Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Sophoclessweetheart

Sophoclessweetheart

Joined June 2017

Mummy. Classics Student. Book Blogger. Tea Lover. Candle Collector. Love ancient civilisation and myths. mysticreadsbookblogblog.wordpress.com
reading now icon
The Search For Nefertiti by Joann Fletcher
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

My #achristieswapisannounced package from @jenniferw88 arrived today and it was certainly worth the wait!! Oh goodness! Thank you so so much Jenny. My most favourite AC novel in the editions I‘m collecting and the gorgeous HB greenshore folly and tote bag from my wish list! You‘ve made my Monday. Thank you! You were right, the card is hilarious! I‘ll have to frame it 🖤😹

jenniferw88 Glad you love everything! The hardback has the Greenway national trust stamp in it. 14mo
batsy How nice! And that bookmark 😍 14mo
LeahBergen You got the tote, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 And I‘m dying of envy over that bookmark! 😮😮 14mo
See All 6 Comments
tammysue Lovely gifts! Especially loving that bookmark!😍 13mo
laurenbescoby Where have you disappeared? Missing you and your posts! X 13mo
ephemeralwaltz Dropping in to say I've been missing your posts as well here on Litsy!! Hope all is well ❤️❤️ 10mo
61 likes6 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart

#achristieswapisannounced opening day is FINALLY HERE!! I‘m so excited to see what everyone has got! Unfortunately my package hasn‘t arrived yet so I‘ll be enjoying Christie goodness through you all for today. Hope you all have enjoyed this Swap!

DGRachel Thank you for hosting! I hope your box arrives soon! 14mo
mabell I also have not received word of a package. 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @DGRachel Thank you sweet. Xx 14mo
See All 6 Comments
Sophoclessweetheart @mabell Nor has @Deangirl , I think there seems to be a lot of missing boxes this time around. I‘m throughly disappointed by it. Not one person had emailed me to say there is a problem yet a few people now have said they‘ve got nothing... 😰 14mo
mabell @Sophoclessweetheart C'est la vie! 🤷‍♀️Everything always works out in the end. ❤️ 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @mabell Fingers crossed 🤞 14mo
34 likes6 comments
review
Sophoclessweetheart
post image
Pickpick

I‘ve finished reading Shadow of the Tomb Raider and it was everything I wanted it to be. What a truly enjoyable experience. My full review will be live on my blog on the 7th October during Literary Halloween 🎃 If you‘ve been thinking about this one then I suggest you buy it. It‘s a treat! They really should make more Tomb Raider novels. Thank you so much Philippa and @titan_books for the copy. #tombraider #laracroft #newreleases #booklover

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Today‘s amazon delivery surpasses all level of amazing. I am blessed to have the mother I have. I brought the Classical world slipcase for Qd! Such a bargain, I was expecting one book, not a slipcase RRP‘ed at (d0. The mug and Tyldesley are gifts from my mother. ?? Blessed.

@julesG my #witchpleaseswap package also arrived. Now to hide it until October 31st! Yours is going out next week! @monalyisha #ancientegypt #egyptology #classicalstudies

julesG Thanks! I was a tiny bit worried, because DHL just said 'delivered' but not where or to whom. 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @julesG It‘s okay, don‘t worry. It‘s safe x 14mo
65 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Good morning lovelies! I‘m embracing the cosy this morning with coffee, carrot cake and this delightful new release from @titan_books 🐞

I grew up watching my dad play Tomb Raider games and still now like to watch when my dad is playing the new games. Beside Evelyn O‘Conner from The Mummy films, Lara Croft has majorly inspired my love for the ancient world and all the secrets it holds. So, naturally I had to get a copy.

BethM Looks like the perfect morning! 14mo
53 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
Sophoclessweetheart
A Room With a View | E. M. Forster
post image
Mehso-so

Success! I‘ve finished my read of A Room with a View by E. M. Forster. I think overall for me it‘s a 3-3.5 star. I enjoyed it, but it seemed a little slow to start, I was over halfway through the book before it became apparent it was a love story, and this resulted in the romance seeming rushed and ungraceful to me. I was pleased with the ending but had hoped for something more. I will though, enjoying reading more of Forsters works. 🐞

MaGoose I read this book a long time ago but I just might want to read it again. Will put it on the TBR list. 😍 14mo
Bklover Lovely pic! 14mo
62 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Search For Nefertiti | Joann Fletcher
post image

House work is done, bookshelves are rearranged, altar is tidied.... I‘ve ran out of things to do. So picking up Forster to finish and then going back into Joann Fletcher because I got sidetracked and never finished it before. 🐞

I‘ve had some lovely news that my first choice uni for an Egyptology MA are planning a course to start in time for my graduating my BA classics so I‘m holding out that they get it up on time! 🙏🖤 #Currentlyreading

ephemeralwaltz That's awesome!! Lovely edition. 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz Thank you Clara! X 14mo
65 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
A Room With a View | E. M. Forster
post image

Things were not mixing well with myself and the Alienist. It seems a wonderfully good read but I am not feeling like a thriller right now so it‘s gone back into the TBR and I‘ve picked up some E. M. Forster instead. I was recommended this particular Forster many moons ago by Liz @wildbonbons and have still yet to read it so I think it‘s time. 🐞#currentlyreading

charl08 Gorgeous cover. 14mo
sudi I love those Penguin English Library editions ❤ 14mo
65 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

After desperately searching for The Alienist by Caleb Carr for half the year, The Works came to the rescue by selling a rerelease edition with a tv collaboration cover for the new series. I want to watch the series but was determined to read the book first, I was lost for a book to read next and my daughter chose this for me so let‘s begin 🐞
#thealienist #classics #thriller #modernclassics #historicalfiction

jenniferw88 I really enjoyed this one for #whodunituk! 14mo
zsuzsanna_reads I should read this again as I can't remember the ending anymore. 😂 13mo
69 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Hey guys! This October I‘m hosting a literary Halloween party via bookstagram and my blog, I‘m hoping to spread the festivities here too so please check out my blog post about this lovely month-long event if you‘re interested in joining me! If you want my photo challenge sharing here too, comment below and let me know. https://mysticreadsbookblogblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/introducing/ #halloween #spookyreads #literaryhalloween

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

@jenniferw88 Your #achristieswapisannounced package is swhizzing it‘s way to you now. Hope you love everything! 🖤🙏

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
post image

Yay! Opening day is finally here and omg Rachel! You spoiled me. I adore everything! Can‘t believe we got each other the same direwolf! Unfortunately mine got broken a little in the post but my dad assured me he can fix it. 🙊🖤 Thank you Jenny for hosting! @jenniferw88 @ScorpioBookDreams #aswapoficeandfire

TrishB That bag is lovely 💕 14mo
ScorpioBookDreams Pleased you like everything! 😊 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @TrishB Thank you. It‘s great isn‘t it!? 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @ScorpioBookDreams Thank you so much xx 14mo
60 likes4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
post image

Current Reads 🌹🐞

I‘m delving into my Halloween TBR a little bit early and reading a spooky Buffy style retelling of Alice in Wonderland called A Blade so Black. This book is released October 9th by @titan_books and I‘m super excited to dive in! I love Alice in Wonderland and retellings of it are my kryptonite. 🐞 #aliceinwonderland #retellings #pompeii #classics #classicsstudent #classicalstudies #rome #spqr #newreleases

Birdsong28 Have you read the Insanity series by Cameron Jace? They are a must if you love Alice in Wonderland retellings. Love them myself will have to try your suggestion. 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Birdsong28 I‘ve never heard of them!! I must track some down‘ 😱😍 14mo
48 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
post image

#hobbitweek — Favourite theme or subplot. To me this will always be adventure. 🐞

Tolkien has always been about that facing your fears, taking a leap of faith and going on the adventure to your destiny. I felt this immensely when reading the Hobbit for the first time when I was a mere child of eight. I still feel it now whenever I reread the Hobbit. It‘s almost inspiring, and I find that all of Tolkien‘s books have this. #tolkienite #tolkien

Daisey I agree completely! Also a lovely photo! 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Daisey Thank you so much. Xx 14mo
71 likes2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

I‘m going to read this long awaited wonder. I mean, I waited MONTHS for this book to finally be released and arrive on my doorstep and have since not had chance to read it so. Yeah. Let‘s go! 🐞👌🏻 #jurassicworld #jurassicpark #dinosaur #spinoffs #theevolutionofclaire

55 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
post image

So, it‘s #hobbitweek and In The Hobbit I‘ve always been a touch impressed by Thorin‘s Map (invisible moon runes and all!) and Kili‘s rune Stone. Yes, yes, they‘re not I suppose magical artefacts in the way this is meant but they show clearly to me both the magic of intention (Kili‘s stone) and the magic of words/runes and the moon (Thorin‘s map), and really they‘re very real kinds of magic. 🐞

#jrrtolkien #tolkien #tolkienite

Heideschrampf Friends of mine just named their new pup BALIN and he already acts like the king under the mountain 🙈🐶 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Heideschrampf That‘s adorable!! 😍🖤 1y
59 likes2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Strange Ink | Gary Kemble
post image

Thank you @titan_books for this beyond beautiful book for review. Just look at those black sprayed edges. 🐞

Strange Ink by Gary Kemble is a perfect read for the spooky season and comes out 9th October ready for your Halloween TBR. I‘m really excited to delve into this one. #halloweenreads #horror #fantasyhorror #newreleases #spookyreads #thriller #strangeink

InBooksILive That cover is stunning! 1y
LibrarianRyan That looks lovely. 🖤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @InBooksILive @LibrarianRyan It‘s lovely isn‘t it? X 1y
61 likes7 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

My current reads — The Iliad by Homer Trans. By Anthony Verity. Pompeii by Mary Beard. 🐞

Annnndddd, say hello to my autumn theme. It‘s all set and ready to go. I‘m in awe of it and I am so ready for all the autumn goodness! *looking at you spiced lattes at Costa* 🐞

What are you reading right now? #greek #rome #spqr #ancientrome #ancientgreece

Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 💫💫💫 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Cathythoughts Thank you Cathy dear x 1y
tammysue Lovely ✨ 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @whatshesreadingnow Thank you Tammy! How are you? I‘ve been seriously MIA here x 14mo
62 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” 🐞

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart

I‘m so so so excited to see everyone‘s packages showing up for #achristieswapisannounced 🙊🖤 I‘m so excited about this swap! Hurry up September 30th! 😹
If you have any problems please don‘t hesitate to contact me and I‘ll do all I can resolve the issue.

💋🖤

On a side note, sorry I‘ve been so MIA on Litsy, it‘s been so busy these last few weeks with uni preparation and getting my daughter settled in her new nursery.

LeahBergen I‘m excited, too! 👏🏻 1y
DGRachel Soooooooo long to wait...😭😭 (I *might* be a *little* excited 😆) 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @jenniferw88 Your AC swap package is going out Friday and I‘ll send it via first class recorded so it will arrive early next week! Xx 14mo
jenniferw88 @Sophoclessweetheart yours will be sent late this week or early next week too! 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @jenniferw88 That‘s okay Dear. Just wanted to keep you in the loop x 14mo
39 likes5 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
post image

“αὐτίκα δʼ ἐξ ὀχέων σὺν τεύχεσιν ἆλτο χαμᾶζε.
τὸν δʼ ὡς οὖν ἐνόησεν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδὴς
ἐν προμάχοισι φανέντα, κατεπλήγη φίλον ἦτορ,
ἂψ δʼ ἑτάρων εἰς ἔθνος ἐχάζετο κῆρʼ ἀλεείνων.
ὡς δʼ ὅτε τίς τε δράκοντα ἰδὼν παλίνορσος ἀπέστη
οὔρεος ἐν βήσσῃς, ὑπό τε τρόμος ἔλλαβε γυῖα,
ἂψ δʼ ἀνεχώρησεν, ὦχρός τέ μιν εἷλε παρειάς,
ὣς αὖτις καθʼ ὅμιλον ἔδυ Τρώων ἀγερώχων
δείσας Ἀτρέος υἱὸν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδής.” 🐞

#classics #classicist #bibliophile

DragonAuthors I'm afraid that's all Greek to me. 1y
RaimeyGallant @DragonAuthors lol, cheeky. 10mo
46 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
post image

So, my little one is out for the day with my sister and nephew so my afternoon is going to be all about getting through more of my Iliad reread and looking through my uni materials for this first block! It‘s getting closer and I cannot wait. 🐞

Can it be October yet? #a229 #exploringtheclassicalworld #greekliterature #ancientgreece #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies

Tamra I‘ve started a Humanities degree and looks like we might be reading similarly this fall! Gilgamesh, Bible, Ovid, Homer, Virgil, Aristotle, Plato. Though not required, I ordered some newer translations that I hope are accessible so I spend less time deciphering the language on the surface and more on the themes and concepts. I had a Poli Sci PHIL course that was awful in that respect. (edited) 1y
Tamra I should say sounds like you have a plus in that you‘ve already covered some of the material! I‘m a little nervous because I got no classics ed as a music student undergrad and law school graduate student. (edited) 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Tamra Oh! How lovely! I hope you enjoy it! 😄🖤 This is my third year studying the Classics at an undergraduate level so by now it‘s not really new to me anymore. But, when I started my classics degree I had no prior official classical education as it isn‘t offered in schools here. It‘s not as scary as it seems, you pick it up quite quickly xx 1y
67 likes3 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
post image

A little bit last minute because one of the items got delayed and only arrived yesterday! 🤦🏼‍♀️🙊 But @ScorpioBookDreams Your #aswapoficeandfire package is whizzing on its way to you right now. @jenniferw88

In other news, my last #achristieswapisannounced item is due Monday so I will posting that off Monday or Tuesday to you Jennifer 👌🏻🖤

ScorpioBookDreams Thank you! I‘ll let you know when it arrives xx 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ScorpioBookDreams I sent it special delivery so it should be with you by 1pm tomorrow xx 1y
ScorpioBookDreams @Sophoclessweetheart it arrived safely thank you! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ScorpioBookDreams Yay! Wonderful! I hope you live everything xx 1y
61 likes4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
post image

Good morning 🐞

First coffee and a bit of Homer to start the day right. Today is going to be a full day of studying bridging materials in preparation for uni starting back. I started yesterday but my daughter is at nursery all day today so I‘m dedicating the day to such pursuits. 🐞

#greekliterature #homer #greekepic #ancientgreek #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies

julesG Wishing you a successful day! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @julesG Thank you dear 🙏 xx 1y
72 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
post image

Thank you SO MUCH RACHEAL! @ScorpioBookDreams 😘🖤

I had to open the box because I didn‘t know what it was but I‘ve safely stored this to die for prizes away for now! Safe until opening day. All except for the beautiful pink package you added for my little princess, I let her have that after nursery for being brave and we read the book before bed. She LOVES it. Thank you.
Your package is shipping out Friday! #aswapoficeandfire @jenniferw88

TrishB Oh wow 😮 that‘s awesome!! 1y
AmyG Awesome wrapping job! 1y
ScorpioBookDreams Sorry I forgot to write on the box. I remembered once they‘d already collected it 😂. So glad your daughter liked the book. 1y
See All 12 Comments
jenniferw88 Looks good! At least we're in the right month now... still need to send mine out! 1y
LeahBergen Wow! That‘s gorgeous wrapping, @ScorpioBookDreams ! 1y
ScorpioBookDreams @LeahBergen thank you, Leah! I couldn‘t find Game of Thrones paper so this was the next best thing. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @TrishB She‘s wrapped it wonderfully hasn‘t she? It‘s going to be a shame to open the wrappers! 😹🖤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @AmyG Thank you 🙏 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ScorpioBookDreams It‘s okay, once I realised I was like “oh no!!” But at least they‘re all wrapped so is still a surprise for opening day! 😹😘 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @jenniferw88 Still a surprise because I‘ve put them aside until opening day. 😹😹🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I‘ll be sending mine this weekend now the mail service has decided to delay on of my items. X 1y
youneverarrived That wrapping is gorgeous! 1y
CrowCAH Such cool wrapping! 1y
66 likes12 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
post image

“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.” 🐞

I could quote this book for the rest of my life and still find some new striking line with each reread. I can‘t be the only one who feels this way, surely?
#thesecrethistory #donnatartt

Cathythoughts One of my very favorite books 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Mdargusch I totally agree! 1y
emilyhaldi One or the only books I've ever reread!! And I would do it again ❤️ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Cathythoughts @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I knew I couldn‘t be the only one 😹🖤 1y
60 likes4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Continuing my journey through The Hedge Witch‘s Way by Rae Beth now I‘ve gotten down a few review copies. I‘ve almost finished this book now so I‘m trying to decide what to read next. I believe Practical Magic may be a fun choice as I‘ve never yet read the book despite adoring the film. Decisions decisions. #currentlyreading #hedgewitches #hedgewitch #witchybooks #booklover #bookblogger #bookstamums #bookish

53 likes3 stack adds
review
Sophoclessweetheart
post image
Pickpick

I have gleaned so much inspiration and wisdom from this book. It‘s beautiful and it has sang to my soul. This is a book I‘m going to be rereading often. If you‘ve been thinking about this one, get it and treasure it. #herbmagick #currentlyreading #hedgewitches #herbiary #theherbiary #bookstamums #booklover #bookish

Maewyn It looks so pretty!😍 1y
64 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Good morning beautiful souls 🖤✨

Last night I finished Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu and started reading and exploring The Herbiary. It‘s so so beautiful and whimsical. It‘s really more like an immersive guide to the botanical oracle cards that come with it than a book of herb lore and magic but it‘s still wonderful. I can‘t wait to get into the cards. #currentlyreading #herbmagick #hedgewitch #herbiary #oraclecards

69 likes1 stack add
review
Sophoclessweetheart
post image
Pickpick

I‘m on a roll it seems with amazing books and getting through them in an evening. Why can‘t all my read be like this!? Anyway, my review is now live for this literary cocktail and I couldn‘t recommend it enough. Find my review here: https://mysticreadsbookblogblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/sherlock-holmes-vs-cthu... #cthulhu #sherlock #scififantasy #newrelease #scifi #loisgresh

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

My evening in books 🖤✨

It‘s the little things that make my evening. Warm blankets, cosy PJs, scented candles, copious amounts of coffee, good books, going-to-bed birdsong outside the window. It‘s like a bedtime ritual for me to just enjoy these few small things for an hour or two before I go to sleep. Without them I feel lost. 🖤✨

QOTD: What is your bedtime ritual? #currentlyreading #witchybooks #lovecraftian #scififantasy

blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Now we have our #witchpleaseswap matches (and I have already brought three items for my match! — yes! I‘m going to be exceeding the minimum 😹😹) I thought I‘d take a leaf out of Laurie‘s @miralunasbooknook book and post a photo of my witchcraft books. Excluded is the Illustrated Herbiary by Maia Toll which I posted prior to this post. I also own a few witchy fiction books by Alice Hoffman and Louisa Morgan. #witchybooks #witchcraft #witch

laurenbescoby Love! 😍 I didn't think about fiction.... I have too many to count! 🙈 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook Luckily, I don‘t own much fiction at all. Other than a couple that mean a lot to me, I‘ve never really been interested in stories about witches and witchcraft. I think it‘s too real to me to really enjoy stories about it that seem far fetched and imagined. 1y
laurenbescoby @Sophoclessweetheart I love Kate Forsyths Witches of the Eileanan. It isn't too far fetched. Lots of herb lore and crystal magic with some fantasy and transformation thrown in. Crafting of talismans and lots of symbolism. 1y
See All 11 Comments
Maewyn I feel the same way about witch fiction. I try to think of it as super powers and therefore not the same. I seem to remember reading one book where the witches behave like normal and the magic was treated more realistically. It was the beginning of a series and now I can't remember it!😳 1y
julesG @miralunasbooknook Oh, this sounds like a good book, will have to find it and stack it. 1y
laurenbescoby @julesG this is the first book x 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook i don‘t know that one. I‘ll have to take a look 🖤🖤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Maewyn Completely agree. If you remember what it is I‘d love to know xx 1y
monalyisha Gosh, this is pretty! 😍 1y
55 likes1 stack add11 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

#bookmail best mail 🖤✨

I finally got my copy of The Herbiary by Maia Toll. It includes 36 oracle cards and information about 36 botanicals with guidance and rituals. It is soso beautiful. I have of course, brought two copies one for myself and one for my #witchpleaseswap match👊🙏 #herbiary #herbmagick #greenwitch #naturewitch #witchybooks #bookstamums #booklover #bookblog #bookish #bookworm

laurenbescoby This is beautiful! You have a lucky match 😍 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook I hope she will think so too! 🖤🙊 1y
monalyisha OOoOOoO! 🤤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @monalyisha It‘s divine isn‘t it? 1y
58 likes4 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

I know I said this about my last read, BUT.... this book is unputdownable! It‘s one of those books that is going to be really freaking awesome, or so so so terrible. It‘s the former! Hands down. Gresh gets the characters Holmes and Watson to a tee and certainly would make Doyle proud. And the lovecraftian elements are PERFECT. I need book one immediately 😍✨ #literarymashup #currentlyreading #cthulhu #sherlock #lovecraftian#scififantasy

AshleyHoss820 A) the book sounds rad! B) I love that bookmark! C) your nails are one point! 😄 1y
ephemeralwaltz Love your nail color 😘 1y
59 likes3 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Witchrise | Victoria Lamb

Sooo, I might be super super excited about the #witchpleaseswap by @monalyisha and I may have already ordered two items for my match! 😹😹

JoScho Same! 1y
hermyknee @JoScho have you guys already gotten your matches?! 1y
See All 9 Comments
hermyknee @JoScho @Sophoclessweetheart oh okay - well I‘m with you guys! I‘ve already gotten a couple of things for the #witchplease swap, too! 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @JoScho @hermyknee I already have my match. I got it this morning 🙊🙊 1y
JoScho @hermyknee @Sophoclessweetheart I hope I get mine soon 🖤 (edited) 1y
mrsmarch I can‘t wait for my match! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @JoScho @mrsmarch I‘m sure she‘ll get yours out ASAP x 1y
mrsmarch @Sophoclessweetheart @joscho The perils of being at the end of the alphabet 😂 1y
39 likes9 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Swiftly into my next review copy. Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu by Lois H. Gresh. As an avid lover of Doyle and Lovecraft, this mash-up is promising to be a real treat. Let‘s hope I‘m not disappointed ! 🙊🖤

Thank you to @titan_books for the copy! #currentlyreading #fantasy #crime #sherlock #cthulhu #literarymashup #bookstamums #bookish

Bronte_Chintz Wow! This sounds so interesting! 1y
JazzFeathers This sounds like something that may either be absolutely fantastic or really terrible... 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Bronte_Chintz I‘m hooked. It‘s really Really good xx 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @JazzFeathers I completely agree. So far I‘m of the opinion that it‘s REALLY great! 👌🏻 1y
57 likes4 stack adds4 comments
review
Sophoclessweetheart
The Book of Hidden Things | Francesco Dimitri
Pickpick

Good morning beautiful souls 🖤✨ I finished The Book of Hidden Things last night. Oh My Gods!! This book! There are no words. NO. WORDS. It‘s is sublime. I think this is the first 5 star rating I‘ve given in a long time now.
I‘ve posted a full review on my blog: https://mysticreadsbookblogblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/the-book-of-hidden-thin...
TBOHT is available now from all good bookstores 🙏✨

41 likes1 stack add
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Untitled | Unknown

Yay!! I got my match for the #witchpleaseswap by @monalyisha — unfortunately it‘s one of those secret ones so I can‘t say whom it is but I‘m so excited to buy for them and already have so many ideas! 👏👏👏🖤🖤🖤

2BR02B What! I'm dying to find out who mine is. I already have 30+ items wishlisted between Amazon and Etsy... just waiting to get my match so I can commence the stalking! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @2BR02B I luckily don‘t have to stalk that much because my Match is someone I‘ve spoken to a bit here and have followed since joining xx 1y
38 likes2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Book of Hidden Things | Francesco Dimitri
post image

I‘m finding myself blown away by this book. It‘s way more than I was expecting. I can‘t really put into words how much I‘m enjoying it. It‘s mystery, fantasy,magic, mayhem — absolute chaos in book form. I cannot put it down.

The characters are unlovable yet wonderful, the intrigue has me hooked. 🖤✨🙊 #currentlyreading #fantasy #mystery #darkliterature #bookstamums #bookblogger #bookish #bibliophile

RaimeyGallant Sounds great. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds great and what a beautiful cover 💗📚 stacked!! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @RaimeyGallant @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ladies, I highly recommend it x 1y
56 likes6 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Book of Hidden Things | Francesco Dimitri
post image

Late night thoughts... 🖤✨

So, I‘m 100 pages into The Book of Hidden Things and I can actually see the “Donna Tartt” ness that I was told about. It‘s not a patch on Tartt‘s writing but the plot and atmosphere has great The Secret History vibes and has kept me reading late into the night. I‘m eager to read more and see where this goes. For now, sleep, because I feel like a badgers arse. 🤦🏼‍♀️✨#currentlyreading #booklover #bibliophile #bookblog

52 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Nanny Ogg's Cookbook | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan
post image

I am physically and mentally unable to process life today. I‘m going to crawl into a bowl of Nobby‘s mums distressed pudding and watch Jane Eyre with Michael Fassbender. Call me when a new moon rises. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ #Discworld #terrypratchett #sirterrypratchett #gnuterrypratchett #speakhisname

wanderinglynn {hugs} Sending you positive vibes & energizing thoughts. I hope your day gets better. Enjoy Michael Fassbender ❤️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz Take it easy! Nothing Rochester can't fix 🖤💜🖤💜 1y
CaitlinR Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt. Process life on you own terms. ❤️ 1y
kathedron That sounds like one of my "under the floorboards" days. (So named because that's where my mood, energy, small stash of self-confidence etc seem to go.) Treat yourself gently. I hope you feel better tomorrow. ❤ 1y
tammysue Aw I‘m hoping your days brighter today Xo ❤️✨ 1y
65 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Book of Hidden Things | Francesco Dimitri
post image

It‘s been a long time coming but I‘m finally getting around to my backlogged review copies. Starting it off right with Francesco Dimitri‘s The Book of Hidden Things which is marketed as the lovechild of Donna Tartt and Neil Gaiman. You had me at Donna Tartt, of course! Huge thank you to @titan_books for sending me this beautiful looking book. #bookstamums #booklover #bookaddict #bookworm #bobliophile #bookish #bookblog

Quirkybookworm I disagree this book being as a lovechild if Donna Tart. But that‘s just me. I gave this book 0!to 1 star. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Quirkybookworm That‘s very unfortunate to hear. I was only interested because they said it was Donna Tartt - esque. Hopefully I‘ll enjoy it more than you did x 1y
Quirkybookworm I hope so too. Let me know when you‘re done so we can discuss this.😊 @Sophoclessweetheart 1y
73 likes2 stack adds3 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

Really enjoyed reading in the garden all day today whilst the babies played outside. Minus one or two bumps it‘s been a great day. I‘m over halfway through The Oedipus Cycle and yes, it‘s just as amazing as I recalled it being. Can‘t wait to get to Antigone.

If you‘ve read Sophocles, which is your favourite play? #classicsstudent #ancientgreek #sophocles #bookstamums #classics #classicist #classicalstudies

Mdargusch Wow! Gorgeous photo! 1y
batsy I read Oedipus Rex so long ago and need to revisit but I read Antigone again last year; it's brilliant ❤️ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @batsy I love Antigone! I devoured Oedipus Rex in a sitting today 😹🖤 1y
64 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
post image

I‘ve decided to reread some Sophocles. I haven‘t read Antigone (my favourite Greek play!) since the summer before last so I think I‘m well due a reread. 🙊

I go for new glasses next Tuesday and I‘m excited! I have my eye on adorable Kylie ones with tiny round frames in gold like cute little grandma glasses. The moon is in Aries and it‘s a time to be daring so I‘m trying something new! 🙊🖤✨ #greekplay #ancientgreek #classicist

Caroline2 Ohhh what a beautiful photo!! 😍 1y
Emilymdxn Gorgeous! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Caroline2 Thank you dear 🙏 1y
67 likes3 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
post image

Finished A Hat Full Of Sky and now I‘m debating my next read.

I‘m getting excited the closer it gets to going back to uni too! I‘m hoping my textbooks will arrive soon so I can see what I‘ll be covering this year. I‘m also excited about covering Homer again this year (I already know this because it‘s a set book!) 🙊 Am I the only one who can‘t wait to get back to Studies? #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies #ancientgreek

ephemeralwaltz I just graduated but always loved the feeling of a new semester coming up 😍😍😍 especially seeing what the readings for each class were going to be! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz It‘s so exciting isn‘t it? I already know all the set books because we‘re told them in advance but I don‘t know what else we‘ll be covering until my materials arrive. 🙊🙊🖤🖤 1y
58 likes2 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Untitled | Unknown
post image

SORCERYANDSWORDS IS NOW SOPHOCLESSWEETHEART!

Attention littens! Update, my handle is now Sophoclessweetheart instead of sorceryandswords. Hello! 👋

Could you please make note of this in the #JBUK list please Kate @River_Voice and also could it be noted by Jennifer @jenniferw88 and Alyisha @monalyisha for the #witchpleaseswap and #aswapoficeandfire Litsy swaps please ?? Thank you thank you xoxo

ephemeralwaltz Awww 👏👏 lovely! 1y
JazzFeathers Noted. How come you changed your handle? 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz Thank you Clara 😘😘🖤🖤 1y
See All 10 Comments
Sophoclessweetheart @JazzFeathers I use the same handle for my bookstagram, book blog and Litsy so that everything is clear and consistent. I felt that the handle was outdated and no longer relevant to the things I was posting about on my blog so I gave my blog and bookstagram (my bookstagram is directly linked to my blog) a makeover and new handle and so I have to change Litsy too or it would bother me 😹😹 1y
kathedron Noted. I'll send out the latest list at the weekend. (Mine is due for a change, too.) 1y
ravenlee I was scrolling through my feed and came to a screeching halt, thinking “surely I‘d remember following someone with such a cool handle?” I honestly thought I‘d had a senior moment or something! 1y
CSeydel I was so confused ... I need to get on Litsy more often! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @CSeydel I‘m sorry dear 😹😹🖤 1y
56 likes10 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
The Pratchett Portfolio | Terry Pratchett
post image

Here‘s what‘s fun! Finding a super surprising and wonderfully unknown Pratchett book! I literally came across this by chance and have never seen or heard of it before but I‘m super happy to have found it. Anyone seen or heard of this one before? 😹🖤 #Pratchett #terrypratchett #sirterrypratchett #gnuterrypratchett #speakhisname #bookstamums

SMayWrites Awesome! Adding it to my stack! 1y
laurenbescoby I've never seen this before either! Love it ❤ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook It‘s from 1996 😹😹🖤 1y
59 likes4 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
Woman Much Missed | Thomas Hardy
post image

Thank you Jessica @jhod 🖤🙊✨ I will send you something as thanks ASAP! I haven‘t already got this book, thank you! I‘ve recently started reading Hardy and love him so I look forward to reading these! Also yes, I do use IG too and post 90% of my Litsy posts there too. And finally, yes again 😹😹 When I say classics I mean Greek and Latin in 70% of cases. 😹🖤 #JBUK

57 likes1 stack add
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
post image

This evening I‘m hoping to finish A Hat Full Of Sky and maybe The Hedge Witch‘s Way too. I feel like I‘ve been reading these two books forever and I‘m loving them so I don‘t want to end up in a slump. It‘s time to get serious and knuckle down with them. 👊

I‘ve got my eye on a few books I might like to start next but I‘m still narrowing it down. #gnuterrypratchett #sirterrypratchett #speakhisname #terrypratchett #currentlyreading #bookstamums

57 likes1 stack add
blurb
Sophoclessweetheart
A Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
post image

The little one is poorly so mama gets to read whilst she snuggles up with me and watches Little Princess. I hate when she has an upset that I can‘t help right away. She‘s got a tummy upset and all the home remedies in the world aren‘t helping, nor is calpol. Poor babe. Rob Anybody has a PLN but I don‘t think that will help either. For now coffee and cuddles.

What are you reading right now? #gnuterrypratchett #sirterrypratchett #terrypratchett

ravenlee Poor kiddo! Snuggles and favorite movies are some of the best medicine. Hope things improve soon - good luck! 1y
4thhouseontheleft I love your crystals and gems! 1y
Ddzmini Awe hope she feels better 🙏 1y
See All 10 Comments
Sophoclessweetheart @ravenlee Thank you Anne xx 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @4thhouseontheleft Thank you so much Alisa! Xx 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Ddzmini Thank you 🙏 1y
laurenbescoby Hope she is feeling better today! ❤ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook Thank you dear. She‘s still a bit rough xx 1y
laurenbescoby @Sorceryandswords oh no! Sending hugs her way. Xx 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook Thank you Laurie. It‘s tummy upset but I‘m sure she‘ll be right as rain again soon! Xx 1y
63 likes10 comments