Discussion: The Benefits of Book Adaptations

Book adaptations have taken Hollywood by storm recently. From well-loved classics to comic book blockbusters, and Young Adult coming of age stories, books are a crutial source for the entertainment industry. With Netflix buying the rights to 50 literary projects we can expect a lot more adaptations in the near future. Now, while some may complain about the sheer number of book adaptations in the making, you cannot deny the impact they’ve had on the industry. In most cases, the books are always better, and some films should not be called adaptations – Percy Jackson – but there are so many reasons as to why we shouldn’t shun book adaptations. Here are some of the benefits that come from book adaptations.

1. A Wider Audience

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The fact is, book adaptations are going to appeal to the masses and that’s not a bad thing because while the book adaptation draws readers to the film, the film simultaneously introduces non-readers to the book. With every book adaptation, the film takes its concept from the source material, but given the time restraint given to films, elements of the book won’t make it to the screen. Therefore, characters or themes movie-goers feel are cast aside have the chance to gain a deeper insight into those elements through reading the book. Of course, that is not always the case, but book adaptations are additional publicity for the book, especially if its an adaptation of a lesser known book. There are also multiple ways to promote the book alongside the film with tie-in covers or special editions being released, satisfying both the movie-goers and the readers.
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Discussion: Mood Reading Influences

It is known that I am a mood reader. This means that my reading habits are centered around my mood. It means that most of the time I spend more time choosing which book I read that I do reading. Sounds frustrating, right? This discussion will spotlight some of the influences that impact my mood reading tendencies.

1. Overwhelming TBR

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As a reader, you are constantly adding more books to your tbr list. However, the danger of owning so many unread books is that there is so much variety to choose from that you just don’t know where to start. Furthermore, when you actually sit down and take stock of what you own, you realise just how big the pile is and wonder how can you possibly get through all of these books.ย  Continue reading

Discussion: Why I Haven’t Read an Audiobook.

Audiobooks have definitely taken off in recent years. People have found audiobooks to be an incredibly immersive reading experience. It’s especially beneficial if you have poor eyesight or are embarking on a long journey. Audiobooks are also a brilliant way of encouraging non-readers to read as it provides an alternative option to read. However, I have never read an audiobook and this post will explain why that is.

1. Easily Distracted

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Discussion: Dissecting my Reading Slump

As most of you know, 2018 put me in a terrible reading slump where, instead of my usual 30 books, I read only 11. Now, numbers should never define your place as a reader, but the stark contrast between 2017 and 2018 was staggering. With some reflection, I have been able to pinpoint some of the influences of this reading slump.


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Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Series

Book series seems to divide readers these days. Some love them, other’s don’t and there are plenty of reasons to support the case for and against a book series. In this discussion, we’ll look at some of the circumstances that may influence a reader’s views on a book series.


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Discussion: Pros and Cons of E-readers

This debate has been covered in every possible way by now, but what harm can one more post about E-readers be? I’ve only been an owner of an E-reader for just over a year now, and I feel like now that I use one I can actually experience the pros and cons of these devices myself.


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Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Binge Watching

Binge-watching is the most common pastime nowadays. With the rise in popularity of Netflix and Amazon Prime, TV Shows and films are instantaneously accessible to everyone. Now, I have binge-watched in the past and it’s a great way to unwind. However, there are also some downsides to this binge-watching culture we’ve developed. Here is a summary of some of the pros and cons of binge-watching.


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