24/8 Book Club

If the rain washed out your plans to join us last night
September 5, 2008, 8:02 pm
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you missed a terrific evening.  SoTish prepared food delights that set the tone as we all worked to dry off and just relax after tearing our hands from the steering wheel of our cars.  But once in, feed and dry the evening just took off thanks to our fabulous authors.

Libby Fischer Hellman, Renee Rosen and Kim Strickland answered questions and shared parts of themselves with our guests that created the basis for a very intimate and extremely fun night out.  I am sorry for anyone that missed it.

To everyone that came out last night thank you so much for your presence.  To Augie from Centuries and Sleuths, who spent the evening with us and provided books that were flying off the table, we are always happy to have you along for the journey.  To our SoTishfamily we are humbled.  Oh and lets not forget those that made the goodie bags heavy and over the top: Veni Vidi Val, The Papery, Office Max, Dining Out Magazine and Melissa Budak.

Stay tuned for the next 24/8 night out, we are cooking up something as I type this.


Join us at SoTish Gallery on Main Street in La Grange tonight

it will be a 24/8 night out.  On our 24/8 events we combine books and authors in interesting spaces.  Tonight is no different we will be joined by Renee Rosen, Kim Strickland and Libby Fischer Hellman. 

Nibbles and drinks will be provided. There is a cash bar if you want something a little stronger.  24/8 Book Club is never complete without you, everyone is a member. Best of all with 24/8, there is never any cleaning or cooking you just grab a friend and come. 

Okay just for the events you might want to put some shoes on vs those slippers.  But when you visit the virtual book spot where we meet, www.248bookclub.com, you can definitely wear those slippers to your heart’s content. 

See you tonight, it simply would not be the same without you,

Falise and JoAnne

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night at SoTish in La Grange

for our anniversary authorbration we are featuring three women authors in three very different genres.  We are joined by , Libby Fischer Hellman (mystery), Renee Rosen (coming of age/novel/adult memoir) and Kim Strickland (chick lit).

There will be food and drink served, cash bar too and we will be visiting with the authors and asking them about this and that.  Best of all there is no cooking or cleaning at your house involved.  We do not require advance reading at 24/8 events ever but we hope to inspire you to pick up a book or two while you are there. 

We hope to see you there,

Falise and JoAnne

Michael Harvey has unveiled his new
September 2, 2008, 1:47 pm
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book, THE FIFTH FLOOR.   This Chicago author has done it again with his second book.  He is the creator, writer and producer of TVs Cold Case and has many stories in his head to share with us.  Michael is touring with the release of this book and you should make time to stop by and say hello at the Borders in Oak Brook, IL on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm. 

Come out and rub elbows with this Chicago author and who knows you might get discovered.  He is the producer and writer of Cold Case after all and and can pretty much drop you in the show.  To find out more about The Fifth Floor visit Michael’s author page at Random House, http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307266873

Stephanie Kuehnert writes for your teens
September 1, 2008, 1:20 am
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Chicago author Stephanie Kuehnert will read from her new teen novel, I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 at Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut St., Western Springs. The program is free and open to the public but is a PG-13 event. For more information, call (708) 246-0520.

Stephanie’s book has received rave reviews so if you have a teen that likes to read by all means do not miss this night out.  If your teen has not gotten the reading bug, maybe a trip to this event to meet Stephanie and hear about this hip read will do the trick.  Either way you should plan to come out. 

To learn more about Stephanie, her debut novel go to her website at, http://www.stephaniekuehnert.com/home.html.  The website is very cool so make sure to take your teen there.  Incidentally, this is just one of her upcoming appearances highlighted, can’t make this one? Be sure to check out her other appearances: http://www.stephaniekuehnert.com/gigs.html.