Month: June 2013

Monthly Digest: June 2013

Monthly Digest: June 2013

June 2013: the month of good reads and interviews…I’m finally joining in on this trend of having a monthly wrap-up. Why? Well I like summaries of stuff, and I’d like to share little real-life tidbits in a post like this as well. Let me know what you think though, if this is a feature worth adding.In June, I read a total of 11 books and posted 9 reviews & 5 discussions. After going through a reading slump with review copies that were disappointment after disappointment, I’m glad to say I have finally recovered, and I discovered a new gem that now holds a place on my […]

Posted June 30, 2013 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Book Review: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered came to my notice with only the highest recommendations from Amber (and Judith), and thus there was a considerable amount of hype and expectations built up for me. Did the book meet those expectations? Not entirely. However, all the same, Altered is an action-packed thrill ride with some pretty awesome characters. I did enjoy it immensely. One thing really kept me from finding this the “asdfjkl; awesome” book I thought it would be, and that would be… Anna and Sam. Both characters, to me, were rather boring. Anna, as the main character, didn’t really have that spark to make me love her. Though she certainly did […]

Posted June 29, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #13: Book Borrowing Etiquette

Book Nerd Problems #13: Book Borrowing Etiquette

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#13. Book Borrowing EtiquetteAs you probably know by now, this week, I borrowed Vampire Academy from Judith. At a certain point, I mentioned to her that I would very much have liked to throw the book across the room. But, of course, I didn’t. And I reassured her that I wouldn’t. Because that’s just bad book borrowing etiquette. YES. There is an etiquette to this. Someone’s doing you a favor by lending you their book, so you’ve got to teach it with respect! I mean, who here […]

Posted June 28, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 53 Comments
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Book Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Book Review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I start this review with the utmost trepidation because… well here’s a book that pretty much every YA reader on the planet loves. It has crazy amounts of crazy fans and, well, I didn’t think it was fantastic. It wasn’t bad either. It did make me want to bash my head against the wall at some points (we’ll get to that), but some other points were genuinely good. But did it have me jumping out of my chair, bursting with joy, ecstatic about the awesome? Far from it. Let’s add some context of my reading situation, because I don’t want to lead you on. I am […]

Posted June 27, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 25 Comments
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Debut-a-Thon Goals & Updates

Debut-a-Thon Goals & Updates

It’s time! It’s time! I’m super excited to be participating in my first ever read-a-thon, hosted by my bookish twin, Amber. You can read all about the event here and the schedule here. It’s just past midnight here, so I can get cracking! The event lasts until 23:59 on June 30th. I will be updating this post throughout the event to show my progress, so check back if interested. No daily posts from me, since I’m not interested in spamming all my readers.My goal is to read 2 debuts. Why so few? I actually have a ton of work to do on my thesis this […]

Posted June 26, 2013 by Debby in Read-a-thons / 19 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #32: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Waiting on Wednesday #32: Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Tumble & FallAuthor: Alexandra CouttsRelease Date: September 17th, 2013Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan)Pages: 384   A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginningsThe world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.Alexandra Coutts’s TUMBLE & FALL is a […]

Posted June 26, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 12 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #17: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #17: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far In 2013

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’ve Read So Far In 2013I’ve been so excited for this topic, guys, like you wouldn’t believe. I mean, I love being a book pusher. It makes me quite happy. So anyway, since I am an OCD list-type person, I’ve actually been keeping a ranking of all the books I’ve read this whole year so that this post wouldn’t be so hard to make. And, well, I just like rankings. So far, in 2013, I’ve read 44(!!!) books. Sitting comfortably on #44 is, of […]

Posted June 25, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

ARC Book Review: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Oh dear. After Eden, what can I say? Perhaps I can start with that I should have known better. I was tempted by the time traveling, the starry cover, which all hint to the kind of sci-fi I easily fall for. But I should have paid more attention to the obvious instalove inherent in the synopsis. I should have listened to my gut. While to a certain extent I really liked the sci-fi part of this, it was wrapped up in this sadly irritating instalove coating with a stupid main character. I guess I might as well start with the main character, Eden, who fills […]

Posted June 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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