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Movies! (in print)

by Ginger Williams on December 13, 2011 in Odum Library

Why go to the movies when you can read one instead?

Courtesy of Zach Weiner @ Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

For the sake of comparison, consider:

Going to the movies:

  • The national average for movie tickets is going on $8.
  • You’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!
  • They’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 you’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 O’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 don’t have anything against watching movie-movies if that’s what you prefer. Check out some of our newest DVDs here.




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