Happy Haul-idays from Chronicle Books!

So, Chronicle Books is hosting an awesome holiday contest that I definitely could not pass up. $500 in books? Of my choosing? Someone catch me, I’m fainting! Well, anyway, here is my list:

The “I Want To Travel To Everywhere” Category:

  • Paris Out of Hand: A Wayward Guide by Karen Elizabeth Gordon
  • City Walks Architecture: Paris by Michael Herrman
  • IDEO Eyes Open: London A Field Guide for the Curious by Fred Dust and IDEO
  • Paris Changing Revisiting Eugène Atget’s Paris: Princeton Architectural Press by Christopher Rauschenberg
  • Sandra Gustafson’s Great Eats Paris 11th Edition by Sandra Gustafson
  • Cities of Europe Correspondence Cards by Laura Tarrish
  • Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower by Henri Rivière

The “I Want To Be A Craft Person” Category:

  • Curiosities: Vintage-Inspired Adornments for Gift and Correspondence
  • Silhouette Art: Papers, Instructions, and Patterns for Making Modern Heirlooms by Vana Chupp
  • Handmade Hellos: Fresh Greeting Card Projects from First-Rate Crafters by Eunice Moyle

The “Teach Me To Knit In More Than Just A Straight Line” Category:

  • Knit Knack Kit: Simple Instructions and Tools for 25 Terrific Knitting Projects by Kris Percival
  • Winter Knits Kit: Instructions and Tools for 25 Cozy Cold-Weather Projects
  • Winter Knits Kit: Instructions and Tools for 25 Cozy Cold-Weather Projects by Sara Lucas
  • Cozy Crochet: Learn to Make 26 Fun Projects From Fashion to Home Decor by Melissa Leapman
  • Knitting Pretty: Simple Instructions for 30 Fabulous Projects by Kris Percival
  • Cozy Crochet Kit: Simple Instructions and Tools for 25 Terrific Crochet Projects by Melissa Leapman
  • Picture Perfect Knits: Step-by-Step Intarsia with More than 50 Inspiring Patterns by Laura Birek
  • Felted Knits Kit: Instructions and Tools for 15 Fabulous Knitting Projects by Sara Lucas

The “I’m The Baker In The Family” Category:

  • Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free: 75 Recipes for Irresistible Gluten-Free Desserts and Pastries by Karen Morgan
  • Southern Pies: A Gracious Plenty of Pie Recipes, from Lemon Chess to Chocolate Pecan by Nancie McDermott
  • Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
  • D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch by Vanessa Barrington

The “Because They’re Awesome” Category:

  • Lotta Jansdotter’s Handmade Living A Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style by Lotta Jansdotter

So, that’s my list. You might be wondering why none of these are YA literature. Well, I have plenty of YA literature. (No more shelf space!) I would love to further my other hobbies which, as you may be able to tell, include travel, crafting, knitting, and baking!

My total comes out to: $497.05

You too could win all these books! If you comment and I win, one lucky commenter will win the entire list!