Books are almost always better than their film version, but that never stops me from watching the cinematic manifestation of a book I love, and I’m often thrilled to see the characters brought to life and relive those moments in the book that impacted me. I especially love it when the movie is wonderful too, and I’m looking forward to watching the book-to-film release of This Is Where I Leave You on September 19th.
I love books, I love movies, and I love getting together with my friends, so when I was asked to host a book club with four friends to discuss the New York Times Bestseller This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper, I knew it was a great opportunity for some fun! It’s rare these days that I can just sit with a good book and a cup of coffee and read, and the bibliophile in me craved it. The movie is hitting theaters September 19th, so I am able to join the Warner Bros. Picture book discussion on the film’s facebook page in the meantime. They hold it every Wednesday with the hashtag #TIWILY, and participants have the chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood!
Are you looking for a good book to read, and do you love to read the book version of great films? This is definitely the book that should be on your end of summer Reading List. You will be engrossed from the first words in this sometimes sad, often funny page turner:
“Dad’s dead”, Wendy says offhandedly, like it’s happened before, like it happens everyday.
The movie stars an award-winning ensemble cast, including Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. The basic plot: after those fateful first words announcing the demise of dad, four siblings (now grown) return to their childhood home for a pivotal week in their lives to deal with each other, their mom, significant others (past and present), and thoughts of what might have been. The characters are familiar and recognizable, and from the very beginning I felt like I was in the story, a sibling, experiencing and understanding it all.
It’s easy to see why the book in a bestseller…the movie looks terrific too. Watch the trailer:
And join the book club! Like the film on facebook and then join in on their Wednesday #TIWILY Book Club posts to chat about the story and have a chance to win!
Have you read This Is Where I Leave You yet? I’ll be sharing some photos and thought from my get-together with girlfriends after we read our books (we each got a copy along with moleskin notebooks to write down some impressions and opinions- and we are a group that loves to talk and debate!). Stay tuned, and please join in if you are reading the book too!
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