Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet


By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

The book hoarder in me is still alive and well though I’ve done my best to be a little more self-controlled. And even though I haven’t purchased a slew of books this week, they have (much to my husband’s dismay) come in consistently.

My worry now, seems to be how to house all these literary treasures! I may just have to swallow my pride, bite the bullet and buy an e-reader? I don’t know. I still prefer a tactile read than I do reading online. I’m going to have to see how long I can hold out before getting a Kindle…

Here’s The Bibliotaphe Closet’s latest additions:

Books for Review:

A special thanks to Random House of Canada for providing me with a copy of the following for review:

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The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon, published by Doubleday Canada.


Books I Bought:

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The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling,

published by Little Brown and Company



419 by Will Ferguson, published by Penguin Group Canada



Juliet by Anne Fortier, published by Harper Collins


Of the books listed above, which are you most interested in reading and why?

Which book of the above do you think I should read next?

Do you judge books by their covers?

What have you added to your book collection this week?


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4 thoughts on “Stuffing the Bibliotaphe Closet”

  1. I can’t wait to read The Word Exchange! I’ve heard nothing but good things about it! I have The Casual Vacancy but it’s taking me an embarrassingly long amount of time to read it… Not sure what it is about Rowling’s adult fiction but I haven’t been able to get into them. I’m halfway through The Cuckoo’s Calling too…

  2. 419 has an exotic/hot topic aspect to it, that’s what made it attractive to me. Good pace to the story too. I just don’t quite get how that got to be a Giller Prize winner though.For intricacy of plot, The Casual Vacancy was quite satisfying. I highly recommend it.

    1. The fact that 419 was named a Giller winner is what first attracted me to the book. And while I’m a little hesitant to read J.K. Rowling’s book because I wasn’t sure how she would do with adult fiction, your recommendation certainly helps. Thanks for stopping by!

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