I love reading books. But there are times when only a movie will do. And Halloween is one of those times!
There are lots of fun films to choose from at Halloween. And the world of movie monsters has some great reading-related wisdom for us. No, really.
“It’s just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book.”
– Evelyn, The Mummy
Let’s just say, by the end of the film, she knows better! What can we learn from this quote? It’s always best to think before you act.
“They were my mother’s books. My father believes tales of romance caused the brain fever that killed my mother.”
– Katrina, Sleepy Hollow
This idea was no doubt more comforting that finding out what really killed Katrina’s mother. But as always, it is only by uncovering the truth that the villain can be stopped. What can we learn from this quote? It’s best to face the truth, no matter how hard that might be.
“Your analysis was obvious. Your prose was weak.”
– Horvath, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Imagine being trapped for ten years without a book to read. It would be enough to make anyone critical of the reading material they could get their hands on. In this case, he was trapped with a school essay. Who says kids’ movies aren’t scary?
What can we learn from this quote? Always take a book with you. You never know when you might experience an unexpected delay.
“OK, Mr Librarian, what kind of fancy books will get you out of this one?”
– Ivan, The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice
The answer is books about escaping, of course! What can we learn from this quote? Reading can save your life.
“I read a lot myself. Some people think I’m too intellectual but I think it’s a fabulous way to spend your spare time.”
– Janine, Ghostbusters (original version)
A little reminder that you can’t always judge a book by its cover. What can we learn from this quote? Reading is a fabulous thing to do. But we knew that already.
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