In My Mailbox (1)

Welcome to In My Mailbox, hosted each week by The Story Siren. I really wanted to join in with this topic so that I can squee over the new books I collect each week! This first installment actually covers books I’ve acquired since the start of Februrary. I hope...
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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Goodreads) Author:   Laini Taylor Rating: Series: Book 1 of 3 (planned and unnamed) Genre: YA Fantasy Published: Hachette Book Group, 2011 Pages: 418 Paper copies: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Book Depository E-copies: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Ebooks.com “Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The...
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Challenges for 2012

Book bloggers love to sign up for Challenges – I’ve noticed this as I’ve visited a load of new blogs lately, and seems like a brilliant way to expand your usual reading habits to include new genres and types of story you might enjoy. Thanks must go to Hannah...
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Review: Snuff, Terry Pratchett

Title: Snuff (Goodreads) Author:   Terry Pratchett Rating:  Series: Discworld, No 39 Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy Published: Doubleday, 2011 Pages: 378 Paper copies (hardback): Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Book Depository E-copies: Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Ebooks.com It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And...
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Year of the Dragon Reading

It seems that 2012 is an auspicious time to be starting a blog about fantasy books – not only is it the Australian National Year of Reading, but it is also the lunar year of the Dragon! National Year of Reading 2012 is the National Year of Reading in...
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Review: The Dragonbone Chair, Tad Williams

For my first review, I re-read an old favourite of mine. This review was originally guest posted on Once Upon a Time. ~~ Title: The Dragonbone Chair (Goodreads) Author:   Tad Williams Rating:  Series: Memory, Sorrow and Thorn – Book 1 of 4 Genre: YA/Adult Fantasy Published: Legend Press, 1988 Pages:...
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Welcome

Hello and welcome to The Oaken Bookcase! My name is Angelya and I’m a bookworm. I love to lose myself in other worlds, other times and other places. In this blog I intend to post reviews of the books that I read. I mainly read Fantasy – high, urban,...
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