Bookn’ with Friends: A Blade So Black

A Blade so BlackThe Winfield Public Library invites community members to join their Bookn’ with Friends group for a book talk on Monday, March 21st at 6:30pm.  This month’s selected book is A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney.  Copies are available for check out at the WPL front desk.  Participants can register by calling 620-221-4470 or through the online events calendar at

A Blade So Black has a 3.7 out of 5 rating on goodreads and is 384 pages.  Selected to meet WPL’s March Reading Challenge of “A Spin-off or Retelling of a Classic,” it may contain some familiar elements.  Selected by WPL’s Friends group, this is sure to be an exciting read and an entertaining discussion!  From the publisher:

The first time the Nightmare came, it nearly cost Alice her life.  Now she’s trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills.  Yet even warriors have a curfew.

Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA.  Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job.  But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before.  And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head…literally.

WPL’s 2022 Reading Challenge encourages everyone, no matter what age, to read along with us.  Each month we will feature a theme and encourage you to select a book that fits.  Participate as much as you want – you are welcome to take on one, two, or all 12 challenges.  2022 Reading Challenge topics are:  January – the first book in a series; Feb – off the new shelf; March – a spin-off or retelling of a classic; April – a book about weather or climate; May – a Sci-Fi book; June – a book that involves water; July – a book set in a library or bookstore; August – a book less than 200 pages; September – a book that involves music; October – a mystery book; November – a book chosen for its cover; December – a book with “light” or “lite” in the title.

Bookn’ with Friends book talks are hosted by the Friends of the Winfield Public Library.  This group supports library activities such as the Summer Reading Program and the Discovery exhibits.  For those who believe in literacy programs, love the library and wish to support strong community, membership in The Friends is a great way to show support.