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Unread 09-22-2012, 04:50 AM   #481
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Don Quixote is definitely in English, since I haven't taken Spanish since, oh, fifth grade. Le Horla is in French, though, but it's considerably shorter. I say go for it! Nothing like a good book for motivation, hey?
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I'd probably take a shot at Le Horla if I did know French, but alas, I don't. xD I was thinking about holding off on Don Quixote until the spring, if I do decide to read it in Spanish (since I have a Spanish Lit class now, I've got more than enough to read at the moment!).

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I have the first Hunger Games book in possession but am wondering if I should read it first or watch the movie first?
Definitely read it first. While I feel like the movie was pretty true to the book on the whole, there are some plot differences. Reading first will help you spot these/keep continuity, because I can think of at least one change in the movie that will mess up a pretty important relationship dynamic in the Catching Fire movie.
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Unread 09-22-2012, 10:19 AM   #482
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I have the first Hunger Games book in possession but am wondering if I should read it first or watch the movie first?

Last thing I did read (that wasn't Game of Thrones) was Ready Player One - the writing quality actually felt kinda low with slightly contrived characters, but it was a fun read and I would sqee a bit whenever I recognized any of the references. (Not too many unfortunately, they're almost all 80's and I'm more a child of the 90s)

Oh and the author realllllly likes Rush. XD
I have been forbiden to watch a movie after reading the book. Usually if it's been a few years in between I'm not so bad...but my husband wanted to strangle me in the theater when we watched Percy Jackson. At least I've never been thrown out of a theater.

The only movie that seems to be immune to the whole "they didn't do it right" sydrome that I have is the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and even then I have problems with the BBC Trillium.

Answer: Watch the movie first and be prepared for changes.
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Unread 09-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #483
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@ Yavarice: I haven't seen the Hunger Games movie but I thought the book was quite good...Usually I read books before I watch their movie adaptations, but I guess it depends on whether you get annoyed if the movie skips or changes things from the book. D:

And it's a funny coincidence since I just finished Catching Fire recently... xD
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Unread 09-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #484
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Lol Ororo - that's what I am afraid of. To be fair it's pretty impossible for someone else to recreate what you already have in your mind's eye, but damn is it ever 'disappointing' at times XD

I think I will read it first then - shouldn't take too long at least lol
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Unread 09-23-2012, 12:15 AM   #485
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Just finished the entirety of A Song of Ice and Fire for the umpteenth time (well third, to be realistic - also read the first four novels before the HBO show!! I am hipster-fantasy cool), Howl's Moving Castle (I'd say both the novel and movie are equally great and entertaining, especially with their differences) and NOW it's onto The October Country by Ray Bradbury (R.I.P.)
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Unread 09-23-2012, 12:40 AM   #486
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Currently reading The October Country by Ray Bradbury. His writing is simply inspiring and evocative, as always.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 01:02 PM   #487
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Finished City of Glass last night. Although I'd liked the Mortal Instruments series, I hadn't been all that into it, but I really enjoyed the second half of this book. I suppose I should probably read the Infernal Devices series sometime.

@ Sidhe Panther: I should probably get around to reading the Howl's Moving Castle novel...have been meaning to for years but somehow never did... xD
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Unread 09-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #488
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Finished City of Glass last night. Although I'd liked the Mortal Instruments series, I hadn't been all that into it, but I really enjoyed the second half of this book. I suppose I should probably read the Infernal Devices series sometime.

@ Sidhe Panther: I should probably get around to reading the Howl's Moving Castle novel...have been meaning to for years but somehow never did... xD
Howl's Moving Castle was a pretty great novel

Im reading "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson. Almost finished. Im hoping i can go out and buy "The Girl Who Played With Fire".
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Unread 09-23-2012, 05:54 PM   #489
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Lol Ororo - that's what I am afraid of. To be fair it's pretty impossible for someone else to recreate what you already have in your mind's eye, but damn is it ever 'disappointing' at times XD

I think I will read it first then - shouldn't take too long at least lol
I remember reading an article once about the guy who played Q from Star Trek the Next Generation. He had read Jules Vernes Jounrey to the Center of the Earth and then saw the movie. The management didn't like this kid jumping up and down shouting, "That's not how it's suppose to go. None of this is in the book..", or something similar. They kicked him out.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #490
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Working on Don Quixote, but put that on hold because I just got A Casual Vacancy!
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Unread 09-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #491
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Just started reading The Hunger Games finally. I liked the movie, but never got around to reading it until now. Liking it so far
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Unread 09-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #492
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I read What Happened to Goodbye. Pretty good, I suppose, though not sure if it would be my favorite book by Sarah Dessen.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:16 AM   #493
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I'm reading Tales from the Unexpected by Roald Dahl. I don't know Howl's Moving Castle was a novel before! I really love the movie, so I will look for the book.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 08:30 AM   #494
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During Jury Duty, I got through "Alpha" by Greg Rucka, "How to Archer" by Sterling Archer, and the first Dark Tower novel by Steven King. All were good, now starting up the complete works of Lovecraft.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #495
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