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/.



Fans of Stephanie Meyer’s TWILIGHT
March 17, 2009, 8:59 am
Filed under: Events, News

it is just a few more days to the release of the DVD.  So many spots around the nation are hosting TWILIGHT DVD release parties.  Check out what stores are having these great events around town and enjoy the wait till midnight with fans somewhere near you.

Many believe this will be the most sold DVD ever.  It will be interesting to stay tuned.  But for all of you fans out there the wait is almost over so there is no sense in skipping school or meals it is just business as usual until Friday night.



Acclaimed Author of EAT, PRAY, LOVE Elizabeth Gilbert
March 2, 2009, 8:15 am
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is touring the nation.  For the first time every Elizabeth will be in Chicago on Monday, March 9th, just a week away at the Auditorium Theatre. Join Elizabeth at 7:30 pm to hear about her literary journey and a book-signing will follow.

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EAT,PRAY, LOVE has been optioned for a movie starring Julia Roberts.  Word is Julia Roberts wanted this role, not bad to have Julia Roberts looking to star in one of the stories of your life.

Join 24/8 in welcoming Elizabeth Gilbert to Chicago, okay she was here for Oprah but you know how hard to those tickets are to snag. These are easier, http://www.ticketmaster.com.



Confessions of a Shopaholic books for you
February 13, 2009, 9:06 am
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CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC opens today in a theater near you.  Grab a friend, your sister in law or make it part or your valentine’s day cause the movie is very cute and if you are Sophie Kinsella fan you know what you are in for. 

24/8 thanks to Random House has movie edition copies to give away.  Don’t forget to send in your entry for a copy.  There is still time to sign up to win a copy  so walk do not run to the home page of the 24/8 site, www.248bookclub.com and simply click on the Confessions link for all of the details.



Confessions of a Shopaholic
February 9, 2009, 6:23 am
Filed under: 24/8 Musings, Author Talk, Book Notes, News, Posts at Other Sites

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Thanks to Hollywood Blvd. Cinema, Bar and Eatery in Woodridge , IL and my good friend Shari, I saw a sneek preview of the upcoming film Confessions of a Shopaholic.  The film stars Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy and a great supporting cast. 

This film was inspired from the pages of #1 Best Selling NY Times  author Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series.  Although, I have not had the pleasure of reading Sophie’s book prior to  the movie I am now a fan and can’t wait to get to them.  The fact that I hadn’t read the books did not diminish from my enjoyment of the movie.   I recommend this for a girls night out or a date night movie.

24/8 is going to be unveiling a book giveaway this week for the movie tie in edition.  Don’t forget to stop back if you want to read the book as much as I do and be sure to bring a friend.   A special thanks to our friends at Random House for making this possible.

There is a really creative movie site on Blue Fly for this movie you will not want to miss,  http://www.bluefly.com/media/promotions/flash/shopaholic/main/shopaholic.html.  Kudos to the designer of this page.   You can learn more about the movie and the cast and crew.  Shop for the lead character’s looks too. Remember Hollywood there is a reason you need authors to write these wonderful books because they are certainly the basis for many a blockbuster. 

For everyone else not lucky enough to see an early screening of the movie it will be at your local theater this coming Friday, February 13, 2009.

Falise



Adriana Trigiani has a Valentine title

VERY VALENTINE that would be a marvelous Valentine’s gift for wife, friend, mother, grandmother neighbor… you get the idea that likes to read.  VV is the start of a trilogy so if your recipient loves this character you are a shoe in for future gift ideas. 

Adriana just appeared on the today show in the fourth hour with Hoda and Kathie Lee and she is so much fun. If you missed her she will be on the Weekend Today on Saturday, February 7th.  You will definitely want to come out to one of her book promotions coming up in your city, http://www.adrianatrigiani.com/dates.html, or if you are not in one of these cities pick up one of her books after you see her cause she is just so much fun. 

More exciting news as well from Adriana, 24/8 will be staying tuned for the updates.  In April 2009 (date TBD) she will host a new book event called: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOOK CLUB— a first, with you as my guest(s) for a fabulous lunch and book discussion with me about Very Valentine—or whatever else you have on your minds!

As the details are promised today, which is the publication date of Very Valentine. It will take place in Greenwich Village, NY.  But don’t despair if you live far away, there will be a drawing for one club to fly to New York City to join the fun.

Additional news announced on Ariana’s site as well if you are a fan:

The movie version of Big Stone Gap—is casting and we plan on being in production in 2009 in Virginia. Thank you for your patience- and keep the faith- it’s all coming together. The divine Rosanne Cash is composing the score- Whoopi Goldberg, who will star as Fleeta Mullins, gave me a lovely shout-out.