Andrew, Caty, and I went and saw Prince Caspian (from C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia) on Saturday. I read the book as a teen, and there were several details and character traits that I thought might have been different from the book. So for the past couple days, I've been rereading the book.
- I read the The Prestige after watching the movie. That movie got me interested in Nikola Tesla, so I read a biography about him.
- Seeing Pride and Prejudice got me interested in the book, which I just recently read.
- Watched Master and Commander, then read the book. Twice. (The series, by Patrick O'Brian, is high quality literature in my opinion. The series extends to at least 20 books.)
- After watching Braveheart, I read In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce.
- Saw Paycheck, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. So I read his I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon, which includes "Paycheck." (Note 1: This was one of the few cases where I thought the movie was far better than the book. Note 2: Philip Dick also wrote "Minority Report.")
- Seeing The Picture of Dorian Gray years ago (with a very young Angela Lansbury) eventually led me to read just a few years ago the Oscar Wilde book of the same title.
- Even Andrew's play last year on the Revolutionary War last year led me to start reading 1776.