Happy Haulidays: Chronicle Books giveaway

Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jennifer Miller of Where the Books Are.   For the rest of us “losers,” head over to Chronicle Books and use coupon code HAULIDAYS for 35% off plus free ground shipping!

I found out about this giveaway from Mary Rebecca’s blog, and since it’s a chance to win free books AND donate to charity, I had to participate.

The way it works is that I make a list of stuff I’d like to win from Chronicle Books and post it here on my blog. If I win, a commenter on my blog ALSO gets a copy of each of the books on my list for free, AND Chronicle Books will donate up to $500 worth of books to a charity of my choice. Pretty sweet, right?

Here’s my list:

At a grand total of $469.45.

I had never heard of Chronicle Books before, but they’re an independent publisher, and they have some really cool stuff. Most of the books on my list are photography-related that I think would make great coffee table books, but they have all kinds of stuff- cookbooks, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, and even gift items like postcards and Moleskines.

As for the charity, I would love to donate some books to The Springfield Peace Center, a nonprofit that I volunteered with when I was in college. The Peace Center is an educational organization that focuses on teaching at-risk kids about nonviolent conflict resolution. The summer that I lived on campus, Gretchen and I were assistant teachers at Peace Camp, which is a free week-long summer camp that teaches children about problem solving, friendship, and peer mediation.

Also, if I win I will be doing additional giveaways on my blog with the books on my list. So leave a comment if you want to win some books! And check out Chronicle Books for some great gift ides for the holiday season.


10 thoughts on “Happy Haulidays: Chronicle Books giveaway

  1. Hey, you did an all grown up list. And a nice selection to boot!

    I don’t know you, so I won’t call you “dude” ;) but I will wish us both good luck!
    jeaneC from CA
    jcamp2020 at aol

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