Kards Unlim­it­ed Book Club got togeth­er to talk about Star­dust, by Neil Gaiman. We hit on a vari­ety of top­ics: how the book com­pared to the movie, how it com­pared to Gaiman’s oth­er works, how much we love Gaiman in gen­er­al, and how much some of us can’t wait to read it to our lit­tle ones. Yeah, we know, there are swear words, but that’s what white-out is for.

Over­all, this month’s book club was fun and DELICIOUS. One of our love­ly staff mem­bers (her name is Peanut, and every­one shall call her Peanut) decid­ed to get super cre­ative and made a tres lech­es man­go cake with a beau­ti­ful man­go star design on it.
No, we didn’t take pic­tures. and no, we didn’t save you any.
We also had star cook­ies and, of course, cold cider and beer. What would book club be with­out refresh­ment?

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Car­ry On, Jeeves

Next mon­th, KU book club will be read­ing P.G. Wodehouse’s Car­ry On, Jeeves. We’ll be meet­ing on June 28th at 6pm with cold cider and prob­a­bly some sort of tea and crum­pets. Scones per­haps. scones are nice.

Car­ry On, Jeeves is a col­lec­tion of 10 short sto­ries about Woost­er and his but­ler, Jeeves. It is full of humor. The British sort. If you’ve ever seen Hugh Lau­rie and Stephen Fry in Jeeves and Woost­er, then you know what you’re in for. If you haven’t.… well, read the book first and then we’ll have a marathon.

Here’s a snip­pet for you:

Don’t leave me, Bertie. I’m lost.”
What do you mean, lost?”
I came out for a walk and sud­den­ly dis­cov­ered after a mile or two that I didn’t know where on earth I was. I’ve been wan­der­ing round in cir­cles for hours.”
Why didn’t you ask the way?”
I can’t speak a word of French.”
Well, why didn’t you call a taxi?”
I sud­den­ly dis­cov­ered I’d left all my mon­ey at my hotel.”
You could have tak­en a cab and paid it when you got to the hotel.”
Yes, but I sud­den­ly dis­cov­ered, dash it, that I’d for­got­ten its name.”
And there in a nut­shell you have Charles Edward Bif­f­en. As vague and wool­len-head­ed a blighter as ever bit a sand­wich.

P.S.!!!! We start­ed a Face­book page JUST for our love­ly book club­bers! Fol­low it for updates on books, times, and heat­ed debates. And prob­a­bly a lot of hilar­i­ty, gen­er­al­ly. 

P.P.S.!!! We gave our book club atten­dees an inside scoop on our upcom­ing SUMMER READING BINGO, which will be fan­tas­tic and fun and there will be prizes and com­pe­ti­tion and most impor­tant­ly, BOOKS! keep check­ing your media out­lets for the big announce­ment! We’re on Face­book, Twit­ter, Insta­gram and in your e-mail

P.P.S.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE EXCLAMATION POINTS ALMOST AS MUCH AS WE LOVE BOOKS! also shout­ing. we love shout­ing. 

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Yes. All of those books are Wode­house. And in our store. Did I men­tion we love Wode­house?

See you all at Book Club!

So, what do you think?