Movies + Books: The Ultimate Dilemma

We all love movies. Who doesn’t like curling up in a movie theatre seat with a bucket of popcorn in one hand and a cup of soda in the other? We also love books; there’s nothing like snuggling up on the sofa and feeling the texture of paper under your hands— which leads to ultimate dilemma: Are books or films better? Hmm… let’s think about it…

Films do so much. They can bring entire worlds to life, turn our favourite characters into actual people. The feeling of being captivated by the story playing on the screen is like no other. They have the power to make us cheer, or cry, or nervously sit on the edge of our seats, waiting to see how things will unfold. Movies can make us see a lot of things, and for that I am thankful.

Books, on the other hand, are equally influential. They let you be a part of the story, not merely observe it. When you read, you can be a whole new person in another world, forget your own troubles, and read like nothing else exists. Books have the same power as movies to make you experience heart break, or laugh, or think. And another great part about books? Books can be a physical object that offers a real emotional connection— I mean, it’s rather difficult to be attached to a DVD, isn’t it? 😉

It’s a very hard decision… I think I’d like to stay happily undecided. (Well, I might be leaning just a smidge more toward books!) 😛

-Yasimone

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5 thoughts on “Movies + Books: The Ultimate Dilemma

  1. Hmmm, this is a tricky question to answer, you give some good points about both movies and books. I’m so indecisive, I love reading books and feeling like part of the story but the movies make us entertained in a way, but movies also sometimes change the story, so that’s probably another reason to like books more. 😉

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  2. Hi, Yasimone..

    This is definitely an age old conundrum! 🙂 For me, it’s definitely books! Nothing beats the immersive power of a good book.. you get sucked into the vortex and can’t put the book down until you get to the end.. you’re free to choose what your characters look like, and the landscape is only limited by your imagination.. movies are good for instant gratification but a good book? Absolute bliss!!! 🙂

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