Thursday, May 22, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Before I get started, I want to let you know "Mariah Talbot"-- who is in actuality the writing team of Marianne and me--has a new short story up at LASR. Go read it. We'd love to hear your thoughts.

You may be getting a lot more stories from me, Marianne, and Mariah. Since we've started the Short Story Contest we don't have regular short story You supposed everyone wants to win the prize instead? :-)

Okay... on to BTT:

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Suggested by Superfastreader:
Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?

For me... I don't think I really want anything different from a book and a movie. I want a good story from both. Something that will hold my interest. Maybe make me think, but mostly will just entertain me. And just like I enjoy many genres of books, I like different types of movies, depending on the mood I'm in. Sometimes I can pick up an old favorite that fits like the proverbial pair of shoes (in the movies, this would mostly be musicals or a well-loved older book). Other times I want a little bit of suspense (Dean Koontz is good for that).

This is an interesting question and I'm looking forward to reading the responses.


writer2b said...

I agree. I enjoy both mediums in their way. It's probably better not to compare them, though I end up doing it!

gautami tripathy said...

Both mediums offer much. However, I prefer books.

I will go and read your story NOW!

Here is my BTT post!

Bluestocking said...

I much prefer books. Even when I was a kid. My mom would look at me in semi-amazement when I didn't want to watch a movie on tv because I was reading.

Chris said...

I rather a thinking book and a entertaining movie.

Here's mine, it's not showing up on the list :(

ravenousreader said...

You're right, books and movies offer many of the same elements to enjoy. Well said!

Melody said...

I agree. Both are so different in their own ways, but if I'd choose, I'd always go for the books first. :)