Morning Meanderings… This Is Where I Leave You – with giveaway!!!

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Good morning!  Thursday already!  Can you believe it?  It seems like this week flew by.  Yesterday was a great catch up day.  The cold weather kept me inside although my lawn could use a mow, and there are a couple of things I could have done in town… but staying in a warm house – yes the heat is on and has been for the last two days (GAH!), is not such a bad deal.

I wanted to chat today a bit about a movie I am kind of excited for and still need to read the book.  It is called This is Where I Leave You by Johnathan Tropper and you may have seen other bloggers chatting away about it – I am just coming in late to the party.  I am so excited about how many books are becoming movies!

So here is the synopsis of the book (and movie):  When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Doesn’t this look good? I want to read it.  I want to see it!  It stars This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda.

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Releases to theaters on September 19th.

 

 So… I mentioned a giveaway – one lucky commenter will receive:

 

One (1) winner from Book Journey will win a prize pack including:

$25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters & copy of the book (movie tie-in cover)

I will pick a winner on Tuesday – and announce it in the morning 😉

Have you read this book?  Do you plan to see the movie?

 

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This morning I started listening to Mr. Pemumbra’s 24-hour Book Store by Robin Sloan.  It is great on audio!  So much fun!

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on September 11, 2014, in Meanderings and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 66 Comments.

  1. Cannot believe you have the heat on! We are still running the AC…90 degree days…still!

    I have not read that book and I should but once a book becomes a movie…I tend to not want to read it…

  2. I loved the book and can’t wait to see the movie. My movie friend will be out of town when it comes out so we’re trying to coordinate how we’ll see it.

  3. Our heater is going on for the first time today. It stinks in the house right now, it is blowing out after a long summer sleep. I waited until the girls went to school to fire ol betsy up. 🙂 I should put that book on my TBR…

  4. I loved the book…yes, LOVED it…and I can’t wait for the movie! The cast alone is so amazing….

    The book was not on my radar until I heard about the movie and saw some trailers. I do love movies that were books….like Gone Girl coming in early October.

  5. Tropper is great. I’ve read this one and really liked it. I am curious to see if the movie is as good.

  6. I just started reading the book, and definitely want to see the movie! So many good actors!

  7. I loved this book! I think it was my favorite read of the summer. I can’t wait to go see it next weekend. I also reviewed it about a month or so ago. I found myself reading bits and passages out loud to my husband because I was laughing out loud. It was a great book.
    I am also looking forward to gone girl coming to theaters on October 3.
    Love your blog and your reviews!
    Tula Shamhart
    primarylibrarydiva.blogspot.com

  8. I hope I”m doing this right for the give away… It looks like a great book and Tina Fey makes everything amazing!

  9. Commenting for the giveaway!! I have not read this book but the movie sound fab!

  10. I wasn’t really caught by the book when it came out, but the ads for the movie have grabbed my attention. I should really read the book and then catch the movie.

  11. There has been so many great blog posts and press about this book in the past few weeks. It has definitely on my radar, but I haven’t read it yet. Personally I like reading the books before watching the movie – often the movie does not do the book justice and I walk away disappointed. It will be interesting to see how this movie adaptation turns out.

  12. Andrea (aka Rokinrev)

    The book has gotten great and not so great reviews. A big push for the movie has come across lists I subscribe to. I’d LOVE to read it and you know how excited I get with swag!

  13. We still have the AC on here in Florida(a couple weeks ago, the AC stopped working for a few hours — NOT FUN)and I’m eagerly awaiting cooler weather. This book sounds great. I tried to enter a different giveaway for it this morning but it was UK only 😦

    I enjoy watching movies based on books. It’s interesting to see the film adaptation even though the book is usually better. Sometimes I read the book first and, other times, watching the movie first makes me want to read the book. I can’t wait to watch the film adaptations of Gone, Girl and Reconstructing Amelia. I loved both books.

    My daughter(9) just finished reading the Harry Potter series. Each time she finished a book, we watched the movie version. Hubby read the series a few years ago. I’m the oddball.

  14. I haven’t read the book and honestly today is the first time I have even heard of the movie

  15. The movie looks good but I will need to read the book before I see it.

  16. This looks like a great movie! It would be cool to be able to read the book first though!

  17. I have not read the book, but I would like to. I would like to see the movie.

  18. thanks for the awesome giveaway. i have heard a lot about this book, getting curious, but will read first before considering the movie

  19. Read the book my husband &i will be sharing a big tub of popcorn&hooefullybalot of laughs.

  20. Love Mr. Penumbra! There is a prequel too, Ajax Penumbra, 1969. Loved it too! I want to see the movie and now knowing it’s from a book, I have to read it first.

    The heater is on??? It’s still over 100 degrees here in Phoenix. I wish it was cold here. I heard it snowed in my home state Colorado already. I sure miss it!

  21. I haven’t gotten around to reading the book yet either, although it’s been on my radar a while! Can’t wait to see the movie, a lot of talent there. Thanks.

  22. I’ve never read the book, but I sure want to see the movie…then read the book. :o)

  23. I was excited to see the movie and didn’t realize that it was based on a book!

  24. Can’t wait! Just saw this…Hope I’m not too late:)

  25. Thanks for the giveaway Sheila. I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like a lot of fun.

  26. The movie sounds great, I didn’t realize it was a book! Seriously, can movie producers not come up with their own stuff anymore? It seems like every movie either originated from a book or is a remake nowadays!

  27. I have not read the book, but now I am intrigued. I will most likely see the movie. I am a Jason Bateman fan.

  28. I haven’t read the book yet but I’m excited about the movie. Jason Bateman is great in anything.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  29. I know I need to read this book! With that cast, I will definitely see the movie.

  30. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Normally I don’t want to see the movie after I’ve read the book because I end up disappointed. But how can you resist the casting on this? I’ll definitely go.

  31. We’ll be turning on her heat too if this cool weather keeps up… haven’t read this but the trailer looks good and so does the cast. Especially like Tina Fey and Jason Bateman…

  32. I’ve seen some of Jason Bateman’s interviews promoting this film. Looks interesting. Plus, Tina Fey!

  33. Sheila, where do I find the winner? Totally lost! Sorry!

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