Month: January 2014

ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

ARC Book Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty absolutely blew me away. So much so that roughly a week later, I’m still too speechless to write a review. I don’t know how to talk about this book without gushing. How to express in words just how much I loved it. But here we go. I will make a valiant effort. That promo comparison “Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast”? Yeah, forget that. That’s not going to work for this book. If anything, it’s Greek mythology meets Beauty and the Beast. Though I have not yet read Graceling, I feel like many other readers were kind of deceived with the comparison. This […]

Posted January 20, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

Book Haul #5: The One Where I Flail About Contemporaries

I’ve finally accumulated enough books again to be worth sharing and YES I decided to show them to you in a VLOG. *screams* This is my first vlog since September or so. So that’s interesting. But it was actually really fun, so I’m going to try to keep doing this for book hauls. Also, book hauls with 9 books = so much easier than book hauls with 24 books. So let’s not do that again. Purchased How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer Graceling by Kristin Cashore The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken The Demigod Diaries by Rick Riordan Being Sloane […]

Posted January 19, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 14 Comments
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Manga Series Review: Hana-Kimi

Manga Series Review: Hana-Kimi

Hana-Kimi, or its official title Hanazakari no Kimi Tachi e, or its English title For You in Full Bloom, was the first manga of our manga project, and it was a great way to kick-off the project. Hana Kimi is a great manga if you want to test the waters and try it out. It uses the tropes we love, introduces you to the wonderful ridiculousness, and gives you a punch in the feels. Hana-Kimi tells the story of Ashiya Mizuki who disguises herself as a boy to enroll in an all boys’ school in Japan and that way get closer to her idol, Sano […]

Posted January 18, 2014 by Debby in Manga Series Reviews, Reviews / 5 Comments
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How To Manage Your Book Inventory & TBR

How To Manage Your Book Inventory & TBR

Last week’s How To was a great success, and I really wan to thank all your kind comments about it 🙂 It was nice to see how many people rushed off to make spreadsheets of their own that night, haha, and I myself got inspired as well to embark on my next spreadsheeting journey. Since posts have recently appeared about managing your shelves and culling books, for example by Jamie, I thought I could give my tips on how to keep this organized and help in your decision making. A Spreadsheet to Organize Your Inventory & TBR As always, I am using Google Docs, so […]

Posted January 17, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 22 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

ARC Book Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

When I heard that there would be a genuine hardcore science fiction space opera coming in the Young Adult genre, I immediately had to jump on it. I had to have that shit. And in many ways it really lived up to my expectations. Certain parts were a bit lackluster, but overall it was an exciting thrill ride. Avalon tells the story of a group of teenagers who work for a crime boss, Hammer. Jeth, the leader of the group, heads the latest mission to a Bermuda Triangle-like region of space, the Belgrave, where they are assigned to pick up a stranded ship. Quickly, shenanigans […]

Posted January 16, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #16: Keeping Yourself Unbiased

Book Nerd Problems #16: Keeping Yourself Unbiased

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #16. Keeping Yourself Unbiased Book Nerd Problems returns! Did you miss me? Hopefully it won’t take 5 months again until the next post *cough* but in any case, I have a discussion for you today. Because this is something I’ve been thinking about lately. It’s probably more applicable to book bloggers than to readers, but it’s something that I desperately want to hear some thoughts about. There’s quite a bit of pressure here in the book blogging world to connect with as many bloggers as […]

Posted January 15, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 31 Comments
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Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

Top Ten 2014 Debuts I’m Excited For

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. Last year, I did this topic, and I read 8 out of the 10 I chose. Of those 8, only 3 made it above 3 oranges. I’m scared I jinxed these books. So… I’m a bit hesitant. But I still want to showcase a few debuts I’m definitely looking forward to. I’m not going for ten, because I honestly don’t know about many debuts so far, and I don’t want to fill up my list with debuts I’m casually sort of kind of debating having an […]

Posted January 14, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 22 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

ARC Book Review: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton

Almost a full year I have been suffering the desperate longing for this book, after Everbound tore out my heart and smashed it into pieces with its killer cliffhanger. I managed to get my hands on an ARC and had to read it right away. There was no other option. Then, save for the first 60 pages, I read it in one sitting. It was a pageturner, so at first thought I really liked it. However, the more I thought about it, the more things I thought of that just didn’t really work for me. In the end, I’m settling at 3 oranges, though I […]

Posted January 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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