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.

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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