The goal of this week's meme is to discuss the last book we read. There's actually an interesting story with that one. The last book I read was this one:
It had been on my to-read list on Goodreads for a ridiculous amount of time. It was "the next book I'm going to read" for weeks. Then, one Thursday, a group of friends came to town and informed me they wanted to see the Fault in Our Stars movie the next day.
Panicked, I opened my Kindle and started reading.
There was only one problem. We had friends in town. So no reading time. There was another problem... I hate seeing a movie after I've read the book (and vice versa), especially if it's recent. If I know what's happening next, I get restless and bored. It only works if months have passed and I've mostly forgotten where it's going.
The bad news is, I only made it through half of the book. The good news is, I only made it through half of the book. So the last half of the movie was a complete surprise.
And, yes, to answer your inevitable question...I later read the last half of the book. Even though I (mostly) knew what would happen. But if you're faced with this choice:
Take the book option. It's a much more intense experience. Maybe wait a while and catch the movie on DVD after the book has slipped your mind a little.
How do you feel about book adaptations? Can you enjoy a book after you've seen the movie?
Was there a great book you read this month? Participate in the meme by adding your name below.