Stacking the Shelves in the Bibliotaphe’s Closet.09.26.2012

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Stacking the Shelves in the Bibliotaphe’s Closet

09.26.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Defn. Bibliotaphe: noun. A person who hoards books.

It’s only right then that here at The Bibliotaphe’s Closet, the books get stacked high! Here are the books I received from publishers and/or authors for review, books I bought, and books that I was lucky enough to win. Let the hoarding begin.

Books for Review

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The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, published by Knopf Canada.

Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney, published by Doubleday Canada.

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Silent House by Orhan Pamuk, published by Knopf Publishers.

Thank you Random House of Canada for providing me with gorgeous new releases for review!

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Remember Me by Brian L. MacLearn, published by Outskirts Press.

Thank you to Brian L. MacLearn for providing me with a copy of his new novel for review!

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Books I Bought:

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The Complete Illustrated Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, published by Chancellor Press.

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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott, published by Doubleday Canada.

Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco, published by Hamish HamiltonCanada.

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The Complete Dream Dictionary by Pamela Ball, published by Arcturus.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, published by Simon and Schuster.

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The Taker by Alma Katsu, published by Simon and Schuster Canada.

Spells by Aprilynne Pike, published by HarperTeen.

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Books I Won:

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The Haunted House that Jack Built by Helaine Becker, published by Scholastic Canada.

Thank you to First Book Canada,

a registered book charity, for providing a copy of the book for free at the Word on the Street Toronto festival and a special thank you to Helaine Becker for signing it personally to my children.

Gifts by Jo Ellen Bogard and Barbara Reid, published by Scholastic Canada.

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Thank you to The Canadian Children’s Book Centre,

for providing a copy of the book for free at the Word on the Street Toronto festival.

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While the Sun Is Above Us by Melanie Schnell, published by Freehand Books.

Thank you to Book Club Buddy

for providing weekly draws for free books to advocate literacy and promotion of new authors and new releases! And of course to the publisher, Freehand Books for shipping the book out to me right away!

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The Worst-Case Scenario: Daily Survival Calendar 2013 published by  Chronicle Books.

Thank you Quirk Books

for randomly selecting my answer during their Twitter contest as the winner of the Worst-Case Scenario Calendar 2013. Because it’s always important to be prepared.

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Thank you to Jean from The Jean Book Nerd Blog

for a Whisper by Phoebe Kitandis postcard and bookmark through her amazing blog giveaways!

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Thank you to author Jesse Kimmel Freeman

for sending me an e-copy of the book, Bella Notte as my prize for the Clean Read Book Giveaway Hop!

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Thank you to Jenna of Coffee Books and Me Blog

for hosting the Soldier Hill by Phil Rossi Promo Giveaway! I received the ebook from the author the other day!

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Whew! The Bibliotaphe’s Closet was really lucky this week!…Which reminds me…maybe I should play Lotto Max on Friday….

(If I win Lotto Max, oh boy, will my faithful blog followers receive some goodies! So, cross your fingers and your toes—heck, cross those bookmarks, too! If I win Lotto Max, it’s going to rain books!)

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If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, what kinds of “bookish” things might you do with your winnings? What kind of books might you buy?

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3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves in the Bibliotaphe’s Closet.09.26.2012”

    1. Thanks Laurie! The book piles keep growing. And I’m so glad someone noticed the change on my blog! LOL. It’s a work in progress. Like you, I’m hoping to focus my time on the revamping the blog during the Bloggiesta. Still a lot of cleaning up to do! See you then!

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