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!
It was so thoughtful of you to pick the Thomas House as your charity of choice. Good luck!
Your list sounds great. I want to get my hands on a copy of “Miette”
Mmmm Milk and Cookies! Love the list good luck.
Love your choice for your charity! 🙂
I didn’t have room on my blog list for cookbooks, so I’d be equally happy to win your list!
hee hee I don’t know what it’s about, but the title Dead Inside: Do Not Enter made me chuckle!
Milk & Cookies is on my wishlist. Good luck!
Wonderful charity choice! I chose Dead Inside for my list as well. So many great books on yours.
That is a great selection! Thanks for the chance to win with you.
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Great list! The Paper + Craft book looks like fun! Good luck!
That “Farm Together Now” looks interesting.. nice mix of cookbooks on your list.
good luck to both of us! 😀
wow exciting list….i feel like those milk and cookie books can really bring out the baker in me! good luck! lets hope one of us wins our list!
Love your list, and you’ve picked a very deserving charity. Thanks for commenting on my list at Two Kinds of People. Good luck to us both.
Great choice of charity! Love all your cookbook choices!
Good luck! Paper craft looks awesome.
Great list! I’d love to win these, if I don’t win my own. Good luck!
I love you list! Please pick me.
I love your list – Chronicle has such great books!
You have a nice varied selection on your list. Good luck.
find my list at:
Tossing It Out
What a great list! A lot of those have been on my wish list for awhile now. Good luck!
Great choices! I made a list too, if you’d like to check it out. Good luck!
Great list! Good luck 🙂
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Tartine! Yes! Poulet! Yes! All your books! Yes! Good luck!
I have Dead Inside Do Not Enter on my list. It seems like a really good book. Good luck!
Milk and Cookies seems to be a favorite for everyone
Great list! Good luck 🙂
You can check mine out too: bit.ly/tkw600