Category: Discussions

A Fitting Ending or a Cliché Disappointment?

A Fitting Ending or a Cliché Disappointment?

It’s been ages since there’s been a halfway decent discussion on the blog, and for that I apologize. But inspiration can be hard to come by, and with a busy offline life, it’s hard to find the time to develop the ideas I do have. But here we go. I have a discussion for you. One of my goals for 2015 was to finish up more series – and I’ve been doing extremely well, if I do say so myself. So far this year, I’ve finished up 8 series (ahead on my series-per-month goal), and I’ve been catching up on some others that I already […]

Posted June 18, 2015 by Debby in Discussions / 14 Comments
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I Read for Characters

I Read for Characters

If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know about how I really wasn’t a reader growing up – in fact, I didn’t read much at all before 2012. So now that I’ve been reading steadily, truly a tremendous number of books per year in a wide variety of genres, I’ve been discovering some things about myself as a reader, the first and foremost being… I read for characters. Honestly, you can give me the most elaborate world building and creative story, but if the characters are flat and don’t have a personality, I will quickly lose interest. I’m delighted by complex characters, I […]

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Discussions / 15 Comments
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Top Ten Book Nerd Problems I Have

Top Ten Book Nerd Problems I Have

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. BOOK RELATED PROBLEMS, HUH? WELL THAT’S HARD. *cough* I don’t just want to copy my Book Nerd Problems posts, so I’ll try to mix it up here and there. 1. Overflowing bookshelves Admittedly I do not have this issue so much right at this moment, as I just moved and got a ton of extra shelf space. But sooner or later, we’ll return to how it was back at my old place: books doublestacked, piles on the floor, EVERYWHERE. I’m trying to get better at constantly […]

Posted February 17, 2015 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 11 Comments
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Ship-Defining Quotes – a.k.a. ASDFJKL; MY FEELS

Ship-Defining Quotes – a.k.a. ASDFJKL; MY FEELS

Shipping. Such a wonderful thing. Such a huge hobby of mine. Of course, there are a lot of different types of ships, which I’m planning on writing another discussion post about sometime soon, but today I wanted to focus on one shipping-aspect: when the whole of the ship can be defined by one quote. And any time you hear that quote, you melt. You are one big puddle of feels and you just can’t help it, but whatever, it’s worth it. This phenomenon happens when a spectacularly beautiful ship is complimented by beautiful writing and feeltastic plot moments. So it doesn’t happen ALL the time, […]

Posted December 12, 2014 by Debby in Discussions / 20 Comments
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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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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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One Year of Book Club!

One Year of Book Club!

It’s somewhat hard for me to imagine, but roughly one year ago, I decided to take my book nerdiness to the next level. I’d come to know and meet quite a few YA book bloggers here in the Netherlands, and as you all know: bookish people are the best people. I reached out to them nervously, wondering if they would want to start a book club, and in no time we were regularly meeting, once a month, to discuss books and blogging and plenty of stuff outside those spheres. Though we started out as seven, we were quickly whittled down to 4 members, but I’m […]

Posted October 16, 2014 by Debby in A Personal Note, Discussions / 12 Comments
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The Keys To My Heart #9: Banterfluff

The Keys To My Heart #9: Banterfluff

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #9. Banterfluff If you follow this blog, by now you’ve probably noticed that I am a huge fan of the fluffiest of books. Today, I want to talk about the value of fluffy books (to me) and introduce you to some of my favorite titles so hopefully you can discover and revel in the fluffy as well! The Case For Fluffiness Christina from A Reader of Fictions wrote a post a while back about the fine art of fluff, which I highly suggest that all of you read. I […]

Posted September 30, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 17 Comments
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