Discovering and sharing my love of books💖 🌈All things bright and pretty🍁 📚Rep for: ✨@magicalbookbox CR:Dream Thieves 7/45
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Hi guys! I’ve decided to enter the #fableandblackrepsearch It’s probably a bit of a stretch, but I would absolutely love to be your rep. I’m just so in love with your designs especially your gorgeous and super cute pins! I’m Esli and I’m from South Africa Good lick making your choices!!
Oh Monday, you woke me up with a headache, grumpy and drowsy and then you filled me with excitement and joy. Alas... now, you’re leaving me exhausted and yearning for my bed...when will you end?
Let’s talk Felix Felicis...
QOTD: What will you do with some liquid luck? Lucky in love or money or...??
I definitely won’t mind a little more bucks, so maybe I’ll go play some slot machines or make sensible investments...lol! 🧡
#hogwartschallenge18 : Potions
Potions probably would’ve been quite an interesting subject. For this photo though I chose the specific potion #felixfelicis 🧡
#jaguarsushifebruary : coins
I’m absolutely in love with the beautiful covers of these Mortal Instruments edition.
Have a lovely evening bookies!!
#bookishcandles #magicalbookbox @magicalbookbox
#niffler #ronweasley #cassandraclare #cityoflostsouls #cityofheavenlyfire
Happy #socksunday / #shelfiesunday ! Haha...look at me go...well I might still delete this one. It’s a bit weird
#socksundayfeb : Red red red
These are literally my only pair of red socks and they were cheapies
#jaguarsushifebruary : figurine
I just finished City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, 5
Now what do I read??!! Lol
QOTD: Last 5 read? Or what are you currently reading?
#hogwartschallenge18 : #GobletofFire
#fangirlinginfebruary : Book & Funko
#jaguarsushifebruary : plant
The cute bookmark up top and very cute #dobby is from a previous @magicalbookbox box.
I must say I wasn’t quite taken to Dobby at first...he was a bit of an irritation, but he really redeemed himself in Goblet of Fire and so much after that!
QOTD: What book character, wether human or fae, magical creature or plain, did you start out not getting...but ended up loving?
#harrypotter #bookishmerch #funkopop
Happy FriYAY lovelies!!
Yay for weekend!! Do you have any special plans? We’re having a relaxed weekend...which is just what I need
Challenges day 16:
#fangirlinginfebruary : #standalones
All four of these amazing books I read last year and absolutely loved
#jaguarsushifebruary : dog
This is my doggie...Lilo
QOTD: Have you read any of these books, which one or twois your favourite?
Challenges Day 15)
#hogwartschallenge18 : Honey Dukes I would LOVE to visit Honey Dukes
#ampersand2018 : silver
This is my most silver looking book...a book that I love and I KNOW Celaena would appreciate this collection of sweets and chocolates
#jaguarsushifebruary : snow
Okay so since we don’t get snow here AND it’s summer I didn’t really have much to work with...this cover always makes me think of snow, but also the bookmark(swipe left, from @magicalbookbox ) has a enlarged snowflake design that you can totally noooot make out on the photo BUT it IS there...lol!
#fangirlinginfebruary : Book&Chocolate
QOTD: Who is your fave female book character?
I absolutely loooove Celaena
#throneofglass #sarahjmaas #booksandchocolate #igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #instabooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies
Happy Valentines day!
Wether you hate it, love it or feel nothing for it at all...I truly wish you all a beautiful and lovely day!
This is my entry for the #loveinlit competition running! It is hosted by some absolutely wonderful peeps and the prizes(yes prizeSsss) are awesome!!
@meredith.mara @amy.mae.mara @rektokross @nadirasworld @wizarding.letters @erinsummerill
They are ALL worth the follow!
#jaguarsushifebruary : hearts
#fangirlinginfebruary : Book about love
Day 13) #otp I adore Anna and St. Clair plus the book is so pretty. Ron and Hermione are also so cute!!!
#hogwartschallenge18 : #amortentia This #bookishcandle from @magicalbookbox is aptly named #lovepotion
QOTD: Who is your fave OTP?
I always find questions like this so difficult...there are so many to choose from!!!
#annaandthefrenchkiss #stephanieperkins #funkopop
#igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies
Happy birthday to Luna!!
So, I did it again...myself in a photo but I also managed to capture a very very cute mini Luna
This stunning pin/badge was included in the @magicalbookbox Mini Box and it is just the best!
This beautiful design is by @artzoo.co.za
(BTW...before you think I’m gross or judge my lovely nails...lol...I didn’t repaint them specifically because I thought it fit the whole Luna thing? In my mind anywaysDo you agree?)
Challenges day 13)
#hogwartschallenge18 : Luna Lovegood’s Birthday
#ampersand2018 : heroine
#lunalovegood is most definitely one!
This really just is for fun and a little something different...just because
#magicalbookbox #naomilord #harrypotterfandom #harrypotter #prisonerofazkaban
Happy Cover Reveal day!! (Okay technically day-after)
How absolutely STUNNING is the Once a King cover!!
This is the third book in A Clash of Kingdoms series. •••
"Return to the world of Ever the Hunted in this high-stakes spin-off novel full of intrigue, romance, betrayal, and revenge.
Since before King Aodren was born, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam. Now Aodren wants to end the bloody divide and unite his kingdom. But decades of hatred can't be overcome by issuing decrees, especially not when a deadly Channeler-made substance is turning countrymen against one another. In order to uncover the truth, Aodren will have to trust Lirra, a Channeler from a rival kingdom and daughter of an old enemy. "
Only to be released December 2018...lots of time to get your hands on Ever the Hunted and Ever the Brave
#coverreveal #onceaking #erinsummerill #mapmonday #booksandmaps
Happy #socksunday lovelies!!
I am trying to catch up on my challenges...I’ve fallen behind Lol!
#fangirlinginfebruary : #stacksaturday
#ampersand2018 : #tower A mini tower??
#socksundayfeb : Show your heart
#fangirlinginfebruary : Sock Sunday
#jaguarsushifebruary : light
I’m loving using this fairy lights shaped in a heart for feb
QOTD: What have you guys been up to this weekend? What are you currently reading?
We had a bit of a busy weekend and I didn’t get to read that much unfortunately, I’m currently reading City of Ashes
Firstly...I’ll just say I loved this fast paced “tragic” love story.
Beautifully written, giving you all the feels and leaving your heart bleeding.
This book is YA fiction at its best.
It took me on a wildly emotional ride that left me feeling emotionally raw and unbridled.
Thank you so much to @nb_bookstagram for this review copy
(Swipe for synopsis,
Beautiful quotes by @_blah_di_blah_ ) •
To summarize this book like really tight...
You have two broken teens who fall in love, both have very real issues that directs their ways.
Is it possible for two broken pieces to come together as a whole?
Will they be able to fix each other or will it all go to hell...
On one hand you have Kayla...her low self-esteem and trust issues creates a vicious self-destructive pattern. #brokemyheart
On the other hand, you have Fin...he has some major stuff he has to deal with and a rather sad back story.
Even though the two main characters differ from me in all major aspects, I still found it super easy to relate. Sally Partridge does an amazing job of drawing you into their physical and emotional worlds. From the heart thumping 'awww' moments to the desperation of their situations. In MINE you experience the sweet and awkward moments of falling in love, the wholehearted declarations, emotional freak-outs and heart wrenching insecurities. All of it makes for a very real story.
Through their personal perspectives you get to hear their thoughts and feel their every emotion, this fuels your understanding of where they are coming from.
With raging teenage intensity, their whole world seems to shift around each other and you can't help but wonder if it will all just.......implode.
I found myself rooting for them from the get go(as individuals & as a couple). •
I giggled and 'awww'ed, I cringed and squirmed. I wanted to scream STUPID STUPID STUPID, laugh, cry, pull my heart out and walk away. A heart wrenching read!! •
As a South African, I am super proud to call Sally Partridge one of our own. It’s truly refreshing having a novel set in your own country. It opens up...and feels so familiar. You understand that local is lekker.
Pull a face, strike a pose...OR when in doubt, GO TO THE LIBRARY!!
Happy friYAY!!I’m still in shock about this...I spent most of yesterday thinking it’s Wednesday...lol!
My goodness, this was an awkward photo to take I’m not really sure my face did what I meant it to do🤪 I was trying to go for a “when in doubt” look...haha...but I just ended up feeling in doubt guess I need to go check out a self-help book. How to Strike the PERFECT Pose
I had fun though! Go check my stories for some more dorky me
Absolutely awesome t-shirt from @magicalbookbox !! This one and the NEW monthly t-shirt box is available online now(link in my bio!!) Designed by @artzoo.co.za
#bookishtshirt #hermione #harrypotterfandom #magicalbookbox #bookishmerch
#igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #instabooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies
Today was a bit tough, so just challenges:
#hogwartschallenge18 : #commonroom #hufflepuff
This is totally what I think the Hufflepuff common room would be made off...Cozy and homey with pretty plants and wooden furniture
#ampersand2018 : focus
There are so many things I want to focus on this year, but definitely just growing my account, making more awesome bookstagram friends, doing tags and I’m excited to be doing some reviews, this photo however is most definitely focused on my house! (#hufflepuffpride )
#fangirlinginfebruary : Currently reading
I am not currently reading anything, but I am hoping to start something tonight. My #currentlyreading candle is a deliciously chocolately candle from @magicalbookbox (Pop over to their account or website to see her new candle boxes!! Link in my bio )
#jaguarsushifebruary : flannel
I don’t have anything flannel, but I got this cute throw rug...lol
QOTD: If you could choose one thing to be in your house’s common room, what would it be? A comfy chair and good coffee and I’m sorted
This was a fun photo to take, but a bit of a stretch for all my challenges I absolutely love doing these types of layouts...sometimes I look at you all’s feeds and I just love everybody’s different setups and ideas. There are so many awesome accounts. Love it!
On to challenges, day 6)
#ampersand2018 : #pink
Pink books and candles and cupcakes and flower
#hogwartschallenge18 : Arthur Weasley’s Birthday
I think a Weasley birthday would most definitely be a fun and happy event filled with lots of food and love even if the presents aren’t overflowing. So, happy birthday Arthur!! I’m sure he would just want to be surrounded by all his loved ones🧡
#fangirlinginfebruary : Book character you would want to date Uhm....
QOTD: Which Weasley sibling would you date? 🧡
#jaguarsushifebruary : mirror
I know this is supposed to be a prop, but I ‘mirrored’ the two Ron Funkos... lol
#aatfk #stephanieperkins #thehateugive #angiethomas #cityofbones #cassandraclare #pinkbooks #harrypotter #weasleys #naomilord #funkopop #bookishcandles
I’m so happy tonight, I won a giveaway today Yay me! A big thanks to @meredith.mara @amy.mae.mara @rektokross @nadirasworld
Challenges day 5:
#ampersand2018 ~spread (uhm I don’t know...pink and green spread??)
Little bit of green here and also I totally agree with @alixinbookland that Celaena most definitely has a lot of Slytherin characteristics especially in the beginning of the Throne of Glass series and I love her )
(Yummy!! I totally think Celaena would agree!)
Beautiful #bookmark and #bookishcandles by @magicalbookbox
QOTD: Who is your favourite Slytherin character/ real life person?!
Me again I hope all you lovelies are doing well, are you?
I was a bit unorganized with my challenge today or well technically when I took my photos, so it ended up being two different photos and I still managed to forget to include 2 of my challenges I’ll try and play catch up with the ones I skipped...lol
Here is a little rainbow/Luna loving to brighten your day!
#fangirlinginfebruary : #rainbowstack
And little Luna is representing Ravenclaw....again for #hogwartschallenge18
#fangirl #rainbowrowell #cityofbones #cassandraclare #heidi #annofgreengables #puffininbloom #blackbirdofthegallows #lunalovegood
Happy #SockSunday guys!!
I guess you can see what one of my challenges is today....RAVENCLAW!! These socks are sort of Ravenclaw colours and of course the books and Luna in her Hogwarts uniform
The last challenge I am taking part of is the #socksundayfeb challenge hosted by @ashmacreads (swipe left to see the challenge)
#socksundayfeb : Give me socks and candy (that is probably one thing you’ll always find in my house...my candy stash )
#hogwartschallenge18 : #Ravenclaw
QOTD: What is a snack that you always have stashed away?
Beautiful print was included in @magicalbookbox Jan Mini Box and was designed by @artzoo.co.za
#igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #instabooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies #funkopop #bookishcandle
I can’t believe Saturday is at its end The kiddies are both in bed now, so I’m hoping to JUST READ the rest of the night away...honestly wish I had a bit more time, but I grab every opportunity I get...lol🧐
Showing some Puff pride tonight 🤩 •••
Challenges Day 3)
#ampersand2018 : library
That’s why Hermione is hanging around she will always tell you...”when in doubt, go to the library”
#hogwartschallenge18 : #hufflepuff
#fangirlinginfebruary : #BookishHeart
#jaguarsushifebruary : art
I love this beautiful illustration by @lizelle.smith
(This print was included in the January @magicalbookbox Mini Box...go check out the new theme for Feb!!!)
That is all from me tonight. QOTD: What are you guys up to tonight?
#igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #instabooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies #funkopop #hermionegranger
Hi @unicorncrate !!
I’m Esli♀️ 30years old from South Africa
I love books and reading(how’s that for a redundant statement...lol) I’m a stay at home mom, so bookstagram is my lifeline to the outside world It is such a wonderful community to be a part of! I LOVE bookboxes and I love taking photos and doing unboxings, it would be amazing to be your rep. I always work hard to make my posts interesting with a touch of the mystical.I post everyday and love interacting on this amazing platform. I have a bright and colourful feed that I feel is rather pretty*blush* and I believe it would work well with your amazing box! I would absolutely love to help you grow your brand and share your unicorn magic!!!
Unicorns and pink make my little girl heart beat faster and I love the world of magic and magical creatures
Thank you for this opportunity and good luck making your decisions!! love love
#bookboxes #repsearch #bookstagram #bookish #unicorns
Challenges day 2:
(The new ones first, swipe left to see them!!)
#hogwartschallenge18 hosted by @wizardrylibrary ~ #Gryffindor (And day one was Platform 9 3/4 )
*phew* That was kinda a lot to keep track of. I included some different angles...let me know what you think
A shout out to all the Gryffindors I chose Harry and Ginny for Gryffindor just for all the valentine feels
QOTD: Are you a Gryffindor, what is your fave thing about your house? / Do you own a favourite House Pride item?
#ginny #harrypotter #funkopop #igreads #bookgeek #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #booknerdigan #booknerdigans #epicreads #bookstagram #yabooks #yalovin #yareads #yalit #ilovebooks #instabooks #igbooks #ireadya #sareaders #sugarbookies
I’m going to try and do some challenges again this month I think they are quite fun and it’s always interesting to see what everybody else interprets the prompts
QOTD: Have you ever done challenges? Why/why not?
These are two of the challenges that I’ll be doing...there are a few more that I’d like to do as well♀️ But for today it’s just the two..lol
#ampersand2018 hosted by @commasandampersands
Day 1 : Fantastic
This is my fantastic (but also highly changeable tbr for Feb) and also my very cute bookmark and Niffler candle are very Fantastic Beastly (both are from a previous @magicalbookbox )
Challeng number 2 is #fangirlinginfebruary hosted by @fangirl95
Day 1 : February TBR
I am currently reading Mine by Sally Partridge and I have to say it is really refreshing to read something local, a big thanks to NB Publishers (@nb_bookstagram ) for this review copy. Tonight Mine is mine
Swipe left to see my sweet little bookshoot interruption
#mine by #sallypartridge
#cityofashes by #cassandraclare
#amillionjunes by #emilyhenry
#madeyouup by #francescazappia
How awesome is this bookish t-shirt from @magicalbookbox !! The theme of the t-shirt box was Witches that Slay...and who else to take inspiration from other than Hermione!! i absolutely love the design and it’s so soft and lovely...great quality!I’ll post some pics of the shirt on soon
T-shirt design by @artzoo.co.za
Also go check out @magicalbookbox Website for more awesome boxes available at the moment, both locally(South Africa) and Internationally!!! (Link in my bio!)
QOTD: How are all you lovelies doing? I also unpack on bookstagram...totally time for me to hear what’s up with you? Comment down below or dm me
I had another rough night with the kiddos, feeling a bit haggard Sheesh you all must be so tired of hearing this...I’m tired of just saying it ALL THE TIME!! Lol... I’m so tired even my tired is tired 🤪
I am so super excited about this book!!!! This was (note WAS) my first buy for this year...I hope it’s going to be awesome
QOTD: Has anyone read #otherworld ? Thoughts?
Btw...I really like Jason Segel and I loved How I met Your MotherFYI
#jasonsegel #kirstenmiller #bookishcandle #magicalbookbox
I am so excited for @magicalbookbox ‘s Mini Boxes!!! Just look at all the magical prettiness of all these goodies Aaaand it is all by local South Africans aaaand it is available INTERNATIONALLY!!!
The theme for this debut box is Witches that Slay and it is still available to buy!! Link in my bio
Inside this box: (Swipe left for close-ups)
A4 Hermione inspired print
(Print and clip-art designed by Monique Bailey from Art Zoo www.artzoo.co.za) @artzoo.co.za
A5 Print (Hermione, Luna and Ginny inspired)
(Print designed by Lizelle Smith from The Imaginarium of Ms Smith) @lizelle.smith
It’s even better in real life, absolutely gorgeous!!
No time to waist, grab your box now while they are still available!!