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

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series:The Hill Country Authors Series will feature Air National Guard major MJ Hegar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the library. She is author of Shoot Like a Girl and we will be discussing her novel at the event. Please help us publicize this fund raising event and plan to join us at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St. The doors will open at 1:30 for a delicious dessert from the Red Poppy Cafe, with the talk beginning at 2 PM. Tickets will be available for $15 beginning April 2 at Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library and online at They may be purchased at the door for $18 on the day of the event.


Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently scheduled to debut March 30th. 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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some hints for Ada

Part of the fun of reading Ada is figuring out all the wordplay, puns, literary allusions, double and triple entendres, and all the rest, purely on your own. But if you really need some help, you might take a look at AdaOnline, which has the first 26 chapters annotated. I must say, though, that every time you figure out one of Vlad's little puzzles, it is a satisfying thrill.


ClaudiaH said...

This makes the reading fun - I hope everyone read this!

ClaudiaH said...

This is a wonderful in-depth study of Ada! It's fascinating, but, unfortunately, there are a lot of flash-forwards in the notes for the chapters; thus creating "spoilers."