March is Read Across America. How are you committing to literacy this month?
How many of you have read a book that’s story becomes so engrossing that you cannot put it down? As you turn page after page; your character evolves in a way you never expected. A great book can magically transform you to a period, place or time that can take your imagination for the ride of it’s life.
Then they announce the movie release for your beloved book. You wait with baited breath. You arrive at the theater an hour early to get good seats. You have your popcorn, your soda, and a box of your favorite candy. You are ready. The lights dim and the movie begins. You watch and compare every twist and turn. Lights go on and you realize the story is nothing like you imagined. You leave the theater feeling a bit disappointed.
The book is always better than the movie is a phrase many utter after watching the movie. Why? Because your imagination creates beautiful imagery that cannot be replicated on a large screen. It can come close and it can even be enjoyable, but it simply does not compare.
Here’s an idea for March reading month. Commit to reading books that become movies and then plan to watch them and compare. Go to http://readit1st.com and make the pledge today.