Written by Ms.AlwarJanuary 16, 2015 #9 : The Bibliophilic Optimist Hahaha! So true! 🙂 whenever I read, I feel so rejuvenated! 🙂 and Books are always better! 🙂 now I’m reading “The God of Small Things” by Arundhathi Roy, what about you guys? Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 35 thoughts on “#9 : The Bibliophilic Optimist” I miss reading bancroft brothers by Suzanne enouch;-) bestttt BOOKS LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I haven’t read … What’s the theme? :l LikeLike Reply Romance :p LikeLiked by 1 person Hahah nice! 🙂 🙂 LikeLike Yeah I think historical romances are way better then the utterly sordid contemporaries 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person That’s true! I’d take pride and prejudice over twilight anytime… Every time! 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person I haven’t read Jane now I think I have to read after every single being is enamored by this book though Keira Knightley totally shattered my thrill of reading this book -__- LikeLiked by 1 person The movie is yuk! I hated it…. Mr.Darcy is so much better in my imagination! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person really.. i ll watch it LikeLiked by 1 person Sure! Looking forward to your post about it. 🙂 LikeLike I want to read them again n no doubt.. They help you get insouciant B-) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Exactly! 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So true!! Reading “Pride & Prejudice”. One of my friend is also reading the same book as you. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Oh! That’s nice! 🙂 🙂 Hw do u like pride and pejudice so far? 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So far?:D Have read just 15 pages.. But it’s good and gives the feeling of being written 200+ years back 🙂 Till now great 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person The Sugar Queen and The Cracker Queen…I recommend both. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Awesome! 🙂 well read it soon LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Just finished Divergent. Will be going for the next one soon 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! 🙂 Good luck! 🙂 🙂 LikeLike Reply I just finished Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford. Laughed my way through it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s great! 🙂 🙂 LikeLike Reply Hi! Great! I’ve been reading ‘The dark room’ by R.K Narayan 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s nice! 🙂 🙂 LikeLike Reply For the most part, film is so unfulfilling. Gone are the days of artistic filmmakers the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese. While the old-school auteur still remains, he currently fades into twilight. Once all are gone, we are left with one-dimensional computer-jockeys whose films are made for quick pops and cheap thrills without much substance. Blockbusters and raunchy comedies rule the current and future positions of the film industry. Hopefully, with the comeback being made by reading, there will be a societal demand for some culture in films, once again, and people will grow tired of men in tights and capes and two guys running around cussing and talking about sex, and we will get some real movies, once again. That’s not to say that I don’t have an appreciation for some of today’s comic book and comedic films, I would just like the variety we once had, and have some movies made for the sake of artistry and drama, too. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I agree! Movies have just become so boring. Its all stereotypical and run of the mill. We do have some rare movies that are extremely satisfying to watch but that’s what they are – rare. I feel that books give more work to my mind, creativity is aroused. When I read a book, I imagine the characters’ faces, the setting, the scenery, everything. I believe that a single book is experienced differently by different people. I’ve heard a lot of my friends say that movies are way better because you get this visual aid that’s impossible in books. But to me, it’s just the opposite. Like before I watched pride and prejudice ( lame example, I know. I hate the movie), I had such a wonderful picture of Mr.Darcy in my head and now, its all spoilt! I do love watching a few movies now and then but to me, books are always better. 🙂 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No one in movies takes chances anymore. That’s the problem. It’s the same tales as before, each time. I don’t think that movies are better, at all. Rarely, you may find a film that lives up to the book; even more rarely than that, you may find a movie that improves upon the book. I think people like films better because they don’t have to use their minds. The problem with the supposed visual aid you get with movies, most of the time, is that the filmmakers sacrifice quality for the something that just looks cool. If told well, I can easily see what I read. And like you said, books are seen differently by different people. I personally like a book that’s not overly descriptive about a person or environment because I want to be able to create some details of my own. That’s the fun of reading. Plus, you get a lot more character development with reading because you get to encounter unspoken emotions that are rarely conveyed on the screen. You also get to sometimes enjoy the beauty of words and how they can be used to create mental magic. LikeLiked by 1 person True. I remember my ecstasy when I read Maxim Gorky’s “Mother”, I dont think that magic can be translated into a movie no matter how popular the director is or how skilled the cast is. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person A lot of things just don’t adapt to the screen well. Many are better left in books. LikeLiked by 1 person True 🙂 🙂 LikeLike My friends never read… well maybe one or two. 😥 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Same here! Im surprised if I met someone who has read even a few of the books I have… I understand ur pain 😦 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Just finishing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ then on to ‘The Solitaire Mystery’. Also just coming to the end of ‘The Good Muslim’ – which is superb! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s awesome 🙂 🙂 how’s The Good Muslim? Who’s it by? LikeLike Reply It’s by Tahmima Anam and is the sequel to A Golden Age – both books deal with the War of Independence in Bangladesh 1971. Brilliant books which really get to the heart of what life was like during and after the war. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Ohh… Amazing 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.