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The Book or the Movie? 8 Lenses That Will Help You Decide

When it comes to entertainment, do you prefer reading or watching?

We asked lensmasters to think about books that were turned into movies, or vice versa, and to share their opinion about which was better, the movie or the book?

Here’s 8 of our favorite lenses that were turned in for that quest.  Enjoy.

The Color Purple

1. The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a wonderful book which is easy to read. It is written in a colloquial style. This is what I found so appealing about the novel. Set in Georgia in the early 1900s, it portrays a very shady time in American history. This is a profound pie…

Insidious Chapter 2: A Bone Chilling Horror Flick!

2. Insidious Chapter 2: A Bone Chilling Horror Flick!

Insidious: Chapter 2 picks up where the first movie left off, and will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing straight up. In this horror sequel an innocent family is yet again plagued by forces of the darkness, from a place better known as The F…

Austenland Movie Review

3. Austenland Movie Review

Visit Jane Austen’s World Via The Movie AustenlandThe movie version of the book Austenland by Shannon Hale was released on August 16, 2013. I really enjoyed the book so I was anxious to see the movie but, alas, the movie turned out to be somewhat limi…

High Crimes, The Book or The Movie?

4. High Crimes, The Book or The Movie?

I just finished reading the book High Crimes, by Joseph Finder. It was an easy choice for me since reading my first book by Joseph Finder called Vanished. It wasn’t until I downloaded it that I connected the book to the movie. The Movie High Crimes, t…

Book or Film? 'The Ghost' by Robert Harris

5. Book or Film? ‘The Ghost’ by Robert Harris

The film version of ‘The Ghost’, starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan (and retitled ‘The Ghost Writer’), is a pretty faithful rendering of the story told in the novel; but – if you’ll pardon the pun – it can only produce a sha…

The Story Is What Is Important Here - The Princess Bride

6. The Story Is What Is Important Here – The Princess Bride

This is the exact copy of the book from when I read it. I remember reading this book in Junior High. I’m not sure if it was an assignment or not, just that I really enjoyed it! The story is about LOVE, true love. There are many plot turns and it shoul…

My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead from the Green Grass of Wyoming

7. My Friend Flicka and Thunderhead from the Green Grass of Wyoming

From the green grass of Wyoming arose the wild ‘little girl’ who would become boy Ken McLaughlin’s- My Friend Flicka- a horse that would one day follow him everywhere he whistled for her to, much like a dog. The filly Flicka would serve to f…

Number One Prehistoric Saga - Clan of the Cave Bear Introduces an Inspirational Heroine

8. Number One Prehistoric Saga – Clan of the Cave Bear Introduces an Inspirational Heroine

Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear is one of my all time favorite books. I must have read this book at least seven times. It is the first book in the beloved series, Earth’s Children. Come with me as we explore why this book is so very good. Actua…

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/james25882 james25882

    I prefer watching…..because I’m lazy lol

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Treasures-By-Brenda Treasures-By-Brenda

    Thanks for sharing my review here. I waited a long time after reading the book to see the movie…and I wasn’t disappointed.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Hairdresser007 Hairdresser007

    OMG! How exciting. Mine made it to the list!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ruthi Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Delighted to have My Friend Flicka grazing here with the best of books turned movies!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/harrybarack harrybarack
  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/stelawn stelawn

    Depends on mood..I like reading but if the subject is complicated then i prefer movie. It makes easy to get it.

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aswahayah aswahayah

    thanks for sharing .i prefer watching than reading

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