24/8 Book Club


The Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded
April 21, 2009, 7:49 am
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Congrats to Elizabeth Strout author of OLIVE KITTRIDGE.  Have not had the pleasure of reading this book but reviews have certainly been intriguing and the support never waining.  AT the end of the year when we asked 24/8 followers to tell us about their favorite reads of 2008 this novel made the lists over and over again. 

To view the other prize winners in other categories view the link,  http://www.pulitzer.org/node/7887.



PULITZER PRIZE winner announcements just around the corner
April 16, 2009, 6:33 am
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On April 20th, 2009 the Pulitzer Prize nominations and winners will be announced.    All categories are announced at the same press conference.  The categories are: Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music.  Within the Journalism category for example ther are fourteen categories.  This year the board has decided to allow medium that is delivered on line to be considered for an award. 

Perhaps one of the winners will be an old friend or will be a new discovery.  Either way be sure to check the news, however you get it to see the winners.   To learn more about the PP go to, http://www.pulitzer.org/.



Belong to Me
April 14, 2009, 8:43 am
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by Marisa de Los Santos is now out in paperback.  Loved this book and I hope there is another follow to this two book collection.  Actually, I had not read the first book LOVED WALKED IN prior to reading BELONG TO ME but I loved it just the same. 

Luckily, thanks to my sister in law I know have a copy and I in turn gave her my copy of  BELONG TO ME.  I hope that Marisa is listening to these characters because they are not done talking yet.  I do know I look forward to reading the next offering for Marisa whether in this series or something completely new.

FJP



No. 1 Ladies Dectective Agency on HBO
April 4, 2009, 4:05 pm
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Carved out time today to watch the first episode of this series on HBO.  I don’t know how close it follows the book as I have not yet read the series but I really enjoyed it.  I thought Jill Scott did an amazing job with her performance and I just set the DVR to tape the second. 

It is wonderful when books are the basis for small or big screen productions, hopefully it ensures the future for authors and not just screenplay writers.  In my case, I was not sure about the books when I saw them.  I kept picking them up but they never really spoke to me, even with all of praise. But now I am going to start to read them as I am interested in the adaptation of these to the small screen.

What did everyone else think?  What about those of you few million that have read the books?  Bravo Andrew McCall Smith and thanks HBO.

Enjoy

Falise