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Books or Movies?

Book vs MovieBooks are inspirations in many fields and movie business is one of the most lucrative one. The profit, though, is visible for both parties as book industry experiences massive book sale boost thanks to movie marketing. 

 

With movie release sale of The Hunger Games book series doubled and for Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert the amount of sold books during one week reached the same number as in the whole year when the book was first published. Recent Oscar nominees adaptations have also experienced book sale increase - books that inspired Oscar movies are shelved at BookLikes Oscar Nominated Books shelf

 

Does it need to be a big screen? No. One of the most spectacular example of it is Geroge R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series which first part of the book A Game of Thrones was first published 16 years ago and was rediscovered by readers thanks to TV adaptation. Classic novels by Charles Dickens also gained massive attention and book sale boost thanks to new Great Expectations small screen version.

 

It is know that books are way better than movies, right? So let's read before watching. Here’s a hint for you what to read during fall and winter with Book To Movie Calendar of books that aren't put on a shelf but on a big screen:

 

   October 2012 

         Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Cloud Atlas by  David Mitchell   Paperboy by Pete Dexter Cross by James Patterson

    November 2012 

         Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Les Miserables by Victor Hugo  Life of Pi by Yann Martel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

   December 2012

         The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien On the road by Jack Kerouc  One Shot by Lee Child   

 
So what's your next read?