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

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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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Banned Books I Noted during my Docent Tour

I mentioned to Claudia I too went to the Banned, Burned, Seized.... Books exhibit at The Ransom Center - on a day when they had a docent-led tour. I wrote down the names of the books that piqued my interest (in notes-taken order):

Oil by Upton Sinclair. The only note I made about that one is that the exhibit had the "fig leaf" edition wherein a black fig-leaf-shaped blotch covered the censored parts.
Jungle - about meat packing in Chicago, also by Sinclair.
The Sex Side of Life
Who's Obscene (I think this was the name of a book)
The Tropic of Cancer, banned until 1961.
The Children's Hour
It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
Passing by Nella Larsen
Strange Fruit, Lillian Smith
Forever Amber, Kathleen Winsor - these last 2 were editions that were shaped to fit a soldier's pocket.

Finally, an article in 1944 The Easy Chair by Bernard DeVoto
Pam Fuchs


Atrox said...

I recommend a rereading of It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Somehow it seems more plausible than ever today.

ClaudiaH said...

Thanks for posting these, Pam. I almost but was hesitant to post the list you sent me, since they were your personal choices. Seems Sinclair Lewis was on that list often. I wonder whether he got to the point where he tried to get on the list with a new book, just to see whether he could do it.