Monday, April 2, 2018

Doubles Instagram Giveaway!

Winner is @renareads!

I have been putting things aside for this giveaway every since I hit 500 followers on Instagram. I was so excited when that happened and now I really am stunned that I've made it to 1,000 followers! Thank you to everyone who has followed me, shared things with me, and commented on some of my book nerdiness! I truly feel that I have found my tribe over on Instagram when it comes to social media. Instagram book people are wonderful and welcoming. My TBR was already out of control before I joined Instagram, but now that I have 'met' so many interesting readers it is so far out of control that I don't think that I will every get around to reading everything that I want!

Now on to the good part, the giveaway! I believe in short, sweet, and simple when it comes to giveaways. I don't even bother to enter giveaways myself that are so overly complicated that I feel like I need to do everything short of solving a Rubik's Cube to enter! For this giveaway, all you need to do is follow me on Instagram (@readermonica), tag another book lover, and tell me what you are currently reading. ABSOLUTELY NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS! I'll very politely delete your entry. If you would like to earn extra entries you can leave a comment below, like my Facebook page, it's Monlatable Book  Reviews  (, follow me on Twitter @MonlatReader and come back to this post and let me know that you did it and what name you used.  That's it; easy peasy! Unfortunately, this box is going to be a bit heavy so only U.S. entries for this one. The winner will be announced next Monday, April 9th.

Thanks to everyone for being such awesome people to have connected with!

Book Loot!

If you follow me, you know that I love the thrill of the book hunt and I visit thrift stores and library sales as often as possible! If I find a book that is in brand new condition that I already own I will still grab it knowing that I will eventually pass it on. This stack of books represents some of the finds that I have grabbed over the last few months knowing that I would pass them on!

Jazz & Beloved by Toni Morrison
Black Boy & Native Son by Richard Wright
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
The Heart of A Woman by Maya Angelou
Jazz Moon by Joe Okonkwo
Hot Flash by Carrie H. Johnson
Changing Faces by Kimberla Lawson Roby

I own and will be giving away an extra of this gorgeous tote bag because of NyRee Ausler's Instagram account @theplottingpenstress. I had to go to three local Sally's to find them, but I got 'em! I bought an extra of one of my favorite tea cups, it will hold 16 oz. and has a really good hand feel. I'm also throwing in a box of one of my favorite teas, along with a few of my favorite cookies to have with my afternoon tea. 


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