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:

The Just Mercy series is happening at the Georgetown Library. Here is what the publicity says: Last night I attended the first discussion of a series of 4 discussions of Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson, held at Georgetown Public Library as part of Georgetown Reads. Over FIFTY attended (we had to move to a larger room).

The series continues each of the NEXT THREE WEDNESDAYS. You do not need to have read the book to attend (although I hope you read it at some point).

You can also hear Bryan Stephenson speak - at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin at 7pm on Monday, February 22nd, so I expect the final Wednesday (24th) to include a recap from those who hear him speak (I will go if I find a carpool).

It was obvious that every attendee last night was moved by the conversation with so many bright and like-minded people, as we discussed the state of our criminal justice system, including local government. And most expressed feeling a call to action.

As an introduction to Bryan Stephenson, here is a link to his TED talk:

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Moveable Feast (4 of 5 stars for me)

I had not read Hemingway since H.S. and had never read Moveable Feast. I read in Claudia's post that later wives edited this book? Hmmm. To me it was clear in this book that Hadley was the love of his life so I'd be skeptical that a later wife edited it. Having said that, Hadley only had a few quoted lines in the entire book. However Hemingway made several comments like "we had no idea at the time" how it was the greatest time of our lives.... Also a tremendous insight into the relationship Hemingway had with "Scott" Fitzgerald. And how his relationship with Getrude Stein developed and ended (although I've already forgotten the latter). I especially loved Hemingway's writing style and always felt like I was right there with him/them. I am so glad I read A Moveable Feast.

P.S. I decided to inundate myself in Hemingway and also watched the video of the 2011 HBO movie Hemingway & Gellhorn (his 3rd wife). If you haven't had enough of Hemingway yet, I recommend it. Clive Owen, Nicole Kidman.

1 comment:

ClaudiaH said...

Thanks, Pam, for your comment. It's always interesting when there is some disagreement of opinions among our group. Your movie idea looks interesting, too!