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.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Vanity Takes Many Forms

When we discussed All is Vanity, by Christina Schwarz, there were insights, as usual. Margaret was all vanity, all show from the getgo, and Letty fell into the trap along with her husband, when their fortunes changed with the new museum job. There was some discussion as to whether or not the characters were unrealistically exaggerated in their paths to trouble. We did find that there were important implications for the two women at the end of the book. This was a rare case when we found some good answers at the end; no one complained about the ending, so the author got points from us there.

Sometimes it isn’t a case of whether you like the book or not, and sometimes it is. One of our members said she thought the book was “stupid.” This kind of comment can spice up our discussions but also can be a conversation stopper. We all have to work together to be able to enjoy a mixture of opinions, by being tolerant and open-minded and listening to each other and also by backing up our opinions. How someone expresses their opinion can affect the discussion, but how they back up their opinion may be the more important aspect. Do you remember the reasons why she thought the book was stupid?

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