Turn your TV off. Now go pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read for the last 10 months.
A year ago I bought a book by Bernard Cornwell called THE LAST KINGDOM. I had read some other books of his in the past, but never looked more into his work. So, I bought the book, read a few chapters, and put it down where it collected dust for the next year. It’s not that it wasn’t a good book, I just felt too busy and would prefer to shut my brain off and stare at a TV in my spare time rather than read a book.
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Two months ago I saw the book laying on my desk and decided to give it another go. Since then I have read the first 5 books in the 9 book series. Here’s the catch, there is a remake of the series on Netflix. But what I’ve learned is that books are almost always better than the movies/TV shows.
After reading the first few books I actually tried to watch the TV show on Netflix. I struggled to get through the first episode then quit entirely 5 minutes into the second one. The TV show misses big events in the books, it changes character’s names, and the actors look nothing like the descriptions in the books. This is when I realized that my imagination is what makes me love the books.
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Books keep our imagination alive as we grow up. We go from playing with action figures or dolls, to sitting down and reading a good book. Both of these activities allow you to use your brain and picture things for yourself. It’s a nice change from having a screen do everything for you. If you don’t believe me then turn your TV off, go pick up a book and try it for yourself.
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Do you think books or movies/TV shows are better? Or maybe you think each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Either way let me know what you think about the topic.
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