Why I Prefer Books to Movies
I am less and less motivated to write anything serious these days, and that is probably because I have to give up my book reading to write. I'm probably reading at least five full-length books a week. I finished The Appeal by John Grisham yesterday, as well as Dead Man's Island by Carolyn G. Hart. Today I started Gray Mountain by Grisham, but haven't gotten far yet because we went to see The War Room this afternoon. I also had to get tonight's blog done.
I was reminded once again why I don't like to see movies in theaters. I don't like being bombarded with previews of movies I would never choose to see. The War Room is a Christian movie about the power of prayer in healing relationships and families. The previews that preceded it were deemed to be suitable for Christian audiences, but I still had to cover my eyes. I am just overly sensitive to violence and trauma. There are very few movies without that. So I would rather read. In a book you can skip parts you don't want to read. You don't have music leading you to a more frightened state of mind as you anticipate violence. I don't like to spend money to be scared or stressed emotionally. I would rather laugh. There is stress enough in the real world for me, and I can get it free on the news casts.
How about you? What kind of movies do you like? Would you rather watch or read?
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