Aw yeah, so sneaky!

As a general rule, it's best not to get caught doing stuff.  Getting caught implies that you're doing something you aren't supposed to do, and we all know that doing things we aren't supposed to do is best done in private.

Every once in a while, though, you have to just get caught.  On purpose.  Just to show the authorities that they don't own you.  Just to let the man know that he can never keep you down.  And that's what Get Caught Reading Month is about.  (If you're interested in the origins and general info about Get Caught Reading Month, you can find it here!)

Reading is a fundamental life skill the importance of which cannot be overstated.  I've talked about that before, so I won't beat you over the head with it.  Sometimes, though, people don't want you to read.  Whether it be because you're in math class and you need to pay attention to the Pythagorean Theorem, or because you're at work and you employer doesn't want to pay you to read when you could be performing functions, or because you're on a date and you should be regaling your partner with hilarious tales from your real life not burying your nose in literature, whatever.  The point is, May, Get Caught Reading Month, is a time to (judiciously) let those people know that the written word is important to you.  More important, perhaps, than they are.  (Cannot stress enough to get caught reading judiciously.  I would not want you to be expelled or fired or dumped in pursuit of literary freedom.  Seems like overkill in this day and age.)

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KUBK 4 lyfe! We love reading!

Here at KU, we got caught reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer at our May Book Klub meeting!  We really liked this book for its flawed, relatable characters and its ambitious scope.  Between drinks, snacks, and cookies, we talked about what characters we most related to, who we didn't (at all) relate to, and who we wish we had seen more of.  We had a great time seeing returning members and meeting a few new faces as well.  Our next meeting is set for Sunday, June 22nd, at 6 p.m.  We're reading Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere!  Hopefully we'll get to meet a few more new members at that meeting!

As always, you can join our Book Klub list by coming in to the store and signing up or sending an email to!  Get caught reading Neverwhere this month and we'll hope to see you in June!


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