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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Time Traveler's Wife Proves a Tough Act to Follow

Before the discussion of The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger:

Reading TTW for the second time is such a treat! I look forward to looking in on Clare and Henry each night and they never disappoint! I rarely read a book more than once, but I am thoroughly enjoying this rereading…I adore the characters in this book. What a predicament their lives are…how they cope is lots of fun, and moving, too.

Warning – it’s a page-turner! One friend said she finished it much sooner than she had planned, because she couldn’t put it down. I have that problem occasionally, too, but I am trying not to read during time I should be doing something else for home or work.

You still have time to read The Time Traveler’s Wife, as it goes quickly once you’re hooked. But you’ll enjoy it more if you give it some time, as occasionally one needs to stop and think about it!

Who do you like better – Henry or Clare? Can you find any logic flaws?

After the discussion:

Hello time travelers,

We had a wonderful, mind-bending discussion of the Time Traveler’s Wife on Monday! It’s a great book to read with some company; I found it comforting to see everyone else grappling with the time concepts that the story presented. Discussion topics ranged from whether Henry and Clare would have had a relationship had they both been normal to who might play their roles in “the movie.” The situation is that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston bought the rights, so we doubt that there will be a movie based on this book anytime soon…and we agreed that Brad Pitt is no Henry! Note: The 2010 movie starring lesser-known actors was an interesting, if sad, rendition of the book. Not sure whether Pitt and Anniston were behind it.

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