Women in Love, the classic by D.H. Lawrence, was a great book for discussion! Of course, it has been discussed and written about regularly since it’s publication. We decided there are probably still college courses devoted to D.H. Lawrence! We got into some of the themes of the book, such as Lawrence as visionary foreshadowing the women’s liberation movement vs Lawrence as a male chauvinist. Reasons for Gerald’s going off into the snow were discussed. The discussion brought out differences between the British social class system and Americans’ espousing of equality. We agreed that Lawrence was a great writer and that he created characters with depth. Nora gave us some history of D.H. Lawrence and Patty emailed some more, and it was in the historical context of Lawrence’s life and times that we mostly discussed the characters. Although the book is still interesting to read, the general feeling was that it is dated in many ways. The characters’ abilities to become deeply engrossed in minor details of their lives and relationships seemed to contrast with today’s speedy society in which we don’t have time for such luxuries and accept each others foibles rather than obsessing over them.
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!
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.