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Books is a topic that I love, although thanks to the internet I read a lot less than I once did.

My favourite books are Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Captain Correlis Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. I guess when I think about it they have similar themes of love in difficult times. Wuthering Heights I've loved since I first read it for A level English literature (18 years old exams), but with Captain Correlli I saw the film first, which I also like. Maybe as I saw it first. The book is similar to the film, although like with most adaptations quite a bit is missed out.

In the debate of books and film adaptations which is better, it usually for me depends on the story. I usually prefer to see the film first though as then I'm not comparing it to the book. As an aside I've never seen a film version of Wuthering Heights that I really like.

Nowadays I have quite broad reading tastes, apart from for Horror books, I'm not keen on them.

Currently I'm reading a book called The Quest by Wilbur Smith. It's set in ancient Egypt, and is about a wise man whose going to battle a witch. It's good, but it's taking me ages to read it. Partly as I'm distracted by the computer, but also while it's good I don't think I find it absorbing enough.

I seem to go through times when I like different styles of books, and lately my favourite has been historical novels, I've read and enjoyed quite a few by Phillippa Gregory and also like Alison Weir. I also like sci fi and fantasy, one of my favourites is Terry Brooks, but I always seem to be waiting for the next part in the series.

As you can hopefully tell books and reading are something I love, and I really should do more reading, apart from anything i've got about 20 books in my pile.

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RonElFran wrote on April 24, 2015, 1:59 PM

I'm the opposite of you in that I prefer to read the book before seeing the film. Usually films have to compress and truncate the story simply because of time. I enjoy watching and film more if I already know the whole story from the book.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on April 24, 2015, 2:39 PM

I can see that view as well as films are much shorter, and it gives you more of an in depth view.

iwrite28 wrote on April 25, 2015, 3:24 AM

Wuthering Heights is one of my all-time favorites too.

valmnz wrote on April 26, 2015, 4:06 PM

I love reading too and lately I've been making the effort to be on the computer less, in order to read more.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:46 PM

I think that's what I need to do, or I'll never finish my book pile.