Category: The Keys to My Heart

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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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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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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The Keys To My Heart #7: Parallel Universes

The Keys To My Heart #7: Parallel Universes

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #7. Parallel Universes If you’ve been around the blog and have read my Top Ten Tuesday posts, you’ve probably noticed a trend among some of my favorite books. I am in love with the concept of parallel universes. It instantly puts books on my radar and more often than not, I absolutely love them. What I define as a parallel universe story: basically, the main character goes through two different timelines or exists in two (or more) worlds that are very similar, but differ in some way. For example: […]

Posted September 11, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 19 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #6: The ‘Pretty Dress’ Cover

The Keys to My Heart #6: The ‘Pretty Dress’ Cover

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #6. The ‘Pretty Dress’ Cover Ha HA, you thought this series of posts was dead, didn’t you? Well I just found my list of topic ideas so I can carry on as I wish now. 😛 (So mature.) Anywayyyy – today, I’m talking about the “pretty dress” cover. I KNOW, WHAT A CLICHÉ, amirite? I think everyone in the YA readersphere has complained about this at some point. The thing is, I am one of the most superficial and shallow book collectors out there, so I’m not going to […]

Posted August 16, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 19 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #5: Surprises Under the Cover

The Keys to My Heart #5: Surprises Under the Cover

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart. #5. Surprises Under the Cover I know it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done one of these happier discussion posts, but with recent book purchases I got inspired and just HAD to write about this. I definitely prefer physical books to e-books. Although I don’t have much shelf space, I just love seeing the final product with all its design elements and everything. What I love most is this current trend for publishers to hide some sort of nice surprise design under the dust jacket. I get ridiculously happy when […]

Posted February 27, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 23 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #4: Maps

The Keys to My Heart #4: Maps

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.#4. MapsOne thing that will definitely catch my eye and get me to pick up a book is a map. I am such a geek. I am very much inclined towards the fantasy genre in the first place, but then they make these beautiful maps and… I just can’t resist! There’s something about the intricate details that just immediately convinces me this is high quality stuff. Here are some of my favorites: (click to enlarge any of them!)Exhibit 1: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThis should be an […]

Posted July 28, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 29 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #3: Awesome Cover Typography

The Keys to My Heart #3: Awesome Cover Typography

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.#3. Awesome Cover TypographyA fair few time I’ve confessed that I am a cover whore. I try to live by “don’t judge a book by its cover” but I want the prettiessssss! So I’ll probably dissect my love for covers into a few different of these Keys to My Heart posts, as there are a few separate elements that I absolutely love.So cover element #1: typography. Creative fonts and letters are attractive, man. It can make a cover stand out, it can be that differentiating factor that will make me […]

Posted July 5, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 24 Comments
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