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ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Last year I read and fell in love with Libba Bray’s writing in The Diviners, so even though its sequel counts a daunting 624 pages, I dove right in and got swept up in it all again. Lair of Dreams cements The Diviners as one of my favorite ongoing series. (We won’t speak about the cover catastrophe going on here.) It’s dark, creative, engrossing, frightening, exciting, and so well-written. Lair of Dreams picks up quite soon after The Diviners ended, and it doesn’t spend that much time catching you up – but for once that’s not much of a problem. Both installments of this series […]

Posted August 20, 2015 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Top Ten Failed Cover Redesigns

Top Ten Failed Cover Redesigns

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I was blanking for this week’s freebie topic, until Steph from Cuddlebuggery suggested failed cover redesigns. OH YES. I am prepared to talk about iffy cover redesigns all day erry day. (Though in making this, I’ve discovered there are far more redesigns I’m actually okay with.) Let’s go! 1. Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn These covers were SO perfect! So whimsical and cute and now we’re left with blahhhhh. I am not amused. I haven’t bought the first book yet […]

Posted May 19, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 14 Comments
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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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Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners is one of those books that has been on my TBR list and my bookshelf for AGES, but I just never got around to. And, I mean, really, who can blame me – it’s almost 600 freaking pages. So this is when book club comes in to save the day! Book Club: The Way to Get Debby to Read Chunky Books™. Though I needed that extra push, I’m so glad I finally did it – finally read this wonderfully creepy book, which happens to be my first (and certainly not my last) encounter with Libba Bray. What immediately struck me upon reading The […]

Posted August 29, 2014 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #23: CLIFFHANGERS

Book Nerd Problems #23: CLIFFHANGERS

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd. #23. CLIFFHANGERS I’m actually surprised I hadn’t covered this topic already, because it seems like a rather obvious one. But I dunno about you guys – lately, I’ve been hit over the head with terrible cliffhanger after terrible cliffhanger. Now, I’m not saying that ALL cliffhangers are awful. Indeed, it’s a technique that can be well done and have me on the edge of my seat, salivating for the next book in a series. BUT, they are not all like that. In fact, I would […]

Posted August 28, 2014 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 15 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2013

November 2013: the month of the snuggly comeback! Bonjour people! I know it’s weird to have a monthly wrap-up since I only came back on November 25th, but you know what, I still have a book haul to show you, and some milestones that can be talked about. So here we go! In November I read 7 books, which is kind of sad. But The Bone Season was massive, and so is S., which I’m working my way through now, and the move to WordPress did take up a lot of time as well. So I’m still relatively proud of myself. The blog itself has […]

Posted December 1, 2013 by Debby in Book Hauls, Monthly Wrap-Ups / 9 Comments
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