Gift Guide: Books and their Movie Counterparts, pt. 2
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part two: a few male authors
Part Two of this gift guide focuses on books written by JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Charles Dickens, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, along with their movie counterparts. If you buy [from Amazon] today, you could still get these gifts in time for Christmas!
» Don’t miss Part One (highlighting female authors: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Louisa May Alcott).
Some people are avid about “read it before you watch it” — but if watching it first inspires someone to read it after — I’m all for it. Classics (and books over 200 pages) can be daunting. So, maybe starting off with a two (or three) hour movie will encourage you to finally read the words that inspired the film.
A perfect example is Lord of the Rings. I remember washing my hands in the theatre bathroom after watching Fellowship of the Ring on opening day. I overheard a girl exclaiming to her mom that she couldn’t believe they let the movie end like that — how could they?? How could she possibly wait an entire year to find out what happened next? Her mom calmly replied that she could read the books. I smiled. I actually think those films encouraged a lot of people to finally read the books. Brilliant.
- The Hobbit
- Lord of the Rings
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes stories
- Books: Paperback or Hardback
All these links lead to Amazon. Remember, buy now and you could still get these gifts in time for Christmas!
more gift guides
» Books & their Movies [Part One] (highlighting female authors: Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and Louisa May Alcott)