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

Literary Events

What's New?__________

July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.

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.
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, 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.

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.

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.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Human Stain, by Philip Roth - Won't Try a Pun on This One!

Our discussion of The Human Stain was well attended, with several new readers joining us! Katy presented the book in a unique manner. She first suggested we think about the big-picture question of why Coleman made the choice to live as a white man. Then she took us through the plot step-by-step, asking discussion questions but not focusing on the plot so much as on the characters and the ways they affected each other. And, in the end, it all explained a lot of reasons why Coleman made his choice. Thank you, Katy! It was evident that this book was an excellent choice for discussion. Endless potential topics for discussion seem to arise from it! The discussion helped some of us to enjoy the book more.

We saw two good movies lately I thought I’d mention! One was “The Human Stain.” Very interesting rendition. It’s always interesting to see the movie after reading the book. I loved Anthony Hopkins! Nicole Kidman did a great job of being Faunia Farley – I thought she was definitely the character…painful person that Faunia was!

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