‘Free, non-judgemental, accessible’: How your local library is a sanctuary of health and wellness
Far from just a spot for bookworms, the humble local library is at the frontline of the fight against a 'loneliness epidemic' - with a recent survey showing many people think it plays an important role in their mental health and wellbeing.
Last week I took part in a competition in one my subject in this semester called "Moving Text". The task was either to create a 3-panel adaptation of any classic novel, Lisa Brown's "Long Story Short" style, or to write a David Bader style haiku about that. I decided to do the 3-panel version, and fortunately won a Jane Austen book! :)
(Public domain image) So, before I had to dive in into the mysterious moors of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, I was thinking to watch a movie adaptation of it, just to get a heads-up about the story-line. Usually I don't do this. I am a proud member of the club called "the book was better". But because this book was meant to be read as a textbook, not entirely for pleasure, I chose to attack the story by all means I get my hands on. I searched for it in Prime Video, found three movies, one was made in 1939, the other two were in some later years. I'm not sure why, I chose to watch the 1939 version. Probably because, in the back of my mind, I was expecting it to be closer to the original novel. So I watched it, and then read the book. And found out that the movie cut off the entire volume 2 of the book! I was really disappointed. But at the same time, it felt good to know that the book shall be better, always. :)