Month: August 2014

Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I knew this book would be a hit with me right from the start for the simple reason that I love the premise. I mean, I love show biz, particularly singing, I love the celebrity romance trope, and this year I’ve been completely obsessed with the TV show Nashville. So teenage country music star on the road, behind the scenes romance with a swoony singer guy? I was ALL for it. Seriously though, I loved the authentic depiction of the premise. All of the road trip adventures, behind the scenes at gigs, having to deal with the press… It was so reminiscent of Nashville, and […]

Posted August 15, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #22: I Cannot Be Concise In My Reviews! TOO MANY FEELS.

Book Nerd Problems #22: I Cannot Be Concise In My Reviews! TOO MANY FEELS.

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #22. I Cannot Be Concise In My Reviews! TOO MANY FEELS. Hello dear book nerds! Recently, I’ve discovered that I am an utter fail at keeping my reviews short. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t seem to matter what book and what rating, but once I start typing, I just do not manage to STOP until I suddenly have 7 paragraphs of text and am off on various tangents. I know a lot of people can easily rant and rave about the very […]

Posted August 14, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 20 Comments
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ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

ARC Book Review: A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall

As soon as I heard the premise of the book, I was sold. This book would have a 95% chance of success for me. 14 point of views all shipping two real life people, trying to get them together? SO PERFECT SO CUTE MUST HAS. Then that cover was revealed and my GRABBY HANDS came out to play. All my instincts were 100% correct: this book is adorable, feel good, happy making, and incredibly entertaining. So the premise of A Little Something Different is that Gabe and Lea, two college students sharing a creative writing class, are just perfect for each other – but both […]

Posted August 13, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. For this topic, I decided to focus on books that I don’t own already but I’m sort of debating purchasing. So, if you play your cards right, your comments on this post could potentially incite some book buying. Ain’t nothing better, right? Good luck. 1. Landry Park by Bethany Hagen This one sounds like it could be really good OR a train wreck. The comparison to The Selection is what worries me. I don’t want a dystopia just to be a backdrop for #firstworldproblems. But I […]

Posted August 12, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 26 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

ARC Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

As a primarily young adult reader, I never seem to pay much attention to the adult titles coming out. As such, I was infinitely glad when Gaby brought The Miniaturist to my attention at BEA, and even gladder when Christina consented to give me her copy ♥ This really was an enchanting and atmospheric read, well out of my comfort zone, but thereby even more rewarding. My desire to read The Miniaturist came from one big factor: it’s historical fiction set in the Netherlands. I’m from the Netherlands! Hey! That sounds perfect. What was even more enchanting, however, is that the plot involves this dollhouse […]

Posted August 11, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Book Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Book Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

So much about my reading experience with Epic Fail is an epic fail, indeed: I was going to buddy read it with Christina – but wound up reading it weeks ahead of her; I didn’t write a review right away; and mere weeks after the fact, when Christina did finally read it, I couldn’t remember a single bit so we couldn’t really discuss it at all. As such, this review will not be my best. But! I’m happy to say that Epic Fail itself is NOT an epic fail, and I still quite enjoyed it. So Epic Fail is a contemporary retelling of Pride and […]

Posted August 10, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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How To Manage A Blog (& Reading) Schedule

How To Manage A Blog (& Reading) Schedule

As I’ve jumped straight back into the deep end of blogging, I’ve been doing a lot of planning to make sure that I get all the posts I want up on time, so I thought I’d talk a bit about how I’m doing that today, in hopes it might help some other bloggers! I’m not saying this is the one and only way, but it’s a method I’m using to keep myself organized and to not crumble under the pressures of ALL THE POSTS THAT NEED TO BE WRITTEN. So let’s go! My Blogging Google Calendar The method to my madness is a Google calendar […]

Posted August 9, 2014 by Debby in How To's / 35 Comments
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Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

Book Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

By now, if you follow my blog, you may have realized that I’m really discovering – and loving – the New Adult genre this year. That’s because FINALLY (*stands up and cheers*) NA books like Boomerang are coming out: books that are sexy, fun, flirty, personally relevant with new adult situations/feelings, and not bogged down in drama or trauma. First up is the personal relevance – Boomerang has it a shit ton for me. That’s not to say that I engage in one-night stands, but for the past year, I was a marketing intern! I loved seeing that – in fact, I haven’t really read […]

Posted August 8, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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