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Books vs movies: the ultimate showdown (chart)

Which is better - the book or the movie?

“Never judge a book by its movie” is a famous quote circulating around the web all the time. The book might appear worse than it is in reality.

Here is a proof. The team from Love Reading has published an infographic that puts into one chart average ratings of almost 60 Hollywood movies and the books they were based on.

In general, the books score better, but there are some exceptions: The Social Network, Slumdog Millionaire, or Atonement.

Also, The Lord of the Rings, an Oscar-winning movie by Peter Jackson, was rated higher (although by a tiny bit) than J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel.

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Books vs movies - the ultimate showdown #chart

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Gifts for modern bookworms in 2023

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.

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Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This unique, intensive, pseudo-marbling composition notebook pattern with a preworn label is available on the latest iPhone cases in several colors, including green, brown, and purple.


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Innovative reading light

Compact and innovative reading light

From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.


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Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.


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