Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Party: Chronicle Books Haul-idays giveway

What a Haul!
*** Blogosphere Bookstore Giveaway ***

$500 in books for 1 blogger
$500 for 1 blogger’s reader
for a total of $1,000

Chronicle Books is giving books away to a blogger or blog reader who lives in the United States and is 18 years or older (official rules).

TO DO: for bloggers

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!
Last day to submit entries is December 10th!

Check out the publisher’s Web site and make a list of books up to $500.

AND, officially sign up at the Chronicle site with your post url here.

TO DO: for everyone

Visit other blogs for your chance to win a haul of Chronicle Books! Each of these blogs has posted a list of books valued up to $500! One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each WIN the list!

Winners will be announced: December 13, 2010.

Curious? then check out this video...
this could be you (if you participate)
or hopefully me ;-D

I went browsing and here are my picks:

Chuck Dugan Is AWOL
A Novel with Maps
by Eric Chase Anderson ($19.95)

Color Me Fierce!
An Activity Book with Six Glamorous Crayons
by Nike Desis ($12.95)

A Private Journal
Illustrations by Miraphora Mina
and Eduardo Lima ($19.95)

The Doorbells of Florence
Fictional Stories and Photographs
by Andrew Losowsky ($18.95)

Dracula's Heir:
An Interactive Mystery
by Sam Stall ($24.95)

The Eiffel Tower
by Lucienne Hervé ($19.95)

Emily The Strange
by Rob Reger ($12.95)

The Enchanted Dolls' House
by Robyn Johnson ($27.99)

Gnome and Garden
A Gnovelty Kit
by Marcus Mennes ($15.95)

A Little Book of Misfortunes
by Lucien Edwards ($12.95)

How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend
by Gary Ghislain ($16.99)

Italy Out of Hand
A Capricious Tour
by Barbara Hodgson ($19.95)

12 Removable Poster Prints
by James Jean ($29.95)

Let's Bring Back
An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful,
Chic, Useful, Curious, and
Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By
by Lesley M. M. Blume
Illustrations by Grady McFerrin ($19.95)

Miso Pretty Notecards ($13.95)

The Official Nancy Drew® Handbook
Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons
from Everyone's Favorite Girl Detective
by Penny Warner ($16.95)

The Other Side
by Istvan Banyai ($15.99)

Paris Out of Hand
A Wayward Guide
by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
With Barbara Hodgson
and Nick Bantock ($22.95)

Man's New Best Friend
Certificate of Adoption
Port-a-Pug Owner's Manual
Dog bowl
Food, water, and bones
Dog bed
Collars with ID tags ($16.95)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Deluxe Heirloom Edition
The Classic Regency Romance
—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
by Jane Austen
and Seth Grahame-Smith (24.95)

Prisoners in the Palace
How Princess Victoria became Queen
with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel
by Michaela MacColl ($16.99)

Romance Pulp Postcard Box ($2.99)

The Space Between Trees
by Katie Williams ($17.99)

Sweet 'n Sticky Notes ($9.95)

Weirdo Noir
Gothic and Dark Lowbrow Art
by Matt Dukes Jordan ($24.95)

An Illustrated Journal of Transformation
Illustrated by Allyson Haller
by Paul Jessup ($19.95)

World's Smallest Post Service
by Lea Redmond ($22.95)
Size does matter! Inspired by San Francisco Bay Area artist Lea Redmond's popular in-store art installations and online business (she has written thousands of miniature letters since 2008), this deluxe easy-to-use craft kit includes everything needed to create personalized "mini" gifts of teeny tiny letters and itsy bitsy gift packages.


Interested in winning one of my picks?
Tell me which one(s) and leave your email in comments.


* fyi: If you signup for the Chronicle Books eNewsletter, you can get discount coupons and special offers!
(scroll to the bottom of their site to enter your email)

* if you post your browsing list please let me know in comments as I'd love to see your picks

* first spotted this offer at Savvy Verse & Wit


Contest has ended - winner is Cake Spy - a super cute site that puts googly eyes on her sweet treats



  1. Let's Bring Back would be a wonderful read for me. I would love to read about the past, probably because I lived it.
    The Nancy Drew Handbook would be a fun read as well.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  2. Awesome list! :) Chronicle books have lots of wonderful books!


  3. Covet & want! So many brilliant selections! I'll comment again when I post my selections!

  4. I finally managed to whittle down a list to merely $500. ;) I'm mad for your list, too, although I particularly like The Doorbells of Florence and Confessions!

  5. so many fun items. I'd love these too.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  6. I would like let's bring back.It sounds like my kind of book.

  7. I wish you luck!


  8. I would like to win Pride and Prejudice. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  9. Awesome list, Vii!! I really, really hope ya win & am crossing my lucky Irish fingers for ya :D

    You've got a slew of wonderful goodies I've not heard of on your list. But my favorite is the Miso Pretty Notecards because my daughter would flip her lid for these! They are sooooo Japanese-gorgeous!!!

  10. Dracula's Heir sounds awesome.
    Great list of books! Good luck, Velvet! :D

  11. Great list, Velvet. I duplicated a few of your hauls! Here's my list http://gofita.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-haul-idays-giveaway.html

  12. I'm very intrigued by How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend. You've got a lot of great books on your list!

  13. AWESOME picks! Here's hoping for a win!! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  14. That's a great list, it made me finally decide to go make my own list, which can be found here: http://readingisdreamy.blogspot.com/2010/11/chronicle-books-haul-idays-giveway.html

  15. Awesome list. So many wonderful books I'd love to read. Good Luck

    BookNoise at gmail dot com

  16. We have a lot of the same or similar books on our lists...but you have chosen several really great ones that I missed. I especially love the one about Queen Victoria.

    I hope we win either here or over at my list at http://ladysilk.net/regency-romance-talk/win-a-shopping-bag-full-of-chronicle-books-up-to-500-00/

    Smiles...and good luck :)

  17. Terrific list of books! You have some awesome books I didn't even see on CB's website! lol There are so many great ones to choose from!
    Chronicle Books is hosting a wonderful contest!

    My list post is up on my blog, too!
    Good luck!

    ~ Amy

  18. I love this promotion and i hope we both win!

    Pragmatic Mom of CoffeeShopBloggers

  19. Oooh, thought I'd commented to yours already. I love your choices Velvet! I did a list too, you can comment here. Good luck!

  20. I hope you *W*I*N*, that would be wonderful!
    I would love "The Enchanted Dolls' House" to play with and to fondle and admire.

    *I'm happily dreaming away*
    ~~~~~~~~~ good luck! ~~~~~~~~~~>

  21. Great list! Best of luck.

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

    I wish I'd noticed the Eiffel Tower book when compiling mine. Well done!

    pmathers at jps dot net

  22. Horrorscopes and How I stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend :) It would be awesome if you won!

  23. All of these books look awesome! I really want to read The Space Between Trees.


  24. Dracula. Great books you picked. I like Dracula. Good luck. Tore923@aol.com

  25. I've been hearing about Let's Bring Back and I look forward to checking it out!

    situationswhereyoumayneedit at gmail dot com

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


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

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  28. Love the list. I'd love to win this selection. Go to my blog as well to comment at jaxiejax.com

  29. Fabulous choices, especially the Eiffel Tower book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  30. What fun! Count me in!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com


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