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Bilan🙋🏻 🇺🇸(Like Milan but with a B) Owner of @noteworthygifts REP for @pages.remembered @cakeandpaintco TIMEOUT10

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“Simple as that,” said Nina. “Did you know I’m next in line for the Fjerdan throne? They call me Princess Ilse of Engelsberg.” “There is no princess of Engelsberg,” said Matthias. “It’s a fishing town.” Nina shrugged. “If we’re going to lie to ourselves, we might as well be grand about it.”

If you don’t already know my favorite character is Nina ❤️ I seriously need all her merch! I recently received a birthday package from my girl @gwenmitchellauthor 😘😘and it was perfectly Nina themed and I loved all of it so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

If you had to pick one character to get all the merch for who would it be?

This gorgeous candle is from @lemoncakescandleco and the lovely @printedalphabet has a Rep Code if you are interested!


“I feel sorry for you, and I'm going to be your friend."
"I don't want to be your friend," Cath said as sternly as she could. "I like that we're not friends."
"Me, too. I'm sorry you ruined it by being so pathetic.”

😂😂 Reagan was a side character I couldn’t help but love! I actually wish she had her own book because her no nonsense blunt ways were hilarious and I bet she has a really good story to tell!

What side character do you wish had their own book?

I love my QUEEN Bookmark from @cakeandpaintco !! You can use my Rep Code TIMEOUT10 to save 10% off your order and she just added a bunch of awesome ones!



“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” Roald Dahl

Fairytale stories are my favorite kind of stories. Magic..hope..strength and happily ever afters 😍😍😍 Yes please!!!! I still have not read this book 🙈🙈😭 but Ever the Hunted from @erinsummerill gave me all the fairytale vibes I adore!!! I’m excited to see what happens next in Ever the Brave!

Which fairytale is your favorite?

Exciting News!!!! @pages.remembered will be restocking this gorgeous fairytale print this evening along with other prints and new Bookmark Keepers!!!!! So be ready and use my Code TIMEOUT10 to save!!!


Giveaway Time!!!!

I’d like to thank @duttonbooks for sending me an arc for myself and one to give away of Olivia Kiernan’s debut thriller Too close to breathe. It sounds like a terrifying on the edge of your seat thriller and I can’t wait to read it! It is said to be a perfect read for fans of Tana French, Jane Casey and Gillian Flynn! Release Date is April 3rd!! I’ll include the synopsis below.

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Giveaway closes next Monday 3/19 at 12pm EST. Sorry US Only

Olivia Kiernan's tautly written debut novel immerses readers in a chilling murder case . . . and the tantalizing, enigmatic victim at the center of it all. •
In a quiet Dublin suburb, within her pristine home, Eleanor Costello is found hanging from a rope.

Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan would be more than happy to declare it a suicide. Four months ago, Frankie's pursuit of a killer almost ended her life and she isn't keen on investigating another homicide. But the autopsy reveals poorly healed bones and old stab wounds, absent from medical records. A new cut is carefully, deliberately covered in paint. Eleanor's husband, Peter, is unreachable, missing. A search of the couple's home reveals only two signs of personality: a much-loved book on art and a laptop with access to the Dark Web.

With the suspect pool growing, the carefully crafted profile of the victim crumbling with each new lead, and mysterious calls to Frankie's phone implying that the killer is closer than anyone would like, all Frankie knows is that Eleanor guarded her secrets as closely in life as she does in death.

As the investigation grows more challenging, Frankie can't help but feel that something doesn't fit. And when another woman is found murdered, the same paint on her corpse, Frankie knows that unraveling Eleanor's life is the only way to find the murderer before he claims another victim . . . or finishes the fate Frankie only just managed to escape.


"That's right, she will not be able to resist these pearls....grrrrrr”

😂😂😂 Gawd I miss Dustin and the whole gang but Dustin’s my favorite!! That scene at the mama heart totally broke for him!!! My favorite scene would have to be the library scene!! I was like yaaassss 😆😆 but anyways...I’m rambling now...

Who’s your favorite Stranger things character?

Also THIS GORGEOUS MUG will be up for sale TOMORROW @noteworthygifts 🎉🎉🎉

Wonderful artist is @theimaginativeillustrator !! She slayed it!! 🖤

Cute Dustin pen and sticker are from my girly @anovelescape because she’s the bestest!!



These beauties were a belated birthday present from my birthday splurge. Birthdays are a hall pass to go crazy and buy things you have been wanting for a long time...for me that was these candles from @flickthewick !!!

Be our guest was an obvious must have and it smells like the most amazing blueberry cobbler dessert ever!!! My husband seriously asked me if the candle was edible because it smells sooo good! The second candle I picked is Bookstagram which is so cute and a great candle for pictures but also my favorite kind of scent!! Clean cotton!! You know that smell when you take fresh sheets out of the dryer?!Ahhh...easily the best smell ever!!! I’m obsessed!

I was so surprised by the cutest little candle jar! Thank you so much Angeline for the book nerd candle! It smells just like blackberry lemonade!😋 I love it!!!

Do you have a favorite candle scent?


Happy Fridayayayayaya!!!!!

I hope to get lots of reading and laundry done this weekend! Sounds exciting...I know!! 😂😂

What’s your favorite book cover color combo?

Mine is definitely Black & Gold! Isn’t this cover gorgeous?

@pages.remembered shop is on vacation mode until Monday and Joyce will have new prints up Tuesday for both page keepers and book mark keepers!! You can use my Rep Code TIMEOUT10 to save!


I am grateful you're alive", he said. "I am grateful that you're beside me. I am grateful that you're eating."
She rested her head on his shoulder.
“You're better that waffles, Matthias Helvar." A small smile curled the Fjerdan's lips.
“Let's not say things we don't mean, my love.
Coffee or tea?

I think this tea name is brilliant! I haven’t tried this tea yet but it smells amazing! This tea came from the Ketterdam @flickthewick box 🖤



Some days, you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they’re dealing with.

It’s Friday!!! Thank ya lord! I need a couple days of sleeping in and no plans!!

Who is your favorite witch?

I love all the hocus pocus ladies!!! I might need a rewatch of that this weekend actually 🤔

Beautiful pocket print from @cakeandpaintco my rep Code is TIMEOUT10


What’s a loved series that you have yet to read?

For me it’s the shatter me series! I see and hear about this one everywhere but I have yet to get to it!!! Sooon though!!

I’m having a hard time reading anything lately! I think I have so much going on in my head right now that reading is just not flowing like it usually does!•
Has this ever happened to you? •
I’ve never had it happen for this long of a stretch and I miss my relaxing reading time 😭😭😭

Mermaid sleeve from the awesome @pages.remembered !!! You can use my Rep Code TIMEOUT10 to save some money 😁🧜‍♀️


“You can't live in fear. You make things happen or they happen to you.” 💪
Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman has always been a favorite character of mine! When I was 4 for Halloween I didn’t want to be a princess I wanted to be a heroine saving the planet. I’ve attached a hilarious picture of myself in the slide.

Sooo I had to have this book as soon as it came out and I still have not read it!!!!🤦🏻‍♀️

What is a book you had to have immediately but still haven’t read?

This gorgeous candle is from @belleandcocandlemakers and I’m in LOVE with this scent!! It is very similar to the aromatherapy lotion I use daily that is an awakening vibrant smell! It’s very invigorating and I can’t wait to burn it!!!!!

Also a big thank you to @story_hoarder for this adorable Wonder Woman funko pop!!! So very sweet and thoughtful of you!!! 😘😘😘



Definitely feeling the Monday blues today!! The weekend was just not long enough and I had to adult way too much this weekend so I want a redo!! 😭😂

Here’s my February @bookofthemonth choice and I’m super excited to buddy read this because I’ve heard only awesome things!!

I hope your Monday does not feel like a Monday!!! 😘


I am NOT a Princess
I AM a Khaleesi!!!!! 🔥🐉

I miss watching GOT every Sunday! 😭😭 I need more so I’m going to start reading the series but seriously howwww long do we have to wait!? 😝

What’s a series book or show you need more of?

Book Dragon mug is from my shop @noteworthygifts


Happy Friday Friends!! This week was a blah week and I’m so happy that the weekend is here!! My 3 boys have their cousin coming for the weekend so it’s going to be boy central up in here! I’ll be here to provide the food and beverages and then escape to my room and hopefully get some major reading in! 😂😂

I just started collecting these @bloomsburypublishing UK Harry Potter books and they are even prettier in person!

Do you collect any special editions or specific books?

Gorgeous sleeve is from @pages.remembered and you can use my rep Code TIMEOUT10 to save 10% off your order! Joyce has some new prints up but they are going fast so go check them out! 💕



“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery and — oh Harry — be careful!”

I adore this modern day Hermione pocket print from @cakeandpaintco !! I’m so excited to be a Rep for Krizelle!! She’s so frickin talented!!! Go check out her shop and use my Rep Code TIMEOUT10 to save! 🧡

#cakeandpaintco #harrypotter #hermione #harrypotterart #bookmerch #bookishmerch #booksta #bookstagramit #ireadya #wizardingworldofharrypotter


Perfect Daughter or Perfect Suspect!? I need to know!!! 🕵🏻‍♀️

Thank you @duttonbooks for sending me this beautiful finished copy of Look For Me from bestselling author @lisagardnerbks !!! I can’t wait to dig into this mystery/thriller that is topping the bestsellers lists! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews and this is definitely going to be my next buddy read!! @anovelescape are you ready??! 😁

The home of a family of five is now a crime scene: four of them savagely murdered, one—a sixteen-year-old girl—missing. Was she lucky to have escaped? Or is her absence evidence of something sinister? Detective D. D. Warren is on the case—but so is survivor-turned-avenger Flora Dane. Seeking different types of justice, they must make sense of the clues left behind by a young woman who, whether as victim or suspect, is silently pleading, Look for me.

What is the last thriller you read that had you on the edge of your seat?

#PRHPartner #duttonbooks #lookforme #lisagardner #thrillerbooks #thrillers #suspense #mysterybooks #bestsellingauthor #bestsellingbook #teaandabook #bookandtea #latenightreading #bookstagramit #booksta


Winners are US @_shelby_reads and Intl @bibliobubudi !!!! 🎉🎉🎉

Kelsea, Krizelle and I are SO excited to share a giveaway we’ve been putting together for a while now... we’re very humbly calling it THE BEST GIVEAWAY EVER! 💥🤗🙃
Thank you to the wonderfully generous shops below who donated all of these beautiful giveaway items! Please check out their pages and give them some love!
↠ SIGNED 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind
@riddlesteashoppe tea tin
@noteworthygifts 15oz mug
@layitonme.botique firefly 2 mug rugs
@shopthepathtonarnia 11oz mug of choice
@mysticalmischiefshop wand
@whiskeydiamondcandle 4oz candle
@littlecrowcandles 9oz candle
@burningbrightlibrary 8oz candle
@chiquicreates necklace
@cakeandpaintco 3 bookmarks
@bookcuddlersboutique book sleeve
@nerdygrldesigns 2 pins + 2 bookmarks
↠ $25USD to book depository!
💥HOW TO ENTER (one entry total)💥
↠ FOLLOW all three of us: @anovelescape @cakefacereader & @mytimeoutshelf
↠ COMMENT with your country and TAG 3 friends!
↠ SHARE the giveaway in your story for 24hours & tag all three of us!
↠ TAG 3 more friends (one extra entry; can be done up to three times).
↠ FOLLOW all 12 shops above & comment below saying “followed all” (six extra entries).
↠ You only need to enter on one host’s page (entering on multiple will not count as extra)!
↠ Giveaway is open to any country book depository ships to.
↠ Public non-giveaway accounts only.
↠ Please tag friends only!
↠ Ends Wed 2/28 @ 11:59pm PST.



Good afternoon friends!! We have been seeing this gorgeous book everywhere and it seems to be one of those books that has drastic mixed reviews! I personally loved it and need more of it ASAP!!!!! 🖤🖤🖤

What’s an unpopular book opinion that you have?

I could not get into the Night Circus 🙈

If you loved The Cruel prince as much as I did you are going to want to check out these gorgeous candles from @littlecrowcandles !! 😍 I love them all but I’m definitely going to need a larger one of the faerie fruit!!! It smells like a crisp apple dessert!!! 😋


Happy Sunday and I can really say that because no school tomorrow for the kiddos so Im thinking pool time or beach!
Long weekends are the best!!

If you had a long weekend to do whatever you wanted what would you do?

This gorgeous candle, print and pin came from the @flickthewick Ketterdam January box!!
Gorgeous Crooked kingdom print is from @reverieandink


“I fell in love with you, smartass, because you were one of us—because you weren’t afraid of me, and you decided to end your spectacular victory by throwing that piece of bone at Amarantha like a javelin. I felt Cassian’s spirit beside me in that moment, and could have sworn I heard him say, ‘If you don’t marry her, you stupid prick, I will.”

Happy Valentine’s Day friends and Rhysand says “Hello Darlings 😉 .”

Which fictional boyfriend/girlfriend do you think would pull out all the stops on Valentine’s Day?

How gorgeous is this candle from @lemoncakescandleco !?! It smells amazing! It’s such a relaxing mix of Jasmine, Sandlewood and Vanilla! 💜


I’m excited to be partnering up with @duttonbooks to giveaway 1 Arc of Closer Than You Know by Brad Parks! (Sorry US only.)This domestic thriller will be hitting shelves March 6th!

1. Follow @mytimeoutshelf & @duttonbooks (If you follow to unfollow you will be blocked from future giveaways.)
2. Like this post
3. Tag 3 thriller loving bookish friends!

The winner will be picked Monday! Good Luck!!!

#PRHPartner #bookgiveaway #giveaway


Shelfie Sunday!! I’ve spent my afternoon rearranging my shelves again...I separated my favorite author unreads from my reads. It’s like I’m punishing myself for not having read them!! “You want the books together you must read them!!!” Mwahaha <—— Evil laugh! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Who does this to themselves? 😂😂😂

How do you organize your shelves? I’m curious because I’m not thinking this method of mine is going to last long! 😜


2 posts in one day!! What is this craziness!?! 😱 I just really wanted to post this picture of my new Wonderful Wizard of Oz book!! @anovelescape introduced me to these gorgeous classics reimagined and now I need them all!! I’m also trying to incorporate more classics into my monthly reading! I’ll share a flip through on my story if you want to see more details 💚

What’s your favorite classic?

Also, how cute is this tote and Oz Passport that I won from the wonderful @printedalphabet !?!!! I just st adore them!!


Hells Yeah it’s Friday!!! I’m so ready for the weekend! I’m going to work on getting everything I need done today so I can be a major sloth this weekend!!!

What are your plans for the weekend?

So this beautiful witchy pocket print was created by one of my faves @cakefacereader and she has a 25% off Code SECRETOPENING !!! It’s good through Sunday so head to @cakeandpaintco and check it out!! 💕💜


“Simple as that,” said Nina. “Did you know I’m next in line for the Fjerdan throne? They call me Princess Ilse of Engelsberg.” “There is no princess of Engelsberg,” said Matthias. “It’s a fishing town.” Nina shrugged. “If we’re going to lie to ourselves, we might as well be grand about it.”

Nina is one of my favorite characters! She’s funny, sassy, sweet and strong!! I have my fingers crossed she shows up in Nikolai’s story!!! 🤞🤞

Which character do you want to see more of?

This candle from @lemoncakescandleco is a perfect blend of blood orange and dark chocolate with a touch of chili pepper for that sassy personality 😉!!


Hello peeps!! Hope your day is going well and your coffee is strong! Just a couple more days till the weekend!! We can do this! 💪

I’m currently reading this book and I’m really enjoying it! I’ve read that if you are a fan of the show “This is us” you should read this and that totally pushed my to make this purchase because I adore that show! It makes me cry every week yet I love it! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

What’s one of your favorite tv shows?


National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller!
Perfect for fans of NBC's "This Is Us," Robin Benway’s beautiful interweaving story of three very different teenagers connected by blood explores the meaning of family in all its forms—how to find it, how to keep it, and how to love it.
Being the middle child has its ups and downs.

But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including—
Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Having grown up the snarky brunette in a house full of chipper redheads, she’s quick to search for traces of herself among these not-quite-strangers. And when her adopted family’s long-buried problems begin to explode to the surface, Maya can’t help but wonder where exactly it is that she belongs.
And Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.

Don't miss this moving novel that addresses such important topics as adoption, teen pregnancy, and foster care.


🚨 Spoiler Alert🚨
This post is all about the Amazing January Adventures in Ketterdam box from @flickthewick !!
This is my first ever candle subscription box and I was not disappointed!!! I loved everything! I included unboxing pics if your curious to everything that came inside! I definitely will be purchasing future boxes!!!
This box was the perfect Birthday Surprise from @anovelescape and @cakefacereader !! I still can not believe you guys did that!! 😘😘😘 Thank you both so much!! Love you guys!!!!❤️


Happy Friday everyone!!! Any exciting plans this weekend? I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the family! Key word relaxing! We will see how that goes! 😂😂

I completed Language of Thorns last month and it’s no surprise that I loved it! My favorites are the Ayana and the thorn wood and When water sang fire.🔥

Have you read it? If so, which one is your favorite?

This beautiful book sleeve was a pre order from @pages.remembered 😍😍😍 I’m obsessed with anything mermaid so I had to have it!!
She has some new releases coming up soon and I’m super excited about them! You can use my Rep Code to save on your order. TIMEOUT10


Here’s my January wrap up. Not at all the books I had planned 😂! I attached a picture of what my January tbr was and as you can see that did not translate into what I actually read! I enjoy planning out my monthly tbrs but I rarely stick to them unless it’s a buddy read.
Do you plan out your monthly tbrs and if so how does that work out for you?
The Hate You Give 🎧 5 🌟
The Last Namsara 5 🌟
The Language of Thorns 5🌟
Beasts of extraordinary circumstances 👯‍♀️ 5🌟
The Chalkman 👯‍♀️4⭐️
The Rules of Magic 🎧4⭐️
Jane Unlimited (not for me)