Why Read?

20 Oct

I was having a conversation with someone this morning and got really really incensed. I was actually insulted by the ignorance of what was being said. Asked what I was doing I told them that I was reading the 6th Harry Potter book, again. To my utter dismay and shock I got a reply along the lines of “Why bother there’s a film coming out for that soon”

Surely anyone that has ever picked up a book, read and article or even seen a newspaper know that there is nothing more powerful and influential than the written word. Surely people understand that a book is so much more involved and exciting. It lets you delve into a whole new world, where your imagination can go wild. Where as film’s are their primarily to make money. They have limits on how long they can be and as such can never contain the twists, turns, plot lines and intrigue that books can. With amazing character buildup, so much so that you almost know the characters personally. Every thought, every whim, every desire in their hearts and minds is open to you and there is nothing stronger and more exciting and fun then that.

Plus, Harry Potter is a good fun story.

EDIT: A post in response to this blog. Judge for yourselfs http://thoughtblender.wordpress.com/2008/10/21/rather-watch-movie-than-read/


7 Responses to “Why Read?”

  1. thepomegranateblog 21 October, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    Yeah… Harry Potter is a great book! The movie could never recreate the magic that Jk Rowlings words do. Although it’s always fun watching the movie after to see how they portrayed it… I hate it when I’ve watched a movie before reading the book… Then it’s ruined for me! If I read first and imagine and then watch… I’m happy 😉

  2. Miss Willow 21 October, 2008 at 3:01 pm #

    Urgh, only people that don’t read would ask such a foolish question.

    There isn’t enough time in a film to include everything in the book, it would be about 6 hours long. Plus as you have both said, no film could truly capture Rowling’s work of art on screen.
    It’s simply impossible.

    I love the films, but they could never live up to the books!

    I love a good book……

  3. vajih bukhari 21 October, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    Alright you geeks fine books capture all the magic whatever that is.. I will stick to movie OK!

  4. Miss Willow 22 October, 2008 at 12:38 am #

    Ha h, Lazy 😉

  5. vajih bukhari 22 October, 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    that im proud to be

  6. Miss Willow 22 October, 2008 at 3:57 pm #

    Good for you, we should all be lazy lol.

  7. vajih bukhari 25 October, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    i want to start a lazy comunity. A nation called lazy blubgers living in a land called ‘lazyville’. hahahaha

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