Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

This is a super-cool contest. Chronicle Books is hosting something they call Happy Haul-idays, giving bloggers a chance to win a $500 shopping spree for their books. To enter, we just have to make a list of the books we'd choose if we $500 to spend at Chronicle.

Want to get in on the contest? By commenting on this post, you're entered to win too!

Can I just say that browsing Chronicle's website was so much fun! There's something for everyone, and these are perfect gift books. I think I have some great ideas for Christmas now. There's baking books for my mom, crafting books for my aunt, a puzzle book for my dad, Star Wars and a photography book for my brother... and Disney books for me!

So here's my list, valued at a total of $499.44 (I just barely squeaked in under the $500) in no particular order:

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

Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
By Michaela MacColl

The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks: A Celebration of Creative Punctuation
By Bethany Keeley

Disneystrology: What Your Birthday Character Says About You
By Lisa Finander

The Art of Tangled
By Jeff Kurtti, John Lasseter, Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

The Art of The Princess and the Frog
By Jeff Kurtti, John Lasseter, John Musker, Ron Clements

Obsessed With Star Wars
By Benjamin Harper

Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange
By Barbara Grunes, Virginia Van Vynckt, France Ruffenach

Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby Into a Business
By Meg Mateo Ilasco

Wordoku Puzzle Pad
By Zachary Pitkow

Kakuro Puzzle Pad
By Hagai Izenberg

Eye Candy Notecard Set
By Helen Dardik

See's Famous Old Time Candies: A Sweet Story
By Margaret Moos Pick

Star Wars Chronicles Collection

Sky High: Irresistible Triple-Layer Cakes
By Alisa Huntsman, Peter Wynne, Tina Rupp


Mystica said...

What a huge giveaway! please count me in.

LunaMoth said...

wow! whats a spectacular prize! that would buy alot of ebooks haha.

KatieDoll said...

Oh, sounds amazing. Count me in!

Amanda said...

Isn't this so much fun?? I had a blast making my list and can only cross all my fingers and toes now!

Rachel said...

I thoroughly enjoyed making my list, too! I wish I could squeeze some of your titles on my list!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Great list! Some how I missed Prisoners in the Palace: How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
By Michaela MacColl when I made minw.

Tore said...

What a great giveaway. Please enter me and good luck.

Anonymous said...

I'd never heard of Chronicle Books...thanks for the tip

Rosie said...

Wow, that is one heck of a giveaway! Thanks for offering it to us!!!

throuthehaze said...

That Disneystrology book sounds fun :)

susan said...

What an awesome prize and I sure could have a nice Christmas if I was to win this. I thank you for the chance to be entered. susan Leech

Precious said...

Awesome! And so generous of them! :)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Happy Haul-idays LOL - :D
Sky High: triple layer cakes makes me hungry hehe

Awesome, please count me in!

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said...

So very very awesome!!

Thanks for the info!

katklaw777 said...

Great list...great contest.
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Good luck!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

nice variety you have here. :)

lauren51990 at aol dot com

gaby317 said...

Great list and such a generous giveaway! I particularly like Prisoners in the Palace, Craft, Inc. and the cookbooks.

Thanks for the contest entry.

gaby317nyc at

TRAN! ( said...

Great list!

Molly said...

Awesome choices! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Charlotte said...

Great list! I thought this was tons of fun--like winning Wheel of Fortune!

Amy said...

Terrific list of books! There are so many great books & other items to choose from!
What a wonderful contest Chronicle Books is hosting!

My list post is up on my blog, too!
Good luck!

~ Amy

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

A wonderful list. Very similar--in spirit--to the ones I selected See My List Here So much fun to see all the different lists.

Rhianna said...

Fun choices! Happy Haul-idays and good luck! :) You can comment on my list here.

Michele said...

It's a fun list. Good luck!

kris said...

Nice list - my son would be all over the Star Wars books...Good luck.

Ms. Yingling said...

Cake Pops looks good even though I don't think I would actually wnat to eat one!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Haylee said...

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


Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


jcamp2020 said...

Nice choice of books. Let's wish us both alot of luck! And Thank You to Chronicle books!

jcamp2020 at aol dot com