24/8 Book Club

Another book has been adapted for the big screen
February 29, 2008, 10:57 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

and it opens today. The Other Boleyn Girl, written by Philippa Gregory is now ready for the big screen.  It has a star studded cast, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman as the Boleyn Girls and Eric Bana as the king.  To learn more about the film go to, http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theotherboleyngirl/. There are video clips from the author regarding the film on the site too. 


It’s hard to say who copied who or
February 27, 2008, 10:17 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Book Notes, Posts at Other Sites | Tags: , ,

perhaps kinder words, who inspired who?  Border’s has its featured author selecting a shortlist of five picks to read, watch and listen. 24/8 shares its picks, author picks and guest picks for books in the Take Out Book List feature.

This week’s Border’s installment features Sophie Kinsella, author of the new book, Remember Me? providing her picks, http://beta.bordersstores.com/online/store/ArticleView_shortlistkinsella

There are more then enough views, recommendations and ideas to go around so bravo to 24/8 and Border’s for asking and to these wonderful authors and friends for sharing. 

mystery month continues
February 24, 2008, 9:58 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Book Notes, Posts at Other Sites

It’s a good night to celebrate.  The writers strike is over, and Oscar night will be worth listening to, as well as watching.

As Dead As It Gets, by Cady Kalian, will help keep you in the Hollywood spirit. Snappy writing that even Jon Stewart would applaud, along with  insiders writing secrets. The main character solves a murder while helping to avert a writers strike, and deciding who she really loves.   www.cadykalian.com     I’m looking forward  to the next book in the series.


Have you signed up for Oprah’s book webinar
February 22, 2008, 11:30 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

if so please let us know your thoughts? If not, why not? It is the first of its kind and with Oprah you know it will be larger then life. It is the ultimate book club review that spans the world.

In case you missed it, the book is A NEW EARTH, AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE by author, Eckhart Tolle. 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, March 3rd at 8:00pm cst, http://www.oprah.com/obc_classic/webevent_registration.jsp

The Wednesday Letters is the next book
February 21, 2008, 10:16 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Book Notes

the 24/8 book club will be reading. This story seemed like a natural for reading in the month of February.  We can’t wait to ask author Jason Wright some questions and post our reviews and his answers to the site.  We have a book club that read this book along with us too.

So go to your local bookstore or go to the library and pick up a copy of this book.  We are always interested in knowing what you think.  Send us a note or a review and will post it in our party room.

Amazon’s picks for February will soon be history
February 19, 2008, 4:50 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

The monthly picks are the Signifcant Seven but rest assured they couldn’t resist to list a few others as well. It is always fun to see who is reading what books. It is especially great when you are approaching the end of a book you are reading.

Check out this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_6324502_2?ie=UTF8&docId=1000061771&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=top-1&pf_rd_r=0GHBX5Q41K80W8JSXZDK&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=362431201&pf_rd_i=ABNA%20.

The Political Seen
February 18, 2008, 9:49 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Posts at Other Sites


 www.DailyCandy.com ( New York) 

February 18, 2008

It’s Elected! Boogie-Woogie-Oogie

Election Day Lexicon

rock (don't mock) the vote!

Faster than a speeding ballot. Sweeping primaries in a single bound. Look up in the sky: It’s a gimmick; it’s a cliffhanger; it’s punditocracy.

20/20 vision
n. the media’s tendency to blow small issues totally out of proportion for the sake of news show fodder.

between Barack and a hard place
n. the sphere in which undecided democrats linger to contemplate the electability of candidates.

I heart Huckabee
n. a bad movie and campaign.

it takes a village idiot
phr. a Washington proverb.

meet Romneys
n. The persistent desire to poke Mitt’s handsome sons on Facebook.

mock the vote
n. when people too embarrassed to admit they’re clueless about the voting process make awkward jokes to remain elusive.

over the Hillary
n. undecided voter syndrome wherein the desire to see a woman in the White House is overrun by one’s dislike for Hillary.

pundIt girl
n. the token female analyst who sits at the table with Wolf Blitzer and co.

n. an unviable aspirant who just confuses the public (see: Ron Paul).

super delegetsome

n. when powerful insiders use their influence to score dates with campaign managers and candidates’ daughters.

Upcoming Author/Book Events at Borders in Chicago for the week of Feb. 18th
February 18, 2008, 4:11 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

There is always something happening in the literary world in Chicago.  Here is one that should be very intersting for the woman that wants to read and hear about how to get ahead in the corporate world.

Nina DiSesa

The Chairman of McCann Erickson Advertising, Nina DiSesa, shares her refreshingly frank secrets to climbing the corporate ladder.

February 20, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: In Store

Chicago – Michigan Ave.
830 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

For those of you whose tastes go to the gospel a definite treat is in store for you in Wilmette this week.  If you want to meet a Pulitzer Prize winner be sure to come out for this event.

Garry Wills

Wills turns his remarkable gift for biblical analysis to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Wills brilliantly examines goals, methods, and styles of the evangelists and how these shaped the gospels’ messages. Garry Wills studied for the priesthood, took his doctorate in the classics, and taught ancient and new Testament Greek for many years at Johns Hopkins University. He is now professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University.

February 22, 2008 7:30 PM
Location: In Store

3232 Lake Avenue, Suite 100
Wilmette, IL

This movie opens at the end of the month so you need to get out and pick up the book and read it before you go. This period piece is part of a series, this might just be the beginning.

Philippa Gregory

A rich and compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, “The Other Boleyn Girl” introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the center of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her heart. Meet best-selling author Philippa Gregory as she previews the new movie based on her book “The Other Boleyn Girl”.

February 23, 2008 2:00 PM
Location: In Store

Oak Brook
1500 16th Street, Suite D
Oak Brook, IL

Presidents Day Weekend
February 15, 2008, 11:36 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

In the olden days of  traditional department store retail, ( pre internet ) this would have been a great weekend to buy a car,  check out the White Sales, or  least   take a long weekend to travel to with the kids.    An alternative  mini trip might be a visit to the  Abraham Lincoln Book Store www.alincolnbookshop.com   357 W Chicago Ave # 2  Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-3085  More than just a book store, it is almost  museum like with it’s prints, collectibles etc.   Traditional visit or virtual, it might be fun to read about past presidents during this electoral time.

February 14, 2008, 8:42 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

What could be better than spending an evening with three of Chicago’s best mystery writers. Last night at Susanne’s Auction House www.susanins.com   had a great time with Laura Caldwell,  Marcus Sakey and J.A. Konrath.   Along with the giggles and laughs, we set another first for the 24/8 Book Club. There were as  many men as  women at the event……