Sunday, November 6, 2011

2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books

It's the 2nd Annual "Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books"! What's that mean to you? If you are a blogger, write a post listing $500 worth of books from Chronicle Books that you would like to win. If you are picked as their winning blogger, you get the list of books that you posted! Not only that, but you then get to choose a commenter on your blog post to win the same haul of books. AND you then get to choose a charity of your choice to win a third set of books as well! How awesome is that?

And to make it even better, you get to comment on any other blogger's post in hopes that you may win that way if THEY are the grand winner instead! It's a win-win-win, with multiple ways for you to win.

The charity I would choose, should I win, would be the Lee County Library System.

I think the library system is an important fixture in any town, even if I don't go very often (due to me being a bibliophile, who needs to OWN books! :) I never went to the public library as a kid, as my mother never had time to take me, but I wish I had. I did enjoy getting books from the school library though!

Here is my list of books I would like:

A Beautiful Bowl of Soup: The Best Vegetarian Recipes
By Paulette Mitchell   $19.95

Rice Pasta Couscous: The Heart of the Mediterranean Kitchen
By Jeff Koehler $29.95

Fresh from the Farmers' Market: Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop
By Janet Fletcher, Victoria Pearson, Alice Waters  $19.95

Simply Organic: A Cookbook for Sustainable, Seasonal, and Local Ingredients
By Jesse Ziff Cool, France Ruffenach  $24.95

Heirloom Beans: Great Recipes for Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Salads and Salsas, and Much More from Rancho Gordo
By Steve Sando, Vanessa Barrington, Sara Remington $22.95

The Commonsense Kitchen: 500 Recipes Plus Lessons for a Hand-Crafted Life
By Tom Hudgens $35

Fast, Fresh and Green: More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers
By Susie Middleton, Ben Fink $24.95

Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic: Cook Well—Eat Well—Live Well
By Anna Getty, Dan Goldberg, Ron Hamad $24.95

Michael Chiarello's Bottega
By Michael Chiarello, Frankie Frankeny $40

Fields of Plenty: A Farmer's Journey in Search of Real Food and the People Who Grow It
By Michael Ableman $35

Saveur The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking From Around the World
From the Editors of Saveur magazine   $35

Quick and Easy Mexican Cooking: More than 80 Everyday Recipes
By Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee,Photographs by Leigh Beisch,and Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee  $22.95

Ready, Set, Novel! A Workbook, Plan and Plot Your Upcoming Masterpiece
By Chris Baty, Lindsey Grant, and Tavia Stewart-Streit of National Novel Writing Month   $16.95

Okavango: Africa's Last Eden

On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa
By Nick Brandt, Alice Sebold, Jane Goodall  $40

Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes
By Janice Cole, Alex Farnum  $24.95

The Meaning of Trees: Botany • History • Healing • Love
By Fred Hageneder $19.95

From Seed to Skillet: A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy Food to Share with People You Love
By Jimmy Williams   $30

Does my list sound good to you, too? If so, comment below, and if I win, maybe you will, too! Go to the Chronicle Books website to sign up for your own chance to win your selection of books. Good luck to us all!


Kelly Robinson said...

I didn't pick any cookbooks on my list, but I should have. Maybe I can win your haul!

April Yedinak said...

Your list sounds yummy!!

Catie said...

Every single book on your list sounds like one I'd like! I've heard especially good things about The Commonsense Kitchen. Good luck to you!

Marla said...

Your cookbook choices make me swoon. Seriously. <3

jcamp2020 said...

You've got a couple of my favorite cookbooks on your list!

let's win them good luck to both of us! :D

Lavish Bookshelf said...

Love your cookbook choices! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

ready set, novel and okavango look great. should totally consider adding them to my list...or just hope to win yours!!

Rhianna said...

Your list is making me hungry! lol

Doesn't CB have the most drool-worthy cookbook section?

Good luck and happy holidays!

-- Rhianna

Anonymous said...

How did I miss On This Earth for my list!! Great list, good luck!

throuthehaze said...

Great list. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

You're making me wish I had picked more food books for my list! Good luck to both of us.

Bavarian Erin said...

Your list has made me awfully hungry! If you win, you'll be the envy of all your foodie friends! Best of luck!

Ms. Yingling said...

And your library would love you for it. There are never enough cookbooks!

Mandroid said...

That sounds like a great list! Lots of yummy sounding cookbooks. Good luck!

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Gretta said...

On This Earth looks like a neat book. I love stuff about Africa. Thanks for the chance to win with you!

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My Book Barn said...

Great list! I love cookbooks. Good luck!

Susan Bearman said...

"Ready. Set. Novel!" Great choice, as is your charity. Check out my list at Two Kinds of People. Good luck.

Craftinomicon said...

Your list made me hungry! Good luck!

Joanne said...

Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

h said...

We're vegetarians so the bean book sounds great!

Anonymous said...

My wish list is mostly cookbooks, and so I enjoyed looking at your choices. Some the same, some different. Good luck! - Fay

Unknown said...

love your list! great cook book choices!

I'd love for you to come over & comment on mine too :-)

nicolesender said...

Great choice of cookbooks!

Arlee Bird said...

If I won your list I guess I'd be doing some cooking.

find my list at:
Tossing It Out

Unknown said...

Love all the cookbooks you chose!

I posted my choices today if you're interested!

Good luck!

Mystica said...

Good choice of books. Good luck with the competition.

ann said...

Cookbooks and Foods these are my favorite type of books to read.
amhengst at verizon dot net

Anonymous said...

quite a collection of cookbooks.
And I applaud you for choosing to support your local library!

anme said...

I love that you chose to support your local library.
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Anonymous said...

yummy cook books!
and to give your readers an extra chance of winning, they can comment on my list:

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I'm thinking more and more about how maybe I should've put a cookbook or two on my list! Good luck!

Julie said...

Beautiful Soups is on my list, too! AND my charity is also a library at Pine Ridge Reservation! Love your list .. my kitchen and I would definitely love all of the wonderful cookbooks! Good luck!


Unknown said...

I think I would choose my local library if I were to do it again. Don't know why I didn't think it was a "charity"! :)

Good luck and happy holidays!

Roberta said...

What a nice selection of cookbooks. I think your library would definitely appreciate these.