Monday, May 12, 2014

Musing Monday

MUSING MONDAYS is a weekly event where MizB asks us to muse about questions posted HERE.
Dani's topic choice: Describe one of your reading habits.
I am a skimmer. I know, some consider it a bad thing, especially the author but I really enjoy some books more when I skim. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t do it to all books, just the not-so-fantastic ones. Not all books grip my every-reading-attention-span so I skim and it makes the story so much more thrilling, faster, and spellbinding!
Jax's topic choice:  Something else pertaining to books.
My hubby and I sat down to watch a movie on Netflix. When we were trying to choose what to view, I dozed off, because I was so tired from the long week I'd had. I remember him asking if The Road was okay for us to see, and I nodded.... but when I woke up fifteen minutes into the movie, I was like "No!" in my head. I'd wanted to read the book first, but it was too late. I didn't tell him, because I didn't want him to feel bad, so I watched the rest and really liked it, but now when I read the book, Viggo will be who I envision...which is totally fine because, hello, it's Viggo. But sometimes, I want to envision my own image when reading books.
Do any of you like to read a book before the movie? Or do you like to watch the movie, then read the book?
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  1. I tend to skim when a book includes a lot of description. Sometimes I just want to get to the action, and the author is taking five pages to tell us what a tree looked like.

    I usually read the book before I see the movie, and then run into the opposite problem--the actors chosen by the directors don't match the
    Movie" in my head!

  2. If I read the book first I usually don't like the movie. I skim some books too. It does not take away from the books I choose to skim.

  3. I skim chapters or scenes with too much flowery description. I'm more of a meat and potatoes type of reader. :)


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