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

Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently in theaters. 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.

Great and uplifting film!

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Barnes & Noble La Frontera hosts the first meeting of a new nationwide Barnes & Noble Book Club May 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble La Frontera. The book is Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer. The book is available at Barnes & Noble La Frontera.
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HILL COUNTRY AUTHORS SERIES

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will host their 36th author event on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2 PM, in the Community Rooms of the library located at 402 W. 8th St.

The featured speaker will be local author, MJ Hegar, who published ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ in 2017.

In Shoot like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

Tickets are $15 in advance. They’re available at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, and online at www.folgeorgetown.org/calendar. Tickets are available at the door for $18. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Coffee Company is included.

The event begins at 2 PM; doors open at 130 PM. Proceeds are used to fund unbudgeted items and other ongoing library projects.


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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