For me, the holidays are the BEST time of year. These days, the “holiday” season starts earlier and earlier, with Christmas decorations coming up before the pumpkins are ready for the compost. No complaints here.. I love the look, smell, and sound of Christmas. Keeping on with something they started last year, Chronical Books is holding their 2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway. This year, in addition to giving away a $500 “haul” of books to one lucky blogger and one lucky commenter on that blog, Chronicle Books is also giving the haul to a charity chosen by the winning blogger. So.. first.. here’s my list…
Rustica by Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish
Ruhlman’s Twenty by Michael Ruhlman
Poulet by Cree LeFavour
Big Vegan by Robin Asbell
Fed Up With Lunch by Sarah Wu
A Shade of Red by Alyson Fox
Miette by Meg Ray with Leslie Jonath
Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli
Flour by Joanne Chang with Christie Matheson
Chicken & Egg by Janice Cole
The Liberty Book of Home Sewing
Let’s Bring Back by Lesley M. M. Blume
Dead Inside: Do Not Enter
Paper + Craft by Minhee and Truman Cho With Randi Brookman Harris
This is NPR
Farm Together Now by Amy Franceschini,and Daniel Tucker
Famous Frocks by Sara Alm and Hannah McDevitt
Tartine by Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson
Secondly, and probably most importantly, if I win, I would like this haul of books to go to Thomas House Temporary Shelter for Homeless Families. I used to go to the Thomas House with my church to help wrap gifts, serve food, and sing carols during the holiday season. It’s very sad to know that so many families (especially these days) are homeless and hungry, but it’s also a huge joy to see the smiles on their faces when they get a warm meal and a good time singing Christmas carols and playing games.
If you’re interested in trying your luck at winning your own “haul” of goodies from Chronicle Books, here’s what you need to do:
- Write a blog post with up to $500 worth of Chronicle Books publications that you would like to haul in. Please also include your charity of choice in your post.
- Remind your readers that if you win, you get to choose one lucky commenter on your entry post to win the same haul of books. (Consider yourself reminded.)
- Fill out the entry form HERE.
- Increase your chances by tweeting the giveaway with hashtag #happyhaulidays. Each day is another entry.
GOOD LUCK to all.. but I really hope I win this year!