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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Sharon G said...

sweeeeeeet plz :)!!!!!

November 15, 2012 02:48 PM
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Michele C said...

It has to be the Sweet!!!!

November 15, 2012 02:51 PM
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Roxane Bowman said...

Sweet please! :)

November 15, 2012 02:54 PM
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Amy E. said...

I would have to go SWEET all the way!! I have lots of cookbooks but not many that are just SWEET!!

November 15, 2012 02:55 PM
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marissa said...

Since I have pretty much every one of the sweet books (except for the Flour one, which is on my wish list), i’m going to have to say SAVORY!

November 15, 2012 02:58 PM
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Shawnee the Apronista said...

Great selections! I’d love to win the “sweet” set — thank you. =)

November 15, 2012 02:59 PM
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Andrea said...

Is “yes” an option here? Given that particular selection, I’d probably choose sweet, but I do love a savory cookbook, too!

November 15, 2012 03:00 PM
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Debbie M. said...

I would enjoy the sweet set.

November 15, 2012 03:03 PM
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Amy said...

They all look great ….but I do have to stick with the sweet

November 15, 2012 03:04 PM
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Jill G. said...

Wow! Sweet!

November 15, 2012 03:07 PM
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Melanie said...

I would love the sweets one!

November 15, 2012 03:08 PM
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Becky said...

SWEET! But you know, I have at least one in each category already . . . will just have to gift it away!

November 15, 2012 03:08 PM
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Gina said...

Never can pass up the sweet!

November 15, 2012 03:09 PM
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Nikki H said...

Oh, I’d love the Savory cook books!

November 15, 2012 03:12 PM
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Esther A said...

savory, without a doubt!!

November 15, 2012 03:16 PM
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Jasmine said...

SWEET of course : )

November 15, 2012 03:18 PM
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Michelle said...

Savory :D. Great books :D

November 15, 2012 03:18 PM
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Shannon C said...

Savory set for sure, but wouldn’t pass up the sweet either. Thanks so much!

November 15, 2012 03:22 PM
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Lola said...

I’ll have to go with sweets. Though I’m sure my waist line would not approve. :)

November 15, 2012 03:25 PM
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Jaclyn said...

Sweet.. I love to make sweet holiday treats for all my friends and family! :)

November 15, 2012 03:26 PM
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Juli said...

Sweet for my Sweetie! <3

November 15, 2012 03:29 PM
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Laurie said...

Definitely SWEET for me!

November 15, 2012 03:29 PM
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Vanessa said...

Sweet. It’s like they say “Life is short, eat dessert first”

November 15, 2012 03:29 PM
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Helen said...

Oh shoot… what a hard choice!!!I think I will go with savory. Yum!

November 15, 2012 03:30 PM
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Lindi said...

Oh yummy! The sweet set!!

November 15, 2012 03:31 PM
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Phyllis said...

I’m gonna have to go with savory on this one.

November 15, 2012 03:33 PM
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Sarah wichmer said...

Hmmm, the responsible part of me says I should want savory…..but no, I really WANT the sweet!

November 15, 2012 03:35 PM
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JennaJ said...

Sweet please!

November 15, 2012 03:37 PM
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kathy pilato said...

The SWEET set. So lovely.

November 15, 2012 03:39 PM
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Angie T said...

It’s a tough choice! But I would have to say Savory, as much as I would love the sweet for myself I would love to gift some in the Savory selection!

November 15, 2012 03:42 PM
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Ruby L said...

Yummy. Oh my…would love the sweet, but it goes straight to my thighs and hips, so I’ll have to go with savory, instead. :)

November 15, 2012 03:43 PM
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Teresa said...

Sweet would be perfect…

November 15, 2012 03:44 PM
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Amanda Porter said...

Oh, I feel so much more confident baking than cooking. Sweet for sure! And I can think of several people right away who would be perfect to receive some of those books.

November 15, 2012 03:45 PM
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Ommi said...

last night my bf told me our wedding is off just because I own a catering business, but I never cook for him :p
I’d love cooking for him, only problem is I’m out ideas!!!
I’d definitely go for the savory set!
I hope you you ship to Tel Aviv! :)

November 15, 2012 03:46 PM
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David said...

I’d love the Savory set!!!!!!!!!

November 15, 2012 03:46 PM
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carolyn said...

so tough to choose! i guess savory because i have a lot of sweet books…

November 15, 2012 03:48 PM
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Elijah said...

i would love the savory!thank you

November 15, 2012 03:56 PM
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Suzanne Morse said...

I love both sets but Sweets it would be for me.

November 15, 2012 03:56 PM
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Beth B. said...

Savory!

November 15, 2012 04:09 PM
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Bonnie said...

Savory please

November 15, 2012 04:09 PM
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Jill said...

Savory! Boy do I need help with my cooking in that department…

November 15, 2012 04:10 PM
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Rachel M said...

sweet!

November 15, 2012 04:15 PM
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Jackie said...

SAVORY, PLEASE!!!

November 15, 2012 04:15 PM
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Ashley Collett said...

Oh golly the sweetness! I would love to be the winner of such a fine prize! YES!!

November 15, 2012 04:17 PM
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Heather said...

I should really get the savory set since I have so many sweets cookbooks, but who am I kidding? Sweet, please! :)

November 15, 2012 04:19 PM
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The Single Nester said...

Savory for sure! I read cookbooks like novels!

November 15, 2012 04:19 PM
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AM said...

I love desserts! The Sweet set looks fantastic!

November 15, 2012 04:21 PM
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Emily W. said...

Savory!

November 15, 2012 04:28 PM
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michelle said...

whether I win or not, several of these sweet books are being given as gifts this year.

November 15, 2012 04:33 PM
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annelise said...

Savory! Oh that would be such a relief and would take care of so many presents at once :)

November 15, 2012 04:34 PM
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Amanda Wedel said...

sweet !!!!

November 15, 2012 04:37 PM
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Amanda Wedel said...

Sweet <3

November 15, 2012 04:43 PM
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Barbara Moore said...

Ohh the sweet — need to back some new things for Christmas

November 15, 2012 04:43 PM
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Barbara Sienkiewicz said...

The Savory — Yumm

November 15, 2012 04:45 PM
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Amber K said...

Savory please! That pasta one looks delicious!

November 15, 2012 04:46 PM
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Jeffrey S said...

The sweet – Great Christmas gift for my new wife!

November 15, 2012 04:47 PM
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Emily said...

Sweet! What an awesome collection!

November 15, 2012 04:49 PM
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Shannon said...

Sweet please!

November 15, 2012 04:49 PM
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Natassia Capella said...

I’m not going to lie, I’m a sweets girl all the way!

November 15, 2012 04:53 PM
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Tegan Herrick said...

Sweeeet! x

November 15, 2012 04:54 PM
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Rachel said...

Tough choice, but I’d say Sweet. I’d love to give my mom the gluten free one!

November 15, 2012 04:56 PM
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Meg @ Sweet Twist said...

Those are some amazing books. I would go sweet.

November 15, 2012 04:57 PM
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Maria said...

Oh, tough choice! Savory?

November 15, 2012 05:00 PM
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Ewa said...

Wow, love all of them but savory i must say:) fit me better :)

November 15, 2012 05:01 PM
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KatzeKatha said...

Sweet would be soooo sweet! xx

November 15, 2012 05:06 PM
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Sheryl said...

I would love the Sweet set! Perfect for the holidays coming up.

November 15, 2012 05:06 PM
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Yetter said...

Sweeeeeeeeet <3

November 15, 2012 05:10 PM
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María José said...

I love sweet!!!!

November 15, 2012 05:11 PM
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Erica said...

Savory all the way!

November 15, 2012 05:11 PM
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Christina Main said...

SAVORY!!!! Savory por vida!!!!!

November 15, 2012 05:15 PM
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Julia said...

Hello, i never win. But i hope i win this time i go for sweets!

November 15, 2012 05:17 PM
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Julia said...

SWEETS!!!

November 15, 2012 05:18 PM
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Julia said...

SWEETS!!! YUMMY!! I <3 BAKERELLA!

November 15, 2012 05:18 PM
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Cat said...

Both sets look absolutely amazing and are making me hungry just looking at them! I can’t decide between them. I have a sweet tooth but these savory treats look wonderful.:) I would love either!

November 15, 2012 05:25 PM
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danielle said...

Oh, I’d have to have the sweet collection!! WOW!

November 15, 2012 05:26 PM
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Tonya A said...

Sweet is my favorite. I love dessert and would much rather have that instead of dinner. My son is just like me. He could eat cakes, donuts and candy all day. He also runs it off. The kid never stops.

November 15, 2012 05:27 PM
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Angela said...

That is a tough choice……Savory.

November 15, 2012 05:28 PM
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Megan said...

Such a tough choice…..I’m going to go with sweet!

November 15, 2012 05:32 PM
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Samantha said...

Definitely sweet!!

November 15, 2012 05:35 PM
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Emily said...

Savory! No, sweet! No, savory! Tough call!

November 15, 2012 05:35 PM
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Melissa said...

My Mom would just love the savory books!

November 15, 2012 05:39 PM
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Rosemarie said...

Awesome collection! I would have to choose sweets!

November 15, 2012 05:41 PM
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sindy said...

i’m definetly a sweets kinda girl :) it would make a nice addition to my current library of dessert books and magazine

November 15, 2012 05:41 PM
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Kat said...

I’d love the sweet set!!!

November 15, 2012 05:41 PM
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Amanda Wedel said...

Sweet

November 15, 2012 05:42 PM
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Kelly Foss said...

Ooh, ooh! SWEET for sure. Some for me and some to give away … <3

November 15, 2012 05:49 PM
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Nini said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!

November 15, 2012 05:51 PM
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Anna said...

sweet of course :)

November 15, 2012 05:57 PM
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Dana said...

Sweet

November 15, 2012 05:59 PM
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Jess Lee said...

I love savory foods but I have to go for the sweets!

November 15, 2012 06:03 PM
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Elaine said...

Definitely the sweet books! :)

November 15, 2012 06:06 PM
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Eva Tatsidou said...

Well… this is a hard one…
Spontaneously I’ll go for savory!

Greetings from Greece!!!

November 15, 2012 06:06 PM
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Von said...

Savory looks great.

November 15, 2012 06:08 PM
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Holly said...

Thanks. Both sets would be great to add to the bookcase. But like to have SWEET !!

November 15, 2012 06:10 PM
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Claire P said...

I would usually say savoury, but looking at some of the covers in the sweet section has changed my mind!

So I choose Sweet! :)

November 15, 2012 06:18 PM
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kari smith said...

sweet PLEASE! <3

November 15, 2012 06:24 PM
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Kelsey said...

Sweet! All of these books look fantastic! Like I need another reason to make/binge eat desserts around the holidays :)

November 15, 2012 06:28 PM
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Christine said...

OOOOH i’d looooove something sweet :) im a total sweet tooth … and i embrace it :D

November 15, 2012 06:30 PM
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Linda Picazzo said...

Sweet please!

November 15, 2012 06:33 PM
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gina said...

Sweet <3

November 15, 2012 06:38 PM
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