... and that is that I read a book AFTER I have watched a movie.
Take Harry Potter, though that was what started it all, I think. I watched the first movie and then after that I read the books as they came out. That was well before I had children though.
More recently, there was Stephanie Meyer's Twilight. I read the books after I watched the first movie. I actually quite enjoy the movies, and I liked the last one especially as Bella came into her abilities.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - I watched both versions of the movie and then I read all three books. The Swedish version is very good, I thought. Though Lisbeth was annoying towards the end, but it was still a good read, and a good watch.
The other day I saw my sister watching Beautiful Creatures, and I only saw the end. I didn't know what it was about but she told me it was a book, so I read the book. I read all the books, actually. Another teenage romance with a supernatural. It was not a BAD read, but it was a teenager's book, really.
Hunger Games was another that I read after I watched the movie. I haven't even read the second book yet, but probably because the book did not engage me as much as I thought it would. Weird, since it was so popular and I managed to read through Beautiful Creatures, so why can't I get through this teenage book?
The latest one was World War Z. Zombie movies are generally not my thing, but I watched this one because I had heard good things about it. Then when I was talking about it, a World of Warcraft guildmate told me that he refused to watch it because it was nothing like the book. So I was curious, I read the book. And it really was different. So different that it has been on my mind for days, that I thought I would write about it in its own post.
I even have a reading list of books to read from the movies I've watched!
- The Big Year. I quite enjoyed the movie - it's about birding and competition, which is already something that interests me - so I would like to see how the book pans out.
- We bought a Zoo is another one which was a cute movie, and I wonder how it reads as a book.
- The Help - I really really enjoyed that movie. My sister says it's a good book.