Month: February 2014

ARC Book Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

ARC Book Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Pretty much from page 1, I was in love with this book. It’s humorous, it’s fluffy, it has an awesome ship. I spent most of my time reading it with a smile from ear to ear, and I actually read it all in one day. It was just a great and super adorable read. The perfect cure to the disappointing Death Sworn, both of which I coincidentally buddy read with Christina. It truly was unintentional, but whatever, we had a good time. So Ask Again Later is kind of a parallel universe book in that the main character, Heart, has to choose between two dates […]

Posted February 28, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #5: Surprises Under the Cover

The Keys to My Heart #5: Surprises Under the Cover

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #5. Surprises Under the Cover I know it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done one of these happier discussion posts, but with recent book purchases I got inspired and just HAD to write about this. I definitely prefer physical books to e-books. Although I don’t have much shelf space, I just love seeing the final product with all its design elements and everything. What I love most is this current trend for publishers to hide some sort of nice surprise design under the dust jacket. I get ridiculously happy when […]

Posted February 27, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 23 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

ARC Book Review: Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Death Sworn, oh Death Sworn, with your awesome blurb, I thought this was bound to go well. You reminded me of The Burning Sky, which was one of my favorite reads from last year. But sadly, it just didn’t work out, at all. The prevailing emotion felt during our time together was, sadly, boredom. I ended up surprise buddy reading this one together with Christina, so it’s going to be no surprise that our reviews are rather similar. We were, unfortunately for Death Sworn, in full agreement. The plot kicks off with Ileni becoming the magic teacher to the Assassins “guild”. Right from the start, […]

Posted February 26, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Top Ten Books I Picked Up Because of the Title

Top Ten Books I Picked Up Because of the Title

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. This topic was done back in October 2011, and it’s perfect for me! Seriously, a lot of the time what catches my eye first about a book is the title. Titles can be the deciding factor for me to pick up a book. A lot of the time, they can be quirky and long and immediately give me a sense of the humor that I can expect in the book OR tell me that I’ll be able to relate to it well. Click on each cover […]

Posted February 25, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 12 Comments
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Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

How on earth can one review this book? Seriously. How do you review when the feels are one billion but the story itself was a biiit meh? *sigh* I’m conflicted, but overall, I was very pleased with this series ending. The series will forever be dear to my heart, and Tahereh remains on my auto-buy list. I’m going to attempt to keep this spoiler free, but it’s kind of hard. Obviously this series hinges a lot on the resolution of the love triangle of doooooom. What I love about this love triangle, and what Tahereh executed very well, is that it’s totally integrated in Juliette’s […]

Posted February 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Authors, Let Your Readers Read in Peace

Authors, Let Your Readers Read in Peace

Dear authors, You’re probably thinking, “Oh boy, here we go again, another rant about how we shouldn’t respond to negative reviews.” No. That’s not what this is. I’m not writing a post about that because Bekka from Great Imaginations already said everything I have to say about the subject. I’m here to talk about something else: your Twitter stalking tendencies. Now I know that as an author, you are putting your creation into the world, and it’s only natural to want to know what people are saying about it and, possibly, about you. Social media fuels this flame and leaves this possibility wide open to […]

Posted February 21, 2014 by Debby in Columns / 16 Comments
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Book Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Book Review: Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet, oh Scarlet, how do I love thee? *happy sigh* This book began to get a fair bit of hype when fellow book bloggers got their hands on ARCs of the sequel, Lady Thief, and not long after, it was picked as our next book club book! I have to say, I’m so freaking glad that I didn’t let the hype scare me off on this one, because it is seriously fabulous. So Scarlet is a retelling of Robin Hood, and honestly that already boded well for me. I love Robin Hood, have done ever since The New Adventures of Robin Hood tore my heart […]

Posted February 20, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #19: Paws Off My Favorites! (Favorite Book Hypersensitivity)

Book Nerd Problems #19: Paws Off My Favorites! (Favorite Book Hypersensitivity)

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #19. Paws Off My Favorites! (Favorite Book Hypersensitivity) It’s confession time again. I don’t mean this to offend anyone, but I suffer from an acute case of Favorite Book Hypersensitivity. What I mean by this is that for some of my favorite books, I really cannot handle seeing negative opinions about them. Now I know that all of us have probably at one point or another suffered on Goodreads from fangirls/boys/trolls who come and yell at you over a negative review of their favorite book, […]

Posted February 19, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 18 Comments
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