24/8 Book Club

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.


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.

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.

Popular Turkish Delight Mystery Author Coming to America

Turkish author, Mehmet Murat Somer author of the popular Turkish Delight Mystery series will be at Centuries & Sleuths in Forest Park on Thursday, January 29th at 7:00 pm.   Mehmet’s  hero/heroine is a computer security expert by day that channels Audrey Hepburn at night when this unnamed transvestite becomes as hostess at a club that she has a small ownership interest in.     

The Kiss Murder, the second in the series that are bestsellers in Turkey, is bringing Mehmet to the US.   If you like something on the edge but with humor these are the books for you.  It takes place in Istanbul and it is lesson of geographic and social culture. 

Details regarding the appearance go to Memhet’s page on the Penguin website,  http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Events/EventSearchProc/1,,sapid_1000074171,00.html or Centuries & Sleuths, http://www.centuriesandsleuths.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp;jsessionid=bacyx0D_kBDTA4PrZAq8r?s=storeevents.

24/8 is proud to be a partner with Penguin and will be giving away books this week to celebrate the series arrival here in the US.  Please check under Blue Plate Specials for the details.

Author Brook Noel Is Giving You The Chance to Change your Life

The Change Your Life Challenge  is a way to make those resolutions come true in 2009.  But that’s not all, starting next week Brook is hosting a virtual tour, where she’ll be giving a week-long FREE workshop beginning Monday, January 26, that take the ideas and tips to make a change in your life, and help you put them in action.   

Brook has tools to share to help women manage their time, get organized, decrease stress, live by their priorities, and get 2009 off to a balanced and exciting start. For more info and to register for the free program, visit http://www.maketodaymatter.net/tour.htm, or Brook’s Facebook page: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54952104896&ref=nf.


Additionally, anyone who buys her book at Target or Costco stores nationwide can submit their receipt and in exchange they’ll receive a free month-long membership to Brook’s Make Today Matter Life Coaching System!  It is a win win proposition you have nothing to loose, and so much to gain.


By leaving a comment, you have the chance to win a copy of Brook’s book, The Change Your Life Challenge! Let us know what you think of your own resolutions, or what has helped you change your own life over the years. Thanks to our friends at Source Books, One Lucky Commenter registered at 24/8 mail, will win a copy of the book and can jumpstart the challenge to make today matter! 

We are thankful for the Benjamin Button Preview
November 28, 2008, 4:13 pm
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It was a cold night in the city of the Chicago but a full house came out to see the advanced screening of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.  On its face you knew this was something special from the trailers and itsstars Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.   

This movie is a must for an Oscar nomination and if you are like me, and like to see those nominated films come Oscar night this is a must see.  I would not surprised to also see many nominations for those starring and appearing in supporting roles. 

It is interesting to me that someone selected this story for the big screen,  it is definitely a bit unusual.  The result was a beautiful movie, with a mesmorizing soundtrack but with a very slow pace.  There are no surprises which contributes to the long feel but is was lovingly crafted and certainly one of the best films this year.  We will all have to go back and pick up a copy of the short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald to see how this was adapted for the big screen.   

24/8 would love to hear from you if you were present at the screening.  If you did not have the chance to see a trailer or the movie, you can visit the office website,  www.bejaminbutton.com.

We are so thankful to be part of this experience and look forward to the next one. 


The Benjamin Button VIP Screening is tomorrow night
November 24, 2008, 9:22 am
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If you are going to join us at the free VIP viewing you have to RSVP by today at 3:00.  All of the details are below and we all love a chance to spend an evening with Brad Pitt. 

Tuesday, November 25th
7:00 pm
AMC River East
322 E. Illinois St. – Chicago

One of the most highly-anticipated films of the year, this lush masterpiece tells the F. Scott Fitzgerald story of Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), a man who ages backwards while the love of his life, Daisy (Cate Blanchett), goes about life from birth to death, as does everyone else.
RSVP is required to reserve your spot + one:
Please call 312-840-7973 and identify that you are with 24/8 Book Club.
You must RSVP by Monday, November 24th at 3:00!



Glenn Beck is launching his book for the holidays
November 17, 2008, 1:20 pm
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THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER, with a unique multi-media  blitz.  The television and radio personality has thought of everything, it is available as a book right now in stores, as an audio book, collector’s autographed edition and you can see Glenn as he tours the country in THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER bus, go to his website to find out more about the tour’s upcoming stops, http://www.glennbeck.com.

But that is not the end of the multi-media claim.  Across the nation Glenn Beck is bringing this story to life in play format with a ten piece orchestra and a broadway gospel singer too.  To find out more about the book and his play schedule visit this link, Glenn Beck’s Play Tour Schedule and if you cannot make a live show then you can attend a filmed version at your local theater across the nation.

TWILIGHT is here
November 14, 2008, 10:05 am
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Chances are if you have a teen in your house or life they have been driving you crazy about the movie that starts its run this Saturday. This highly anticipated movies is adapted from the popular Twilight book series from author Stephanie Meyers. 

Specific Borders Book Stores are hosting Twilight parties on Saturday, November 15th, http://www.bordersmedia.com/twilight/releaseparty.asp?cmpid=SL_20081113_NR. There are going to be all kinds of events that might just be a great night for your Twilight experts.  Be sure to check with your local Borders to be sure they are participating.

A nationwide chat with the author of LACE READER on November 5th

The beauty of this event is that you can attend in your pjs and favorite bunny slippers too. The choice is yours via the phone or Webcast as well.  On Wednesday, November 5th at 8:00 pm EST join author Brunonia Barry as she holds a book club chat with friends and fans. 

To learn more about this event and find out how to participate, visit http://instantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=4864134.  It is a good idea to print off the instructions so you will be ready to go on Thursday.  You can even suggest a question prior to the event or during the event. 

What a great concept and a fun way to spend an hour with this author.  But if you can’t schedule this time into your day you can still listen to the event anytime after by following the directions for the webcast at the link above.