🐬In case you miss my story, here is a close up pic of my beautiful mermaid card from @lucyintheskycreations isn't she gorgeous ?😍 I adore the colors that Lucy uses in her designs and I can easily recognize her art due to her color signature ☺️ if only we had a mermaid emoji 🐬
💛💚Oh my goodness, did you know that @novelteatins are having a rep search?
I am totalTEA ☕️stoked! I mean it's just TEAriffic ☕️news! I just discovered their fabulous teas and gorgeous tea tins and I was so impressed that I ordered my next tea direcTEAly ☕️after finishing my first cup!
Yes it tastes TEAribbly ☕️good dah'lings. And I'm BriTEAsh 🇬🇧☕️so I know a thing or two about tasTEAing ☕️teas👌🏻 Okay I hope that's enough puns to impress these awesome folks to consider me as a rep for them. You, my followers already know that I will never promote any product that I am not 1000% in love with 😍👌🏻 I made you that promise and I will keep it. Therefore I can confidenTEAly ☕️ (sorry that slipped in) 😉enter this rep search. Wish me luck💫💚💛#booksandtea
👒Are you ready for the full unboxing of Augusts @onceuponabookcase ? 👒 Did you get my earlier hints?
This darling bicycle necklace is one of them 🚲Okay so swipe across if you want to see ALL the goodies included in this month's box. Let me tell you, the phone case is #tdf 😍It's my all time favorite... so far👌🏻 Because I've seen a sneak peek 👀at September's case and it's so awesome, I just can't describe. Take my word for it. It's not even in their store yet- hot off the presses❤️🤗
👒The best part is YOU can take 10% off your first box if you use my code: BCC10 😊 You will receive a phone case, and two or three surprise gifts that are themed to the bookish case. Hurry, they're selling fast!👒
🍁🍂I really enjoyed reading'The Hush' by Skye Melki Wegner, which was in my @onceuponabookclubbox YA edition. 🎻 It was both thrilling and haunting and had similar vibes to Six of Crows. I loved all the characters ⚓️and really hope that it is a duology or trilogy bc I really don't want this to be the end 🍂🍁
#ION : Amanda (@northavecandles ) and I want to thank you all from the bottom of our ♥️ for the huge amount of entries to our #harrypotter giveaway ⚡️⚡️It's been so much fun. We're hoping to get every entry counted from her feed, my feed, and your stories, by Friday.👌🏻 Patience is a virtue right?⚡️⚡️ And what's more, is that as you guys got me to 10k 🎉🎊 I'll be running a new giveaway right after!!! How about that!✨✨
What would you like to see in the next #giveaway ? #harrypotter again? #Aliceinwonderland ? #beautyandthebeast ? Or what other fandom?🤔 🤡
Let me know ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Have a super evening 🎻
💙 I will always love Alice. This version is the #wordcloudclassic one by @canterburyclassics It's truly beautiful. The endpapers are stunning and I love how tactile the cover is💙👌🏻 Now which movie 🎥 do you prefer? 💙I prefer the almost antique Disney movie version to the live action remake. It's probably because it takes me to my childhood again. It's familiar.💙
Also- your final reminder that our #harrypotter giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST. so if you want a chance to win, scroll down my feed and follow the prompts 👌🏻 don't forget to visit Amanda @northavecandles and follow her too! Good luck everyone. 💙
🍁I've just finished reading 'Forty Autumns' by Nina Willner 🍂( published by William Morrow books),and I have to say I was riveted! 🍁This is a true story of one family and their experiences of being trapped in East Germany after the WWII. 🍁Hanna, the eldest daughter (aged 18) manages to escape to the west and and begin a new life for herself, but her heart is constantly torn between her new life in the west and the loved ones that she was forced to leave behind. 🍁She spends the next forty years trying to keep in contact with her parents and siblings, against all odds.🍂
Not only is it a very poignant and heartbreaking 💔story, it also offers us eye witness insights into the terrifying regime that was forced upon East Germans when the Russians took control after the war. 🍂Written by Hanna's daughter, who was the first female U.S. Army intelligence officer to lead sensitive intelligence collection in East Berlin , a story unfolds that is at once empathic, yet pulls no punches when describing the Communist regime that the family and community were forced to adopt. 🍂At once a story of love and family, and also an encompassing history of the Cold War; I was fascinated to discover just how far people were willing to go to fight for their freedom, and how far the state would go to prevent it.🍁
This book is a 'must read' for anyone who wants to learn why the Berlin Wall was built, and what lead to its eventual destruction. This was a 5 star read for me.
I want to thank @storygramtours For giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book. If you would like a chance to win a copy, here's what to do:
Enter to win a copy of Forty Autumns
-follow me, @williammorrowbooks And @storygramtours -tag a friend who may be interested -For extra entry - visit @readforevermore Tomorrow and repeat these steps.
-Giveaway will end August 21st at midnight EST
- not affiliated with Instagram - must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so entries can be verified.
⚡️⚡️⚡️Just a reminder guys that my giveaway with @northavecandles closes tomorrow at midnight est (5 am U.K., 6 France) ⚡️so if you want to win $150+ worth of #harrypotter ⚡️⚡️themed goodies, scroll down my feed for the entry post and don't forget you can get an extra entry by commenting on Amanda's @northavecandles giveaway post⚡️⚡️. Mention it in your story and get yet another entry!👀👏🏻⚡️⚡️
Yes it's international 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇾🇪🇹🇱🇳🇪🇲🇽etc....
GOOD LUCK ⚡️⚡️⚡️
👒Here's a sneak peek into August's @onceuponabookcase 💙💙💙 I love this quote. And the adorable gifts inside it were the cutest yet I think💖 I can't wait to share them with you later in the week.👒
I hope your Sunday is relaxing. My husband is having a rare day off today, so I'm going to enjoy having him home with me 💏
I'm well into 'Lord of Shadows now and loving how the action is heating up👌🏻 I've been wanting to read this since I bought it on release day, and now finally I am💪🏻
Do you do this?- buy a new release and then take months to pick it up🙈😂
💁🏼It's been a while since I featured the lovely Alice ♥️♣️♦️♠️ so I remedied that today. Oh my goodness, did you see my story when I stirred the tea while the plastic was still on my honey spoon?😂🤣😂 I unwrapped it and then there's ANOTHER shrink wrap on it! If you want a giggle, have yourself a peek at my tea stirring antics👌🏻The worst part is, 🙆🏼I've used them a few times now and wondered why they never seemed to melt and didn't do a good job of sweetening my tea ☕️ 🙈🙊 honestly! I hope your day has been good. Did you buy anything bookish today?📚
Gorgeous grapefruit candle by @northavecandles
👒It's here...😍 This months @onceuponabookcase has arrived and it's gorgeous 😍👌🏻 Actually it arrived yesterday and the mail guy had it wedged in my mail box📫. I almost cried 😭 I did not want to force it and damage the box. So I had to wait until today and get them to retrieve it for me.📫😰 it's been a l o n g night 🌛 but it's safe and sound now🙂🙃🙂You can get 10% off if you use my code: BCC10 and just maybe... there's a clue to what phone case was inside, in my story👌🏻 #shhhh 👒 (not the Alice in Wonderland one, that's a past month)☺️
🌸🌺Guys, you know that I only share products that I'm truly in love💖 with, right? ☕️So when I say I am #obsessed with this delicious 'Oliver Lemon 🍋 Twist' tea by @novelteatins then it's got to be good😍! It is SO GOOD!!😍☕️And can we please all just take a moment to appreciate this stunning artwork 🌸on this gorgeous bookish tin 📖 🙌🏻
Oh "Please sir, I want some MORE' 🙏🏻 🤗 I've placed another order right after I tasted my first delicious cup last night! Please go visit them. I am not affiliated, just a VERY satisfied customer (although I will certainly be entering their rep search!) #onlyproductsibelievein 👌🏻🌸🌺#booksandtea#watermelanerdsaugust
After agonizing for ever I chose to use my 'little Princess ' case today👑
I love being able to swap out my phone cases so easily. These gorgeous cases are from @onceuponabookcase and you can use my magic code: BCC10 to get 10% off your first order👒
Each month you get a surprise phone case and two or three mystery themed items🐰I am already stalking the mail box for this month's new arrival.
Right now I'm curled on my bed watching 'Miss Potter' again.🐿 Here's hoping that one day I'll get a Beatrix Potter case😍 #sigh
🍁🍂So my latest obsession has been to read everything I can find on Beatrix Potter's life.🐿 I'm sure most of us had these books as children, but I've never really appreciated the work that went into them until now.🍁
I've just finished reading 'Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life' by Marta McDowell 🍂 and found it fascinating. I mean Beatrix was a one woman industry and entrepreneur! 🍄 Many of her illustrations were lifted from her own garden views.🐁 and she bought up as much land in the Lake District as she could and bequeathed it to the National trust so that the countryside would remain untouched for generations 🌳 I loved the movie of her life too.👌🏻
I read this on my Kindle so I'm not photographing the actual book, but I loved it so much that I've ordered a hard copy. 🐿 What's your favorite Beatrix Potter character? Mine has to be Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle because she loves to see her home clean and ordered 🗑
If you missed my story yesterday, you wouldn't see my new posters that I bought. I've now put them up and started decorating my little library for... fall 🍁🍂🙊 my excuse is... well I'm reorganizing all my bookcases so I may as well do it now. 🍁🌲🍂🐿 I'm so ready for fall. Florida summers are no fun ☀️☀️☀️☄️🔥
Anyway, my back wall is finished only two more to go. I'm thinking of doing a library tour blog post when it's done. Is that something you'd be interested in?📚📚📚
⚡️Which character will you choose out of these two if you win?⚡️
⚡️Just a reminder that the giveaway that I'm hosting with @northavecandles 🕯🕯🕯closes on 14th August ⚡️
⚡️get your entries in quickly. Scroll down my feed for entry post⚡️
⚡️It's INTERNATIONAL: I've had winners in five Countries so far! ⚡️
⚡️Tell all your friends, and if you can get me to 10k with a story shoutout, we'll give you an extra entry!⚡️
⚡️This is also a super chance for you to own two of Amanda's delicious #harrypotter themed candles...Mmmm #butterbeer anyone?⚡️
🗝Which trilogy could you happily read twice? This is one I would gladly revisit🗡 I look at them on my shelves and I'm so tempted to reread them but I still have so many titles on my #tbr list to tackle first.
I hope you're having a relaxing Sunday. We've been working outside in the garden in this 100•f heat bc we're crazy 😜 actually bc hubby is working such long hours we haven't had time to do anything around the house and yard so it was a case of having no choice 🙈 I'm happy it's all done now though. Can't wait for the cooler weather so we can sit outside more👌🏻
🖤I've been wanting this beautiful mug for some time now and finally pulled the trigger. @eviebookish designs just get better and better🖤 I have too many mugs but...😍 I mean look at it! Just waiting on the floor cushion to arrive now 👌🏻 #whistlesinnocently
I've FINALLY read the first book in the 'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' trilogy by Laini Taylor. 📚 I found the last two books in @booksamillion bargain section for only$2.97 each so I snatched them up and ordered the first soon after.📖 I've heard so many great things about this series and I wasn't disappointed! 📕 I can't wait to read on and see what happens next.
⚡️⚡️In other news, don't forget to enter the giveaway that I'm hosting with @northavecandles. Its HARRY POTTER themed and there's a ton of goodies up for grabs. Just scroll down two posts for details.⚡️⚡️
⭐️it's FRIDAY! I had no idea 😂 I seriously thought it was Thursday for some reason. I just LOVE ❤️ the weekend don't you?!
So.. I think I'm ready for a rad overhaul of my little library. I may even (😱#gasp) split up my series so I can embrace my inner #ombre worshipper 💝 How would you arrange it? I have all my fantasy books on the opposite shelves, shall I mix them?🙃 or keep them separate? Decisions,decisions...is love to hear what you think🤗
So consider this shelfie the 'before' 🙂🙃🙂 #imaybeawhile
PS have you entered my #harrypotter ⚡️giveaway yet? I've teamed up with Amanda @northavecandles 👌🏻It's my best yet. See my last post for full details⚡️⚡️⚡️#disney#rainbow#unicorn
⚡️It's Here! 'Happy Birthday 🎂🎂🎂Harry Potter'!⚡️And what a perfect excuse for a GIVEAWAY!⚡️
⚡️Amanda @northavecandles 🕯🕯🕯 and I are giving one lucky winner ALL these goodies 😍👌🏻⚡️
All you have to do is:
⚡️MUST FOLLOW me & Amanda @northavecandles ⚡️tag two friends below
⚡️Repost my first picture with the tag #bookscupsandcandles9k and #northavecandles ⚡️for an extra entry tag two friends on @northavecandles giveaway post.
⚡️Yes its International!
Not affiliated with Instagram ⚡️MUST be a ⚡️bookish account or ⚡️Harry Potter lovers - ⚡️sorry but I want people who truly LOVE ❤️❤️❤️books and/or Harry Potter ⚡️ because lots of love and time and effort have gone into curating these gifts 🎁and I want the right person to win, I'm sure you agree!
Closing date is 14th August!
*items lost in post or customs are sadly out of our control but we always get tracking and will send a photo of the receipt to you*
⚡️Harry Potter sorting hat bath bomb by @hipmodernsoap - which house will you be sorted into?
⚡️20th Anniversary Griffindor edition of first Book!
⚡️Three adorable bookmarks
⚡️Butterbeer & Polyjuice potion candles.
⚡️Funko pop of Dumbledore.
⚡️Pop Candy funko of EITHER: Luna or Harry!
⚡️'Luna quote pillow case.
⚡️Hogwarts playing cards.
⚡️Luna quote mug.
⚡️Slytherine student handbook.
⚡️Muggle worthy notebook.
⚡️In honor of Harry Potters birthday tomorrow (or today if you're in Europe) I am joining with Amanda @northavecandles to launch our international HP giveaway. Yes it's finally here! ⚡️ details to follow later but in the meantime #watchthisspace ⚡️
How beautiful are these phone cases? 😍 I now have quite a collection building up now thanks to @onceuponabookcase . Every month I get a mystery phone case with two or three themed gifts and they're always so perfect👌🏻
📱The designs are gorgeous but they're also SO practical because you can hold all your credit cards and driving license together without taking a bag/purse out with you.📱
This is perfect for the gym👍🏻 Better still you can use my code:BCC10 for 10% off your first order 🙂🙃🙂 #yourewelcome
I love these vintage British murder mysteries that have been reissued as British library crime classics. They're so quaint and well... British! I love the language and the mannerisms that the characters use. My reading is al over the place right now. I'm totally genre hopping this month and I love it.
Have you read any of these? Any recommendations? I'm going to order some more. Toodlepips 🕵️♀️#britishlibrarycrimeclassics
💜Don't you just adore bookish mugs? This is one of my favorites and it's by @paperfury from @society6 💜I have dozens of mugs but this is one of the handful that I truly adore. Maybe it's because I love lilac, maybe the design just sings to me.💜 Anyway, in bookish news, I'm just starting 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' by Laini Taylor. It's been on my #tbr list forever💜