Month: October 2014

Blogger Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Treats à la Harry Potter

Blogger Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Treats à la Harry Potter

Welcome to Year 2 of Blogger Trick-or-Treat, organized by Great Imaginations! And HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m so glad I got to participate last year, with my bookish Halloween costumes, so when the girls asked me to participate again, I was all for it. Then… the terror set in. WHAT DO I WRITE ABOUT?! While some people will use Halloween as an occasion to celebrate anything and everything horror related, I am not one of those people. You see, I’m the biggest scaredy cat around. Things that aren’t even remotely scary will give me nightmares, honestly. To me, Halloween celebrations will always be the cutesy paranormal kind, […]

Posted October 31, 2014 by Debby in Discussions / 11 Comments
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Book Review: The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans

Book Review: The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans

I’ve been meaning to read The Memory of After (previously known as Level 2) for AGES, but it’s one of those books I just never got around to. After meeting and hanging out with Lenore in New York during BEA, I finally decided to really put it on the priority list, and I’m so glad I did! This book is unique and creative, and I’m just kind of… stunned. I’m not a religious person at all, but the idea of the afterlife has always intrigued me. Before you make any assumptions: this book doesn’t carry a heavy religious theme. The fact of the matter is […]

Posted October 30, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

I start this review in acute distress because I’M OUT OF MIRANDA KENNEALLY BOOKS NOW AND WAITING IS HORRENDOUS. *cough* Racing Savannah is another excellent installment in her Hundred Oaks series, with another swoony romance and a great southern vibe. The sport in question for Racing Savannah is horseback riding, which is new to me, but opens the door to so much adorableness. Savannah quickly becomes close to Tennessee Star, a tricky horse with an impressive pedigree. He hates men, but loves Savannah, and the two together… So magical! Also, the whole story takes place at a ranch, which means cowboys, which is like… hell […]

Posted October 29, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

Top Ten Characters Who I Would Totally Want To Be For Halloween

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. “IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEN!” she yells, as if she lives in a country where Halloween means anything. *cough* But, I mean, dressing up is fun anyway. Last year, for Blogger Trick or Treat, I shared some costumes for book nerds, and I gotta say, dressing up as a book character would be the way to go. So many awesome characters. Such badassery. Here are my top picks. 1. Celaena from the Throne of Glass series: Let’s face it, Celaena’s a freaking bad-ass. I’m worried about the silver […]

Posted October 28, 2014 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 9 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Audiobook Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Urgh. Series. Why do you anger me so yet still keep me going. (Adrian.) On the bright side, Spirit Bound was an improvement over Blood Promise, but then again that wasn’t too hard. The RAGE this book filled me with though. Sadly, you do not read Vampire Academy for plot. You read it for swoons. And well. I’m no longer swooning. To be fair, compared to many of the books in the series, Spirit Bound is probably the most action-packed book so far. A lot does happen in this installment. Rose finally graduates from St. Vladimir’s, and she goes around kicking ass. She goes after […]

Posted October 27, 2014 by Debby in Audiobook Reviews, Reviews / 3 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

ARC Book Review: Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

I don’t think there will ever come a day when I’m NOT interested in a teenage celebrity romance story. Seriously. The instant I heard about Famous in Love, I knew I’d be reading it. And I knew that, like most of these stories, it probably wouldn’t end well. This really is guilty pleasure territory (though I somewhat hate that term) because it’s so entertaining while at the same time it’s so horribly bad. To be fair, the first half of Famous in Love is really strong, and I was enjoying myself immensely. Paige is a nobody who somehow lands the lead role in the movie […]

Posted October 24, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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The Keys To My Heart #10: Father-Daughter Relationships

The Keys To My Heart #10: Father-Daughter Relationships

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #10. Father-Daughter Relationships This is a topic that I’ve been saving up for a rainy day, but the time has come. I like my fair share of contemporary reads. I not only like them for the romance though – character growth and family dynamics are just as important. But nine times out of ten, what can absolutely slay me is beautiful father-daughter relationships. On A Personal Note It’s no big mystery to me why this element can inundate me with feels. My dad is probably the most important person […]

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Book Review: Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

Book Review: Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally

I suppose that with every series, it’s natural to encounter a book you like less than the others. It pains me to say that that is Things I Can’t Forget for me. Though I won’t say this book was bad – I still swooned and enjoyed the romance – there were multiple factors that kept me from really connecting with it. Things I Can’t Forget is less sports-focused than the other books in Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks series. Kate used to be a soccer player, but a knee injury put a stop to that. Instead, the story focuses on a summer church camp, where Kate and […]

Posted October 22, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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