Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Haulidays Contest from Chronicle Books!

Chronicle Books is hosting its 2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway for the blogging community. This year, they're not only giving away up to $500 worth of Chronicle books to one lucky blogger and one commenter on the winning blog post—they're also asking the winning blogger to choose one charity to receive up to $500 of books.  It's so much fun to imagine spending $500 on their terrific titles, stationery, calendars, and other items!

If I were lucky enough to win, my charity of choice would be Reading by 9, a literacy initiative aimed at kids in grades K-3 that is spearheaded by the Los Angeles Times.  

Here's the list of what I would get for myself (an eclectic mix if I do say so!):

The Onion 2012 Daily Calendar                                $12.99


Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog                    $12.95

City Walks: Los Angeles:  $14.95

Mini Goals Notepad
By Mary Kate McDevi  $9.95

Hope Valley Sticky Notes & To-Do's

By Denyse Schmidt  $12.95

Out of Sight

By Pittau & Gervais  $19.99

Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2

By Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall $19.99

The Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box

By Annie Barrows
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall $19.99

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types

By Sharon Werner
and Sarah Forss  $19.99

I Know a Lot of Things

By Paul and Ann Rand  $16.99


By Taro Miura  $15.95 

Mini Masters Boxed Set
By Julie Merberg
and Suzanne Bober  $19.99

Passover: Celebrating Now, Remembering Then

By Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Karla Gudeon  $17.99

Let Freedom Sing

By Vanessa Newton  $16.99

Giant Pop-Out Farm  $10.99

Photobooth Dogs

By Cameron Woo  $14.95

36 1/2 Reasons to Laugh

By Rick Adams $12.95


By Lisa Finander  $16.95

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids

By Jill O'Connor
Photographs by Leigh Beisch $19.95

L.A. Bizarro

By Anthony Lovett
and Matt Maranian  $19.95

Hooked on Hiking: Southern California

By Ann Marie Brown


Moleskine 2012 18 month weekly planner pocket black soft cover $14.95

Typewriter Ecojournal:  $10.95

Total:  $498.99

Leave a comment below for your own chance to win if I'm the lucky blogger winner!  


Kelly Robinson said...

Ha! My total was also 498 something. I'm loving seeing everyone else's picks, and also finding fun new book blogs to follow!

Geo Librarian said...

Wow, looks like you've chosen quite a variety of things. What a fun idea this is.

nfmgirl said...

Ooohhhh, Milk and Cookies! I am so hungry right now! Good luck!

Pamela said...

Love the list! Good luck to both of us!

Catie said...

Eclectic mix, yes, but lots of interesting picks. Good luck to you!

jcamp2020 said...

Don't you love lists? But they take so much time to do them right... I enjoyed yours.

Good luck to us both ;D

Rhianna said...

Love that you've got such a wide variety! :D

Good luck!

-- Rhianna

Elisquared said...

I love the variety! We have some books in common, which probably means I'd like the other books you chose!

Good luck to you!


My Happy Haulidays!

throuthehaze said...

F in Exams is on my list too :) Good luck!

Janice said...

Hi, Margo. You have a fun list; in fact, this contest just blew my last hour, as I'm preparing my dream gifts, too. Good luck!

Deborah said...

My list is media-obsessed. I enjoy seeing everyone's.

Mandroid said...

Great choices. I have a few of those cookbooks on my list as well. Good luck!

workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

amanda said...

This contest is just about the most amazing thing ever.


Gretta said...

My kids would love the Ivy & Bean books. Thanks for the chance to win with you.

bamagv at aol dot com

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

Great picks! Good luck!

Unknown said...

Great list! Best of luck to everyone!

Stacey Brucale said...

You have a really great list of books! Good luck!

Check out my list here


Bavarian Erin said...

I am so so very fond of the city walk decks! Best of luck to you!
My list: http://www.bavarianerin.com/2011/11/chronicle-books-2nd-annual-haul-idays.html

Joanne said...

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

hsw said...

Love The Onion! Didn't know they worked with Chronicle, I have kids books on my brain these days.

Unknown said...

great list!

love for you to stop by & comment on mine :-) amyreneonline.com

Arlee Bird said...

This is an eclectic mix. I'd like to have all of those books about L.A.--I guess I missed those when I made my list.

find my list at:
Tossing It Out

Roberta said...

Really nice list. I like how you added it all up.

Mystica said...

Good choice of books. Good luck with the competition. Great charity.

ann said...

Lots of different books

Vintage Love & Photographs said...

Good luck!

Julie said...

Wonderful list! The Onion calendar sounds great and I also have Ivy and Bean (but the paper dolls) and a moleskine in my own list! Great charity, too! Good luck!


Unknown said...

Wow, you got really close to $500! :)

Good luck and happy holidays!