Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays!

 This morning I was over the moon to wake up to the start of Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays giveaway! For those of you who don't know Chronicle Books is my favorite book publisher of all time, based in San Francisco they produce some of the most beautiful books ranging from design, to cooking to hiking. 
The giveaway works like this, bloggers post a list of items from Chronicle (valued up to $500) which automatically enters them in a drawing to win their haul, then if my blog wins one of my readers, who commented on the post will also win $500 to spend at Chronicle. For more details click here. 
Below is my wishlist, comment below and you could win your list as well! Winners will be announced on December 13th.


Creative Inc. / By Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
The Exquisite Book / By Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski & Matt Lamothe
Paper + Craft / By Minhee & Truman Cho
Design Research / By Jane Thompson & Alexandra Lange
The Life & Love of Trees / By Lewis Blackwell
The Handy Household Helper
Beauty Rules / By Bobbi Brown with Rebecca Paley
D.I.Y. Delicious / By Vanessa Barrington
Logo / By Michael Evamy
365: AIGA Year in Design 29 / By AIGA
Hooked on Hiking: Northern California /  By Ann Marie Brown
The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex / By Kristen Schaal
This Is NPR / By Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams, John Ydstie, Renee Montagne, Ari Shapiro & David Folkenflik
Decorate / By Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick



117 comments:

  1. Just to clarify, one reader will win YOUR list, not a separate $500 list. Thanks for the post, and good luck!

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  2. whooaaa this is almost too cool. yay! maybe i'll have to post this too.... :)

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  3. I think I could use "The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex." :D Thanks, Maia!

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  4. I like your list. A lot. Cool giveaway!

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  5. It makes perfect sense that Chronicle publishes Bobbi Brown! It's a match made in heaven!

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  6. Oh my gosh. I would spend $500 solely on things *touched* by Kristen Schaal. But written by her?? Be still my beating Mel-heart.

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  7. I wish for any and all of these books. Fingers crossed!

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  8. All of these books are great! Good luck!

    Erin
    erindesign@hotmail.com

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  9. thanks for including creative, inc!
    xo,
    joy

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  10. I'd love a lot of these!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  11. What a great list. Really want DIY delicious. Crossing my fingers

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  12. I want all these books!
    Good picks Maia!

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  13. Consider me entered.

    I am Jason.

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  14. You have excellent taste! Please consider me entered as well. Good luck!

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  15. I probably should have included an email address, no? ladydana att alumni dott brown dott edu

    Thanks!

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  16. such a sweet list!! we have a lot in common! check out mine when you get a chance!!! good luck!
    j.

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  17. woohoo!! here's to good luck!
    amazing list you made....mine looks very similar. :)

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  18. That list looks cool and some are already on my amazon wish list!
    Chronicle really do rock!!!!
    Fingers crossed for us all

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  19. Those covers are gorgeous all together like that! I could see them all spread out on your coffee table. Nice picks!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

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  20. Great list. Well designed books are are a must-have for the bookshelves.

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  21. Yes, yes, yes! I would love to own the books on your list!

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  22. Ahhh, a list of books all with beautiful covers!
    Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  23. DIY Delicious looks so lovely- event he cover makes me salivate!!

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  24. hiking/design/paper craft/sex... many topics to read about. Good luck.

    yourstrulee(at)sasktel(dot)net

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  25. Yes, I would love new books!!!

    kimberlyasparks@ymail.com

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  26. Awesome list, thanks for sharing!

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  27. What a great idea! Here's to hoping! :)

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  28. Great list - I'd be very happy with your choices. :-)

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  29. Wow, a great contest...count me in!

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  30. Amazing list- pretty close to mine actually, so give yourself another chance to win and comment on my post (http://reniazen.blogspot.com/2010/11/please-help-me-with-haul-idays.html)

    ashleyrn@gmail.com

    Best of luck everyone!

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  31. Great list! I can't believe how many unique books they have! Good Luck!

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  32. What an awesome list of great books! Many of the same ones I have on mine. Good luck to both of us! (Come comment on mine and we both double our chances, right?)
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~
    craft4therapy@gmail.com

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  33. Very nice list! I see some great gift potential here!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Great list - I particularly like Creative, Inc and This is NPR.

    This is such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

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  35. I love the books you have picked, beautiful looking post too! I'll be putting up a list in a few days

    Thank you for listing your books!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

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  36. Great list. We have a lot of the same ones!

    yhs.

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  37. great eclectic list.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  38. I love your list! I hope you win!!! Stop by my blog to check out my list too!

    jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

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  39. D.I.Y sounds great! I hope we win! Thanks!

    christauf4(at)gmail.com

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  40. I'd LOVE to have $500.00 to spend on books. What a treat that would be.

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  41. These design books look simply wonderful. I've got art friends that would LOVE them, and I love NPR. win/win/win~

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  42. Interesting list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

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  43. love your list!
    we have a few in common :)
    here's mine: http://tawntawns.blogspot.com/2010/11/happy-haul-idays.html

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  44. Hello, My name is Tammy and I love the list you chose. The Creative Inc title, The Handy Household Helper and the Hiking book are my favorites.

    Thank You for the chance to win!

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  45. Love this list.. how crafty!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. You had me at The Life and Love of Trees - thanks for the chance to bring home some lovely books.

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  47. Would love some books.
    chillbabie at hotmail dot com

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  48. So many great books. I'd love the daunting task of trying to limit my shopping list to only $500! :)

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  49. I would love to win this. Count me in!

    Risingsouth at verizon dot net

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  50. Gotta love the Creative, Inc book :)

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

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  52. Yes Liza767, if you leave a comment you are entered, also for anybody who wants more info on the give away please visit the Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays page Here: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/happyhaulidays/
    Good Luck everyone!

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  53. You have a great list too! Thanks for commenting on mine.

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  54. Awesome list, and one I would LOVE to win!!! From 'The Life & Love of Trees' to 'Beauty Rules' to 'Creative, Inc.' I could put these all to good use.

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  55. A wonderful list. Very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here but a very interesting and desirable list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net
    Smiles,
    Teresa

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  56. Hello, I am a new follower and I am going to add this to my Blog so Please come by.

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  57. What a great contest!! It'd sure be fun to win and try to figure out which books to get!!

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  58. Awesome list! You have some that I also put on my list and some that if I had more space (or didn't consider people on my to-buy-for list!) I would have added. Come enter my list giveaway too.

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  59. i'm completely loving your list! here's hoping we both win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Love all of your selections. I seriously love every book you picked. WOW! Awesome giveaway, would love to win! Thanks for taking the time to share with us...

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  61. Fun list!!! Good luck to us both. :)

    woody10303 at aol.com

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  62. i like your list. i picked several of the same ones for my list!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I can personally recommend several of the selections on your list. Nice job. Hope you win and get to enjoy them too.

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  64. Yes, I would be interested in those titles! Please sign me up, and thanks for the fun contest!

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  65. Design Books--now we are TALKING! Woo Hoo--hope we win!

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  66. This is a great list and I thank you for the chance to win.

    Happy Holidays

    Cynthia at
    cpharney(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. These books are right up my alley. I’m in!

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  68. LOve seeing what you put on your list. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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  69. Fun too see cover art! Thanks for the visual!

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  70. Your selection is awesome :D As i comment on your list of books, I have a chance to win your list!

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  71. Great list! Thank you!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  72. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine: http://ticklemebrahms.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-contest.html

    pmathers at jps dot net

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  73. Cool collection of books. I hope we win!

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  74. 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

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  75. I'm a complete bookworm, this giveaway is like a christmas miracle!

    tosha.b (at) aggiemail.usu.edu

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  76. OMG I WANT that Bobby Brown book so badly. I even added it to my blogs wishlist. Good luck winning!!

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  77. 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

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  78. I love your list, some of the same on my own list. I am originally from WI if that helps me :) Good luck to you!

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  79. love your list! I'm feeling lucky :)

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  80. What a great list! Hope to win!

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  81. Thanks for the great list!
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  82. Paper Craft -- so cool.

    situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

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  83. I've wanted to pick up d.i.y. delicious and the npr book. Great choices.
    briana byrd at hotmail dot com

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  84. An excellent mix of books, love it!

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  85. What a fun book list!! Loving it

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  86. Interesting list of books! They all look like fun reading!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. There's a book about NPR? ENTERING ASAP.

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  88. What a great list of books!

    jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. Great list. I have one too at jaxiejax.com if you want to comment on it.
    I want to win FROM SEED TO SKILLET. I found a video on YouTube about the book. Short video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCy9eI1rjxs&NR=1

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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

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  93. What a variety of books. I would love the NPR book.

    Good luck to both of us

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  94. Would love to win! Good luck to both of us!
    nicolesender@yahoo.com

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  95. Great list--hope you win, hope I win. :)

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  96. Wow, this is the BEST list!!! Would love to have Bobbi Brown's book, Kristen Schaal's book, the NPR book, Paper + Craft... Great choices!!!!
    *Fingers crossed*
    girlmeetslaw [at] gmail [dot] com

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  97. And a beautifully presented list. Would love to see all these titles gracing my shelves. Good luck to you and hopefully me.

    LooseEnds at SNET dot NET

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  98. Great list - I'd love to win these.

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

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