About Me

Hi, I’m Laura and welcome to Why the Book Wins, where I compare books with their movie adaptations and through these discussions you will hear why the book wins (usually).

Ever since I was a kid I have loved watching movies and reading books. One summer, for our local library’s summer program, we were asked to write a page where we compared a book with the movie version. I chose to write about my then favorite book, Where the Red Fern Grows. I remember writing more than what they had asked of us, and I passionately described why the book was far superior to the movie. (I need to do a Why the Book Wins episode on this at some point!)

Despite my channel/website name, I love watching movies just as much as I love reading books. I think that makes my comparisons more interesting because I am not someone who always thinks the book wins. There have been many times that I have a hard time choosing a winner because both are so good! And then there are the adaptations that elevate the source in such a way that the movie is the better of the two.

I decided to start a podcast which then turned into a youtube channel, where I can do what I love, just for fun. I love working on these posts and videos, and I hope you find them interesting and informative! If you love either books, movies, or both, this is the perfect place for you!

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