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

Literary Events

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July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.
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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.
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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 folgeorgetown.org/calendar, 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.
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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.
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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.

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.