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.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Jude the Obscure Forum

Are you enjoying Jude the Obscure? Something you like about it? Something you don't like? This is a place to comment. Maybe we can have some "conversations" online here before the meeting.

To comment: At the bottom of the post, click on the line that says "comments." It might say "0 comments" or maybe "5 Comments" or some other number. Then you can leave your comment and choose "anonymous." Or sign in if you know how to sign in to Blogger. (Or ask me if you want to know how to sign in to Blogger.)

Just 2 caveats: (1) Please don't spoil the story for anyone. (2) Put your name into your comment, so we know who wrote it.

-submitted by Claudia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I finished reading Jude the Obscure several weeks ago, and I found it a much better read than when I was forced to read Hardy's Return of the Native as a sophomore in college. After finishing the book I rented Jude,the movie, which was not near as good as the book. I also checked out from the Austin library a BBC play adaptation of the book. Although better than the movie, it too was not as good as the book. Enjoy your reading. J.