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:

Chez Zee is having some author events, including James Magnuson (He visited us and we discussed Famous Writers I Have Known). Thanks to Cindy V. for bringing this to the Blogger's attention! Here is the link:


Dominick Smith, author of The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, will speak at the Georgetown Public Library, on May 12. Doors open at 1:30 PM and tickets are $15.


The TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL will be held in and around the Capitol Building November 4-6 2016


Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm, at the Laura Bush Library, when Jo Ivester will discuss her book, The Outskirts of Hope.The book is a memoir of Aura Kruger and her family's life in the small, all-Black town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in the 1960s. Those of us who knew the incredible Aura know the basics of her story there, but Jo's book has captured it in a deeply meaningful, relevant way. Promises to be an amazing conversation!

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!