SYP South West Icebreaker
Posted on April 14, 2022 in South West
Last Friday, our events team at SYP South West put on their first online event—a quiz!
Looking back over the past two years, I’m sure plenty of us have found joy in the simple pleasures of an online quiz—remember the pub landlord that ran a virtual quiz for his locals only to see 300,000 people turn up?
Quizzes are a quintessential part of our lives, and a perfect way to get to know each other.
As a group of book-lovers, it’s no surprise that even our general knowledge creeps into the literary territory. With rounds varying from famous lines in novels to the recent developments of Booktok, book talk is unavoidable.
Straying from the usual suspects, the quiz left more than a few of us scratching our heads, but it was the final round of Dingbats that had us all guessing.
After tallying up our scores and crowning Anna Richardson as winner (yay!), we turned to more book talk (what better way to get to know people than by what they’re reading?).
With such diverse choices and opinions, it’s fair to say our tastes span a multitude of genres! A recommendations blog incoming, perhaps..?
It was a fun and energetic Icebreaker, so a big thank you to our events teams—we’re excited to see what else the team has in store this year.
Don’t forget to join us for our next event, our Book Club discussion May 29 @ 7:30pm!
Our pick for Book Club is Klara and The Sun by the award-winning Kazuo Ishiguro. Klara and The Sun surrounds the central character Klara, an AI who watches people pass her by from her spot in a storefront. Ever inquisitive, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans, but she remains hopeful that one day a customer will choose her and her circumstances will change forever.
You may recognise Ishiguro as the author of the beloved Never Let Me Go; this is in fact his eighth novel. This pick is sure to give us plenty to talk about.