#southafricanbooklover

@this_cinderella_loves_books is hosting a rep search πŸ€—
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What an amazing opportunity! Her merch is amazing 😍 I would love the chance to showcase her beautifully curated book boxes on my feed πŸ’– Good luck to all who have entered πŸ€
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#repsearch #localislekker #bookbox #bookishmerch #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"Phoenix song is magical: it is reputed to increase the courage of the pure of heart and to strike fear into the heart of the impure." ~ J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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The phoenix tattoo represents renewal, rebirth and the beginning of a new life. The rising of the phoenix symbolizes that a person has gone through difficult times, but has resurrected and survived. It means that he or she has arisen from flames as a winner, beating all life challenges and defeating hard times.
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Hibiscus flower has long been used by witches and wizards alike, to attract love, lust, passion and for prophetic dreams. Carry the dried hibiscus flower in a sachet in your handbag or pocket to attract love and a possible soul mate.
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#fantasticbeasts #newtscamander #potterverse #jkrowling #phoenix #phoenixtattoo #quotes #hibiscus #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandflowers #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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As promised, my self-chosen Valentine’s Day present is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
It’s no secret that I love Historical Fiction and even more so WW2 fiction. So I cannot wait to get my nose stuck into this book.
I’d love to know, have you read this book yet? Are you planning on reading this book? What are your thoughts on it?

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Who here thinks that a book is the prefect Valentine’s Day gift? I do! In our family we have a tradition; every year on Valentine’s Day we do a flower for love and a book for forever. We go out to a bookstore together and get a book we have wanted to read. I’ll be sharing my book later today with you all.
Image by @heather_rosehill

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Unboxing of January's amazing Pocketful of Jewels @thebcase box 😍
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There was just so much to love about this sparkly @thebcase box ❀️
πŸ’Ž Lord of the Rings Vinyl sticker to add to my collection
πŸ’Ž Bling pencils
πŸ’Ž Gorgeous Evil Queen 'Shattered Mirror' bookmark from JC Beads
πŸ’Ž Stunning Philosopher's Stone bracelet by @beeautifullyyours
πŸ’Ž Wizard of Oz ruby slippers makeup bag which I absolutely love by @papercute_
πŸ’Ž Emerald City Print
πŸ’Ž The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano... hardcover with deckle edge pages 😍❀️😍
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#unboxing #thebcase #thebookcase #pocketfulofjewels #theglassspare #laurendestefano #sparkle #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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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." β€” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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This is so true for many of the evils of the muggle world too unfortunately.
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#snape #snapequote #slytherin #hogwarts #booknerd #booknerdigans #originalfunko #harrypotterlove #instabooks #igbooks #bookstagram #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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Packing up my books for the move 😊 So much to be done but it is going to be so worth it πŸ™Œ
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These are some of the books that currently don't have a shelf but will have one at the new place 😍
QOTD: Do you have more books than shelf space? πŸ˜‹
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#shelfiesunday #bookstack #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #booklove #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"Learn from your past and be better because of your past,” she would say, β€œbut don’t cry about your past. Life is full of pain. Let the pain sharpen you, but don’t hold on to it. Don’t be bitter." ~ Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
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QOTD: Do you enjoy reading memoirs? I am not to sure if I do but I have heard amazing things about this book so it will definitely be added to the tbr pile.
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#tbr #tbrpile #tbrtuesday #bornacrime #trevornoah #memoir #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booknerd #booknerdigans #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"Leave this world... a better place than how you found it." ~ Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin
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Happy Sock Sunday my fellow book lovers 🌞 Hoping to finish up ACOWAR soon. Keeping my reading goals on track so far.
How are your January reading goals going?
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#socksunday #amreading #currentread #reading #acowar #acourtofwingsandruin #sarahjmaas #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"I'll come with you. We'll go somewhere - we'll go anywhere - see I ain't never gonna find anyone like -

Jacob: (bravely) There's loads like me.

Queenie: No... no...there's only one like you."
J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
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This has got to be one of my favourite ships ever πŸ˜πŸ’˜πŸ˜
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πŸ’–Don't know who the artist of the print is but I love it πŸ’–
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#jkrowling #fantasticbeasts #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #jacobandqueenie #niffler #originalfunko #pocketfunko #booksandflowers #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"What makes a man a man? It's the choices he makes. Not how he starts things but how he finishes them."
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QOTD: Any other Hellboy fans out there? 😍 He is one of my favourite characters πŸ€—
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#tbrthursday #tbr #tbrpile #redandwhite #hellboy #originalfunko #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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Who else cannot wait for the sequal of this gorgeous book? Smoke in the Sun should be out June this year πŸ™Œ and Goodreads says that it is --an addictive, sumptuous finale that will leave readers breathless-- 😍
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QOTD : What are your highly anticipated releases for this year?
Besides for Smoke in the Sun, I also cannot wait for the new Tannie Maria Sally Andrew book πŸ’“ Definitely one of my favourite local authors. I am dying to get hold of Daughter of the Siren Queen... Alosa is one of my favourite heroines ever πŸ‘Œ
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#flameinthemist #reneeahdieh #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #timeturner #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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My tbr pile is endless πŸ™ˆ Another of my favourite kind of story... fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty πŸ’–
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Synopsis:
The Truth is No Fairy Tale.
I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told. Those of humble birth suffer their heartbreaks and celebrate their triumphs unnoticed by the bards, leaving no trace in the fables of their time.... And so begins Elise Dalriss's story
When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a tale about a beautiful princess awakened by a handsome prince, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered - and she is the only one left who knows the truth of what happened so many years ago. In this rich and compelling novel of love and terror, friendship and fate, we are introduced to a heroine of extraordinary determination - the true heart of a legend - who reveals what it really takes to reach happily ever after.
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#tbrtuesday #whilebeautyslept #elizabethblackwell #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"You and everyone you know are going to be dead soon. And in the short amount of time between here and there, you have a limited amount of fucks to give. Very few, in fact. And if you go around giving a fuck about everything and everyone without conscious thought or choiceβ€”well, then you’re going to get fucked." ~
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
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Some lunchtime reading for the week πŸ€— Loving this bookbag 😍
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#amreading #markmanson #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck #lunchtimereading #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #instabooks #bookstagram #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"I want to lie beside you and know the weight of your dreams," he said, brushing his lips against my knuckles. "I want to share whole worlds with you and write your name in the stars." ~ Roshani Chokshi, The Star-Touched Queen
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Ahhhh Amar, can't wait to meet you 😍 Doesn't he sound absolutely swoon worthy? πŸ˜…
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This is my current read #acowar and a few that are on top of my tbr pile πŸ“š
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#amreading #currentread #reading #acourtofwingsandruin #sarahjmaas #tbrpile #thestartouchedqueen #roshanichoshi #cruelbeauty #rosamundhodge #rebelofthesands #alwynhamilton #katana #originalfunko #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"Love is like death, it must come to us all, but to each his own unique way and time, sometimes it will be avoided, but never can it be cheated, and never will it be forgotten." ~ Jacob Grimm
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Decide to do a double post tonight because why not πŸ˜‚
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#fairytalefriday #funkofriday #fandomfriday #thebrothersgrimm #fairytales #snowwhite #booksandflowers #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear." ~ Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Wings and Ruin
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Ahhhhh Rhysand, we meet again 😏 Can't believe I have waited so long to read this πŸ€— I am more than ready for it 😍
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#amreading #currentread #reading #acowar #acourtofwingsandruin #sarahjmaas #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #acotarseries #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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"Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side." ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
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Oh look... a book that isn't from the tbr pile πŸ˜‚
QOTD: Do you reread a lot of books? With a 3 year long and still growing tbr pile I just can't be rereading books πŸ™ˆ No time when there are so many out there waiting to be read.
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PS : Absolutely love the illustrations in this anniversary edition πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ˜
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#cityofbones #cassandraclare #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandflowers #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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Heatwaves and #socksunday definitely do not go together πŸ˜…πŸ™ˆ So here is my very sockless foot πŸ˜‹
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Just started this beautiful book. One from my amazing Christmas haul πŸ™Œ
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Synopsis:
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.
When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.
But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
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This is a nice fast paced read. Middle grade adventure fantasy. Enjoying it so far πŸ€—
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#amreading #currentread #currentlyreading #thegirlofinkandstars #kiranmillwoodhargrave #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #bookfeaturepage

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Happy Sock Sunday fellow bibliophiles πŸ€— The first of 2018 πŸ˜‹
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Thought I'd get stuck into some of the more recent tags 😏
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Up first is one I was tagged in by @palegoldpages - the #behindthebookstagrammer tag πŸ“–
β–ͺ️Nickname : Jilly or Jillizana
β–ͺ️Dream job : Professional full time author
β–ͺ️Eye colour : Hazel
β–ͺ️Zodiac Sign : Aries
β–ͺ️Lucky Number : Don't really have one πŸ™ˆ
β–ͺ️Favourite Subject : Mythology
β–ͺ️Favourite colour : Red
β–ͺ️Favourite Food : Hot wings
β–ͺ️Day or Night : Early morning
β–ͺ️Favourite book : πŸ˜‚ Like I could name just one
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And then @simsationalreads tagged me in the #meetthebookstagrammer tag πŸ“š
β–ͺ️First Fandom : Beauty and the Beast
β–ͺ️Favourite Book : Does anyone really just have one?
β–ͺ️Favorite Male Character : Sherlock Holmes / Jackaby / Rhysand
β–ͺ️Hardcover or Paperback : paperback for ease of reading
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Thanks for the tags guys πŸ’• I am tagging all the SugarBookies but feel free to tag along if you like πŸ€—
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#socksunday #mythos #stephenfry #booksandflowers #hibiscus #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #instabooks #igbooks #bookstagram #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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New Year, new planner πŸ€— Here's to a badass 2018 πŸŽ‰
QOTD: Have you made any resolutions for this year?
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#thebadassplanner #susieshubert #planner #newyear #languageofthorns #leighbardugo #booksandcandles #booksandflowers #katana #originalfunko #quote #inspired #motivated #writerlife #musingsofawriter #igwriters #writingcommunity #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Happy last Sock Sunday of 2017 πŸ€—
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And these are some of my favourite things of the year 😍
β™‘ Some amazing books πŸ“–
β™‘ Beauty and the Beast fandom ⚘
β™‘ Gorgeous Candle gift from @poonam_trikam made by @i.create__ πŸ€—
β™‘ my very own Harry Potter Time Turner from my Sister πŸ’•
β™‘ This little tea pot from Mr Price Home πŸ’“
β™‘ and these socks πŸ˜‹
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#socksunday #lastpostof2017 #favouritethings #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #beautyandthebeast #timeturner #candle #originalfunko #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Amazing first littlies box from @thebcase πŸ’“ One very happy little girl in the house πŸ€—
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This beautifully personalised box contained the perfect goodies for my almost 5 year old daughter, Peyton. From cookies for Santa to her own "on the good list" certificate and Santa hat. The book, Santa Claude by Alex T Smith, was perfect for Christmas eve story time πŸ’• A big thank you to Tash for this treat of a box πŸ‘Œ
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#unboxing #thebcase #thebookcase #kidsbookbox #christmaswishes #santaclaude #alextsmith #wereadtoo #littlebookworm #mixedkids #ilovemydaughter #peyton #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Part 1 : The December Good vs Evil @thebcase 😍 I got the good box πŸ’•
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Another stunning box put together by Tash from the Book Case. Inside this month :
β˜† Renegades by Marissa Meyer
β˜† Gorgeous Snow White Funko Pop
β˜† Yoda Vinyl Sticker
β˜† Snape Quote Print
β˜† Harry Potter spell Christmas tree decoration
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See my next post for a close up of the contents 😍
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#unboxing #thebcase #thebookcase #goodvsevil #goodbox #renegades #marissameyer #yoda #snowwhite #originalfunko #snapequote #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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β€œShe read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”—Annie Dillard, The Living
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A wrap up of my reads for 2017. Unfortunately I did not make my reading goal for 2017 as a very family filled December left me lacking in reading time πŸ™ˆ but it was worth it 😍
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#2017reads #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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