I must say that of all the giveaway opportunities I come across, I think this is the coolest one, period. I first saw it posted at Michelle's blog, The True Book Addict, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to jump on board.
The idea is pretty simple, Chronicle Books is giving away $500 worth of books too two lucky winners. I will let them explain it to you:
Win a haul of your favorite books from Chronicle Books. For bloggers--post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too! Non-bloggers--visit participating blogs for your chance to win a haul of Chronicle Books! Each of these blogs has posted a list of books valued up to $500! One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each WIN the list!
So now can you see why I'm super excited for this. Just imagine getting a big box with all those books delivered to your door. The last day to enter is December 10th and the winner will be announced on December 13th. If you want to enter just click this link and you will be directed to the entry page.
Now that I got that out of the way, do you want to see what books I put on the list? To make it easier I will break it down into categories and will try to link the title of the book back to Chronicle's page. So let's win some books!
A Time To Run by Barbara Boxer and Mary-Rose Hayes
Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben H. Winters
Dracula's Heir: An Interactive Mystery by Sam Stall
Escape From Fire Island: A Date With Destiny Adventure by James H. English
The Crimes of Dr. Watson: An Interactive Sherlock Holmes Mystery by John H. Watson, M.D. and Duane Swiercyzniski
The Lonesome Puppy by Yoshitomo Nara
The Magic Flute by Anne Gatti and Peter Malone
The Story of Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and Christopher Bing
How To Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills by Seth Grahame-Smith
Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things From Times Gone By by Lesley M. M. Bluem and Grady McFerrin
Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It by Michael Trinklein
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities by John M Carrera
Smart On Crime: A Career Prosecutor's Plan To Make Use Safer by Kamala D. Harris and Joan O
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years by Various Contributors
Bird by Andrew Zuckerman
Creature by Andrew Zuckerman
Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found From The Times-Picayune of New Orleans by Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker
Seriously Simple Holidays: Recipes and Ideas to Celebrate the Season by Diane Rossen Worthington and Noel Barnhurst
The All American Christmas Cookbook: Family Favorites From Every State by Georgia Orcutt and John Margolies