bookclubipicDear­est Book Club­bers!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for join­ing us for November’s Book Club & Piz­za Par­ty!

If you couldn’t make it, you missed out, guys. There was Piz­za. And there were cook­ies and cider. But most impor­tant­ly, we had a fan­tas­tic dis­cus­sion about November’s book, Loli­ta!

Peo­ple had a lot to say about Loli­ta. Good things, bad things, uncom­fort­able things, thought­ful things. Just a lot of things. With a book as con­tro­ver­sial as Loli­ta, we expect­ed as much, but it was real­ly fun to see it in action.

The over­all con­clud­ing opin­ion was gen­er­al­ly this: Those who fin­ished the book might have liked it or not liked it, but they were glad they had pushed through and read it. There are a mul­ti­tude of ref­er­ences made to the book in mod­ern media, and once you’ve read the book you get to feel smart and clev­er when you’re able to pick up on them. We like feel­ing clev­er.

pizzaIn addi­tion to reg­u­lar book club, we were hav­ing a piz­za par­ty to cel­e­brate the end of #KUBanned­Book­It! We had a num­ber of play­ers, and two play­ers in par­tic­u­lar were fight­ing hard for first place by read­ing as many books as pos­si­ble dur­ing the mon­th long con­test.
@Silversunlight almost had it by read­ing 13 banned books! But she was oust­ed by @AKMerti who read SEVENTEEN banned books!!!! In a lit­tle over a mon­th! Yeah, Gurl! @AKMerti won a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate to Kards for being the per­son who read the MOST books! The sec­ond $50 gift Cer­tifi­cate went to a ran­dom play­er, cho­sen by fate to win: Denise Williams! Con­grats guys!

winnersrealOur next book con­test will be start­ing up around Feb­ru­ary of March! We’ll be putting togeth­er a BOOK MARCH MADNESS! So stay tuned for your next chance to win mon­ey by read­ing books. :)
The next Book Club will be on Jan­u­ary 10th! We’ll be dis­cussing Swamp­lan­dia! by Karen Rus­sell. Make sure you fol­low KU’s Book Club on Face­book to get updates about book club and some super rad triv­ia about books!

In the mean­time, have a won­der­ful Hol­i­day!

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