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!


We have a winner!

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

Terrie-Lynn Theriault said...

sweets!! always the sweets!

November 14, 2012 11:23 PM
Jenny said...

Savory! Savory! Savory!

November 14, 2012 11:24 PM
Loretta Kelly said...

usually i lean towards the sweet, but this time i’ll go with savory! i’m going to be moving into my first apartment next year, and currently cook for my boyfriend and his roommates a lot, so i could use all the help i could get to make some new and tasty things! :)

November 14, 2012 11:26 PM
Jenna said...

It is hard to pick but I would have to say the sweet set. I saw one in there that I would love to give to a friend. I am always trying to find her gluten-free recipes and treats!

November 14, 2012 11:39 PM
Bubby said...

I would love either set, but if I have to choose, I’d choose sweet.

November 14, 2012 11:41 PM
rhonda said...

savory please

November 14, 2012 11:48 PM
Gail Anderson said...

Hmmm…they both look so tempting, but I’ll go with sweet this time. :)

November 15, 2012 12:00 AM
Jessica said...

SWEET I’VE BEEN A FAN FOR YEARS NOW ^^ such an inspiration!

November 15, 2012 12:01 AM
Laura Weitzel said...

Sweet please!

November 15, 2012 12:01 AM
Kristen said...

Sweet for me!

November 15, 2012 12:05 AM
Grace T said...

Sweet! Got me at Gluten Free…

November 15, 2012 12:12 AM
Mark said...

Tartine!!! I go to their bakery once a week! it’s simply the best!

November 15, 2012 12:15 AM
Krystal said...

Mmmmmmm….. How could I ever say no to the set of sweets books?! I wouldn’t mind the savory either but….. the sweets have definitely caught my heart!

November 15, 2012 12:16 AM
Barbara said...

sweet, please.

November 15, 2012 12:18 AM
Sarah said...

Sweets please!

November 15, 2012 12:19 AM
Tony said...

Savory, thanks for the opportunity to get such a gift

November 15, 2012 12:26 AM
Angela said...

I’m in a savory kind of mood today, but tough choice!

November 15, 2012 12:26 AM
Ellen said...

Sweets. Definitely sweets. Four out of the ten are currently on my Amazon wishlist. Here’s to hoping… :)

November 15, 2012 12:29 AM
Rocio said...

All the books look amazing, but SWEETS are my passion. I choose SWEETS

November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
zh said...

Sweet, for sure. I have been coveting Tartine and Flour for a very long time.

November 15, 2012 12:41 AM
Madison said...

ahhh! Why do I have to choose?! But since I’m trying to grow my sweet cookbook collection, that’s what I’ll choose!

November 15, 2012 12:41 AM
Amanda Wedel said...

Sweet !!! Oh how I would love to check them all out :)

November 15, 2012 12:45 AM
Tatyana said...

I would love to win sweet set of books.
Thank you for great giveaway!

November 15, 2012 12:46 AM
Amanda Wedel said...

sweet…. ;D

November 15, 2012 12:47 AM
Jennw said...

Definitely sweet!

November 15, 2012 12:49 AM
Lisa said...

Oooh..Such a hard decision. I’m more of a baker than a cook though, so I’d go with sweet :)

November 15, 2012 12:50 AM
Jennifer Quach said...

WOW THATS AMAZING!! i think i would have to go with sweet!! :D

November 15, 2012 12:57 AM
Cathy said...

Pasta AND True Blood?? Savory please!

November 15, 2012 12:58 AM
Dee S. said...

Either set would be awesome… But the sweet set looks so onolicious (delicious)!!!

November 15, 2012 12:58 AM
Pammie said...

SWEEEEEEEETTTTTTT and a little savory ;)

November 15, 2012 01:00 AM
Paula said...

Definitely Sweet!!! Thank you for such great giveaways!

November 15, 2012 01:01 AM
Cassy said...

Savory please!!! although if I could have five sweet and five savory I would!

November 15, 2012 01:02 AM
Angela said...

SWEET…..please :)

November 15, 2012 01:04 AM
Debbie said...

Both sets look great, but I prefer sweet :)

November 15, 2012 01:05 AM
Becky said...

The sweet set, of course! :)

November 15, 2012 01:17 AM
ambrea K. said...

Mmmm…. I’m into savory right now.

November 15, 2012 01:22 AM
Cathy Gibson said...

I would love to win the “Sweet” books collection.
Thanks !

November 15, 2012 01:24 AM
Lolina said...

Savory if I can :D

November 15, 2012 01:27 AM
Daniela said...

I would love to win the sweet set of books. Thanks for the chance to win!

November 15, 2012 01:28 AM
Suzanne Chapman said...

They are both so awesome! UMMMM, I ‘ll go sweet this time around.

November 15, 2012 01:30 AM
Noelle said...

Sweet for sure!

November 15, 2012 01:42 AM
Morgana said...


November 15, 2012 01:43 AM
Rachel said...

Savory or sweet what a treat!

November 15, 2012 01:44 AM
Maiya said...

sweet please! I love baking sweet treats ;D

November 15, 2012 01:47 AM
Cindy C said...

The Sweet books look fabulous! And I know I’d make (and eat!) every single recipe!

November 15, 2012 01:49 AM
Gigi said...

Wow! That’s really all I can say. Wow, what an opportunity! Wow, what a great group of books! Wow, these are going to make some people really happy! Sure hope one of them is me – and savory would do it! Thanks.

November 15, 2012 01:49 AM
Magda said...

The sweet set for me, please!:)

November 15, 2012 01:53 AM
Amanda Wedel said...

Come on Sweet !!! those book look amazing :)

November 15, 2012 02:07 AM
Emily P said...

Sweet! I love making sweets for my sweet.
And our families.
And friends.
And coworkers.
Okay. I love making sweets for anyone with a mouth.

November 15, 2012 02:13 AM
Amanda Wedel said...

Oh how I would LOVE the sweet !!! I am a new baker and want to try so many new things

November 15, 2012 02:23 AM
Jenna said...

This was hard one, I would choose savory, because I LOVE savory food, but I have to say sweet only beacause the Gluten-Free cookbook.
My mom, my brother and my sister have Coeliac disease and I’m always looking for new gluten-free cookbooks and this one is totally new for me!

November 15, 2012 02:25 AM
Aimee said...

My gosh everything looks good!

I’ll have to say “SWEET!”

November 15, 2012 02:36 AM
Andrew Drey-Mulari said...

I would definitely want the sweet set! mmmmmmmmmmmmm

November 15, 2012 02:37 AM
Sarah said...

Savory, please :)

November 15, 2012 02:44 AM
Amanda Wedel said...

Sweet for sure !!! fingers crossed lol….

November 15, 2012 02:52 AM
Helen said...

Savory, savory, savory! Oh pleaaaaaaaaaaase let me win!

November 15, 2012 03:06 AM
Isabelle said...


November 15, 2012 03:07 AM
LD said...

Looking at those books made me hungry for a giant dinner with an all night dessert making session in my kitchen! YUM! Make mine sweet. Savory is fun, but sweet is better :) Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

November 15, 2012 03:15 AM
Esmeralda said...

I LOVE books! Would love to have the Savory 10! :)

November 15, 2012 03:15 AM
Brenda Monroy said...

i would definitely like the sweet books because i want to learn to make new desserts

November 15, 2012 03:17 AM
Maila said...

Awww! Obviously sweet! <3

November 15, 2012 03:23 AM
Diane said...

With all the baking I already do, I would die for that Savory set!!! =D

November 15, 2012 03:23 AM
Louise said...

I would love to have the Sweet set!

November 15, 2012 03:29 AM
Misbah Mirza said...

What beautiful and lucuious books. I hope the giveaway is for at over the world. i would love the sweet books :)

November 15, 2012 03:32 AM
Åsa said...

Oh, so hard to choose but I´ll go for the savory.

November 15, 2012 03:39 AM
Quiddy said...

Though I’m a sweet tooth, I think I’ll settle for savoury and especially “Plenty” the vegetable recipe book as I wish I could cook and eat more vegetables.
There’s always something a bit gloomy -to me – in recipe books branded as “vegetarian” or “vegan” and vegetables are so often considered only as side dishes that they don’t get proper attentions.
This book seems like vegetables are the stars!

November 15, 2012 03:45 AM
Peishi said...

Sweet.. I like sweet stuffs esp i am sweet tooth kind of person. =)

November 15, 2012 03:45 AM
Simone said...

definitely Savory!

November 15, 2012 03:54 AM
Monie said...


November 15, 2012 03:57 AM
Nicole Mc said...

sweet all the way!!!

November 15, 2012 04:01 AM
Cath @ Cath's Cookery Creations! said...

Without a doubt the sweet set. Those handheld pies look amazing!

November 15, 2012 04:05 AM
Lucy said...

I want want sweet.

November 15, 2012 04:13 AM
Arnal said...

Savory for me today please

November 15, 2012 04:16 AM
Christina said...

Both look amazing but I would have to go with sweet!! :)

November 15, 2012 04:16 AM
Joanna PL said...

Sweet, all the way:D

November 15, 2012 04:38 AM
Phoebe said...

Absolutely the sweet set!

November 15, 2012 04:52 AM
Ellen said...

Sweet,please! Be still, my sugar loving heart :D

November 15, 2012 05:04 AM
karla said...

defintly sweet sweet sweet! !! :)

November 15, 2012 06:23 AM
jenny said...

I LOVE cookbooks and would definitely say Sweet!

November 15, 2012 06:32 AM
Belen said...

There is no chance i might win… But sweet :)

November 15, 2012 06:32 AM
mary said...

I think I’d be headed for trouble if I went the sweet route, so Savoury it is!

November 15, 2012 06:34 AM
Taraneh said...

Either would be fantastic butch will go with sweet!! Thank you!!

November 15, 2012 06:48 AM
Anonymous said...

Sweet! I love baking and winning these books would be absolutely amazing.

November 15, 2012 06:48 AM
Katrin said...

Sweet! I love baking and winning these books would be absolutely amazing.

November 15, 2012 06:50 AM
Susanne said...

I would love to get the sweet books….who am I kidding, I would love the savory to.

November 15, 2012 06:55 AM
Gina Merkel said...

Wow they all look like amazing cookbooks! I’d be happy with any of them! Usually I’d pick a sweet cookbook, but I’m getting married in June, so the newlywed cookbook would be fun!

November 15, 2012 07:01 AM
Claire said...

Sweets sweets sweets !

November 15, 2012 07:05 AM
Annie Nguyen said...

I love them all but I’d have to go with sweets. :)

November 15, 2012 07:05 AM
me said...

SWEETS!!!! Such a great selection!!!

November 15, 2012 07:13 AM
Sage said...

Gotta have sweet!

November 15, 2012 07:24 AM
Sarah said...

They all look great, but I’d have to go with SWEET!

November 15, 2012 07:31 AM
Heather S said...

They all look so good…but we are a sweets lovin’ family over here.

November 15, 2012 07:31 AM
Julie Manfredi said...

I love the savory but I would make some of my friends very happy if I win the sweets- so sweet it is!!!!

November 15, 2012 07:46 AM
Steph said...

Wow! what an awesome set of books!! I love the sweet ones! I have a gluten allergy but bake for others who don’t I love that you incorporated both a gluten free book and regular books as well

November 15, 2012 07:51 AM
Ashley C. said...

Wow they both look amazing, but the sweet set has a gluten free book that would be a great gift to give my brother, too! So sweet it is!

November 15, 2012 08:01 AM
Gisela said...

oooohh! savory! those eggplants look delicious! :-)

November 15, 2012 08:07 AM
Christina said...

The sweet set for sure

November 15, 2012 08:12 AM
Rachael said...

Always Sweet!… But I’m loving the Pasta of Italy book…
Next to cakes, pasta is my weakness :)

November 15, 2012 08:21 AM
Jamie Brooks said...

I love sweets, and I love to bake so my choice is obviously the sweets choice.

November 15, 2012 08:23 AM
Hilary Kanwischer said...

OH MY YUMMY GOODNESS!!! :) Both sets look amazing, but I’m a sweet tooth at heart!! OH the sweety goodness!! :) Thankyou so much for the chance to win! :)

November 15, 2012 08:24 AM
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