Chronicle Books has a contest for you and me, and it is called Happy Haul-idays. It is a contest for everyone who loves books and find happiness in reading books :)
Even though this blog isn't particularly about books, but I love baking and cooking books and I have several Chronicle books in my library already. Each one of Chronicles books is gorgeous in both the design and photo aesthetic. By entering this contest I have a chance to win $500 worth of books of my choice; and for you readers, if you like my book list and leave comments on my post, you'll be automatically be entered in the contest and have a chance to win my list. There's one catch, you have to be a US resident to enter this giveaway. This contest ends on 11:59 pm EST, December 14, 2010.
So why not make the list and enter it? Here is mine:
Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe
Farmers' Market Desserts: Gorgeous Fruit Recipes from First Prize Peach Pie to Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Whoopie Pies: Dozens of Mix 'em, Match 'em, Eat 'em Up Recipes!
Chocolate Cakes: 50 Great Cakes for Every Occasion
Baking for All Occasions: A Treasury of Recipes for Every Celebration
The Chocolate Deck: 50 Luscious Indulgences
Ice Cream Treats: Easy Ways to Transform Your Favorite Ice Cream into Spectacular Desserts
Cake Stencils: Recipes and How-To Decorating Ideas for Cakes and Cupcakes
Bon Appétit Celebrations Deck: 50 Recipes for Special Parties and Happy Holidays All Year Long
Fast, Fresh & Green: More Than 90 Delicious Recipes for Veggie Lovers
Rice Pasta Couscous: The Heart of the Mediterranean Kitchen
Sunday Soup: A Year's Worth of Mouthwatering, Easy-to-Make Recipes
The Big Book of Soups and Stews: 262 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food
Saveur The New Comfort Food: Home Cooking From Around the World
Where Flavor Was Born: Recipes and Culinary Travels Along the Indian Ocean Spice Route
Martin Yan's China
Quick & Easy Korean Cooking: More than 70 Everyday Recipes
Lobel's Meat Bible: All You Need to Know about Meat and Poultry from America's Master Butchers
Puff: 50 Flaky, Crunchy, Delicious Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts Made with Puff Pastry
This last one book is not about baking or cooking, but it's something that, if I win, I will give to my husband as a gift for Christmas. He loves Beatles, and for all his patience for being my food taster, he deserves a great book like this.
The Beatles Anthology
My total comes to $499.30, not bad, huh? :) Now, I'm crossing my fingers and hope for the best!