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Literary Events

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here. Next event:

Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM in the Georgetown Public Library.

Highlight and right click on this "link" to see everything you need to know to attend. https://folgeorgetown.org/event/hcas-meg-gardiner/
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.

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.