♫ Get in line for the sunshine ♫

♫ Get in line for the sunshine ♫

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you might have noticed gradually increasing excitement and restlessness – but the time has finally come: I’m going on vacation! Shortly after this post goes live, I’ll be on a plane on my way to Turkey with my biffle. This is the first proper “relax in the sun and do nothing” vacation I’ve taken in three years, sooo yeah, I’m excited. We’ll be at an all-inclusive resort for 8 days – arguably still short, but hopefully more than enough time to recharge. Sometimes I schedule posts far in advance so the blog continues on even when I’m […]

Posted 27 August, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Travel / 1 Comment
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Most Wanted: September 2015

Most Wanted: September 2015

We’re approaching the end of August, which means it’s almost time for September, which we all know is an EPIC new release month. Seriously, publishers omg. I’ve whittled down my list to the nine books that I’m most excited for, and here – we – go. September 1st Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas: DUH. I actually want to do a series reread before I read this one, which means I probably won’t get to reading it until like November, so spoilers are my enemy. Tell me nothing. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: This one has been getting massive hype, yeah, but I can […]

Posted 25 August, 2015 by Debby in Most Wanted / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

ARC Book Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Oh how I wish I had loved this more. Rae Carson and I have had a kind of rocky relationship till now. Though I wouldn’t say I really disliked the Fire and Thorns series, I was never really impressed, and the hype completely baffled me. Despite that, I decided to give Walk on Earth a Stranger a shot, hoping that different characters in a different setting with a different story would finally let me fall in love with this author like almost all of my friends are. But… unfortunately… I’m still unimpressed. Walk on Earth a Stranger is a perfectly adequate and average novel, but […]

Posted 22 August, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Last year I read and fell in love with Libba Bray’s writing in The Diviners, so even though its sequel counts a daunting 624 pages, I dove right in and got swept up in it all again. Lair of Dreams cements The Diviners as one of my favorite ongoing series. (We won’t speak about the cover catastrophe going on here.) It’s dark, creative, engrossing, frightening, exciting, and so well-written. Lair of Dreams picks up quite soon after The Diviners ended, and it doesn’t spend that much time catching you up – but for once that’s not much of a problem. Both installments of this series […]

Posted 20 August, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors (2015 Edition)

Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors (2015 Edition)

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This was one of the very first Top Ten Tuesday topics I did on the blog – all the way back in 2013. I wrote up my list before looking at that post, and hilariously only ONE author made both versions of the list. I suppose it makes sense – in the meantime I’ve read at least 250 more books and gotten to know so many other authors… and tastes change. These authors I’ve all read multiple books from (if not their entire oeuvres), and something […]

Posted 18 August, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 10 Comments
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Book Haul #25: In Spite of the Pre-Birthday Book Buying Ban

Book Haul #25: In Spite of the Pre-Birthday Book Buying Ban

August is a wonderful month. One in which I usually get my book buying under control, because hey, birthday approaching. Can’t mess with the wishlist and possible doubles, so I’d better just STOP, right? Plus, I bought a REALLY BIG present (non-book related) for myself and that means I’m dead broke. Woohoo! But still, these four books were definitely worth buying. Purchased Demonglass and Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins: After reading and loving Rebel Belle, I knew I had to check out the highly praised Hex Hall series too. I bought book two and three a while back through Abe Books because the hardcovers for […]

Posted 15 August, 2015 by Debby in Book Hauls / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

ARC Book Review: The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz

When I read Hook’s Revenge last year, I had practically no expectations and got one of my favorite books of 2014. So to say that I was excited for the sequel would be a bit of an understatement. The Pirate Code is a brilliant follow-up to Hook’s Revenge, cementing this as one of my favorite middle grade series of all time. The Pirate Code has everything I love most about middle grade books. Jocelyn continues being awesome and adorable. This little girl takes charge of a pirate ship of adults who act like children, and she’s on a mission. She’s going to find her father’s […]

Posted 13 August, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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New Look, New Me!

New Look, New Me!

If you happened to pop onto the blog for the past two days, you may have noticed something’s… different. And if you’re reading this in an email or through Feedly, or something, you might want to just click through and actually visit the site for a change because… Snuggly Oranges has a brand new look! Yes, it has finally happened. After roughly two years with the same look and feel, I finally changed up the blog design. I’ve been itching to since last Christmas, pretty much, but inspiration was so hard to come by, and themes were expensive. Luckily, the Tweak Me v2 theme from […]

Posted 11 August, 2015 by Debby in Blog News / 28 Comments
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