Guys! It’s time for SUMMER READING. Are you excit­ed? Because we’ve been over­ly excit­ed for like months now and it’s FINALLY TIME.

That book knows to pro­tect its eyes from the sum­mer sun.…

We have some super rad dis­plays up in the store to help you choose your sum­mer read­ing lists. Specif­i­cal­ly, every­one who works here has a shelf of must read books, and you should read them all.

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Every­one loves to win!

 

Addi­tion­al­ly, we are RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW announc­ing our SUMMER READING CONTEST
That’s right! Because we freak­ing love books, we’ve decid­ed to make a game out of sum­mer read­ing! Join us for an epic game of Sum­mer Read­ing Bin­go! There are prizes! 

So here’s all the info you need on our Sum­mer Book Bin­go! JOIN US

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Click on me to down­load your very own bin­go sheet!

Cross­ing off squares!
Read a book that counts for the square you’d like to com­plete. (or, do the action it requires)
When you are fin­ished with a book, post a pic­ture of your book (or open kindle) on Face­book and tag us! make sure you tell us which square you’re cross­ing off. Only one square per book, please!
Each time you cross off a square you will get one raf­fle entry. So, the more you cross off, the bet­ter chance you have to win an amaz­ing prize!

BINGO!
When you get Bin­go, (5 squares ver­ti­cal, hor­i­zon­tal or diag­o­nal) you’ll win a 10% off coupon for one item of your choice! Make sure you’re keep­ing track at home. Just like in real bin­go, you have to tell us you have a bin­go in order to win. We’ll be keep­ing track of your squares and will dou­ble check when you say ‘BINGO!’ on your Face­book or Insta­gram. (make sure you tag us, though. don’t be shout­ing into the inter­net ran­dom­ly! we might miss it.)

 

The Rules and stuff

-One square per book! Yes, we know that some books are clas­sic fic­tion AND Pulitzer prize win­ners. but you have to read TWO books to cross of both squares.
-You have to post on Face­book or Insta­gram, tag us, and include #KUBook­Bin­go to get cred­it for your squares. Please take a pic­ture of your book, post on Face­book or Insta­gram, tag Kards Unlim­it­ed, and make sure to say which square you’re cross­ing off. Also, if you have a bin­go, Say it LOUDHere is an exam­ple: (pret­ty pic­ture of the book The Handmaid’s Tale) Just fin­ished read­ing The Handmaid’s Tale for @Kards Unlim­it­ed sum­mer read­ing bin­go! I’ve just crossed off the Banned Book square! #KUBook­Bin­go
-You have to post BINGO to get a bin­go! While we’ll be keep­ing track of your squares, you have to say it to win it! Just post on FB or Insta­gram that you’ve got­ten a sum­mer read­ing bin­go and make sure to tag us! We’ll get in touch with you to get you your coupon.

The Squares:

Spe­cial­ty squares: 
Fol­low us on Face­book or Twit­ter: This one’s real­ly easy! Just hit the ‘fol­low’ but­ton’! If you already fol­low us, just tag us in a sta­tus or pic­ture to get the­se squares crossed off.
Book Club: We read a new book every mon­th at KU book club. Join us at one of our meet­ings to cross off this square. To keep track of what we’re read­ing and when we meet, fol­low Kards Unlim­it­ed Book Club on Face­book.
Free-Spot. Clear­ly, this means this spot is already x-ed off for you…. But if you want to read a book for this square any­way, we sure won’t stop you.
Our Choice: Stop by the store or send us a mes­sage, and we will give you a ran­dom book sug­ges­tion or two! Don’t wor­ry, we’ll be nice. Except for Adam. He’ll prob­a­bly give you a chal­lenge. #wor­thit
KU Employ­ee Favorite: Check out our web­site or come by the store to see what our favorite sum­mer reads are. We’ll even have a handy shelf full of them in the store.
Fol­low us on Insta­gram: Same as Face­book and Twit­ter square, except it’s Insta­gram!

Reg­u­lar book squares:
Need some sug­ges­tions?
We put togeth­er some lists of our favorite books from each gen­re right here!
Banned Book: Read a book that has been banned!
Start a Series: Read the first book in a series you’ve been look­ing to read!
Mys­tery: Read a book that is clas­si­fied as a mys­tery!
Short Sto­ries: Read a short sto­ry anthol­o­gy!
Sci­ence Fic­tion: Read a book clas­si­fied as Sci­ence Fic­tion.
Hor­ror: Read a book from the hor­ror gen­re
Graph­ic Nov­el: Read a Graph­ic Nov­el. We have plen­ty of sug­ges­tions.
Pulitzer Prize: Read a book that has won a Pulitzer.
(Auto)Biography: Read about someone’s life!
Re-read your old Favorite: do you remem­ber a book that you read when you were young and loved? It’s time to dust it off and revis­it it!
Oprah Book Club: Read one of Oprah’s cho­sen ones.
Clas­sic Fic­tion: Pick up a clas­sic. You know the one. The one you’ve been putting off for ages. That one.
Inter­na­tion­al Author: Read a book by some­one who is not Amer­i­can! Bonus points if it’s in a dif­fer­ent lan­guage.
Your Choice: Read any­thing you want, yo.
Fan­ta­sy: Read a book from the Fan­ta­sy gen­re.
Young Adult: Read a Young Adult book.
Non-Fic­tion: Read a book about real life and stuff. Whether it’s anoth­er biog­ra­phy or a car man­u­al, we don’t care, just keep read­ing!
New Author: Read an author you’ve nev­er read before!
Book that is a film: Read a book that they have made into a movie. No cheat­ing and just watch­ing the film. That would be wrong.

Good Luck! May your bed­side table lamp ever shine in your favor.

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So, what do you think?