Books & Movies: Not Always Black & White

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I love movies and TV shows, but I regret that I don’t read as much as I want to. So, for my 2013 New Year’s Resolution, I have decided to read one “Book to Movie” a month. The books that I have picked I haven’t read nor have I seen the associated movie. In the spirit of staying relevant, I have decided to only do 2 books whose movie is already out, and the rest are sorted by release date.

Now, I have already read many books that have movies coming out or are already out. Most are movies, but sometimes there is a TV series that will do the same. I put together a picture of some of the B2Ms (books to movies) that I have already read and watched. Also, I am kinda in love with minimalist posters, as you will see.

Minimalist Posters

Obviously some of these are series and some are short kids movies, but I’m not biased. The Harry Potter series is probably where my love for B2Ms got started and it’s grown from there. My favorite part about reading a book that will one day be on screen is casting. I love picking out characters in my head and seeing how close they are to the ones on screen. I think that visualization is one of the most important parts about reading and it helps me to understand and enjoy the books more.

The one thing I have learned thus far about B2Ms is this: the book is not always better than the movie. I think that most people perceive it this way, and I’m not saying it isn’t true at all, but it is not always the case. I can tell you, without giving a complete review, that I loved The Notebook on screen but was not a fan of the book. Again, not the case for all movies by far, and the idea that “the book is better than the movie” probably stands true for more times than not, but I think it’s worth exploring.

I really hope you enjoy my blog and that it inspires you to pick up a book before or after you see a movie too. Remember to keep an open mind when reading or watching and open your eyes to each aspect of the story and accept that there is no right or wrong. I look forward to getting started!!

Please leave comments or suggestions about reviews you would like to see reviewed. Also, I welcome open discussion. Nothing I say is law so if you disagree with me, please tell me why! I promise I won’t be offended!

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