Ideally, as a reader, I read the book before they turn it into a movie or TV series. However, with so little time in my
hands, and so many great books to be read, it is not surprising that more and more books are making it to the big screen before I even get to read them. Before, having been disappointed with the way Hollywood canada goose black friday sale filmmakers embellish the stories make it more box office-worthy, I often decided to skip seeing a book-based movie and made sure I read the book first being getting a DVD copy. However, lately, I am happy to say that I am learning to enjoy book-based movies just like any non-reader moviegoer does. In fact, with all the hoopla surrounding the Hunger Games I went to see it without reading the series! And if you know me, you’ll know that’s a big thing with Hunger Games being a major must-read in my (ever growing longer) reading list.
After seeing Hunger Games a few days ago though, I must say that I wouldn’t hesitate to watch a movie again no matter how good the book is just because I haven’t read the book. This is not only because the movie was excellent, which it was, or that it was especially faithful to the book, which I still have no idea if it was, but simply because I realized the value of learning to enjoy something at that very moment for its own sake. Just like I enjoy a good book for its own sake, I’m happy to say that I’m letting the geek in me let go of expectations and
just enjoy a movie for its own sake – whether it’s based on a book or not. And yeah, it also feels good Canada goose-life and wildlife Toronto
not to know how something turns out for once so that I’m just as nervous as my hubby, who this time can’t ask me how the movie turns out.
So now, I’ll just read a book when I have time for it and watch a movie when it is what I have time for. Either way, I know I’ll be enjoying myself.