Monday, November 14, 2011

2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway! from Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is offering a chance for one lucky blogger, one lucky commenter and one lucky charity to win $500 in books from Chronicle Books!!! Is that awesome or what?
Want a chance to win?
If your a blogger click here for official rules and what you need to have on your post to enter!
No blog? No problem! One lucky commenter from the winning blog will receive the same list of books chosen on the winning blog! So be sure to comment here! (of course!) and then click here to go to the list of bloggers who have entered so you can comment on their posts as well for more chances to win!
Also Chronicle Books is letting the winning blogger choose which charity. If I win I would like the $500 worth of books to go to my local library, the Beaumont Library in Beaumont, California.

It's located in this beautiful building that was built in 1914. I love it in there! I don't generally use libraries a lot anymore. I tend to get attached to the books and don't want to give them back. But that doesn't mean I don't just like to go in and wander around the stacks, and enjoy the peacefullness.

Ok now, on to the REALLY fun stuff, my list of books should I win!:

Sabine's Notebook, The Golden Mean, The Gryphon, and Alexandria,
By:Nick Bantock
Why? Because I loved Griffin & Sabine!

Dead Inside: Do Not Enter
By: Lost Zombies
Because I've seen it EVERYWHERE lately and I REALLY want my own copy!!!

Ten Little Zombies
By: Andy Rash
Who can resist a love story?

How to Speak Zombie
By: Steve Mockus
Because my zombie is rusty, and I really could use a refresher course!

By: Don Roff and Chris Lane
Because I have an obsession with zombies. (don't judge me!)

By: Paul Jessup
Because I also have an obsession with werewolves.

Emily the Strange and Emily's Secret Book of Strange
Because she's cute and she's strange! (and she reminds me of when I was young)

Good Granny/Bad Granny
By: Mary McHugh
Actually I wish I could get at least 2 copies of this one. One for my kids grandmas, I think they would both get a kick out of it!

Amazing Animals: Cheetahs, Dolphins, Elephants, Lions, Sharks, Wolves, Centipedes, Crickets, Mantises,Scorpions, Spiders, Worms, Parrots
By: Creative Paperbacks
Because they look cool, and I have ones between 6 and 12 who I am always trying to find new ways to encourage to read!!!

The Story of Christmas
By: Pamela Dalton
Santa Claws
By: Laura Leuck
The Night Before Christmas
By: Clement C. Moore
Because it's gonna be Christmas!

There Was an Old Lady
By:Jeremy Holmes
Because OMG! I loved this as a kid, and it looks soo cute!

Seeing Stars
By: Charles Hobson
Because there is a telescope sitting in my living room, that is just dying to be used!

Cake Pops by Bakerella
By: Angie Dudley
OMG! Because it's CAKE POPS!!!

Painted Cookies
By: Akiko Hoshino
Because I am always looking for something new to try around the holidays!

Absinthe Cocktails
By: Kate Simon
Ultimate Bar Book
By: Mittie Helmich
Graffiti Art Coloring Book
By: Aye Jay
Because my boyfriend would enjoy flipping through these!

Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids
By: Jessica Strand
Always looking for new ways to entertain the kids when it's too cold to go outside!

Creatures and Critters Origami Craft Pad
By: Randy Stratton
Because I love Origami!

By: Julie Jackson
Because the cover just looks soooo cute! I mean it's a cat and it's wearing a wig, come on, you gotta think that picture is cute!
(again, I know I have issues, no judging me!)

and last but not least:

Florence Broadhurst
By: Helen O'Neill
Mainly the cover alone caught my eye on this one, and the story from there looked interesting.

Ok, so there's my list of books? See anything you like? Dislike? Feel free to let me know! Comment away, since commenting gets you a chance to win too!


  1. Thanks for dropping by! I like those Emily journals you added. :)

    I'm a follower now. Looking forward to your posts!

  2. The Cake Pop cookbook is really fun (I have it)! I also like all the Creepy Creatures books. My son would want all of them! Thanks for stopping by my site!

  3. Aww the painted cookies are so cute! I checked out that cake pops book from the library, I would love to have my own copy! contestd(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I was not expecting the creepy crawlies as I scrolled down your list. Other than those, I would love all of these books!

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

  5. Glad you guys liked my list! Thanks for commenting!

  6. Oh I love all the animal books they are so nice for kids.
    And Im a cookbook nut to LOL

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  7. I could have sworn I'd already commented here but dude! Awesome list!

    Good luck!

  8. Santa Claws looks like a hoot! Got to order that one..

    Enjoyed you somewhat bent list. Mean that as a compliment, btw. ;)

    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

  9. Cake Pops looks good :) Good luck!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. Glad you like my list! :)

    Good luck to everyone!

  11. What a great varied list! I especially love all of the "critter" books, since my own Bebe Boy James and my Grandbebe Boy JoJo can never get enough of these kinds of books!


  12. As a librarian, I really appreciate that you're supporting your local public library in Beaumont. Thank-you!

    Catherine Lee

  13. What a haul! I'm having as much fun seeing what everyone else picked as I did making my own blog list!

  14. Wow! The Beaumont Library looks so grand compared to the one-room affair that is my local library. I hope you win so that this library can benefit:) Excellent choice of books and I found it very interesting to see all the wonderful craft books. The Origami one seems very interesting!