24/8 Book Club

People Magazine’s Summer Read List
June 25, 2008, 12:21 am
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As always this list is an eclectic mix of books and themes designed to tug at different emotions and moods.  If you are looking for a place to start at the bookstore there are definitely some interesting reads presented. 

The sizzlin’ summer reads on the list are:

A Summer Affair, by Elin Hilderbrand;

This Charming Man, by Marian Keyes

The Beach House, Jane Green, this is one of 24/8’s celebrated authors.  In fact we will be featuring another Jane Green selection at 24/8 in the Fall.  Knock ‘Em Dead Jane.

Dirty Girls On Top, by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Nothing to Loose, by Lee Child

Sweet Love, Sara Strohmeyer – we hope to feature this selection at 24/8, Sarah or Rachel are you listening!

Stalking Susan, by Julie Kramer

Counselor, by Ted Sorensen

America America, by Ethan Canin

So Long at The Fair, by Christina Schwarz

The Film Club, by David Gilmour

Stand the Storm, by Breena Clarke

The Story of Edward Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski

Attachment,by Isabel Fonseca

Just in case you do not know or have not knocked around the 24/8 Book Club site. We keep lists of books for you each and every month.  We update these lists a couple of times a month.  Our featured authors and guests provide their reads as well. Please take a moment to view the Take Out Book Lists, they are formatted so they are easy to print to take with you to the bookstore or library.

Happy summer reading. 


A bestselling children’s book helps to bring livestock to improverished rural areas
June 24, 2008, 10:21 pm
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Beatrice’s Goat is a children’s book that was inspired by a young girl and her goat of the same name.  Beatrice and her Ugandan family were provided a goat by the nonprofit Heifer International in 1992.  Profits from the sale of the milk paid for young Beatrice’s schooling.

The story inspired a children’s book that a portion of the profits go to Heifer International so they can continue to supply more livestock.  So when you are thinking of a children’s book for your home, grandchildren or school why not pick up a copy of Beatrice’s Goat inorder for the circle to continue.    

People Magazine published an update on the very special Beatrice from the book.  Beatrice graduated from from Connecticut College and plans to go on for her Master’s.  Bravo Beatrice, Bravo.