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.

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).