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!

Carina said...

I would love either…but I’m sweet all the way through. Sweet, please! Thank you so much for all the fantastic giveaways!!!

November 15, 2012 06:42 PM
Linn said...

Savory-I love those booksI

November 15, 2012 06:43 PM
Cynthia said...

I cook for my family all the time and am always looking for new recipes, so the savory sounds right for me.

November 15, 2012 06:43 PM
Emelina said...

Oh, my! What an AWESOME collection of books! Like most, i’m going for sweet! =D

November 15, 2012 06:52 PM
h said...

Sweets! (and I just barely made the deadline lol)

November 15, 2012 06:55 PM
taryn said...

Ooh so hard to choose! Sweet set..definately the sweet set…

November 15, 2012 06:59 PM
Tessa said...

love, love, love the sweets!

November 15, 2012 07:02 PM
Amanda J said...


November 15, 2012 07:07 PM
Cheryl said...


November 15, 2012 07:32 PM
Kelly said...

SWEET! Er… SAVORY! Ah, I can’t decide!

Okay, sweet.

November 15, 2012 07:38 PM
ela said...

Sweet please…….thanks!

November 15, 2012 07:38 PM
Bella said...

Sweet <3

November 15, 2012 07:46 PM
Janet Shuford said...

What an incredible giveaway! Because of my love of baking, I’d have to say sweet – which is what you are Bakerella! Happy Holidays to you and thanks for making my holidays a little bit sweeter. Janet

November 15, 2012 08:02 PM
Cakey said...

Sweet I do a whole lot of bakeing so it would be perfec for me

November 15, 2012 08:02 PM
Alessandra Foletto said...

I’m up for sweet please!!!!!! :)

November 15, 2012 08:04 PM
cindy said...

savory! i have so many sweet books and not enough savory!

November 15, 2012 08:05 PM
Lee-Anne said...

Sweet OR savory! I have a passion for both! But based on my mood lately, SWEET!

November 15, 2012 08:11 PM
Laura said...

So many good books here! I would pick savory.

November 15, 2012 08:16 PM
Stephanie said...

sweet !! <3 i love baking !!!

November 15, 2012 08:34 PM
Amanda Wamsley said...

Oh gosh, I would love to have both of these sets…what a fabulous cookbook collection that would be! But, if I had to choose only one, I think I would use the SWEETS collection more. I’m much more of a baker than a cooker. Thanks!

November 15, 2012 08:37 PM
Jessica Flores said...


November 15, 2012 08:43 PM
Waleska Rodriguez said...

What a great idea! The Gift of Giving. I would love to win the Sweet set.

November 15, 2012 09:01 PM
Cindy said...

If I’m being honest with myself, I can’t cook to save my life so definitely SWEET. At least I can bake.. :)

November 15, 2012 09:07 PM
Cathy Wilson said...

What a great set of books, so interesting and inspiring!

November 15, 2012 09:15 PM
Sondra said...

I should pick savory but I can resist the sweet. Yes, sweet it is.

November 15, 2012 09:16 PM
Ellen said...

Sweet! Three are already on my Christmas wish list! Love!

November 15, 2012 10:21 PM
Holly said...

Sweet! My daughter and I love baking together, and we send out baked goods to our relatives every year! :) Thanks, Bakerella!

November 15, 2012 11:04 PM
Kacy Davis said...


November 16, 2012 06:02 AM
Christina said...


November 16, 2012 06:35 AM
Carrie said...

Sweet. That’s why I’m here :).

November 16, 2012 08:38 AM
LindaC. said...

I think savory since I already have a lot of sweet :)

November 16, 2012 04:38 PM
Seanna Lea said...

I missed this one. Crud! My husband would have been thrilled with the Cheesemongers Book and most of the rest would have been perfect gifts for friends and family.

November 18, 2012 08:33 AM
christine said...

ahh i missed this! but thanks for the suggestions bakerella! im so excited to see my friend’s faces when i give these to them! :)

November 18, 2012 10:48 AM
Aga-aa said...

I must have them!

November 19, 2012 10:03 PM
SaraJ said...

I already have a couple of the Sweet picks so I’d go Savory this time!

November 24, 2012 02:04 PM
Naomi said...


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