The summer box office is always full of thrilling action movies. But who wants to go to the movies on sunny summer day? Here are five reasons why you should choose a book instead of a feature film.
1. YOU GET TO BE OUTSIDE
We all need vitamin D. Otherwise, how can we grow big and strong? No one wants to be a misshapen, hunched over or pale person. Enjoy the sun and the warm temperatures, because summer doesn't last forever.
2. MOVIE TICKETS ARE SO EXPENSIVE, AND THE SNACKS ARE EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE
In New York City, you can pay $15-20 to sit in a musty theater for a few hours while coughing up $10 on concessions, aka empty calories!. Why waste your hard earned money on watching an abnormally large gladiator try to slice-and-dice an animated space creature? Instead, you could read about a subterranean civilization on the brink of a claustrophobic collapse for much less, and read it over and over again for free!
3. YOU CAN'T MEET A REAL LIFE HERO IN A DARK THEATER
Imagine sitting on a park bench, engulfed in a story of a dazzling princess who is stolen and lost in the woods. Then, a handsome guy walking a dog sits down next to you. Noticing them glancing over your shoulder, you decide to explain about the princess's heroic strength, and then, you get lost in each other's eyes. Too bad there's a no talking rule in movie theaters...and it's pitch black.
4. MOVIE THEATERS ARE EITHER TOO HOT OR TOO COLD
If it's too hot outside, you can read in the comfort of your air conditioned bedroom or in front of a fan. On a warm breezy day, you should be enjoying a great adventure novel outside by a lake or your best friend's beach club. Climate control is never an issue for readers. Let's face it, movie theaters are either blasting AC and you didn't remember to wear your winter jacket (because it's August and it's in storage), or the theater doesnt have any form of air conditioning (let alone ventilation) and you are sweating bullets. Either way — chances are you're having trouble concentrating on the movie.
5. READING IS JUST BETTER THAN WATCHING A MOVIE
Why leave it up to a director to cast a hollywood actor to portray a character that you can just as easily create for yourself? (Your version is probably better, too.) Reading allows the imagination to soar far beyond the magnitude of special effects. And doesn't everyone always say, "the movie was good...but I liked the book so much better?"
So what are you waiting for? Browse some blockbuster-worthy books.