Monday, November 14, 2011

Chronicle Happy Haulidays!

So, this is the second year that Chronicle Books is doing their Happy Haulidays giveaway! If I win, I would get all the books on my list (here), one of my commenters would get all these books, AND the charity of my choice would get up to $500 worth of books (they can choose their own). The charity I've chosen is First Book, a charity that provides books to kids in need. They've distributed over 85 million books so far!   The books I've chosen are a mix of books for me and my family. And I got it right up to the limit almost! It's a random drawing, but in case I win, you would have to comment on this post to win a duplicate set!

 Cake Simple

Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil
By Christie Matheson Photographs by Alex Farnum
This would be for me!

 Ask Click and Clack Answers from Car Talk

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi
My dad loves them, so this would be a present for him.

Little Bits Quilting Bee

20 Quilts Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarters
By Kathreen Ricketson Photographs by John Paul Illustrations by Robert Shugg
My sister quilts, so this would be a present for her.

Mastering the Art of Beading

Essential Tools and Techniques Every Jewelry Maker Must Know
By Genevieve A. Sterbenz
I make jewelry, but I always need to learn more!

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey

Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
By Jill O'Connor,Photographs by Leigh Beisch
But the rest of us need this book!

Sukie Iron-On Craft Pad

New and Improved
By Darrell Gibbs,and Julia Harding
The kids (and my sister and me) could have some serious fun with this one!

Made Especially for You

Labels for the Kitchen
Since I want to do some homemade Christmas gifts, these labels would be perfect!

Art Nouveau Box of Labels

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ditto for these labels!

Dumpling Dynasty Journal

By Fiona Hewitt
This is just too cute.

Pyromaniac Journal

By Yoshitomo Nara
This is equally cute in that cranky child way.

Anne Taintor 2012 Wall Calendar


 My sister needs the 12 month wall version...

 Anne Taintor 2012 Engagement Calendar


 and I need the weekly!


Divine Loophole
By Sanjay Patel
The kids both loved this animated movie.

Chicken and Egg

A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes
By Janice Cole,Photographs by Alex Farnum
My sister keeps thinking about getting chickens....

Moleskine® Volant Notebook Extra Small Ruled

One each of Grey, Purple, Red, Sky Blue, Blue, Pink, Green, Black
$5.95 ($47.60)
The best little stocking stuffers!

The Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box

Includes Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and a Cool Secret Surprise!
By Annie Barrows,Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
This set and the one underneath would be for my little niece, Ellie.

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2

Books 4, 5, and 6 Boxed set
By Annie Barrows,Illustrated by Sophie Blackall
For Miss Ellie!

The Whitby Witches

By Robin Jarvis
My nephew Killy loves Harry Potter, and is an amazing reader.

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition Boxed Set

By David Borgenicht,, Justin Heimberg,,and Robin Epstein
Killy also loves science, while being a worrywart.

This Is My Best

Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work

Edited by Kathy Kiernan,and Retha Powers
This would be for my sister.

My Mom, Style Icon

By Piper Weiss
And this would be for my little Mama.

Moleskine® Passions Recipe Journal


For my sister, the excellent cook!

Moleskine® Reporter Notebook Pocket Plain Soft Cover 

$24.00 (2) 

One each for the munchkins, to draw and write in!

The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever

With More Than 500 Recipes!
By Beatrice Ojakangas,Photographs by Susie Cushner

Total of $493.29


  1. Whoa, that's a lot of books. I particularly like the journal--there was some work by Yoshitomo Nara the last time I was at the SFMOMA and I loved it all!

  2. Nara is a favorite artist of mine, and who couldn't use more baking books? Good luck on the giveaway!

  3. I love your choices! Especially the calenders and the journal

  4. Oh, now go add more Moleskines to bring it up to $500.. go on, you can do it! Oh, and you missed The Big Book of Breakfast...and Milk and Cookies.. see, my list would be over $1000 before I knew it.. just would keep adding and adding... hehehe

    good luck to both of us ;D

  5. I agree with jcamp2020! You can never have enough Moleskines! :)

    Feel free to comment back on my post:
    the bookish mama

    Happy holidays!

  6. I'm such a sucker for Chronicles labels, journals and sketchbooks! Best of luck!

  7. What fun choices! I'm wishing I had put Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey on my list now. lol

    Good luck and Happy Haulidays! ;)

  8. I like your picks! Good luck :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  9. I'm always amazed at how many books I see on other's lists that I somehow missed when going through to find my own!

  10. wow I'm in love with that cake book and also the Style Icon book. Great list and I would love to read a few of them in my free time this winter break. Good luck to you and I'll definitely have to be back to read the rest of your blog entries that look just as interesting to read as your book list!

  11. We love Ivy and Bean! Good luck!

  12. Love your list! Please pick me if you win!

  13. Anne Taintor always makes me laugh. Good luck! acookandherbooks at

  14. Great list! Good luck :)

    You can check mine out too: