24/8 Book Club

John Adams
March 30, 2008, 10:54 pm
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is the new miniseries on HBO. If you have been watching this series you may or may not know it was adapted from a book that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.  Author David McCullough penned this great book that has inspired the 7-part miniseries. 

If you have missed this series you can still find all of the parts on HBO at various hours of the day during the week.  Tom Hanks is a behind this adaptation.  He is fast becoming the king of the mini series. 

Don’t forget to go out and pick up a copy of the book or get on the list to reserve it from your local library.  We are told from libraries all across the country that this book is very hot right now. 


Lisa Daily is fast becoming the 24/8 author of the month
March 27, 2008, 6:29 pm
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The last blog post did not include this great book launch party in Chicago.   This is open to public and sounds like a really fun evening.  You do not want to miss it!   
April 1 – 7-9 pm
1307 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL

Partida Tequila is hosting a launch party for real-life TV dating expert Lisa Daily’s new novel, Fifteen Minutes of Shame.  In the book, America’s favorite relationship expert finds out her publicist husband is cheating……live on national television.  Partida will be serving complimentary appetizers and Fifteen Minutes of Shame margaritas.
For more information, visit www.lisadaily.com.

Author Lisa Daily coming to Chicago next week
March 26, 2008, 5:54 pm
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Check out author Lisa Daily on April 2nd at Border’s in Oak Brook, IL. http://www.bordersstores.com/events/event_detail.jsp?SEID=221753.  Her debut novel, Fifteen Minutes of Shamesounds like alot of fun.  Think Dr. Phil of dating finding out her husband is cheating sets the stage for this crazy story.  The book is filled with practical dating times too. 

Celebrate the first day of Spring with a free book light
March 20, 2008, 8:13 am
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from Barnes and Noble.  If you have a list of books to pick up that totals $75.00, Barnes and Noble on line is offering a free book light while supplies last.


Too Many Books
March 17, 2008, 11:32 am
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Seems an amazing comment but we have so many avid readers and those books can pile up. You have a few you treasure but why not think about selling those books to make way for more books. 
A. Eaton Books is a Chicago-based on-line bookstore looking to expand its stock.  They will come to you to evaluate and purchase your books on-site so you have no need to lug them across town. 
With over 10 years of book-buying experience they are a company you can expect solid customer service and greatest convenience.  
Special consideration is given to rare or valuable items.
For more information, please visit www.aeatonbooks.com for a detailed description of the buying policies.

Laura Caldwell and Bloomingdale’s team up this Saturday
March 13, 2008, 11:03 am
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On Saturday, March 15th 24/8 friend and author Laura Caldwell is going to be at Bloomingdale’s on Michigan Avenue in Chicago from 2-4pm signing copies of The Good Liar her latest book.  When was the last time you made a purchase and received a book, bravo to the great marketing minds and get out there and show your support. 

So plan to include a trip to Bloomie’s in your Saturday and go to the 5th floor to find Laura.  She is great person, you will definitely enjoy meeting her. 

Author Andrea Kane has a new book
March 10, 2008, 5:42 pm
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Popular author Andrea Kane is treating us to another book release on March 25th, 2008.  Twisted is an FBI thriller and her fans are counting down the days.  In fact if you click on the link you will see the time counting down, and see more about Andrea and the new release.  http://www.andreakane.com/countdown.htm

Author Joshilyn Jackson will be in town Monday, March 10th
March 7, 2008, 10:26 pm
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Joshilyn Jackson will be at the Bookstall in Winnetka on Monday, March 10th with her new book, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.   http://joshilynjackson.com/

Book stall at Chestnut Court: 811 Elm Street Winnetka, IL 60093  Tel: (847)446-8880.  

This wonderful plug was supplied by 24/8 friend and celebrated author, Renee Rosen. If you have not had the opportunity to read her debut novel, Every Crooked Pot, a 2007 Editors’ Choice pick for Booklist, you should do so. http://www.reneerosen.com/

Starbuck’s announces its next featured book
March 5, 2008, 12:16 pm
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beautiful boy by David Sheff.  It is a dad’s story of his son’s journey through drug addiction.  It is an important subject matter that this father has chosen to share with the world. 

If you go to Starbuck’s entertainment website you can learn more and view a video by the author David Sheff.   http://www.hearmusic.com/#PRODUCT352

Martha Stewart has a great idea for a ribbon bookmark on the show today
March 4, 2008, 1:34 pm
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Martha Stewart featured the crafting details on making a ribbon bookmark in today’s show.  It was a clever idea to use those ribbon scraps you have and re-purpose them into a bookmark for yourself or someone you know.

When you are on Martha’s site simply select the ribbon bookmark video and all will be revealed.