Monday, May 17, 2010

Musing Mondays 5-17-10

Musing Mondays2Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about movies based on books…
What happens when you see a movie based on a book/story, especially one you’ve not read? Do you feel the need to track it down and read it?
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I try to read the book first before seeing the movie, as I find the book is almost always much better. If I do happen to see a movie that was based on a book that I did not read, I will try to locate the book if I really enjoyed the movie.

With the Harry Potter books, I for some reason decided to read each book right before the movie came out. So, I have not read book 7 yet - and of course, because so much time has passed since reading book 6, I am going to need to review book 6 before starting book 7 when I get around to reading it. Isn't it funny how bizarre our reading habits can be?
What about you?



  1. I hear ya... I don't know that I've ever found a movie to be better than the book version--adding pictures maybe...


  2. see, I always want to see the movie first, for the same reason that the book is almost always better.
    I like movies...but I love books.
    I will read a book based on a movie I liked, but seeing a movie based on a book I loved is, in my opinion, asking to often be disappointed.

  3. ugh! I want eve to find bonnie's killer finally! this has been going on for years!!! and i love iris johanson's books!

    btw, i have an award for you at my blog ~

  4. Harry Potter is another one in which I've seen the movies but have no desire to read the books (shh, don't let my sons hear me say that).

    Stacy, I agree, reveal Bonnie's killer already. LOL

  5. I usually try to read the book before seeing the movie... actually, I refuse to see the movie if I haven't read and finished the book!


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