Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet.10.01.2012



Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

While The Bibliotaphe Closet continues to go through a renovation, the books and prizes, too, continue to arrive, and thus the new name of my books announcement weekly meme, Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet.

I just checked my Goodreads account and the number of books I have listed total 1847 (plus the three I have just received in the mail today), for a total of 1850 titles. The Bibliotaphe Closet is officially stuffed!

Here’s what I received since Thursday of last week:

Books for Review:


Thank you to Constable & Robinson

for a copy of Monsieur by Emma Becker to be published on November 1, 2012.

Monsieur is the hugely powerful and evocative semi-autobiographical story of a passionate affair between a twenty-one-year old student and a plastic surgeon twice her age. – From the Monsieur press release.



Thank you to the author, Martin Dukes

for providing me with a signed copy of his new book, Caught in a Moment, published by Parola Press.

Caught in a Moment is the story of Alex Trueman, a teenager who daydreams himself unwittingly into the strange world of Intersticia. This is a world outside of ordinary time, that exist in the slender intervals between instants… – Caught in a Moment back cover.


Books I’ve Won:


Thank you to Jenna from Coffee, Books, and Me blog and Tor Teen

for the copy of The Book of the Night by Pearl North for the The Book of the Night Giveaway Contest.

On the world of the Libyrinth, life has become a balancing act for Haly and the rest of the Libyrarians. Queen Thela, the proud, cruel ruler of Ilysies, has kidnapped the young healer Po and taken from him the Lion’s Bloom, a magical pen that can literally rewrite reality…. – From The Book of the Night inside flap.


Thank you to Lisa of Bookworm Lisa and the author Cami Checketts

for an e-copy of the book, Dead Running for the Dead Running Giveaway Contest.

Cassidy Christensen is running. Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents. Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable. Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness. With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have  someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future. – Book description.



Thank you to Kathy from I Am a Reader, Not a Writer blog and T.M. Souders, author of Freedom Road

for the $50 Amazon Gift Certificate as the winner of the Freedom Road Book Blast Giveaway!

I’m not sure what I’ll be buying just yet, but I trust that the GC will be put to good use!


The Bibliotaphe Closet is officially “stuffed!”

Of your book collection, what percentage of it comes from giveaway contests?

Are you as obsessed as I am about entering book giveaways?



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