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In which Chronicle Books showers me with gifts

Spread the word

March has been quite the Chronicle Books month for me. First I won the very awesome Button Factory, which produced such wonders and whimsies such as these buttons. I love buttons and now I love making buttons. =)


On Saturday I received The Baseball Scorekeeper; Introduction by Zack Hample,  text by Stuart Miller,  that I won from a Chronicle Books Twitter contest (follow them @chroniclebooks). This book is full of awesome, and it will rightfully go to my baseball fan fiance as a wedding present. he did go to Spring Training in Arizona for his bachelor party. Even though I won both items in giveaways,  I still consider all these lovelies from Chronicle Books as early wedding presents, since they are probably the best matches for our respective interests and hobbies, mine being old-lady crafts and his being baseball.

Here are some shots of the Baseball Scorekeeper:

The cover







The inside scoresheets – Visitor and Home Team









The cheatsheet in the back of the book so that we can learn how to accurately fill out the pages!!

Blog World updates

What a difference 5 days make in the blog world. A handful of giveaways, nominations announced for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week, as well as a number of weekly memes that I missed out on.

In regards to giveaways:

Natasha at Maw Books is staying true to her Most Altruistic nomination with a very charitable and worthy cause: Reading Blogging for Darfur.

Everything that Natasha reads and blogs in September will raise money for the people of Darfur.  First, what she’s doing:

  • Donating 25 cents for each person who blogs about this awareness and money-raising project
  • Donating 25 cents for each person who keeps the above button in their sidebar for all of September
  • Donating 10 cents for each comment left on her blog during September
  • Donating 50 cents for each movie watched or book read from this page – donating $1 if those books or movies are reviewed on someone’s blog.

Here’s what YOU can do:

  • If you have a blog, write about her project and add the button to the sidebar!
  • Comment on her blog!
  • Read one of the books or watch one of the movies on this page then tell Natasha!
  • Commit to donate a penny for every page Natasha reads this month
  • Commit to donate 50 cents for every post Natasha writes this month.
  • All of the above!

The Literate Housewife is hosting a contest just for readers that Do Not have their own book blog. All you need to do is a 200 word document on “Why I read book blogs.” Send your answer to Jennifer (at) literatehousewife (at) gmail (dot) com by the end of the day Saturday, September 13th.  Author Joshua Henkin will choose three winners from the 10 best answers.

  • The first place winner will win a paperback copy of Josh’s book Matrimony, as well as a grab bag of 6 books.
  • The second and third place winners will receive grab bags of 4 and 3 books, respectively.

Bookroom Reviews is also hosting a contest. The Rules according to Bookroom Reviews:

All you have to do is go and visit some of the book blogs below that are new to you and leave them a comment.  I will draw three winners and each winner will get a brand new book!  Here are the books you can win.

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Visit and comment on FIVE Book Blogs that you have Never Visited Before for ONE Entry

Visit and comment on TEN Book Blogs that you have Never Visited before for TWO Entries

Visit and comment on TWENTY Book Blogs that you have Never Visited before for THREE Entries

After you have done so come back here and leave me a comment to be entered.  You can tell me which book you would like to win and I will TRY to match them up.  I will give you a week to do so and draw THREE winners on Wednesday September 17.  You don’t have to have a blog or be on the list of blogs to join in the fun.  If you are not on the list and are a book blogger please let me know and I will add you to the list!  Have fun!

*please visit the Bookroom Reviews website for the complete list of blogs (mine own included!)

More Giveaways

Medieval Bookworm is giving away and ARC copy of Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter, Susan Nagel by Susan Nagel. This book sounds like an amazingly detailed and well written account of Marie-Therese, the lone daughter of Marie Antoinette after the beheading of her parents. This sounds like an incredible read, so all you history, or just French history, buffs should check it out!

Devourer of Books is also hosting one of the most unique giveaways I have encountered for Far World Book 1. Make sure you check out her blog for entry rules to win a copy of the book and possible an Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaways and a break

If you haven’t yet, please check out these awesome blogs for some great giveaways!

Jen over at Devourer of Books is having a giveaway for Queen of the Road.

You can try to win a copy of the much anticipated title The Gargoyle over at Readerville for entry details.

And you should also stop by Natasha’s blog over at Maw Books to check out a very worthwhile giveaway, giving away 2 books each to 4 winners in attempt to raise awareness about genocide in Darfur. The giveaway consists of a mini-quiz about the title: Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond by Don Cheadle. Please go check it out!


Well, I’ve managed to read 12 books in July, 1 shy of hitting my goal for the July Book Blowout challenge. I may still read another book, but I think its time to give my eyes a little break. Although, I did make the mistake of stopping by Leigh’s Favorite Books, a used bookstore in Sunnyvale. I spent about an hour and a half in the store walking up and down every aisle, picking up books, putting some back, remembering titles and authors, forgetting certain titles and authors that I always look for. I picked up:

1. Post Office by Charles Bukowski

2. The Most Beautiful Woman in Town and other Stories by Charles Bukowski

3. The Lady in the Tower by Jean Plaidy (I first heard about this author from Devourer of Books, but unfortunately, my library system doesn’t have any of her books!)

4. Swann’s Way by Proust (so that I can try to be an English major again)

5. Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund (I adored Abundance, a novel of Marie Antoinette, and have been wanting to read this title for a long time, but something keeps getting in the way…like due dates from the library)

I also, by the good graces of the selectors for my library system, get to pick and choose from a pile of ARCs that are sent to the library for librarians to read and decide to order or not. From this pile I picked up

1. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

2. Geekspeak, How Life + Math = Happiness by Graham Tattersall

Although, I feel like taking a book-break tonight and watching Rocky II with my mom while finishing up this baby blanket I am knitting for a friend of my sister.