24/8 Book Club

February 13th a very special night
January 20, 2008, 1:58 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Events, News

no it is not because the next day is Valentine’s day. It is a monumental day in the 24/8 universe.  We are going to have three authors and they are: Laura Caldwell, J.A. Konrath and Marcus Sakey.  We have never had male authors joinus and that is a first.  And we are going to be out on the town at an auction house.   Authors, books and the art world it sounds like a perfect night for mystery and love.

Do come and join us.


The Location for the next 24/8 Event is
January 17, 2008, 6:22 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Events, News

Susanin’s Auction House at 900 S. Clinton (corner of Clinton and Taylor). This satisfies our mission to have 24/8 nights at interesting places out and about.

Plan to join us at Susanin’s from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, February 13th. There is free parking at Susanin’s.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Falise and JoAnne

It’s official – Save the date
January 16, 2008, 5:15 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Events, News

We have the date for our next 24/8 event.  It will be Wednesday, February 13th.  And we are thrilled to not just have one, or two but three authors that will join us. For the first time 24/8 is proud to say that male authors will be our among our special guests for this evening.

Final details are being determined but it will be a night of mystery.

Jane Austen, Jane Austen, Jane Austen
January 13, 2008, 7:32 pm
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For one of the 24/8 co-managers it is a great night.  Masterpiece theater launches The Complete Jane Austen.  Over the next few months we will all six Jane Austen novels presented.  Four of these will be new adaptions. 

They air on Sundays at 8 pm cst and begin tonight, January 13th.  Whee….Good time to get out your favorite Jane Austen from the bookshelves to read. Or get a hold of the one of many newly updated, but Jane Austen influenced novels. 

24/8 looks forward to a upcoming month that will be all Jane Austen that we will present sometime year. Until then turn on Masterpiece Theatre and enjoy.


A new year and a new edition of bookmarks is on the stands
January 6, 2008, 10:45 pm
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bookmarks magazine Jan/Feb edition is chalk full of new books. It also contains a number of book award lists for 2007. 

bookmarks is always interesting to read and it runs the gamut for book tastes.  Most of your local libraries carry it as well so there is no reason to not get a hold of a copy and check out the pages.

24/8 Event News
January 5, 2008, 5:18 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Events, News

To our fantastic 24/8 community we are in the midst of planning our first 24/8 event of the year.  It is so exciting and there are so many details to address that we are going to target the beginning of February for our first event. 

Happy New Year, hope you are resolved to read more in the new year.

Ideas for the Mystery Lover in Your Life
January 3, 2008, 4:32 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Book Notes

Mystery Scene Magazine’s current issue is loaded with terrific mystery books and has something for everyone.  There are great articles, original writing and other news about the mystery writing world.   

So go to your local library, or bookstore to pick up a copy and see what is on the list of books to pick up for yourself or a reading friend on page 44. 


Author Laura Caldwell is poised to
January 2, 2008, 2:46 pm
Filed under: Author Talk, Book Notes

hit us with another offering in January, The Good Liar.  Early reviews are in and this one is getting high marks.  So, mark your calendars or simply add this to your on line orders so you will not forget to pick it up. 

Thank you Laura for being part of the 24/8 community. We hope to be announcing details for a 24/8 event with Laura very shortly. Check out The Good Liar and more about Laura at: http://www.lauracaldwell.com/.