The other day I was re-reading Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling for I don't know maybe the hundredth time. I absolutely love Harry Potter seriously, it's like my bestest bestest series ever. Who can't like it come on! What's not to like? It is pure awesomness. No I'm not blabbering. So back to the point, It got me thinking then how did I start reading Harry Potter?
I've watched all the Harry Potter series so far and so I'm eagerly awaiting the next one. And so that's the thing! After I watched a couple of the films it will only from then on that I started reading Harry Potter. No. Actually. I know exactly when I started reading the books, after the last book in the series was released! How maddening can that get? I just love to be one of those people that are like one of the first to read a book. Naturally, whenever I recieve any ARC's I literally do my own happy dance! So you see, after I read it I was bit down having to be one of those last people on Earth reading Harry Potter. It's not that I never knew about Harry Potter! Nooo, I've always heard about the Harry Potter books but it wasn't something I looked into. How dumb was I then!? I was most definitely missing out on a whole load. It's an ah-mazing series! You just gotta love it.
Then there's Avalon High by Meg Cabot. I love loved this book well not as much as Harry Potter but it's definitely one of my all time favourites. (Review can be found here). I read it like ages ages ago, then you'll guess I would be jumping about with joy when I heard that a movie has been released. I'm not a big fan of Disney produced movies but hey it's Avalon High we're talking about! And so I go to watch it and then I'm there watching it and do you know what? I did not like it one bit. Nada. Glitch. Saying no more!
Back to Harry Potter, I only started reading it after I watched a few of the movies. The movie got me reading it but the book is way better. In Avalon High, I watched the movie because of the book but the movie wasn't up to it's standards.
So now, what is the real question, I mean the real real question? But wait, it cannot be a single question there's so just so many when it comes to this! Are the books always better than the movies? Does a movie lack in anything that the book doesn't? When will you decide to watch a movie before reading the book or vice versa? And so the list goes on and on...
Actually, I was wrong. The actual most important question of all is... What do you think?
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