Chronicle Books: Happy Haul-idays Contest

Have you seen the Happy Haul-idays Contest from Chronicle Books? It is a great idea…and if I win, so can one of you. Here are the details:

  • Bloggers (like me) pick out $500 worth of books from Chronicle Books web site and list them on their blog.
  • I then enter the post listing my books into the Happy Haul-idays entry form at Chronicle Books.
  • If I am chosen as the winner, then I win the $500 worth of books I picked … and so does someone who left a comment on this post!

The deadline to post entries (and comments!) is December 10th.

Sound like fun?

Here are my favorite books from their site (clicking on the thumbnail of each book will take you to the Chronicle Books page for each book where you can read a description of the book)…I ended with a total haul of $487.50 … that’s close enough I think!

Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags ($29.95)

Fast, Fresh, and Green by Susie Middleton ($24.95)

The Big Book of Soups and Stews by Maryana Vollstedt ($19.95)

The Tra Vigne Cookbook: Seasons in the California Wine Country by Michael Chiarello
with Penelope Wisner ($40.00)

New Orleans Stories: Great Writers on the City, Edited by John Miller ($14.95)

San Francisco Stories: Great Writers on the City, Edited by John Miller ($14.95)

The Power of the Invisible Sun by By Bobby Sager ($45.00)

Same Place, More Space: 50 DIY Projects to Maximize Every Room in the House by Karl Champley ($24.95)

Saveur The New Comfort Food, from the Editors of Saveur magazine ($35.00)

From Seed to Skillet By Jimmy Williams and Susan Heeger ($30.00)

California’s Central Coast: The Ultimate Winery Guide by Mira Advani Honeycutt ($22.95)

Sonoma: The Ultimate Winery Guide by Heidi H. Cusick-Dickerson ($19.95)

Dante’s Divine Comedy Boxed Set (3 books), by Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders ($100.00)

Animal Logic by Richard Barnes ($65.00)

LEAVE ME A COMMENT in case I win…that way, you have a chance to win too!

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    • Darcy Odden on November 23, 2010 at 19:45

    Love your list! Good luck!

  1. What a great list of books!

    • Lindymc on November 24, 2010 at 04:34

    Great list of books. I esp. would love to have the book on soups, and the one about stitching bags. Hope you win the haul, and then hope I do too.

  2. I love your list! You have some very expensive ones in it! I would take that route also if I had the opportunity for free books!

    • Robbie on November 24, 2010 at 07:02

    It’s only open to US residents 🙁

    • zibilee on November 24, 2010 at 07:21

    This is such a great contest, and I hope that you are a winner!

    • Audra on November 24, 2010 at 08:53

    I was eying the Dante boxed set! Great list — good luck!

    • Lori L on November 24, 2010 at 09:04

    Excellent choices! It was difficult to narrow down a list , wasn’t it! Good luck!

  3. With all those terrific cookbooks when are inviting us to dinner 🙂

    • J.G. on November 24, 2010 at 18:25

    Chronicle is my favorite publisher for cooking and decor! I’m always on the lookout for those little spectacles.

  4. Here’s hoping for a win!! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Wow nice list. Dante’s Divine COmedy…expensive but a must have.

    Good Luck!

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

    • ellie on November 26, 2010 at 12:21

    These books are a wonderful selection. Lovely giveaway.

  6. Great list, I love all of the cookbooks.

    • Amy on November 27, 2010 at 11:11

    I love your list of books! There are so many great ones to choose from!
    Chronicle Books is hosting a wonderful contest!

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

    ~ Amy

  7. Good list! Several that I missed when making my list! Check out my list HERE!

    • April on November 28, 2010 at 12:01

    Great list of books! I had so much fun “window” shopping when I made my wishlist. This is just the neatest contest! Good luck and please feel free to check out my list:

    • Wendy on November 28, 2010 at 15:00

    Darcy: Thanks!

    Kathy: I would be psyched to win them!

    Lindy: LOL! I love the cooking books too

    Rhapsody: I like the idea of quality over quantity 🙂

    Robbie: Oh, yes, I should have mentioned that 🙁

    Zibilee: I hope so too…and then YOU could be a winner too!

    Audra: That set looks amazing, doesn’t it?

    Lori L: I think I spent an hour or so on their site trying to decide!

    Beachreader: LOL! I actually LOVE to cook and entertain!

    JG: they have some awesome cook books to choose from.

    Molly: *keeping fingers and toes crossed*

    • Wendy on November 28, 2010 at 15:01

    Jennifer: I just had to add the Dante set – I’d love to have that on my shelf.

    Ellie: Thank you!

    Maia: Me too!

    Amy: I’m popping over to see your list soon 🙂

    Tracey: It was hard to choose, wasn’t it?

    April: I agree – cool contest! I’ll drop by soon to see your picks 🙂

  8. A wonderful list. Very different–for the most part–from the ones I selected See My List Here

  9. great list! love all the cookbooks.

    • Jacqueline Sanders on December 1, 2010 at 02:53

    You will love From Seed to Skillet

    • Paul M. on December 2, 2010 at 15:56

    Great list! Best of luck.

    If you’d like to comment on mine:

    • nik on December 8, 2010 at 12:16

    great list! best of luck!

    • Alex on December 8, 2010 at 13:04

    Wonderful list! Good luck!

  10. This is the YouTube Video on the book From Seed to Skillet.
    I really want to win this book. Jimmy Williams recently had a book
    sigining in Los Angeles.

    This book is on my list too.

    • Haylee on December 8, 2010 at 15:52

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


    • Joanne on December 9, 2010 at 14:55

    What a great list of books!


    • Jeane on December 9, 2010 at 15:10

    What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
    Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    • Lisa on December 10, 2010 at 18:08

    lovelovelove books!

    • Penny Tuttle on December 12, 2010 at 16:09

    Great books – what fun to win them.

    • nfmgirl on December 13, 2010 at 08:59

    What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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