Giveaway: Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays!

Anastasia alerted me to this utterly amazing contest, and I’m quite grateful for it. Why is this contest so amazing, you might ask? Well, let’s let Chronicle Books explain:

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!

That’s a thousand dollars worth of books in all–it’s definitely worth a shot, right? The only downside, of course, is that Chronicle Books sells Moleskines and other fabulous notebooks, but this contest is solely for books. (Moleskines are expensive but so lovely…) So I’ve been deliberating over what I’d like to haul in yesterday and this morning, and I’ve finally made a decision. Hopefully, you’ll want some of the stuff on my list!

First up, the Disney/Pixar art books. If you don’t know by now, I am a Disney freak, and my current obsession is Tangled. Some glorious person has been posting little excerpts from her copy of The Art of Tangled over at the DVDizzy forums, and I adore them–Tangled was in production for so long that there’s tons of stuff, including bear!Flynn (so cuddly!), alternate settings (Celtic designs and Regency English designs), and lovely green gowns for Rapunzel (changed after Tiana became the green Disney princess). I love stuff like this, so I absolutely want nearly all of the Disney/Pixar art books. (But especially The Art of Tangled and The Art of Toy Story 3.)

  • The Art of Tangled
  • The Art of Toy Story 3
  • The Art of The Princess and the Frog
  • The Art of UP
  • The Art of WALL-E
  • The Art of Ratatouille
  • The Art of The Incredibles

Then we’ve got the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies books. There was a rumor floating around my campus last year that the Jane Austen class I’m currently taking would end up reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but alas, it never came to pass. But now that I’m very current on my Austen, I think now is the best time to get to these–having my own copies wouldn’t hurt!

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steven Hockensmith

And lastly, we’ve got an assortment of nonfiction, from fan history to the Egyptian Book of the Dead to my quest to create the perfect book-bearing bag.

  • Madjur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking by Madjur Jaffrey
  • Quick & Easy Chinese by Nancie McDermott
  • What Would Wonder Woman Do? by Suzan Colon and Jennifer Traig
  • Amy Butler’s Style Stitches by Amy Butler
  • Fanzines: The DIY Revolution by Teal Triggs
  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

The whole haul comes in at $491.55, so I’m quite pleased with it. All you, dear reader, have to do to enter is comment on this post with a way to contact you, and we’re in business! The deadline to enter is December 10th, and winners will be announced on December 13th.

55 thoughts on “Giveaway: Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays!

  1. This is such a cool contest! I love that you get to pick your own prizes, and that one of the winning blog’s commenters gets to win too. You have quite a good, eclectic list there!

  2. My list is going up tomorrow and I have zero overlap with any of your books but would love any of these as well. I didn’t choose any of the Disney/Pixar ones because I couldn’t choose between them — but I like how you worked around that by just adding them all! That’s the wonderful (and dangerous) thing about Chronicle Books! Good luck (and to me too!).

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  7. Great list! As much fun to read as it is to make! (I’m always on the lookout for Chronicle’s little eyeglasses in the bookstore. Such a cool logo.) Fingers crossed for both of us.

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