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: [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

What's New?__________

July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.

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.
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, 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.

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.

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 26, 2008

Books I Received as Christmas Gifts

From Claudia:
I thought it might be fun to have a posting about the books we all received at Christmas! Please click on "Comments" below this post, and then sign in and list the books you got! Then later we can all go to this post and look at the comments to see a list of select books!

I received the following books as Christmas gifts:
World Without End, by Ken Follett, a fat beautiful hard-cover edition. This one will require a vacation.
How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies - someone where my daughter works was getting rid of this, so she grabbed it and wrapped it up for me. I am thrilled to receive it! I do put effort into attracting these lovely creatures in my yard, and I am famous in my family for always buying a new hummingbird feeder.
The Rule of Four, by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason - a historical novel, a mystery, involving an manuscript from 500 years ago, a real one.
Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life - a Feng Shui book. I enjoy the promise of Feng Shui, and I need a constant reminder to declutter.
The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, by Yann Martel. My daughter gave this to my husband and me, partly because our dog is named Pi, and partly because we both enjoyed Life of Pi by this same author, and which our RRNN Book Discussion Group read and discussed in 2003.
365 Ways to Live Cheap, by Trent Hamm. I gave this little blog knock-off book to my husband, because we both read The Simple Dollar blog by this young man. His blog shows his love of writing. This is his first book.
The Areas of My Expertise, by John Hodgman. Daughter gave to my husband - this is by the guy on the TV commercials for the Mac - he's the guy who plays the PC. Apparently he has quite a wit.
The Book of Vice, by Peter Sagal. I got this one autographed for my husband at the Texas Book Festival. Sagal does the NPR show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"

1 comment:

Atrox said...

Except for a couple of comics, the only book I received was The Elfish Gene, by Mark Barrowcliffe. It has me laughing out loud on nearly every page. If you ever wasted hours at a stretch on Dungeons and Dragons, this book is a must read.