Movie or tv show based on literature…

How often do you watch a movie or tv show that is based on some form of literature? If you don’t watch them, then may I ask why? Which do you prefer….a movie or a tv show based on your favorite books?

To me, it depends on the book. I thought the Harry Potter series did well being made into movies. A long series like that (7 books total) would have been more difficult to make as a tv show. It would have dragged on for years, a lot longer than it took to make the movies. However, they took one of my favorite books from Joe Hill (it was a stand alone book) and made it into a tv show earlier this year. I watched it and I thought they did a good job with it. They can continue it and make a second season out of it (it definitely wasn’t finished by the end of the first season). I would watched it if they continued it.

What about you? Do you prefer to see your favorite books turned into a movie or a tv show? Which would you rather see? Why do you prefer that over the other?

Best gift…..?

What is the best book that you received as a gift?

One year for my birthday, my hubby purchased the first three books in the Harry Potter series. This was right around the time when the 5th book in the series was just being released in paperback form. I got interested in reading Harry Potter books kind of late in the series. I originally didn’t think I would like the series when it first came out because I knew they were books written for kids. But I found out that there were several friends or relatives of mine that were reading the books so I changed my mind and decided to give it a try. I ended up liking the first three books so much that I immediately went out to get the 4th and 5th book with some of my birthday money.

I also ended up renting the first three movies and watching them when I had a couple of days off from work. Before I could return them, my hubby ended up watching them and he ended up liking the movies. So he ends up going to watch all the movies with me when they are released in theater from that point on. He goes with me to see the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” movies when they come out every other year and I think he is just as excited to see them as I am.

Book storage….?

How do you store the physical books that you have?

I have 3 bookcases in the spare bedroom. My hubby now refers to that room as the library. I have my books arranged by author to make it easier to find books that I’m looking for. It makes sense to me because that’s the way the books are arranged at my local bookstore. Since that’s the way I am use to finding them at the bookstore, then I figured that would be a good way to arrange them at home.

I do have a Kindle Fire (as of last year) so that has helped me keep the bookcases from getting overwhelmed with books. There are some books that I can live with having on my Kindle and then there are some books that I have to have the physical copy of.