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: [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

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here.


Amazon Prime Video has released a series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. It's called Electric Dreams.
Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. Look for the DeLorean. (Hint-it's moving quickly and is black and you're more likely to find it if you watch one of the explanatory videos that elaborates on the trailer.) If you want to, stay on the YouTube page and see lots more about Ready Player One. After all, it's a movie about the native online generation.

Monday, October 18, 2004

Bel Canto Best Finished Before Discussing

I picked up a kitchen knife to cut something yesterday and felt what a grand freedom it is! I hope you're all enjoying Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett, as much as I did! It's a page turner, at least I thought it was, but still there is plenty of material there for discussion!

What do you suppose happened at our discussion of Bel Canto? Several of us had not finished the book - this book does not lend itself well to discussing it before you're finished with it! I felt kind of sorry for those few...I think some of them regretted not having finished the book. Jackie led us through some interesting questions about the characters and interactions. And, of course, we had extensive discussion about the ending. Was it another crummy ending, or did it have to end that way, or what? You decide!

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