Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: rrnewneighbors.org [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events:

The Texas Book Festival, which will be the weekend of October 25th. A great annual event, different every time...fun to visit or volunteer. http://www.texasbookfestival.org/

The Friends of the Georgetown Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature novelist Ann Weisgarber on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 2 pm at the library. Doors open at 1:30 pm. Ann is the author of The Promise which will be featured on November 17. See article posted below for more details or go to http://www.folgeorgetown.com/web/

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hi Dennis,
Couldn't find your email.  The cheese was Sartori Brand, Bella Vitano, from Sprouts.

Cranberry Mustard for anyone who is interested
1 12oz, package of cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 cup of sugar  I used a scant cup
2 T Champagne Vinegar, I subbed White Wine Vinegar
Add these 3 ingredients to a sauce pan and heat stirring over medium hear until the sugar is dissolved and the cranberries burst and are soft. About 15 minutes maybe less.
Transfer the cranberry mixture to a food processor or blender.
Add 1/3 cup Dijon Mustard  I used a generous third cup
Process until mixture is smooth.
Serve with meats, and or cheeses or whatever you think would be good.
YUMMY

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Books Selected, 2014

2014
  • World Made By Hand == James Howard Kunstler
  • Garden of the Finzi-Continis == Giorgio Bassani
  • Nothing Daunted == Dorothy Wickenden
  • The Paris Wife == Paula McLain
  • A Partial History of Lost Causes == Jennifer DuBois
  • Catwalk == Jennifer DuBois
  • Main Street == Sinclair Lewis
  • The Snow Child == Eowyn Ivey
  • Peace Like a River == Leif Enger
  • Still Alice == Lisa Genova
  • The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet == Reif Larsen
  • Cookbooks/Food themes == Christmas party

Books Selected, 2013

    2013
  • The White Tiger == Aravind Adiga
  • Waiting for Snow in Havana == Carlos Eire
  • Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale == Lynda Rutledge
  • In The Woods == Tana French
  • The Forgotten Garden == Kate Morton
  • Picture of Dorian Gray == Oscar Wilde
  • The Lemon Tree == Sandy Tolan
  • Defending Jacob == William Landay
  • Gang Leader for a Day == Sudhir Venkatesh
  • Ready Player One == Ernest Cline (and his DeLorean)
  • 11/22/63 == Stephen King

Books Selected, 2012

    2012
  • Author visit == Jim Hornfischer
  • Into Thick Air == Jim Malusa
  • Moloka'i == Alan Brennert
  • An American Tragedy == Theodore Dreischer
  • Einstein's Dreams == Alan Lightman
  • Welcome to Utopia == Karen Valby
  • In the Garden of Beasts == Erik Larson
  • Mystery == Jonathon Kellerman
  • Olive Kitteridge == Elizabeth Strout
  • The End of Overeating == David A. Kessler
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle == Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Worst Hard Time == Timothy Egan

Books Selected, 2011

2011
  • Go Down Together == Jeff Guinn
  • The Help == Kathryn Stockett
  • Behind Enemy Lines == Martha Cohn
  • The Power of One == Bryce Courtenay
  • Woodsburner == John Pipkin
  • The Hummingbird's Daughter == Luis Alberto Urrea
  • The Alchemist == Paulo Coelho
  • Lacuna == Barbara Kingsolver
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet == Jamie Ford
  • Infidel == Ayaan Hirsi Ali
  • Straight Man == Richard Russo

Books Selected, 2010

2010
  • Isaac's Storm == Erik Larson
  • Girl With the Dragon Tattoo == Steig Larsson
  • Jude the Obscure == Thomas Hardy
  • My Invented Country == Isabel Allende
  • Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorist == Fred Burton
  • The People of the Book == Geraldine Brooks
  • any choice == Jim Thompson
  • The Guernsey Library and Potato Peel Pie Society == Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • Tales of the South Pacific == James Michener
  • My Name is Falon == Kim Wiese
  • Wishin' and Hopin' == Wally Lamb

Books Selected, 2009

2009
  • Travels With Charley == John Steinbeck,
  • Forgive Me == Amanda Ayre Ward
  • And Then There Were None == Agatha Christie
  • Dan Moody: Crusader For Justice == Ken Anderson
  • A Short History of a Small Place == T.R. Pearson
  • Team of Rivals == Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Ada == Vladimir Nabokov
  • Never Let Me Go == Kazuo Ishiguro
  • My Antonia == Willa Cather
  • Author visit == Amanda Ayre Ward
  • Pillars of the Earth == Ken Follett