Month: April 2013

Book Nerd Problems #8: Creative Shelving

Book Nerd Problems #8: Creative Shelving

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#8. Creative ShelvingOne thing that makes me really sad actually to be a book nerd right NOW is that I live in one room, and that totally limits the space I have for books. I keep buying them regardless, and now all my shelves are filled, and aside from that there‘s random piles of books on the floor, in storage cupboards, on top of bookcases, etc. Obviously, living in one room tires really fast, and I constantly dream about the day that I’ll have […]

Posted April 27, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

ARC Book Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

No. No no no no no. No no. No. This book is one of the worst I have ever read. Hell, it may well be the worst. Save yourself the inevitable frustration and disappointment of reading this book. Please. Do yourself a favor. Let me tell you why. Cue my longest review ever. After only 15%, my gut told me to throw my e-reader across the room and give up. But I am not one to easily DNF books, and I really felt I should review this one. So I kept on going. But this isn’t going to be pretty guys. I’ll throw in some […]

Posted April 26, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 61 Comments
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Wainting on Wednesday #23: The Originals by Cat Patrick

Wainting on Wednesday #23: The Originals by Cat Patrick

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: The OriginalsAuthor: Cat PatrickRelease Date: May 7th, 2013Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPages: 304   A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets… until they discovered a shocking family secret. They’re actually closer than sisters, they’re clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has […]

Posted April 24, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 17 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I DidHow about a little post of bitterness? Yeah, here are some books that just didn’t meet my expectations. (I’ve only focused on the MORE because I feel like praising the books I liked more than I expected would be the equivalent of beating a dead horse. You all know my favorites.)1. Across the Universe by Beth RevisThis freaking book. It’s on number one because I’m still amazed that there’s a pure space travel sci-fi book […]

Posted April 23, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 1 Comment
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ARC Book Review: Transparent by Natalie Whipple

ARC Book Review: Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Let me start by saying that the tagline “X-Men meets the Godfather” is cruelly misleading. Of course, we should know that with taglines by now, but they’re still deceptive. The inherent action and intrigue implied by that tagline is really only present in the first 10% and the last 10%. What do we have in the middle? A contemporary-like romance with some supernatural elements thrown in there in an attempt to create a deep story that kind of just fails in the execution. The beginning of the novel I can best describe as weaksauce. Fiona, the invisible girl, lives in a world where all kinds […]

Posted April 21, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #7: The Mid-Series Novella

Book Nerd Problems #7: The Mid-Series Novella

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#7. The Mid-Series NovellaI’m sorry for my recent absence with Book Nerd Problems, but I’m back, and hopefully I can keep up this time. I think everybody and their mother has covered this topic in any kind of book blogger discussion, but maybe you’d still like to see my view on things with a couple of lovely gifs thrown in there.It’s not just the publishing industry, but business in general. Perhaps particularly in the entertainment industry, with all forms of media, once something is […]

Posted April 19, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 30 Comments
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Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Ultraviolet is one of those books that I saw everywhere. All of my blogging friends and people I follow loved it, pretty much. So it was on my radar for a while, but I kept putting it off because… I was scared. Scared it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But I will never do that again. This book was amazing and I’m pretty much demanding that everyone reads it. Time for a different kind of review. Are you tired of lackluster writing in YA? Read Ultraviolet. The darkness behind my eyelids was thick and stank of chemicals, as though someone had poured black oil […]

Posted April 18, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #22: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

Waiting on Wednesday #22: Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: InvisibilityAuthor: Andrea Cremer and David LevithanRelease Date: May 7th, 2013Publisher: Philomel (Penguin)Pages: 358   Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of […]

Posted April 17, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 16 Comments
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