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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Scribblies

I mentioned the writer's group nicknamed The Scribblies in our book club meeting. For those interested in exploring them, here are a few titles.

Pamela Dean wrote The Secret Country trilogy, a fantasy series that I highly recommend for youngsters and the young at heart. Also Tam Lin, a wonderful interpretation of the Scottish fairy story. Emma Bull (Territory, about the participants of the gunfight at the OK Corral) wrote the prize-winning Bone Dance and War for the Oaks. Her husband, Will Shetterly, wrote Cats Have No Lord, Dogland, and many others. He also ran for Governor of Minnesota (who hasn't?). Steven Brust has written a marvelous series of novels about Vlad Taltos, an assassin. Patricia Wrede has churned out great YA fantasies; the first novels in three different fabulous series are Shadow Magic, Dealing With Dragons, and Mairelon the Magician. Kara Dalkey has novels and short stories in diverse settings; if I had to pick one for you, it would be The Nightingale. All of them have contributed to a fascinating shared-world series called Liavek; check out those stories, for sure.

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