We are all travelers on this earth and keep travelling until we reach our destinations. We travel to the places that we would like to adore and explore, the same thing I did. I love books and movies as well as enjoy reading and watching them but with the daily grind it is very difficult to schedule it. The books and film club gave me that opportunity. During the sessions, we were engrossed in the books and explored them at length. I felt I was in a trans and an altogether different world. Moreover, when we reflected on our reading books or movie watching as a group I got several perspectives which I would have missed otherwise. Here I want to quote Elizabeth Scott -“I love that moment when you open one and sink into it, you can escape from the world into a story that`s way more interesting than yours will ever be”
The participants of book and film club have explored different genres of books and movies. We all got to share our ideas and that worked well as we all owned up to it. I also liked that everyone got an input of what we were going to do. I also really enjoyed reading the book so that made everything 100 times better.
We also had the opportunity of watching movies based on books or reading books based on movies which gave us a better insight in understanding the difference in medium. I could relate to how imagination changes on celluloid. What I read in a book and what I saw on screen had a stark difference at times.
“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book” quotes J.K.Rowling. I felt the same when I read the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. The lessons given by Morrie became life lessons for me and that made a difference to me and my life.
A few challenges for me were things like, watching a documentary and a horror movie. Documentaries have too much of yak-yak which make them dull and uninteresting at times. Also I had to extend myself beyond my area of interest and maybe that’s the reason I failed to make connections.
Horror is not my genre because it scares me to death. I keep looking for ghosts around me after watching a scary movie hence I would still want to refrain from it. Now the funny part is that after watching a horror movie here in the class I watched 2 more without getting scared. So that was an advantage!
Book and movie club changed me forever!