Why go to the movies when you can read one instead?
For the sake of comparison, consider:
Going to the movies:
- The national average for movie tickets is going on $8.
- Youâ€™ll watch about 30 minutes of previews and 2 hours of entertainment.
- You can buy really expensive snacks or feel immoral for sneaking them in.
Reading a book:
- Books offer hours and days of enjoyment!
- Theyâ€™re free for checkout at the library!
- You can read them over and over!
- You can read them anywhere, not just in a dark room with soda and popcorn all over the floor.
- This holiday season, you can read them at home while youâ€™re trying to avoid interaction with extended family members.
- We can’t guarantee it, but there probably won’t be anyone kicking your chair while you read.
So, what are you waiting for? The library is open this week. Come check out a movie you can read (we also call them books). Here are some of our movies in book form:
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Scott Pilgrim (comic book) by Bryan Lee Oâ€™Malley
True Grit by Charles Portis
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
(Did you notice that we didn’t mention the Ilighttway series? Oh… until now. Oops.)
Of course, we donâ€™t have anything against watching movie-movies if thatâ€™s what you prefer. Check out some of our newest DVDs here.