Oh boy, this is SOOO true! And many times, the books are better. Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Jaws, Gulliver's Travels, The Black Stallion, Bambi, Pinnochio, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, and so many others, are all books I've read.:
Then I became the kid the teacher yells at to put the book down and pay attention in class. Now I am the teacher who forgets there is a lesson plan and lets the silent reading 10 minutes of class become the entire class!
"I try to carry books with me wherever I go. Their weight has become like ballast against the churning sea of modern life, where so many real things are vanishing, and so many beautiful things are being made invisible..."