4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Pop the champagne and toss up the confetti – today, Snuggly Oranges is 4 years old!!! Holy crap guys. I am simultaneously impressed and shocked, and at the same time, I’m shrugging this off because it’s not really a big deal. I don’t have trouble sticking with hobbies, and I was blogging long before I ended up here. So it makes sense that I’d still be here. I’ve never really celebrated a “blogiversary” before, but with four years… this blog is a college graduate! It seems like the right time to do some reflecting. In four years I… Posted 756 times. Read 411 books. Reviewed […]

Posted October 20, 2016 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Can I just start off by saying, “OH MY GOD.” Because honestly, that’s how this series makes me feel time and time again. Empire of Storms is by no means perfect, but it is nonetheless further cementing the series’ status as one of my all-time favorites that will be reread to death and recommended till the end of time. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this review, you have a base amount of knowledge about the Throne of Glass series and you’ve probably read up to at least Queen of Shadows, so if you’re extremely averse to any kind of hint or spoiler, you may […]

Posted October 18, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Haul #39: Hyped Up New Releases

Book Haul #39: Hyped Up New Releases

I had this impression that I didn’t buy very many books over the past month, but um. Well new releases. What can I say? September & October are both the best and the worst. I received 3 books in the mail just this morning. Soooo yeah, this is not the smallest haul of all time, but they’re all books that I’m crazy excited about. Purchased Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling: Obvious buy is obvious. But having this means I’m ready to start my Harry Potter reread. Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: It took forever to get […]

Posted October 15, 2016 by Debby in Book Hauls / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

Roughly one year after its release, I finally got around to Queen of Shadows. To say that the hype surrounding this series is intimidating at times would be a massive understatement. And though I remembered absolutely loving the previous books, my hatred for hype scared me off for a while. But I dove in, doing a full series reread and getting to Queen of Shadows riding my full tidal wave of feels – and that was a very good decision indeed. Rereading definitely helped me so much. I mean, this is a massive series, the books are getting steadily more chunky, and there’s just so […]

Posted October 11, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

ARC Book Review: My Unscripted Life by Lauren Morrill

I think I’ve surrendered myself to the fact that I will never not be attracted to a celebrity romance premise. It’s turning out to be kind of a curse, because for the life of me, it seems like I just can’t find one that’s good. Indeed, even My Unscripted Life, written by an author I have loved before, fell short. This story follows Dee, a high school student who fills up her summer by working as a PA on set of a movie after she got rejected from a precollege fine arts project. There, she meets teen heartthrob Milo Ritter – who she has of […]

Posted October 8, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve been a fan of the Throne of Glass series for a long time, but I had always skipped the novellas… till now. I’m just not always a novella person – I’m naturally skeptical about how much they add if they were cut from the actual books for a reason. Well. This is probably the best collection of novellas I’ve ever read, and I think they definitely add to the series in a positive way. The Assassin and the Pirate Lord: 4.5/5 This was a fantastic way to dive back into the Throne of Glass universe. It instantly reminded me of everything I love about […]

Posted October 6, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

ARC Book Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

I was already a fan of Emma Mills’s first book, First & Then. It was cute and happy and romantic, and so I thought, this is an author I should keep an eye on. I did NOT think that she would level up so supremely for her sophomore title. This Adventure Ends is heartfelt, lovely, and so, so meaningful. Sloan is a soul friend. I mean this in the sense of the side characters that she befriends, but also because she’s such an understandable and relatable character. Her voice is awesome, and her personality is one that just instantly draws you (and other people) to […]

Posted October 4, 2016 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: September 2016

September 2016: Woohoo, I woke up and September ended. September kinda sucked. Blah blah. Except for the books. September Reads Books Read: The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (re-read) Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (re-read) Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (re-read) Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (audio) Book of the Month: September Stats Total books read: 8 Total pages read: 3,338 Average rating: 4.2 2/8 (25%) standalones, 6/8 […]

Posted October 2, 2016 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
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