for more than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
By Angie Dudley

The Life & Love of Trees
By Lewis Blackwell

This Is for You
By Rob Ryan

Vunce Upon a Time
By J.otto Seibold and Siobhan Vivian

The Castaway Pirates
By Ray Marshall

Apartment Therapy presents: Real Homes, Real People, Hundreds of Design Solutions
By Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan and Jill Slater

Wine Secrets: Advice from Winemakers, Sommeliers, and Connoisseurs
By Marnie Old

The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
By Terryl Whitlatch and Bob Carrau

Urawaza: Secret Everyday Tips and Tricks from Japan
By Lisa Katayama

Macaroni & Cheese
By Marlena Spieler

Let's Bring Back:
An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious,
and Otherwise Tremendously Commendable Things from Times Gone By
By Lesley M. M. Blume

Total: $493.76


  1. ahhh I hope you win! I have Olive the Other Reindeer (I collect unique children's books) and This Is For You (on clearance at Anthro!).

  2. I had never heard of This Is For You until today but it sounds AMAZING!! Please confirm/deny.

  3. Amazingness confirmed. It's a terrible adorable little book! Do you have an Anthro near you? My Anthro doesn't ever have any but the MI one and a few others I've seen almost always have a few books on clearance!

  4. Great list! Good Luck!


  5. Here's hoping for a win! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Great List! Macaroni and Cheese in particular!!!

    sliceofpink at gmail dot com

  7. awesome selection!


  8. A great list! Best of luck, and here is my list if you want to comment.

  9. Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  10. Love you list. Good luck to us both!

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  11. Great list! I'd have added most of these to my list if I'd had room for more adult books.

  12. What a great list of books!


  13. Two of these books (The Space Between Trees and The Ramayana) have such gorgeous cover designs that I feel like the book inside has to be something amazing. Which is interesting, because the two designs themselves have little in common! Good luck with the contest!

  14. Awesome list! I love seeing what everyone else would pick! So fun!

  15. ahhh i love those books. Best of luck. if you get a chance and want to leave a comment on my happy haul-idays list, that would be great!

  16. Great list! I have a couple of the ones up top.

  17. Agreed! I'm tempted to start buying some of the books with the expectation that I WON'T win, but that'd be like jinxing myself.. ;)

  18. Wow, you have the best list I've seen so far....or at least what would be the closest to my list. Good luck.

  19. What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com