The Perks of Being A Book-Nerd | Going to The Movies

If you are in love with books, like I am, this can cause some awkward and funny situations. So I’ve compiled a list of a few situations (slightly dramatised, I must admit) that you might relate to as a book worm.

I was actually going to write a discussion today but I kind of forgot, so forgive me and enjoy this very different post! I did a similar one a few months ago which you can find here.

// The “Going to The Movie” Edition //

Other person: “Have you seen it? There’s a movie coming out, [name of movie]”
Me: “Isn’t that based on a book? I think I read it / heard of it.”
Other person: “Oh. I don’t know, I don’t read books.”
Me: *stares at other person in shock*

Other person: “Hey, do you want to go see [name of movie]?
Me: “Uhm, sorry, I can’t.”
Other person: “Oh some other time then?”
Me: “Uhhm actually… I haven’t read the book on which it is based yet so I can’t go.”

Me: “I can’t wait to watch [name of movie], it’s based off on one of my favourite books!”
Also me (three months after movie came out): *hasn’t watched the movie because of fear that it doesn’t hold up to expectations*

(I still haven’t watched Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children… and I love the book but argh expectations.)

Me: *watches movie with other person*
Me:  You know in the book the character actually does [continues to complain and discuss differences]
Other person: *tries to hint that they want to continue watching without interruptions*
Me: *continues talking*
Other person: *slightly annoyed* I’m trying to watch a movie here
Me: Oh *suddenly quiet and tries not to say anything during the entire movie and fails miserably*

Do you relate?

61 thoughts on “The Perks of Being A Book-Nerd | Going to The Movies

  1. HRM I RELATE. So many times I just remember random things that are different from the book. Literally while we were in school watching a book-to-movie adaptation of a book, I was like “But the flowers are a dark pink in the book, and in the movie they’re white!”

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  2. I CAN SOOO RELATE! especially to the second scene.. i want to see the movie but first i must read the book! great post as always.

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      1. Ohhh I really want to read this book but I can’t find it😩 probably gonna order it online #thestruggleisreal no prob girl!

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  3. YESS these are all me. I haven’t watched Miss Peregrine either even though I love the book! That last one especially, everytime I watch any movies or shows based on books, I warn people beforehand I will be ranting about it.

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    1. Haha I don’t know if I even want to watch it anymore?? I heard so many mixed things about it that I think I’m going to be ranting as well!

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  4. OMG! This is totally my family… they ramble through the whole movie as I’m trying to watch acting like total bookworms. My brother can remember all the things he read and will relate how a book and character is different to the slightest of details, lol!

    I’ve been watching movies based on YA books recently trying to rectify that very same situation… I recently saw Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and it is almost totally different (this statement may vary from person to person but it is at the very least noticeably different) from the book so if that is a worry…

    Such a fun and cute post, it made me laugh out loud!

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    1. That isn’t much fun either! My mom always talks through important scenes in series and movies and then she misses all the important stuff and then goes on to hate on the movie/serie because she didn’t understand it haha
      I heard about Miss Peregrine being very different from the book and that’s the main reason I haven’t seen it yet… I want to but I’m scared it’ll disappoint.

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  5. THIS IS SO ME OMG 😂😂😂 It’s actually scary how much I can relate to this 😂 btw the Miss Peregrine movie is amazing!! There are some changes, but it’s a Tim Burton movie so, I really don’t mind 😂 but you should definitely watch it!!

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  6. THE PERKS…the perks more like the CRAZY EXPLODING SIDES TO BEING A BOOKWORM. AHem but I so relate to not watching a movie because you haven’t read the book. Once in school we watched divergent and I refused to watch the whole movie because I hadn’t read the book! IN THE HP movies I’m always poiting out how DIFFERENT everything is but my fam usually joins in so..XD

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    1. Hahaha my family doesn’t read a lot of the books that get adapted, they only read like detectives and thrillers and such (boring people).

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    1. Haha yeah same but only when I go to the cinema, I don’t like disturbing people I don’t know. But when I’m just on the couch I can rant throughout the entire thing haha

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  7. I relate!! Also, just so you know, my best friend is also a booklover and MPHFPC used to be her favourite book. So she watched the movie. She hated it they changed so much apparently, they even changed Emma’s powers and stuff. She wishes she wouldn’t have seen it. I haven’t seen it myself, because she warned me. So I thought I’d warn you.

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    1. Yeah that’s what I heard as well, and the change of Emma’s powers feels really weird to me. Like, why?? So it looks fancy on a poster?? Thanks!


  8. Hahahaha yep I definitely relate to all of these! In the last scenario I’m both people as I think to myself ‘that’s not what happened!’ and I desperately try to shut myself up and just enjoy the movie 😂

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      1. You should read the book though. I’m currently reading Stephen king’s IT, after watching the 2017 movie. The movie was great which inspired me to read the book.

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  9. I always try and read the books first before watching the movie. The movie is an adaptation of the book and is often changed or over exaggerated to sell some bucks. I suppose it’s one of those movies vs books debates that has the potential to spark a huge debate. I love debates 😛

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    1. Sometimes I do also first read the book before watching the movie but only if I’m super interested in it. Sometimes I just watch movies without thinking about it beforehand and then I don’t care.


  10. THIS IS SO ME!!!!! everyone is sick of me for ruining movies and always saying “well this wasn’t like the book” or “you should read the book it’s so much better”
    What a relatable post x

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