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

Click here to see the trailer for Stephen Spielberg's Ready Player One, currently in theaters. 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.

Great and uplifting film!

Barnes & Noble La Frontera hosts the first meeting of a new nationwide Barnes & Noble Book Club May 2nd, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble La Frontera. The book is Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer. The book is available at Barnes & Noble La Frontera.


The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will host their 36th author event on Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 2 PM, in the Community Rooms of the library located at 402 W. 8th St.

The featured speaker will be local author, MJ Hegar, who published ‘Shoot Like a Girl’ in 2017.

In Shoot like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: an inspiring, humorous, and thrilling true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

Tickets are $15 in advance. They’re available at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, and online at Tickets are available at the door for $18. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Coffee Company is included.

The event begins at 2 PM; doors open at 130 PM. Proceeds are used to fund unbudgeted items and other ongoing library projects.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

25 Best Book Club Choices

25 Best Book Club Choices: from Abe Books 7/3/10 Article by Beth Carswell

Our group has read or nominated a few of these. A few might not be of interest to us, and a few might be good candidates for our near future...

(Please excuse the changes in font and the line after the Atonement entry. The blog editing software is difficult to use.)

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein


Ian McEwan

The Bite of the Mango
Mariatu Kamara

The Book of Negroes
Lawrence Hill

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

City of Thieves
David Benioff

The Gargoyle
Andrew Davidson

The Golden Spruce
John Vaillant

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

Lullabies for Little Criminals
Heather O'Neill

My Cousin Rachel
Daphne Du Maurier

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Michael Chabon

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro

Laura Hillenbrand

Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

Dave Eggers

-posted by Claudia

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