Ravenclaw's are known for wit, wisdom, intelligence, creativity and they enjoy learning. I thought it appropriate to be surrounded by books for this shoot. The Ravenclaw colors are blue and silver, although in the book they are blue and bronze. I went with the movie version of their colors since I don't really have any bronze-colored clothing.
I didn't end up buying too many books. I got a couple of vampire stories for my mom, and I got myself Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I had been reading Carrie, and I just finished it the other day. It was very good. I think one of thing that makes books better than movies is the fact that you get to be inside the characters' heads rather than just watching their actions and hearing their dialogue. It's a whole other world to hear the thought processes of characters. It's more detailed and gives you a more rounded view of their personalities. I'm now reading The Haunting of Hill House since I'm on this horror fix lately. Speaking of horror/spookiness...there was this awesome black cat that was super friendly and awesome in the horror section!
|Dress: Coincidence & Chance via Urban Outfitters//Blazer: H&M//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: Mudd//Belt: Forever 21|
I am one of those people who still buys actual books and doesn't really like the idea of eBooks. I like to feel and smell the pages, open and close it, and have actual printed words in front of me. Having a digital copy just isn't the same, no matter how convenient it is. I don't really tend to carry around my whole library with me, anyway, and if I'm reading something I'm usually only reading one thing so it's not too hard to just carry one book around with me. I doubt that books will be entirely replaced with digital copies, at least not any time soon. And even then, I will still probably hunt down actual books. That's half the fun...going to used book stores and hunting through the stacks and shelves to find something interesting or finding that book that you always wanted to read. It's exactly like thrifting, which is probably why a lot of thrift stores have books.
I understand that not everyone is a huge fan of reading, but there is so much more to be taken away from stories that is found in books and not the movies. You are getting the original story instead of a copy told by someone else. You are getting the full characters and the full story, and not just bits and pieces. There are a ton of things that happen in the books that either aren't included in the movie or can't be included because they are internal struggles within the characters. There's a lot more to be taken away and I always recommend that people read the books that the movies they love came from because there's nothing like it!