Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Give Books

My publisher, Chronicle Books launched a fun Give Books campaign yesterday. They are partnering with authors, artists and blogs to encourage people to give books for the holidays and I’m helping them spread the word. Books are a perfect gift don’t you think. There’s one for everyone. For every age, for every interest. They are personal and the right one can really show the recipient how much you care. They feel good to hold and they make you feel good to give.

I know because I’m giving away 10 books courtesy of Chronicle Books.

I stuck with all cookbooks and I tried to find a good mix for keeping or gift giving. It’s up to you.

Want to see which ones I picked from their website?

Good… let’s check out some sweet reads! I think these would all come in pretty handy for holiday baking.

 

Now since I’m an equal opportunity eater,
here’s another set of 10 books you might want more.

These are less sweet and much more savory.

 

Want a chance to win one of these groups of ten?

You choose which one.

  • Just leave a comment on the blog and let me know which group of ten you’d like to win. Sweet or savory?
  • The deadline to enter is 6:00 pm ET on Thursday, November 15, 2012 SORRY, TIME’S UP! Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Thursday evening on this post.

Good luck guys!

P.S. Here’s a post on Chronicle’s blog if you’d like to try and win one of the other sets of ten books chosen by others.

And now through December 31, enjoy 30% off + free ground shipping on all holiday orders at ChronicleBooks.com! Just enter discount code GIVEBOOKS at checkout.

Give Books artwork created by the amazing Julia Rothman!

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We have a winner!

Yay Redheadwriter! I think I might have picked savory, too. Those covers all look amazing. Enjoy!

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Mayleen Seeberger said...

Sweet Sweet, Please – with a cherry on top!!!

November 13, 2012 12:45 AM
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Chatelaine said...

sweet sweet sweet!!!!

November 13, 2012 12:45 AM
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Jenny said...

I’m usually a savoury girl but the sweet set makes me want to bake more! Will have to go sweet this time around.

November 13, 2012 12:45 AM
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Amy said...

Savory (although sweet is very very tempting)

November 13, 2012 12:45 AM
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Michelle said...

Sweets are always the winner for me!

November 13, 2012 12:46 AM
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Jackie V said...

I wuold like to win the sweet set for my daughter. She loves to bake & makes such yummy things with her nieces. She makes a LOT of yummy stuff for Chirstmas with them every year so I know she would LOVE these books :)

November 13, 2012 12:46 AM
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Brandy said...

Savory would be my choice :)

November 13, 2012 12:46 AM
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Allie said...

Such a tough choice! But I’ll have to go with sweet!:) Nothing like looking through a book of pretty desserts!

November 13, 2012 12:46 AM
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Adri said...

Savoury please!

November 13, 2012 12:47 AM
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Mindy said...

As much as I love sweets and desserts, I would have to choose the savory set. I’m sure I could find a lot of recipes I’d like my husband to cook – it would be a very merry Christmas for him if I won!

November 13, 2012 12:47 AM
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jamie said...

those savory books all look incredible!

November 13, 2012 12:47 AM
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Yvonne V. said...

For just me I’d pick the savory… but I’d have to select the sweet for this giveaway cause there are some great gifts in that selection!

November 13, 2012 12:47 AM
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Vanessa R said...

Wow, they are both really great!!! But I would have to go with SWEET!!! Books are great gifts, awesome idea!! :0)

November 13, 2012 12:47 AM
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robin said...

I’d like the savory set!

November 13, 2012 12:48 AM
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Mayleen S. said...

Sweet Sweet, Please – with a cherry on top!!

November 13, 2012 12:48 AM
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Lindsay said...

Sweets of course! They all look like good cookbooks.

November 13, 2012 12:49 AM
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Gina said...

Sweet please :-)

November 13, 2012 12:49 AM
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Lisa said...

Ooh, the Sweet Set, please!

November 13, 2012 12:50 AM
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Amparo Solaz said...

I love de sweet selection…. Despite almost all my cookbooks are savory and I really, really want the Plenty book your sweet selection is awsome!!

November 13, 2012 12:50 AM
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Raizi said...

Sweet!!!

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Sage said...

Both sets look amazing, but I think my sweet tooth wins this one! :) Sweet!

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Marie said...

Oh man, both groups are awesome…but I think I have to go with sweet. :)

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Jerri said...

Savory for snacking, sweet for baking and gifts for others!

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Jenny Lyn said...

Savoury all the way!

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Erin said...

Sweet! I already have several of those savory ones– they’re great!

November 13, 2012 12:51 AM
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Kara said...

Definitely sweet :)

November 13, 2012 12:53 AM
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tiffani said...

Ohhh Sweets for sure

November 13, 2012 12:54 AM
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Morgan said...

The “Sweet” books :) I just love your website! Such an inspiration!!

November 13, 2012 12:54 AM
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Sabrina said...

Definitely the savory group. “Plenty” looks amazing!

November 13, 2012 12:54 AM
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j lee said...

savory for me!

November 13, 2012 12:55 AM
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Dawn Burgess said...

Sweet. By the last book my mouth’s watering and i need a sugar fix. Off to put the kettle on and munch on homemade cranberry and white chocolate cookies, yummy.

November 13, 2012 12:55 AM
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Dianne Chadwick said...

Sweet hands down! Your picks are some of the books on my list as well!

November 13, 2012 12:55 AM
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JulieM. said...

Savory! I do love dessert, but I’m not a big sweet-tooth . . . the savory looks more versatile and practical for me. I LOVE cookbooks!

November 13, 2012 12:56 AM
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Karen said...

Sweet please!!!

November 13, 2012 12:56 AM
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Jenn said...

I like the sweet set. :)

November 13, 2012 12:57 AM
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Jackie P said...

Sweet for sure! That handheld pie book looks like it is right up my alley, I love minis!

November 13, 2012 12:57 AM
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Kristain said...

Savory, without a doubt. Despite my love for baking, that category won me over Plenty, Cheesemonger’s, and True Blood.

November 13, 2012 12:57 AM
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leanne said...

Savory! …. only because I already have most of the Sweet ones (and have loved them so much I’ve wrapped up a few for friends)

November 13, 2012 12:58 AM
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Nancy said...

Sweet pleaassssse ( the gluten free!!! Nice to make a tread for my gluten free family members)
Thanks!

November 13, 2012 12:58 AM
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Marti Kinson said...

Sweeeet!

November 13, 2012 12:58 AM
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Fifi said...

savory, please

November 13, 2012 12:58 AM
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Bruinbr said...

Definitely sweet!! Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome picks!

November 13, 2012 01:00 AM
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Christina W. said...

Sweet please

November 13, 2012 01:00 AM
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Marti Kinson said...

Sweeeet please! I’ve strayed from my sweet roots and would love to get reacquainted!

November 13, 2012 01:00 AM
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Julia said...

They both have amazing looking books but I would have to go with sweet :)

November 13, 2012 01:00 AM
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Sarah said...

Sweet sweet sweet!!!

November 13, 2012 01:00 AM
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Colleen Dooley said...

What a SWEET giveaway! Winning would be the icing on my holiday cake!

November 13, 2012 01:01 AM
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Trixie said...

What a hard decision, but I choose savory! Thanks for the giveaway!

November 13, 2012 01:01 AM
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Daniela said...

Absolutely sweet, please :)

November 13, 2012 01:02 AM
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Cristina said...

Hi, I’m starting with cooking at the moment and I really got impressed with the page. Sweet will be great for me, thanks.

November 13, 2012 01:02 AM
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Bridget said...

Sweet all the way!

November 13, 2012 01:03 AM
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Jenn B said...

Sweet would be my choice! All the books looks amazing though. Thanks for sharing!

November 13, 2012 01:03 AM
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Stephanie said...

Sweet, please! Thanks for the giveaway!

November 13, 2012 01:04 AM
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Veronika said...

Yum!!! Definitely sweet. :)

November 13, 2012 01:04 AM
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Amanda Wedel said...

Sweet please :D

November 13, 2012 01:05 AM
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Ashley said...

I love the sweet set! You picked amazing books, I hope I win!

November 13, 2012 01:06 AM
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Hang said...

mm..sweet! :)

November 13, 2012 01:06 AM
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Jamie Harrison said...

Sweets! Yum! You are awesome!!

November 13, 2012 01:07 AM
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Cat said...

Ooo…. hard to choose! I’m going to go……….sweet. Because baking is more fun to share with people

November 13, 2012 01:08 AM
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Kehle said...

Absolutely, the Sweets! You can never have enough sugar in your life (although my dentist may disagree ;)

November 13, 2012 01:09 AM
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Veronika said...

Yum!!! Definitely sweet! :)

November 13, 2012 01:09 AM
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Kathryn said...

I’ll have to say savory. I love baking, but I think some of those savory books would be really handy. Time to balance my kitchen a bit ;-)

November 13, 2012 01:10 AM
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Shawna said...

They all look great but will have to go with sweet since I think I can live off sweets ;-)

November 13, 2012 01:11 AM
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Cheri said...

Sweet, of course!

November 13, 2012 01:11 AM
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Genny Azzarello said...

I would love, love, love to win the sweet books! They would be perfect for Christmas baking and Christmas giving!!

November 13, 2012 01:12 AM
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NJS said...

Yes. All of them. Or sweet if I must choose.

November 13, 2012 01:12 AM
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Kristy E. said...

Savory!

November 13, 2012 01:12 AM
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Meg said...

Savory! Such a great variety here!

November 13, 2012 01:13 AM
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Patsy said...

Sweet! Our annual baking day is coming up and we’re always looking for new things to try.

November 13, 2012 01:13 AM
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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

I have so many sweet books that I am ready for something SAVORY! Crossing my fingers and toes.

November 13, 2012 01:14 AM
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Aimee Brown said...

Yum!
Hard decision but I will have to go with Sweet.
All the books look awesome and would sure get a workout during the 8 week-long summer holidays comming up in Australia expecially with christmas around the corner.

November 13, 2012 01:14 AM
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Em said...

They all look so great, but I just got a new one for holiday sweets, so I have to choose savory this time! Happy Holidays!

November 13, 2012 01:15 AM
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Klementine said...

Oh. My. God. You cruel woman, I’m starving now. And I’m meant to be eating healthy this week. Darn you. I love sweet things so very much, it’s sickening. I would love the Sweets one, although I have to say given my love for pasta, the Pastas of Italy book looks delicious…

November 13, 2012 01:15 AM
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kristy said...

Mmmmm, maybe it’s because I skipped dinner tonight. But I think I’d pick savory!

November 13, 2012 01:16 AM
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Shahnaz said...

Oooooo so sweet!!

November 13, 2012 01:16 AM
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Lisa said...

The sweet for sure!!!

November 13, 2012 01:16 AM
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Jocelyn said...

Oh, so hard to decide, they both look fabulous! My husband would love the sweets, though! He’s a great baker and we have fun making things together.

November 13, 2012 01:17 AM
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Jennifer said...

Sweet!!!

November 13, 2012 01:18 AM
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joyceso said...

they all look amazing, but this time i’m going with savory :)

November 13, 2012 01:18 AM
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emilyadi said...

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but, savory please! Maybe I’ve just had my fill of sweet for the evening, after eating smittenkitchen’s awesome apple caramel tart…

November 13, 2012 01:19 AM
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Chrissy said...

Oh my, I guess the sweet set. I’m always trying to come up with something easy and quick to take to work and the bundt cake book looks ideal.

November 13, 2012 01:19 AM
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Yvonne said...

I would love the sweet set, thank you!

November 13, 2012 01:20 AM
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Tami said...

My family has such a sweet tooth so …..SWEETS IT IS.
I love books so I am glad I am able to help child learn to read more because I am in the reading lab at a school.

November 13, 2012 01:20 AM
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Delena said...

SWEET! I’ve heard nothing but great things about the “Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey” book, and the rest of the books in the set look amazing!

November 13, 2012 01:20 AM
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Tracy said...

I’d have to go for sweet!

November 13, 2012 01:20 AM
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Beena said...

I think I’d enjoy the savory side!

November 13, 2012 01:21 AM
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Anonymous said...

Such great books all of them! I’d love the Gluten Free cookbook for the holidays.

November 13, 2012 01:21 AM
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Aimee said...

Definitely Sweet!

November 13, 2012 01:22 AM
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Laura said...

Though one…but i think i’d have to go with SWEETS!

November 13, 2012 01:23 AM
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Kathryn said...

Savoury, they look amazing!

November 13, 2012 01:23 AM
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Marla Smart said...

Wow! What a great contest! I would absolutely love either set, but I’m going with the sweet this time. :)

November 13, 2012 01:24 AM
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Amy Martindale said...

Sweet! PLEASE!

November 13, 2012 01:24 AM
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Elina said...

sweet :)))

November 13, 2012 01:24 AM
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James said...

I would have to say sweet. I have a copy of Tartine Bread, but would love the other Tartine book as well.

November 13, 2012 01:24 AM
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disa said...

Savory would be my pick. I love sweets and have lots of recipes for those, so savory would be a good addition.

November 13, 2012 01:25 AM
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Tiffany said...

I would so love the sweet set. Great variety.

November 13, 2012 01:25 AM
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kate said...

Gluten free cooking is such a challenge, and a good friend just learned she’s allergic.. I’d love the Gluten free for the holidays cookbook. Everyone should enjoy yummy treats for the holidays!

November 13, 2012 01:25 AM
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Marlene said...

Sweet, please. Love the books!

November 13, 2012 01:25 AM
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Jani said...

Sweets, no question! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway.

November 13, 2012 01:26 AM
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Lauren Hayslett said...

Savory! Though, I always love a good bundt cake or trip to Tartine.

November 13, 2012 01:26 AM
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