24/8 Book Club

The Today Show has a Top Ten List of their own
December 16, 2007, 2:17 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

Cosmo’s book editor was on the today show this morning and presented a top ten book list for everyone on your list, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22261717/.  It covered all subjects and you are sure to find something for even the hardest to buy for person on your list. 

Something for the Cubs fan in your Life
December 15, 2007, 10:46 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

Year after year the brave and devoted Cubs fan think this is going to be the year.   It is perhaps the most beloved baseball time in the nation.  So for that Cubs nut in your life check out Our Team-Our Dreamby Tammy Lechner. 

Gals you owe it to yourself to pick this up for the guy that talks about the Cubs year round.  And if you are the Cubs fan in the house then you should proudly support the woman author that put this together. 


Good Morning America Has Coffee Table Book Recommendations
December 14, 2007, 6:46 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

A number of times this week the staff of GMA has made recommendations for coffee table books for all of the different persons on your list.  Here is the link for today’s recommendations:


Remember a book makes a great gift, it will be enjoyed now and for years to come.

Its not Oprah but it is FHI
December 10, 2007, 10:49 am
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Every month Falise Platt, one of the mangers/owners of 24/8 Book Club provides the Good Reads feature for For Her Information On Line Magazine.  This month is no exception and there are a wide variety of books presented because it is the holidays and there is a alittle something for everyone. 

Check out http://www.forherinformation.com/goodreadsart11207.php if you are looking for great gift idea for this holiday season.  We would love to hear your suggestions for 24/8 and FHI Good Reads, write to us.

Oprah names a book on her list of favorite things
December 9, 2007, 2:06 pm
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Oprah has done so much for books and continues that tradition with her book selections throughout the year.  I guess we can forgive her shameless self promotion on her favorite things list which has the O’s Guide to Life as one of her picks. 

It is hard to fault her as she did autograph each one for those lucky enough to be in the Macon, Georgia audience the day she announced the list.  They chose this market for this much sought after show this year because it has been the top market since the show was launched.   

Keep up the book picks Oprah.

Inspiration for book ideas for the seasons from an authority
December 8, 2007, 12:49 am
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Want an authority on books to recommend a few? You can consult Sunday’s posting of the bestsellers to be your guide.  With the wide varieties of categories listed, you are sure to find something for everyone on your list, http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/bestseller/.

Additionally, the New York Times has been kind enough to narrow their 100 notable books for 2007 to a top ten list.  This is once again perfect timing for the gift giving season,  http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_5949712_6?ie=UTF8&docId=1000172381&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=034R5JKTPDKY0NA5JGGH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=338900101&pf_rd_i=283155.


A perfect stocking stuffer
December 7, 2007, 11:24 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Book Notes

Hopefully you are at a point in the holiday shopping process when you are thinking about the stockings.  We have a marvelous idea for you.  Why Does Santa Wear Red? is all about Christmas and questions that have crossed your mind for years Christmas-related.  This book contains the answers and will keep recipient busy for hours. 

Stay Tuned
December 6, 2007, 11:40 pm
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is a great book for you to pick up for yourself now or for someone else special in your life.  It will definitely make you laugh and cry but you will be glad you picked it up.  This book will be featured on the 24/8 website any-day so check out what JoAnne and I thought and check out The Dish and Author’s Spotlight with Jen. 

Jenniffer Weigel has penned a great first book and we are looking forward to reading more.  Rumor has it she has another book up her sleeve so stay tuned…. 

December 2, 2007, 7:07 pm
Filed under: Author Talk, Book Notes | Tags: , ,

is a book that you might have read or most likely you recognize the title from the trailer you saw the last time you were at the movies.  The movie adaptation stars actress Hillary Swank.

I don’t usually read books that have been turned into movies and vice versa.  When I saw the trailer for this movie I wanted to read this book.  Not sure of the reason, but I literally ran to the store to pick it up.  I was nervous that the book was 470 pages and the movie opens on December 21st, “did I have enough time I wondered”? If you have tuned in before to 24/8 previoulsy, I have admitted on more then one occassion that I am a slow reader.

I am pleased to say I finished the book today and I just loved it, with time to spare. The writing is brilliant and I recommend this read to one and all.  I am so interested to see the movie and can only hope the adaptation parallels the book. 

One caveat: I am usually blue over the holidays and this year seems to be no exception.  While I could not wait to read the book each day, I had a growing suspicion it was adding to my saddness.  I think that it did make me sad everyday but it was also beautiful and I had to keep reading it.  Now that I am finished, I will be sad tomorrow because there is no more to read. 

Many movies start as books that are optioned for this purpose.  The authors are normally delighted when someone options their book.  For a list of books compiled by Border’s that are at the movies go to, http://www.bordersmedia.com/features/bookstomovies/default.asp.


A fabulous night with author Jenniffer Weigel
December 1, 2007, 10:01 am
Filed under: Author Talk, Book Notes, Events

On Friday, November 30th the 24/8 Book Club had another event out and around town at the Excalibur night club.  Our featured author was Jenniffer Weigel whose first book, Stay Tuned was the backdrop for the night’s discussion. 

If you missed our fantastic night be sure pick up a copy of Stay Tuned it is a heart felt biography, memoir, tribute, self help, spiritual and more book with so much to share.  We are so fortunate Jen has chosen to share her personal story with us.  You will laugh and you will cry as you go with Jen on this journey to connect. 

For anyone that has suffered the loss of a parent, spouse, sibling or friend it is a great read.  It is so real it will touch their hearts and souls and it is just the right holiday book for this time of the year that can be so blue.