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

Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently in theaters. 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.

Great and uplifting film!

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Barnes & Noble La Frontera hosts the first meeting of a new nationwide Barnes & Noble Book Club May 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble La Frontera. The book is Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer. The book is available at Barnes & Noble La Frontera.
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HILL COUNTRY AUTHORS SERIES

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will host their 36th author event on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2 PM, in the Community Rooms of the library located at 402 W. 8th St.

The featured speaker will be local author, MJ Hegar, who published ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ in 2017.

In Shoot like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

Tickets are $15 in advance. They’re available at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, and online at www.folgeorgetown.org/calendar. Tickets are available at the door for $18. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Coffee Company is included.

The event begins at 2 PM; doors open at 130 PM. Proceeds are used to fund unbudgeted items and other ongoing library projects.


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

We Read In the Fall as a Summer Read

I feel as though I have been living in Vermont for the last few months...maybe years! Yuht.

BEFORE THE MEETING:
So far, I am more impressed with In the Fall, by Jeffrey Lent, than I have been by a book in a long while...well, since I read the last Harry Potter book over my vacation... Not to say that this book is anything like a Harry Potter book, and not to have any of you who have no taste for Harry Potter to think that this book may not be good because someone who likes Harry Potter likes this book!

AFTER THE MEETING:
Most of those who joined us on Monday for our discussion had read In the Fall. I guess if you read my email messages, you know I was impressed with this book! Most everyone enjoyed the book. A few were as excited about it as I was. One or two had some negative comments. Everyone found it a challenging but worthwhile read. We had a long discussion, postulating about why there were large chunks of years left out of the narrative even when the events leading up to those lacunae were written in great detail. We didn't decide for sure whether the midwife was black. Color was an interesting theme in the book, including the author's treatment of individuals with minimal direct attention to each person's color but major effects on the people's lives of their shade of skin, discussion of the blacks in the South, and the prejudice among Northeners. Some liked the writing style and felt it matched the characters and added to the feeling of being there at that time among those people. Others found the style hard to read and uneven. A theme of the book someone noticed was a dichotomy between close relationships and isolation that seemed to be present in all of the main characters' lives. Is it that way in all our lives?

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