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.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Good Books That I Won't Nominate

This placeholder is for books that you like, but that you feel are inappropriate for nomination; too specialized, too strange, too kinky, too expensive or hard to get, or for any other reason. Just add a reference for the book in a comment!


Atrox said...

The Road to Reality, by Roger Penrose. Its subtitle is A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. (Nobody can accuse Penrose of shyness.) He discusses many aspects of physics, from the behavior of the tiniest subparticles to cosmology and the structure and history of the universe. Even though there are some mathematical chapters that are slow going, anyone who took one or two college-level science courses should be able to gain lots of insight from the book (though I expect to take several years to complete it).

Atrox said...

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ClaudiaH said...

Anything by Neil Gaimon...currently Coraline. Gaimon is quirky. His books differ from each other a lot. Coraline is in theaters now in 3D. It's a children's story, but the 3D makes it a pleasure for everyone. It's a good story and a beautiful movie. I always loved 3D movies. There are several of them in the works for mainstream theaters now. I have a copy of the book Coraline that belongs to my daughter. I will probably look around in it to see how it relates to the movie. The movie is so visual, it's hard to imagine the book.

ClaudiaH said...

At the meeting, Patty S. suggested 2 books she has enjoyed recently. (1) The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Texas Oil Fortunes, by Byron Burrough and (2) The Guernsey Literary Society & Potato Peeling Club, by Mary Ann Shaffer. These 2 books are as different from each other as any 2 can be!