Happy Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

Happy Haul-idays with ChronicleChonicle Books is giving away a chance to win $500 worth of books for one blogger and one reader who comments on the haul-idays post. Read all about it HERE

Anyway, I spent way too much of my time looking over their books to come up with this list. I hope people really enjoy my choices. In some ways, it’s a bit like baring a piece of one’s soul to publish this.

Business Oriented BooksHere are the more business oriented books:

  • Lettering & Type – Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces – could always use help with this aspect of design
  • The Printmaking Bible – The Complete Guide to Printing Materials and Techniques – do a bit of fabric printing and think this information would be helpful
  • Creative, Inc. – The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business – can always use business help (Can someone clone me while you’re at it?!)
  • The Graphic Eye – Photographs by Graphic Designers from Around the Globe – think it would be fascinating to see what catches other designers’ eyes
  • The Book of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks – A Celebration of Creative Punctuation – not quite business, unless examples of what not to do. Looks like fun.

More Chronicle BooksHere are the cooking and a couple great illustration books. J. otto Siebold is one of my favorite illustrators. I already own Olive, the Other Reindeer or it would be on the list.

  • Michael Chiarello’s Bottega – Now, who couldn’t do with a great southern Italian meal. If only, he’d come to my house and make it. One can always dream.
  • Puff – 50 Flaky, Crunchy, Delicious Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts Made with Puff Pastry – Ready made puff pastry has to be the easiest item to use for dishes for entertaining.
  • Tartine – This cookbook from Tartine Bakery is gorgeous. I have been ogling this one for quite a while. Makes me want to head off to San Francisco!
  • Other Goose – Re-Nurseried and Re-Rhymed Children’s Classics – As I said above, this is one of my favorite illustrators. I know it’s a kiddie book but these type of books are some of the best and least expensive art out there.
  • Ramayana – Divine Loophole – This book is done by one of the Pixar animators and looks fantastic.
  • Recipes Every Man Should Know – This list is truly for me. Even though the book would go to my husband and son, it is for purely selfish reasons. Once in a while, I wouldn’t mind a meal made for me that doesn’t involve pizza from a box.

Now for the largest group of books – Travel

Travel is a true joy and blessing to me (except for the hours in the car or on a plane). The sights, sounds, colors, textures, architecture, food are a designer’s dream. The beauty of a market or just visiting the local grocery store and seeing what differs from our is something I will always enjoy.

Well, there it is. It comes in at just under $500. Hope you’ve enjoyed it. Good luck to everyone who enters. I know it would make my day to win!


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18 Responses to Happy Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

  1. Jim Bielick says:

    In my unbiased opinion I think you should definitely win !

  2. Awesome choices! Good luck!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

  3. katklaw777 says:

    Great list…great giveaway.
    katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
    Good luck!

  4. I want every single title on your list!!! good luck

  5. Audra says:

    I heart Chronicle Books so much. I made my own list if you’re curious — it includes a lot of travel books too.

    At a minimum, I’m grateful for this giveaway because there are a whole bunch of new blogs for me to get to know! :)

  6. Great list – such a wonderful mix of cookbooks, travel, design and beautiful children’s books. I have a few of them on my list too.

    This is an amazing giveaway. Thanks for the entry.

    gaby317nyc at gmail.com

  7. Tran says:

    Great picks!

    ncnguyen514 [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. A wonderful list. I too enjoy seeing the world through other people’s eyes, so all the travel books are a treat. Overall your choices are 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.

  9. kellyannpounds@yahoo.com says:

    What a great prize. Would love to win!

  10. Kris says:

    Love the travel selections. It’s always nice to dream…

  11. Richelle says:

    I love and agree with your choices! Hope you win!

  12. Erin says:

    AHH i love that you’ve done a travel and food/cooking book list like i have. good luck!!

  13. nik says:

    great list! best of luck!

  14. Haylee says:

    Wow please win! I seriously think I would cry if I won all these books!


  15. Joanne says:

    What a great list of books!


  16. Jeane says:

    Good list of titles. Wishing us both good luck. And Thank You to Chronicle Books!

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

  17. nfmgirl says:

    I love that quotations book! It just narrowly missed making my list…

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  18. Lily says:

    Fabulous choices, especially the printmaking book!
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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