Friday, November 19, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Happy Haulidays with Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is holding a contest where you can win $500 worth of their books. To enter, you can post a list of books you'd like to win on your blog . . . . or simply comment on this post to be entered in the drawing. Get the details here. Last day to submit entries is December 10th. Winners will be announced on December 13th. GOOD LUCK!

This is my wish list:

Of course I have to start with cookbooks (and they have a great selection--I own several already and love them!)

D.I.Y. Delicious Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch by Vanessa Barrington
Fast, Fresh & Green: More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers By Susie Middleton
Anna Getty's Easy Green Organic: Cook Well-Eat Well-Live Well by Anna Getty
New Vegetarian by Robin Asbell
The New Whole Grains Cookbook by Robin Asbell
Farmers' Market Desserts by Jennie Schacht
Luscious Chocolate Desserts by Lori Longbotham

Art and Craft Books

Amy Butler's In Stitches More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects By Amy Butler
Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing Patterns and How-To for 24 Fresh and Easy Projects by Lotta Jansdotter
Knitting Pretty Simple Instructions for 30 Fabulous Projects by Kris Percival
Mastering the Art of Beading by Genevieve A. Sterbenz
Squiggles A Really Giant Drawing and Painting Book by Taro Gomi

Fiction (Cause I just plain LOVE to read)

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal $16.99 (We keep checking this out of the library--clearly we need our own copy!)
Chicken Big By Keith Graves $16.99 (Love the premise!)
Day and Night by Teddy Newton $14.99 (Another library favorite)
The Space Between Trees by katie Williams
Sparky The Life and Art of Charles Schulz by Beverly Gherman
Noonie's Masterpiece By Lisa Railsback
The Kid Who Named Pluto And the Stories of Other Extraordinary Young People in Science by Marc McCutcheon
Cats Are Weird And More Observations by Jeffrey Brown
Ivy + Bean Gift Set
Ivy + Bean Boxed Set 2
Erika's Story Creative Editions by Ruth Vander Zee

And I just can't resist this game:
Haikubes by Forrest-Pruzan Creative

Added 11/27/10: To sweeten this great deal for my wonderful readers. If you win the Chronicle Books giveaway AND you are a follower of my blog, you can get an additional prize of your choice of any one of my cookbooks (US residents only). (New followers are eligible as well as long as you are a follower on Dec. 13th when the winners are announced--so become a follower now to qualify.)


anna o said...

$500?!?!? That buys a lot of books! And these look like some great titles!

Emily said...

I would like to get some books.

Cathe Olson said...

If you comment anonymously -- make sure you include your email address so we can get in touch with you.

Anonymous said...

I am always up for more books especially cook books and craft/sewing books Ü Yeah I can't wait to see who wins this awesome giveaway !!

ashley said...

i would love all those cookbooks! :)

Buffy said...

Oh my goodness. I'm drooling over some of your selections, Cathe. Food, crafting, and Amy Krouse Rosenthal --what more can one person ask for in life!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

thanks for the chance for us to win too! nice choices.

lauren51990 at aol dot com

Donna Joy said...

Okay,great list, cooking, crafting and an enjoyable read, all my favorites.

katklaw777 said...

Great list...great giveaway.
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Good luck!

vvb32 reads said...

mmm, Luscious Chocolate Desserts - this is a tempting one to get.
vvb32 at

Cathe Olson said...

They had another chocolate one that looked really good too.

gaby317 said...

Great list! I love the cookbooks and children's books that you picked.

This is an amazingly generous giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

gaby317nyc at

TRAN! ( said...

Great list! Good Variety of cookbooks and crafty books!

ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

Molly said...

I love your list! Awesome choices! Good luck!

Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

Amy said...

Terrific list of books!

Isn't Chronicle hosting a wonderful contest?!

My list post is up on my blog, too!

Good luck!

~ Amy

Cathe Olson said...

Okay . . . to sweeten this great deal for my wonderful readers. If you win the Chronicle Books giveaway AND you are a follower of my blog, you can get an additional prize of your choice of any one of my cookbooks (US residents only). (New followers are eligible as well as long as you are a follower on Dec. 13th when the winners are announced--so become a follower now to qualify.)

Lori L said...

Nice list! I see some great gift potential here! Good luck!

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

I just plan like to read too! :) Your list is quite--for the most part--from mine See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.

Joanne said...

This is a great list of books!

Tracey C. said...

Well what fun to find a great list, an interesting blog and an additional giveaway opportunity! Thanks! I'll follow for sure and am looking forward to browsing your posts more! You can check out the list I made HERE and comment for a chance to win mine!

munchiema (at) yahoo (dot)com

Cathe Olson said...

Yeah, this contest has helped me to find some new great blogs too!

ashley said...

woud looove to win this list!

Michele said...

I love your list. Good luck!

Tina Peterson said...

Hi! You have a great list of books. I picked out a lot of kids books but also added some for me. I'd love to have you come comment on my blog when you get a chance, my list is at:

I also have a family friendly book review/giveaway linky Sat - Monday and you are welcome to add your (fiction/non-fiction) books at the same blog. It's usually up either Friday night or Saturday AM.
Thanks! Tina "The Book Lady"

Chris said...

Cookbooks & children's books seems to be my favorites.

ashley c said...

great list! good luck to you!

Tina said...

That would be incredibly awesome!

moonsword said...

great list! best of luck!

Haylee said...

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


Cathe Olson said...

Don't forget to "follow" my blog for an extra chance to win your choice of one of my cookbooks!

Amy said...

The Haikubes would be so much fun!

Cathe Olson said...

I know. My daughters and I love making up haikus. It will be great to use with students at school too.

Joanne said...

What a great list of books!


jcamp2020 said...

What a nice list. Good luck to both of us! And thank you
Chronicle Books.

jcamp2020 at aol dot com

love your list and Now, I follow your blog :)

My name means Wisdom said...

Love the cookbook selections!

GOod lukc

Lily said...

Fabulous choices, especially the Amy Butler book!
Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

Buffy said...

Hey, Cathe -- just wanted to let you know, before it's too late, that I posted my own list! :)

nfmgirl said...

Woo hoo! I'm loving the vegetarian cookbooks, and I became a follower! (I have been a pescatarian for about 8 months now).


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Cathe Olson said...

Chronicle Books announced the winner and it was the CakeSpy blog. Oh darn!

As a consolation, they are offering 35% off + free shipping through Thursday, December 16, 2011 (use this promo code at checkout: HAULIDAYS). So if you fell in love with one of their books, at least you can get a good deal! The website is