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

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Hill Country Authors Series—November 2

Austin author Karan Mahajan will speak at the next Hill Country Authors Series on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 2 pm at the Library on his latest novel The Association of Small Bombs.

In this novel Mahajan writes about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation. His book is about the effects of one small bombing on all the people who were there, or associated with the people who were there. It tells how this bombing affects people for the rest of their lives. It also covers the terrorists: how they set up the bombing, and what happens to them during the blast. And afterwards: are they caught, do they have a trial?

The Austin-American Statesman said “A tour de force of psychological probing and empathy.” And the New York Times Book Review noted that the book is “Wonderful …smart, devastating, unpredictable and enviably adept in its handling of tragedy and its fallout.”

The Huffington Post said “In a post-9/11 world, this novel should be considered a must-read.”

Tickets for the event are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, at the WOW!mobile, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A delicious dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served with the presentation.

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Round Rock Public Library Events: Book Buzz Thursday, November 10th

6:00 PM - Introduction to the Round Rock Friends of the Library. Learn about this volunteer group and grab seats for Book Buzz.

7:00 PM - Book Buzz: A publisher will summarize books that will be published during the next year. There will be prizes and refreshments and a free book for everyone!

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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.
Pam

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!