#southafricanbooklover

I won this amazing box of goodies in @devill_iers very first giveaway 😍 And I am loving everything included πŸ’–
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Some of the stunning items included:
β™‘ An autographed copy of Updrift by @errinstevens which looks like a great read 🐬
β™‘ @all_things_book_ish_box Mermaid Tears candle which is not only beautiful but also smells absolutely heavenly 🌊
β™‘ A gorgeous Updrift print by @i.create__
β™‘ A box full of swoon worthy goodies from Jacques including a ocean themed charm bracelet, adult colouring book and pencils, stunning mermaid notebook and temp tattoo, bling and yummy treats πŸ€—
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A very very big thank you to Jacques for hosting this epic giveaway 😚
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#giveaway #winner #updrift #errinstevens #mermaids #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandcandles #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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The November Cyberpunk Book Case 😍 And we received not one but two amazing books πŸ™Œ Super excited as this hardcover edition of Warcross by Marie Lu is absolutely stunning πŸ’• and not only is the cover beautiful but I've read that The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James has a wicked twist to it 😏
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Also inside this month's box:
β˜† A W.I.C.K.E.D Maze Runner drawstring bag and Baby Groot vinyl sticker by @papercute_
β˜† Divergent Amity earrings by @beeautifullyyours
β˜† Lunar Chronicles bookmark and nail art by @thebcase
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Another amazing box of happiness πŸ’–
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#unboxing #thebcase #thebookcase #cyberpunk #warcross #marielu #theloneliestgirlintheuniverse #laurenjames #bookbox #bookishmerch #bookishpic #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booknerd #booknerdigans #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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β˜† A book review of Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia β˜†
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Synopsis:
Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.
Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.
But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s builtβ€”her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanityβ€”begins to fall apart.
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My thoughts:
I don't read much contemporary but this book had me hooked. Even at my current age I found Eliza to be very relatable and it left me reminiscing about my own introverted high school years. Watching Eliza slowly make the decision to stop hiding and just be herself was personal transformation at its best. I found the rest of the characters to fit perfectly and IΒ  especially enjoyed Sully and Church being the protective younger brothers. And Wallace... ahhh Wallace. I suppose even perfect boyfriends will reveal their inner asshole momentarily. Zappia's writing flows beautifully and I loved the private messages layout as well as the illustrations and insight into Monstrous Sea. This was a great read and I would definitely recommend it to lovers of contemporary and fandoms.
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My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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#bookreview #elizaandhermonsters #francescazappia #yabooks #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booksandtea #booksarelife #bookpics #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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"Queenie: People are easiest to read when they're hurting." ~
J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
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#fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #jkrowling #niffler #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"The heroes and heroines who triumph in his stories are not those with the most powerful magic, but rather those who demonstrate the most kindness, common sense and ingenuity." ~ J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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Hermione is a true heroine 😍 Love this mystery mini Hermione funko πŸ’• If you are looking for gorgeous bookmarks like this one check out @all_things_book_ish_box πŸ’–
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#talesofbeedlethebard #jkrowling #hermione #bookmark #funko #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #instabooks #igbooks #bookstagram #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable." ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Any other Sherlock Holmes fans? Think you may spot a clue as to who my favourite is πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹
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#thecompletesherlockholmes #sirarthurconandoyle #sherlockholmes #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #leatherbound #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Happy #socksunday fellow Bookies πŸ˜‹ Definitely not a day for socks but what the hell right πŸ˜‚
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This beautiful stack of books are all still on my tbr pile πŸ™ˆ Bring on December holidays πŸ™ŒπŸ˜†
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#shelfiesunday #tbrpile #bookstack #booksandtea #booksarelife #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Definitely on my tbr list for December 😍
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Synopsis:
Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.
But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.
When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
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#tbrthursday #tbr #thestrangecaseofthealchemistsdaughter #theodoragoss #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Chamber of Secrets. Dumbledore's words... a reminder that although there are certain aspects of life we will never be able to control, we can master our own moral compass.
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So much love for Harry Potter 😍 This is my entry for Hayley's @all_things_book_ish_box #allthingsbookishbox competition πŸ˜‹
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#always #harrypotter #jkrowling #originalfunko #magicalvibes #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Definitely got Thor on my mind after watching Thor : Ragnarok 😍 Can't wait to read this πŸ™Œ
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Can't believe I waited so long to start reading Rick Riordan's books πŸ€— QOTD: Are there any well known authors you only recently discovered and love?
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#magnuschaseandthehammerofthor #rickriordan #thor #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #sugarbookies #bookstagramfeature

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Been a chilly wet day... loving it 😍 Perfect weather for some of my favourite activities 😏
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Another 2 books sitting on my tbr pile πŸ˜„ Love the covers.
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#rebelofthesands #traitortothethrone #alwynhamilton #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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@rubyraereads tagged me in the #bookishcourtshiptag 😊 Here it goes...
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πŸ’– Initial attraction (book that was a cover buy) : City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
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πŸ’– First Impression (book you bought because of the synopsis) : Jackaby by William Ritter
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πŸ’– Sweet Talk (book with great writing) : Tannie Maria and the Satanic Mechanic by Sally Andrew
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πŸ’– First Date (book you bought because it was the first in a series) : ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas
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πŸ’– Late night phone calls (a book that kept you up all night) : Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
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πŸ’– Always on my mind (a book you can't stop thinking about) : ACOMAF by Sarah J Maas
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πŸ’– Getting Physical (a book which you love the way it feels) : This Savage Song by V E Schwab
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πŸ’– Meeting the Parents (a book you could recommend to friends) : Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
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πŸ’– Thinking about the future (book you want to reread soon) : Hunted by Meagan Spooner
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Tagging @poonam_trikam @asmaa003 @bash26_ @maseehabhyat @zaks15__ @devill_iers @insignificant.beauties @all_things_book_ish_reviews
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#bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #booksandflowers #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Happy Sunday everyone πŸ€— Waaaaaaay to hot to even try and attempt a #socksunday pic πŸ˜… So thought I would share these stunning candles and print from the acotar themed Magic and Mischief box from @this_cinderella_loves_books
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#acotar #acomafprint #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"There is such strength in being a woman. But it is a strength you must choose for yourself. No one can choose it for you. We can bend the wind to our ear if we would only try." ~ Renee Ahdieh, Flame in the Mist
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@poonam_trikam and I patiently waiting for the sequal Smoke in the Sun to released... only like 7 months left to go πŸ˜…
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Gorgeous personalised candle from @i.create πŸ’– Definitely the most amazing smelling one I have πŸ™Œ
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#flameinthemist #reneeahdieh #katana #originalfunko #booksandflowers #booksandcandles #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast?
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Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returnsβ€”a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.
But Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mindβ€”images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making.
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It is a chilly wet Friday night... and these are a few of my favourite things 😊 rainy nights, fairytale retellings, Beauty and the Beast, tea and cake πŸ€—
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#fairytalefriday #fandomfriday #funkofriday #asoldastime #atwistedtale #fairytaleretelling #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #booksandtea #booksandflowers #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookishbeverages #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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The Hunted Box by @all_things_book_ish_box πŸ™ŒπŸ’•πŸ’–
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The was just so much to love about this box!! The Dementor funko was an awesome surprise πŸ€— The Jacob candle is a beautiful deep red and smells amazing. I adore the Nightmare before Christmas bookmark 😍 And the Buffy print! DVD was also a nice surprise 😊
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#unboxing #thehunted #allthingsbookish #bookishmerch #bookishmerchfeatures #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"Hagrid: Harry -- yer a wizard.
Harry: I'm a what?" ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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A bit of Potter appreciation today 😍 Gorgeous Hagrid Bookmark, Dumbledore Pin and Wand available from @all_things_book_ish_box πŸ™Œ DM Hayley for more info πŸ’•
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#harrypotter #harrypotterandthephilosophersstone #hagrid #quote #bookmark #bookishmerch #magicalvibes #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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πŸ’€ Defense against the Dark Arts box by @all_things_book_ish_box πŸ’€
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β€œThe Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible." ~ Prof Snape β€” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Loved everything in this box! Prof Snape... One of the best characters ever πŸ™Œ And as tempted as I have been I have not yet given the Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans a try πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹ The Dark Mark candle is deliciously chocolaty πŸ€— Pins and lil magnetic book mark were just the cherry on top!
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#unboxing #defenseagainstthedarkarts #harrypotter #allthingsbookish #bookishmerch #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"There are choices," she thought, when she had sat long enough. "There are always choices." ~
Neil Gaiman, The Sleeper and the Spindle
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The weather last night... perfect for this πŸ˜‹ Chilly and raining. Book Dragon mug @i.create__ πŸ’•πŸ’–
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#thesleeperandthespindle #neilgaiman #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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