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. 

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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.

scamdidate
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.