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K. L. Stewart's Dark Angels blog gives details into the characters, worlds, and inspirations related to all of the books in my Angels and Shadows series.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Books vs. Movies

     There will always be the classic argument of Books vs. Movies: Which is better?  My husband and I have this conversation at least once a month.  He is the kind of person who thinks movies are a time saver.  You might read a book for two weeks, but a movie is usually over in two hours.  If there's a movie, then why read the book?
     My argument for this is that the books are always better.  There are more details, and my own imagination sometimes makes the reading of a book way more entertaining than a movie.  Also, even if it takes you two weeks to read a book, that makes it something that lasts.  You get to know the characters, and you get attached to them easier through a book.  The more time spent with someone, the more attached you become.
     Also, when we read a book, something about it becomes more personal.  It's like the characters speak directly to you rather than to an audience.  It's like sitting down and listening to someone spill their life story.  It is unique, and at that moment it is private, and secret.  It becomes something special, like a friend that confides only in you. 

     However, I understand my husband's philosophy, and I truly think that a good movie is worth watching.  I still enjoy watching movies made from books.  In fact, I love it!  My favorite movie franchise is The Lord of the Rings.  What an awesome movie!  I love the books, too.  I think, though, that it is more entertaining if you've read the books.  It's like it makes it come to life. 
   I'd like to experience watching a movie and then reading the book, just to see it from my husband's perspective. Given the opportunity, which medium would you enjoy first, movies or books?

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