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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amazzy said...

sweet please!

November 14, 2012 05:57 PM
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paolo said...

sweeet !!!!!

November 14, 2012 05:57 PM
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Mel J. said...

Savory, please. I love cookbooks and this collection would be heaven!

November 14, 2012 05:58 PM
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Mallory B. said...

Definitely sweet!

November 14, 2012 05:59 PM
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Mikki Griffith said...

I’d LOVE the savory set! :D

November 14, 2012 06:01 PM
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JMay said...

Eeek! What a decision….I guess I’ll go for the savory flare.

November 14, 2012 06:01 PM
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Vivian said...

Sweet!

November 14, 2012 06:02 PM
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Taylor said...

SWEET!!!!

November 14, 2012 06:10 PM
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Kirsten said...

Sweet!!

November 14, 2012 06:11 PM
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Julie Cherry said...

Really either, but if I had to choose…..sweet of course!!!

November 14, 2012 06:13 PM
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Kirsty said...

Savory! Would love to expand on my knowlefge of cooking and give my fiance the man cooking one ;)

November 14, 2012 06:16 PM
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Lily A said...

Sweets!!! I love sweets!

November 14, 2012 06:17 PM
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Giselle Varela said...

Oh my!!!! I think books could be a pretty good idea for gifts, there’s some people that can be so picky. I don’t really think I could part with any of the books if I were to win! Really!! I collect books! I have so many sweet books, I think I would rather spice it up this holiday and pick up the savory :) Btw, my first cake pops were a hit last holiday season, all thanks to you. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

November 14, 2012 06:17 PM
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Lucas Costa said...

I am sure my girlfriend will love the sweet set!

November 14, 2012 06:18 PM
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jillian martin said...

Great idea, just in time for the holidays!! I would love the sweet ..I think because I love to bake!!! Well I hope I win…because the ideas will be in my dessert…happy holidays everyone!!! ;)

November 14, 2012 06:22 PM
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Tamar said...

I would love the sweet set!

November 14, 2012 06:22 PM
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Kendall Okey said...

Savoury…….

no sweet……

no savoury…. Yeah Savoury… I love the sweet but the savoury is something i can eat at the moment… Sweet just isnt going to help me fit into those new jeans :) mind you neither will too much of the savoury :P

November 14, 2012 06:23 PM
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Corynn Lewis said...

Sweet! Looks so good :)

November 14, 2012 06:23 PM
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Betty-Ann said...

How cool…Sweet, all the way!

November 14, 2012 06:24 PM
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Amy said...

Tough choice! My heart votes sweet, but my head votes savory.

I guess…. savory!

November 14, 2012 06:28 PM
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Keeley Reynolds said...

Sweet plz!!!

November 14, 2012 06:29 PM
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Reina said...

Sweet or savory?! Its so hard to choose!!!
I guess I would have to choose sweet because everybody likes to bake! ;D

November 14, 2012 06:30 PM
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Jayne said...

I would definitely choose the SWEET set – you can never be too sweet :) (hopefully you can post to New Zealand!)
Love you Bakerella!

November 14, 2012 06:31 PM
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Rita said...

Savoy ;-)

November 14, 2012 06:31 PM
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Julie said...

The Sweet set looks wonderful!!!!

November 14, 2012 06:32 PM
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michellej said...

The sweet set for sure!

November 14, 2012 06:33 PM
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Alison Leung said...

SWEET!!!

November 14, 2012 06:35 PM
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Rachel said...

I would love the sweet.
Thanks

November 14, 2012 06:37 PM
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Teresa-Mae Paz said...

Savory since I already get all the baking instruction/tips/references from you!

November 14, 2012 06:38 PM
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Judy W said...

I agree with most others, it’s difficult to choose, but I think I’d most like SAVORY.

November 14, 2012 06:40 PM
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Jessica said...

It’s a tough choice, but I think I have to go with sweet!!

November 14, 2012 06:41 PM
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Kathryn said...

I would love set of the sweet books!

November 14, 2012 06:42 PM
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Sophie said...

Sweet, Always Sweet.

November 14, 2012 06:43 PM
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Megan said...

Sweet :) I just loooove baking, especially in the winter~

November 14, 2012 06:43 PM
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Foday said...

savory

November 14, 2012 06:46 PM
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Megan J. said...

Sweet for me please!

November 14, 2012 06:46 PM
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Maria Moral said...

Sweet for me!

November 14, 2012 06:46 PM
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tran said...

Both set makes my mouth water…but savory please!

November 14, 2012 06:47 PM
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Sunny said...

Sweet! I’d love to have that Gluten Free Holiday Baking book. Thank you for the heads up on the ChronicleBooks discount and free shipping. Awesome!

November 14, 2012 06:48 PM
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Laura said...

Wow! What a choice… I love reading sweet cookbooks, but actually cook much more than bake. So I should probably choose savory! Thanks for the opportunity. I love all books!!

November 14, 2012 06:49 PM
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Isabella said...

SWEET. of course. I have lusted after all these books for so long… yum!

November 14, 2012 06:50 PM
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Anna (sixtyfourcolorbox) said...

I would pick sweet! I love sweets. Those little pies make perfect desserts for two!

November 14, 2012 06:55 PM
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Leah said...

Sweet, please! Thank you so much for the giveaway and for your inspiring blog. I love what you do!

November 14, 2012 06:59 PM
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Kellie said...

Both look great, but savory please!

November 14, 2012 07:00 PM
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jmac said...

mmmm….savory!!

November 14, 2012 07:02 PM
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Lisa Lewis said...

Sweets fo sho!! :D

November 14, 2012 07:03 PM
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laura said...

has to be sweet c:

November 14, 2012 07:05 PM
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Crystal V. said...

Savory! My mom is the baker in the family so I think our library of cookbooks needs more savory books on our shelves!

November 14, 2012 07:05 PM
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Hailey said...

Oh definitely sweet!

November 14, 2012 07:08 PM
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kylene said...

we’re all about the sweet in this house!

thanks for the opportunity!

November 14, 2012 07:09 PM
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Casey said...

Sweet is what I’d like to eat!

November 14, 2012 07:11 PM
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buttercream bakehouse said...

books got me where I am today…lovev all of your picks!

November 14, 2012 07:12 PM
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Kim Catapano said...

I am loving all of the Sweet Books.

November 14, 2012 07:17 PM
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Alexandra said...

I really want the Sweet set please :)

November 14, 2012 07:17 PM
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Dunja said...

Savory!
Wonderful selection. Thank you! (:

November 14, 2012 07:19 PM
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Molly said...

Oh my!! I have a soft spot for cheese and pasta, I for sure would love to have the Savory set.

November 14, 2012 07:21 PM
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Jenn said...

Hmm…so hard to choose! They all look beautiful, but I think I’d choose savory. :)

November 14, 2012 07:23 PM
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Maggie said...

So excited about this contest! I got into this blog about a year ago and I have been keeping up with all of the cookbooks blogged about. My favorite so far was Flour, hopefully I will be skilled enough to make the homemade poptarts! I was excited to see all the books being given away, but I have to say I really want the sweet ones!

November 14, 2012 07:23 PM
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Joy T. said...

Oooh! Sweets all the way…!

November 14, 2012 07:25 PM
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Angie said...

Sweet!!!!! So many of these books are on my “want” list already.

November 14, 2012 07:27 PM
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Lauri said...

SWEET!!!!!

November 14, 2012 07:28 PM
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Kathy T said...

Sweets! Thank you for the give-away.

November 14, 2012 07:28 PM
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Alexandra said...

Sweet! yum yum yum. I ordered christmas cake pops waiting for it to arrive!

November 14, 2012 07:29 PM
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stacey said...

Holy Moly! What a choice! Every single one looks like you could make some delicious food from the recipes! But maybe “savory” since I shouldn’t indulge my sweet tooth all the time?

November 14, 2012 07:30 PM
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Cailin S said...

Savory! I need more dinner ideas.

November 14, 2012 07:30 PM
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Ashley Hammond said...

obviously the SWEET! that would be… well… SWEET!

November 14, 2012 07:34 PM
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Michelle DiMauro said...

I definitely have to say SWEET!

November 14, 2012 07:35 PM
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Laurel said...

LOVE cookbooks!!
Sweet for me please :)

November 14, 2012 07:40 PM
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denice said...

savory since I mainly bake sweet

November 14, 2012 07:40 PM
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Maria said...

sweet would be my choice…

November 14, 2012 07:41 PM
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Jenny C said...

Savory Please. The Holidays are coming.

November 14, 2012 07:44 PM
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Jasmine N said...

All the books look pretty, but I would have to go with SAVORY!

November 14, 2012 07:49 PM
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RJ said...

Savory!!!

November 14, 2012 07:49 PM
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kiya said...

Set of Sweet it is! Would definetly use it immediately once I got it! Eyegasm on the book and soon foodgasm after trying the recipe!

November 14, 2012 07:53 PM
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Linda K. said...

I’d definitely love the sweet books, but the savory are nice too!

November 14, 2012 07:53 PM
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Arielle said...

Savory :) I tend to need more ideas there — I already have more sweets ideas than I know what to do with!

November 14, 2012 07:54 PM
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Amanda S. said...

Sweet!

November 14, 2012 08:00 PM
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Heather F said...

SAVORY!!!!!! Yum. :)

November 14, 2012 08:02 PM
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Melanie said...

I’d have to say savory! but the sweet set looks amazing too!

November 14, 2012 08:02 PM
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Subi said...

Great blog! Excited to try your recipes! I think I would pick the sweet!

November 14, 2012 08:03 PM
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Toni said...

Definately savory!

November 14, 2012 08:05 PM
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Katie M said...

SWEET! Hands down.

November 14, 2012 08:06 PM
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Drew H said...

Definitely sweet!

November 14, 2012 08:06 PM
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Emily said...

I’d take both but if I really really had to choose… Sweet it’d be!

November 14, 2012 08:11 PM
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Michelle said...

I would love the sweet ones!

November 14, 2012 08:11 PM
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Toni said...

Savory

November 14, 2012 08:12 PM
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Brenda said...

WOW! What a great selection of interesting boolks

November 14, 2012 08:12 PM
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Jo said...

mmmmmmmm I would love sweets! I’m a sucker for baked goods!

November 14, 2012 08:12 PM
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Trina said...

I’d love the sweet set!

November 14, 2012 08:14 PM
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Jaime said...

SWEET

November 14, 2012 08:15 PM
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Sarah said...

I know I should start cooking more real meals, but I cannot resist…Sweet, please! :)

November 14, 2012 08:17 PM
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Rose Garcia said...

Would absolutely love the Sweets.

November 14, 2012 08:20 PM
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Amy said...

SWEET please!

November 14, 2012 08:21 PM
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Rebekah said...

Sweet, definitely! I love, love, love to bake things that make people smile! :)

November 14, 2012 08:23 PM
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Jane said...

Sweet please!! Desserts for the serious sweet tooth looks amazing. Yum.

November 14, 2012 08:23 PM
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Susana I. said...

Sweet please. Thanks for the chance!

November 14, 2012 08:23 PM
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Tessa said...

Sweet! I’ve been eying a bunch of those for awhile!

November 14, 2012 08:25 PM
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Amber said...

the sweet would be sweet please :)

November 14, 2012 08:26 PM
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Cherldean said...

I’ve had too much sweets, so savory it is =)
YUMmMmMy

November 14, 2012 08:26 PM
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Sue M said...

SSSavory! What a great gift idea!

November 14, 2012 08:30 PM
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