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

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series events will be listed here. Next event:

Nov 1, 2017 2:00 PM in the Georgetown Public Library.

Highlight and right click on this "link" to see everything you need to know to attend. https://folgeorgetown.org/event/hcas-meg-gardiner/
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The Nobel Prize in Literature was given to author Kazuo Ishiguro.
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Amazon is planning a video series based on stories by Philip K. Dick. Date of release is not yet announced.

Monday, April 28, 2003

Mrs. Dalloway Has a Party and We Look In

We read Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, right around the time that the movie "The Hours" was showing. This might have been a coincidence, a "synchronicity" of sorts. This has happened a number of times with our group, reading a book and then having the movie come out soon after. It might be that these books are more visible among the media when a movie is in the offing, so our nominators have them in the back (or front) of their minds.

Not much in the email archives about our Mrs. Dalloway discussion:

One of the questions Patty mentioned when she nominated the book which I thought was interesting as I read the book is, "Why is this book still popular today?" This doesn't just mean because of the current movie, The Hours, but why has the book remained popular into these modern times in general.

Austin may be planning to read Holes, by local author Louis Sachar, but Austin is also very much reading Mrs. Dalloway right now! I'll bet more people in greater Austin are reading Mrs. Dalloway right now than ever before combined!

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