Friday, November 4, 2011

Chronicle Books $500 Haul

It's that time of year again when my favorite publishing house, Chronicle Books, is giveaway $500 dollars worth of books to a random blogger. So if I get selected I get the list of books below, plus I get to choice a commenter on this post to win the same set as well. And Chronicle will even give $500 dollars worth of books to the charity of my choice. Pretty sweet, right?!
The charity I would like to support if I win this giveaway is Room to Read. They are an organization working to make education more available to children in Asia and Africa. And my favorite aspect of their mission is summed up in their following statement, "We develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond."
So now for my list, right... here are all the books I would love to add to my library :)

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability
By Keith Granet, foreword by Art Gensler
8 x 10 in; 208 pp; 
Published in August, 2011
ISBN 9781616890186
ISBN10 1616890185

The Journey Is the Destination

The Journals of Dan Eldon
Edited by Kathy Eldon
8 x 10-1/2 in; 224 pp; 
full-color images throughout
Published in January, 2011
ISBN 9781452102504
ISBN10 1452102503

How to Set Up and 

Run a Fashion Label

Laurence King Publishing
By Toby Meadows
7 x 9-3/4 in; 176 pp; 
137 illustrations, 117 in color
Published in April, 2009
ISBN 9781856695756
ISBN10 1856695751

Indie Publishing

How to Design and Produce Your Own Book 
Princeton Architectural Press
Edited by Ellen Lupton
7 x 8-1/2 in; 176 pp; 
270 color
Published in October, 2008
ISBN 9781568987606
ISBN10 1568987609

The 1000 Journals Project

By Someguy,Foreword by Kevin Kelly
5 x 8 in; 212 pp; 
170 images
Published in February, 2007
ISBN 9780811858564
ISBN10 0811858561


Graphic Design Thinking

Beyond Brainstorming
By Ellen Lupton, editor
7 x 8-1/2 in; 184 pp; 
Published in July, 2011
ISBN 9781568989792
ISBN10 1568989792

Pattern Making

By Dennic Chunman Lo
8-1/2 x 11 in; 240 pp; 
Published in October, 2011
ISBN 9781856697507
ISBN10 1856697509

Design Diaries

Creative Process in Graphic Design
By Lucienne Roberts,and Rebecca Wright
8-1/2 x 10-1/4 in; 240 pp; 
200 color illustrations
Published in October, 2010
ISBN 9781856696883
ISBN10 185669688X

How to Create a Portfolio and Get Hired

A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators 
Laurence King Publishing
By Fig Taylor
8-1/2 x 11 in; 144 pp; 
232 color illustrations
Published in August, 2010
ISBN 9781856696722
ISBN10 1856696723

Sizes May Vary

A Workbook for Graphic Design 
Laurence King Publishing
By Mark Boyce
8-1/4 x 11-1/2 in; 336 pp; 
2000 illustrations, CD-ROM
Published in June, 2008
ISBN 9781856695435
ISBN10 1856695433

Skinny Dips

60 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Chips, and 
Salsas on the Lighter Side of Delicious
By Diane Morgan,Photographs by Sheri Giblin
6 x 8 in; 144 pp; 
24 color photographs
Published in August, 2010
ISBN 9780811871426
ISBN10 0811871428

The Fashion Sketchpad

420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio
By Tamar Daniel
8-1/2 x 11-1/2 in; 132 pp; 
420 figure templates, rounded corners, perforated pages
Published in March, 2011
ISBN 9780811877886
ISBN10 0811877884

One Line a Day: A Five Year 

Memory Book

4-1/8 x 6-3/8 in; 370 pp; 
Published in September, 2009
ISBN 9780811870191
ISBN10 0811870197


Ticket Stub Diary

By Eric Epstein
6-7/8 x 7-13/16 in; 52 pp;
118 ticket sleeves
Published in August, 2006
ISBN 9780811854894
ISBN10 0811854892

Life's Too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets

Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation
By Lisa Quinn
6 x 8 in; 168 pp; 
Published in March, 2010
ISBN 9780811869935
ISBN10 0811869938


Bubbly on Your Budget

Live Luxuriously with What You Have
By Marjorie Hillis
5 x 7 in; 176 pp; 
Published in August, 2011
ISBN 9781452102351
ISBN10 145210235X

Penny Saving Household Helper

Five Hundred Little Ways to Save Big
By Rebecca DiLiberto
4-1/2 x 6 in; 192 pp; 
Published in September, 2009
ISBN 9780811870214
ISBN10 0811870219



Portraits of Multiracial Kids
By Kip Fulbeck,Foreword by Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng,
Afterword by Cher
7 x 7 in; 264 pp; 
127 color photographs
Published in March, 2010
ISBN 9780811874083
ISBN10 0811874087

IDEO Eyes Open: London

A Field Guide for the Curious
By Fred Dust,and IDEO
6 x 6 in; 160 pp; 
300 color photographs, concealed Wire-O binding
Published in February, 2008
ISBN 9780811861731
ISBN10 0811861732

City Walks: Barcelona

50 Adventures on Foot
By Sarah Andrews,Maps by David Lindroth
4-1/16 x 5-5/8 x 1-1/4 in; 50 cards, tri-fold intro card, 50 color maps
Published in August, 2007
ISBN 9780811859110
ISBN10 0811859118

Places to Check Out

A Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide
Imagineering Company
4-3/8 x 6-5/8 in; 128 pp; 
3 dividers with 2-color illustrations, back pocket
Published in February, 2006
ISBN 9780811850810
ISBN10 0811850811

52 Creative Craft Projects

By Lynn Gordon,Illustrations by Karen Johnson
2-3/8 x 3-1/2 x 3/4 in; 54 cards, color illustrations
Published in June, 2006
ISBN 9780811851039
ISBN10 0811851036


  1. Wow, that's a pretty great list! If I don't win my own, I would be happy to win yours!

  2. I Loved the Journey is the Destination! So inspiring! Fingers crossed!

  3. What a diverse list! I'm adding Skinny Dips to my wishlist now :) Good luck!

  4. I almost put Indie Publishing on my own list. I'm enjoying seeing everyone's picks and how different they are.

  5. Pretty nice list! That Skinny Dips cookbook looks great!

  6. That's an pretty good list. I would especially love the pattern making book and Life's to short to fold fitted sheets.

  7. Love your list. I'm with Sabelexi, I love Life's too Short to Fold Fitted Sheets. That has to be my favorite.

    Good luck!


  8. Lots of great picks Mismikado. :) It's not on my list but I ♥ Mixed. Chronicle has such a great ecclectic mix of offerings it's neat seeing what everyone selects that is similar or different.

  9. Great list! Skinny Dips is on my list too :)

  10. Great picks! I've been eyeing Bubbly on Your Budget pretty hard, crossing my fingers.

  11. I like the one line a day journal. :)

  12. Wow! Such a diversified list of books! I LOVE IT!

    Good Luck =)

  13. It's hard to choose, isn't it? Love your number one choice and the Patternmaking book, I'd be happy to win your haul!

  14. Love the list, especially The Fashion Sketchpad!

  15. ooo, i put the one a day journal on my list too! somehow i missed the bubbly on a budget! I love seeing all of these fantastic lists - too cool - and visiting everyone's blogs - i like the idea you have of your menus being done for next year! W
    OW! impressive! good luck

  16. Great list! I've been wanting to check out Pattern Making. Good luck!

  17. That's quite the crafty list. Good luck on the contest!

    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com
    Working for the Mandroid

  18. nice list. i've never seen that patternmaking book before but it looks awesome. good luck!

  19. I love Chronicle. I'm all about cooking books, and their clever children's books.

  20. This contest is just about the most amazing thing ever.


  21. If I don't win my own list, I'd love to win yours!

    bamagv at aol dot com

  22. Don't you just love the covers on all Chronicle Books?! Love that Ticket Stub Diary. What a great idea!

  23. Great list! Don't you just love Chronicle books? I wish I could own every single one of their books.

  24. We have a few of the same books on our lists!

  25. Great list! I have the Memory Book and have written in it every day. It's fantastic to have when you want to look back :)

  26. I have Skinny Dips. It is FABULOUS!

  27. Great list. Amazing how different all the lists are.

  28. What an eclectic list! On my list are all kids' books. :)
    Good luck!

  29. Great list. I love all the design books. Good luck, and if you get a second, check out my list at Two Kinds of People.

  30. Somehow I missed Skinny Dips, which looks helpful for the holidays. My list is mostly cookbooks. You have assembled a much greater variety. Now off to check out your blog. - Fay

  31. Great list! I'd love to win these, if I don't win my own. Good luck!

  32. Great list! Here's to a fantastic giveaway and a chance to help a charity at the same time...

    I'd love to win these if I don't win my list!


  33. All seem like great books, especially Bubbly on a Budget. Thanks.

  34. Love your list! All the design books are great!

    you should come over & comment on mine too :-)

  35. Good list of books; would like to win.

  36. Some of these fit the same vein that I was thinking in and I matched you on one. Good luck.

    find my list at:
    Tossing It Out

  37. What a great choice of a charity!

    Feel free to check out my post:
    <a href=">the bookish mama</a>

  38. Life is too short to fold fitted sheets. Amen. Love your list!

  39. Great list! I missed the Penny Savers book. Good luck!

  40. Great list! We picked some of the same ones!

    And what a pretty blog you have too! Love

  41. Cool list! The Graphic Design Thinking sounds really cool! Good luck!