Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Calendar Tuesday

It's Tuesday!

April 4th and time again for Calendar Tuesday.

First up, Life of Teddy:

Teddies Love Easter

Moving on to the Violent Veg:

Frankly It's amazing that you've made it to such a ripe old age.

and finally, the Suzy Toronto:

Never Judge A Book by Its Cover

and here is what it says:

 Never Judge A Book By Its Movie

For a true "bookie", to read or not to read, is never a question.
We love reading, and we especially love real books.


(Sure the electronic gizmos are handy, but for us aficionados, there is nothing quite so delightful as a real, honest-to-goodness page-turner.)


From the mysterious smell of a used book store and the divine call of all those unread books, to a stroll through the aisles of a "big-box heaven", we are euphorically, hopelessly helpless.
The only thing that will jolt us out of our trance is when a bystander picks up a book and declares to everyone within earshot that it is unworthy of a read, since, after all, "I've seen the movie and it's really lame."


The nerve! The audacity!
How dare they judge a book by its movie.


A book's kingdom of imagination can never be expressed by a Hollywood producer.
A book is a book, and it's meant to be read, the reader fully engaged within its bindings.
So forget about the movie and pick up the book.
Wedged between its pages is, quite simply, a lovely place to be.

 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. I haven't had much to say lately, but I DO visit.

    Cheers.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; ditto, at your's.

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  2. How dare they judge a book by it's movie.
    I doubt if my grandkids are encouraged to read
    "real" books. Actually, I often wonder if they are
    encouraged to read, at all. (by the school)

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    1. Belva; my grandchildren were encouraged to read, well, two of them anyway. Schools do still encourage reading here, although maybe not so much as in the past. It's all electronic now :(

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  3. If you read the book first you'll be disappointed by the movie. If you watch the movie first you won't be inclined to read the book.

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    1. only slightly confused; I've found that to be true too. One of my favourite books was ruined for me by the movie; after I saw it, I wasn't able to read the book again without remembering the child actor who played the main character and did it badly in my opinion. I still own the book, just can't read it. I have seen a few movies that inspired me to read the book they were based on and often enough I found the book to be better.

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  4. Violent Veg is a hoot this month!
    Suzy Toronto surely has it right. :-)

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    1. S.J.Qualls; Violent Veg is true too. I'm constantly surprised by how old apples get in my fridge, and they're still good when I finally bite into them.
      Suzy Toronto hit the nail on the head with this one.

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  5. An example of good book into bad movie: 5'7" Tom Cruise playing 6'4" jack Reacher!!

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    1. fishducky; true enough, but I found the movie to be not as bad as I expected. I even liked it enough to buy the DVD copy. I haven't yet seen the second movie and probably won't until it is on TV.

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  6. Loved the Suzy Toronto piece. So much truth in that. It's just hard to compare the benefits of reading a book as opposed to seeing the movie.

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    1. Cheryl; I appreciate movies, but reading a book allows my own imagination to get to work. A movie only shows me what the producer wants me to see. And every time I re read a book I get a different "head movie" playing.

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  7. Always read the book first. Violent Veg reminds me of our fruit bowl.

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    1. Andrew; your fruit bowl needs a clean out?
      I have seen movies that made me want to read the book behind the story, and have often found the book to be better, simply because it has more detail. A movie can only cover so much. Reading the book first can put a high expectation on the movie which may or may not live up to that expectation.

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  8. Suzy Toronto is right. So very right. And I get irritated when the smaller portion says *innocently* 'Oh, did they make a book out of that movie?'

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    1. Elephant's Child; this comment made me laugh out loud. *innocently* Ha Ha. Books are always written first.

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  9. Books, books and more books. I love books. I love the look of books. I love the smell of books...I love reading books...always have and always will. An E-book owner-reader I shall never be! :)

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    1. Lee; I love books too. If I had more space, I'd have many more books. I could probably just pile them up, but I also like the uncluttered look of open spaces. It's a real conflict within me.

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  10. .. I love books and love my e-book too.... as long as I can read I'm happy ..... books into movies don't bother me .. I don't see many movies...
    .. Veg is a bit sad looking this month .. xxxx
    . love the Teddies all ready for Easter ..
    ... Barb xxxx

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    1. Barbara; I loved my kindle when I first got it and I still read many books on it, but lately I'm wishing they were real paper books. but I can't own that many books, not if I want to eat as well and the library always wants their copies back (*~*). The Teddies are sweet.

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  11. The 3 are good.
    Many movies are only based on a book not often do they follow the book exactly.
    I'm not a reader, but get fads to read novels or whatever.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; that's the trouble with movies, the limitations of time. To follow a book exactly would mean a movie many hours longer than the norm. Imagine the cost of making one! Even then, we still only see the view the producer wants us to see. By reading the book instead, we see so much more in our imaginations. I've been a reader since I learned to read at three.

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  12. What a great three!

    I love books, you can't beat holding one in your hand and enjoying the read.

    I also love to visit book shops - those with new books and those with second hand books too.

    All the best Jan

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  13. Lowcarb team member; secondhand bookshops are great! All sorts of old treasures can be found. New books shops are good too, but I don't know which is nicer, cracking open a brand new book, or finding a well-loved old one you've been searching for.

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