Discovering and sharing my love of books💖 🌈All things bright and pretty🍁 📚Rep for: ✨@all_things_book_ish_boxes CR: Hunted 29/36
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Hi @fairyloot team!!
I am Esli and I am from South Africa, I am a creative at heart...though I don't get much of a creative outlet these days(I'm a mommy of two littlies😊) so bookstagram is my absolute lifeline...lol. (Which makes me totally committed of course 🙈😬) I love taking photos of all my pretty books and merch...it just makes my heart so happy! A total fantasy fan who loves nothing more than bookmail and curling up with my book, immersing myself in all the different worlds. Ooh yes...add a cup of coffee and I'm in heaven!!! Hahaha. (Hehe...I do confess though that I love my hubby and kiddies just a tiny bit more) I would absolutely LOVE to be a rep for you, I think book-boxes are freakin' amaaaazing and I've looked at yours with longing for a looong looong time 😋 My account is bright and colourful with a touch of whimsy. I always strive to take quality photos☺️Your boxes' designs and your logo is one of my absolute favourites...okay actual favourite...I mean a fairy!!!!💕😍✨💗✨
Good luck making your decisions! 😘
Happy Saturday lovelies!!💗
After a very eventful day, I am ready to pass out!! My beautiful little princess turned 3!! 😱❤️ Jumping castle, cake, princess dresses, face painting, balloons, sparkles and a whole lot of pink!!! It was awesome, but can someone please come clean my house for me?! 🙈😅
I think I need to make myself a cup of this berrylicious pink wonderland tea and just relax! If you love tea, this tea is very yummy, full of fruity berry flavours! Go check out @all_things_book_ish (link to the Etsy shop in my bio ☺️) You'll also find this stunning Love Potion candle there! 😍💗
Question: What are you guys up to today?
Swipe left for a close up of the tea packaging and the little birthday girl 😜
Red red hot!! Tsssss 😂
Happy FriYAY everyone!!!
Most of these are unread, but I'm gonna get to them eventually...and there's a few I plan to reread too 😍 Man, I love books!!!!!!!! •••♥️•••
I'm actually just on a quick party planning, cake icing break 😅😅😅 I'll try and put a photo on my next post or on my story for those who would want to see the cake 😋 Wish me luck 🙈
Hi guys! 🍁
Anybody else excited for weekend? I'm so tired today, I've been in a pretty bad mood, but thank goodness today is at it's end 😅Chocolate and tea and beautiful candles...yes please!!
One of my favourite writers is Harlan Coben, but I have neglected my suspense/thrillers for a while now and have instead enjoyed getting to know the YA world...especially fantasy and contemporary! QOTD: Have you ever neglected or put aside a genre you use to love and read all the time for a while??
These beautiful candles are from @all_things_book_ish !! Be sure to go check out ALL her lovely candles on Etsy (link in my bio)😍♥️🦊
I've been busy baking cake today for my 3 year old's birthday party on Saturday...sheesh time flies! What are you guys up to this week?
#harlancoben #harlancobenlovers #darkestfear
Another sunny(or sunsetty?!) photo for Wednesday!! 🌇💛✨ Oh, but I really wish it was Friday 😅
Featuring another one of my absolute gorgeous stickers by @naomi_lord ❤️😍❤️ Ginny is just perfect in this illustration!
I took like a bajillion photos for this post (like I always do 🙄🤦🏼♀️) I ended up choosing three I liked most and asked my hubby which one he likes best(this has also become a habit...lol!!) His first words were..."but you can't see the title of the book"😂😂😂 I was just like 🤷🏼♀️don't care...I was waaaay more focused on this beautiful sticker and the colour scheme I wanted🤣
Also, this is not a book I think I'll ever read...it's Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese and it's a historical fiction...maybe one day...it has a good rating and the story actually sounds quite interesting...just too adult and obviously not fantasy.
QOTD: Have you maybe read this book? How often do you venture out of your preferred genre?
Happy Tuesday guys!!!
Yellow and gold always make for such bright and happy photos!! 😁
Good luck to all of you approaching and writing exams especially my fellow #sugarbookies !!!😉😙💛
Oh my word, I loooved this book!! If you've ever read and enjoyed Fangirl...this book is most certainly for you!! I'll rate it even higher than Fangirl! (This might also be that I'm more of an 'illustrater" than a writer) I had a lot of feels while reading this book and I love #francescazappia 's writing style(I'll definitely be reading her books in the future)...it was easy and fun to read and follow(Making it a quick read, you'll probably be able to read it in one sitting😉) The characters were relatable and I loved that there was growth and lessons learned(not easily mind you...slowly and with struggles!). I also really enjoyed the illustrations, throughout the whole book I felt like creating, drawing specifically and I think I'll definitely read this book again when I'm in need of a bit of inspiration ☺️ There were a few moments I felt like screaming at Eliza....(a bit of a usual trope thingy that drives me a bit nuts 🙈but that was the only moment I felt a bit frustrated with the book) A definite 4,5 out of 5 stars ⭐️
I have a few more thoughts on the book and will be posting an updated full review on goodreads...containing 'slight' spoilers 😙💛
And as a side note, this Peppermint Crisp was delicious!!!!! Lol 😂
#elizaandhermonsters #EKreviews #bookreview
Happy Sunday bookies! 💚🌿 •••🌱•••
Two of my new fave green books aren't in this pic...I'm currently reading Hunted and it is quickly becoming a favourite(I didn't own it yet, when I took this photo) and earlier this month I read Eliza and her Monsters...it was AmAaaahZing!!! and I neeeed my own copy!!!
QOTD: Do you have a favourite green book??
#thekissofdeception by #maryepearson
It's SATURDAY! 🌿Yay!!! This has to be one of my favourite books ever! And isn't it soooo pretty 🙌🏻💛
"As for Celaena," he said again, "you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend."
QOTD: What is one of your ALL TIME favourite reads?
Happy FriYay!! Even the 13th ☺️
I have so many blue books I split them up...these minty/aqua ones are sooooo pretty!!
I have read and loved all of these!! 💙💙And look how cute my #cheshirecat #funkodorbz is 😻
🙋🏼Just popping up to say hi!! I'm currently reading The Assassin's Blade via audiobook and loving it!! (This is honestly the only way to survive the mundane house cleaning🤦🏼♀️)
Swipe left for a better view of my #currentlyreading candle (@all_things_book_ish )...it is a very yummy chocolatey scent...mmmmmm🍫🍫🍫
QOTD: Do you guys ever listen to audiobooks? Any good ones you can recommend?
#audiobooks #theassassinsblade #sarahjmaas #bookishcandle
Hi guys!! 💙
It is so super windy here today!! I love stormy weather though...I just wanna curl up with my book and reeeaaad!!
I've just started Hunted by Meagan Spooner and I absolutely love it so far!!
QOTD: What are you guys busy reading?
#bluebooks #booktower #bookishcandles #funkopop #frozen #cassandraclare #cityofashes #acomaf #sarahjmaas #strangethedreamer #theheartofbetrayal
✨"NEWT: Now there's absolutely nothing for you to worry about.
JACOB: Tell me - has anyone ever believed you when you told them not to worry?
NEWT: My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice."✨
~ #fantasticbeasts ~ #jkrowling
Since I don't own a Newt funko...ahem...YET!...lol, Niffler is standing in. Love this quote, 'cause it's true, but let's face it NOT worrying is not that easy AT ALL!! I can be very chill and not get to worried about stuff most days...but certain things make me so anxious and the more stressed out I get, the worse it becomes...like...making phone calls...mini heart attack every time 🙈 or people coming over and the house is a mess...that makes me angry anxious 😖(like a little crazed animal) Big stuff though, like house loans...I'm chill(I tend to believe it will all work out for the best). Anybody else weird like me?
This beautiful Always candle is available on the @all_things_book_ish Etsy shop(link in my bio 💙)
Hi guys! 🖤
My black books and little Niffler chilling around. Some of these are still unread, some are my favourites and some(well one) I didn't enjoy. >>>>>🖤<<<<<
QOTP: What are your thoughts on the books in my black arrow thingy pile? 😜
I finished One of Us is Lying today! Loved it! 😁 Now what next??? 🤔
#classicbooks #janeausten #charlottebronte #acotarseries
#sarahjmaas #theravenboys #flameinthemist #johngreen #lookingforalaska
Hi bookies! 🖤
Not feeling to great, so I'm just keeping it short 😉
🖤"You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies. When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?"🖤
QOTD: Are you a hater or a fan??
#twilight #twilightsaga #breakingdawn #stepheniemeyer ~~~~~~~~~~
Hi guys! ❤️
I sincerely hope you all survived your Monday! (Or for those of you still busy with it...you can do it!!! 😜)
I am absolutely in LOVE with this stunningly beautiful illustration of Luna...I bought this sticker from @naomi_lord and I can't get enough of it and I need to get more...all preferably!!! Go check out her feed and her Etsy store(there are so many adorable designs 😍)
#lunalovegood #naomilord #harrypotter
Hi guys! ❤️🌿
Here are a few photos of my September @thebcase box 😁
🌿THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL🌿
❤️Firstly, I absolutely love the cover of this book, the cover reminds me a bit of Alice in Wonderland...but the story definitely sounds much more sinister...(Swipe left if you want the synopsis😉) Hannah Green and her unfeasibly mundane existence by Michael Marshall Smith 😅What a title!!
🌿⚡️Included was a Pint size Funko Heroes blind bag (Batman themed) and I got Robin...he is very cute! (Being a girly girl I would've loved one of the girls though 🙈 Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy or Catwoman 😜)
Also included was a Emoji pin, a Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy bookmark. An Alice in wonderland themed glass bottle dubbed 'A Book Jar' where you add all the books on your tbr list....and let it pick which book you should read next☺️(I love the Mad hatter print on it...print-work done by @papercute_ )
Lastly there was also a cute little bracelet ❤️🌿
Thank you @thebcase 😘
I think this is my fave HP cover (that I own anyway...The illustrated versions of Philosopher's stone and Chamber of secrets are also stunning!!) I'm still very chuffed with my little Harry Potter funko and I can't wait for the ones I ordered AND the ones I still WANT to buy 🙈🙊
This amazing Always candle is so beautiful...inside and out...lol! (Meaning it smells GREAT!) You can use the link in my bio for the @all_things_book_ish Etsy shop ☺️
So, I've decided to read One of Us is Lying next...after asking around between it and Hunted, One of Us is Lying was recommended more 😬 Errr, yes I was THAT indecisive/undecided 😅
QOTD: What are you all reading?
#harrypotter #harrypotterfunko #funkopop #funkoaday #always #prisonerofazkaban #jkrowling
Hi guys!! 💜
Sometimes trying to do a post feels a bit like pulling teeth...lol
Well, when I try and do it while cooking and feeding kids and putting the baby to bed 😅🙊 Do you guys sometimes struggle to find the balance? I'm always neglecting something or more than one somethings...🤣 Either I'm reading so much, I neglect bookstagram (well...and life in general...my poor hubby and kids 😭) or I'm all over bookstagram like white on rice but basically reading zilch...umm...that's also why my house is usually a bit of a mess 😳but whatever l, I'm enjoying it...😂🤣😂
Anyhow...I'm really enjoying Eliza and Her Monsters, I think I'ma gonna finish it tonight...it's been a while since I've finished a book in two days...probably could have done it in one sitting though. I love it, thank you @toppingthetbr for choosing this as the book of the month!!!! And thank you my bestie @meredith.mara for letting me borrow it 💗💗💗
If you are looking for delicious candles...these two are totally edible (NOT literally...wouldn't want anybody to try and keel over 😜) It is Unicorns are Real and Madhatter from @all_things_book_ish
QOTD: Okay, a quick poll...so since I'm about to finish my book...should I read One of us is Lying or Hunted next?? Have you read a book in one sitting?
Ps. This book is totally gorgeous, but in a very unread state 😁😔 (happy-sad)
This is my #tbrlist for October, I'm probably being a bit optimistic 🙈 I usually read between 1-3 books a month on average I'll say. So 5 is a bit steep!! (There is one book not featured in this photo and One of Us is Lying is hiding under the little tree😜)I started Eliza and her Monsters today and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! On top of these I'm also listening to The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas ☺️🎶
I've just got so many books I want to read...🤦🏼♀️
QOTD: How many books do you guys read on average per month?
#elizaandhermonsters #hunted #meaganspooner #harrypotterandthehalfbloodprince #jkrowling #harrypotter #oneofusislying #tbr #octobertbr
Hi booknerdigans!!! 💗
Sorry I've been a little bit absent lately...you know how it gets sometimes 🤦🏼♀️💕
I NEEDED to take a photo of this candle and just gush about how beautiful....sparkly....magical it is!!! The scent is like jumping on fluffy pink cotton-candy clouds in wonderland...honestly... delicious! 😱💕✨ And IT'S A UNICORN !!!!🦄🦄🦄So so so(okay one more) SOOOOooooooo S T U N N I N G and priiiity pretty! The illustration 💗LOVE💗and ooooh the pastels 😍Unicorns ARE real, but since they're like totally hiding, I'll just continue sniffing this candle ☺️!
This candle is available on @all_things_book_ish etsy shop (link in my profile☺️)
Okay...phew...I feel a bit better now😅😂
On to OTHER news...I'm almost finished with Tower of Dawn after nearly dying at the end of chapter 48 (mind=💥) Did not expect that!!?? (No spoilers in the comments please...I know a few people that still has to read it 🙃🙂but feel free to message me!!)
I am also super excited to start Eliza and het Monsters very soon, it's the first time I'll be reading with a bookclub...yay!!! Feel free to join @toppingthetbr 🎉😁
Hi guys!! 💗Last day of September😳 Can you believe it??
This is my September wrap-up...I'm actually quite proud of myself...3 books!! 🙈💕 (okay....tiny confession... I'm not technically finished with Tower of Dawn...BUT I am hoping to finish it tonight 😬)
This beautiful @all_things_book_ish Hufflepuff house-pride inspired candle has a super delicious fruity flavour and just look at that beautiful yellow and it has GLITTERRRRR💛🖤💛(Check my bio for the Etsy store link)
QOTD: Do you count your Audio books under books read?
Oh and if you haven't seen my story yet 😁I received some very exciting news!!!! I'm gonna be a rep for @atelierfireheart for Nov-Dec!!!!!! I'm SO happy and excited!! 🎉💗💗💗
#booksandbeverages #housepride #harrypotter #hufflepuff #towerofdawn #sarahjmaas #orderofthephoenix #theapprenticewitch #jkrowling #jamesnicol #bookishcandle #coffeetime #igreads #bookandcoffee #books #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #instabooks #igbooks #sugarbookies #sareaders
💚Hallo beauties! 💛
Just popping in to say goodnight ☺️ I am very excited to be joining @toppingthetbr bookclub's October read!!!! (You know you've got a very special friend when she let's you borrow her book before she's even read it!!! 😽💕 Thank you my Mer!!!)
I've seen Eliza and Her Monsters around A LOT on bookstagram and it will most definitely be the next book I'm picking up...YAY!!! •
QOTD: What's the first book you'll be reading in October?
#bookclub #francescazappia #elizaandhermonsters
Hi Bookies!! 🖤⚡️
✨WITCHES AND WIZARDS✨
The OwlCrate Jr Theme for October!! How awesome is THAT! Aaaaand they are including a Funko keyring!!! 🤗
I really enjoyed the August @owlcratejr box especially the book they chose.
The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol was a great read. It had this nostalgic small town Gilmore Girls vibe that I really enjoyed. The story was intriguing from the start and I loved taking the journey with the main character, Arianwyn. She is kind and sweet and I loved seeing her grow. The story was filled with her adventurous challenges as she tries to concur her own insecurities and help the town's people. I'll give it 4.5 out of 5⭐️ Really great for junior readers and I most certainly enjoyed this story as a young adult too 😍
On an unrelated note, I'm so super happy with my #harrypotter funko 🤓 I can't wait to get the rest of the crew 😅 Addiction you say....? 🙈But they're sooooo cute!!! Lol! It's bad....reaaally bad😳 😂🤣😂 I just can't help myself!!!
Use my code BEAUTIES15 to save 15% on your Owlcrate Jr box 😽💕
#owlcratejr #bookreview #theapprenticewitch #jamesnicol
Happy #socksunday guys!!💙
My only problem with it is that I don't have enough time to read it...I've been so tired this weekend that I haven't read at all...but tomorrow is a public holiday...YAY!!! 😁😁😁 Aaaaaand I do plan on reading tonight....double YAY!!! 🤣
Happy Heritage Day fellow South Africans!!!🇿🇦💙
(Ps....sorry Jade for the macaroons...AGAIN!! 🙈😽💕@boho_bookworm )
Hi lovely bookies!! 💗
For those of you who missed my story, I received my @all_things_book_ish rep package yesterday....isn't it just amazing!!! 😻🙀I am such a happy lucky girl!!
I got 4 stunning new candles that are all so yummy and glittery 😽💕and they all had these cuties surprise Harry Potter badges hidden inside!! I also got 2 delicious fruity teas ☺️☕️❤️
Candles from left to right:
🐝Loyal (Housepride!! 🖤💛)
🦄Unicorns are real!
I'll have some close ups and details in upcoming posts, but I promise you these candles are super and they smell amazing!!! The labels are all beautiful, making for all over perfect candles! (The link for All Things Bookish Etsy shop is in my bio 😜)
Thank you so much Hayley for spoiling me!!!😽💕
#bookishcandles #harrypotter #housepride #hufflepuff #aliceinwonderland #wonderland #unicornsarereal #mermaidtears