Month: November 2013

Book Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Book Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

When I went to London, I was extremely excited to explore the bookstores there. I *may* have created a list beforehand of books I wished most to pick up there. See, I wanted my London book haul to be special, so I wanted to pick up books that were either (a) a UK edition I preferred over the US edition, (b) written by a British author, or (c) set in London/England. When I stood in the bookstores with my list in hand, I quickly realized there was one book I wanted above all others: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill. And it was nowhere to […]

Posted November 30, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

More Than This was introduced to me as being a dystopia. As I started reading, I was puzzled. It wasn’t a dystopia until past halfway into the book. All along the way I was asking myself, “Well then, how would you describe it?” I couldn’t answer my own question. Because More Than This is precisely that unique. There’s no other book like it. And that alone makes it a book worth reading. From the first page, More Than This draws you in. Seth drowns and then… wakes up. All alone in an abandoned world. The beginning is a bit slow, because through flashbacks, you gradually […]

Posted November 29, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 11 Comments
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Music Match-Up #1: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Music Match-Up #1: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Every once in a while, I come across a song that fits perfectly with a book I’ve read. In this new feature, I’ll tell you about them! Just One Day by Gayle Forman At the beginning of the year, I read Just One Day and fell in absolute and complete love with it. Last month I read Just One Year and… well that didn’t go too well. But I’m focusing on the beauty of Just One Day here. Allyson spends one beautiful day in Paris with a stranger, Willem, and falls in love. While it does seem like it would be instalove, they talk about […]

Posted November 28, 2013 by Debby in Music Match-Up / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie

Book Review: Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie

When I was offered to review Seven Deadlies, I thought, “…Cool!” There weren’t many reviews on Goodreads, despite the fact that it was already released, but at least from the summary it sounded like something I would like. With its unique premise of being written like a college admissions letter, combined with the seven deadly sins and some illustrations, this should have been a hit with me. It… wasn’t. And I’m deeply sorry. But it just didn’t work out. Seven Deadlies is set up as seven short stories, each for one of the sins, an introduction and an epilogue. The introduction explains why Perry is […]

Posted November 27, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #23: Top Ten People I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday #23: Top Ten People I’m Thankful For

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Top Ten People I’m Thankful For I was so thrilled when I was planning my comeback and noticed that the first TTT would be this topic. I’ve gone through a tough time lately, but I managed to get through it for a large part due to the amazing support system I have in the blogging community. So it only feels right to give them all thanks right now. 1. Judith from Paper Riot Judith, you should have seen this coming. But you are seriously amazing. :’) […]

Posted November 26, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 11 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Pawn by Aimée Carter

ARC Book Review: Pawn by Aimée Carter

When you first hear of Pawn, I totally wouldn’t blame you if your reaction is, “Oh boy, here we go, yet *another* dystopia…” It may have popped up in my head as well. But I love dystopias a whole whole lot, so I wasn’t ready to give up on the genre just yet. And it turned out quite well – because while it’s not a flawless book, it did have certain qualities that reaffirm my love for the genre. First off, I really like the world Aimee Carter created here. As far as dystopias go, it was well thought out (though maybe not the most […]

Posted November 25, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Snuggly Oranges 2.0

Snuggly Oranges 2.0

Hellooooo book blogosphere! I am back and I return to you with a vengeance. Did you notice? Did you? YES. Snuggly Oranges is now a self-hosted WordPress blog! From indefinite hiatus to STRAIGHT UP LONG TERM COMMITMENT, because THAT IS HOW THE ORANGE ROLLS. You have Christina to thank for that line. WordPress Super duper thanks times infinity to the amazing and wonderful Ashley from Nose Graze, who offered to move me to WordPress. I’m pretty sure everyone’s familiar with how amazing she is, but yeah. The idea of moving scared the hell out of me, but she made it completely painless and simple, with […]

Posted November 25, 2013 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News, Giveaways / 48 Comments
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Time to Re-evaluate

Time to Re-evaluate

So. Hi there. You may have noticed that the blog has been incredibly quiet. Basically the only reason something has been posted in the past two weeks is because I was committed to the Halloween event, and I wrote and scheduled my review of Hyperbole and a Half at the beginning of the month, after I read it. And yes, I did take a Twitter holiday for 5 days. It was glorious.To be honest, I’m not feeling it right now. I have seen ugly sides of the blogging community and it got to the point where I logged on, something managed to piss me off within […]

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