24/8 Book Club

Stephanie Meyer make room for Stephanie Meyer
July 31, 2008, 1:13 pm
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I was traveling on business yesterday and when I picked up my USA Today, USA TODAY Snapshots caught my eye.  Listed on Wednesday were the nation’s best sellers.  Two of the three spots, infact one and two, were held by Stephanie Meyers.

With the new installment of the Twighlight series about to explode into the scene tonight at tomorrow night at midnight she will undoubtedly unseat herself at the number one spot.  USA Today lists the top 50 book list, why not see what made this list, www.top.150usatodya.com.  For all you stats buffs you will like this site, it has more then just a list. 



Fans of Stephanie Meyer can countdown
July 30, 2008, 6:06 am
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the release of her new bookBreaking Dawn, the 4th and final installment in the Twightlight series, by going to her website http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/.  Note the counter is breaking down the days, hours, minutes and seconds so it is enough to put you into a trance. 

It should also be noted that on Monday she leaked something about the new book plot that can only be found at Entertainment Weekly, http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20215228,00.html.  So if you have a tween at home that is driving you crazy be sure to let them know about this planned leak. 

There are parties and events that are at bookstores and libraries all across the country so if you are not signed up for one or have a copy of the book reserved join the madness, there is still time. 

It will be the biggest book event of the summer.  How fun that books can still create the buzz and that young people along with mid and older folks are awaiting this release with the same anticipation as well.

Author Max Collins is on tour and in Gurnee, IL on August 2nd
July 29, 2008, 2:45 pm
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Meet Max Allan Collins on Sat., Aug. 2, at 10am on tour for his latest book “Red Sky in Morning.” Collins’ graphic novel “Road to Perdition” was made into a movie starring Tom Hanks. His newest novel involves a young naval hero who must unmask a killer onboard an ammunitions ship during WWII.  For details for registering for this event at the Gurnee public library, go to this link:http://www.wnpl.info/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=2650&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&SignupType=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=8/1/2008&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=&AgeGroup=&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=

ITW announces its thriller winners for this year
July 28, 2008, 8:05 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings

On the evening of July 12th, 2008, the International Thriller Writers celebrated and announced the winners for their literary awards at a gala celebration at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

You can check out all of the nominees and past winners to get even more thrilling ideas for books to read this summer. http://www.thrillerwriters.org/2008/07/itw-announces-the-2008-thriller-award-wi.html

Pre-orders at Barnes and Noble are discounted an extra 5%
July 24, 2008, 2:37 pm
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We are always looking for a book bargain. If you know you want to pre-order a book before its release date, before you can flip through the pages you can do so on Barnes and Noble website and save an extra 5% off the already reduced price. If you are a member the price will be even less.  In a time when we are all looking for bargains here is one,  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookstore/coming-soon.asp?r=1.

Sherrilyn Kenyon launches ACHERON

Fans of this author and The Dark Hunter Series are patiently counting down the days till the release of Acheron.  If you are lucky enough to live in Nashville, there is a launch party that is open to the public and free that sounds amazing for all of you Kenyon Minions.  You can read all about the August 4th party, its location and timing at her site, www.dailyinquisitor.com/sherrilyn/intro.htm.

Sherrilyn will be touring the nation if you can’t make it to Nashville with all of the upcoming stops across the nation, there is one close to you,  http://www.dailyinquisitor.com//sherrilyn/appearances.htm.

Hooray July is national ice cream month
July 17, 2008, 8:35 pm
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24/8 hopes everyone has had a month long celebration but we wanted to point out that Sunday, July 20th is National Ice Cream Day.  We definitely recommend curling up with your favorite read and your favorite flavor of ice cream and enjoy.