My roommates and I take turns picking out movies when we decide to watch a roomie movie. Last time it was LB’s turn, I told her to pick one she hadn’t seen (between the four of us, there are a lot of movies at this place!). So, of course, I had to pick one I hadn’t seen because LB told me to. So, I picked one we had that I hadn’t seen (I’m a movie buff, I guess you could day, ‘cuz I watch a lot of different stuff just to watch them.): Twilight. I didn’t read the books or see any of the movies. I had been surrounded by readers/fans when the movies first came out and stuff, and frankly, I didn’t get it. But I figured I might as well give it a chance. Give it a chance, I tried. Consequently, I laughed through a lot of it because of its ridiculousness. Thus, the list was born.
How Not to Date According to Twilight:
1. Never date a vampire.
2. If he sparkles, run.
3. If he says he watches you sleep, it’s time to get a restraining order.
4. If he’s always ice cold, he’ll never warm your heart.
5. If he’s faster than the speed of light, he’ll never be able to run with you.
6. If he thinks your blood smells better than other blood, make him bleed.
7. If he is able to stop a speeding car with his hand and doesn’t have an “S” on his chest, he’s a freak. Or a vampire. Refer to tip #1.
Keepin’ it Real,
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
|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)
||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!