Month: August 2013

Monthly Digest: August 2013 (+vlog)

Monthly Digest: August 2013 (+vlog)

August 2013: the month of CRAZY…In August, I became a massive fail. I read a total of 5 books and posted 5 reviews & 1 discussion. … Yeah, I don’t even have a really great excuse. Wait, you know what, working full time is a great excuse. *pouts* I’ve just reached the point of feeling overwhelmed, so I need to take a step backward for a while. Sorry 🙁Monthly Book Haul + Get to Know Me VlogPlease excuse the lame attempts to be funny and the excessive use of cutting. I’m going to pretend I’m not a total n00b and skillfully blame this on me being sick at the […]

Posted August 31, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls, Monthly Wrap-Ups, Vlogs / 0 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #41: Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

Waiting on Wednesday #41: Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: ElusionAuthor: Claudia Gabel and Cheryl KlamRelease Date: March 18th, 2014Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)Pages: 384  Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s […]

Posted August 28, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 6 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #40: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Waiting on Wednesday #40: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: The Promise of AmazingAuthor: Robin ConstantineRelease Date: December 31st, 2013Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)Pages: 320   Wren Caswell is average. Ranked in the middle of her class at Sacred Heart, she’s not popular, but not a social misfit. Wren is the quiet, “good” girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to—only now in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change, but doesn’t know how.Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. Star of the lacrosse team, top of his class, on a fast track to a brilliant future—until he was expelled for […]

Posted August 21, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 7 Comments
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Meeting Neil Gaiman & The Story of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Meeting Neil Gaiman & The Story of The Ocean at the End of the Lane

If you didn’t catch the latest updates on the #GaimanGate fiasco, eventually I was offered the opportunity to go to the Rotterdam event because spots had opened up and I was on the waiting list (or, you know, they saw my blog post). So this past Friday, I had the amazing and exciting opportunity to meet Neil Gaiman.It was… incredible. I felt immensely guilty for not having read his books yet *cough* but the man is just amazing. He has such charisma, and I love his dry sense of humor. I WILL FIX THE NOT HAVING READ HIS BOOKS YET THING SOON.The EventThe organization still […]

Posted August 19, 2013 by Debby in Book Events, Interviews / 10 Comments
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Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Book Review: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door came to my doorstep with a fair amount of hype. *eyes Judith, Cassie* So when the time came and I was eagerly looking for a contemporary romance to lift my spirits, I knew where to turn to. While the beginning was exactly what I was looking for, it quickly petered off, and at the end of the day, due to the high expectations, I was kind of let down. As a contemporary romance, My Life Next Door delivers on the adorability factor. Sam and Jase are definitely cute together. Jase is just about everything you want in a young adult love interest: he’s […]

Posted August 18, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 17 Comments
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Book Review: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: Shut Out by Kody Keplinger

Why does Shut Out get so little love? Admittedly, next to Kody Keplinger’s other two books, this one doesn’t have that same spark of omg-flipping-awesome. But it has a lot of merit, and just like her other books, I enjoyed this romance a whole, whole lot. To think I was expecting it to be really average due to the ratings of my friends… sad! Prospective readers, do not fear! Kody delivers again! Shut Out is another edition of Kody Keplinger clearly proving to the world she knows just what it’s like to be a teenager and what teenagers think/talk about. This book focuses on… sex. At least […]

Posted August 15, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #39: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

Waiting on Wednesday #39: Just One Year by Gayle Forman

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Just One YearAuthor: Gayle FormanRelease Date: October 15th, 2013Publisher: Dutton Children’s (Penguin)Series: Just One Day (#2 of 2)Pages: 384   Can you fall in love in just one day? Can you become a new person? How about in just one year? In JUST ONE DAY and its companion novel JUST ONE YEAR, sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey and easygoing actor Willem De Ruiter are about to find out against a guidebook-worthy array of foreign backdrops. Equal parts romance, coming-of-age-tale, mystery and travel romp (with settings that span from England’s Stratford upon Avon to Paris to Amsterdam to […]

Posted August 14, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 16 Comments
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How Polare, a Dutch Bookstore, Crushed the Dreams of Many Neil Gaiman Fans

How Polare, a Dutch Bookstore, Crushed the Dreams of Many Neil Gaiman Fans

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is a different kind of post than you may be used to on Snuggly Oranges. But it is necessary. Because I, and many other readers and fans, are pissed after having been completely screwed over by Polare.Let’s back up a second though. As you may know, I live in the Netherlands. The Netherlands is, obviously, not a native English speaking country and as such, we don’t get many author events. So as a reader in the Netherlands, I jump at the chance to meet any author. Such a chance presented itself when, roughly a month ago, I discovered that Neil Gaiman […]

Posted August 13, 2013 by Debby in Book Events, Columns / 39 Comments
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