There is one thing I have noticed about myself. It seems that when a movie comes out made after a book, even if it is a book I had wanted to read prior to the movie, if I see the movie first I end up stalling when it comes to reading the book and never quite get around to it.
This is what happend to me with The Girl With the Peral Earing I first saw this book before I new anything about the movie, and wanted to read it, but at the time I was unable to get it, and than by the time I could aquire a copy of the book, the movie was already coming out.
I did not want to wait to see the movie, but did not have time to get the book finnished in time, so I ended up seeing the movie first, and sense than the book has just been siting on my shelf, and though I often think to myself that I shoudl read it, and I still want to, whenever it comes time to choosing a new book to read, I pass that one up for something else and always put it off.
Or, what happend to me with Gangs of New York I did not know about the book untill the movie came out, and I saw the movie and really liked it and that made me want to read the book but than when I got the book again becasue I had seen the movie I end up stalling on reading it and just let it sit there on the shelf.
Also sometimes I will see a moive like Prefume and after seeing the movie, I will be interested in the book, yet whenever I happen to see the book at the store I debate about getting it and up deciding not to in the end.
And I know the books are always different than the movies are, and are so much more envolved, but I just have this mental block about reading a book after I have seen the movie.
So I was just currious how does seeing a movie prior to reading the book affect your reading habbits?