pittsoccer33 wrote:Would you take a Kindle to the beach?
I do. I have the fold over cover though, so it's only exposed when I want it to be. The build quality is pretty high, I've spilled things onto the screen and it doesn't get in. I have a Kindle Paperwhite though.
Troy Loney wrote:I think that leads to a good question though, what do you think are the best read/watch combos?
Steinbeck lends itself well, Of Mice and Men
is a good example too.
For me it was always A Perfect Storm
. The movie does pretty well on its own, but since the plot is essentially identical in both the book acts as kind of a companion guide as the it delves pretty deep (punny) into the longline fishing occupation, the rescue of the sailboat, etc. One of the chapters opens with a description on what it feels like to drown and it is still one of the best passages I've read in any book.
series was mentioned earlier in the thread, but that's a unique situation.The Body/Stand By Me
.The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
was good enough, I thought, but you can't hope to do that source material justice. Good effort though.