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. Next event:

Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM in the Georgetown Public Library.

Highlight and right click on this "link" to see everything you need to know to attend.
The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Bill Bryson Tries Nearly Everything - Does He Succeed?

Well, finished with the Bill Bryson book, A Short History of Nearly Everything? Cover to cover? I'm impressed! I know of at least 3 of us who had a little trouble with the book. And, I will say again, I have laughed out loud many times at Bryson's travelogues.

A Short History of Nearly Everything has some of the Bryson wit in it, and a lot of good writing; but I haven't seen any severe comedy, and it tends to be a bit dry here and there. If you're really having problems with the book, why not try a chapter, any chapter that interests you! The chapters don't have much of an order, and each covers different topics. I am currently enjoying the one on geology.

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