Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reading the book first

For ages I have been stubborn about reading a book before watching the movie based on it. In fact, I refused to see The Fellowship of the Ring in theaters because I was (mistakenly) under the impression that it covered more than the first book, and insisted on reading all of The Lord of the Rings before watching The Fellowship of the Ring.

Because I have been a long time fan of reading the book first, I was delighted to learn about ReadIt1st, at http://www.readit1st.com/.

ReadIt1st was thought up by the awesome Hank Green, and on the homepage are two possible pledges. One reads:

I, [first name] [last name], RESIDING AT [email address], DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR TO READ THE BOOK BEFORE I SEE THE MOVIE WHENEVER HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

The other one reads:

I, [first name] [last name], RESIDING AT [email address], WILL READ THE BOOK WHENEVER I PLEASE, BUT WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT NEW MOVIES ARE BASED ON BOOKS.

Believe it or not, I took the second pledge. After all, I can always take the first pledge later, right? And it's already something I do, right?

If you sign the pledge you have the option of signing up for a newsletter which will talk about upcoming movies based on books.

If you are interested in how ReadIt1st came about, check out this vlog video:

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