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

Literary Events

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

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Author Visit: Ben Rehder

Did you miss our meeting with Ben Rehder? Aww, I’m sorry you missed it...it was another of our very successful author meeting!. Each author is so very different from the others! In this case, we all kind of suspended our normal reality and read this book about hunters and hunting,called Buck Fever, but we found that it was really about people, and it was quite funny! Ben must have had to suspend his normal reality, too, to meet with the bunch of us! He handled us like a pro! The sense of humor he expressed in the book serves him well in person!

We had lots of good questions for him, and he had fascinating, and sometimes funny, answers for us about his writing, how he got started in advertising, his long-term love of reading, his characters, and where he gets his ideas. He said he gets his characters’ names rather than personalities, from people he knows or meets. He liked Vernie’s name, especially, and even said he might use it in a book sometime So, we all have to keep reading Ben Rehder!. Some of us expressed surprise at how much we liked reading Buck Fever, myself included. Ben was not surprised that we didn’t expect to like the book or that we did like it! He said that when women hear about the book, they tend to expect their husbands to read it rather than to read it themselves. One of the many frustrations of being a writer. Ben has published 4 more books about the same characters in various other mystery adventures. He wouldn’t give too much away, but he did describe the books a little, and they all sound good!

Everyone I talked with had a great time reading Buck Fever and meeting the author!

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