#southafricanbooklover

Missing my kiddies tonight... this picture makes me smile. Using my daughter as an IG prop πŸ˜‰
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Loved Moana and these bookmarks from @dreamyandco are just gorgeous! 😍
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#moana #bookmarks #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #wereadtoo #curlyhair #cutemixedkids #curlyhairdontcare #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Thanks to @devill_iers for the tags. This is a 2 in 1 πŸ€—
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The first is #booksandflowers πŸ“–πŸŒ» Coincidentally #holycow by #davidduchovny is what I am reading on the plane this morning πŸ˜‹
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And then... #7bookishsins 😈
β™’ Gluttony (Book I devoured) : Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller - I loved this far more than I expected and cannot wait for the sequel 😍
β™’ Greed (Book I don't lend) : Lol! Any of them... I'm just mean like that πŸ™ˆ
β™’ Sloth (Book that's been on my tbr for too long) : Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land... something I really want to read but for some reason haven't?? πŸ€”
β™’ Lust (A Boxed Set) : Game of Thrones by George R R Martin - first box set I ever purchased πŸ€—
β™’ Wrath (A disappointing book) : Adultery by Paulo Coelho... I really loved The Alchemist but this book disappointed me on so many levels 😣
β™’ Envy (Book you'd like to have lived in) : As a Night Court fairy in ACOMAF 😍
β™’ Pride (Prettiest book on my shelf) : The cover Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh is one of my favourites πŸ’•
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#bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #sugarbookies #bookstagramfeature

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Happy #socksunday Bookies πŸ™Œ Got these awesome mermaid socks from my sister 😍 Loving them πŸ’•
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#fathomless is the only book in the #jacksonpearce fairytale retellings series that is still on my #tbrpile but not for long πŸ€—
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#bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #mermaids #mermaidmug #typo #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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A bit of lazy Saturday afternoon fun with colour-in postcards from The Worlds of Magic @fablecrate September Box πŸ˜‹
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QOTD : What is your favourite scary horror story? One of my favourite Stephen King books is Misery 😰 All writers want people to love their characters as much as they do... but Annie Wilkes takes it to a terrifying level 😣
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#fablecratefam #fablecrate #fablecratehalloweenhamper #thelastmagician #lisamaxwell #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"On a related subject, Signore Pazzi, I must confess to you: I'm giving serious thought to eating your wife." ~ Thomas Harris, Hannibal
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πŸ‘Ή Happy Friday the 13th πŸ‘Ή Something a little dark and scary for this Friday night
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#fridaythe13th #hannibal #thomasharris #reddragon #geekynose #fablecratefam #booksandflowers #booksandcandles #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"I ain't sayin' she a gold digger but she aint messin' with no broke niffler" 😍
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Loving my lil Niffler Funko keychain I got yesterday πŸ™Œ And this amazing #woodmark is from @inkandwonder.designs πŸ’–
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#fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #jkrowling #niffler #originalfunko #bookmark #books #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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This month's 'The Weird and the Wonderful' @thebcase 😍
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"There are a million stories in the world. Most are perfectly ordinary. This one.. isn't."
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β™’ Mad Hatter Book Jar by @papercute_ which I really need in my life... my tbr pile is out of control πŸ˜…
β™’ Pint Size Hero Funko... I got the Joker πŸ‘…
β™’ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy bookmark designed by the book case πŸš€
β™’ Gorjuss Charm Make a Wish bracelet by @beeautifullyyours
β™’ Lil Emoji pin 😬
β™’ Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence by Michael Marshall Smith πŸ“–
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#unboxing #thebcase #thebookcase #hannahgreenandherunfeasiblymundaneexistence #michaelmarshallsmith #books #bookishmerch #bookishpic #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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Thank you to Sugarbookie @devill_iers for the #daysoftheweekinbooks tag πŸ€—
I am not going to retag all the Sugarbookies but I do look forward to your posts πŸ˜‹
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* Monday (Book you are too lazy to read) : Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
* Tuesday (Book that was hard to finish) : Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
* Wednesday (Book you haven't finished) : The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
*Thursday (Book you don't recommend) : Adultery by Paulo Coelho
* Friday (can't wait for this release) : Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
* Saturday (Book you wanted to reread immediately) : Hunted by Meagan Spooner
* Sunday (Book you didn't want to end) : Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
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Gorgeous Belle bookmark by @dreamyandco 😍
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#bookwormΒ  #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #booksandtea #bookmark #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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β˜† Book Review of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas β˜†
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Synopsis:
Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Courtβ€”but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil loomsβ€”and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her futureβ€”and the future of a world cleaved in two.
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My thoughts:
I will start by saying that I loved A Court of Mist and Fury. Far more than I did ACOTAR. Rhys had me at "I want you to learn how to read." And my love for him continued to grow throughout. All the things that make him who he is - his power, elegance, cunning mind and arrogance are nothing compared to his beautiful soul. This book though... The characters. The setting. The language. The brutality. The flirtation that made me smile wickedly. The slow lusty build up. I loved it all. The Night Court is my court. Rhysand's inner circle are beautifully complex characters, each one securing a place in my heart. Feyre's growth as a character is one of my favourite aspects of this story. By the end she was not only strong but daring and fierce. Her determination and compassion make her a true heroine. The world building, story and action were on another level compared to ACOTAR. The ending was perfect. Not a cliffhanger but left me in serious anticipation for A Court of Wings and Ruin. Highly recommend.
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My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2
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#bookreview #acourtofmistandfury #acomaf #sarahjmaas #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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Happy Monday Bookies πŸ˜‹ So I won this book in a giveaway and have decided I am going to sneak it to the top of the tbr pile. In the mood for something a little different πŸ€—
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#amreading #currentread #reading #reign #mnforgy #boulevard #biker #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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#Repost @jillaslett (@get_repost)
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Wow October already!! Happy #socksunday to all my fellow bibliophiles πŸ€— This month's read for our book club @toppingthetbr is Eliza and her Monsters πŸ“š Can't wait to get stuck in πŸ’–
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QOTD : What book will you be starting off with for October?
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#toppingthetbrEliza #bookclub #octoberread #booksandtea #donuts #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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Wow October already!! Happy #socksunday to all my fellow bibliophiles πŸ€— This month's read for our book club @toppingthetbr is Eliza and her Monsters πŸ“š Can't wait to get stuck in πŸ’–
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QOTD : What book will you be starting off with for October?
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#toppingthetbrEliza #bookclub #octoberread #booksandtea #donuts #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #books #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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β˜† Book Review of Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levensellerβ˜†
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Synopsis:
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden mapβ€”the key to a legendary treasure troveβ€”seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
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My thoughts:
I can't believe I left this book on my shelf for so many months before reading it... what a super fun read! The tone of the book is a humerous one but this does not take away from the badass heroine that is Alosa. This is a pirate princess who loves a beautiful outfit but will slit a throat or two if needed. I loved the fiestiness that was Riden and Alosa's relationship. Tricia Levenseller has given us an action packed adventure filled with witty dialogue and steamy romance. Although there are a moment or two of predictablity, a few great plot twists balanced it out. I loved that Alosa retained all that pirate darkness that is killing and thieving. She is ruthless, manipulative and strong willed yet beautiful, feminine and truly loved her crew like family. I will say that honestly the ending left me wanting but knowing that the sequel is soon to be released helped ease the pain. I highly recommend this for a fun quick read.
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My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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#bookreview #daughterofthepirateking #tricialevenseller #jacksparrow #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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My current read: Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind, 1st book of The Sword of Truth series. First read it about 8 years ago & couldn’t remember much about it except that I enjoyed the crap out of it. So I’m enjoying the crap out of it again 😁😁😁 .
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#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #book #books #booklove #bookworm #read #reader #reading #readersofig #readersofinstagram #biblio #bibliophile #sareaders #southafricanbooklover #southafricanbibliophile #terrygoodkind #wizardsfirstrule #theswordoftruth

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As far as literary feathers in your cap go, it doesn't get much better than this! Feast your eyes on this stunning collage of some of the international covers of local author Sally Andrew​'s delightful and warm-hearted books about Tannie Maria.β €
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To date it has been translated into fourteen languages and is published on five continents.β €
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If you haven't read it yet ... gosh, why not? You can get your hands on the adventures of everyone's favourite agony aunt and crime fighter online or at leading bookstores countrywide: http://bit.ly/2fAUGoLβ €
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#sallyandrew #tanniemariaandthesatanicmechanic #sallyandrew #localislekker #southafricanliterature #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #rusks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #proudlysouthafrican #bookstagramfeature #tanniemaria #recipesforloveandmurder

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β˜†Not quite a book review... The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh β˜†
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Synopsis:
One Life to One Dawn.
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad's dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph's reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she'd imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It's an unforgivable betrayal. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
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My thoughts:
I was so excited to read this book. I loved the first book I read by this author and was looking forward to what else she had to offer. Sigh... What a dissapointment... I tried, really really tried, to get into this book but I just couldn't. I just couldn't bring myself to keep reading. The main character, Shahrzad frustrated me on another level. She went in with no plan, just knowing she would not die like the others... And then... to stay alive by means of a cliffhanger story? Forced sex with her friend's murderer and then sits and has a chat and snack with him and tells him a story, a boring one at that. Two days later is having feelings for him... Sigh... maybe I will give it another try somewhere down the line but for now... Definitely not a book for me. Should have been called the Dawn and the flashing eyes... Made it through about quarter of the book and everyones eyes are flashing... Your eyes are flashing... his eyes are flashing... everyone's eyes are flashing... .
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My rating : unrated at this point

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"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
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#grimmscompletefairytales #brothersgrimm #booksandtea #booksandflowers #quote #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #classics #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies #always

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β˜†Book review : A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas β˜†
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Synopsis:
Feyre's survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing it comes at a price ...
Dragged to a magical kingdom for murder, Feyre discovers that her captor is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes suggest. Feyre's presence is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.
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My thoughts:
I have seen rave reviews for this series everywhere and it is backed by a huge fandom. Also highly recommended by the same booklover who recommended This Savage Song. And it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. So must be a great read right? The book starts off slowly but builds to action packed ending and has enough plot twists to keep you reading unable to put it down. The last 1/4 or so of this book pulls it all together and makes it very much worth the read. I loved this story and the characters. Lucien was my favourite due to his snarkiness. Tamlin was absolutely swoon worthy and Feyre's character was strong and brave although a little inconsistent in terms of her feelings towards the Fae. I enjoyed the romance side of the story and some scenes were far steamier than I expected in a YA novel (I now believe it is classified as 'new adult'?). I decided not to read the book as a Beauty and the Beast retelling as although it did have a beauty, a beast and a curse that is where the fairytale similarities ended. A Beast who is a beautiful, amazingly caring man and a Beauty who couldn't read... The writing was good, the world building great and there is some stunning imagery. It was a great start to the series and I will definitely read the rest. I have been left very curious about the Rhysand aspect. His anti-hero darkness and sassiness have left me wanting more. I definitely recommend this book as a great fantasy read.
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My rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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#Repost @jillaslett (@get_repost)
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Hey Booklovers 😊 So our brand new book club @toppingthetbr will be reading Eliza and her Monsters by @chessiezappia for its October inaugural read πŸ€— The more the merrier, so if you would like to join please go like the page and join our Goodreads group πŸ˜‹
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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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#elizaandhermonsters #francescazappia #toppingthetbrEliza #bookclub #octoberread #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature

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β˜† Review of Belle's Library by Brittany Rubiano β˜†
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Synopsis:
Disney's Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle's favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings. Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.
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My thoughts:
This little book is a must have for any true Beauty and the Beast fan. The cover is beautiful, as is the artwork throughout. Filled with amazing quotes and Belle's interpretation of them, and also includes an appendix containing the details of the books quoted and why they were chosen. A treasure of a little book.
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My rating : 🌟🌟🌟🌟
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#bookreview #belleslibrary #brittanyrubiano #beautyandthebeast #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #newbooksmell #booksandtea #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ Happy Heritage Day South Africa πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
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There are so many aspects that make this country amazing and unique - from the people to the landmarks, it is beautiful! Be proudly South African! Celebrate all that unites us in who we are πŸ™Œ
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#HeritageDay #southafrica #heritage #sabooks #sawriters #sallyandrew #brycecourtenay #sirpercyfitzpatrick #sareaders #southafricanbooklover #rooibos #rusks #hibiscus #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #booksandtea #booksandflowers #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #bookstagramfeature #bookishbeverages #sugarbookies

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