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Sunday, October 26, 2014

"This Is Where I Leave You" Linky

Our first month as a Book Club has ended and I must say that I loved our first book choice, "This is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper.  I always insist on reading the book before I see the movie.  It's just one of those things with me and my anal retentiveness way of getting the whole story before the movie changes everything.  The whole time I was reading, I did picture Jason Bateman as the main character, so I hope he doesn't disappoint me when I watch him on the big screen!

Thanks to Megan over at Cardigans and Caffeine for hosting and starting this book club.  She has made it so easy to post about our adventure with reading!  You can read all about our club and Megan's thoughts on our book by clicking the picture below or the link to her blog.

I used truthful as an adjective because I believe that all families act this way when dealing with something that brings a family together.  Just think of all the times we have spent with our families in "forced" situations (holidays, funerals, vacations, etc.) and then compare it to the casual times when we just get together with a few family members and not the whole gang.  Even during the fun we have and the catching up with stories, there are those moments when we get on each other's nerves and sides are taken.  Although we laugh about them at later events, we leer at each other while it is happening!  Oh the stories I can tell.  

The ending did leave something to be desired and I was left unsatisfied.  Now what?  I hate when authors do this, but I know it is a necessary evil.  It either sets us up for the next book or entices us to read everything the author has ever written!  I tend to come up with so many different scenarios and then have some heated discussions with my friends who also read the book.  In this case, I am hoping Judd finds love with someone new and who loves him for who he is and not who they want him to be.  Let's see what happens next...

I hope you join us on our book adventure!  If you are a member already, don't forget to link up!  


  1. I am so glad you love this book too! I thought it was great. I want to see the movie! :)

  2. I think I missed the Linky deadline. I tagged you in my post! http://droppinknowledge2.blogspot.com/2014/10/so-i-read-book-book-club-linky.html Check it out, friend!

  3. Hi! I'm going back around to read people's posts about our first book club book. I can't believe your favorite part was Alice and Judd. Ew! It was so unbelievable. I cannot fathom that happening in real life. I agree to disagree with you :)

    I definitely think you are right about the family dynamics. That part of the book was interesting. I kept waiting for something more to happen but it just never did. It left me disappointed.


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