Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Haul-idays From Chronicle Books!

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

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


This Is NPR: The First Forty Years by Various Contributors


Bird by Andrew Zuckerman

Creature by Andrew Zuckerman


Seriously Simple Holidays: Recipes and Ideas to Celebrate the Season by Diane Rossen Worthington and Noel Barnhurst


HilLesha O'Nan said...

Great list! =)

Stacey Brucale said...

You picked out a great list of books. Good luck!


Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really enjoy your picks. nice variety

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Yvette said...

Sounds mighty good to me. I think I'll enter. Thanks, Ryan.

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea. And that's a great list!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, Andrew Zuckerman - pretty!

Julie said...

I'm putting my list up this weekend (I've had the post ready to go for a couple of days)! It's funny to me how I looked at YOUR list and said "Oh! That should have been on MY list too!"

I hope we win!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

bermudaonion said...

Good lucky, Ryan!

Molly said...

Awesome choices! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

katklaw777 said...

Great list...great giveaway.
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Good luck!

Gaby317 said...

Great list! This is an amazing giveaway.

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Gaby317 said...

Great list! This is an amazing giveaway.

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TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

I think Seth Grahame-Smith's "How to Survive a Horror Movie" would by very useful in my everyday life (to escape from the realities of my cubicle job...).. Great list!

ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

Unknown said...

Terrific list of books! There are so many great books & other items to choose from, it's tough to decide!
What a wonderful contest Chronicle Books is hosting!

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

~ Amy

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

Very similar--in taste and style--to the ones I selected See My List Here I would absolutely love to win either one.

Ginny said...

It is a really cool giveaway!

Rob said...

I just posted my list today. Did you find it hard to stay within the $500 budget? I kept going over. It looks like we both came up with different choices. All good. Best of luck.

malleycc said...

OHHHH I love this contest. Thanks so much for the chance to win too! :)

I like your list.

Haylee said...

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


moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

jcamp2020 said...

Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


nfmgirl said...

What a nice mix of books!

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Lily said...

Fabulous choices, especially the NPR book!
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com