The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
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This Week’s Question
Do you watch film adaptations of books before reading them? (Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
Ideally, I prefer to read a book before I watch the film (or TV) adaptations. I like to know the full story beforehand, which in my opinion makes it easier to understand what’s going on in the adaptation. For example, while I enjoyed watching the Shadow and Bone adaptation, I felt that some aspects weren’t explained very well; there were times when my husband, who hasn’t read the books, was a little confused about what was going on.
However, if I know I’ll probably never read the book, then I’m ok with watching the adaptation first. I have made some exceptions, though, most recently The Witcher. I do have long term plans to read those books eventually, but it’ll be a while before I can get to them. So I’m ok with compromise. It will be interesting to finally see the deviations the show took versus the source material.