Are you a read-it-before-you-see-it kind of person? Do you have to read the book before you see the movie? Do you care about reading the book? Can you watch the movie and then read the book? Have you ever seen a movie that was better than the book?
Enquiring minds want to know. Really.
I certainly don’t have to read every book that’s been a book before I saw the movie. In fact, sometimes if I’ve read a book and liked it so much, I won’t want to see the movie because it will kind of ruin it for me. I create my own running movie in my head when I’m reading. Sometimes, just for fun, at my book club, we’ll ask who should play the major characters of the book if it were ever brought to the screen. Apparently I’m really out of the loop on younger actors and actresses.
I’ve had a few hits and misses with books and movies but here are some great movie suggestions for streaming on Netflix (which means you can watch it right now) if you’re the kind of person who likes the whole book-movie dynamic (regardless of which comes first).
For the Kids
The great thing about books and movies for kids is that watching the movie can be their incentive for reading the book. And knowing the movie can help make the reading a bit easier by familiarizing them with the story.
For the Grown Ups
Sometimes, you get control of the remote. But let’s face it. Usually not until the kids are in bed. That’s okay. That’s the perfect time to watch some of these book to screen adaptations.
So which are you? Book then movie? Movie then book? Movie only? And please weigh in on any of the books/movies I haven’t completed!
This post is part of my role on the Netflix Stream Team. No compensation has been received for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m a book then movie kinda girl.
Me too. Although usually if I read the book, I don’t care about seeing the movie.
I can go either way – it doesn’t bother me that the books aren’t always reflected perfectly in the movies. But I make exception with the Twilight saga – I read the books twice through, and I couldn’t get through the movies.
I think I like to read a book and NOT see the movie or just see the movie and not read the book, otherwise I’m always comparing. Example: Loved The DaVinci Code. Bored to tears with the movie.
I’m a book first then movie gal. The book is ALWAYs better than the movie with the one exception of A River Runs Through It (in my opinion).
I totally agree. I think I usually read the book and never see the movie because it won’t compare in my mind!
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