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

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. https://folgeorgetown.org/event/hcas-meg-gardiner/
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.

Monday, June 19, 2006

We had a good discussion of The Good Earth., by Pearl Buck. Lots of ideas came out. We seemed to focus a lot on the female characters and how they were treated at the time of the book in Chinese society. It’s a tribute to the author that we were able to dig into the characters – there was a lot there to discuss! A high point of the discussion was near the end, when a young Chinese mother who was sitting near us in the café came over to us and said she had been listening to our discussion and found it interesting. She said women were doing much better in China now, even saying that women are having their revenge. I don’t know exactly what that means, except that maybe they are still treated as being special but are also getting rights. She drew some Chinese characters for us, for man and woman, and showed us that the symbol showing a house with a man and woman in it means “peace,” and a house with two women in it means “war.”

The café is new for us – let’s consider it an opportunity! The tables were nice for talking over and having our snacks. The acoustics were a little echoey, and it was a little hard to hear each other. We might change some things for next time.

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