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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Club Member Finds Infidel Inspiring

Submitted by Jay:
I finished reading the Infidel selection several weeks ago. I wish I had read it when it was first published. It answers many questions one might have about the author's life experiences in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Holland. The main theme is universal, and one can easily draw parallels. The book is a page-turner. The ending is not exactly what I anticipated. After finishing the book, I've started reading The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright, and The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.  Both of these books have certain common cultural elements. 

1 comment:

Ceska said...

The Bookseller of Kabul is an intimate portrait of a post-Taliban family constructed by Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad as she lived with the family for three months. During her stay she used what others might over look as tools to understand this unusually educated and rich, yet decidedly traditional Afghani family. Using the burka to avoid attention in public, she has access as a journalist to both the woman and male perspectives, as a woman she can talk with the women and avoid rumors while as a journalist she can interview the males. With the ability to do this she has a very general and complete view of the happenings in this family.