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.
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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66 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… This Is Where I Leave You – with giveaway!!!”
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…
I tend to want to read a book more when it becomes a movie because I think I missed out on something 😀
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.
I am going to start the book tonight!
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…
You should read it – it sounds fun!
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.
That is so exciting to hear you loved it – I am starting it tonight!!! 😀
Tropper is great. I’ve read this one and really liked it. I am curious to see if the movie is as good.
The movie looks fun!
I just started reading the book, and definitely want to see the movie! So many good actors!
I think so too!!! I am going to bed soon and taking the book with me.
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!
Hi Tula! Yes I want to see both movies as well! 😀
I hope I”m doing this right for the give away… It looks like a great book and Tina Fey makes everything amazing!
You are doing it right 😉
Commenting for the giveaway!! I have not read this book but the movie sound fab!
I just started reading the book last night… loving it! Witty and funny!
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.
I had the book on my shelves but had missed reading it – I was thrilled to have it on hand so I could dive in 🙂
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.
I prefer to read the book before the movie as well 🙂 The movies are rarely as good as the books but I enjoy the different view. 🙂
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!
I agree… I signed up on some of the other sites hoping I could win 😀
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.
I, like you love to see the movie take on the books i have read. I love treating myself to the movie after the read 🙂
I haven’t read the book and honestly today is the first time I have even heard of the movie
I am glad I could point it out to you. Enjoying the book so far!
The movie looks good but I will need to read the book before I see it.
I am reading it now 🙂
This looks like a great movie! It would be cool to be able to read the book first though!
I started the book as soon as I seen the movie was coming 😉
I have not read the book, but I would like to. I would like to see the movie.
The book is pretty good 😉
thanks for the awesome giveaway. i have heard a lot about this book, getting curious, but will read first before considering the movie
I dug into the book last night and read until I fell asleep
Read the book my husband &i will be sharing a big tub of popcorn&hooefullybalot of laughs.
Nice! I am excited to see it.
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!
OOH I did not know about the prequel! Yes… the heat is on. 😦
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.
Its a quick read!
I’ve never read the book, but I sure want to see the movie…then read the book. :o)
I think the movie looks great!
I was excited to see the movie and didn’t realize that it was based on a book!
The book was a great read – I laughed a lot.
Can’t wait! Just saw this…Hope I’m not too late:)
Not too late! 😀
Thanks for the giveaway Sheila. I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like a lot of fun.
It was a fun read!
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!
I kind of like that they are going after books… maybe it will make more readers 😀
I have not read the book, but now I am intrigued. I will most likely see the movie. I am a Jason Bateman fan.
I really enjoyed the book.
I haven’t read the book yet but I’m excited about the movie. Jason Bateman is great in anything.
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The movie put the book back on my radar and for that I am grateful!
I know I need to read this book! With that cast, I will definitely see the movie.
Yes to both! 😛
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.
Yes! I am glad Sue! I love seeing movies that were books I have read.
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…
I read that they kept the movie close to the book. 😀
I’ve seen some of Jason Bateman’s interviews promoting this film. Looks interesting. Plus, Tina Fey!
Right? I am excited to see it!
Sheila, where do I find the winner? Totally lost! Sorry!
I have not chose a winner yet Deb. 🙂