by syaffolee


Booking Through Thursday: Books vs Movies

Suggested by Superfastreader: Books and films both tell stories, but what we want from a book can be different from what we want from a movie. Is this true for you? If so, what’s the difference between a book and a movie?

Movies, for a lack of a better description, are just there. It may be beautiful, exciting, thrilling, yadda yadda, but in the end, it’s somebody else’s vision of the story. A book, however, can be interpreted in as many ways as there are readers. You can imagine the setting in any way you see fit, only limited by the author’s vocabulary rather than budget constraints. A book can also explore inner motivations far better than film. It’s the same for documentaries and non-fiction books. I like documentaries, but if it’s based on a book I’ve read, then it feels dumbed down in comparison. Simply put, there’s detail in text that can’t be transferred to a passive visual medium.

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The Thursday Threesome: Anna’s Tax Wholesale Sale

Onesome: Anna’s Tax– Okay, what is the most onerous tax you’ve ever run across? Yes, alcohol and tobacco can fit in, but I was thinking of some regional quirk…

I’ve only spent money on the usual things like food or books, so no, I haven’t come across any taxes that seemed weird.

Twosome: Wholesale– or retail? Do you prefer to drive to the wholesale stores to save over the regular store prices? …or does the handy 5000 pack of macaroni and cheese not work for you?

It’s only me, so I wouldn’t know what to do with 5000 packs of macaroni except maybe donate 4990 of those packs to the local food bank. I usually go to the local supermarket and just get enough to tide me over to the next week.

Threesome: Sale– Do you have ‘Tax Free’ sales in your area? Every so often one of the hardware places has a “We Pay the Sales Tax” weekend. …and hey, 8% is 8%!

I have no idea.