Musing Monday #3

Musing Mondays, a book meme hosted by MzB of Should Be Reading, asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Book to Movie Adaptations – When to Read

There have been some great book to movie adaptations this year, and so the question of when to read the book is coming up more frequently. Do you read the book before or after you see the movie? Most people, it seems, like to watch the movie before they read the book but I’m the opposite.

The reasoning is sound either way – What if the movie’s bad so you don’t want to read the book? (eg Percy Jackson – amazing series but they completely butchered the movies) On the other hand, what if it’s a good movie but you can’t enjoy it because it didn’t stay true to the book? Or missed out on some important scenes? My reasoning is if I’ve read the book beforehand I’ll know if it is a good adaptation and, if it is, I will have a greater appreciation for the film.

I’d love to discuss with you! Do you read the book before or after you watch the movie? Why?

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