24/8 Book Club

Harper Colins has a fabulous handbag giveaway that includes books
September 29, 2008, 10:49 am
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You might ask what we are talking about.  If you go to this website,  http://harpercollins.com/features/bookinabag/?WT.mc_id=REFL_HC_SAK_042308 you can register to win a The Sak handbag and three fabulous fashion books for the September celebration of Fashion Week.  You just need to fill out the entry form on line and you are entered. 

Next month’s giveaway is featured and you will want to remind yourself to come back to the site and register for that giveaway too. So don’t delay cause there are only two days left before October.


Looking for a great book activity and adventure with the kids?
September 26, 2008, 9:46 am
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This weekend in Hyde Park just south of downtown Chicago is the annual 57th Street Children’s Book Fair.  The parade features your young children’s favorites: Curious George, Clifford the Red Dog, Medeline and Winnie the Pooh too.  They will be able to hear stories and participate in activities and meet authors and have books signed especially for them.  There are new books and used books so there are books galore.  For more details visit the website, http://www.57cbf.org/about.htm.

The weather is going to be great, maybe our last 80 degree day so grab the kids and come out to this celebration.  It is not too soon to think about a book for this holiday season for your child, nieces and nephews and grandkids.

On Friday Oprah announced her much anticipated next Book Club pick
September 22, 2008, 3:38 am
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First of all have we all told Oprah we are glad that she is still doing so much for the book world.  When she speaks people listen and that is good for the publishing world.  Thanks Oprah.

Just in case you have not been near the Internet or TV her next pick is EDWARD SAWTELLE.  It seems like she is jumping on this bandwagon because this book has received rave reviews from all over the place and is expected to appear on many best of lists for ’08. 

Congratulations David Wroblewski, great things always happen to authors that Oprah picks.  Already the buzz is on, it is ranked #1 at Amazon for book sales.  To view other news on the book and its author, http://www.davidwroblewski.com/.

If anyone in our 24/8 community has read this book please let us know what you liked or didn’t like.  Share with us why we have to put this book on our reading list.  If anyone knows David that reads this blog, we would love to hear from you!  David has some upcoming events if you are lucky enough to live in Nashville, Madison or Miami, http://www.davidwroblewski.com/events.html.

THE DUCHESS open today so don’t forget to add that to your weekend plans
September 19, 2008, 5:48 pm
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24/8 is proud to partner in celebrating the premiere of the THE DUCHESS movie in theaters today with a book giveaway. If you go to the movie this weekend and love Keira Knightly’s performance you will want to pick up a copy of this book to learn more about this character be sure to play the 24/8 trivia game for a chance to win a free copy of the book.  Visit, Blue Plate Specials,  http://www.248bookclub.com/blue_plate_specials/blue_plate_specials.asp on our menu and submit your answers to the questions today to win.

Still time to join us for the free movie screening this Thursday

Yes 24/8 is thrilled to have been selected by Warner Brother’s to offer this fun night out to all of those in the 24/8 community and their friends and our new friends.  Please join us on Thursday, September 18th at the AMC Loews Theater located at 600 N. Michigan Avenue at 7:00pm for a screening of the movie NIGHTS IN RODANTHE. 

To attend the screening following the instructions at our September 10th post, simply go to the website,  www.gofobo.com and then enter BOOK5888 as your RSVP code when prompted and the rest of the instructions are easy to follow.  You can not only get one pass but you can get one for a friend as well.  You must register with gotobofo to be able to print your passes. 

Richard Gere and Diane Lane star in this adaptation of the book written by Nicholas Sparks.  I think it goes without saying that Richard just gets better and better as the years go on.  So print some passes and grab and friend and join us at the free screening.

A new book giveaway at 24/8 Book Club
September 16, 2008, 9:10 am
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24/8 has three copies of Amanda Foreman’s book, THE DUCHESS, which has been adapted for the big screen and premieres this Friday, September 19th.  Amanda has written other period novels as well and you should definitely take a look at her site to learn more about her work as author and historian.

To win the contest you must take the quiz in Blue Plate Specials.  The first three individuals that answer the questions correctly that are registered with the 24/8 site will be eligible to win a copy of this beautiful and powerful historical novel.   

To watch a clip of the movie visit the official movie website, http://www.theduchessmovie.com. To obtain more information about the author and the story visit the author’s website, www.amanda-foreman.com.

Congratulations to Amanda and we hope this is the first of many big screen projects.  Thank you to Random House for partnering with 24/8 to celebrate the release of this new film.

Book Bloggers Appreciation Week
September 15, 2008, 7:09 am
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September 15th launches BBWA and it is a week of blogging, book giveaways and just a paradise for those that are already reading divas.  So be sure to go to the sites that are hosting these fun events and participate to win.

The schedule for events can be found at: http://literatehousewife.wordpress.com/2008/09/13/bbaw-award-presentation-schedule/.  There you will find what is going on each day at the different book blog sites and links to check out the fun.

Special Thanks to My Friend Amy blogger as she was the organizer of this concept and talks about it on her site: http://www.myfriendamysblog.com/2008/08/book-blogger-appreciation-week.html.

Nights in Rodanthe free movie screening for Chicago

24/8 is proud to partner with Warner Brothers for an upcoming screening on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm at the AMC Loews located at 600 No. Michigan.  It is going to be a fantastic evening out and while it might be enough to see this latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation before eveyone else does on Friday, September 26th, 24/8 can bring it to you for free. 

To attend, simply sign on to www.gofobo.com/RSVP and enter the RSVP code BOOK5888 and you can print out not just one but two screen passes.  Now the space is limited and you are not guaranteed a seat, but spending the night with Richard Gere is certainly worth the effort.

To find out more about this movie visit, www.nightsinrodanthe.com.

If you are a Lincoln historian, fan or just like history you will not want to
September 9, 2008, 1:16 pm
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miss Gary Ecelbarger at Borders in Oak Brook, 1500 16th Street, Suite D, Oak Brook, IL talking about his new book GREAT COMEBACK.  Gary tells a story of how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican Nomination. 

What a great time to read about political races and underdogs.  If you are a political fan this is a book for you.  This event starts at 7:30 and he will be signing books as well. Not to early to start buying those holiday gifts and a signed book is always very thoughtful.

What is 24/8 reading next?
September 8, 2008, 9:41 am
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The answer is Without a Backward Glanceby Kate Veitch.  This debut novel by the author has taken two continents by storm and now it has come to the U.S.  Thrilled to have the opportunity to share this book with you and we have book club reviews too that will be in the 24/8 Party Room.

Do you have a book club?  Would your  group like to participate in reviewing a book with 24/8?  We would love to hear from you.  We provide the books and you provide a group review or individual reviews and hopefully you will enjoy the experience and discover a new author or how much reading brightens you life.