Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude Giveaway and Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books



Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I am so thankful for so much this year - my husband, my beautiful daughter who brings us so much joy each day, my family, friends... the list goes on and on. In gratitude for all of you as my readers, I am doing a special Gratitude Giveaway hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer and All-Consuming Books.

This is going to be a different kind of giveaway because you can win big as well! As a special thank you to you, my readers especially since I am almost past 500 followers, I am giving away a $10 Amazon gift card.

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 BUT YOU CAN ALSO WIN $500 in books as well!


Chronicle Books is hosting it's 2nd annual Happy Haul-idays giveaway where you can win a haul of books ($500 worth) from Chronicle Books. If you comment on my blog post, you can also enter into the giveaway and if I win, I get to choose a commenter on this post to also win $500 of Chronicle Books.

But wait, that's not even the best part... this year, Chronicle Books will also give away $500 to a charity of the winning blogger's choice!



I had a hard time choosing a charity. I wanted to choose something book-related and First Book came to mind. I believe in their cause and $500 would get 200 books for children in need. It would fill 50 backpacks for a children in a community-based program. That would be so awesome!

What a wonderful way to share the gift of reading this holiday season!

For bloggers:
You can enter by writing a blog post about Happy Haul-idays with the haul of books that you'd like to win and go to Chronicle Books to enter your name. That's it! If you win, you and a commenter on your post can both win $500 of Chronicle Books.

For non-bloggers:
You can enter by commenting on my blog and other participating blogs. There is a list of participating blogs on the Chronicle Books page


Here is my wishlist of books I'd love to win from Chronicle Books (the covers are so gorgeous!):


Over 300 participating blogs are offering a book related giveaway and we are all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. The hop runs from  Thursday November 17th through Sunday November 27th.

Giveaway Details:
  • To enter $10 Amazon gift card giveaway, please fill out the RaffleCopter.
  • To enter Chronicle Books Happy-Haul-idays giveaway, please leave a comment.
Please check out the Chronicle Books Happy Haul-idays Page after commenting here to check out the other participating blogs and maybe win your own "haul" of books this holiday!

Lastly, as a special visitor for visiting my blog, you can get an extra 35% off any purchase from Chronicle Books!
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83 comments:

  1. I love the books you have chosen. I'm an elementary school librarian and I was thinking of blogging about this on my blog as well. I could use some of these in my library.

    Thanks for participating.

    Beverly aka Booklady

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  2. I think this is an AMAZING thing you have signed up to do!I totally understand what you mean by how hard it is to pick a charity. with budgets being cut all over...the first place they cut are BOOKS!!! EVIL people...I adore who you chose!!!!
    I mean can you imagine the faces of those 50 children whose backpacks you will fill....TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! I know from visiting my son's school with boxes of my books from giveaways and such....they LOVE them.
    Keep up the good work :0)

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  3. That is a really great promotion! Hope you win!!

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  4. Love the list! I have Cake Pops and Holiday Crafting and Baking with kids on mine too! I wanted the Audrey Hepburn, but had decided on a bunch of kids books before I saw it.
    Congrats on almost having 500 followers that is sooo awesome!

    Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck with the Haul-idays contest!

    Feel free to check out my list if you'd like!
    http://reviewsfrommyfirstreadsshelf.blogspot.com/2011/11/2nd-annual-happy-haul-idays-giveaway_14.html

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  5. that would be keepin me busy for while thank you for the hop

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  6. Thank you for inviting me to this awesome event. I love the idea of winning books for kids while entering to win a treat myself. You are awesome to participate in this wonderful opportunity.

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  7. What a great list of books and such a good contest.

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  8. I've got the mother/daughter journal on my list, too. :)

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  9. This is an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

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  10. This is an amazing giveaway and I love that the Happy Haul-idays giveaway is benefiting charities. I think in this season of giving, there is nothing better. Thank you for your blog!

    jenn DOT cunha AT gmail DOT com

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  11. The Cookie Party book looks so good! The Pixar books also piqued my interest.
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  12. Wow!! This is a seriously amazing chance at winning some wonderful books! My daughter would have a fit! Thank you so much for this post and the wonderful chance to win a fantastic prize :)

    GFC: Amanda Welling
    Email: hippiesbeautyandbooksohmy@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for your Gratitude giveaway as well as the chance to win The Chronicle Books Giveaway! Looks like you picked out some great books! Good luck!

    xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for this amazing addition to the giveaway hop. I can think of two organizations right away that could use the books if I were to win.

    sophiarose1816@gmail.com
    GFC: Sophia Rose

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  15. Wow! That would be great & I know a perfect organization (a shelter for abused women and children). Thanks so much for the chance!
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for taking part in the Giveaway Hop!! and Thank you for your continuous posts and work =)
    Have a safe and awesome weekend!!


    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

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  17. I love the charity idea! Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-ashlyn_jai
    ashlynwilliams(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. That's a great list for the Chronicle Books Happy-Haul-idays giveaway

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  20. I think that the Happy Haul-idays giveaway sounds fantastic! What a great idea!

    silverrose313 at gmail dot com

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  21. i love this hop and will do it again
    desi the blonde @ msn .com

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  22. Great choices for the Chronicle Books event. Good luck.
    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(.)com

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  23. Blessings to do The Chronicle Books for doing this giveaway. Also fingers crossed that you win so that your charity will also win. The one thing I will do with no problems is buy a book for a child. I never tell them no when they want a book.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Cake Pops seems to be a popular choice for the contest, I might have to get myself a copy!

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  25. Ruhlman's Twenty is at the top of my list!

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  26. I wish I had thought to use book covers instead of just a written list. After all, a book cover is worth a 1000 words. Thanks for commenting on my list at Two Kinds of People. I also thought about First Books for my charity. It's a very worthy cause.

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  27. Great list! We have Olive and Cake Pops... Two great books... Good luck

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  28. What a great promotion!
    Good luck with the Haul-idays

    :) Aeicha
    wordspelunker at gmail dot com

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  29. good luck you picked some awesome books

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  30. It's a great list.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  31. What an awesome thing to do. You can't go wrong with books. Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Gloria

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  32. What a great list you have as well. The picture books look especially appealing to me, as do the Ivy & Bean books, which my almost 7-year-old loves! First Book is a great charity, too. They do so much for children's literacy :)

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  33. i checked out Chronicle Books, and i wasn't sure about what i saw, but i looked at your list, and it's awesome. And First books is a charity i would choose, too. Thanks for the heads up! blogged on my blog

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  34. Thanks everyone for entering and dropping by. I'm definitely feeling the comment love! :)

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  35. The Haul-idays is a great contest and I love the charity portion too! Books are awesome and should be shared so I definitely agree with your choice of charity!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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  36. This is the best giveaway I've seen in a while. I love First Books! Thank you for choosing it for your charity. And thank you for the chance to win!

    methom@earthlink.net

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  37. Every author I know would be thrilled to have their books included in a charity giveaway, especially First Books. Fantastic idea!
    Linda Hawley
    Author of The Prophecies
    linda@lindahawley.com

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  38. great list!

    my daughter and my class would love these.

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  39. I would love to be entered for the Chronicle Book giveaway.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  40. One list coming up. Great holiday contest!
    contestd(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Wow, thanks for participating. This is great!
    hschrock24112(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. What a fabulous giveaway!
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

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  43. This is AWESOME, I am definitely doing an entry on my blog as well!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

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  44. I think this is an awesome idea for a giveaway!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)
    If I win, I would get some books for my daughter and some for the public library.

    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  46. What a wonderful thing you are doing here! I will be keeping my fingers crossed (for us both)!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  47. Oh wow, $500 in books. I posted it right away on my blog too. Thanks for giving out the details, you're the first person I've heard about it from. Hugs! dorwh at aol dot com

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  48. Thank you so much for the giveaway and all your hard work on this blog, and good luck!

    GFC Stephanie Parent

    thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

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  49. Great Giveaway!

    jaevenstar(@)gmail(dot)come

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  50. Wow, free books, smell the new pages, savor the reading in a quiet spot, life is great!

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  51. I remember this giveaway from last year! I didn't win last year but who knows....maybe this year!?!?! Good luck!

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  52. Great book choices! I have that moleskine book journal and I love it! I bet you will too.

    http//:www.throughaglassonion.com
    angelica(at)throughaglassonion(dot)com

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  53. I am LOVING your book choices! =) Thank you for stopping by my blog Sensual Sweets (http://sensualsweets.wordpress.com)

    Good luck to you!

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  54. I love your cake pop and pixar books. The cake pops look like they would taste really great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Good luck!

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  55. That Audrey Hepburn book almost knocked some kids books off my list. I would love to win it and your whole list!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Katie
    aclassofherown(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love the holiday cookie book! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  57. I thought about the art of Disney Pixar too :) I love Disney and so do the boys lol Great list and good luck!
    langleylove @ gmail.com

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  58. So many great Chronicle books...I love the Pixar books and the ctaft ones!

    Good luck!

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  59. Good choice of books and good luck with the competition.

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  60. Thanks for the information on the Happy Hauliday giveaway as well as your own. Hope I can get a blog post of my own up as well!

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  61. Awesome choices on your list for the Happy Haulidays. Way to combine two awesome events into one post. ;)

    Good luck!

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  62. Thanks so much for both giveaways! I follow as Stacy T.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  63. My grand-daughter loves the Ivy and Bean books. And my grandsons love all things Pixar..they would have a ball with that stash of titles.

    So, I wish us both good luck with this thing.
    thank you Chronicle Books.
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

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  64. Fantastic selection of books! I'm going to have to check out the Charlotte series, since you've listed a few of those :)

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  65. Wow this is amazing good luck

    robinblankenship@gmail.com

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  66. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I follow you via GFC (sweepingtheusa)

    sweepingtheusa at gmail dot com

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  67. Wow such a great giveaway!!! GFC Follow
    sahmofdq@gmail.com

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  68. Thanks so much for your comment! Good Luck to you too!

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  69. Very nice presentation. Mines was not so orderly.

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  70. Great choice of kid's books from Chronicle!

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  71. That's a wonderful list of books! Ruhlman's Twenty nearly made my list. I would love to win that one too!

    Leslie
    Working for the Mandroid
    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

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  72. Well isn't this just the most aesthetically pleasing set of books?! Good luck!

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  73. Great list and good luck!

    craftinomicon@gmail.com

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  74. I have Olive, the Other Reindeer and a moleskine on my own list as well!


    First Book has been a popular charity on the lists as well!

    Good luck!

    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Ivy and Bean are on our list too. And I love The Nutty Nutcracker. It's one of my favorites.

    Good luck!

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  76. Just between us looks like a great book

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