Chronicle Books Haul-idays Giveaway

Post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too!  Interested in creating your own list?  Do so here.

How can I resist?  I can't.  And I didn't.  My wife and I love food, crafts and travel -- which Chronicle does brilliantly -- so most of my list is made up of that -- although you'll see a few naughty narratives and some sober story-telling.  Comment with anything you find interesting -- if I win, one commenter wins too!

Some Austen mashups....

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen & Ben H. Winters; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

and some gorgeous escapist fiction...

Windflower by Nick Bantock and Edoardo Ponti

as well as some sexy escapist fiction...

Smut: Volume 1 from the editors of; Bitten, edited by Susie Bright

a biography about a creatrix and artist...

Florence Broadhurst by Helen O'Neill

which only inspires my own artistic and creative pursuits...

Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson; Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart; Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart; French General: Home Sewn by Kaari Meng; French General: Treasured Notions by Kaari Meng; Get Your Sparkle On by Lindsay Cain

of course, it takes some organizing to be so creative...

Oh Joy! File Collection by Joy Deangdeelert Cho; The Handy Household Helper

but once done getting my house in order, I think we'll be ready to travel...

Ticket Stub Diary by Eric Epstein; Moleskine City Notebook New York; Moleskine City Notebook Boston

and finally, I'll want to replicate all those fabulous meals I had...

Quick and Easy Korean Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee; Turquoise by Greg and Lucy Malouf; Cooking at the Kasbah by Kitty Morse; Dim Sum by Kit Shan Li; Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey; Nirmala's Edible Diary by Nirmala Narine; Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal


  1. nice variety. this must be very hard to narrow down.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  2. ooo, didn't know you were crafty too! i like the sublime stitching series. good luck.
    vvb32 at

  3. Nice collection of books! I agree with you that this giveaway allows us book bloggers to find other new book bloggers. Good luck!

    ajlw96 at yahoo dot com

  4. Paring down the list was the hardest part! I easily came up with over $1000. Man, how to narrow *that* down!?

    I love the craft selection and cookbooks you've chosen. I might have to adjust my list again!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  5. Wow what a great list you have here. The Austen mashups are among my favorites. Good luck to both of us.

    BookNoise @ gmail dot com

  6. I did this too. My goodness. Wouldn't it be amazing to win?

  7. Good luck to you!

  8. Great choices- I love that you have something for everyone. Please comment on my blog if you'd like another chance to win:)

    Best of luck to all!

  9. Here's hoping for a win!! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  10. All of these would be nice to have. Good luck!

  11. Great list of wonderful books! Thank you for sharing this contest. (Although I never ever win anything....)

    debnance at gmail dot com

  12. nice collection. i really want to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  13. Great list of books! Good luck!


  14. amazing list, so many good titles, I hope to win!

  15. amazing list! Jane Austen is back.

  16. Very nice list! I see some great gift potential here too! Good luck!

  17. I had some of the same choices, terrific list. Happy Haul-idays and good luck! :) You can comment on my list here.

  18. A wonderful list. For the most part very different from the ones I selected although we do have some in common... See My List Here but still, filled with books I would absolutely love to own.

  19. choose different various type of book.

  20. What a great list! Crafty, foodie, mashups even! We share a couple of picks, too! Good luck!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  21. There is something here for everyone. Crafts for me and my mom, food for my aunts, and my hubby had said even he would read classics when the mix with zombies and monsters! This is a great list and would cover so many Christmas gifts, even for ourselves! Now that is perfect ;D


  22. I doubt I could come up with a wishlist for this...

  23. I love all of your choices! Good luck!


  24. yes please, and good luck. nice mix.

  25. I'm drooling over the subversive cross-stitch!

    situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

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


  27. What a great list of books!


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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  29. Lets win!! Post on my blog too at

  30. great list! good luck to both of us!

  31. Fabulous choices, especially the moleskin notebooks!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  32. What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com


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