24/8 Book Club


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.



Calling all wimpy kids

Author Jeff Kinney joined Al Roker’s Today Show Kids Club today.  Jeff is just a regular guy that wrote his first installment of this very popular series for adults.  He worked on this for nine years and when it was sold to the publisher the good news was it was sold, the bad news was it was sold as a kids book. 

It has changed many kids lives to date with more to come.  Jeff is unique in that he does both the illustrations and the writing himself.  The third book in this series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw was just released a few days ago.  Your children, both boys and girls will love this series so pick up the original Wimpy Kid Diary or the lastest one today.

To see Jeff on the Today Show go to:  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/18424824#28691810.

Be sure to visit Jeff’s website, it is adorable, http://www.wimpykid.com/. There is also news and a link about how to try out for the lead character, Greg, for the upcoming Twentienth Century’s Fox picture.



Summer is a great time for kids to read

The Today show makes it easy and fun with Al Roker’s Book Club for kids.  So run out today and pick pick up the new pick just announced on Monday.  The kids can suggest questions for the upcoming segment with the author.

You can read a excerpt from the new pick to see if this would be a good pick for your kids. Better yet let your kids take a peek, the selection is Brendan Buckley’s Universe.   http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/25209933/.

What a great opportunity for the whole family to read this book and watch the Today show segment when it is featured.  No time like the present to get the kids reading and what a great activity for the upcoming weeks.