Question of the day from Steve and Laura

where the wild things areBook or Movie?

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14 Responses to Question of the day from Steve and Laura

  1. Joy says:

    For sure a book. I’ll read a book way before the movie comes out. They are almost always better but I like reading them first.

  2. Sue says:

    Books are always better!

  3. mssc54 says:

    Movies, movie, movies.

    I don’t do much “recreational” reading these days. Now when I read it’s usually professional periodicals or most often something pertaining to spiritual and personal growth.

    However, while deployed aboard the USS John F. Kennedy aircrafcarrier in the 70s I read every single book written by Louis LaMoore. Best westerns ever written. Gosh just writing that sentence makes me want to break them out and reread them! 🙂

  4. Lucy says:

    I love reading the books before watching the movie….mainly because they are usually better. However, it can be disappointing to watch the movie after reading the book because it almost never lives up to expectation.

  5. nikki says:

    Depends I suppose. I have a very short attention span so a book has to get me with in the 1st chapter…most don’t. So I guess if I had to pick I’d go with the movie. Unless of course the book was outstanding and I had time to sit and read!

  6. Laura says:

    I’ve learned to judge both the book and the movie on their own merits. I’d known this previously, but it was brought into stark clarity with the Harry Potter series. SO MUCH going on in the books, they couldn’t possibly include all of it in the movies. It’s interesting to sit back and say, “well, hmmm… wonder how they’re going to handle THAT little omission?”

    But on the whole, I enjoy the book better, although in some situations, it’s nice to have a face to put with the character. Makes the reading richer.

  7. Gary says:

    I gotta go with movie! Movies are MUCH easier to read than a book and much quicker as well. Seriously, who wants to READ porn?? LOL

  8. kweenmama says:

    I’m with Sue, books are ALWAYS better!

  9. nikki says:

    I just noticed the picture you had up there…Where The Wild Things Are….Bailey was very disappointed in it. I haven’t heard anyone say it was good yet. But everyone LOVED the book!

    • Joy says:

      I saw a talk show about this movie and they “claim” it was never marketed for kids! That it was made for adults. Can you imagine that. I felt the marketing was directed at kids. Surely the book was a children’s book, why wouldn’t we think the movie would be also?

      • nikki says:

        Yea, he said the parts that were good were very good but it was slow and sad. It seemed to me like it was marketed for kids too…it was a childrens book afterall!

  10. Just a Mom says:

    I have to go with the movie. If I read it has to be to learn something. I don’t read for fun!

  11. SKL says:

    Usually I like the book better. Sometimes when they write the book off a successful screenplay, the movie is better. A few movies like “Gone with the Wind” are better than the book.

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