Are you tired of flashy scenes and showy special effects of movies? Do you still remember the enjoyment of reading books in midnight with a cup of hot coffee and an enquiring mind? As technology develops, movies seem to be increasingly popular among people from all walks of life. However, reading fiction books is still more enjoyable than watching movies, since it involves readers’ imagination, describes figures’ feelings and thoughts and allows readers to enjoy it on various occasions. First, while movies display all the scenes and actions in form of images, books provide readers a wild space to imagine, which is based on the readers’ preference and aesthetic sensibilities. As the saying goes, there are a thousand Hamlets in a thousand people’s eyes. Hence, fix images cannot satisfy all the audience. For instance, when I read Alice in Wonderland, I had a set of imagination in my mind which could even change according to my mood. But after I saw the movie of the same name, I felt that the images were confined. What’s more, I was disappointed by the appearance of the Alice. Thus, the pleasure reduced.
Description of emotional states and changes is also an important factor. Thoughts and feelings can help readers to understand some behaviours of figures. Sometimes they themselves are the highlight of a story. Nonetheless, they are usually too profound and subtle to be expressed by expressions and body language. Thus, a description in words is a dispensable part of a story. In this perspective, books are more capable to describe what is happening in one’s mind than movies are, which makes them more intelligible and attractive.
Finally, reading books is much more convenient than watching movies. You can enter the amazing imaginary worlds created by books when you are on a bus or a train, when you are waiting in line and when you are in a classroom and get tired of doing exercises. On the contrary, watching movies requires relatively strict conditions. The best viewing experience can only be gained in a movie theatre with a big screen and equipment for special effects. Although some individuals do not pursue the best effect, they still need a computer or a TV to watch movies.
Even if there are some mobile electronic devices which can play videos, such as MP4 players and cellphones, their miniature screens make it uninteresting to watch movies and you need to prepare batteries for them. Therefore, although movies are popular, reading books is still more enjoyable. So use your imagination, savour the description of thoughts and feelings, and enjoy
the pleasure of reading kooks whenever and wherever you like.