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.

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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