...or why books and tv rank higher than sleep

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Movies/TV Shows based on Books

I haven't been blogging as much as I would like because I'm overloaded with school work and work work. It's the end of the fiscal year and everyone is in a rush to get their billing out asap. People actually expect their employees to work - the nerve of some people's children!

I have to come up with a topic to do a photo proposal on for my library research & eval course. I read an article based in the UK on the success of tv tie-ins on library circulation, which I am kicking around the idea of doing for my topic.

I was discussing the topic with a friend of mine, who pointed out that a tv tie-in version of a book probably would be something that would repel me from buying/checking out the book. I prefer reading a book before seeing the movie that was based on it. I don't know why - I am usually disappointed. But if it's a tv series that is based on a book, I won't read the books until after the series is over. I guess I'm afraid reading the books would ruin the series for me, because the element of surprise would be gone. Off the top of my head, I am thinking of True Blood and Pretty Little Liars.

So, for those of you who have read the Sookie Stackhouse books and are a fan of the series, what are your thoughts? Do you find the show to be more predictable and less enjoyable? Same goes for Pretty Little Liars.

1 comment:

Virgowolf said...

I am planning on buying the Sookie Stackhouse books and to begin reading them very soon. I think it will be good to see the differences. I am very fond of filmmaking and am a very visual person, so I usually enjoy the film version over the books.