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

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:

The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.

American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
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The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at folgeorgetown.org/calendar, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.
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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.

Monday, May 3, 2004

Alamo House Reminds Me of Animal House

Those of us who were at the book discussion group last month all admitted to having read at least some of Alamo House, by Sarah Bird.  Most of us seemed to have read most or all of it!  As for those who were not there - it would have been worth admitting you read it, to hear the discussion!

A few months ago, Carla was saying she wanted to read Alamo House and couldn't find it anywhere. It was out of print and lost at the library. I had my husband get a copy from the Austin library.  I looked at it and decided I didn't want to read it!  I loaned it to Carla but didn't read it. 

Some of us thought the characters were too flawed to be interesting and the story not uplifting in any way, and thus, a waste of time. The subject matter didn't interest me at all!  But, when I read the book, Sarah Bird's turn of phrase and little sarcastic remarks really did make me laugh!


Earlier from me to group:

So, are you enjoying Alamo House?  Look for the laughs!  If you are having problems with it, just think of all the fun comments you can make at the meeting  I imagine this one will bring out some varied opinions.

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