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

What's New?__________

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.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Holiday Party Tease

Want to guess what books are being nominated at our holiday party? Hopefully I've given you enough hints that you'll be able to guess 1 or 2 of them. PLEASE DON'T POST THE ANSWERS. Once you figure them out, feel free to post more hints if you like. You'll have to attend the Holiday Party to find out!

I am a “theme” kinda gal. When I last nominated in August 2011, the theme was “Women who Escaped (something/someone)…” and we chose Infidel.

This time the theme is “Memories of Boyhood”. I read all three and enjoyed them almost equally.  Each is set outside the U.S.. All got 4 or 4.5 stars (out of 5) on Barnes & Noble.  All available in paperback from Barnes & Noble, our host from January thru October every year.

Here are the hints:
 - Boyhood heavily impacted by religion. This man did not write and publish his first book until age 96! (in 2007); in this, the first of his several books, he recalls the first 12 years of his life (his/his siblings' growing-up years) in England just before World War I; he moved with his family to the US at the outbreak of WWI;  3 words in this book’s title*, initial letters TIW, 354 pages; Jews and Christians; cobbled street; mill town.

- Boyhood of hunger and doing without, until he saved his community. This young man is from a small country in Africa; 6 word title*, initial letters TBWHTW; published 2010; 290 pages; he had a co-author; engineering, magic beliefs, old bicycle wheel; blue gum trees; MacGyver; library; nsima; now attends Dartmouth.

- Boyhood of privilege, until communism. This author was born in 1950. His story is about the first 12 years of his life, the entry of communism into his life, and he and his brother's participation in the Pedro Pan operation; 5 word title*, initial letters WFSIH; 400 pages; learn about the good life before communism, and the early days of life after (when even Coca-Cola did not taste the same); firecrackers; lizards; son of a judge; now a Yale professor. National Book Award in Nonfiction, 2003.
*This references the primary title (all of them also have subtitles).

Janice already knows the titles because I asked her if Cedar Park Library club read them (answer was no). Dennis I mentioned these to you, but probably not the titles.

Enjoy, but remember, DON'T POST ANSWERS!

1 comment:

Pam Fuchs said...

Claudia, if you wouldn't mind deleting this and the master post I made since it is really of no interest now or in the future. I can't figure out how to delete it myself. Tks, Pam