Month: February 2014

Music Match-Up #3: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Music Match-Up #3: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

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! The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer In the wake of Cress‘s release this week, it’s fair enough to say that everyone’s buzzing about The Lunar Chronicles. And it’s easy to see why: it is an absolutely brilliant series. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it (FIX IT ASAP), this is a series of science fiction fairytale retellings. It features brilliant world building, an awesome and action-filled plot, brilliant twists on fairy tales we know and love, […]

Posted February 7, 2014 by Debby in Music Match-Up / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Book Review: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

After I completely fell head over heels in love with Meant to Be, Being Sloane Jacobs went on my absolute-must-have list. Not to mention how awesome the premise sounded: I mean, it’s pretty much The Parent Trap, one of my favorite movies as a kid. So it was easy to predict that I would seriously enjoy this book, and I definitely did. So Being Sloane Jacobs follows Sloane Emily and Sloane Devon as they decide to switch places in their summer camps. Sloane Emily, the figure skater, goes to hockey camp, and Sloane Devon, the hockey player, goes to figure skating camp. It’s told from […]

Posted February 6, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #17: Spoilers

Book Nerd Problems #17: Spoilers

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #17. Spoilers This morning I was just scrolling along my merry way, checking out Top Ten Tuesday posts, and the first one I clicked on spoiled me for a major plot event in a series which I’ve started and have been meaning to finish at some point. Guys. Guys. CAN WE NOT? I’ve struggled with it before, but this is just NOT COOL. I’m not standing for it anymore, so time for me to make a PSA: PLEASE STOP WITH THE SPOILERS. Where I expect […]

Posted February 5, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 29 Comments
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Top Ten Books That Have Made Me Cry

Top Ten Books That Have Made Me Cry

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I had to tweak the title of this TTT just a little bit because I have a cold black heart. I hardly ever cry at books, and when I do, it’s for reasons that wouldn’t work on many other people. I usually just cry when I really relate to a character and what they’re going through. So it’s usually contemporaries. But also, this means that when a book achieves this nigh impossible feat of putting tears in my eyes, they also get a spot on my […]

Posted February 4, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 15 Comments
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Book Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

Book Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer

I picked up How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True because (1) I was in need of some wonderful fluff, and (2) I loved Smart Girls Get What They Want so hard. Sarah Strohmeyer really knows how to get you giggly and relaxed, but ultimately this one never really reached the “amazing” level. How Zoe tells the story of Zoe, a high school girl, who is slowly recovering from the loss of her mother, and decides to spend the summer interning at a Fairyland Kingdom theme park. She quickly becomes selected to be the personal assistant of the “Queen” – the head boss. She’s […]

Posted February 3, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Haul #6: The 2nd Boekenfestijn Edition

Book Haul #6: The 2nd Boekenfestijn Edition

“Your last book haul was two weeks ago, Debby!” Yeah, yeah, I know, shut up. I have a book buying problem and I’m owning it. But Boekenfestijn happened, so can you blame me? I regret nothing. Purchased Evertrue by Brodi Ashton A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle Jenna & Jonah’s Fauxmance by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? by Sloane Tanen Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer For Review The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (Thank you Farrar, Straus […]

Posted February 2, 2014 by Debby in Book Hauls, Vlogs / 6 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: January 2014

January 2014: a fresh start! A new year! Finally! This month was marked by boredom at work, due to being in between projects, procrastination on my thesis, and TONS of exciting new releases. Overall… I think that’s okay. I read 9 books (3,599 pages; average rating: 3.56) and posted 11 reviews and 13 other posts. January Reads Books Read: Evertrue by Brodi Ashton Witch Finder by Ruth Warburton Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Avalon by Mindee Arnett Uninvited by Sophie Jordan The House of Hades by Rick Riordan How Zoe Made Her Dream (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill […]

Posted February 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 8 Comments
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