Sunday, November 13, 2011

Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays!

The 2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway has arrived!
Chronicle books is giving away $500 worth of Chronicle books to one blogger. One commenter on the winning blog post will also win the same haul of books as the blog winner. In addition, this year the winning blogger also gets to choose a charity to receive up to $500 worth of books as well!

For more info about this contest go HERE

If I win I would love for the Portsmouth Public Library Foundation to receive that last set of books. On Christmas Day in 2010 a man set the Main Library on fire causing damage to the building and 150,000 books. Almost a year later and the library is still closed for repairs. I would love for some new books to be donated to the library which will hopefully open early on in the new year.

My Wishlist:
(I've linked to all the books so you can learn more about them)

Skinny Dips
Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking
Cooking for Two
Puff
The Christmas Table
The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever
The Big Book of Casseroles
Cake Simple
Handheld Pies
Tea & Crumpets
The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy
Grilled Cheese
1,2,3 Sew
Paper Cutting
Vintage Craft Workshop
World of Geekcraft
Every Day's a Holiday
Graffiti Art Coloring Book
Boo
My Milk Toof
The Redtone Inkblot Test
F in Exams
Ticket Stub Diary
The Exquisite Book
Weirdo Noir

25 book equaling a grand total of $491.85

Don't forget to leave a comment! If I win then one commenter on this post will also be a winner.


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29 comments:

Alli said...

I wish I'd seen that Grilled Cheese book when I made my list! :D Good luck!

Cricket said...

O0o, I will have to see what the graffiti art book is. Great choices and good luck to us both!
Crystal

Erica said...

Love the books you chose - there are so many fun Chronicle books!

M.A.D. said...

I think that is BEAUTIFUL that you would love to win to help out your damaged library! I cannot imagine someone being so *ill* as to set fire to one of the most wonderful public institutions as a library :(

On a happier note, your book selections sound terrific! I love EVERYTHING vintage so my first pick would have been Vintage Craft Workship, and am also curious about Weirdo Noir & World of Geekcraft :D

Cecilia M. said...

hi, wanted to drop in and say hi. I love your blog, and love the books you have here & reviewed. Following you back.
Cece @ cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com

holdenj said...

They have some great sounding cookbooks! I hope you win for your library, that would be wonderful!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Melinda said...

Great charity choice! Good luck!

ann said...

Crafts and Foods my kind of books. You picked a nice selection.

amhengst at verizon dot net

Amy said...

This is a great selection of books....a few are on my list but you have a much better selection of cookbooks!

Good luck!

Craftinomicon said...

What a wonderful list! Lots of books on there I'd love to add to my collection. Good luck to you and your charity. :)

craftinomicon@gmail.com

jcamp2020 said...

Skinny Dips, Handheld Pies and Boo..oh, so sweet! Don't you just love making lists like dreams!

very fun selection..tasty too!

good luck to both of us :D
jeaneC from CA
jcamp2020 at aol

Rhianna said...

Love your choices Raelena!

I had some similar picks.

Good luck and Happy Haulidays!

elizabethwillse.com said...

You went for the cookbooks, I see! Some tasty choices!
Best of luck!
- E

wordsandpeace said...

Great list! And your readers want another chance of winning, here is my list: http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/happy-haulidays-get-books-for-free/

Janiera said...

Weirdo noir looks really great and redtone inkblot test. The books on your list look really fun and unique.

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

Great list! Good luck!

Ai said...

Now I'm hungry after reading your list! Good luck and I hope the library opens soon!

Mere said...

Good luck to you too! What a wonderful cause. I hope that the library gets the support it needs to fix the repairs and reopen.

jennapeyton said...

I love your list! I'm especially intrigued by "Weirdo Noir" Good luck!

constantsbecomesurreal said...

all the food books seem to be a theme this year. And I definitely can't complain. I love them all. Good Luck!

AimeeKay said...

Great list! The Graffiti Art Coloring Book is on mine as well! Love the cookbooks, good luck!

Feel free to check out mine too:
http://reviewsfrommyfirstreadsshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/2nd-annual-happy-haul-idays-giveaway_14.html?showComment=1322684155378#c2651222196922921552

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

What a huge shame about your library; they are already underfunded and what happened there was horrid; I hope they caught the person responsible. I love your list of books (how can anyone go to Chronicle and not pick out a cookbook or two?). Puff is one that is also on my own list! Good luck!

knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

nfmgirl said...

Cooking for Two is just what I need! Good luck to us all!

Jasmine Marie said...

Mmm... skinny dips... is there really such a thing? :)

Good luck and happy holidays!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

OMG I'm fantasizing about how many books I could buy with $500!

Thanks for grabbing my Holiday Foreplay button BTW; it's much appreciated! I'm a new follower. :)

Kelly Robinson said...

Great choices! I'm having as much fun seeing what everyone else picked as I did making my own blog list!

Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

Good luck -- that's such a terrible story about the library. I can't even imagine how sad I'd be if my library closed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
Jen

Burgandy Ice said...

Oh, man!! I hope you win! What a great cause to help a library get back up-n-going!!

Fairday Morrow said...

What an amazing contest! I am sorry that I missed it. Wow! That is so sad about the library burning. I hope that it is up and running again soon! :)

Thanks for following my blog! I have stopped over to follow you back.

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com