It's an unspoken rule that good readers always read the book before watching the film and then comment on how it doesn't live up to the book! However I broke this rule on Sunday and then realised it wasn't the first time!
I am Number Four
I'm not too keen on alien storylines usually so I thought I'd watch the film to see if I'd like the book! Especially as the book wasn't available at the library
I have been speeding through the series ever since~ On book 3!
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings
My best friend has loved Lord of the Rings since Primary school but I could never get into it. I watched the films but I was still underwhelmed :/
I tried to read the Hobbit before the film but I couldn't get into but I did love the film!
Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief
Another series that I was vaguely interested in and decided to watch the film to get a 'feel' for the plot etc.
I did like the film and got all the books which I haven't been able to enjoy yet!
This one was an accident I was channel flipping and found it on TV! So I watched it and immediately got the book.
I read Eragon but not the rest of the series.... However my Great Uncle who watched the film has finished and loved the whole series!
Technically a tv show but I love teen dramas so I gave Gossip Girl a chance despite the fact I disliked the books.
I am the proud owner of numerous box sets and a big fan of Chuck and Blair! However the books just weren't my thing.
I liked L.J Smith's books when I was younger but I wasn't the biggest fan of the Vampire Diaries series. I gave the TV show a try while it was On Demand.
I absolutely love the different concepts and plots of the TV series much more than the books!
The Hunger Games
I was so determined to read the books before the film that I actually missed the film in the cinema and had to wait for the DVD release!
I really enjoyed the book and the film, I'm glad I read the book first though!
What's your take?
Do you read or watch first? Does it bother you?