There are many kinds of books. If you have ever ventured to my page, “Anna’s Recommended Reads,” you can see some of the variety I personally like and a few of my favorite titles. There is so much out there! When someone says, “book,” they could be referring to a boring textbook for class or an exciting “movie-in-your-head” type. They could be referring to a non-fiction book about a famous person in history or one of those FYI books that’s always interesting, as well. I personally am a fan of fiction and the books typically found in the “Christian Living” section of a bookstore. And fiction is a broad category in itself. There are mysteries, romances, fantasy books, suspense/adventure books, and MORE. Love it.
A word about the “Christian Living” books: I love writing in them and underlining stuff. I just haven’t seemed to be able to try a Nook or Kindle yet because I mark up the stuff I like so much. Kind of like the Bible—I underline what I like and what jumps out and what is convicting and what is something I’ve been struggling with and on and on (run on sentence, sorry).
A word about the “movie-in-you-head” type books:
|Your imagination sets the story and brings it to life||Can rot your brain (staring at a screen?)|
|Can leave a bookmark in the middle of it and walk away||You get to hear the cool accents characters might have|
|Can re-read the last chapter to make sure you didn’t miss anything||Background music|
|More action fits between the pages in a book||Shorter to start/finish|
|Can hear thoughts of the main character (who’s usually telling the story)||Spoofs|
|Stimulates brain||Can multi-task while watching (I like to color)|
I am bias, of course. I had more negatives down for “movies” originally, but I crossed some stuff out. Oh, and I hate it when books I love are made into movies. I am ALWAYS disappointed. In my dorm room currently, I have a case of DVDs right next to my shelf of for-fun books. On that shelf, I have some “comfort books” and some books that are on a priority to read when I have time. It’s unfortunate that I don’t have a lot of time to read anymore. But once I start a book, I really don’t want to stop. I read a lot over J-Term break because I didn’t have other homework I really should have been doing instead. During the school year, I sometimes feel guilty when I read, because there is always a long list of things to get done.
Do you have anything to add to the “books vs movies” list? I like movies when I want to just do nothing for a few hours and the internet is dumb, but I love reading when I have time to do so. THUS, books are my Saturday Smiley this week!