Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting: I Saw the Movie, Didn't Read the Book

I read a lot of books - but, honestly, not as many as I'd like to. Sometimes I skip the book and go right to the movie. Today's theme for Oh How Pinteresting! is "I Saw the Movie, Didn't Read the Book."

This was a great movie to see in 3D. I really liked the story. Did I read the book by Yann Martel? Nope.

Mom loved this book. Grandma loved this book. Did we all share it like we did Shanghai Girls or The Mermaid Chair? No, it skipped my generation.

I've never read anything by Neil Gaiman - other than stuff he posts on Tumblr, I mean.

I love this movie so much. I've even heard people say this is a rare case of the movie being better than the book. I don't know; I've never read anything Ian McEwan.

I don't read James Patterson, either. I liked this movie generally, but was somewhat disturbed by Matthew Fox in this. I was like, "No, Jack Sheppard, y u be so evil?"

I never read Jonathan Safran Foer, either. If it helps, I did read The History of Love of Nicole Krauss, the author who happens to be married to JSF.

My 9-year-old niece has devoured this series, and likes to pretend she's married to Percy, but I haven't cracked a single one of the books. (I didn't really like the movie, either.)

What did you fail to read, but enjoyed on the big screen?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Help is an amazing book, not seen the movie yet though.

I haven't read The Cider House Rules yet but love the movie :)