Month: September 2014

Book Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

Book Review: The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise

The Boyfriend App came to me highly recommended by Christina, and judging by how often we agree on contemporary romances, it did not take much for me to bite and put this on my TBR list. Then Gaby graciously gave me her extra copy, because she is the bestest, and I couldn’t resist sneaking it into my TBR pile soon after. This book was entertaining FOR SURE, but also just a bit… odd. What makes The Boyfriend App so hard to place is that it’s clearly a story in two parts. The first part shows Audrey’s first efforts to create an app for the Public […]

Posted September 21, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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The Keys To My Heart #8: Illustrated Covers

The Keys To My Heart #8: Illustrated Covers

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #8. Illustrated Covers Recently I was talking with Christina from A Reader of Fictions. She’d just read Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan and was convinced I’d like it too. My first reaction? THE COVERS OF THE SERIES DON’T MATCH THOUGH. Seriously, Unspoken had the cutest illustrated cover, but when the sequel came out, they did a mid-series redesign and made it look like every other paranormal book series ever. This got us on the topic of illustrated covers. They are so freaking delightful. It’s just so much more creative […]

Posted September 20, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 14 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Frostbite by Richelle Mead

Those of you who’ve been around for a bit longer may remember my adventures in reading Vampire Academy as a vampire hater, practically on a dare. Though I found the overall experience likable enough, I wasn’t exactly over the moon enough to binge the series right away – and I certainly didn’t understand the hype. But this is where a different format can totally come in to save the day! I’m SO glad I decided to listen to this on audio. It has multiple benefits for me. First, I didn’t feel like I was spending that much time or concentration on it because I could […]

Posted September 19, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #25: I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books!

Book Nerd Problems #25: I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books!

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #25. I’m Cheating On My Book.. With More Books! Up until recently, I had always been a serial monogamist when it came to books. I would devote all my time reading one book until it was finished and then moved on to the next one. BUT. With so many September and October review copies which I wasn’t all enjoying… I’ve started… cheating on my books. GASP. I know. Now, I’m not saying that either book monogamy or book polygamy (if you will) is wrong. It’s […]

Posted September 18, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 22 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

ARC Book Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves is easily one of the most buzzed about books of 2014 and for good reason. This book is so incredibly important. It’s a book about an icky time in our history, but it’s still so relevant to societal issues going on today. It’s a well-written, well-researched debut that should be on everyone’s list. Lies We Tell Ourselves tells the story of Sarah, an African American high school senior, and Linda, her new white classmate, in the period of desegregation. Their school district is fiercely against integration and went so far as to close the schools for half the year to oppose […]

Posted September 17, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I love this topic! Generally, I like any topic that will prioritize my TBR list though. Anyway, I put one limitation on myself: I didn’t choose any authors who only have one book out so far. So all of these have at least 2 books that have been released. 1. Laini Taylor, author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor is my constant shame when it comes to Top Ten Tuesday lists. One of these days I’ll actually make time for her chunky but beautiful […]

Posted September 16, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 15 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

ARC Book Review: Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

M.A. Larson’s debut novel, Pennyroyal Academy, is a charming middle grade story (with some crossover appeal to young adult readers) that is sure to delight readers with its fairy tale lore, magic, and mystery. At the end of the day, this short little story just left me wanting… a bit more. I will say that I was instantly intrigued by the main character. At the beginning of the book, she didn’t even know who she was. She had no name – but one goal in her mind: to join the Pennyroyal Academy. Once there, she finds it’s a school that trains girls (and one boy […]

Posted September 15, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Why is this a classic? Why is this one of the “great” American novels? Jesus, did this book make me want to throw my e-reader across the room. I don’t get it. So, a little bit of context: I read this for one of my book club’s classics months. I had heard from multiple people that it’s horrible, and that I would not enjoy it, but I was curious anyway. That mainly came from two reasons: (1) it’s such a highly regarded classic, and I felt kind of bad not having read it, and (2) it’s noted as having inspired (or at least a large […]

Posted September 14, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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