24/8 Book Club

Featured author Marcus Sakey featured in the Sun Times
January 31, 2008, 11:21 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, News, Posts at Other Sites

Author Marcus Sakey received a favorable review from Sun Times copy editor Jeff Johnson on Sunday.  Just in case you missed it, http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/books/760216,SHO-Books-sakey27.article

If you would like to meet Marcus and hear about his inspiration for his latest release At The City’s Edge or find out what he likes to snack on when writing or what books he keeps on his nightstand come to a 24/8 night out on Wednesday, February 13th at Susanin’s Auction House from 7-9pm.  To view the details please see the events section on our site,  http://www.248bookclub.com/events/events.asp

Everyone is welcome at the 24/8 Book Club there is no membership criteria, no cleaning, no advance reading and best of all no cleaning up.  There is one rule that is very important you have to be willing to have fun. 


Oprah is talking books today
January 30, 2008, 10:57 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk

If you are working or just didn’t get a chance to see Oprah fear not she rebroadcasts at 11:00pm in Chicago, others should check their local listings. Oprah talked to Ken Follett author of Pillars of the Earth, http://www.ken-follett.com/home/index.html and she saluted him for all book lovers. Whether you like Oprah or not, is neither here nor there but she has and continues to do so much for reading and books that we salute her and hope she keeps up the good work.

Additionally, Oprah announced her new book today as well, A NEW EARTH, AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE by author, Eckhart Tolle. Oprah announces an exciting new offering in conjunction with this book, a 10 week interactive webinar event. Oprah and the author will be teaching in a worldwide classroom setting with this book as your textbook, I am sure it will have everyone talking so go out and get your copy of the book, register and then tune into the webinar on Monday, http://www2.oprah.com/obc_classic/webevent_registration.jsp?promocode=HP31.

Killer Spin is in house for the next 24/8 Book Club night out
January 28, 2008, 7:17 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Events, News

Killer Spin, a Chicago company, is changing the way the world thinks about ping pong is getting involved with the 24/8 Book Club. At our next club night out, Wednesday, February 13th, Killer Spin is putting their touch on our night of Murder Mystery and Mayhem.

We are thrilled to be collaborating and we hope there will be more nights of mystery and Killer Spin to come.

Sunday Nights on Masterpiece
January 28, 2008, 12:11 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

Masterpiece Theater has dropped the Theater and is now Masterpiece but who cares.  Every Sunday night a Jane Austen adaptation is featured.  We have blogged about this before but that was before they had actually begun. 

Well they are underway and spectacular.  Don’t let another Sunday go by without tuning in. You might find yourself at the bookstore before long picking up a copy of one of these Jane Austen books to see how they compare.

A great night of books and authors
January 26, 2008, 1:09 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

On Wednesday, January 23rd 24/8 was lucky enough to be present at the launch of The Good Liar by Laura Caldwell and At the City’s Edge by Marcus Sakey.  The event was held at The Landmark in Chicago and it was fabulous. 

The local writing mafia was out in full force. We saw authors: J.A. Konrath, Renee Rosen, Stacey Ballis and Jen Lancaster.  The event was packed and praise was heard all night long. 

Congrats to Laura and Marcus! 

Coffee and Tea night.
January 22, 2008, 8:24 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Book Notes, Posts at Other Sites

The only cure for a cold and snowy Chicago Night, after a stock market roller coaster day, is some coffee and tea, or a mixture of both.   Sipping the new Waikiki Beach blend from Todd and  Holland Tea Merchants, www.todd-holland.com, while reading The Coffee Trader by David Liss will help to put things in perspective. This read is about how a sharp savvy market trader gambles to create the coffee  market in the mid 1600’s  Amsterdam.  They were right, history does repeat itself.   

Marcus Sakey’s new release hits the stands
January 22, 2008, 1:48 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Book Notes, Events, News

AT THE CITY’S EDGE is hot off the press and at bookstores across the country. To find out more information about his new book and touring schedule visit,

Remember Marcus will be one of our guests of honor at the next 24/8 Book Club event on Wednesday, February 13th.

Speaking of Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville
January 22, 2008, 11:55 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Events, News

They are also having a book signing event with Laura Caldwell and Marcus Sakey this Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 pm. Once you meet these charismatic authors you will definitely want to have more time to dish with them. Anderson’s Bookstore has a full schedule of upcoming author signings so check out,


As luck would have it Laura and Marcus are part of the trio of authors headlining the next 24/8 event being held on Wednesday, February 13th.

Hope to see you there.

Read about our friends
January 21, 2008, 11:14 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Posts at Other Sites

Sue Reardon is a good friend and one of our original supporters of the 24/8 Book Club. .  She is an entrepreneurial muse, and made our May Launch party at SoTish  not only possible, but unforgettable. www.sotish.com  La Grange is the urban suburban destination in part because of Tim and Sue Reardon creating their innovative gallery,  jazz concerts events  and cuisine catering.   Read about them, and see the great photos in the Chicago Sunday Tribune.

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Best Wishes
January 20, 2008, 10:57 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Book Notes, Events

A 24/8 Book Club Favorite Author and fabulous  person is Kim Strickland.  If you missed meeting her at our October event, she will be at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday  1/24 at 7pm.  Her book, Wish Club is a fun read, especially when you are curling up  for a winter evening.  www.kimstrickland.com