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


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.

this is where i leave you, giveaway, book journey

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!