24/8 Book Club

Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips jump up and down

because she is all over the stacks.   Glitter Baby, is on sale right now, and mark your calendars for Susan’s new hardcover, What I Did for Love, on sale later this month!

To start the party Avon is throwing a  Susan Elizabeth Phillips sweepstakes.  Enter for a chance to win copies of both of her new books, one of two exclusive signed Glitter Baby bibs!  You have nothing to loose so enter the sweepstakes today,

THE LACE READER is the feature book selection at Barnes and Noble this month

24/8 is in good company as we started our year featuring THE LACE READER and Barnes and Noble has done the same.  According to the author Brunonia Barry,  “…this means that I’ll be online every day this month discussing the book and answering questions.”   Be sue to visit Barnes and Nobel and you can ask a question yourself.  
To join in go to:

The Book Fool is having a give away that you still have time to
January 10, 2009, 5:38 am
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enter today.  The next drawing at the Bookfoolery will be held on January 11th.  so don’t delay. 

This is a wonderful book blog site and definitely one to book mark and check back with.  It sounds like the bookfool does giveaways throughout the year and we can also use a good read and one that comes from a fellow book lover.  Visit the post on the bookfool blog site and enter to win the 15 romance books today.  http://bookfoolery.blogspot.com/search?q=giveaway.

Stephanie Kallos has a second book SING THEM HOME
January 9, 2009, 9:32 am
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Stephanie’s first book BROKEN FOR YOU which was her debut novel and a Today Show Book Club pick.  This is her second novel and she is being compared to a cross between John Irving and Anne Tyler for her characters featured in her books.

 She is embarking on a nationwide tour and chances are she will be in your neck of the woods. It is important to support your favorite and authors that could become your favorites and not to mention the bookstores that host them. To view the tour details visit, http://www.stephaniekallos.com/calendar/dates.list.html.

SING THEM HOME was inspired by a childhood experience with a tornado.  In this story the Jones family survives a terrible tornado tragedy but they loose their mother in this weather event.  Visit small town Emlyn Springs, Nebraska, and meet the Jones children whose lives have been undone by this disaster. 

Geraldine Brooks is criss crossing the country

on tour with her latest release PEOPLE OF THE BOOK.  Her last book MARCH, received the pulitzer prize, yes that is right the pulitzer.  She is obviously talented and has an amazing background.  PEOPLE OF THE BOOK takes Geraldine back to a place she once called home, Bosnia.  Follow the history of a rare book and the clues that Hanna Heath a rare-book expert. finds in its pages.   

Definitely a fascinating author to come out to meet and her about her newest book.    To learn more about her tour dates go visit both links:  http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Events/EventSearchProc/1,,sapid_1000052201,00.html and http://www.geraldinebrooks.com/events.html.  It is clear this book will be another great read, so much so it caught the eye of  Catherine Zeta Jones who scooped up the film rights to the book.  So pulitzer or not, hopefully we will see the story on the screen.

Fans of Sesame Street that live on the east coast
January 7, 2009, 2:49 pm
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you are in for a treat.  Author Michael Davis a television insider tells the story of Sesame Street in his new book STREET GANG.  Whoever thought of this adorable title deserves a raise. 

Michael is touring on the East Coast in January so you can come out and hear his engaging and entertaining stories . While there you will definitely want to pick up a copy of the book for yourself or anyone that grew up with these adorable and lovable puppets in their lives.   Sesame Street celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009 so there are many of us out there that were influenced by this special street and the brilliant individuals that brought it to PBS. 

To view Michael Davis’s schedule of appearances go to this link: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Events/EventSearchProc/1,,sapid_1000008689,00.html.

Can you tell me how to get how to get to Sesame Street….

THE LACE READER is featured at 24/8 Book Club
January 4, 2009, 2:58 pm
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See what we are reading at 24/8 Book Club. Just finished sending our reviews over for posting this week and have fun Q & A with the first time Author Brunonia Barry in The Dish and Author’s Spotlight features.  Don’t forget to check out the Party Room where thanks to HarperCollins we were able to have a book club read with us and share their thoughts on this book. 

We are working on selecting our next feature at 24/8 so stay tuned.

The Bookfool has her best of 2008 list posted
January 3, 2009, 2:38 pm
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A new friend of the 24/8 community the Bookfool has posted her favorite reads.  We said this is the time of year the lists come crawling out of the woodwork but that is why it is such a paradise for avid and recreational readers alike. 

As the Bookfool has read 142 books, which is her new personal best,  she has plenty of material to select from compared to the rest of us.  Pretty amazing indeed, looking forward to checking out a number of those listed on her blog, http://bookfoolery.blogspot.com/2008/12/2008-reading-year-in-review.html.

 Happy Reading

USA Today list of the best books of 2008
January 2, 2009, 2:28 pm
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See if those on list are titles you have read or if you agree with their selections, http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/2008-12-17-meyer-10-picks_N.htm?csp=34.  Many of the  best of lists posted include the same titles by the same authors but there is always one pearl that is unique to each list so keep looking.

USA Today posts lists of the best books of 2008
January 2, 2009, 2:28 pm
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See if those on list are titles you have read or if you agree with their selections, http://www.idealbite.com/chicago/today. Many of the lists post the same titles by the same authors but there is always one peral that is unique to each list so keep looking.