24/8 Book Club

Danielle Steel has done it again with the release
June 29, 2008, 2:24 am
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of Rogue this week.  If you go to Danielle Steel’s site you can view of summary of the book and even read chapter one.  For all of you die hard Steel fans, we just know we have to run out and pick this one up.


There is another Danielle Steel do out this October so it is a fine day for the millions of Danielle Steel fans that exist world wide. I am proud to be one of them.



Author Meg Gardiner has come to the US
June 28, 2008, 10:31 am
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and she has one very special man to thank for this.  Things like this just don’t happen when you talk to people in every walk of life but especially publishing.  But then you read the story of how Meg Gardiner’s books come to be published in the US and then you have to be taken back to a different time in life. 

When we were children we believed anything was possible, we used to fill our heads with all sorts of notions. Well for one writer her dreams were made true by a total stranger.

Go to the Amazon blog that has a great interview with this author and learn about her wonderful story,  http://www.omnivoracious.com/2008/06/meg-gardiner-ch.html.  We are thrilled that all of the Evan Delaney series by Meg will be released in the states, one a month, for us to enjoy now until October starting with China Lake.  In the meantime, Meg has a new character in her Dirty Secrets Club release so you have choices and either way you can not make a suspenseful mistake. 

Congratulations on your success Meg and thank you Stephen for making us believe again. 

Summer is a great time for kids to read

The Today show makes it easy and fun with Al Roker’s Book Club for kids.  So run out today and pick pick up the new pick just announced on Monday.  The kids can suggest questions for the upcoming segment with the author.

You can read a excerpt from the new pick to see if this would be a good pick for your kids. Better yet let your kids take a peek, the selection is Brendan Buckley’s Universe.   http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/25209933/.

What a great opportunity for the whole family to read this book and watch the Today show segment when it is featured.  No time like the present to get the kids reading and what a great activity for the upcoming weeks. 


Booking Mama Blog has a book giveaway

The Booking Mama blog is a great place to visit that is all about books.  Right now there is a book giveaway that you should check out, http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/06/review-memory-of-water-and-book.html. With prices everywhere continuing to spiral here is someone looking to give you a book, yeah!!!! 

We still don’t know how Julie, the Booking Mama can read all of those books, we are so very jealous.  But we are happy to share the same vision with her about books and the passion of reading. 

The contest is open for The Memory of Water by Karen White till end of day on June 30th, that is this Sunday so be quick about going to the site to win. 

People Magazine’s Summer Read List
June 25, 2008, 12:21 am
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As always this list is an eclectic mix of books and themes designed to tug at different emotions and moods.  If you are looking for a place to start at the bookstore there are definitely some interesting reads presented. 

The sizzlin’ summer reads on the list are:

A Summer Affair, by Elin Hilderbrand;

This Charming Man, by Marian Keyes

The Beach House, Jane Green, this is one of 24/8’s celebrated authors.  In fact we will be featuring another Jane Green selection at 24/8 in the Fall.  Knock ‘Em Dead Jane.

Dirty Girls On Top, by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Nothing to Loose, by Lee Child

Sweet Love, Sara Strohmeyer – we hope to feature this selection at 24/8, Sarah or Rachel are you listening!

Stalking Susan, by Julie Kramer

Counselor, by Ted Sorensen

America America, by Ethan Canin

So Long at The Fair, by Christina Schwarz

The Film Club, by David Gilmour

Stand the Storm, by Breena Clarke

The Story of Edward Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

Attachment,by Isabel Fonseca

Just in case you do not know or have not knocked around the 24/8 Book Club site. We keep lists of books for you each and every month.  We update these lists a couple of times a month.  Our featured authors and guests provide their reads as well. Please take a moment to view the Take Out Book Lists, they are formatted so they are easy to print to take with you to the bookstore or library.

Happy summer reading. 

A bestselling children’s book helps to bring livestock to improverished rural areas
June 24, 2008, 10:21 pm
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Beatrice’s Goat is a children’s book that was inspired by a young girl and her goat of the same name.  Beatrice and her Ugandan family were provided a goat by the nonprofit Heifer International in 1992.  Profits from the sale of the milk paid for young Beatrice’s schooling.

The story inspired a children’s book that a portion of the profits go to Heifer International so they can continue to supply more livestock.  So when you are thinking of a children’s book for your home, grandchildren or school why not pick up a copy of Beatrice’s Goat inorder for the circle to continue.    

People Magazine published an update on the very special Beatrice from the book.  Beatrice graduated from from Connecticut College and plans to go on for her Master’s.  Bravo Beatrice, Bravo.

Calling all Jackie Collins Fans
June 23, 2008, 12:13 pm
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It is summer and a great time for a Jackie Collins book.  The new title Married Lovers conjours all kinds of images and story lines.  Naturally it is about Hollywood and a dash of power, desire and something hot for seasoning that makes Jackie Collins a New York Times Bestselling Author. 

Jackie is currently touring around the country to promote her latest release, find out if you are lucky enough to be in a city where she is headed this week and the coming weeks: http://www.jackiecollins.com/appearances.html.


Jodi Picoult fans tune in June 28th

for Lifetime channel’s adaptation of The Tenth Circle that will air on June 28th.   The lead character is played by Kelly Preston and the story is tough but fans of Jodi are very loyal.

To find out more about The Tenth Circle, there is no better site then Jodi’s site,  http://www.jodipicoult.com/.  Or you can go to Lifetime Channel’s site for more information about the upcoming movie and other info and a contest too, http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/tenth-circle. Not familiar with Jodi or this book doesn’t peak your interest, view the other titles she has penned, http://www.jodipicoult.com/



What are we reading next at 24/8 Book Club

The next featured book is The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted by Elizabeth Berg. This entertaining collection of short stores involving small acts of liberation by women is a great summer read. You will want to read it and share it with a friend or give it to a friend going away on vacation.  This is a great read for all of the ladies on a ladies getaway. 

Next, we are going to feature author Marisa de los Santos latest offering, Belong to Me.  With her fabulous offering Love Walked In  that was a New York Times Bestseller. 

Remember the 24/8 Book Club has no rules.  We just want to remind you of the magic found inside of books and to never stop reading.  If you want to read what we are reading this is what is on deck and holding.  Best of all with 24/8 you don’t have to be part of any group, clean or cook we do all of the heavy lifting so you can just join us at the virtual club and put your feet up and enjoy.

See you soon

It is Fearless Fourteen for Janet Evanovich
June 17, 2008, 12:20 am
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Today, Tuesday, June 17th marks the release of Janet Evanovich’s Fearless Fourteen, it is so exciting.  Of course I am no where caught up to reading number fourteen but I still feel the excitement in the air. 

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in Mashantucket,  Connecticut today or can get in the car right now and drive there.  Janet E. will be on hand to do a reading and sign books.  According to her website they will be there till the last book is signed. 

And everyone there receives a Morelli and Ranger air freshner, could you die?  There are other raffles going to take place but listen to this Tastykake is donating treats for the night so it will truly be a Stephanie Plum celebration. 

June 17 – Mashantucket, CT

6 PM in the MGM Grand Theater
Located in the MGM Hotel
(adjacent and attached to Foxwoods Resorts & Casinos)
Doors open at 5 PM

All the details are spelled out at the following link: