Books Versus Movies

Lately I’ve read quite a lot of books:

Whilst reading, I noticed I wanted nothing but to read, almost obsessively. It was my way of checking out of life, and checking into an alternate reality. I used to do this with movies: rent a bunch of them, and watch one every night, turning off my phone and disconnecting from everyone to decompress. After reading my last book, I decided to rent a movie (I had an unused coupon about to expire). So, I watched it by myself, and noticed the same thing happen. A sensation of comfort snuck up on me.

Is my life really so bad that I need to decompress with a book or a movie? Perhaps others’ lives are harder. I don’t know. Sometimes I feel like I am overwhelmed and overstimulated with my own life and concerns that it is nice to bliss out on a story having nothing to do with me. The trick for me is to not get too caught up in it.

Posted: October 4th, 2006
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Comments: 2 Comments.
Comment from me - 5 Oct ’06 at 10:38 pm

So…did you like the movie?

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 6 Oct ’06 at 12:00 am

It was alright. Definitely better than its sequel, although I now want to see that to give the first one a sense of completion.