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.


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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