The Keys To My Heart #8: Illustrated Covers

The Keys To My Heart #8: Illustrated Covers

September 20, 2014 Discussions, The Keys to My Heart 1

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #8. Illustrated Covers Recently I was talking with Christina from A Reader of Fictions. She’d just read Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan and was convinced I’d like it too. My first reaction? THE COVERS OF THE SERIES DON’T MATCH THOUGH. Seriously, Unspoken had the cutest illustrated cover, but when the sequel came out, they… Read more »

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Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

September 19, 2014 Audiobook Reviews, Reviews 2 ★★★½

Those of you who’ve been around for a bit longer may remember my adventures in reading Vampire Academy as a vampire hater, practically on a dare. Though I found the overall experience likable enough, I wasn’t exactly over the moon enough to binge the series right away – and I certainly didn’t understand the hype. But this is where a different format can totally come in to save the day!… Read more »

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Book Nerd Problems #25: I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books!

Book Nerd Problems #25: I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books!

September 18, 2014 Book Nerd Problems, Discussions 14

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #25. I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books! Up until recently, I had always been a serial monogamist when it came to books. I would devote all my time reading one book until it was finished and then moved on to the next one. BUT. With so many September… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

September 17, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★★

Lies We Tell Ourselves is easily one of the most buzzed about books of 2014 and for good reason. This book is so incredibly important. It’s a book about an icky time in our history, but it’s still so relevant to societal issues going on today. It’s a well-written, well-researched debut that should be on everyone’s list. Lies We Tell Ourselves tells the story of Sarah, an African American high… Read more »

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Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

September 16, 2014 Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays 12

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I love this topic! Generally, I like any topic that will prioritize my TBR list though. Anyway, I put one limitation on myself: I didn’t choose any authors who only have one book out so far. So all of these have at least 2 books that have been released. 1. Laini… Read more »

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ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

September 15, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★

M.A. Larson’s debut novel, Pennyroyal Academy, is a charming middle grade story (with some crossover appeal to young adult readers) that is sure to delight readers with its fairy tale lore, magic, and mystery. At the end of the day, this short little story just left me wanting… a bit more. I will say that I was instantly intrigued by the main character. At the beginning of the book, she… Read more »

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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

September 14, 2014 Reviews 5

Why is this a classic? Why is this one of the “great” American novels? Jesus, did this book make me want to throw my e-reader across the room. I don’t get it. So, a little bit of context: I read this for one of my book club’s classics months. I had heard from multiple people that it’s horrible, and that I would not enjoy it, but I was curious anyway…. Read more »

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Is It Okay To Change Your Ratings Over Time?

Is It Okay To Change Your Ratings Over Time?

September 13, 2014 Discussions, Question Time 14

Since I recently went through all my old reviews to update their formatting and add them to my review archive, I couldn’t help but notice that some of my ratings were a little… strange. Mostly, they were inflated. And I might have adjusted some of them where I saw fit, because I couldn’t help but feel like those books… deserved it. Some may consider this a faux pas. I mean,… Read more »

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