I’ve already answered this week’s question about my top reads of 2012 so I’ll be revisiting one of Julie’s earlier December topics seeing how I skipped a few during Holiday Foreplay.
I’m probably pretty close to being half and half as to whether I read the book before the movie or vice versa. If it’s an author I love or something in the paranormal genre I’ll usually try to tackle the novel first. I like seeing how closely Hollywood replicates someone else’s work. It’s surprising how distorted the story can get. Although, it’s always impressive when a movie pulls it off or even improves on the original.
I have to admit, I have never read the Harry Potter series. Horrible, isn’t it? I know. But I did read the Twilight books, The Da Vinci Code, Life of Pi, Eragon and The Time Traveler’s Wife to name a few. I’m hoping to listen to The Host before the movie comes out in March 2013.
On the flip side, if I’m on the fence as to whether I should read a certain book or not, I’ll often check-out the movie first. It’s less of a commitment. Take The Hunger Games for instance. I was undecided until I saw the movie and now I’m thinking of buying a copy soon.
What about you?