24/8 Book Club


Answers to Three Questions from Editor Jennifer O’Connell
August 5, 2007, 10:49 am
Filed under: Author Talk

It occurred to us that being in the dark about the books and authors we feature might fill some with curiosity and others with ambivalance.  Not everyone is comfortable being outside of their reading zones and genres. 

So when we came across editor Jennifer O’Connell’s three answers to three questions posted at Publisher’s Weekly it seemed like a good place to start, http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6439691.html?nid=2286. Jennifer was the brainchild behind the idea to pay tribute to Judy Blume through Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume.  It was Jennifer that went out and recruited the writers and sold the idea to the publisher and we are glad that she did, check out Jen’s posting about this book in her website, 

checkhttp://www.jenniferoconnell.com/newsite/books-judyblume.html.

The co-proprietors of 24/8 did not grow up with Judy Blume books but we certainly know who she is and are familar with many of the books.  So our journey with this book will be different then someone else’s but that is the beauty and the magic of reading.  It was so interesting to see the Judy Blume stories crafted and woven through the author’s essays and it definitely makes you want to go back and read each Judy Blume book again or for the first time. 

So we hope you will come to the event on August 23rd to dish with  three of the authors: Stacey Ballis, Laura Caldwell and Cara Lockwood that contributed to this Judy Blume tribute, we think you will enjoy it.  And if it still is not your thing you can find out what else these talented authors have published, they have a wealth of good books out there, and of course bead or design jewelry or treat yourself to a $6.00 nail change which can’t be beat.   

Look forward to welcoming you to our 24/8 community. 

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