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4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

4 Years of Blogging: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Pop the champagne and toss up the confetti – today, Snuggly Oranges is 4 years old!!! Holy crap guys. I am simultaneously impressed and shocked, and at the same time, I’m shrugging this off because it’s not really a big deal. I don’t have trouble sticking with hobbies, and I was blogging long before I ended up here. So it makes sense that I’d still be here. I’ve never really celebrated a “blogiversary” before, but with four years… this blog is a college graduate! It seems like the right time to do some reflecting. In four years I… Posted 756 times. Read 411 books. Reviewed […]

Posted October 20, 2016 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 6 Comments
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New Look, New Me!

New Look, New Me!

If you happened to pop onto the blog for the past two days, you may have noticed something’s… different. And if you’re reading this in an email or through Feedly, or something, you might want to just click through and actually visit the site for a change because… Snuggly Oranges has a brand new look! Yes, it has finally happened. After roughly two years with the same look and feel, I finally changed up the blog design. I’ve been itching to since last Christmas, pretty much, but inspiration was so hard to come by, and themes were expensive. Luckily, the Tweak Me v2 theme from […]

Posted August 11, 2015 by Debby in Blog News / 29 Comments
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The State of the Blog

The State of the Blog

Hello folks! Welcome to my State of the Blog Address. (I’m so incredibly original, it kills me.) I have always run this blog with 100% honesty, and that’s why today I wanted to let you all know about some changes that will be happening on the blog as soon as next week, and why I believe they are necessary. Hopefully, you’ll understand where I’m coming from, and this will let us all move on to happier blogging times. I’ve been blogging actively here since October of 2012 – more than two and a half years. And in that time a lot of things have changed […]

Posted June 23, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Blog News / 31 Comments
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Is It Okay To Change Your Ratings Over Time?

Is It Okay To Change Your Ratings Over Time?

Since I recently went through all my old reviews to update their formatting and add them to my review archive, I couldn’t help but notice that some of my ratings were a little… strange. Mostly, they were inflated. And I might have adjusted some of them where I saw fit, because I couldn’t help but feel like those books… deserved it. Some may consider this a faux pas. I mean, these thoughts were legitimate and honest at some point in time. I never lie in my reviews. I usually write my review RIGHT after finishing the book, so we can’t say that I wasn’t expressing […]

Posted September 13, 2014 by Debby in Discussions, Question Time / 17 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

ARC Book Review: Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

I thought this book would take a firm stance on the need for privacy and the need to let teenagers make their own mistakes and carry out their own voices. The story did begin that way, and that is what the synopsis and book trailer promised me. But it sadly deviated quite quickly and took a totally different stance. Imogene is not a gifted blogger. When she starts her blog, trying to make a statement against her mother’s overbearing behavior, she posts tiny entries of anecdotes that are specific to her mother and reek of spite. After only two entries like this, she completely gives […]

Posted April 21, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

I’m pretty sure we all know the quote, “We read to know we are not alone,” by C.S. Lewis. That sums up what this book means to me. This book is the closest that has ever come to being a reflection of me and my life up to now. It is so relatable, and when I find books like that, I start crying. Needless to say, this book is an all-time favorite for me – one of the most special books I have ever read. However, not everyone will have that reaction to this book. So I’m going to try to point out the merits […]

Posted September 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 19 Comments
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