Monday, November 7, 2011

What Books Would You Buy With $500?

Hello. My name is Melinda and I am a bookaholic. I read. a lot. Hubby got me a Nook for my birthday last week. Not sure I mentioned that. I don't think he really thought it out because there are only so many eBooks that can be borrowed before you have to start buying.
That leads me to Chronicle Books. They are hosting the 2nd annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway. They are going to give away $500 dollars worth of their books to a blogger, $500 worth of their books to one of the blogger's commenters (so BE SURE TO COMMENT!!!!!), and $500 worth of their books to a charity of the blogger's choice. I decided to enter so I had to choose from their website the $500 worth of books I would get if I won and post them. These are the books I would choose for myself. Yes, I know there are more crafting and kids' books than reading type of books, but that's okay with me!

1. Little Bits Quilting Bee:                      24.95
2. Amy Butler's Style Stitches:               29.95
3. The Doorbells of Florence:                18.95
4. Between the Bridge and the River:     24.95
5. 52 Fun Things to Do in the Car            6.95
6. 52 Rainy Day Activities                        6.95
7. 52 Boredom Busters for Kids              6.95
8. 52 Ways to Make a Difference            6.95
9. 52 Creative Craft Projects                   6.95
10. 52 Great Art Projects for Kids          6.95
11. 52 Christmas activities                       6.95
12. The World Almanac for kids (9-11)  9.95
13. Winter's Night Advent Calendar      10.99
14. Taro Gomi Daily Doodle Calendar   12.99
15. Rock out with Julius journal              12.95
16. Julius! Growth Chart                        12.95
17. Rubber Neckers                              12.99
18. Lotta Jansdotter File Collection        16.95
19. Denyse Schmidt Quilts                     24.95
20. Sublime Stitching                             19.95
21. Holiday Crafting & Baking w/kids    19.95
22. The Punch                                       23.95
23. DIY Kids                                        14.95
24. The World Almanac for kids (5-7)    9.95
25. The Orphan of Awkward Falls        16.99
26. Milk and Cookies                            24.95
27. 1, 2, 3 Sew                                      24.95
28. The Liberty book of Home Sewing   27.50
29. Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing     24.95
30. Amy Butler's In Stitches                   24.95
                                                           $495.21

Whew!  Now, what charity would I choose? I would choose Community Welcome House in Newnan, GA. The Community Welcome House is an emergency shelter for children and mothers of domestic violence. They often arrive with only the clothes on their backs. Welcome House provides a service to our community that, unfortunately, is often needed. Our Girl Scout troop chose to sponsor them with proceeds from our cookie sales last year and we were very impressed with how they handle their facility.

Remember to comment in case I win. Who knows? Maybe we'll get some book goodies by Christmas! The drawing is December 2nd!

54 comments:

Alli said...

Ooooh, good luck! Yay, books! :):)

Cassie said...

haha good luck! I must say that a lot of those sewing books also appear on my wishlist :)

mblittle5 said...

Wow, I'd sure love to win this giveaway!!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I love Chronicle Books! Crossing my fingers that you win! :)

Mommarock said...

I have a nook, and I've been buying and reading lots of Romance books, I also like mystery novels.. but those Romance novels. Well, lets just say that DH LOVES when I read those Romance novels, because whooohooo, things get spicy!! And he doesn't mid that at all :)

Linz said...

Holy crap. I, too, am a bookaholic!! $500 for books would be like Heaven with a side trip to Paradise!!!

Good luck!! I hope you win!!

I have a nook too. Aren't they wonderful!??!

Stray Stitches said...

Your list has some wonderful choices! Good luck in the giveaway :)

The Thompsons said...

Um, I agree with Linz. What a sweet giveaway!!! Books are fabulous!

Marilee said...

This is about the BEStT giveaway yet! I'm impressed with your worthwhile charity. Good luck!

Dannelle said...

BOOKS, did you say BOOKS? I love books, I love to read, I am as crazy about books as the Cookie monster is about cookies!
Hope you get your wish and Happy reading and crafting~

Ella said...

i'm still working on my booklist! good luck!

Jodi said...

Oh wouldn't that make for a super holiday? I love to read!! I have the Kindle on my iPhone and it is sooo great.

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

M-R said...

So fun! I'd definitely put Modern Blocks on my list. Good luck!

Kira said...

I like your list better than mine.

Kathy MacKie said...

Now that is one great giveaway! Thanks.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this chance, hugs

Sallie said...

I'd choose Little Bits Quilting Bee. Thanks for the chance!

Amorette said...

i love that i keep seeing sublime stitches and denyse schmidt on these lists- great taste, everyone!

iluvmybugs said...

Good luck and hope you win!!!TFS

Kelly Robinson said...

I almost put the doorbells book on my own blog list! If I don't win, I'd be happy to have a shot at yours, too!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh My! Between my hubby and my sons and me (of course) that $500 wouldn't last very long. First, I'd get 'The Garner Files'. Hope you win!

Jennifer Gail said...

Oh me, oh my. good luck

Catie said...

Milk & Cookies is on my wishlist. Good luck to you!

jcamp2020 said...

Bet you had a hard time limiting your selection! Love it..let's win this thing.

good luck to both of us ;D

Rhianna said...

Awesome charity choice Melinda!

Love your picks, Sublime Stitching, is my go-to for embroidery projects. Love, love, love Jenny Hart!

Good luck and happy haulidays! ;)

-- Rhianna

throuthehaze said...

Good luck!

constantsbecomesurreal said...

Milk and cookies looks fanstastic and everyone it seems has it on their list! great list and I would be honored to win it! Check my list out if you get a chance and enter to win my list!

Bavarian Erin said...

I love the Julius Growth Chart, and all things Julius! Best of luck to you (and me!)

Buffy said...

The doodle calendar is on my list, as is the milk and cookies book, of course.

amanda said...

This contest is just about the most amazing thing ever.

Amanda
www.appleblue.org

Gretta said...

I have Amy Butler's books on my list too. Thanks for the chance to win with you

bamagv at aol dot com

constantsbecomesurreal said...

wow great list! I want milk and cookies now! Good luck and I hope we both win!

Allegory said...

I'm seriously behind on commenting. I love how varied your list is from mine while still having some awesome craft books ;)

TRAN! (www.thinktran.com) said...

Great picks! Good luck!

Jennifer Miller said...

Love your list! Best of luck to everyone!

fishgirl182 said...

nice list. i so want the new liberty sewing book. good luck!

xxsquigglesxx said...

I see lots of great choices on your list. Good luck!

Check out my list here

xxsquigglesxx(At)Gmail(dot)com

Susan Bearman said...

So much fun reading everyone's lists. I really want the "Milk and Cookies" cookbook. Check out my list at Two Kinds of People. Good luck.

Susan Bearman said...

You have a great blog. I will definitely be back to check out your tutorials. I get sidetracked from my writing by great sewing projects, so it may not be for a while, since I'm trying to complete my own WIP. I love the Milk & Cookies cookbook, and most of the other books at Chronicle. Thanks for commenting on my list at Two Kinds of People. Good luck.

Joanne said...

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

hsw said...

Love all the craft books!

Terra H. said...

What a great list of books. I'm especially interested in reading The World Almanac for Kids (9-11). Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amy Rene said...

great book choices!!

I'd love for you to come over & comment on mine too :-) amyreneonline.com

nicolesender said...

Wonderful crafty choices!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Arlee Bird said...

If I won your list I would be passing them on to my daughters. Good luck.

find my list at:
Tossing It Out
Lee

Erin said...

Good luck, these are some excellent picks!

Amy said...

Great collection of books! At every blog I visit that entered the giveaway I see books I totally missed on Chronicle's website!

I posted my choices today if you're interested.

Good luck & Happy Belated Birthday!

Kristy said...

Awesome list!!! Would be soooo exciting to win! :)

ann said...

This is a great fun sounding list of books

amhengst at verizon dot net

H2Ogirl said...

you have a pretty rocking list there if I do say so myself.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

What an excellent charity you chose! We even have some cross-over on our lists! (I wish I had chosen more crafty books, but I settled for cookery for myself and mainly children's books for the remainder!) Good luck!

knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

Good luck!

Craftinomicon said...

Great list! Good luck to you and your charity!

craftinomicon@gmail.com

Jasmine Marie said...

Great choice of charity. :)

Good luck and happy holidays!