Jill Aslett | πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

Adoring Mother ● Wishful Writer ● Tea drinking Bibliophile ● Ravenclaw ● Proudly South African

http://ambivert1979.wordpress.com/

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This is my entry for the @paperlyandco Rep Search πŸ€—
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I am a South African bibliophile who loves all things bookish πŸ’“ My bookstagram is something I do to celebrate my enjoyment of reading and the beauty of books. I love having fun with my pictures.
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#paperlyjanfan #repsearch #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #ilovebooks #ilovereading #bookstagram #igbooks #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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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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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
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#christmas #christmasfeels #christmasspoils #pressies #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #originalfunko #thor #hellboy #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks

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"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!" ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
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Love these Father Christmas nesting dolls 😍 QOTD: Do you have a favourite decoration?
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#christmasfeels #christmas #santanestingdolls #cookies #achristmascarol #charlesdickens #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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3 more Sleepies till Christmas πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸ€—
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Found this beauty at Bargain Books... Sounds like a perfect Christmas read πŸ’•
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Synopsis:
'Tis the season to be jolly. Unless you've found an intimate picture of another woman on your fiance's phone...
Eve is heartbroken after discovering her fiance is cheating on her. Being surrounded by the joys of Christmas is more than Eve can bear, so she chooses to avoid the festivities by spending Christmas alone on a houseboat in Pangbourne. Eve gets an unexpected seasonal surprise when handsome local vet Greg comes to her rescue one day, and continues to visit Eve's boat on a mission to transform her from Kitchen Disaster Zone to Culinary Queen.
But where does Greg keep disappearing to? What does Eve's best friend Daisy know that she isn't telling? And why is there an angry goose stalking Eve's boat?
A hilarious and heart-warming novel about Christmas, catastrophes and cooking, containing exclusive Christmas recipes, from the talented Rosie Blake.
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#howtostuffupchristmas #rosieblake #christmas #christmasfeels #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #booklove #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies #candycanes #christmasstockings

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@thebcase had a Black Friday special on the 10th anniversary edition of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare but what a truly awesome surprise it was to receive the box and find all the extra amazing goodies inside πŸ™ŒπŸ’–πŸŽ‰
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The "Black Friday" box contained not only City of Bones but also a sample copy of Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo, a stunning bookmark by @papercute_ and a gorgeous angel wings necklace in a jar from Jace 😍 This box was epic πŸ’“
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#thebookcase #thebcase #cityofbones #cassandraclare #languageofthorns #leighbardugo #blackfriday #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #newbooksmell #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~C.S. Lewis
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Happy International Tea Day 😍 Definitely my beverage of choice when I curl up with a good book 😏
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#internationalteaday #fiverosesreads #5roses #booksandtea #quote #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookishbeverages #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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"The most important thing is to enjoy your lifeβ€”to be happyβ€”it’s all that matters." β€”Audrey Hepburn
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Feeling the excitement of Christmas creeping in 😏
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#thebrothersgrimm #theelves #christmasfeels #bookworm #bookaddict #bibliophile #booknerd #booknerdigans #booklover #maketimetoread #igbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #southafricanbooklover #sareaders #bookstagramfeature #sugarbookies

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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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"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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