Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
This meme “Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet” was inspired by the original meme that I participated in and which many of you may be familiar with: “Stacking the Shelves” hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. My posts will take the format of books and bookish items (including SWAG) that I have:
- received from publishers and/or authors for review
- received as a gift or prize through winning a contest
Books for Review:
I am so thrilled to finally be able to complete my collection of Margaret Atwood’s trilogy, Oryx and Crake. A special thanks to Random House of Canada on behalf of McClelland & Stewart for sending me the last book in the trilogy, MaddAddam, which was published and available on bookshelves on August 27, 2013.
I have completed the book (and the trilogy) and will post my review online soon!
A special thank you to Random House of Canada for these wonderful new releases for review:
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie
The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston
A special thanks to House of Anansi on behalf of Granta for providing me with this book for review:
Secrecy by Rupert Thomson
Books I Bought:
Even though I have a collection of books that surpass what I can probably read in a lifetime, I can’t help but buy more books. There will always be stories to be told and excellent writers to write them. If I was wealthy enough to move and build my own home, I would most likely make it into a large-scale library.
Here are the two books that beckoned and bagged me this month:
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Books I Won:
It’s been my belief that “it never hurts to try” especially when it comes to book contest giveaways. You can’t win, if you don’t play, right?
While I’ve been lucky enough in the past to be randomly chosen by the infamous Rafflecopter or Number Generator or the kindness and generosity of the marketing staff of book publishers that busily tweet on Twitter, I can’t help, but be grateful to win books!
This is what my lucky stars brought me this month:
All I Need by Susane Colasanti
The Lovebird by Natalie Brown
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Muse by Mary Novik
How have you stuffed your reading closet today?
Out of the books I’ve listed above, which ones interest you the most?
Have you read any of the titles yet? What did you think?