Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chronicle Books Haul-idays giveaway

Chronicle books is running it's 2nd annual giveaway, where 1 lucky blogger will win their choice of $500 worth of books.  They are also giving away $500 worth of books to one lucky person who comments on someone's blog post about the giveaway.  They are also offering $500 worth of books to the winning bloggers
charity of choice.

This means you can take part in one of two ways:

If you have a blog:
Post a list of Chronicle Books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to WIN your list of books! And, one of your readers who comments on the post will win the list too!
Last day to submit entries is December 2nd!

Check out the publisher’s Web site and make a list of books up to $500.

AND, officially sign up at the Chronicle site with your post url here.

If you don't have a blog, or are simply looking for my entries:
Visit other blogs for your chance to win a haul of Chronicle Books! Each of these blogs has posted a list of books valued up to $500! One blogger and one commenter on the winning post will each WIN the list!

so, here are my picks:
Setting the Scene - $60.00
F in Exams - $9.95
Kokeshi Kimonos - $17.99
Hong Kong Comics - $25
The Games We Played - $24.95
The Art of Vintage DC Comics - $18.95

The Jedi Path - $19.95
The Art of Pixar - $50.00
Cartoon Modern - $40.00
The Art of Instruction - $35.00
Wookiee Cookies - $18.99

The Wildlife of Star Wars - $22.95
Art of the Modern Movie Poster - $75.00
Rogue Leaders - $60.00
The Art of Star Wars Comics - $18.95

That is $497.68 worth of books.  Not quite as close as last year (I had $499.59 then), but I'm still pretty close.

If you've posted your list on your blog, please let me know in a comment, I'd love to take a look.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The book I'm most thankful for

Author Beth Revis is having a great, amazing giveaway on her website, and all you have to do to enter is write a blog post about the book that you are most interested in, and fill in the form on this POST.

So, What book am I most thankful for?  Well, I could say Harry Potter because I fell in love with that series, and never tire of the story, bit I think I need to go back a little further than that.  If you've followed my blog, you may have seen this book on one of my Childhood Favorites reviews.  Its the book that made me fall in love with reading and storytelling, written by an author who is one of my all time favorites: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Why do I love this series?  Well it's kind of hard to say what first made me fall in love with it.  I was young when I first read it, but I remember falling in love with both Anne and the plot of the story.  I loved her friends and adored her love interest.  It set the ground work for what I look for any any story of any genre that I read.  (A good plot and good characters)