Chronicle Books is running a really cool contest this holiday season called Happy Haul-idays. Participating bloggers choose up to $500 worth of items from the Chronicle Books website and post about them. Then, the blogger and one of the readers who comments on the Haul-idays post (that could be you!) have a chance to win the entire list! All you have to do to be entered is to leave a comment on this post.
So, what would I choose with my $500? Here’s my list (it’s also a fun sampling of my interests that don’t often make it onto Erin Reads!):
I’ll start with cookbooks, because Chronicle has some wonderful ones. I’d go for The New Whole Grains Cookbook ($19.95), Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking ($19.95), New Vegetarian ($19.95), The Commonsense Kitchen ($35.00), A Beautiful Bowl of Soup ($19.95), Campfire Cuisine ($15.95), and Field Guide to Produce ($15.95).
Along the same lines, I would gorge myself on Chronicle’s stationery offerings, which are some of the best! My favorites: Flock Boxed Notecards ($15.95), Animals on Parade Notecard Set ($12.95), Dots & Jots Mix & Match Stationery ($8.95), and the Somewhat Stationary Cats Stationery Set ($9.95).
There are some miscellaneous titles I’d add to my choices as well. These include Beaches ($24.95), Ramayana ($29.95), The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks ($14.95), Food Play ($16.95), and Taking Things Seriously ($17.50).
Finally, I’m a Moleskine nut, so I’d have to throw in a few of their notebooks! I’d go with a Large Moleskine Address Book ($17.95), which I use for keeping track of what I’ve read, and an XLarge Ruled Soft Cover Notebook ($19.95) for reading notes.
And all that comes to just under $500! Would you like a chance to win the books above? Just leave a comment on this post. Chronicle will announce the winner on December 13th. I’ve got my fingers crossed!