Here is today’s confession: Sometimes I’ll only read a book because I know the book is being adapted into a movie or television show.
These are just a few examples of books I’ve read because on an adaptation. Either upcoming, or already been aired/premièred. Let me tell you a not-so-secret about me:
I love book adaptations.
Oh, all right. So perhaps most of them aren’t as good as the books . . . but there’s something exciting about a story literally coming to life in front of you, don’t you think? I certainty do! I also have this need to always read the book before watching the adaptation — I can never, ever bring myself to watch the adaptation then read the book. That’s just wrong! Then I start comparing the movie to the book, instead of the book to the movie. (Or the other way around? Now I’m just confusing myself.) If there’s an adaptation of a book I’ve read — then most likely I’ve watched it! (Uh, with the exception of Eragon. I was warned to stay away from this movie, although I am curious…)
See, the only reason I even read A Game of Thrones was because how people absolutely raved about HBO’s adaptation of it. Do naturally, I was curious about the show, but told myself sternly that I couldn’t watch the show until I’d read the books. Turns out, reading the books first was the right thing to do because they’re amazing. (It also helped that there were dragons in it. For me, dragons = automatic read. Hehe.)
Also, this is my current read. (Note: link takes you to my Facebook Page. You should totally “like” it.) This is never something I would pick up if it weren’t for a) the hype surrounding it, and b) there’s an upcoming adaptation of it. Whether I’ll like it is another matter altogether . . . but I’m reading it because I would like to watch the television show when it airs.