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. ]

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Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets monthly at 7:00-8:30 PM. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Notes from a first-timer

What a wonderful group you have! I learned a great deal from the Ada discussion yesterday, jotted down several ideas for future reading, and enjoyed meeting everyone. The La Frontera Barnes & Noble is a perfect venue, and Frank does such a fine job hosting. My only regret was that, since the meeting occurred in the middle of the workday, I couldn't very well take time to shop there either before or after the meeting, and the displays are soooo tempting. But there's nothing wrong with taking mental notes for the next off-duty visit, is there?

A few follow-ups:
Round Rock Public Library's Reader's Exchange blog: http://roundrocktexas.gov/cc/blogs/exchange/default.aspx (you can also just Google round rock readers exchange or go into the City website at http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/ and look for the "Our Blogs" link on the left side of the page, near the bottom) This particular blog was only begun a few weeks ago. It's attracting decent viewing numbers, but we'd love to have more comments.

More info about Round Rock Reads! 2010 can be found at these links below (and I was apparently confusing some other book with "Beautiful Things..." when I described it as a story collection--sorry).
http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1602
Round Rock Leader article about RRR!:
http://www.rrleader.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=22226&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&S=1

We hope you'll all vote for the title of your choice. Having said that I advocated strongly for a fiction selection this year and did nominate one, I'll admit to also having nominated Isaac's Storm. Clearly, I am conflicted! But Erik Larson's nonfiction style is so readable that it may as well be fiction... All five choices offer engrossing reading, and we believe that our slate of titles represents a wide range of options. One of these will ultimately reflect the reading mood of the community this year, and it's always interesting to see what that preference is.

Library book discussions for July and August:
http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1603

One last thing: recalling Betty's suggestion that the group choose a Russian work--Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons could work nicely.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

Thanks for your post and for joining us! Enjoyed your review of Amanda Eyre Ward's new book, especially since I already bought the book and Amanda will be visiting our book club on October 19th.