Blogger Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Treats à la Harry Potter

Blogger Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Treats à la Harry Potter

October 31, 2014 Discussions 2

Welcome to Year 2 of Blogger Trick-or-Treat, organized by Great Imaginations! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m so glad I got to participate last year, with my bookish Halloween costumes, so when the girls asked me to participate again, I was all for it. Then… the terror set in. WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?! While some people will use Halloween as an occasion to celebrate anything and everything horror related, I am… Read more »

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Book Review: The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans

Book Review: The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans

October 30, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I’ve been meaning to read The Memory of After (previously known as Level 2) for AGES, but it’s one of those books I just never got around to. After meeting and hanging out with Lenore in New York during BEA, I finally decided to really put it on the priority list, and I’m so glad I did! This book is unique and creative, and I’m just kind of… stunned. I’m… Read more »

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Book Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

October 29, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

I start this review in acute distress because I’M OUT OF MIRANDA KENNEALLY BOOKS NOW AND WAITING IS HORRENDOUS. *cough* Racing Savannah is another excellent installment in her Hundred Oaks series, with another swoony romance and a great southern vibe. The sport in question for Racing Savannah is horseback riding, which is new to me, but opens the door to so much adorableness. Savannah quickly becomes close to Tennessee Star,… Read more »

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Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

October 28, 2014 Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays 8

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. “IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEN!” she yells, as if she lives in a country where Halloween means anything. *cough* But, I mean, dressing up is fun anyway. Last year, for Blogger Trick or Treat, I shared some costumes for book nerds, and I gotta say, dressing up as a book character would be… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

October 27, 2014 Audiobook Reviews, Reviews 1 ★★

Urgh. Series. Why do you anger me so yet still keep me going. (Adrian.) On the bright side, Spirit Bound was an improvement over Blood Promise, but then again that wasn’t too hard. The RAGE this book filled me with though. Sadly, you do not read Vampire Academy for plot. You read it for swoons. And well. I’m no longer swooning. To be fair, compared to many of the books… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

October 24, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★

I don’t think there will ever come a day when I’m NOT interested in a teenage celebrity romance story. Seriously. The instant I heard about Famous in Love, I knew I’d be reading it. And I knew that, like most of these stories, it probably wouldn’t end well. This really is guilty pleasure territory (though I somewhat hate that term) because it’s so entertaining while at the same time it’s… Read more »

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The Keys To My Heart #10: Father-Daughter Relationships

The Keys To My Heart #10: Father-Daughter Relationships

October 23, 2014 A Personal Note, Discussions, The Keys to My Heart 12

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #10. Father-Daughter Relationships This is a topic that I’ve been saving up for a rainy day, but the time has come. I like my fair share of contemporary reads. I not only like them for the romance though – character growth and family dynamics are just as important. But nine times out of ten,… Read more »

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Book Review: Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

October 22, 2014 Reviews 3 ★★★

I suppose that with every series, it’s natural to encounter a book you like less than the others. It pains me to say that that is Things I Can’t Forget for me. Though I won’t say this book was bad – I still swooned and enjoyed the romance – there were multiple factors that kept me from really connecting with it. Things I Can’t Forget is less sports-focused than the… Read more »

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