Day 7/10 – Books

Although I was an avid reader growing up, these days I rarely read works of fiction, the last one (barring Stig of the Dump that I read to Elias last night at bed time) was probably the Da Vinci Code way back in the early 2000’s!

These days I elect to read cookery, craft or biographical books such as Following Atticus by Tom Ryan which follows Tom on his mission to climb all of the 48 of New Hampshire’s mountains during a single winter – twice and Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner by Kerre Woodham which I read while I was training for my first half marathon.  I enjoyed both books immensely so if your stuck for reading material I definitely suggest you add these to your list.

As it’s been sometime since I avidly read when I saw that today’s blog topic was books I was at a bit of a loss.   I guess I could have listed four recipes from the myriad of baking books I’ve read but that probably would have been more appropriate on yesterday’s post relating to food so after some thought I went with ..

Or more accurately books that were made into movies, where I’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book .. (clear as mud?).

To be fair, I prefer to read the book AFTER I’ve seen the movie as I dislike watching a movie where I know what is going to (or at least what should) happen next – also, sometimes the director will change what happens in the movie, which would be even more infuriating if you’ve read the book prior to heading along to the movie theatre.

So here we go –

Movies I’ve seen, adapted from books I have not read;

  1. Harry Potter (all of them)
  2. The entire series of the Hunger Games
  3. The Bourne Series
  4. The Notebook

I originally had the Twilight series listed at number three but then I recalled that I read the first two books (after having watched all the movies) a while back. In fact, it wasn’t until I read the books that “I got” the whole “team Edward” phenomenon because prior to that I was “team Jacob” all the way. (It was Taylor Lautners shoulders, I have a thing for boulder shoulders). 😉

Till next time





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