Time for another Musing Monday, this week’s question is:
Have you ever read a book after watching the movie/television version only to find that you don’t like the book as much as the adaptation?
Most of the time when I watch a book adaptation, I prefer the book. this is the case for Harry Potter (the films really do not do the books justice), Twilight (the films are absolute rubbish compared to the books, although I admit I went to see Breaking Dawn Part Two the other day and enjoyed it quite a lot) and The Hunger Games (I loved this movie, but the book is still better).
However, there is one exception: Lord of the Rings. It could be because I read the books after watching the movies. I absolutely love the Lord of the Rings movies, they’re some of my favourites, I’ve seen each of them at least 5 times. I asked for the books for Christmas one year, and was really excited to read them because I loved the movies so much, but I found them a bit hard to get through.
I think I’m going to give them another chance when I’ve finished my Masters, it might be easier a second time, and I really do love the movies.
In other news, I’m going on a mini-cruise to Bruges tomorrow, to visit the Christmas market! I’m very excited, and I’m hoping that it gets me in the mood for Christmas, because it’s taking me a long while to get in the mood this year! It doesn’t help that I haven’t even started Christmas shopping yet, but hopefully I’ll find some good stuff in Bruges. So, I won’t be around the Blogosphere for the next few days, but I’ll be back on Friday. I’m going to try and schedule a post for Thursday, but I’ve never done it before. Have a great week!