Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giveaway: Happy Haulidays from Chronicle Books


Talk about a fantastic giveaway! I just learned that Chronicle Books is having a huge (and I mean HUGE) giveaway to celebrate the holiday season. I mean they are really going all out! Get a load of this:

Chronicle Books is giving away $500 worth of books to one blogger who posts a list of books that he/she wants to haul in. And, they are giving away that same set of books (that's right, $500 worth of books) to one person who comments on the winning blog. Winners will be announced on December 13th.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to learn about this contest and I immediately began searching their website to come up with books that appeal to me and my family. It wasn't easy because Chronicle has a huge amount of awesome books, but I think I've come up with a great assortment. I hope you will agree!

So, here we go:

Cookbooks

CAKE POPS

Summary: What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more.

MICHAEL CHIARELLO'S BOTTEGA

Summary: Michael Chiarello's fans have watched him on Top Chef Masters, the Food Network, and PBS. He's an Emmy Award winner and award-winning author, with combined cookbook sales of over 400,000 copies. Chiarello returns to the kitchen with a cookbook inspired by the soulful Southern Italian-style menu at his new Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega. It's rich with more than 120 photographs that convey the Bottega experience and 100 amazing recipes for Southern Italian specialties, which, with signature Chiarello style, are designed for the home cook to have as much easy joy cooking as eating. Bottega is Michael Chiarello at his best.

FLOUR

Summary: Every day 1,500 Bostonians can't resist buying sweet, simple treats such as Homemade Pop-Tarts, from an alumna of Harvard with a degree in economics. From Brioche au Chocolat and Lemon Raspberry Cake to perfect croissants, Flour Bakery-owner Joanne Chang's repertoire of baked goods is deep and satisfying. While at Harvard she discovered that nothing made her happier than baking cookies – leading her on a path that eventually resulted in a sticky bun triumph over Bobby Flay on the Food Network's Throwdown. Almost 150 Flour recipes such as Milky Way Tart and Dried Fruit Focaccia are included, plus Joanne's essential baking tips, making this mouthwatering collection an accessible, instant classic cookbook for the home baker.

I LOVE MACARONS

Summary: Cute-as-can-be, buttery macarons capture the whimsy and elegance of Paris, where they're traditionally served with tea or wrapped up in ribbon to give as a gift. But the secrets of making perfect macarons have long eluded home bakers—until now! In I Love Macarons, renowned Japanese pastry-maker Hisako Ogita brings her extensive experience to the art of baking macarons with fully illustrated foolproof step-by-step instructions. This charmingly designed guide is sure to have pastry lovers everywhere whipping up these colorful confections at home, using ordinary baking equipment and simple ingredients to create myriad flavors of perfection.

TARTINE

Summary: For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book of the season. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread. To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel.

WHOOPIE PIES

Summary: Is it a cake? Is it a cookie? With such deliciously soft and sweet cream-filled snacks, does it matter? The Internet is abuzz with recipes and stories of whoopie pie folklore, while customers everywhere are descending on bakeries in droves demanding these delectable treats. This adorable volume—the only cookbook devoted entirely to whoopie pies—features more than 40 mix-and-match recipes, including the classic chocolate with marshmallow cream and a range of bright flavor combinations such as red velvet, green tea, pumpkin with a tangy cream cheese filling, and oatmeal with, yes, maple-bacon buttercream. With a puffy cover as soft as cake, plenty of color photos and hand-drawn illustrations, dozens of DIY decorating instructions, fun facts and baking tips, Whoopie Pies will make a welcome addition to any baker's bookshelf.

Crafty Books


Summary:  This kit includes a helpful booklet with easy-to-follow instructions for completing six unique sock patterns, from simple to complex, plus a set of five double-pointed needles and enough yarn to create one pair of socks. Patterns include a basic unisex design, cheerleader peds with pom poms, socks for toddlers, chunky slipper socks, and two knee-high stockings.


Summary:  If you're a fan of amigurumi, you already know that super-sweet crocheted bunnies and kitties and pandas have taken the indie craft world by storm. Well, the dolls in Creepy Cute Crochet eat your typical amigurumi for breakfast.

This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented with step-by-step diagrams, hilarious commentary, and full-color photographs of the creatures in their natural environments. Plus each pattern is ranked according to difficulty so that even beginners can share in the fun.

The scary-cute photographs, accessible text, and illustrated patterns are sure to be a hit with indie crafters, angsty teens, and hip moms everywhere.

THE KNIT-IT KIT FOR KIDS

Summary: Knitting isn't just for Granny anymore! It's the latest craze among all ages, and the perfect way for kids to pass time on long car rides or when there’s nothing on TV. This kit is designed for absolute beginners and teaches all the basics of knitting. There's a detailed instruction booklet, a circular needle, a ball of yarn, and 10 pattern cards for the coolest knitted creations. Includes:
- Yarn
- 10 instruction cards
- Circular needle
- 36-page booklet

Fun Books for my Guys

THE SOUNDS OF STAR WARS

Summary: Any Star Wars fan can mimic Darth Vader's voice or Chewbacca's roar with ease. But how many of them would be able to identify the lion's roar used in the sound of the Millenium Falcon's engine? In this aurally astonishing and visually engaging book, New York Times best-selling author J. W. Rinzler reveals the illuminating history of the sounds that make the Star Wars universe so believable, as recounted by their creator, legendary sound designer Ben Burtt. An attached sound module with an exterior speaker and headphone jack lets readers listen to more than 250 unique sound effects, and more than 300 photographs illustrate the epic's many memorable scenes. From the first films to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, The Sounds of Star Wars is Star Wars as you've never heard it before.


Summary: Even the most die-hard Star Wars fans will find themselves challenged by this entertaining new approach to the details of the saga. This fourth volume in the popular, addictive Obsessed With series again includes an innovative scoring module right in the book, so a player can select questions by number or at random and keep score. With 2,500 original questions covering little known facts, entertaining quotes, and tough trivia from all six episodes, Obsessed With Star Wars will have readers dominating the galaxy in no time.

OBSESSED WITH MARVEL

Summary: This latest title in the wildly successful Obsessed With series is the Marvel fanatic's ultimate challenge. More than just a trivia book, this interactive game includes an electronic scoring module that allows readers to quiz themselves or compete against a friend. With 2,500 questions covering the expansive Marvel Universe, it's easy to test who really knows the difference between Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099. Featuring every character from the original Fantastic Four to Nick Fury's Howling Commandos to The Incredible Hulk, tidbits on legendary Marvel developers and artists, and artwork from the classic comics, Obsessed With Marvel is a treat for every comic book fan.

OBSESSED WITH BASEBALL

Summary: Obsessed with BASEBALL explores little known facts, fascinating anecdotes, and great trivia of America's national pastime. This comprehensive yet compact book offers more than 2,500 questions to engage and challenge even the greatest baseball buff. In addition, each spread features a lengthier question that goes deep into the subject. What makes this package truly different from any other trivia book is the computerized module embedded in a corner of the book's cover, which allows readers to test themselves or compete against a friend. Play ball!

The Baseball Guys include the following experts: James Buckley Jr., author of more than 20 books on baseball, including The Visual Dictionary of Baseball; David Fischer, author of Sports of the Times and The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports; and Jim Gigliotti veteran sports writer and editor, and coauthor of Baseball: A Celebration!

Kids' Books

NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE

Summary: Fantastic illustrations with a fresh, contemporary look enrich this debut novel about a 10-year-old aspiring artist stuck living with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who clearly don't recognize her genius. A humorous and heartfelt reminder that "a brilliant artist is never afraid," this book reveals that sometimes our greatest masterpieces are the bonds we unexpectedly forge with the people in our lives.

THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK JUNIOR BOXED SET

Summary: Boxed set includes:
• The Original Junior Edition
• Extreme Junior Edition
• Weird Junior Edition





A NUTTY NUTCRAKER CHRISTMAS

Summary: This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills. Includes a bonus CD of songs from the musical, featuring a read-aloud track with the music and story woven together.

AROUND THE WORLD WITH MOUK

Summary: Filled with vibrant illustrations, search-and-find challenges, and 46 reusable stickers, this oversized book is a spectacular play space for future world travelers. And Mouk is the perfect tour guide! His journey takes him all around the world, and at every stop along the way his animal friends share fascinating tidbits about local customs. Young adventure-seekers will be amazed and amused by something new with every reading.

MRS. MUSTARD'S BABY FACES

Summary: Nothing is more enticing to a baby than another baby. Now in a bigger sizeand with brand-new vibrantly colored backgrounds, Chronicle's groundbreaking board book is better than ever! The 12 pictures of darling baby faces help infants and toddlers explore a complicated range of emotions by showing both happy, smiling babies and cranky, crying babies. The book opens accordion style, so it can stand up in a crib or on the floor to amuse even the youngest infant.


JOURNALS


Summary: Every fashionista will covet this hardcover journal with vibrant printed fabric cover featuring one of Anna Sui's exquisite textile patterns.





Summary: These colorful notebooks come packaged in sets of two, with a lighter and darker shade to suit your mood and are ideal for everyday notes and thoughts. The last 16 pages are detachable.

Each set comes with acid free ruled paper and includes the Moleskine history.

Whew -- $498.26!!! Now that's a lot of books!

To become eligible to win my wishlist of Chronicle books, just leave a comment on this post telling me which book you are most excited about. Don't forget to leave a valid email address.You can read all the official rules here!



168 comments:

PoCoKat said...

I am most excited about I Love Macarons!

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Melanie said...

I love your list of books. Lots of great cookbooks, and knitting books, and beautiful journals. A girl can never have enough journals.

Debbie said...

My goodness, that's a lot of books! What fun. I'd love to have the Star Wars book for my son.
fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Karlie said...

Great list! I can't believe the macaroon and whoopie pie cookbooks!!

Lauren said...

I'm really excited about Tartine Bread! I've been trying my hand at bread baking since early summer and would love to have this one to try to improve my product. I saw this one in the bookstore and it is one gorgeous cookbook!

Beth F said...

Believe it or not, I'm excited about the moleskin notebook. You can't have enough of them.

BFish [dot] Reads [at] gmail [dot] com

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I love writing in my notebooks. I wish I could just scan them instead of blogging! I want the knitting books and the cooking books! I could do without the Star Wars though!

TaraChristiane said...

What a great give-away! I love the diversity of your list -- and the fact that you have a journal included. Now I'm off to check out the website for myself.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

As you might imagine, I am most excited about the Cake Pops book!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Emtifah said...

I already have the whoopie pie book - which I absolutely love. Of those other books - I think I would love Flour.

Linda Henderson said...

I'm most anxious about the Cake Pops, I'd love to know how to make them.

seriousreader at live dot com

Pam said...

Great list. I want Cakepops!

suburban prep said...

wow what am I not excited about. I love to cook and try out new recipes but I also love to knit and I love new patterns books. but I think actually my favorite would be the Nutcracker book for the Children. It was my favorite story about the holidays.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

FICTION STATE OF MIND said...

love your list, I love chronicle books! I'd go crazy for the great Star Wars Books and the Cake pops cook book :)

kai
mailkaicharles@yahoo.com

Debbie's World of Books said...

I'm getting hungry just looking at your list! My list is up at Debbie's World of Books.

Stacie said...

I love Bakerella and have been wanting her Cake Pops book. You picked some awesome books, Julie!
Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

bermudaonion said...

You'll laugh, but I'm most excited about the "Make Your Own Damn Dinner" notepad. That one made me laugh. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

StacieinAtlanta said...

I would love the Gratitude book but all of the books look amazing!!!

stacieconnerty (at) gmail (dot) com

Simchah said...

My whole family would love "The Sounds of Star Wars". Anything Star Wars is great. I like all your books. Good luck!

Esme said...

I would have to say that Tartine and Flour excite me the most.

How fun.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

jennifer ▲ i art u said...

love your list!! check out mine if you get a chance! good luck!!!
j.

Maw Books said...

The cookbooks! They look beautiful!

Vasilly said...

Good luck on the contest!

throuthehaze said...

Great picks! That whoopie pie book sounds so good :)

ZarpandiT said...

wonderfullllllll! OMG! I want to get all of them(cookbooks) :) cake pops,tartine bread,i love macarons,flour..great great!

gokchecoskun@gmail.com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I'm most excited about the Anna Sui Calico Cabaret Journal :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
http://scr.im/ladybugemail

Tore said...

I am excited about the whoopie pie cookbook. Goodluck. Tore923@aol.com

Inspired Kathy said...

Great list of books. My son would love the star wars books. My daughter would love the crafty books.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Ruthie said...

I love the journals. The Anna Sui is gorgeous, I grew up with Nancy Drew, Make Your Own Damn Dinner is hilarious, & the Gratitude cover is beautiful.
What a great contest!

ruthiekb72ATyahooDOTcom

Kim said...

I love your list - we seem to have similar taste. And so do our husbands!

petite said...

What a lovely list. I thank that the cookbooks are all delightful. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Great selection. The journals are all so appealing and unique. The Gratitude one is special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I would love to win them all but I would absolutely love to have the "ANNA SUI CALICO CABARET JOURNAL". I love writing in journals and this one is gorgeous.

Laura.Adams@ky.gov

Shooting Stars Mag said...

these are wonderful!! I'd love Cake Pops for one thing.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

LitLass said...

Great list of books! I really want the cake pops book.

Meghan said...

Flour sounds awesome!

Ms. Yingling said...

You have a lot of the same ones that I had on my list-- the cooking books look really good!

wordlily.com said...

It's hard for me to pick which one I'm most excited about! Love the knitting and crocheting ones, and the journals, and the Macarons book looks fab! WordLily AT gmail DOT com

holdenj said...

Several of the cookbooks look great, but I love the Nancy Drew notepad/journal! How cool!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

Cake Pops sounds good.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

JHS. said...

Actually, I'm most excited about the Moleskines! I LOVE Moleskines . . . would love the purple ones.

JHS
Colloquium

jhsmail at comcast dot net

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Yum. I've never had a macaron but I want to try one! Thanks for sharing your list.

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I think it would be nice to have Cake Pops or any of the journals.



jane1 at cp-tel dot net

Koree said...

good luck!

Rui said...

Cool List! Love the Star Wars books!

BUSY BEE said...

THE SOCK KNITTING KIT

I have been wanting to learn this skill forever. This would be perfect! Thanks for the great list of books.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Utah Mom said...

Yummy choices! utahmomslifeATgmailDOTcom

Jocelyn said...

What an amazing contest and an amazing list! :) I really hope we win!

Jessica said...

So many awesome books to choose from, which is usually the problem with books so many you want but can't fit in the budget. But something like this where someone else is paying well that's just a gift from the book gods. Good luck.
frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

blythe said...

the Gratitude journal looks just lovely. Love the colors and the design- which I've realized actually influences the amount I use a journal! ;]

Serena said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. I actually gave CREEPY CUTE CROCHET as a gift to another blogger, Naida! She loved it and started creating the creepy cuties right away!

I love the cookbooks you selected...what a fun idea.

savvyverseandwit at gmail

carolsnotebook said...

I love the Nancy Drew notepad!

Kimmie said...

I need new books esp. some cookbooks!!!

kimberlyasparks@ymail.com

oona. said...

I adore your list--chock full of crafty goodness, my daughter would freak over the Star Wars book!
Good luck!
Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

Emily said...

Great list!

I love THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK JUNIOR BOXED SET.

treerose AT yahoo DOT com

Jenny D said...

Must... have... new... books... love your list!

Margo said...

please enter me!
margo_tanenbaum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I'm a sucker for a good cookbook and I haven't found one yet I didn't like. Great list.

BookNoise at gmail dot com

stephanie said...

This is such a fantastic giveaway.
And you've got some great choices.
Good luck!

frankie said...

Whoopie pies! I wanna know what all the rage is about ;)

Ashley said...

What a fun list! I love the journals! I love love love getting new journals! (much more than actually writing in them... :) )

Molly said...

I so love your list! You've got some rockin' good choices! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

betsy said...

I love books and these are all great. I love the Nancy Drew Journal.

betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

stacybuckeye said...

Whoopie Pies, please :)
What an amazing giveaway.

stacybooks at yahoo

cheryl c said...

Great selection! I am especially interested in The Sounds of Star Wars for my son.

castings at mindspring dot com

wmmahaney said...

I am most excited about the Obsessed With Marvel for my oldest son and all the cooking books for my sister, since I have my sister's name for Christmas and she loves to cook!
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

NatalieSap said...

I'm so sad I missed Mrs. Mustard's Baby Faces for my list! And that Make Your Own Damn Dinner notepad is hilarious. Good luck!

ape2016 said...

I would love all of the books, but I am most excited about Flour.
ape2016@aol.com

Corrin said...

My cake pops never turn out as pretty as Bakearellas. Good luck!

gaby317 said...

Great list-I'm particularly excited about Flour.

I love Chronicle - this is such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

gaby317nyc at gmail.com

Gretta said...

I love your cooking selection! Thanks for the chance to win

bamagv at aol dot com

Jamie said...

I love your list! I hope you win!!!

jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

Lori L said...

Excellent selections! I see some great gift potential here too!
shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

otterevilreads said...

Nice list - I have 2 of the knitting books on my list too :)

Christa said...

Love all the cooking books! You have a great selection! Hope we win! ;)

christauf4(at)gmail.com

sohamolina said...

Fabulous list

Vey said...

I love the creepy crochet book- adorable.

HayleyK said...

Nice list! Wouldn't it be amazing to win?
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kimberlyaustin said...

Fun selection!

Lost In Cheeseland said...

I would LOVE one of the food books!

Leslie said...

What a lovely set of books! Those cookbooks look yummy and who can ever have enough journals?

vvb32 reads said...

LOL - MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN DINNER NOTEPAD - that's a hoot. i would pick it too.
vvb32 at yahoo.com

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

Love the variety.. you picked some of the same cookbooks that I did!!

ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

littlebirdseeds said...

I would love to win books with you. :)
chillbabie at hotmail dot com

Lisanne624 said...

All the books look great, but "Cake Pops" looks like it would be really, really cute!

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

Barbara said...

I love your list of books. Lots of great cookbooks, and knitting books, and beautiful journals.
ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

Risingsouth said...

What a neat idea. Count me in!

Risingsouth at verizon dot net

Liza767 said...

kinda confused do i just leave a comment for a chance to win?

Dena Dyer said...

I would love to make some Cake Pops with my 6 year-old, a budding chef. :)

JH said...

Super fun list! Good luck!

AuntBeast said...

Very cool selection!

artlibrarian said...

Would love to get Around the World with Mouk for my daughter!

artlibrarian said...

Would love to get Around the World with Mouk for my daughter!

Shana said...

Ooh! Creepy Cute Crochet looks like it would be my favorite book! It would be the perfect incentive for me to try amigurumi, and I love crafts with a sense of humor!

shanaelyse@gmail.com

Clever Creative Writers said...

I Love Macroons is calling my name! What a great giveaway!

Clever Creative Writers said...

I Love Macroons is calling my name! What a great giveaway!

Clever Creative Writers said...

I Love Macroons is calling my name! What a great giveaway!

Clever Creative Writers said...

I Love Macroons is calling my name! What a great giveaway!

Donna Joy said...

Great selection of books, would enjoy the cook books, woopie pies, and I would lik vto learn how to knit socks.

Amanda said...

Isn't this so much fun?! Good luck!

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

A wonderful list. Very similar to the ones I selected See My List Here Really delightful--I would absolutely love to win either one.
Smiles,
Teresa

Glenda Cates said...

I Hope I win. I am anew follow and I am going to be adding it to my Blog.

April said...

I love your list!!! I have several of the same on mine as well. This is such a delightfully fun contest! You can check out my list here, if you like:
http://www.cafeofdreamsbookreviews.com/2010/11/who-wants-to-win-500-worth-of-books.html

Adena (aka cre82learn) said...

OMG LOVE your list. All your foodies are on my list too. Great choices. My kids would love the other books.

Galena said...

Such and awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed for the win :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love the books on your list!

k_sunshine1977 said...

what a great list! here's hoping we win!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

mmpm88 said...

Love all of your selections. I love Macaroons too! Awesome giveaway, would love to win! Thanks for taking the time to share with us...

plhill2000 said...

I would love The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook Junior Boxed Set for my grandson, Adam. The cookbooks would be for me.

ohiostate92 said...

i'm so glad you picked so many cook books! i don't cook that well (i can bake pretty well) but absolutely love to to collect cookbooks. love the michael chiarello one!

julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

Liza said...

Your selection is making me quite hungry! Hope you win and get to enjoy them too.

windycindy said...

Your book selections are fabulous!
Something for everyone...
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lynette said...

Your book choices are great. Love the crafy books, guys books and kid books. Hope you win (and hope I win!)

ossmcalc said...

This is an awesome giveaway. My favorite book is WHOOPIE PIES.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

hotmama said...

My oldest son would love the baseball book! There is definitely something in that list for everyone in our family!

Lisa H said...

Maple bacon buttercream?!? I've got to read the Whoopie Pie book!

Michele said...

I am desperate to try the recipes in Flour. They look great!

artmarcia said...

Your list has something for each member of the family--Christmas presents anyone? Hope we are the winners!

Despina said...

I think your choices are the ones I would have made! Well done!

momtourage.net said...

Sounds of Star Wars is my pick, although I personally am more interested in the cookbooks. My youngest son is 7 and a total Star Wars nut.

Professor Patch said...

Thanks for your recommendations! Good luck in the contest.

Professor Patch said...

Love the recommendations!

Cynthia said...

Love the list you have and thank you for the chance to win with you.

Happy Holiday

Cynthia at
cpharney(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth said...

I think you might be my long lost sister :) Love your selection and hope we win!!

Jamie said...

I like your list! Check out mine HERE!

herblady said...

It's a toss-up between Flour and the Sock Knitting Kit!

NSMOM said...

Love the Star Wars and Marvel books. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

Betsy said...

Found the perfect x-mas gift for my father-in-law, "Obesessed with Baseball".
Thank YOu & Happy Haulidays.

Debbie F said...

I most excited about the Graditude journal and the children books!

dcf_beth at verizon dot neet

lag123 said...

I would love the Tartine Bread book.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

LifetimeReader said...

I love the Moleskines!

Diana said...

Delicious list! Good luck.

hofken said...

What a unique and great giveaway! I’m not sure if I’d give the books as gifts or re-gift them after I read

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Airamty said...

Great list!!!
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crystaly said...

I'm a full-time foodie (ERM, I mean...student). AHHHHHH I cannot believe a book on just macaroons exists. :D

alli/hooray said...

great list - any craft/food book would make me happy.

Cade + Tosha said...

I love this giveaway! I'm a huge bookworm, so this is like a christmas miracle!

tosha.b (at) aggiemail.usu.edu

malleycc said...

WOW I love this contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

I love your list. Love the pics of eclairs

Haylee said...

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

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brandy said...

Love the books!!

shastas said...

good luck!

youngmi said...

ah this contest is too amazing! :D good luck!

sewspun said...

Good choice on Star Wars. Good Luck!

jaxiejax said...

A delicious selection. Hope we win.

q-bella said...

What a fun contest!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Jayni said...

Great list. Who can refuse a Gratitude Journal?

Dagmar said...

droool over your list of books - esp the blank journals and the kids books, as well as the star wars stuff for my husband. Thanks and good luck!

bbyrd said...

Great list - I hope we win!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Wow, I forgot NOONIE'S MASTERPIECE on my list. Nice selection of books here.

Kristina said...

Great list, love the kids books

Lexi said...

I <3 macarons also.

nfmgirl said...

What fun! Isn't this the coolest contest?

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Vasilly said...

I love the cookbooks. Count me in!

reeve said...

oooo...pick me, pick me!

jcamp2020 said...

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

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oh,yes and a Moleskine

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Fabulous assortment of books. Someone is going to hit the jackpot!!!

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!

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Queen Scarlett said...

It's a race! I hope I win!

nicole s said...

I'd love Creepy Cute Crochet. Your cookbook choices are great too!
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Julie said...

I better start saving, if we don't win I will have to do some shopping--great choices.

Haus Proud said...

Love Chronicle Books and LOVE your selection!

Haus Proud said...

Love Chronicle Books and love your selection!

dneary said...

Cool list. Do the cookbooks come with cooks?

All I want for the holidays is for everyone to read ROOM by Emma Donahue!

Mommy T said...

What a great list - I have a few of these on my list, and already own a few of the crafty ones. Don't know how I missed the purple moleskine though!

pennyt said...

Great list of books - count me in. Thanks.

Lily said...

Fabulous choices, especially the macaroons book!
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Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I love this list, as it has something for everyone! My BF would love the Star Wars books too! Good luck!

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