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.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Our Alibi was Our Holiday Party

So, what did you think of Alibi, by Joseph Kanon? Everyone at the discussion enjoyed it, not just because we were discussing it at our wonderful and delicious holiday party! Several members said they were glad they read it. This was another book club surprise, a book most of us wouldn't have chosen to read on our own but one that turned out to be surprisingly good. We discussed the characters, the themes, and some possible implications in the story that weren't stated. We discussed Venice, too, which does seem to be an interesting place that is badly in need of modernization. One of the themes of the story was morals; many characters in the story killed people, but each character felt that they were a moral person. What did you think? Another theme was war, and the long-term ramifications, such as giving people moral choices combined with life/death choices and creating havoc for more years than anyone knows. We talked about some possibilities that might be fun to entertain were you to read the book a second time but were too complicated to figure out at our discussion…such as the possibility of the Adam being the son of Gianni.

The book was a great one for discussion – lots there! A new movie is about to be released of another book by the same author – The Good German, with George Clooney. I saw the coming attractions and it looks good. It seems to be in black & white. Kind of synchronicity that our group read Alibi without knowing that the author was considered so highly!

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