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.


Monday, January 26, 2009

Mark My Words

From Claudia: In an article called "Mark My Words!" which was sent to me from somewhere on the Internet, a Roger Mummert explains the origin of the idiom, "mark my words," and uses John Adams as an example! I thought the John Adams connection was particularly interesting, since our group read the David McCullough Adams biography (in 2002 - was it that long ago?!). Recently, I watched the newer miniseries about John Adams, which was also excellent; but I digress.

According to Mummert, for most of history, the custom was to make notations in books rather than to keep the margins clean as in modern times. People read their books carefully and noted all their thoughts, agreements, and opposing opinions in the margins. Whence the expression, "mark my words!" Mummert says that John Adams was a "prodigious" scribbler in books and often criticized the authors in his margins, calling them idiots and writing insults about them in his margin notes...which seems to be in character with biographical information about Adams' personality!

Click here to read the article.

Mark my words: Please post anything you think would be interesting to our book group! How about some reviews of books you recommend?

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