Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year ... Happy Haulidays from Chronicle Books!

It's that time again! Chronicle is celebrating their second annual Happy Haulidays, where they give one blogger, one commenter and one charity of the blogger's choice to receive up to $500 in books! If you haven't heard of it before, here's how it works - if you're a blogger, all you have to do is post your wishlist of Chronicle books valued up to $500 on your blog. If you're a commenter, check out the list of blogs participating and get to commenting; one commenter from the winning blog will also win the blogger's list!

This year, Chronicle is adding to the awesomeness and allowing the lucky blogger winner to also choose a charity to win up to $500 as well. I'm fully supporting Reading Is Fundamental. They're so efficent and determined in their fight to get a book in the hands of every child and to make reading a part of their everyday life.

Without further ado, my list:

Prisoners In The Palace: How Princess Victoria became Queen with the Help of Her Maid, a Reporter, and a Scoundrel by Michaela MacColl.

Cartoon Modern by Amid Amidi.

More Stuff on My Cat by Mario Garza.

The Writer's Toolbox by Jamie Cat Callan.

Obsessed With Marvel by Peter Sanderson.

Movies To Check Out by The Imagineering Company.

Ultimate Book of Jokes: The Essential Collection of 1,500 Jokes by Scott McNeely.

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson.

Horrorscopes by Lucien Edwards.

Business Cards 3: Designs on Saying Hello by Michael Dorrian and Liz Farrelly.

Ticket Stub Diary by Eric Epstein.

Fuck This Book by Bodhi Oser.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2012 Wall Calender.

The Sock Monkey & Friends Kit: 9 Different Fun-to-Make Sock Creature Projects by Samantha Fisher and Cary Lane.

The Redstone Inkblot Test by Will Hobson.

Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli.

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain.

The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams.

The Big Book of Soups and Stews: 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food by Maryana Vollstedt.

Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth by Jill O'Connor.

Instant Iron-Ons by Julia Rothman.

Werewolves by Paul Jessup.

How to Be the Best Bubblewriter in the World, Ever! by Linda Scott.

Moleskin 2012 18 Month Weekly Notebook.

Fortune-Telling Scratchers: Discover Your Destiny on 40 Interactive Cards by Jan Rose.

Business Cards 2: More Ways of Saying Hello by Michael Dorrian.

Some humor, some fiction, some graphic and writing stuff! Mixing it up this year! If you like my list and want to be entered to win it, just leave a comment below!

If you're a blogger/reader and want to enter or learn more about how Happy Haulidays works, click here for more information!


  1. If I don't win my list, I would be glad to win yours! There are some great books on there!!

  2. Ditto! I'm loving seeing how no one's are the same. They were fun to pick out.

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  4. I love the crazy titles on some of the books you chose.

  5. Oh my god, Fuck This Book sounds Awesome! Good luck!

  6. I remember my sister did this last year! She didn't win but its still fun right? You've got a great list of books there. :)

  7. The Prisoners in The Palace book sounds good. There are just so many things we don't know about the British Royal Family!

  8. Ooooh, nice list. Mine is so different.

  9. Awesome list! Good luck to us all!

  10. Awesome list! And awesome event! That's so cool that things like this exist!

    Good luck!!!!!


  11. Great selection! I like the mix of books, calendars and genres. That Milk & Cookies cookbook is definitely on my list, too. Good luck!

  12. You got me at the Moleskin 2012 18 Month Weekly Notebook. Then you added Milk and Cookies!

    I am wishing us both good luck. ;D

  13. :D Weeee! I knew we'd have some similar choices.

    Make sure you come over and comment on mine just in case okie Katie?

    Good luck!

    -- Rhi

  14. ha ha ticket stub diary looks fantastic! great list and good luck! Check out my list and comment for a chance to enter!

  15. Great books on your list! Good luck!

    Check out my list here


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

  17. I must admit to being baffled by the popularity of Zombies of late! Good luck!

  18. really cool list with some great picks. good luck!

  19. I wouldn't mind having the items on your list. Best wishes to you.

    find my list at:
    Tossing It Out

  20. The chewy sticky gooey messy book sounds like fun. Lot of good choices here.

    amhengst at verizon dot net

  21. Great chose some awesome humor books. I totally forgot about that category!

    Good luck!

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

  23. The sock monkey kit looks fun. Good luck!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  24. I would be looking to donate it to Chicago Lights' annual fundraiser as a silent auction prize.

  25. I remember receiving a book or two from RIF when I was a tot - I have always been a big reader, so I also remember being totally happy about it! I have The Space Between Trees on my own list as well. Good luck!


  26. Reading is Fundamental sounds like a great organization.

    Good luck and happy holidays!