24/8 Book Club

More James Bond
May 31, 2008, 4:56 pm
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If your travels take you to England or Scotland this summer be sure to check out the James Bond cover art exhibit currently on display to mark the anniversary.  The folks at Suite 101 did a great job covering this story so go to their link and read more about it, http://traveling-art-exhibits.suite101.com/article.cfm/bond_bound_travels_to_edinburgh


Bond, James Bond

May 28, 2008 marks the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Ian Fleming, best known for creating the world’s best-loved secret agent, James Bond 007. With all fourteen James Bond books in print, Penguin is keeping the memory of both Fleming and Bond alive.  

For a list of the fourteen James Bond books in print and more information about the author go to: http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/features/ianfleming/index.html


Remember One Day at a Time
May 27, 2008, 12:39 pm
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the TV show and it’s adorable co-star Valerie Bertinelli who seemed to be the perfect and adorable adolescent that grew up before our very eyes.  She married and then divorced Eddie Van Halen and they have a child together, Wolfie. 

Well she has a tell all book out now entitled Losing It.  She has been doing press all over the little screen so you might have seen her recently but she has also been in a recent Jenny Craig campaign and shrinking in front of our very eyes.

She is going to be making a personal appearance at the Border’s in Oak Brook, IL on Saturday, May 31st at 2:00. She will be there to sign her new book and if we are lucky reminisce a bit.  Lucky for her she looks the same so maybe it will be a chance to recapture a time from the past for a moment. 



Are there Ghosts Amoung Us?

Come out to see and hear author James Van Praagh on Thursday, May 29th at Transitions at 7:00 pm and Friday, May 30th at the Border’s in Oak Brook at 7:30 pm.  James is in town for the Celebrate Your Life Workshop from May 30th – June 1st that features some of the most celebrated authors and speakers, http://www.mishkaproductions.com/celebrate-your-life-2008-chicago/?email=fjplatt@yahoo.com&name=Falise+Platt&lists=mishka&Additional_=630-803-0558

This is a link to Jame’s site letting you know about other signings and appearances, http://vanpraagh.com/index.php/Calendar.html


Booksense Recommends Reading Group Picks

Book Sense is comprised of independent booksellers and they are passionate about books,  http://www.booksense.com/index.jsp. At the site you can view current and past month’s picks and see the 2007 Book Sense award winners. 

Maybe you are more familiar with the monthly Book Sense picks that are printed and available at your local independent booksellers too.  The monthly fliers have picks and notables and it is always exciting to see a friend of 24/8 makes it on to these lists.   

Also, Book Sense publishes a guide entitled Reading Group  Spring – Summer 2008 edition flyer.  In this flyer Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland and They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth are both featured.

Susan and Kate are both authors that have been featured on 24/8 and we would like to congratulate them for making the cut and being included in the selections.  If you have not read their books be sure to pick them up both would be great summer reads. 

Chef in Town for food tastings and cookbook signing
May 21, 2008, 9:24 am
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Join Food Network superstar Dave Lieberman on Friday, May 23rd from 7-9:00 pm to get a sneak  peek at the tasty bites Dave has created exclusively for W Hotels: our new Cravings menu.   Gosh who doesn’t have a craving from time to time and now you know where to go to satisfy it.
W Chicago – City Center’s Chef Bradford Phillips of ristorante we and Chef Kristine Subido of Wave will also be there to help heat up the celebration while you get your cookbook signed. A book signing and food to boot, nice touch Hotel W. 
W Chicago – City Center, Plateau
172 West Adams Street
Chicago , IL 60603-3604
RSVP Required:

Barnes and Noble has the story behind book covers

We always wonder about book covers.  Who designs them?  Do people pick books by the covers?  How do they come up with the cover art?  Here is a great chance to learn more from the artists themselves at the new B&N Studio,  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/coverstory/index.asp?r=1.  Tune in to learn about the cover stories.

Mario Lopez is touring with his new book
May 18, 2008, 5:27 pm
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

For those of you in the Chicagoland area he is going to be at Border’s in Oak Brook on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00pm and the following day at Border’s on State Street at Noon.  If you loved him on Saved by the Bell he is all grown up.  Many became Mario fans when we was on Dancing With the Stars.  He is staring on Broadway in The Chorus Line so you know he has to be in great shape.  Come out to meet Mario and pick up a copy of Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness not a bad father’s day gift. 

If you are not in the Chicagoland area you can find out where else Mario will be signing books or appearing on TV or radio, http://www.mariolopez.net/events_new.php


Looking for a Author you can get behind for President

why not try Jane Austen?  Watch this clever video on U Tube by novelist Laurie Viera Rigler, author of CONFESSIONS OF A JANE AUSTEN ADDICT, which is just out in paperback from Plume Books (May 2008). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dEl2Aokcx4

Russ Miller, a friend to the 24/8 Book Club
May 12, 2008, 8:05 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Events

Will be leading a discussion about his latest book, The Spy with a Clean Facepublished by Beach House Books, at the upcoming Border’s Book Club at the La Grange  Border’s on Tuesday, May 13th. 

Join Russ and the rest of the book club at 10:30am at the Borders in La Grange on the second floor in the coffee shop. This is not a closed group, anyone can attend.  So those that love the spy genre should definitely plan to stop by.

Borders is located at:

1 No. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525, phone number: 708.579.9660.