Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Haulidays!


The great people at Chronicle Books are hosting their Happy Haulidays giveaway once again this year.  For those of you who don't know what that is, it's this great opportunity for one blogger and one of their commenters to win $500 dollars worth of books.  This year they have added in another winner as well, the winning blogger will get to pick their favorite charity to win $500 dollars in books as well.  It's such a great thing that they are doing, now I just need to keep my fingers crossed.

If I win, the charity I chose is Positive Directions.  It's a local charity that assists clients with HIV/AIDS obtain housing, transportation, food, and a varied list of other services.  They also do a great job with HIV/AIDS prevention outreach.  Every year they give out holiday boxes with not only food but other items, such as books.

Not to the fun part, picking the books.  After selecting the books I wanted, the grand total was $494.25.

Non-Fiction:

This Is NPR by various authors
Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
Smart on Crime by Kamala D. Harris
The Anatomy of the Sea by Dr. David Ponsonby and Professor Georges Dussart

Cookbooks: 

Grilled Cheese by Marlena Spieler
Macaroni & Cheese by Marlena Spieler
The Big Book of Breakfast by Maryana Vollstedt
The Big Book of Casseroles by Maryana Vollstedt
The Big Book of Soups and Stews by Maryana Vollstedt

Photography:

Bird by Andrew Zuckerman
Creature by Andrew Zuckerman
The Life & Love of Trees by Lewis Blackwell

Fiction: 

A Time To Run by Barbara Boxer
Blind Trust by Barbara Boxer
The Conductor by Laetitia Devernay

Journals:

9 comments:

Smash Attack! said...

I remember this from last year. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and good luck!

StephanieD said...

I hope you and your charity win!

Simcha said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I've got my fingers crossed for you to win.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I definitely have to get my own list together! Chronicle Books has such a wonderful selection! I love the cookbooks you chose and especially love the charity you've chosen!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great list and great charity! I didn't even total mine. I may have went over the mark...whoops! Hope they don't penalize me for it. ;O)

Stop by and check out my list!

fishgirl182 said...

yum - grilled cheese sounds like an awesome book. good luck to you!

nfmgirl said...

Mmmmmmm...mac and cheese! Good luck to you!

Jasmine Marie said...

Great variety of books!

Good luck and happy holidays!

Kelly Robinson said...

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