A Bookish Wish List

December 7, 2010

I just learned about a book give-away from Chronicle Books worth up to $500 to a lucky blogger and one of her readers.  You can find out more about it at this link: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/happyhaulidays/.

I am a fond patron of Chronicle Books.  I’ve put in several purchase requests to the Seattle Public Library for titles that are of interest to me.  They publish many craft books, cookbooks, travel-related books, and other books. 

I’ve also coveted their line of Moleskin journals and sketchbooks (hint, hint for anyone thinking of giving me a holiday gift this year!), but I’ve yet to upgrade to these wonderful notebooks for my writing, journaling, and painting projects. 

So my Wish List includes several of the Moleskin items, plus a few upcoming releases that caught my eye.  Here’s my list:

  • A Butterfly is Patient
  • Chez Panisse Fruits and Vegetables Eco-Notecards
  • City Walks: Paris 50 Adventures on Foot
  • Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them
  • Pretty Cupcake Kit
  • Sketchbook with Voices: Prompts and Inspiration from Contemporary Artists
  • Shadow
  • The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures
  • Large ruled soft cover Moleskin notebook (five of these)
  • Pocket watercolor Moleskin notebook (five of these)
  • Large watercolor Moleskin notebook
  • Large Moleskin sketchbook
  • Large rules Moleskin red notebook (five of these)
  • Pocket ruled soft cover Moleskin notebook

For a chance at winning my wish list, just write a comment on this blog post.  But hurry, the contest closes December 10th.

19 Responses to “A Bookish Wish List”


  1. I’m happy to know about all of these things on your wish list…especially the 50 walks in Paris! I was also happy to learn of Sonny Brewer from one of your earlier posts.

  2. Tina Giesen Says:

    Rosemary,
    Most of my wish list is books too. I too have looked at getting A Butterfly is Patient. Hope you get everything you hope for this wonderful Holiday Season.

  3. Shirley Says:

    Books always make the most enjoyable gifts. And they can be enthusiastically regifted to continue the spread of joy.

  4. Margaret Says:

    We can hope some of Dad’s luck rubs off on us! I’m due for a win of some sorts and I can’t think of any better pleasure than a stack of books.

  5. Karen P Says:

    Looks like a wonderful list. Hope someone in your family gets the hint!

  6. Lynne Says:

    What an intriguing list! Some of the titles are quite evocative and would be very fun to discover under the tree (or in the mail)… Good luck!

  7. Carol Says:

    Wouldn’t your glorious watercolors look nice in a moleskin notebook! Best of luck on winning the lot.

  8. Kim Says:

    I am crossing my fingers that you win!! You would sure make great use of the items on your wish list:)

  9. ouri Says:

    On a completely different subject, have you seen the live wall on N. 38th St just East of Burke? I think you would like it, esp to photograph it over time.
    It looks like it has been recently planted.
    Best of luck on winning!
    I continue to enjoy your blog, esp the watercolors.

  10. Ann Roth Says:

    Ooh, a contest. How exciting!! I enjoy most every book you recommend.

  11. Sandy Bessingpas Says:

    Books are my favorite kind of gift-it they can be enjoyed over and over again-just like a good letter from a friend(or sister) Sandy

  12. Shirley Mord Says:

    Love books in fact got a book at the party last night Once upon a Quilt enjoy looking at the cover.
    Moleskin you can’t lose with that on your list.
    Good luck to all

  13. Nicole S Says:

    Great list of books!

  14. Jeane Says:

    Oh, love your list. Good luck to the both of us!

    And thank you to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    but you got me at the Moleskines”!

  15. Jeane Says:

    Oh, love your list. Good luck to the both of us!

    And thank you to Chronicle Books.

    jcamp2020 at aol dot com

    you got me when you mentioned Moleskines!

  16. Joanne Says:

    What a great list of books!

    jowanjowan73(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. stilettostorytime Says:

    Love your list…I am a Moleskin addict! Good Luck!

    Courtney
    stilettostorytime at gmail dot com

  18. christa Says:

    Love your choices! Good luck!

    cytljjb(at)gmail(d0t)com


  19. Lovin’ your list! Here’s hoping for a win!

    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com


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