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.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

And Then There Were None - Discussion Recap

Whenever you look at this blog, please don't forget to scroll down a bit to see all the new posts and comments. Each new post supersedes the one before it; so I sometimes feel badly posting "on top" of anyone else's postings.

Who is the best-selling author of all time? Agatha Christie! Lots of mystery lovers out there. After Pat told us about Agatha Christie's biography, we dug into the story and the characters and unearthed all the questions and answers. I think the general consensus was that the book was fun to read and enough of a page turner to hold our interest but wasn't going to be anyone's favorite. This story is known as one of Christie's best.

We found the story to have a mix of predictability and surprise. There was a pattern, with the deaths and the disappearances of the Indian figurines. But you couldn't be sure at the end what would happen. After learning the solution to the mystery, you could see that it made sense on several levels; but none of would have guessed based on the information given in the story.

Someone commented that one of the ways in which this mystery was "old-fashioned" was that there was no blood or gore.

The open question at the end was: did the characters deserve the punishment they received?

1 comment:

Atrox said...

The movie with a fictional account of Agatha Christie's diappearance was called Agatha and was released in 1979. It starred Dustin Hoffman, Vanessa Redgrave, and Timothy Dalton.
There was also a book written about it, Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days, by Jared Cade (2006).