24/8 Book Club

Borders annouces its 13th annual Original Voices Awards
January 15, 2009, 6:28 pm
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The Original Voices program highlights exceptional emerging writers. Finalists in four categories were chosen from the more than 150 books selected for the OV program in 2008. The winners from each category receive a $5,000 award.  

Awards are fantastic for us to find new treasures and of course for the authors that receive them. Please remember to visit your local Borders today as they work to weather this tough economy. 



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.

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

Borders and AARP have teamed up together
July 1, 2008, 8:23 pm
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The results are all sorts of pamphlets that are now available at AARP stations in your favorite Borders and projects as well.  Additionally it looks like they have put their heads together to offer this fun promotion. 

If you are 50 and over AARP and Borders want to know what you are going to do with the next chapter in your life.  This is a short essay contest and it is open to one and all. 

The rules are laid out at this link, http://www.yournextchaptercontest.com/.  You do not have much time as the last submissions must be received via internet by 7/14/08 and via mail by 7/18/08.  The prizes look great so don’t miss this chance to share your story and perhaps if you have ever wanted to write the next great short story or novel this is your chance to get a jump on it. 


Remember One Day at a Time
May 27, 2008, 12:39 pm
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the TV show and it’s adorable co-star Valerie Bertinelli who seemed to be the perfect and adorable adolescent that grew up before our very eyes.  She married and then divorced Eddie Van Halen and they have a child together, Wolfie. 

Well she has a tell all book out now entitled Losing It.  She has been doing press all over the little screen so you might have seen her recently but she has also been in a recent Jenny Craig campaign and shrinking in front of our very eyes.

She is going to be making a personal appearance at the Border’s in Oak Brook, IL on Saturday, May 31st at 2:00. She will be there to sign her new book and if we are lucky reminisce a bit.  Lucky for her she looks the same so maybe it will be a chance to recapture a time from the past for a moment. 



It’s hard to say who copied who or
February 27, 2008, 10:17 pm
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perhaps kinder words, who inspired who?  Border’s has its featured author selecting a shortlist of five picks to read, watch and listen. 24/8 shares its picks, author picks and guest picks for books in the Take Out Book List feature.

This week’s Border’s installment features Sophie Kinsella, author of the new book, Remember Me? providing her picks, http://beta.bordersstores.com/online/store/ArticleView_shortlistkinsella

There are more then enough views, recommendations and ideas to go around so bravo to 24/8 and Border’s for asking and to these wonderful authors and friends for sharing.