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Tuesday Talks: Movie before Book or Book before Movie?

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Tuesday Talks can be found on Goodreads! This week’s topic is: Do you always read books before the movies?

One of the most debated questions. Should the book always be read before the movie… I think, no. In fact, while I try to always wait to read the book first, I know if I read it I may not care to watch it. If I watch the show first, I’ll want to know how they changed it and then read the book.

Of course, there are always times I watch the movie and only at the END realize it was a book, so I’ll go back and read the book. There are also times I’ll read the book and notice in the acknowledgements that it will be turning into a movie [looking at you Scythe!].

All in all, I do not think I care too much which I see or read first. I just won’t be too rushed to consume the story in a different format– unless the movie was very good.

What do you prefer?

Comment you answer or link to your own post and I’ll check it out!


11 thoughts on “Tuesday Talks: Movie before Book or Book before Movie?

    1. I did try to do this before, and I think it is better– coming from my bookish side, but I know myself too well so I know this doesn’t work often. I started watching The Magicians got 3 episodes in, decided to wait and read it before watching more, read the book and decided to stop watching show haha.
      On the other hand, I haven’t watched OR read any Jane Austen and I’m debating whether to read or watch first…

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    1. This is usually my basic thought. Occasionally though, if I wait and read the book first, sometimes I don’t feel the need to watch the movie/TV show? Usually watching first makes me more eager to read the book ^_^

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  1. While I am typically a read then watch gal, I can see the positive of watching first. If a film fails to deliver, it is easy to rely on the fact that the book might still bring much more to the table. However, if a book disappoints I tend to lose any desire for the film. And (I cannot think of an example at the moment) there are somethings I will be interested in watching but never reading 😉

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    1. I agree with this. Perhaps it was my lack of interest in The Magicians book which led me to not wanting to continue watching the show. I loved reading the Harry Potter novels, so I wanted to watch the movies.
      Although, I’ve never watched The Hunger Games even though I enjoyed the novels. I think this requires more research on my part haha

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