Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Haul- iday from Chronicle Books

I had to face the music, and update my list considering something that is critically important... 



I tallied this list, and it's just over $1600 worth of books. Yikes!  So I thought it best to organize, cull, and reform the list with a dose of much-needed REALITY.

Here's a copy of my new, trim, ready for the holidays list. Comments should still be left on THIS post.

Just in, from the blog of Mrs. DeRaps.

Chronicle books is hosting this AMAZING contest, giving away up to $500 worth of books from their site.

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!

Hmmmm.... I am sure I'm already way over $500, but here goes!

The Tulip Anthology 
The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: Politics
Vincent's Colors 
The Space Between Trees  
Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table  
Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Earth 
Seeing Stars: An Introduction to the Night Sky
Dan Eldon: Safari As a Way of Life 
A force for Nature
Prisoners in the Palace
Heroes of the Environment: True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet
52 Rainy Day Activities—Revised Edition
Super Duper Art & Craft Activity Book
Penguins, Penguins, Everywhere!  
A Long Piece of String 
Color & Count Placemats 
MoMA Modern Play House 
MoMA Lacing Shapes 
MoMA play family
Towards Zero-energy Architecture
Narrow Houses: New Directions in Efficient Design 
Farm Together Now 
The Backyard Birdsong Guide: Eastern and Central North America
The Theater of Insects
Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking 
Penny Saving Household Helper
Hoshino's Alaska
The Meaning of Trees  
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture 
Masterpuppet Theatre: The World of Shakespeare at Your Fingertips! 
Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture  
Olive, the Other Reindeer  
Lincoln in 3-D
Christopher Walken A to Z 
Salumi: Savory Recipes and Serving Ideas for Salame, Prosciutto, and More
Tartine Bread
Fast, Fresh & Green: More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers
The Domaine Chandon Cookbook
Top Chef Quickfire Challenge Game
Quick & Easy Korean Cooking
Big Night In
Vino Argentino
Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking 
The Country Cooking of France
Field Guide to Meat
All My Friends Are Dead
Handy Dad
The Story of Snow
The Life & Love of Trees
Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook
Paper Blossoms
Pictorial Webster's Stamp Set
Pictorial Webster's Wall Cards
The Indie Rock Coloring Book
Polaroid Notes
Pictorial Webster's
Forests Eco-Keepsake Notecards
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea
Fresh from the Farmers' Market: Year-Round Recipes for the Pick of the Crop
52® Boredom Busters for Kids
The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck: Early Reading, Ages 3 to 5
The New Whole Grains Cookbook
artful accessories 
artful jewelry 
Doodles at Dinner
Flip-a-Word: Crab Cab
Dinosaurs! Matching Game
Make Me a Cake!
Playtime Party Picnic
Magical Menagerie
The Chore Board
The Evil Empire
Brain Boot Camp
Secrets of Simplicity
Garden Anywhere
Large Moleskine Red Sketchbook
Large Moleskine Red Address Book


  1. Wow, great list! Thanks for mentioning my blog. I hope we both win : )

  2. whoohoo, fun list!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  3. I want the Walken book just for his hair on the cover!

  4. The Masterpuppet Theatre would get so much use at my house!!! Awesome! Good luck!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  5. I know, Mrs. Deraps-- hoping and keeping everything crossed.

    Shooting Stars Mag- thanks!

    YNL-totally, right? Walken is so fantastic. An autobiography of his would not normally be something I'd seek out, but I bet it's amazing.

    Oona-- awesome. Nothing better than tiny theater!!

  6. Excellent list! This is such an awesome giveaway. Good Luck!

  7. WOW! Awesome list! Count me in as a commenter! Good luck!

    mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  8. I think you DID go at least a teensy bit over $500!!! But what a great list! I have quite a few of yours on mine: The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook Junior Edition boxed set, Blinkybugs, The Space Between Trees, MOMA Modern Play House, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Masterpuppet Theatre, Olive, the Other Reindeer! I almost put Tartine Breads on mine, but then thought to meself, "Uh, yeah! Like YOU'RE really going to take the time to make those fancy schmancy breads!", so I ended up putting Fast Breads (more my style - LOL!) on my list instead! Good luck! I hope we win!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  9. Whoa...that's a serious list! Good luck!

  10. ooh, Corrin, the more I look at their site the more I add...
    I guess they'll let me cull the herd if I do win.

    Good Luck Stephanie and Molly

    jewelknits-- you are totally right. I might be fooling myself that I'll actually be baking all that bread (or learning Korean, French, and Indian cooking)...

  11. Very nice list with lots of variety! I see great gift potential here!

  12. Wow, what a list! You have some serious reading ahead. ....and cooking and crafting and...
    Good luck, mangosteenkate at yahoo dot com

  13. Great list! I particularly like children's books and interesting mix. I've some of the same books on my list (Vincent's Colors, Shadow) though your list has so many that I wish I'd seen.

    I love Chronicle - this is such a generous giveaway. If you'd like to see my list (many cookbooks and children's books), drop by

    Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at

  14. This is an awesome list of books ~ Thanks for the entry!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  15. I love your list! I hope you win!!!

    jamie.l.torres at gmail dot com

  16. great list, hard to imagine winning this much goodness at once. Good luck.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

  17. Interesting list of books! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  18. @LoriL- I agree, in fact now I am planning to buy a lot of my gifts from chronicle.Very smart marketing.

    @Kate- I know, funny, huh? I'll be very busy in 2011 if I win this.

    @gaby- I loved your list as well.

    Thanks Gretta, Jamie, Ashley, Jhitomi and Anne.

  19. I think just half that list is already over $500!!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  20. Tran-- you are totally right. I finally looked up all the prices, and this is more like 1500 worth of books. Oops. Looks like I've gone a little crazy. I will post an update that's more realistic.

  21. So many little time. I understand entirely, it was like being a kid in a candy store.

    A wonderful list. Very different--for the most part--from the ones I selected See My List Here but a really delightful list nevertheless. I would absolutely love to win either one.
    Teresa [AT] LadySilk [DOT] Net

  22. what a great list! here's hoping we win!

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  23. I checked out the new, trimmed list. It's still great. Hope we win.

  24. Great list! Best of luck.

    If you'd like to comment on mine:

    pmathers at jps dot net

  25. Teresa-- just like a candy store! I can't wait to see who wins.

    k_sunshine: thanks!

    Michele, I had to lose a few, but I like the new list, too.

    Ginny- I know, I had no concept!

    Disjecta-- thanks I'll check yours out!

  26. WOW I love this contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to win with you.

    I love your list. So many good books its hard to choose.

  27. Um please please PLEASE win. Wow I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  28. It would be hard to stay under $500! Good luck!

  29. What fun! Isn't this the coolest contest? And great list!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  30. Good selection of titles. Good luck to both of us. And Thank You to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    ha, had to laugh because as a former school librarian, I know how easy it is to spend only $500!

  31. What a great list of books!


  32. Fabulous choices, especially the MoMA books!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

  33. Awesome list of books!


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