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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is our book give away
October 14, 2008, 11:53 pm
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but hurry as this give away goes away this weekend with the opening of the movie.  Simply make sure you are signed up for the 24/8 mailing list and then answer the three questions in our Blue Plate Specials section by sending an email to falise@248bookclub.com.

Be sure to catch the opening weekend of this much anticipated movie that was adapted for the big screen from Sue Monk Kidd’s book of the same name.  With the all star cast and amazing soundtrack it is sure to have Oscar buzz.  To learn more about the movie visit the official movie site, The Secret Life of Bees.



Yeah for Book Give Aways in these Challenging Times

24/8 just completed its book give away of three copies of THE DUCHESS, thank you so much to Random House for making that possible.  We hope you have gone out to see this film that is receiving Oscar buzz.

We are thrilled to announce a new book give away with details to be post at Blue Plate Specials on the site any day.  This time it is THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd and our thanks go to Fox SearchLight for making this possible. 

But we would be remiss without mentioning that our 24/8 friend, Julie,  the Booking Mama that is featuring four, yes four book give aways going on right now.  They are for: I Like You, by Amy Sedaris, http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-i-like-you-giveaway.html; Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay,  http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/10/review-sarahs-key-giveaway.html; The Uncommon Reader, by Alan Bennett, http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/10/uncommon-reader-giveaway.html; and Hannah’s Dream, by Diane Hammond, http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/10/guest-post-diane-hammond-giveaway.html

Don’t forget that reading a great book can take you to a new place or introduce you to new characters or provide education on something you have been wanting to learn. And here we are offering you some opportunities to receive books with no strings attached.



The SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd has been adapted into a Major Motion Picture

Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees is a powerful coming-of-age story about the ability of love to transform our lives. Kidd’s cherished novel has been adapted into a movie due in theaters on October 17, 2008.  If you are a Sue Monk Kidd fan and loved this book, you can watch a world-premiere clip at Borders.com in their wonderful media area.  

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood, the movie stars Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens and Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson as her caretaker and “stand-in” mother, Rosaleen. The two soon discover a trio of beekeeping sisters played by Queen Latifah (August), Alicia Keys (June) and Sophie Okonedo (May). Completing the cast is Paul Bettany as T. Ray, Tristan Wilds (Zach), Nate Parker (Neil) and Hilarie Burton (Deborah).

If you have not read this book and want to do so before the movie comes out there is no time like the present to pick up a copy.  To learn more about this book and the author Sue Monk Kidd you can go to her website, http://www.suemonkkidd.com/default.aspx.