Booking Through Thursday – Books vs. Movies

Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie? – BTT

I believe there is a difference. I enjoy both mediums immensely, and for similar reasons actually. Both allow me to escape and be involved with characters and story. I watch many types of movies save for the ones that intend to scare me because I rather read scary stories than watch scary movies. Same with thrillers. I don’t read many thrillers either. Though, I am much more forgiving of popular films (blockbusters, action movies) than popular books (such as thrillers, and certain other top selling authors). In the times when I am not in the mood to read, I watch a film, usually a light one such as a comedy or an action movie. It really does require less thought, but I am still thoroughly entertained. Sometimes more so because I find I veer towards books that are literary or classics and educational. I still watch documentary and I love art house films which can be avant garde, foreign, and probing just as much as a book.

4 thoughts to “Booking Through Thursday – Books vs. Movies”

  1. I agree – I think of movie-watching as something to do when I’m not in the mood to read.

    As for scary movies and books, I like them both, but sometimes I think I’d rather see the movie than read the book. With movies, at least I can always shut my eyes during the really disturbing parts!

  2. Since I started to knit while I watch movies, I select fewer with subtitles–I find it harder to read those than a magazine or a book that will stay open while I knit!

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